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WH Smith to buy US-based Marshall Retail for $400m

WH Smith to buy US-based Marshall Retail for $400m

UK high street and travel retail newsagent WH Smith has delivered a surprise with news that it’s buying US travel retail specialist Marshall Retail for $400m/£312m, radically expanding its travel retail chain.
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Ready-to-wear
Retail
Unilever's Q3 sales rise, beauty up despite some tough global markets

Unilever's Q3 sales rise, beauty up despite some tough global markets

Unilever's giant Beauty & Personal Care division saw underlying sales up 2.8% to €5.6 billion in Q3 as innovation boosted product appeal and prestige brands continued to perform.
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Perfume
Business

Older US women are feeling sidelined by beauty brands

As the cosmetics industry scrambles to appeal to younger consumers, a new study has found that both boomer and Gen-X women feel ignored by the current product offerings and marketing campaigns of most beauty brands.
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Cosmetics
Industry

China's Ant Financial in talks for loan of up to $3.5 billion at lower rate

Ant Financial, an affiliate of China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group, is in talks for a syndicated loan of up to $3.5 billion at a lower rate to slash debt costs, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
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Miscellaneous
Business

Trade shows

French Lingerie Loft sees second edition in London this month

French Lingerie Loft sees second edition in London this month

Fourteen of the most renowned French lingerie brands, a programme of talks, and a display of antique lingerie pieces will be featured in a special event taking place in Central London on 18-20 October.
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Lingerie
Trade shows
Interfilière New York returns for sustainability, tech-focused trade show

Interfilière New York returns for sustainability, tech-focused trade show

The global sourcing show for intimates, swimwear and athleisure is coming to the Javits Center for a two-day workshop from October 16 through 17, featuring an itinerary dedicated to sustainability and tech innovations.
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Sports
Trade shows