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L Brands swings to profit

L Brands swings to profit

The Columbus, Ohio-based owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works announced net income of $330.58 million for the third quarter on Wednesday, as performances improved across its brands.
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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.
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MAV Beauty Brands Q3 earnings rise 21%

MAV Beauty Brands Q3 earnings rise 21%

The Vaughan, Ontario-based personal care group announced third-quarter net income of $3.6 million on Friday, a 21% increase compared to the $2.9 million reported by the company in the prior-year period.
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B&M benefits from its value offer as half-year sales and earnings leap

B&M benefits from its value offer as half-year sales and earnings leap

It’s all in the name. B&M European Value Retail continued to be one of the success stories of 2020, with figures released Thursday that many in retail can only dream of in a pandemic-ravaged year of trading.
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Ulta and Target partner to launch Ulta Beauty at Target

Ulta and Target partner to launch Ulta Beauty at Target

The shop-in-shop concept, focused on offering established and emerging prestige brands online and in select target locations nationwide, will debut online and in more than 100 Target locations starting in 2021.
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Britons cut Xmas budgets but beauty products, vouchers high on buying list

Britons cut Xmas budgets but beauty products, vouchers high on buying list

​Regardless of the negative effect that the latest English lockdown will have on festive season shopping, Britons had already planned to cut their Christmas shopping budgets by 6%, according to new research.
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Sustainability: Espa adds refillable range to product offer

Sustainability: Espa adds refillable range to product offer

​The Hut Group’s Espa beauty brand is the latest major name to dive deeper into sustainability with the launch of a 37-piece refillable range.
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Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

​The Hut Group has rarely been out of the news in recent months and on Monday it made headlines again as it announced a third-quarter trading update that showed its business continues to go from strength to strength.
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Coty announces new CCO, premiere chief digital officer

Coty announces new CCO, premiere chief digital officer

L’Oréal veteran Isabelle Bonfanti and Guerlain alum Jean-Denis Mariani are set to begin in their new roles on November 1. 
Beauty
Unilever's makeover: 'woke-washing' or the real thing?

Unilever's makeover: 'woke-washing' or the real thing?

Unilever, the maker of brands ranging from Ben & Jerry's ice cream to Dove soap, is trying to win over customers with a socially responsible makeover, but activists say that some of it is just cosmetic.
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Boots UK sales slump 29% as pandemic keeps shoppers away

Boots UK sales slump 29% as pandemic keeps shoppers away

British health and beauty retailer Boots said comparable retail sales fell 29.2% in its latest quarter as shopper numbers in stores were significantly reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Ulta launches new 'transparency' initiative, Conscious Beauty

Ulta launches new 'transparency' initiative, Conscious Beauty

The initiative will certify brands across cosmetics, skincare, hair, bath and body categories based on five pillars: clean ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan brands, positive impact and sustainable packaging.
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L'Oreal tipped to name deputy CEO Hieronimus as new chief

L'Oreal tipped to name deputy CEO Hieronimus as new chief

French cosmetics company L'Oreal is set to name deputy Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Hieronimus as its new chief, replacing long-time boss Jean-Paul Agon, French newspaper Le Figaro reported late on Tuesday.
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L'Oréal to shutter some U.S. stores

L'Oréal to shutter some U.S. stores

In order to restructure its luxury division, which has been heavily impacted by changes in American consumer behavior, global beauty giant L'Oréal is closing some of its U.S. stores. 
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Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar is its fastest selling product ever

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar is its fastest selling product ever

Liberty’s Beauty Advent Calendar has reached peak must-have status, with thousands of shoppers staying up until the early hours this week to purchase the 2020 version.
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Superdrug sales and profits edge up, conditions remain challenging

Superdrug sales and profits edge up, conditions remain challenging

Superdrug had a "solid" 2019 but 2020 has been hit by the pandemic. Despite most of its stores staying open, footfall has plummeted.
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