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Tomorrow's beauty will be physical, digital and virtual, says Camille Kroely of the L'Oréal Group

Tomorrow's beauty will be physical, digital and virtual, says Camille Kroely of the L'Oréal Group

L'Oréal was present at in the sixth edition of the Paris VivaTech show with a 325-square-meter booth showcasing the new immersive beauty experiences developed by its main brands.
Beauty
Kate Moss becomes Diet Coke 'Creative Director', brand also links with LFW

Kate Moss becomes Diet Coke 'Creative Director', brand also links with LFW

Here’s an interesting development. In the brand’s 40th year, Diet Coke has appointed its first Creative Director in over a decade with Kate Moss stepping up.
Fashion
Boots revenue soars says owner as WBA reports overall lower Q3 sales

Boots revenue soars says owner as WBA reports overall lower Q3 sales

​After Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) pulled the UK-based Boots chain from sale earlier this week, all eyes were on how the chain performed when WBA released its Q3 results on Thursday.
Beauty
Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

Luxury shoppers increasingly focus on sustainability, the metaverse - report

A new BCG and Comité Colbert study shows that 65% of consumers “take into account companies' commitment to sustainable development when deciding on their purchases” and that luxury still needs to do more to excel online.
Luxury
Chanel-backed 'activated silk' firm adds new investors

Chanel-backed 'activated silk' firm adds new investors

Evolved By Nature, a biotech firm backed by French fashion company Chanel, said on Thursday it has raised $120 million in a financing round, adding new investors including one of Canada's biggest pension funds.
Luxury
BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is to stage its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum with an extensive day-long programme on 30 June. It will take place at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London.
Fashion
H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

​H&M’s first half and Q2 were all about its ongoing recovery as the retail giant benefited from “increased full-price sales and lower markdowns”. But there remain challenges and comparison periods are getting tougher.
Fashion
WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

After months of speculation about who would become the new owner of the UK health and beauty Boots business, the answer is… nobody. Its current owner has pulled it from sale with buyers unwilling to pay a premium price.
Beauty
Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

The British economy could be in line for a “painful inflation spiral”, the Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill has warned. He points to a shortage of workers and businesses’ willingness to pass on higher costs.
Fashion
Walgreens reaches $105 million settlement with shareholders

Walgreens reaches $105 million settlement with shareholders

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc agreed to pay $105 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading shareholders on its pharmacy business.
Beauty
Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London's update on Monday and said “the group has experienced strong trading in 2022 to date with the brands' proposition resonating with customers, both in the UK and internationally”.
Beauty
Cath Kidston reportedly up for sale

Cath Kidston reportedly up for sale

It looks like Cath Kidston could be up for sale just two years after the company's pandemic-linked collapse saw it retreating from much of its physical retail chain and cutting close to a thousand jobs.
Fashion
UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence dips to record low in June - GfK

UK consumer confidence fell to a record low in June as shoppers grappled with a stark new economic reality, figures from Gfk’s long-running series of reports show. Its confidence Index dipped one point to -41.
Fashion
Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

Zalando revises guidance downwards as economy struggles

German online fashion e-tailer Zalando has been forced to revise its guidance for the year. It cited a further deterioration in macroeconomic conditions as the EU consumer confidence index fell further in June.
Fashion
John Lewis to offer in-store Botox treatments in Cavendish Clinics tie-up

John Lewis to offer in-store Botox treatments in Cavendish Clinics tie-up

With the UK beauty market booming, Botox is going even more mainstream. Once confined to high street clinics, Botox treatments are now available at John Lewis beauty departments for customers aged 25+.
Beauty
June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

June UK retail sales dip again, July looks flat - CBI

​The first monthly retail sales report for June is out and it doesn’t look good. The Confederation of British Industry has released its regular report and said retail sales volumes fell slightly in the year to June.
Fashion