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Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

Sephora confirms Feelunique buy, no purchase price disclosed

​LVMH’s premium beauty operation Sephora has confirmed the widely expected acquisition of Feelunique. It has signed a deal with Palamon Capital Partners and other shareholders to take over the UK-based beauty e-tailer.
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Unilever's beauty ops make progress in first half, Q2 growth accelerates

Unilever's beauty ops make progress in first half, Q2 growth accelerates

​FMCG giant Unilever had a “strong” first half, it said on Thursday with underlying sales growth of 5.4% (4% by volume and 1.3% price) while price growth stepped up in Q2.
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Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

Surging commodity costs put Unilever margins in spotlight

Unilever's first-half results should give a sign of how it is coping with rising commodity and transport costs - whether it has managed to lift prices without hitting sales volumes, or whether margins are being squeezed.
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Bath & Body Works looks to skincare to drive future growth

Bath & Body Works looks to skincare to drive future growth

Ahead of its separation from iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret next month, the beauty retailer has revealed plans to expand in skincare and hair products as it carves a path for itself as an independent company,
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Sephora names Coty alum Sylvie Moreau as president in Europe and Middle East

Sephora names Coty alum Sylvie Moreau as president in Europe and Middle East

The LVMH-owned beauty retailer has appointed Sylvie Moreau, former president of Coty's professional beauty division, to the role of president for Europe and the Middle East.
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Skincare Sanctuary acquires Gatineau brand from Revlon

Skincare Sanctuary acquires Gatineau brand from Revlon

​UK beauty clinic specialist The Skincare Sanctuary has bought anti-ageing professional skincare brand Gatineau for an undisclosed sum. The London-based clinic group has purchased the brand from Revlon Consumer Products.
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L Brands increases second quarter guidance

L Brands increases second quarter guidance

L Brands Inc. said on Tuesday the firm is increasing its second quarter earnings guidance, as strong customer response to merchandise assortments and improved inventory management saw promotional activity reduced.
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Beauty incubator Maesa names new execs

Beauty incubator Maesa names new execs

​Global beauty brand incubator Maesa has announced a number of key roles, with new innovation, marketing and strategy leaders, as well as a new CFO.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance has better Q3 as Boots recovery starts

Walgreens Boots Alliance has better Q3 as Boots recovery starts

​Boots owner Walgreens Boots Alliance said its Q3 results exceeded expectations and it raised its full-year guidance to around 10% growth in earnings per share (EPS).
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Harrods to open more H Beauty stores in UK

Harrods to open more H Beauty stores in UK

​Harrods is clearly pleased with the response to its first two H Beauty standalone stores as the luxury retailer is planning to open three more premium beauty specialist locations over the next year.
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Zalando and Sephora link for European prestige beauty partnership

Zalando and Sephora link for European prestige beauty partnership

​LVMH continues to join with partners to accelerate growth post-pandemic, and after last week’s LVMH-Google Cloud news comes its luxury beauty giant Sephora forging a long-term strategic partnership with Zalando.
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Space NK launches first ad campaign for a decade, focuses on self care

Space NK launches first ad campaign for a decade, focuses on self care

UK beauty retailer Space NK on Monday launched its first advertising campaign in over 10 years with a creative concept that’s appearing across multiple media platforms, as well as featuring in the windows of its stores.
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Cult Beauty sales surge as it gains new customers in UK, Europe

Cult Beauty sales surge as it gains new customers in UK, Europe

​Beauty e-tailer Cult Beauty has filed its full-year results for the 12 months to May 31 2020 and they show that it enjoyed what it called “another great year”, despite the pandemic affecting over two months in the year.
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Natura's Fable vehicle invests in Perfumer H

Natura's Fable vehicle invests in Perfumer H

​Body Shop owner Natura &Co has unveiled Fable Investments, a investment vehicle set up to support beauty, health and wellness companies. And its first investment is in Britain's Perfumer H.
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Goop closes London boutique

Goop closes London boutique

​Gwyneth Paltrow’s standalone Goop store in London’s Notting Hill has closed for good. The UK webstore remains open, however.
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Ulta swings to profit, beats expectations with top and bottom lines

Ulta swings to profit, beats expectations with top and bottom lines

Ulta announced Q1 net income of $230.3 million, or $4.10 per diluted share, on Thursday, surging out of the loss reported by the company in the prior-year period and soaring over analysts’ estimates of $1.99 per share.
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