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UK's Revolution Beauty names new US president

UK's Revolution Beauty names new US president

UK-based cosmetics and skincare brand Revolution Beauty has promoted Sara Staniford to President of its US operations. She previously held the role of Group Retail Director London.
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Primark performance justifies stores-only stance as city footfall bounces back

Primark performance justifies stores-only stance as city footfall bounces back

Primark's trading update has revealed more upbeat news with the chain “good in all markets and ahead of expectation”. Total sales and like-for-likes rose in double digits and city centre footfall recovered.
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Shiseido Americas rejigs leadership

Shiseido Americas rejigs leadership

Shiseido Americas announced on Monday the appointment of Agnes Landau as chief marketing officer, US, a newly created role. 
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Thirteen Lune raises $8 million for expansion

Thirteen Lune raises $8 million for expansion

Inclusive beauty e-commerce destination Thirteen Lune announced on Thursday that it has raised $8 million in a seed plus investment round with new participation from The BrainTrust Fund. 
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Lipstick effect: UK beauty shoppers still buying premium in Golden Quarter

Lipstick effect: UK beauty shoppers still buying premium in Golden Quarter

NPD Group said premium UK beauty sales over Christmas were up “a phenomenal 9.2% on the previous year despite the deepening cost-of-living crisis”, with lipstick ahead by as much as 22%.
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P&G raises sales forecast on price hikes, sees volumes fall

P&G raises sales forecast on price hikes, sees volumes fall

Procter & Gamble Co raised its full-year sales forecast on Thursday and said it plans to continue raising prices despite a drop in sales volumes, warning that high commodity costs were pressuring profits.
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​​Positive Luxury interview: biodiversity is the 'new black'; ignoring eco is a business risk

​​Positive Luxury interview: biodiversity is the 'new black'; ignoring eco is a business risk

New laws and changing consumer attitudes make ignoring sustainability a huge business risk, say Positive Luxury's co-CEOs. They also see biodiversity as the key issue for the sector at present.
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Superdrug grows sales and market share over "tremendous" Christmas

Superdrug grows sales and market share over "tremendous" Christmas

Superdrug can now join a long list of UK beauty retailers delivering strong results for the Christmas trading period, with premium fragrances a top gifting target for consumers, it said.
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Bogart could close 17 of its 67 April perfume stores in France

Bogart could close 17 of its 67 April perfume stores in France

The French cosmetics group announced on Thursday a "reorganisation project" for its network of April perfumeries in France, which could lead to the closure of 17 shops and the loss of 50 jobs. 
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Boohoo sees another revenue fall, but stays upbeat

Boohoo sees another revenue fall, but stays upbeat

​Boohoo’s closely-watched trading statement has revealed figures in line with weak expectations. Revenue may have been up sharply compared to pre-Covid, but it was down globally against a year ago for the festive season.
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Jeff Lotman unveils Fred Segal's plans for 2023

Jeff Lotman unveils Fred Segal's plans for 2023

Almost four years after the acquisition of Fred Segal by entrepreneur Jeff Lotman, founder of Global Icons, FashionnNetwork.com talks to the executive about the major challenges of 2023 and the brand's  expansion.  
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Farfetch leadership team changes as Holli Rogers exits, Elizabeth von der Goltz steps in

Farfetch leadership team changes as Holli Rogers exits, Elizabeth von der Goltz steps in

​Farfetch has made some key changes to its leadership as Chief Brand Officer Holli Rogers and Chief Growth Officer Martin Avetisyan leave the company “to pursue other opportunities”.
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Burberry's muted Q3 hit by China woes, but it "over-indexed" in soft accessories

Burberry's muted Q3 hit by China woes, but it "over-indexed" in soft accessories

​Burberry’s Q3 update on Wednesday showed a slowdown in sales growth as — like luxury peer Richemont on the same day — it reported a big impact from Covid in China.
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THG update sends shares lower as it warns on profits

THG update sends shares lower as it warns on profits

THG’s trading statement on Tuesday sent its shares down by 10%+ as it warned on profits, although it may have felt it had done enough to support the share price with news of record sales and a strong balance sheet. 
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Sephora UK's first store will be at Westfield London

Sephora UK's first store will be at Westfield London

Hot on the heels of last year’s UK re-entry for Sephora online, it has now revealed the location for its previously-promised first British physical store.
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Harrods tests in-store recycling at H Beauty branch

Harrods tests in-store recycling at H Beauty branch

Sustainability will remain a 2023 priority despite the cost-of-living crisis. And with its customers perhaps less worried about rising bills, it certainly will be key for Harrods.
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