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John Lewis names non-exec Nish Kankiwala to new CEO role
It’s a big news week for John Lewis with its results due Thursday and a new concept store layout unveiled Tuesday. And Wednesday? Just the small matter of a new CEO.
Body Shop and Aesop owner Natura highlights sales progress, despite overall falls
The Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon, talked of “a resilient performance” in Q4 with sales growth in constant currency. But sales still fell on a reported basis and it made a net loss.
Beach House Group launches beauty, lifestyle brand venture fund
Beach House Group announced on Friday the launch of a new venture fund, Beach House Ventures, which looks to incubate nascent beauty and lifestyle brands, via financial backing and more.
Patrick Ta Beauty names new CEO
Patrick Ta Beauty announced on Monday the appointment of Kimberly Villatoro to the role chief executive officer.
Sephora and TikTok team up to launch social media incubator program
Dubbed the 'Sephora x TikTok Incubator Program', the program connects TikTok creators to best-in-class beauty brands from the Sephora’s Accelerate program.
Dior launches anti-ageing LED mask, designed with French company Lucibel
Dior has teamed up with French LED technology specialist Lucibel. A partnership that began in July with the launch of Dior Skin Light, a futuristic-looking anti-ageing LED mask.
Lush cuts ad spend with big tech, focuses on app and its stores
Beauty and personal care retailer Lush wants to slash its online ad spend with big tech firms, instead targeting smaller tech organisations and engaging open source solutions.
Ulta Beauty annual revenues surpass $10 billion, earnings surge double digits
Ulta Beauty announced on Thursday revenues for the full-year surged 18% to $10.2 billion on the back of retail price increases, the impact of new brands and product innovation and increased social occasions in 2022.
Ipsy names Ash K Holm as chief makeup artist
Beauty subscription company Ipsy announced on Wednesday the appointment of Ash K Holm as the brand's chief makeup artist for spring 2023.
Sephora UK store is "threat to incumbents", but VFM will be key - analyst
With Sephora due to open its debut UK store on Wednesday, an analyst on Tuesday said the French beauty giant poses a threat to established market leaders, but must be seen as offering value in order to succeed.
Consumers cut clothing spend in February, but jewellery, beauty get Valentine's boost
UK consumer and retail spend last month was OK, but not brilliant as Valentine's Day provided support for the jewellery and beauty categories, but non-essentials (especially clothing) were largely off the priority list.
Annie Jackson, Credo Beauty co-founder: 'Consumers want to vote with their dollars, Credo is here to empower them'
Credo Beauty, the innovative clean beauty company founded in San Francisco, opened its second store in Los Angeles at Larchmont Village. The brand now has 12 locations in the United States.
LVMH rejigs beauty division, names Stephane Rinderknech CEO
LVMH on Monday named Stephane Rinderknech as chairman and CEO of its beauty division, rounding out a series of broader management changes at the owner of Guerlain and Parfums Christian Dior.
Bobbi Brown names Lahnie Strange global general manager
The Estée Lauder Companies announced on Friday the appointment of Lahnie Strange as senior vice president, global general manager of Bobbi Brown.
M.A.C Cosmetics launches its skincare line and strengthens its position in emerging markets
The make-up brand M.A.C Cosmetics, owned by Estée Lauder Group, has just launched a new skincare line called Hyper Real Skincare and continues to strengthen its global network, particularly in emerging markets.
Bella Hadid is new Charlotte Tilbury muse in anniversary year
High-profile model Bella Hadid has become the latest muse for Charlotte Tilbury, the upscale mega-beauty brand majority owned by Puig.