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​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

Health and beauty retailer Boots has appointed Pete Markey chief marketing officer for its UK and Ireland operations, effective February. He replaces Helen Normoyle, who has left the retailer.
Beauty
Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

​The six months to the end of September may have been a devastating time for retailers, but Dickson Concepts managed to turn a profit in the first half of its financial year, despite lower sales.
Luxury
Customer reviews, virtual try-on: online beauty purchases are appealing… under certain conditions

Customer reviews, virtual try-on: online beauty purchases are appealing… under certain conditions

With this year's lockdowns, consumers found themselves turning to online purchasing in recent months but they haven't been buying with their eyes shut.
Beauty
Beauty blow: campaign calls for end to polluting plastic sample sachets

Beauty blow: campaign calls for end to polluting plastic sample sachets

What has long been a core and vital marketing and sales tool for the beauty industry is under threat: product sampling in plastic sachets.
Beauty
Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Self-gifting to grow this Christmas, fashion and beauty strong - survey

Looking after number-one. After a tough 2020, almost a quarter of UK adults plan to treat themselves to a gift this Christmas, with fashion and beauty high on the list of self-gifting.
Fashion
Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed its commitment to its Dundrum Town Centre store in Dublin saying that the location will definitely reopen once the current Irish lockdown ends.
Luxury
Reiss adds War Paint for Men products to webstore

Reiss adds War Paint for Men products to webstore

​More and more retailers and brands are seeking ways to boost their sales in this difficult year and beyond and brand link-ups are a way forward. The latest is between male make-up brand War Paint For Men and Reiss.
Beauty
Cosmetify launches first app, claims to save money for beauty shoppers

Cosmetify launches first app, claims to save money for beauty shoppers

Online beauty comparison platform Cosmetify is expanding its offer with the launch of a new app “providing shoppers beauty savings at their fingertips”.
Beauty
Beauty shoppers turn online but stick with what they know - report

Beauty shoppers turn online but stick with what they know - report

​Consumers may be buying more beauty products online, but they’re less experimental when they do so and tend to stick to what they know.
Beauty
H&M Group's Afound launches into beauty

H&M Group's Afound launches into beauty

​Afound, the newest brand in the H&M Group portfolio, has this week launched a beauty offer that promises to deliver to “existing and new customers the chance to find their favourite products at a great price”.
Beauty
Luxury giants increase their grip on sector, growth continues but landscape shifts

Luxury giants increase their grip on sector, growth continues but landscape shifts

​The luxury goods industry was expanding healthily before the pandemic hit, but while sales were strong, a select group of luxury giants dominated the sector overall. 
Luxury
JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

​JD sports is believed to be in exclusive talks about buying Debenhams with the company reportedly interested in acquiring the entire business pre-Christmas.
Fashion
Clearpay adds Arcadia brands as shoppers favour BNPL over traditional credit

Clearpay adds Arcadia brands as shoppers favour BNPL over traditional credit

​Buy now, pay later (BNPL) specialist Clearpay has added a number of new brands to its service with Arcadia’s Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis signing up.
Fashion
UK prestige beauty sales up 38% online, skincare is strong

UK prestige beauty sales up 38% online, skincare is strong

​The shift online may have presented challenges to some fashion and beauty categories, but UK prestige beauty (and especially skincare) has prospered as shopping went online during lockdowns, a new report shows.
Beauty
Body Shop and Avon owner Natura sees strong Q3, outpaces wider C&T market

Body Shop and Avon owner Natura sees strong Q3, outpaces wider C&T market

​Natura & Co, the Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Avon and Aesop, saw revenue rising healthily in Q3 as it beat the overall growth in the cosmetics and toiletries market globally.
Beauty
Warpaint sees success with Wilko and Tesco beauty trials

Warpaint sees success with Wilko and Tesco beauty trials

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London said on Tuesday that the sale of its products in Tesco and Wilko stores has gone well so far with further Tesco expansion planned and the Wilko deal beating sales expectations.
Beauty