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UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

More British shoppers returned to the high street in July, helped by the reopening of pubs and restaurants, but numbers were still much lower than normal for the time of year, an industry survey showed on Friday.
Fashion
Henkel shampoo sales slide but cleaning products soar

Henkel shampoo sales slide but cleaning products soar

German consumer goods group Henkel reported a big drop in sales of its beauty care business on Thursday on the closure of hair salons due to the coronavirus.
Beauty
L'Oréal sales fall is worse than expected, travel retail suffers

L'Oréal sales fall is worse than expected, travel retail suffers

Sales at Maybelline maker L’Oréal fell more sharply than expected in the second quarter, though the French beauty giant managed to contain any major profit erosion as the COVID-19 pandemic forced stores to close.
Luxury
Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
Fashion
Google dives into video shopping with Shoploop

Google dives into video shopping with Shoploop

Already dominated by Popshop Live and Amazon Live, the video shopping market has recently gained a new contender, and it's a heavy hitter: Google has entered the ring with Shoploop, its own dedicated mobile app. 
Fashion
Unilever thrives in lockdown despite sales dip

Unilever thrives in lockdown despite sales dip

Unilever’s H1 results have shown the consumer products giant staying relatively strong during global lockdowns, despite underlying sales dipping and prestige beauty being down due to store closures. 
Beauty
Harvey Nichols mulls job cuts as pandemic "changed shape of the business"

Harvey Nichols mulls job cuts as pandemic "changed shape of the business"

​Harvey Nichols is the third big name in just a couple of days to be mulling job cuts in the near future. The company is looking at removing roles from all of its stores, although it's trying to minimise the impact.
Luxury
Lush discontinues hundreds of products

Lush discontinues hundreds of products

​Lush has announced it will discontinue over 150 of its products, including a selection of bath bombs, foundations and skincare items, to make space to introduce more “fresh, natural products”.
Beauty
Brand Architekts says lockdown not as bad as expected but sales are still down

Brand Architekts says lockdown not as bad as expected but sales are still down

​Personal care and beauty products group Brand Architekts said on Tuesday that the year to June 27 hadn’t been as bad as it had expected given that it included several months of lockdown.
Beauty
US unveils tariffs on France over tech tax but delays collection

US unveils tariffs on France over tech tax but delays collection

The United States on Friday unveiled heavy import duties on France in retaliation for the country's tax on American tech giants, but will hold off on collecting the fees to allow time for the dispute to be resolved.
Beauty
Beauty manufacturer InnovaDerma warns on profits

Beauty manufacturer InnovaDerma warns on profits

Shares in InnovaDerma fell by as much as 22% on Friday morning as investors reacted to news of a “much-reduced” profit for the year to 30 June.
Beauty
UK reopening: beauty salons start comeback but some are excluded

UK reopening: beauty salons start comeback but some are excluded

In a further easing of lockdown restrictions, England is allowing beauty salons, nail bars, spas and gyms to reopen starting from Monday, although some key businesses have been left off the list.
Beauty
UK footfall helped by pub and hairdresser reopenings, but visitor traffic still low

UK footfall helped by pub and hairdresser reopenings, but visitor traffic still low

The reopening of pubs and other leisure outlets in England may have boosted evening footfall at the weekend, but retail football in general remained well below that of a year ago.
Fashion
Speculation mounts over £5bn Hut Group stock market debut

Speculation mounts over £5bn Hut Group stock market debut

There’s speculation that fast-expanding beauty giant The Hut Group (THG) is mulling a stock market flotation. A report at the weekend said that it has been lining up meetings with some big-name investors.
Beauty
Emily Ratajkowski goes blonde for Kérastase

Emily Ratajkowski goes blonde for Kérastase

A brand ambassador for Kérastase since early 2018, Emily Ratajkowski decided that the summer of 2020 offered a golden opportunity to try something new, and she is delighted with the results.
Beauty
Beauty salon hopes dashed as they have to stay closed for longer

Beauty salon hopes dashed as they have to stay closed for longer

Beauty salons, nail bars and spas in England won’t be allowed to open in early July, despite hopes that they’d be included on the list of businesses allowed to resume.
Beauty