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Chanel endures tough 2020 but recovery is on track

Chanel endures tough 2020 but recovery is on track

Chanel expects to be riding high again this year after a tough 2020, with sales forecast to rise in double-digits. That’s according to the company’s CFO on Tuesday after it released its pandemic-hit 2020 figures. 
Luxury
Shiseido launches its perfumes on Tmall

Shiseido launches its perfumes on Tmall

Shiseido, impacted by the pandemic in 2020, is launching three of its perfume brands on Chinese online platform Tmall with the aim of attracting young consumers who are increasingly interested in the world of fragrance.
Beauty
Boohoo sales surge in Q1, but some markets are challenged

Boohoo sales surge in Q1, but some markets are challenged

Boohoo’s trading update on Tuesday showed that the pureplay e-tailer continued to prosper in Q1, even after UK physical stores reopened in April, although there were challenges in some markets and margins were squeezed.
Fashion
Unilever to acquire Paula's Choice skincare

Unilever to acquire Paula's Choice skincare

Global home products giant Unilever announced on Monday an agreement to acquire digital-led skincare brand Paula’s Choice from TA Associates.
Beauty
Dior and cosmetics lead French luxury market since start of pandemic

Dior and cosmetics lead French luxury market since start of pandemic

French shoppers have favoured Dior, Chanel and Saint Laurent since the end of May 2020, according to a YouGov study, and have opted more for fragrances and cosmetics than for fashion categories.
Luxury
Cosmetics group Pierre Fabre looks to boost transparency with Green Impact Index

Cosmetics group Pierre Fabre looks to boost transparency with Green Impact Index

The Pierre Fabre Group, which is behind brands like Avène and Klorane, has unveiled its Green Impact Index, a tool destined to provide users with information on the environmental and societal impact of its cosmetics.
Beauty
Cult Beauty sales surge as it gains new customers in UK, Europe

Cult Beauty sales surge as it gains new customers in UK, Europe

​Beauty e-tailer Cult Beauty has filed its full-year results for the 12 months to May 31 2020 and they show that it enjoyed what it called “another great year”, despite the pandemic affecting over two months in the year.
Beauty
Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

Selfridges owners reportedly mull sale with £4bn price tag

​Selfridges is reportedly up for sale — or at least its owners are exploring their options — after a mystery buyer approached the business with an offer, reports claimed on Friday.
Luxury
Nikki Wolff joins KVD Beauty as global director of artistry

Nikki Wolff joins KVD Beauty as global director of artistry

Tattoo-inspired vegan beauty brand, KVD Beauty, founded as Kat Von D Beauty, announced on Thursday British makeup artist Nikki Wolff, as its new global director of artistry. 
Beauty
RangeMe sourcing platform launches in UK

RangeMe sourcing platform launches in UK

​Sourcing platform RangeMe has launched in the UK. It offers retailers instant access to over 200,000 suppliers and more than 750,000 products from around the world, with beauty being one of its big categories.
Beauty
Former Sports Direct exec Forsey is MD of Revolution Beauty

Former Sports Direct exec Forsey is MD of Revolution Beauty

​Former Sports Direct boss Dave Forsey, 55, has become managing director of fast-growing Revolution Beauty, five years after he left the sports retailer that he’d joined at the age of 18.
Beauty
Inditex recovery under way in Q1, latest quarter starts strongly

Inditex recovery under way in Q1, latest quarter starts strongly

​Inditex bounced back with a vengeance in Q1 with the Spanish fashion retail giant reporting higher profits and saying its sales grew 50% year-on-year. Sales in Q2 so far have also exceeded those of Q2 2019.
Fashion
ASOS extends beauty offer with Lush debut

ASOS extends beauty offer with Lush debut

​ASOS has added to its Face + Body beauty offer with the company teaming up with British fresh handmade cosmetic pioneer Lush. 
Beauty
Salvatore Ferragamo negotiating fragrance license with Interparfums

Salvatore Ferragamo negotiating fragrance license with Interparfums

Salvatore Ferragamo is in negotiations with fragrance group Interparfums, which produces perfumes for brands including Coach and Jimmy Choo, about a licensing deal for the development of its own fragrances. 
Beauty
Natura's Fable vehicle invests in Perfumer H

Natura's Fable vehicle invests in Perfumer H

​Body Shop owner Natura &Co has unveiled Fable Investments, a investment vehicle set up to support beauty, health and wellness companies. And its first investment is in Britain's Perfumer H.
Beauty
Estée Lauder names model Adut Akech as brand ambassador

Estée Lauder names model Adut Akech as brand ambassador

Estée Lauder announced on Thursday fashion model Adut Akech as its newest global brand ambassador.
Beauty