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Warpaint London delivers buoyant trading update
Beauty specialist Warpaint London delivered a pleasing trading update on Friday and said that its strong performance last year has continued during Q1.
ASOS expands Face+Body beauty offer
ASOS is expanding its Face+Body beauty range in response to rocketing social media demand. Malin+Goetz, Megababe and The Beauty Crop are being added to the range this spring, taking it beyond 200 brands.
Micro-influencers and K-Pop stars are key to beauty brands - report
The strong appeal of K-Pop stars and the authenticity of micro-influencers were vital to the marketing efforts of beauty brands in the second half of 2022, a new report from Launchmetrics has shown.
Analysis: as John Lewis mulls ownership tweak, why is it lagging rival M&S?
Not so many years ago, John Lewis was unstoppable while M&S was in an endless turnaround phase. Today, the situation has reversed and John Lewis is even reportedly thinking of changing its prized ownership structure.
Cosmoprof beauty show in Bologna to host 2,900 exhibitors from 64 countries
The beauty trade show will take place in Bologna, Italy, on March 16-24, and is back to pre-Covid numbers with exhibitors from 64 countries, 60% of them from Europe, visitors from 116 countries and buyers from over 50.
John Lewis losses grow, launches bigger costs-savings drive
When a results release starts with a message to the staff talking about “another very tough year”, you know it’s not going to be good and so it was with John Lewis Partnership on Thursday.
Luxury Stores at Amazon spring campaign focuses on sunshine-ready looks
Luxury Stores at Amazon — the web giant’s high-end branded offer — has just unveiled its spring campaign with a focus on the assortment of designer labels it now offers.
Vanessa Hudgens relaunches Know Beauty
Actress, singer, and entrepreneur Vanessa Hudgens announced on Wednesday the relaunch of Know Beauty with the debut of a new detoxifying clay face mask.
John Lewis names non-exec Nish Kankiwala to new CEO role
It’s a big news week for John Lewis with its results due Thursday and a new concept store layout unveiled Tuesday. And Wednesday? Just the small matter of a new CEO.
John Lewis adds fashion, beauty to Horsham concept store
Move over homewares. It’s not just fashion, beauty, tech and personal styling and design that have now been added to the former John Lewis At Home store in Horsham, Sussex. It’s become a concept store to test new ideas.
Body Shop and Aesop owner Natura highlights sales progress, despite overall falls
The Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon, talked of “a resilient performance” in Q4 with sales growth in constant currency. But sales still fell on a reported basis and it made a net loss.
Beach House Group launches beauty, lifestyle brand venture fund
Beach House Group announced on Friday the launch of a new venture fund, Beach House Ventures, which looks to incubate nascent beauty and lifestyle brands, via financial backing and more.
Lush cuts ad spend with big tech, focuses on app and its stores
Beauty and personal care retailer Lush wants to slash its online ad spend with big tech firms, instead targeting smaller tech organisations and engaging open source solutions.
Boots cuts loyalty card benefits but adds more discounts
Boots has decided to change the way its loyalty card works. The UK health & beauty retail giant is to offer discounts on more of its own-brand products but reduce the monetary value of its Advantage Card scheme by 25%.
Sephora UK store is "threat to incumbents", but VFM will be key - analyst
With Sephora due to open its debut UK store on Wednesday, an analyst on Tuesday said the French beauty giant poses a threat to established market leaders, but must be seen as offering value in order to succeed.
Consumers cut clothing spend in February, but jewellery, beauty get Valentine's boost
UK consumer and retail spend last month was OK, but not brilliant as Valentine's Day provided support for the jewellery and beauty categories, but non-essentials (especially clothing) were largely off the priority list.