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UK retail sales rise in February but values fail to match inflation
British retail sales volumes rose 1.2% in February compared to January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday.
Warpaint London delivers buoyant trading update
Beauty specialist Warpaint London delivered a pleasing trading update on Friday and said that its strong performance last year has continued during Q1.
Eurofragance grew by 21% in 2022 to 113 million euros
The Spanish company recorded an increase in sales that exceeded its forecasts in all the categories and regions in which it operates. The company expects to have a "successful first quarter" in 2023.
Sephora at Kohl’s to open 250 locations in 2023
Kohl’s announced on Wednesday plans to open 250 full-sized Sephora stores, as part of the Sephora at Kohl’s experience in 2023.
V&A releases details of and early tickets for first UK Coco Chanel exhibition
The V&A on Thursday released a limited number of tickets for the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Called Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, it opens In September.
Parfums Christian Dior names Philippe Farnier global executive vice-president
The LVMH luxury group has announced the appointment of Philippe Farnier to the position of global executive vice-president of Parfums Christian Dior.
eBay promotes Williams to top UK role
Digital marketplace eBay has promoted its UK chief marketing officer Eve Williams to become vice-president and general manager of eBay UK. She replaces Murray Lambell, who held the post since 2020.
ASOS expands Face+Body beauty offer
ASOS is expanding its Face+Body beauty range in response to rocketing social media demand. Malin+Goetz, Megababe and The Beauty Crop are being added to the range this spring, taking it beyond 200 brands.
Puig annual revenues up 40% in 2022 to €3.6 billion
Annual revenues at Puig, the diversified Spanish fragrance, beauty and fashion group grew by a whopping 40% in 2022 to €3.620 billion, as the company accelerated out of the pandemic.
True Botanicals secures Series B funding from NextWorld Evergreen
Clean skincare brand True Botanicals announced on Wednesday the closing of a Series B investment from San Francisco-based growth equity firm NextWorld Evergreen.
Micro-influencers and K-Pop stars are key to beauty brands - report
The strong appeal of K-Pop stars and the authenticity of micro-influencers were vital to the marketing efforts of beauty brands in the second half of 2022, a new report from Launchmetrics has shown.
Sylvie Moreau on Sephora's UK opening and its ambitions for the new market
Following the opening of the new London Sephora store, the first in the UK, on March 8, FashionNetwork.com spoke to Sylvie Moreau, president Europe and Middle East of the LVMH perfume chain.
UK inflation rises as womenswear prices jump
UK inflation has risen again, a sign that we’re not out of the woods yet and consumer activity is still being hurt by surging prices with fashion prices rising faster than they've done in over a decade.
L'Oréal invests in green chemistry with Unilever and Kao
To develop new sustainable ingredients derived from living organisms, L'Oréal is investing in a joint venture between US biotechnology specialist Genomatica (Geno), Unilever, and Kao.
Acqua di Parma appoints Giulio Bergamaschi as CEO
The Italian perfumer of the LVMH group has appointed Giulio Bergamaschi, who has almost twenty years of experience in the beauty industry as its new CEO. He succeeds Laura Burdese.
Glossier appoints new creative director amid C-suite shake up
Glossier is shaking up its all-women executive team with several key appointments, starting with the promotion of Marie Suter as chief creative director.