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Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Citing “changing consumer behaviours” due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boots on Friday announced major job cuts at its head office operations.
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UK shoppers demand end to beauty's plastic waste problem - report

UK shoppers demand end to beauty's plastic waste problem - report

The need for beauty companies to get to grips with the problem of plastic packaging is urgent, not just for the planet, but for their own balance sheet health, a new study shows.
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Australia's Ultraceuticals launches in the U.S.

Australia's Ultraceuticals launches in the U.S.

Australian-based Ultraceuticals Skincare is bringing its award-winning, cosmeceutical skincare brand to the United States. 
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Kris Jenner to launch beauty brand

Kris Jenner to launch beauty brand

According to a report from E! News, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan registered trademarks for "Kris Jenner Beauty," "Kris Jenner Skin" and "Kris Jenner Skincare."
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Liverpool One boosts beauty offer with ​Thérapie Clinic signing

Liverpool One boosts beauty offer with ​Thérapie Clinic signing

Thérapie Clinic is to expand the Liverpool One retail destination’s beauty offer with its first centre in the North West of England.
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Minimalist beauty brand Merit partners with Sephora for exclusive retail launch

Minimalist beauty brand Merit partners with Sephora for exclusive retail launch

Launched this year, the brand offers a variety of "everyday" beauty items including a complexion stick; a cheek balm; a tinted lip oil; a highlighting balm; a volumizing brow pomade; a mascara; and a blending brush. 
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Citigroup cannot recoup Revlon payouts after nearly $900 million gaffe: U.S. judge

Citigroup cannot recoup Revlon payouts after nearly $900 million gaffe: U.S. judge

A judge has said Citigroup is not entitled to recoup half a billion dollars of its own money that it mistakenly wired lenders of Revlon, in what he called "a banking error of perhaps unprecedented nature and magnitude."
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Skinnydip dives into AI-powered merchandising and A/B testing to boost online sales

Skinnydip dives into AI-powered merchandising and A/B testing to boost online sales

It took the pandemic to shift all sales operations online. So clothing, lifestyle and accessories retailer Skinnydip London introduced automated merchandising and A/B testing technology to boost its digital operations.
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Harrods delayed second H Beauty store due to open this spring

Harrods delayed second H Beauty store due to open this spring

Milton Keynes can breath a sigh of relief. Any doubts that Harrods may pull out of plans to open a beauty store in the Buckinghamshire town, or further delay its arrival due to the Covid pandemic, are unfounded.
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Zalando hires new VP Beauty

Zalando hires new VP Beauty

Joanna Rogers will be the new vice-president for beauty at Zalando from March 1. She joins the German e-tailer from Wallgreens Boots Alliance, where she was in charge of the beauty category in the UK.
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Pandemic creates love for local businesses, clothing and beauty make the top 10

Pandemic creates love for local businesses, clothing and beauty make the top 10

There can be few retail upsides to lockdown but one has emerged: local independent businesses saw an upswing in shopper demand last year. More specifically, clothing stores and beauty salons both ranked in the top 10.
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Sephora announces participants for incubator program focused on BIPOC beauty founders

Sephora announces participants for incubator program focused on BIPOC beauty founders

Now in its sixth year, the program's focus on founders of color comes as part of Sephora's increasing number of commitments to increasing BIPOC representation in prestige beauty and on Sephora shelves.
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Sally Beauty manages earnings rise despite disappointing sales

Sally Beauty manages earnings rise despite disappointing sales

The Texas-based professional beauty supply company has reported net earnings of $57.2 million for the first quarter, reflecting a 7.5% year-over-year increase, in spite of sales that came in under Wall Street estimates.
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Gucci Beauty Flagship Store Debuts on Tmall Luxury Pavilion

Gucci Beauty Flagship Store Debuts on Tmall Luxury Pavilion

​The Gucci Beauty flagship store has just opened on the Tmall Luxury Pavilion, its beauty licensee Coty has announced. The move follows Gucci’s opening of its first fashion flagship on the platform in December.
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ASA warns influencers about Instagram filter use

ASA warns influencers about Instagram filter use

​Influencers have been warned by the UK’s ads watchdog on the use of misleading Instagram filters that could exaggerate the effect of beauty products being promoted on sponsored posts.
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E.L.F. sales continue to defy pandemic downturn with solid growth

E.L.F. sales continue to defy pandemic downturn with solid growth

The Oakland, California-based cosmetics company announced on Wednesday that its net sales rose 10% year over year in Q3, marking the group’s eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
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