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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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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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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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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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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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Conscious consumerism is key for UK prestige beauty says NPD

Conscious consumerism is key for UK prestige beauty says NPD

The coronavirus pandemic is dominating most consumers’ and businesses’ thinking at the moment, but companies and market analysts are still looking to a post-coronavirus world in which other subjects come to the fore.
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Ulta reports strong sales and earnings growth, suspends beauty services due to coronavirus

Ulta reports strong sales and earnings growth, suspends beauty services due to coronavirus

The beauty retailer announced solid growth in its fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 sales and earnings on Thursday and provided an update on the measures it is taking in its stores to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
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French prestige beauty market sales reach €3 billion in 2019

French prestige beauty market sales reach €3 billion in 2019

In 2019, the French prestige beauty market slumped again, though the trend was improved by a stronger performance towards the end of the year. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the outlook for 2020 is uncertain.
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Perfect Corp offers beauty brands free AR live training service amid coronavirus disruption

Perfect Corp offers beauty brands free AR live training service amid coronavirus disruption

As Covid-19 continues to cause disruption around the world, the maker of YouCam Makeup is offering beauty brands a complimentary AR live training service so they can train their employees from a distance.
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Kate Somerville Skincare shines the spotlight on its founder with new documentary

Kate Somerville Skincare shines the spotlight on its founder with new documentary

Beauty brand Kate Somerville Skincare is marking Women's History Month with the launch of a documentary about its trailblazing founder.
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Brand Architekts hurt by cosmetics tariffs in H1

Brand Architekts hurt by cosmetics tariffs in H1

Beauty specialist Brand Architekts Group announced its first-half results on Tuesday and said sales fell but margins rose. It also took a hit as tariff issues dented shipments from China to the US.
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Selfridges and Dazed team up to open Dazed Beauty Space

Selfridges and Dazed team up to open Dazed Beauty Space

Making its debut on Monday, the Dazed Beauty Space is a 150 sq mt playground created by set designer Thomas Petherick. The experiential pop-up will host a programme of events including make-up tutorials and workshops.
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Network Rail in festive retail surge, London Bridge is star with fashion, beauty stores key

Network Rail in festive retail surge, London Bridge is star with fashion, beauty stores key

As more and more people travel by train, retail at railway stations is growing and this week, the UK's Network Rail said that it has seen a 4.48% growth in sales at Britain's biggest and busiest stations.
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Beauty Pie to open first pop-up in Harvey Nichols

Beauty Pie to open first pop-up in Harvey Nichols

Beauty Pie, the UK beauty online retailer that offers members discounts on high-end products, is opening its first-ever pop-up this month with a debut in the Harvey Nichols beauty hall in London.
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