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E.L.F. takes over clean beauty brand W3ll People

E.L.F. takes over clean beauty brand W3ll People

As it looks to expand its portfolio, cruelty-free Californian cosmetics company E.L.F. Beauty has made its first strategic extension, acquiring Austin, Texas-based clean beauty brand W3ll People for $27 million in cash.
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Salt-N-Pepa makeup is here, courtesy of Milani Cosmetics

Salt-N-Pepa makeup is here, courtesy of Milani Cosmetics

Hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa are taking their legacy to the next level, with the launch of a new makeup collection.
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Luxe Pack Shanghai postponed until July on coronavirus fears

Luxe Pack Shanghai postponed until July on coronavirus fears

Luxe Pack has announced the postponement of its planned Shanghai event on the back of the “recent cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in China”.
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TJ Hughes to appoint outlet division administrators

TJ Hughes to appoint outlet division administrators

TJ Hughes is ready to appoint administrators for its outlet business with a report at the weekend saying eight stores will be included in the filing. The represent a “small number” of its total stores across the UK.
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Cult Beauty hits milestone with £100m+ sales

Cult Beauty hits milestone with £100m+ sales

UK-based online beauty retailer Cult Beauty’s sales topped £100 million for the first time in 2019 as sales rose by almost one-third to £104 million, its founder said.
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Schwarzkopf doubles down on recyclable packaging

Schwarzkopf doubles down on recyclable packaging

Schwarzkopf is the latest beauty brand to team up with TerraCycle on a large-scale recycling initiative.
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Candidates line up to purchase Coty's professional beauty division

Candidates line up to purchase Coty's professional beauty division

Advent International, Bain Capital and Cinven are all reportedly candidates to take over the brands in Coty's professional beauty division, including Wella and OPI, as the company looks to stabilise its finances. 
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Fashion and beauty dominate anaemic January e-tail but challenges remain

Fashion and beauty dominate anaemic January e-tail but challenges remain

Online sales proved weak during January with a 0.4% fall year-on-year, a rare situation for the e-tail sector, which is more used to seeing growth, even if that growth is occasionally quite small.
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Firmenich looks to P&G for its new Perfumery chief

Firmenich looks to P&G for its new Perfumery chief

Firmenich has announced that Armand de Villoutreys is to retire as President of its Perfumery and Ingredients business on June 30. He’ll be replaced by Ilaria Resta who was most recently at Procter & Gamble.
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Over 70 emerging brands to launch on QVC and HSN in 2020

Over 70 emerging brands to launch on QVC and HSN in 2020

The shopping networks will be launching over 70 new brands discovered through “The Big Find” before the end of this year. The newcomers will be offering shoppers cosmetics, jewelry and accessories, among other products.
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Holland & Barrett bets on clean beauty

Holland & Barrett bets on clean beauty

In a bid to bolster its presence in the growing natural and organic beauty market, health products retailer Holland & Barrett has launched a Clean & Conscious Beauty concept store in Birmingham. 
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New retail brands added to Broadgate’s 100 Liverpool Street

New retail brands added to Broadgate’s 100 Liverpool Street

​Tommy Hilfiger, Monica Vinader and L’Occitane are some of the latest fashion and beauty brands to sign up for stores in the new Broadgate development ahead of the grand opening this summer.
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Laura Ashley loss widens, new CEO takes over as retailer targets global growth

Laura Ashley loss widens, new CEO takes over as retailer targets global growth

With its new CEO and short-term funding in place, Laura Ashley has released a weak set of results with losses increasing and even e-tail sales dropping. But the firm is upbeat and sees international opportunities ahead.
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Avon launches its first CBD skincare product

Avon launches its first CBD skincare product

Beauty and personal care company Avon announced on Wednesday its entry into the “green space” with the launch of its first CBD skincare product.
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Feminine care brand Rael expands into skincare

Feminine care brand Rael expands into skincare

Feminine care brand Rael is expanding into skincare with the launch of the 'Rael Beauty Skin Care Collection'.
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Tech start-up NearSt gets £2m funding to help boost physical retail

Tech start-up NearSt gets £2m funding to help boost physical retail

A UK technology start-up that aims to boost footfall to physical stores has announced that it has raised £2 million in seed funding from several investors. It will use the cash to grow in Britain and launch in the US.
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