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.
Clariant's first-quarter sales from continuing operations rose 30% in local currencies and 26% in Swiss francs to 1.26 billion Swiss francs, with pricing contributing 16% to growth, the Swiss chemicals group said.
Daily Mail and General Trust, the multinational company behind the Daily Mail newspaper, has announced the launch of a new media-to-shopping online “fashion, beauty and lifestyle brand” at Eliza.co.uk.
UK health & beauty retail giant Boots is to freeze prices on more than 1,500 products as consumers continue to face higher costs. The retailer is to lock-in prices on popular essential own-label items.