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Estée Lauder Companies launches Equity and Engagement Center of Excellence

Estée Lauder Companies launches Equity and Engagement Center of Excellence

The New York-based beauty conglomerate has announced the creation of its new Equity and Engagement Center of Excellence. The center will be led by Nicole Monson, who has been with the company since 2014.
Beauty
L'Oreal responds to push for natural ingredients in make-up

L'Oreal responds to push for natural ingredients in make-up

L'Oreal aims to derive nearly all its ingredients from renewable plant sources and abundant minerals by 2030 as demand for organic and environmentally-friendly cosmetics grows. 
Beauty
Citigroup seeks longer Revlon fund freeze during appeal over botched payment

Citigroup seeks longer Revlon fund freeze during appeal over botched payment

Citigroup Inc wants a U.S. judge to extend a freeze on about $504 million that it mistakenly sent a group of Revlon Inc lenders, while it appeals his decision that they can keep the money.
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Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

​Selfridges had already flagged the fact that its sales rose and its net profits fell in the year to February 2020, but it has now officially filed its annual results and the full extent of that performance can be seen.
Luxury
Estée Lauder signs Ana de Armas as brand ambassador

Estée Lauder signs Ana de Armas as brand ambassador

Estée Lauder has signed Golden Globe Award-nominated actress Ana de Armas as its new global brand ambassador.
Beauty
Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Citing “changing consumer behaviours” due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boots on Friday announced major job cuts at its head office operations.
Beauty
Sephora to expand U.S. retail footprint with over 260 stores

Sephora to expand U.S. retail footprint with over 260 stores

Sephora announced on Thursday its largest store expansion in the retailer’s 21-year history, cementing its confidence in the future of brick-and-mortar in the U.S.
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Estée Lauder's Becca brand to shut down

Estée Lauder's Becca brand to shut down

The cosmetics brand cited "an accumulation of challenges, together with the global impact of Covid-19" upon announcing its decision to close at the end of September 2021.
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UK shoppers demand end to beauty's plastic waste problem - report

UK shoppers demand end to beauty's plastic waste problem - report

The need for beauty companies to get to grips with the problem of plastic packaging is urgent, not just for the planet, but for their own balance sheet health, a new study shows.
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Estee Lauder to pay $1 billion for controlling stake in Deciem

Estee Lauder to pay $1 billion for controlling stake in Deciem

Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc said on Tuesday it had offered about $1 billion to take control of Deciem Beauty Group Inc, the parent company of The Ordinary skincare brand.
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M.A.C names Aïda Moudachirou Rebois as senior vice president, global marketing

M.A.C names Aïda Moudachirou Rebois as senior vice president, global marketing

Moudachirou Rebois most recently served as senior vice president of global marketing at Revlon, where she oversaw the Revlon and Almay brands.
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Kris Jenner to launch beauty brand

Kris Jenner to launch beauty brand

According to a report from E! News, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan registered trademarks for "Kris Jenner Beauty," "Kris Jenner Skin" and "Kris Jenner Skincare."
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Liverpool One boosts beauty offer with ​Thérapie Clinic signing

Liverpool One boosts beauty offer with ​Thérapie Clinic signing

Thérapie Clinic is to expand the Liverpool One retail destination’s beauty offer with its first centre in the North West of England.
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Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

​Sales at Kering's leading brand, Gucci, suffered a bigger-than-expected drop in Q4 as Covid continued to dent luxury shopping and crimp tourist spending in particular.
Luxury
Minimalist beauty brand Merit partners with Sephora for exclusive retail launch

Minimalist beauty brand Merit partners with Sephora for exclusive retail launch

Launched this year, the brand offers a variety of "everyday" beauty items including a complexion stick; a cheek balm; a tinted lip oil; a highlighting balm; a volumizing brow pomade; a mascara; and a blending brush. 
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Beiersdorf expects sales recovery in 2021

Beiersdorf expects sales recovery in 2021

Nivea maker Beiersdorf said it was upbeat for a recovery in 2021 even as the German consumer goods firm saw 2020 organic sales fall 5.7% as it was hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
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