UK retail had a better time in April yet not everybody was happy as department stores proved to be the main sector that was struggling. At least fashion had a better time of it than in the first few months of the year.
User generated content (UGC) analytics firm Vyrill has released the first study on beauty influencer activity for paid and organic consumer-created content. The survey quantifies content areas by major beauty categories.
Aries, Nabil Nayal, and Teija are the trio of newcomers who will have a share of the £380,000 that is available in grants from this year's BFC Fashion Trust, as well tapping into a major mentoring programme.
The Columbus, Ohio-based apparel group reported an 8% rise in sales in Q1 2018, driven by strong comps at Bath & Body Works, but saw net income fall by half, leading the company to revise down its full year outlook.
As more brands launch strategies to bring inclusivity into beauty, Sephora has launched a new free makeup class designed specifically for transgender customers as part of its "Classes for Confidence" series.
Following declining sales, Johnson & Johnson has relaunched its Baby Care line, including its controversial talc products, despite the fact that a number of studies have linked the mineral to a risk of developing cancer.