The Hut Group has rarely been out of the news in recent months and on Monday it made headlines again as it announced a third-quarter trading update that showed its business continues to go from strength to strength.
Sales for US consumer goods group Procter & Gamble grew by 9% in Q1 of the current financial year, as the group continues to benefit from rising demand for household detergents and personal care products.
UK retail took a big hit on Friday with negative news that consumer confidence plummeted in October with GfK’s index delivering worsening figures ahead of what could be a dismal Christmas selling period.
Official UK retail sales figures on Friday showed a continuing increase as the Office for National Statistics said September’s retail sales volumes were up up 5.5% when compared with February's pre-pandemic level.
The French company behind Maybelline cosmetics and Garnier shampoo said on Thursday it was back to revenue growth in the third quarter as it performed well with Chinese customers and kept up its product launches.
Unilever had upbeat news on Thursday. Despite currency effects sending its turnover down overall, it released Q3 figures that showed underlying sales growth (USG) of 4.4%, and prestige beauty was buoyant.