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Mathéo Dizel appointed general manager of Travel Retail Europe at LVMH Beauty
French luxury group LVMH has promoted Mathéo Dizel to general manager of Travel Retail Europe at LVMH Beauty. His responsibilities extend to the Acqua di Parma, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Loewe, Fresh and Benefit brands.
THG Ingenuity inks Maximo Group partnership deal
Beauty e-tailer and e-commerce tech specialist THG has announced that its Ingenuity division has a big new partnership. It’s with Maximo Group, which owns sites including allbeauty.com and fragrancedirect.co.uk.
Revlon cleared to exit bankruptcy with $2.7 bln debt reduction deal
A U.S. judge on Monday approved Revlon Inc's reorganization plan, allowing the cosmetics maker to cut $2.7 billion from its debt and exit bankruptcy later this month.
Battersea Power Station sees 5m visitors, more brands sign up
Almost six months after opening following a spend of billions, Battersea Power Station's operator said on Tuesday that it has welcomed more than five million visitors and still has brands signing up to take space.
Des Cheveux et des Poils opens in the Louvre in Paris
Though containing little fashion, there are few more fashionable exhibitions on view than Des Cheveux et des Poils, an investigation into the rapport between hair and style from Ancient Egypt to contemporary couture.
H&M takes deep dive into beauty with new stores
Beauty has become the key category for retailers to dive into via specialist stores, both for existing multi-brand retailers and those previously known for their own-label offer. The latest to take a deep dive is H&M.
Australian hair care brand BondiBoost names Tommy Bucket new U.S. ambassador
Australian hair care brand BondiBoost announced on Monday the appointment of celebrity hairstylist Tommy Bucket to the role of U.S. brand ambassador.
Kim Kardashian trademarks daughter North West's name in beauty industry
Could Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter North West's name become a cosmetics brand? Kim Kardashian has trademarked her eldest daughter's name in several sectors, including beauty.
WBA reports rising sales, says Boots strengthened in Q2
With beauty and health retail giant Boots potentially up for sale again, its owner has released new figures showing its strength in the financial second quarter, the three months to the end of February.
Buoyant Superdrug opens biggest store in Scotland
Superdrug has opened its biggest store in Scotland at the Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow, with the new location offering a wide range of products and services.
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.
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.
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.
Hair salons among businesses most likely to close, but beauty salons are opening - report
UK hairdressing salons were high up the list of small independent business closures last year, hit the hardest by rising energy bills and falling consumer spending, according to a report by the Local Data Company.
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.
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.