Unilever reported a bigger-than-expected acceleration in Q4 sales growth on Thursday, helped by a stronger performance in emerging markets that saw the consumer goods maker end its tumultuous year on a higher note.
A ‘solid’ performance in PZ Cussons’ beauty division was not able to offset a decline in the company’s washing and bathing segment, leading to a decline in profitability in the six months to 30 November.
Fueled by body positivity and increased conversations on social media, wellness is taking shape as a major trend of 2018, with beauty and fashion companies alike entering the lifestyle market through the wellness space.
Regent Street landlord The Crown Estate has launched a campaign to position it as “a destination for tranquillity, wellbeing and zen, with moments designed to create a sense of calm and relaxation for consumers.”
John Lewis struggled to find sales growth in the latest week as the hugely successful retailer showed that even the biggest names aren’t immune to the cautious spending environment in the UK at present.
The Colgate-Palmolive Company announced it has acquired two professional-quality skincare brands, PCA Skin and EltaMD, in two separate transactions, as part of its strategy to build its global personal care business.