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Space NK sees festive sales jump, plans new stores as it preps upsized Westfield debut
Premium beauty retailer Space NK is to invest more money into its physical stores business, the company’s CEO has said following news of growth in sales over Christmas.
Recovering Boots continues Love Island link as it drives sales higher
Hot on the heels of eBay renewing it’s Love island link-up, health & beauty retailer Boots has also signed up again as a key partner for the upcoming UK winter Love Island series that airs on ITV from 16 January.
Coty: Lubomira Rochet (ex-L'Oréal) joins the board of directors
Lubomira Rochet, who led L'Oréal's digital division for seven years, is joining the board of American cosmetics group Coty.
Boots has strong December as it continues its recovery
Thursday was a good day for UK festive season trading updates with Next and B&M both reporting strong figures in the morning and beauty retail giant Boots joining them later in the day
Space NK sales break record, but investment dents profits
Space NK saw its turnover rising in its latest year, reaching £119.1 million. That compared to £111.8 million in the previous period, which had included the sales from a subsidiary it sold for a profit of £83.1 million.
L'Oréal France: Céline Brucker promoted to general manager
Currently in charge of the consumer division in France, Céline Brucker, has just been appointed general manager of L'Oréal France. She will be succeeding Hervé Navellou, who is becoming president of L'Oréal France.
Beauty Bay sales and profits plunge as physical shopping bounces back
The return of customers to physical stores may have been good news for many companies, but it was bad for Manchester-based cosmetics business Beauty Bay
Beauty resilient despite cost-of-living crisis - Bazaarvoice report
There may be a cost-of-living crisis raging as the backdrop to most consumer shopping decisions at present, but UK consumers are still happy to pay for quality, with 79% prepared to do so over anything else.
Molton Brown opens at Gloucester Quays
Premium beauty retailer Molton Brown has become the newest high-end brand to take space at Gloucester Quays designer outlet that has now seen over 15,000 sq ft of new lettings in 2022, owner/operator Peel L&P said.
Boots, Clearpay, Lush and Dior launch festive pop-ups at London's Westfield
With beauty one of the key categories for gifting the UK's two Westfield malls have a number of special experiences this month, including Boots and Clearpay teaming up “the ultimate festive experiential beauty pop-up".
Superdrug's new Portsmouth store includes beauty services
Thursday sees the opening of a new Superdrug in Portsmouth with it being about more than just product sales as it includes a Beauty Studio area “where customers can access professional treatments at affordable prices”.
The Honest Company names Carla Vernón as CEO
The Honest Company announced on Tuesday the appointment of former Amazon and General Mills executive Carla Vernón as CEO, effective January 9, 2023.
Investment firm takes near-20% stake in Lush
Lush Cosmetics has a major new investor. Silverwood has acquired a 19.8% stake in the international beauty retailer, snapping up around £216.8 million in shares.
Kao launches new campaign as cash-strapped Britons still visit hair salon
Going to the hairdresser is more than just about a haircut. If confirmation were needed, a visit to a salon can be an uplifting emotional experience, a Kao study reveals.
Umberto Giannini gets seven-figure investment, targets international growth
UK haircare business Umberto Giannini is stepping up its international expansion, backed by a new seven-figure finance package from Lloyds Bank, targeting markets including Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia.
Aesop opens Battersea Power Station store
Natura-owned premium beauty retailer Aesop has joined the ever-growing list of arrivals at the new London Battersea Power Station mall on the banks of the Thames.