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L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

There's been a change in leadership at L'Occitane International. After 25 years at the head of the beauty group, Reinold Geiger has handed the reins over to André Hoffmann. 
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Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Knowlton Development Corp said on Tuesday it was looking to raise up to $857.14 million through a U.S. initial public offering, valuing the manufacturer for beauty, personal and home care brands at more than $3 billion.
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BFC names three 'Changemakers' prize winners

BFC names three 'Changemakers' prize winners

John Hickling, Cyndia Harvey and Andrew Kenny. These are the three winners of the British Fashion Council (BFC) ‘Changemakers Prize in Partnership with Swarovski’, chosen out of over 500 entrants.
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Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

​Supermarkets giant Morrisons has reported falling profits and rising costs in its supply chain due to a shortage of lorry drivers and other issues.
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Jennifer Aniston to launch beauty brand LolaVie

Jennifer Aniston to launch beauty brand LolaVie

The Friends star has revealed that she is joining the growing ranks of celebrities with a beauty business, announcing the upcoming launch of her brand, LolaVie.
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Olaplex files for IPO, plans category expansion

Olaplex files for IPO, plans category expansion

Beauty company Olaplex Holdings announced that it has publicly filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.
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Boots links with Deliveroo for fast delivery trial

Boots links with Deliveroo for fast delivery trial

Boots is upping its delivery credentials. The UK health & beauty retail giant has signed with Deliveroo and its takeaway app to offer around 400 store items for home delivery in pilot programme in 11 city centres.
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Sally Beauty sales rise 45% in third quarter

Sally Beauty sales rise 45% in third quarter

The Denton, Texas-based professional hair and beauty supply company reported total Q3 sales of $1.02 billion on Thursday, an increase of 45.0% compared to $705.3 million in the prior-year period.
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Harrods opens revamped hair and beauty salon

Harrods opens revamped hair and beauty salon

​Harrods opened its new Hair & Beauty Salon on Monday after a makeover for the location. The 16,985 sq ft space has new “game-changing” features and “must-have” products from “the world’s most innovative beauty brands”.
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Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
Luxury
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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War Paint for Men opens on Carnaby Street

War Paint for Men opens on Carnaby Street

​Carnaby Street is continuing to see a raft of interesting store openings and the latest is make-up brand War Paint for Men. It has opened at 29 Carnaby Street in a 499 sq ft space.
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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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Haircare back in focus, sales soar post-lockdown says GfK

Haircare back in focus, sales soar post-lockdown says GfK

No longer confined to their homes, post-lockdown consumers are back spending on haircare as they return to work and enjoy more social activities, according to a report by GfK Market Insights.
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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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