US cosmetics brand Fresh, owned by luxury group LVMH, is keen to make Europe one of its key markets, and is staging a soft launch in nine European countries via the e-shop of perfumery chain Sephora, also owned by LVMH.
UK prestige beauty customers have been going back to basics in the past year and this meant 2020’s skincare sales at the upper end of the market fell 23%, according to a new report from The NPD Group.
Burberry is continuing to focus on tech in the all-important Asia market and has just announced a new digital project. It has worked with Elle Digital Japan to create an “interactive virtual replica of its Ginza store”.
There are some mixed signals coming out of the latest consumer research suggesting that the retail bounce-back could be delayed until late summer. But fashion and beauty should still get a boost from next month.
Department store chain Nordstrom said on Wednesday that it is getting into livestream shopping, with the launch of a new interactive shopping platform formalizing its commitment to digital customer experiences.
The headline news may have been about John Lewis's pre-tax loss of £517m in the year to January. But more newsworthy was that it said “we do not expect to reopen all our John Lewis shops at the end of lockdown”.
Amorepacific has joined the global RE100 initiative becoming the first Korean beauty company to aim to source 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its production sites and offices by the year 2030.