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Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

Boots to continue Love Island sponsorship

​The love affair continues. UK health & Beauty retail giant Boots is rekindling its relationship with ITV2’s Love Island in a deal that runs for the second year in a row.
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UK's THG rejects bid approach; entrepreneur Candy shows interest

UK's THG rejects bid approach; entrepreneur Candy shows interest

British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.
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Beauty Bay abandons IPO plans, could now opt for sale - report

Beauty Bay abandons IPO plans, could now opt for sale - report

​Manchester-based beauty platform Beauty Bay has appointed bankers from Threadstone Capital to look at its options and could choose to put itself up for sale, a report said on Tuesday.
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Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

Tough April for UK e-tail points to 'end of digital boom' - report

​Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Fashion
Harrods launches Beauty Adventure with key category events this month

Harrods launches Beauty Adventure with key category events this month

​Not content with launching another branch of H Beauty a few weeks ago, Harrods is putting big support behind beauty in May as it invites consumers to enjoy ‘The Harrods Beauty Adventure’ at its Knightsbridge flagship.
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Natura has tough Q1 as Body Shop struggles, but Aesop is strong

Natura has tough Q1 as Body Shop struggles, but Aesop is strong

​The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon owner Natura &Co said on Friday that its Q1 “performance was impacted by the continued Avon transformation, challenging global environment and tough comparable base”.
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Wellla acquires clean hair care brand Briogeo

Wellla acquires clean hair care brand Briogeo

Wella Company announced on Friday it has added clean hair care brand Briogeo to its beauty portfolio, marking the company's first acquisition after it was spun off from former parent Coty in 2020. 
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Lily Collins becomes ambassador for Living Proof haircare

Lily Collins becomes ambassador for Living Proof haircare

​Prestige haircare brand Living Proof has a new face. It’s British-American actor and producer Lily Collins, who joins the brand to celebrate the company’s “legacy of pioneering performance-defining products”.
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Prestige beauty boosts Unilever in Q1

Prestige beauty boosts Unilever in Q1

​Unilever’s Q1 results on Thursday saw the multinational fast-moving consumer goods firm turning in a strong sales rise, although that was down to price rises with volume sales actually dipping slightly.
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Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Faire heads downunder with Australia entry

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced on Wednesday its entry into Australia, as the U.S. firm expands its global reach beyond North America and Europe. 
Fashion
India's Reliance, Apollo Global plan joint bid for Walgreens' Boots business

India's Reliance, Apollo Global plan joint bid for Walgreens' Boots business

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd and U.S. buyout firm Apollo Global Management are planning a joint bid for UK high street pharmacy chain Boots, a spokesperson for Apollo confirmed on Wednesday.
Beauty
ShowroomPrivé sales down 22% in first quarter

ShowroomPrivé sales down 22% in first quarter

The company reported a 22% contraction in revenue in the first quarter of 2022 after a 51% increase during the same period a year earlier. 
Fashion
Eurazeo invests in honey-based haircare brand Gisou

Eurazeo invests in honey-based haircare brand Gisou

French investment fund Eurazeo is acquiring a minority stake in honey-based haircare brand Gisou, launched by influencer Negin Mirsalehi and her partner Maurits Stibbe. 
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Browns Beauty launch comes with curated edit and themed campaigns

Browns Beauty launch comes with curated edit and themed campaigns

​News of Farfetch’s big-league move into beauty dominated the headlines this week, but with its Browns unit also taking a deep dive into the category, the developments here are just as interesting.
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THG sees strong growth, company rejects multiple buyout approaches

THG sees strong growth, company rejects multiple buyout approaches

​Online beauty and technology group THG reported its preliminary results for last year on Thursday, plus a Q1 trading update that showed it weathering the current inflation and supply chain storm fairly well.
Fashion
P&G says may be unable to operate in Russia

P&G says may be unable to operate in Russia

Procter & Gamble Co said in a securities filing on Wednesday that it may not be able to stay in business in Russia because of sanctions, restrictions on financial institutions, supply challenges and monetary controls.
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