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Westfield owner takes Boots to court over rent non-payment

Westfield owner takes Boots to court over rent non-payment

The owner of Westfield Stratford City has taken high street chemist Boots to court after the company refused to pay rent at some of its locations.
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Unilever clears first hurdle in planned unification move

Unilever clears first hurdle in planned unification move

​Unilever NV shareholders have approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.
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Avon unveils new brand positioning

Avon unveils new brand positioning

The cosmetics brand has introduced a new strapline and brand positioning in a new campaign that invites people to reconsider their views of the company.
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WFH drives UK skincare usage higher, dents make-up sales - report

WFH drives UK skincare usage higher, dents make-up sales - report

​Heightened hygiene and increased time at home are boosting the UK skincare sector with new research from Mintel showing that women's interest in facial skincare routines has risen this year.
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Harrods opens first standalone H Beauty store in Lakeside, Essex

Harrods opens first standalone H Beauty store in Lakeside, Essex

​It’s been a long time coming since the announcement last year, but Harrods has finally opened its first standalone beauty store, H Beauty, at Lakeside in Essex. A second store will open in Milton Keynes in 2021. 
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Next is strong despite lockdown sales falls, online and beauty power ahead

Next is strong despite lockdown sales falls, online and beauty power ahead

​Next delivered a well-received set of half-year results on Thursday and as well as demonstrating its relative strength during the pandemic, they highlighted some very encouraging current trading. 
Fashion
The Hut Group IPO shares priced at £5, will list next week

The Hut Group IPO shares priced at £5, will list next week

​The Hut Group’s much anticipated IPO will see its shares priced at £5 each giving it a market cap of £5.4bn, the company has said. It added that the 374m shares being sold make up around 35% of its total share count.
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Shareholders mount class action lawsuit against Coty

Shareholders mount class action lawsuit against Coty

The cosmetics conglomerate is facing a class action lawsuit from shareholders claiming that the company provided misleading information about its acquisitions of the P&G specialty beauty business and Kylie Cosmetics.
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Glossier announces recipients of grant initiative for Black-owned beauty businesses

Glossier announces recipients of grant initiative for Black-owned beauty businesses

Divided into three tiers, each of the 16 recipients will receive thousands in grant funding and advisory support from Glossier. 
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Henkel buys majority stake in beauty brands HelloBody, Banana Beauty, Mermaid+Me

Henkel buys majority stake in beauty brands HelloBody, Banana Beauty, Mermaid+Me

Henkel (owner among others of Fa and Diadermine) is set to buy a majority stake in Invincible Brands Holding, the beauty-sector social commerce specialist that owns HelloBody, Banana Beauty and Mermaid+Me.
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John Lewis "modernises" offer, adds 30+ new fashion and beauty brands

John Lewis "modernises" offer, adds 30+ new fashion and beauty brands

​John Lewis has announced the addition of 30+ new brands to its fashion, accessory and beauty offer for the autumn season. Some are already in-store with more due this month and the debuts set to continue into October.
Fashion
Hut Group to float this month in biggest UK IPO since 2013

Hut Group to float this month in biggest UK IPO since 2013

​The Hut Group has published details of its highly anticipated stock market float with confirmation that it will go ahead with the IPO and that it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange’s main market this month.
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Macy's rethinks holidays in the time of Covid-19 with new gifts, online focus

Macy's rethinks holidays in the time of Covid-19 with new gifts, online focus

Macy’s Inc will drastically change how it does business this holiday season, executives said on Wednesday, placing a sharper focus on online sales and promoting more beauty and home items.
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Perfect Corp. launches non-touch in-store AR makeup try-on features

Perfect Corp. launches non-touch in-store AR makeup try-on features

As retailers continue to come to terms with the challenges posed by Covid-19, AI and AR beauty tech company Perfect Corp. has added four new non-touch features to its existing digital makeup try-on solution.
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Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty debuts at Sephora

Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty debuts at Sephora

The cosmetics brand founded by singer and actress Selena Gomez is launching its first line of “thoughtfully formulated, thoroughly tested” products as a Sephora exclusive in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Thursday.
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Sally Beauty launches rewards-driven credit card program

Sally Beauty launches rewards-driven credit card program

Sally Beauty Holdings announced on Friday its first-ever credit card program, offering consumers and industry professionals a new way to earn rewards. 
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