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Farfetch buys Violet Grey ahead of deep dive into beauty later this year

Farfetch buys Violet Grey ahead of deep dive into beauty later this year

Luxe fashion e-tailer Farfetch has big beauty ambitions and is to launch the category on its marketplace this year. Ahead of that, it's buying Violet Grey, with the founder to play a key role in its wider beauty plans.
Luxury
UK prestige beauty prices rose in last quarter of 2021 - report

UK prestige beauty prices rose in last quarter of 2021 - report

​The average sales prices of prestige skincare in the UK rose 7% in in the last three months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, The NPD Group said on Thursday. 
Luxury
Hermès appoints Gregoris Pyrpylis as creative director of beauty products

Hermès appoints Gregoris Pyrpylis as creative director of beauty products

The luxury label has recently named Greek make-up artist Gregoris Pyrpylis as creative director of Hermès Beauty, the make-up line launched by Hermès in March 2020.
Beauty
Revolution Beauty looking good on the growth front

Revolution Beauty looking good on the growth front

​With major expansion in the UK and US ahead and an impressive performance across November and December behind it, Wednesday’s trading update for Revolution Beauty Group was a “pleasing" one to deliver.
Beauty
U.S. prestige beauty sales surge 30% on fragrance, hair products in 2021: NPD

U.S. prestige beauty sales surge 30% on fragrance, hair products in 2021: NPD

U.S prestige beauty industry revenues surged 30% in 2021, driven by strong sales gains across fragrance and hair product categories, according to a new report from NPD Group. 
Beauty
Harrods confirms that Bristol's H Beauty will open this spring

Harrods confirms that Bristol's H Beauty will open this spring

​Harrods has confirmed that the Bristol branch of its H Beauty chain will open in the spring. The move follows its debut in Edinburgh last year, at which time it said Bristol would open within the next 12 months.
Fashion
Armani Beauty names Tess Thompson as newest ambassador

Armani Beauty names Tess Thompson as newest ambassador

Armani Beauty announced on Friday the appointment of American actress Tessa Thompson as its newest brand face. 
Beauty
Tommy Hilfiger links with Give Back Beauty for fragrances and wellness

Tommy Hilfiger links with Give Back Beauty for fragrances and wellness

​PVH’s Tommy Hilfiger brand is partnering with Give Back Beauty (GBB), a globally-focused group, for an exclusive worldwide license of the beauty and wellness business under the Tommy Hilfiger brand.
Beauty
THG has strong Q4 as Beauty and Ingenuity units soar, but margin forecast disappoints

THG has strong Q4 as Beauty and Ingenuity units soar, but margin forecast disappoints

​THG’s Q4 trading update on Tuesday showed that the group’s shares may have been under heavy pressure in recent months but its sales continue to soar.
Fashion
Fashion, beauty saw Christmas surge - Virgin Money spending report

Fashion, beauty saw Christmas surge - Virgin Money spending report

​All dressed up and somewhere to go. Christmas 2021 was a season of a return to socialising, albeit on a slimmed-down scale compared to 2020’s restrictions. That meant consumers upped their spend on fashion and beauty.
Fashion
Asda owners believed to be in talks on Boots bid

Asda owners believed to be in talks on Boots bid

​Speculation is intensifying over who might buy Boots from its current owner Walgreen Boots Alliance, and the latest names in the frame are the Issa brothers, the retail tycoons who recently took control of Asda.
Beauty
WHP Global to launch Anne Klein Bath & Body

WHP Global to launch Anne Klein Bath & Body

Brand management and acquisition firm WHP Global has signed a licensing agreement with A. P. Deauville to launch Anne Klein Bath & Body. 
Beauty
UK prestige beauty saw late Christmas surge says NPD

UK prestige beauty saw late Christmas surge says NPD

Demand for prestige beauty products in the UK continues to rocket and sales leapt 46% year-on-year in the last trading week to Christmas, The NPD Group’s latest figures show. Fragrance was the star gift performer.
Beauty
Bain and CVC to link up on Boots bid - report

Bain and CVC to link up on Boots bid - report

Two of the world’s biggest private equity names are teaming up to bid for giant UK health & beauty retailer Boots. Bain Capital and CVC Capital have thrown their hats into the ring.
Beauty
Rituals Cosmetics gets B Corp certification

Rituals Cosmetics gets B Corp certification

​Talking a good game on all-things sustainable is one thing. Proving you can walk the walk is another. So fast-expanding luxury beauty brand Rituals Cosmetics has announced it is now a ‘Certified B Corporation’. 
Beauty
Yves Rocher appoints Jean-David Schwartz as managing director

Yves Rocher appoints Jean-David Schwartz as managing director

The Rocher group has recently appointed Jean-David Schwartz as managing director of its leading brand, Yves Rocher.
Beauty