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Bain and CVC to link up on Boots bid - report

Bain and CVC to link up on Boots bid - report

Two of the world’s biggest private equity names are teaming up to bid for giant UK health & beauty retailer Boots. Bain Capital and CVC Capital have thrown their hats into the ring.
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Yves Rocher appoints Jean-David Schwartz as managing director

Yves Rocher appoints Jean-David Schwartz as managing director

The Rocher group has recently appointed Jean-David Schwartz as managing director of its leading brand, Yves Rocher.
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Boots recovery boosts WBA results, Walgreens also strong

Boots recovery boosts WBA results, Walgreens also strong

​Walgreens Boots Alliance is upbeat as its first quarter beat expectations and it upgraded its full-year earnings guidance aided both by its US ops and a recovery in its UK unit.
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P&G Beauty enters the metaverse with BeautySphere

P&G Beauty enters the metaverse with BeautySphere

P&G Beauty took its first step into the metaverse on Wednesday with the debut of its virtual storytelling world, BeautySphere.  
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Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

Central and Signa win Selfridges, Holt Renfrew not included

​It’s official — Thailand’s Central and Austria’s Signa are buying Selfridges Group from the Weston family. The transaction “will create one of the world’s leading omnichannel luxury department store groups”.
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Consumers expect hybrid 'phygital' malls says Ericsson trends report

Consumers expect hybrid 'phygital' malls says Ericsson trends report

​Consumers expect hybrid malls that include “global experiences, interactions and social connections in a networked physical setting that is close to home” to become common by the end of the decade, a new study claims.
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Sephora names participants for 2022 Accelerate incubator program

Sephora names participants for 2022 Accelerate incubator program

Sephora announced on Friday the participants for its 2022 Accelerate brand incubator program. 
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Holland & Barrett buys Blow, will add health & wellness to its offer

Holland & Barrett buys Blow, will add health & wellness to its offer

​UK health chain Holland & Barrett (H&B) has made a big move into beauty with a surprise purchase of at-home beauty services business Blow Ltd.
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John Lewis sees big focus on skinimalism, make-up, intense scent for 2022

John Lewis sees big focus on skinimalism, make-up, intense scent for 2022

Collagen, lip liner, perfume and miniatures are four of the beauty products that have been “must-haves” over the past 12 months and will be key in 2022, John Lewis said in its latest Beauty Bets report on Wednesday.
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Boots owner explores sale of UK beauty retailer

Boots owner explores sale of UK beauty retailer

​The owner of giant UK beauty and health chain Boots is reportedly thinking of selling the business, five years after it took full control of the firm.
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Ulta sales lifted by “resiliency” of beauty category

Ulta sales lifted by “resiliency” of beauty category

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer revealed on Thursday that its net sales for the third quarter totaled $2.0 billion, up 28.6% from $1.6 billion in the same period in the previous year.
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Harrods opens first Scottish H Beauty with Edinburgh debut

Harrods opens first Scottish H Beauty with Edinburgh debut

​Harrods is clearly impressed with the performance of its still-relatively-new H Beauty chain as it has now opened a third branch with a debut on Tuesday in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Revolution Beauty growth continues, sees expansion opportunities globally

Revolution Beauty growth continues, sees expansion opportunities globally

​Revolution Beauty only listed on the stock exchange in the summer and its first set of results as a public company released on Wednesday showed that its pre-IPO strong performance is continuing.
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Lush quits social media again, says it's had enough of the harm platforms do

Lush quits social media again, says it's had enough of the harm platforms do

​Natural beauty products brand Lush is turning its back on social media as of 26 November until the various networks “take action to provide a safer environment for users”.
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Estée Lauder names new N America, Asia leaders, "elevates" China ops

Estée Lauder names new N America, Asia leaders, "elevates" China ops

Estée Lauder had some big executive announcements this week spanning its domestic US market and Asia/Pacific. But perhaps the most interesting part of the news was the fact that it’s “elevating” its Chinese market.
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Inc Retail moves into grooming with King Street launch

Inc Retail moves into grooming with King Street launch

​Manchester’s Inc Retail has added a new business to its group as it launches King Street Grooming, “the region’s first, all-in-one grooming venue encompassing traditional barbering and male-only face & body treatments”.
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