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Beauty brand Margaret Dabbs London sells stake, plans global expansion

Beauty brand Margaret Dabbs London sells stake, plans global expansion

Beauty treatment brand Margaret Dabbs London has sold a minority stake to Best World International in a deal brokered by Cavendish Corporate Finance and worth £27.7 million. 
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Superdrug launches same-day delivery service

Superdrug launches same-day delivery service

As the UK enters its third week of national lockdown, Superdrug unveils a new same-day courier service to meet the urgent needs of customers during the pandemic. 
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Paul & Joe Beauté to launch a playfully daring line of makeup for the summer

Paul & Joe Beauté to launch a playfully daring line of makeup for the summer

Paul & Joe Beauté, which is looking forward to the summer season with great expectations, has presented a daring collection designed to resist searing temperatures.
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Boots sales fell again in Q2 but it gained premium beauty share

Boots sales fell again in Q2 but it gained premium beauty share

Boots held back its parent company in the latest quarter as UK retail sales fell. But the firm is upbeat as it works to transform its fortunes with a bigger premium beauty offer.
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The Hut Group launches multi-million pound coronavirus aid package

The Hut Group launches multi-million pound coronavirus aid package

Beauty e-tail giant The Hut Group has set up a £10 million package due to the coronavirus crisis to support vulnerable communities as well as key workers and emergency services in the UK and abroad.
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E.L.F. reaffirms fiscal year 2020 guidance, resumes China operations

E.L.F. reaffirms fiscal year 2020 guidance, resumes China operations

The Californian company has reaffirmed its 2020 guidance, despite seeing a "significant decline" in recent retail sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and has announced that its China operations are back to normal.
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L'Oréal completes acquisition of Mugler, Azzaro perfumes

L'Oréal completes acquisition of Mugler, Azzaro perfumes

The sale by the Clarins group to the L’Oréal group of Mugler and of Azzaro perfumes, for an as yet undisclosed amount, was first heralded last October and has now been finalised.
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Beauty is key category for lockdown shoppers to buy online, but fashion falls flat

Beauty is key category for lockdown shoppers to buy online, but fashion falls flat

Global online shopping order volumes have risen 88% this year with cosmetics a key category, but clothing has stayed flat while sports goods orders have dropped sharply.
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L'Oréal expects 5% decline in first-quarter sales due to impact of Covid-19

L'Oréal expects 5% decline in first-quarter sales due to impact of Covid-19

L'Oréal announced on Monday that it predicts a year-over-year decrease of around 5% in its first-quarter sales due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The company also withdrew its annual financial guidance. 
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Ulta to pay distribution staff premium for work during coronavirus crisis

Ulta to pay distribution staff premium for work during coronavirus crisis

The American cosmetics retailer announced on Monday that it will be paying workers in its distribution centers a $2-per-hour wage premium to thank them for their continued work during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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Boots to roll out perspex screens across 2,500 stores

Boots to roll out perspex screens across 2,500 stores

​Boots has introduced further measures to protect the health of pharmacists, staff and customers in store, including the distribution of 2,500 perspex screens and 20,000 protective visors. 
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UK fashion sales plunged online last week but health & beauty was strong

UK fashion sales plunged online last week but health & beauty was strong

The first week of home isolation and closing stores in the UK saw mixed results for e-tail, which slowed by 2.2% year-on-year, even though week-on-week sales accelerated due to stockpiling. But fashion saw a huge plunge.
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Unilever to launch global handwashing campaign with UK government

Unilever to launch global handwashing campaign with UK government

Running across multiple channels, the campaign will aim to change people’s behaviour in countries across Africa and Asia to raise awareness of the need for proper hand hygiene to stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Superdrug to continue operating despite lockdown

Superdrug to continue operating despite lockdown

Superdrug has revealed that many of its stores are still open to provide essential products but all in-store beauty studio services have been temporarily suspended.
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Beauty manufacturer Creightons shifts production to make hand sanitiser

Beauty manufacturer Creightons shifts production to make hand sanitiser

​Peterborough-based Creightons has become one of the latest beauty companies to shift its production lines to make hand sanitiser.
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Sally Beauty Holdings closes stores, withdraws fiscal 2020 guidance

Sally Beauty Holdings closes stores, withdraws fiscal 2020 guidance

Denton, Texas-based beauty giant Sally Beauty Holdings is the latest company to announce temporary store closures and a new financial positioning, due to Covid-19.
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