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Nearly 60 hair relaxer lawsuits against L'Oreal, others consolidated in Illinois federal court

Nearly 60 hair relaxer lawsuits against L'Oreal, others consolidated in Illinois federal court

Nearly 60 lawsuits claiming hair relaxer products sold by L'Oreal USA Inc and other companies cause cancer and other health problems will be consolidated in Chicago federal court, according to a Monday order.
Beauty
Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

There was a time when warehousing in the UK was in short supply as the e-commerce boom shifted up several gears. No longer, it seems.
Fashion
Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

​Studio Retail’s CEO has exited the business almost a year after it was snapped up by Frasers Group in a rescue deal.
Fashion
Lipstick effect? These days hairstyling products are the barometer says THG

Lipstick effect? These days hairstyling products are the barometer says THG

​The much-discussed lipstick effect may have kicked in as consumers buy relatively affordable luxury beauty treats when times are tough, but this time lipstick itself isn’t the key product. 
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Freemans reports buoyant Christmas, Julien Macdonald collab is "standout" success

Freemans reports buoyant Christmas, Julien Macdonald collab is "standout" success

​Freemans said on Friday that it had “a cracker of a Christmas” with sales in the eight weeks to the end of the year up as much as 23%. Its customer numbers also topped a million, which was up 65% from two years ago.
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Kering names Raffaella Cornaggia managing director of Kering Beauty

Kering names Raffaella Cornaggia managing director of Kering Beauty

Kering said on Friday it was entering the cosmetics business, with the announcement that it has recruited seasoned Estee Lauder executive Raffaella Cornaggia to head the push into the new segment. 
Luxury
UK retail footfall recovery continues as office workers boost high streets on weekdays

UK retail footfall recovery continues as office workers boost high streets on weekdays

​Footfall to UK retail destinations was up 12.5% in January, according to the latest BRC-Sensormatic IQ data. But while it rose, it was 2.6 percentage points down on December.
Fashion
Estée Lauder fears bigger drop in profit on uncertain China recovery

Estée Lauder fears bigger drop in profit on uncertain China recovery

Estee Lauder Cos Inc forecast a bigger drop in full-year profit than it had initially estimated, citing uncertainty around recovery in major market China. 
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Big change at John Lewis sees customer director stepping down

Big change at John Lewis sees customer director stepping down

​There are big changes happening in John Lewis Partnership’s customer service capability, with the UK retail giant announcing new investment in its brands, data and technology “to give even more value to customers”.
Fashion
H&M to close four regional UK stores

H&M to close four regional UK stores

Global fashion giant H&M is planning to shutter four of its regional UK stores, citing a “rapid change” in customer behaviour. Stores in Hartlepool, Maidenhead, Newport on the Isle of Wight and Burton are set to close.
Fashion
Very expands Everyday own brand with 900 more products

Very expands Everyday own brand with 900 more products

How successful has The Very Group’s Everyday range been? Enough to expand the collection with more than 900 new fashion and home products “following strong customer demand since it launched in summer 2022”.
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Marco Marchi named president of Coin SpA

Marco Marchi named president of Coin SpA

The founder of Liu Jo has been named president of Italian department store group Coin SpA. A former board member, Marchi succeeds Giorgio Rossi, who will stay on as a board member.
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Ariana Grande buying back her cosmetics brand R.e.m. Beauty for $15 million

Ariana Grande buying back her cosmetics brand R.e.m. Beauty for $15 million

American singer Ariana Grande will acquire the assets of her R.e.m. Beauty brand from Forma Brands, her licensee, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under US law. 
Beauty
E.L.F. says quarterly sales growth continues with 49% uptick, lifts annual guidance

E.L.F. says quarterly sales growth continues with 49% uptick, lifts annual guidance

E.L.F. Beauty announced on Wednesday revenues for the third quarter lifted 49% to $146.5 million, driven by strength in both its retailer and e-commerce channels.  
Beauty
Matalan chair is out as leadership shake-up begins

Matalan chair is out as leadership shake-up begins

A new broom is expected to sweep in at Matalan following the acquisition of the fashion and lifestyle retailer last month, with interim chairman Tim Isaacs the first casualty.
Fashion
Landlord Shaftesbury links with Good On You for West End sustainability drive

Landlord Shaftesbury links with Good On You for West End sustainability drive

Central London commercial property landlord Shaftesbury is to partner with Good On You, fashion’s source for brand sustainability ratings.
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