Nestle put its skin health unit up for sale on Thursday, as the maker of Nescafe and Perrier water ditches underperforming businesses and fends off criticism from an activist investor demanding an overhaul.
There was mixed news coming out of UK e-tail in August as the country returned almost to normal after the three-month heatwave and the gardening sector finally took a backseat to sectors such as beauty and menswear.
Harvey Nichols had a good year in the 12 months to March as its investments in its physical spaces began to pay off. Further investment and digital innovation could drive the current year higher even in a tough market.
Beauty retailer Memebox has partnered with Sephora to create a new cosmetics line, Kaja. Translating from Korean as "let's go", the partnership marks the first co-developed K-beauty brand with Sephora.
Harvey Nichols is continuing its transformation via tech as well as by reshaping its physical space. Now new tech that makes the content in brand videos instantly shoppable has been introduced into its flagship store.
Gucci has sparked rumors that it is set to turn its attention to the beauty sector.The luxury Italian fashion house, which is part of the Kering conglomerate, has unveiled a new Instagram account, @guccibeauty.