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Unilever starts review of beauty brands, could take a year

Unilever starts review of beauty brands, could take a year

Simple could be among the brands that Unilever chooses to sell as it kicks off a review of its beauty portfolio in order to focus on names with strong growth potential.
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Private equity firm Vaultier7 invests in haircare brand Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi

Private equity firm Vaultier7 invests in haircare brand Gisou by Negin Mirsalehi

After investing in The Modist, London-based private equity firm Vaultier7 has acquired a stake in haircare brand Gisou, co-founded in 2015 by Dutch influencer Negin Mirsalehi.
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Sally Beauty reports slip in sales and earnings, pushes forward with transformation

Sally Beauty reports slip in sales and earnings, pushes forward with transformation

A month after the Denton, Texas-based beauty retailer unveiled the relaunch of its flagship banner, Sally Beauty Holdings announced declines in its first-quarter sales and earnings on Wednesday.
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Boots non-exec chair Elizabeth Fagan steps down

Boots non-exec chair Elizabeth Fagan steps down

Elizabeth Fagan, the non-executive chair of health and beauty retailer Boots UK, is leaving the company after almost 14 years.
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Coty narrows losses in second quarter, updates sustainability platform

Coty narrows losses in second quarter, updates sustainability platform

The New York-based beauty giant reported a significant narrowing of its net loss in the second quarter on Wednesday, despite falling sales, and also announced the launch of an updated sustainability platform.
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Sephora to go local with 100 new North American stores in 2020

Sephora to go local with 100 new North American stores in 2020

One year after Jean André Rougeot took over as CEO of Sephora Americas, the cosmetics chain has announced plans for 100 store openings across North America in 2020, focusing on local neighborhoods and community centers.
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Sally Beauty bolsters transformation efforts with two new board appointments

Sally Beauty bolsters transformation efforts with two new board appointments

The retailer has announced the appointment of former Target EVP and chief legal officer Timothy Baer and former chief strategy and transformation officer at Southeastern Grocers Dorlisa Flur to its board of directors.
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Unilever growth slows but prestige beauty still strong

Unilever growth slows but prestige beauty still strong

Unilever’s 2019 results on Thursday showed that the consumer products giant is continuing to grow, but not as fast as it would like to and that its beauty ops suffered from the same slowdown.
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Herbal Essences says Aloe to sustainability with new haircare collection and recycling initiative

Herbal Essences says Aloe to sustainability with new haircare collection and recycling initiative

Herbal Essences is focusing on ingredient transparency and sustainable packaging in 2020.
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P&G posts higher than expected profits but disappoints on revenue

P&G posts higher than expected profits but disappoints on revenue

The American consumer goods conglomerate announced second-quarter profits that beat analysts’ expectations on Thursday, but posted revenues that came in under estimates, despite strong growth in health care and beauty.
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Unilever and Sundial launch new Gen Z-focused textured hair care brand in US

Unilever and Sundial launch new Gen Z-focused textured hair care brand in US

The consumer products conglomerate and its ethnic beauty-focused subsidiary have teamed up to launch Emerge, a new brand that aims to empower multicultural Gen-Z women with affordable textured hair care products.
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Retail sales down at Boots but beauty giant hangs on to market share

Retail sales down at Boots but beauty giant hangs on to market share

Multinational giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has reported its results for Q1 and the performance of the UK-based Boots chain within that was clearly disappointing. 
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Sally Beauty announces brand relaunch

Sally Beauty announces brand relaunch

The beauty retailer revealed its brand relaunch on Tuesday, unveiling a new brand identity and multimedia campaign, as well as a revitalized store experience in certain locations and new influencer and rewards programs.
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Space NK sales rise but profits fall, predicts improving profitability ahead

Space NK sales rise but profits fall, predicts improving profitability ahead

Rising sales but falling profits were a feature of Space NK's latest financial year. But analysts were impressed with its overall performance as it made the most of opportunities both in stores and online.
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Harrods upbeat on beauty prospects and China, to open Chinese ultra-luxe standalone in 2020

Harrods upbeat on beauty prospects and China, to open Chinese ultra-luxe standalone in 2020

The boss of Harrods said the retailer is “well placed to take advantage of” the younger shopper who wants “to have really great quality beauty” and is upbeat about the chances for the firm’s new beauty chain.
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Natura & Co shares begin trading in next step towards Avon acquisition

Natura & Co shares begin trading in next step towards Avon acquisition

The Brazilian cosmetics conglomerate has announced that its shares have begun trading on São Paulo’s B3 stock exchange, an important development in the corporate restructuring linked to the company’s acquisition of Avon.
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