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Unilever's offer for GSK's consumer health raises doubts, questions over strategy

Unilever's offer for GSK's consumer health raises doubts, questions over strategy

The bid for GSK's assets, including Sensodyne toothpaste and Advil painkillers, comes as Unilever is dealing with steep inflation and sluggish growth in emerging markets, where it derives 60% of its revenues.
Beauty
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
Wilko to close 15 UK stores this year

Wilko to close 15 UK stores this year

​Wilko is to close 15 stores in 2022, it announced on Tuesday. The value-focused general merchandise retailer that also sells beauty products has reviewed its store estate as a result of a number of leases ending.
Beauty
Selfridges UK stores saw revenues falling 40% in first pandemic year

Selfridges UK stores saw revenues falling 40% in first pandemic year

​Selfridges Retail Limited has filed its full accounts for the year to the end of January 2021 and they show the devastation that the pandemic wreaked in what should have been another good year for the company.
Luxury
Boots recovery boosts WBA results, Walgreens also strong

Boots recovery boosts WBA results, Walgreens also strong

​Walgreens Boots Alliance is upbeat as its first quarter beat expectations and it upgraded its full-year earnings guidance aided both by its US ops and a recovery in its UK unit.
Beauty
P&G acquires prestige skincare brand Tula

P&G acquires prestige skincare brand Tula

U.S. consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble announced this week it has acquired luxury skincare brand Tula, as the company looks to bolster its prestige brands portfolio.  
Beauty
P&G Beauty enters the metaverse with BeautySphere

P&G Beauty enters the metaverse with BeautySphere

P&G Beauty took its first step into the metaverse on Wednesday with the debut of its virtual storytelling world, BeautySphere.  
Beauty
New mega beauty line N°1 De Chanel is first for luxury house

New mega beauty line N°1 De Chanel is first for luxury house

Chanel is gearing up for the launch this month of one of its most significant beauty lines yet as it mixes skincare with fragrance and make-up for the first time and adds in a strong sustainability element.
Luxury
Physical stores are key locations for beauty shopping, but social is growing - report

Physical stores are key locations for beauty shopping, but social is growing - report

​Beauty shoppers may have been turning online both through choice and out of necessity during the pandemic, but shopping in physical stores remains their preferred way of buying beauty products, a new study shows.
Beauty
Colgate in talks with India sales agents after disruption threat

Colgate in talks with India sales agents after disruption threat

Colgate-Palmolive India has said it is holding talks with its sales reps after they threatened to disrupt supplies in one of the country's most populous states and alleged they were being unfairly treated on pricing.
Beauty