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Shiseido looks to Europe and US for acquisitions

Shiseido looks to Europe and US for acquisitions

In order to gain more independence from the Chinese market, the Japanese cosmetics conglomerate has made plans to acquire skincare brands in Europe and the United States. 
Beauty
Unilever warning suggests inflation looming for beauty products

Unilever warning suggests inflation looming for beauty products

​After releasing its Q3 results, the boss of consumer products giant Unilever has issued a warning that suggests beauty and personal care prices are set to rise.
Beauty
Chinese hunger for luxury fuels L'Oreal sales growth

Chinese hunger for luxury fuels L'Oreal sales growth

L'Oreal on Thursday posted better-than-expected revenue growth for the third-quarter, fuelled by continued strong demand for its luxury lines and sustained growth in China.
Beauty
Unilever sales rise as pricing power kicks in

Unilever sales rise as pricing power kicks in

​Consumer goods mega-giant Unilever had good news Thursday as it beat Q3 growth predictions and kept to its full-year profit margin guidance due to its brand power enabling it to hike prices to cope with rising costs. 
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Forest Essentials enters international markets with first store in UK

Forest Essentials enters international markets with first store in UK

​Beauty brand Forest Essentials has entered the international market with its entry into the United Kingdom, partnering with online beauty retailer LookFantastic.
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Unilever margins in spotlight as inflation surges

Unilever margins in spotlight as inflation surges

Unilever's battle with rising costs will take centre stage at its third-quarter results on Thursday, with investors focused on whether it will cut its profit margin forecast for the second time this year.
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It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

​Luxury is continuing its recovery from the pandemic and a new brand ranking released on Wednesday showed that luxury labels are among the world’s top performers.
Luxury
Ulta announces investments in deliveries and digital, disappoints with financial outlook

Ulta announces investments in deliveries and digital, disappoints with financial outlook

The beauty retailer provided a strategic update to investors on Tuesday, revealing plans to invest in new delivery improvements and digital capabilities, but ultimately disappointing with a lower-than-expected outlook.
Beauty
Emma Raducanu signs up as new Dior ambassador for fashion, beauty

Emma Raducanu signs up as new Dior ambassador for fashion, beauty

​British tennis star Emma Raducanu has deepened her links to luxury giant LVMH and has been signed up as Dior’s newest celebrity ambassador, underlining the A-list status she achieved when she won the US open.
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Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

Harrods and Printemps owner in talks to buy Selfridges

​Could London's two top luxury department stores end up with the same owner? That's the question being asked on Monday as it has emerged that the owner of Harrods is possibly front-runner to buy up-for-sale Selfridges.
Luxury
Tarte Cosmetics appoints new CMO

Tarte Cosmetics appoints new CMO

New York-based, cruelty-free cosmetics brand Tarte Cosmetics has promoted Samantha Kitain to the role of chief marketing officer.
Beauty
The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
Fashion
Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

Boots bounces back as parent company WBA reports strong results

​Multinational health and beauty retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has reported Q4 results that “exceeded expectations, reflecting [a] strong operational performance”.
Beauty
J&J puts talc liabilities into bankruptcy

J&J puts talc liabilities into bankruptcy

Johnson & Johnson has put into bankruptcy tens of thousands of legal claims alleging its Baby Powder and other talc-based products caused cancer, offloading the potential liabilities into a newly created subsidiary.
Beauty
Ted Baker heads new premium brands line-up at Highcross

Ted Baker heads new premium brands line-up at Highcross

​Ted Baker is the headline addition for Hammerson as the property giant welcomes four new brands to its Highcross flagship destination in Leicester this autumn.
Fashion
Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

Hut Group defends performance as shares plummet by a third

​A capital markets day is meant to boost a share price as the company concerned talks major investors through its strategy. But in the case of The Hut Group (THG) this week, it had the exact opposite effect.
Fashion