A British beauty start-up founded by a former glossy magazine editor has secured £3.5 million in funding from Unilever’s venture capital operation and has plans to expand to further UK cities as well as abroad.
On Thursday, Anglo-Dutch agri-food and cosmetics giant Unilever published the 1st Q revenue result, up 6.1% within a market defined as "challenging", and reiterated its confidence about reaching its annual targets.
Burberry delivered a mix trading update on Wednesday morning. There were signs that the firm is getting back on the recovery trail as its new bags and outerwear are selling well, but also that there is still work to do.
A jump in luxury cosmetic sales at L'Oréal offset a weak first quarter for several of the French company's other divisions, with overall like-for-like revenues 4.2 percent higher, slightly above forecasts.
Chance encounters can lead to entirely new career paths. Just ask Mathilde Thomas, who co-founded the Caudalie luxury skincare and spa company after meeting a doctor at her family vineyard in Bordeaux.
Consumer products giant PZ Cussons reported strong trading in its latest update Thursday with the owner of the Sanctuary, Charles Worthington, and Fudge brands being boosted by launches, margin rises and the weak pound.
Outlet mall giant McArthurGlen has opened its Provence Designer Outlet, the first designer outlet in the South of France and the group’s 23rd in its expanding portfolio. The centre has 125 stores across 25,000 sq m.