Good news for UK online fashion sales. Not so good news for digital beauty sales. Even worse for the e-tail industry as a whole. And after weak April numbers, it suggests the digital boom could well be over.
Not content with launching another branch of H Beauty a few weeks ago, Harrods is putting big support behind beauty in May as it invites consumers to enjoy ‘The Harrods Beauty Adventure’ at its Knightsbridge flagship.
In March, former French fashion editor Carine Roitfeld added to her brand’s fragrances by dropping Carine, a subtly scented perfume. For the future, Roitfeld is set to broaden her brand’s scope beyond beauty products.
For thousands of years, the rose, and especially the Provence rose, has been a leading fragrance ingredient, and this month its scent is at the heart of new launches by Dior and Lancôme, both sourcing it close to home.
The Sézane brand, founded by Morgane Sezalory, has just inaugurated a pop-up in the Platform shopping center in Culver City; the development serving as a test, before a possible opening of a first permanent store.
Unilever’s Q1 results on Thursday saw the multinational fast-moving consumer goods firm turning in a strong sales rise, although that was down to price rises with volume sales actually dipping slightly.
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd and U.S. buyout firm Apollo Global Management are planning a joint bid for UK high street pharmacy chain Boots, a spokesperson for Apollo confirmed on Wednesday.
Stuart La Brooy (ex Diageo) has been appointed vice-president in charge of marketing strategy, customer satisfaction and loyalty for LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora’s South-East Asia and Oceania region.
Online beauty and technology group THG reported its preliminary results for last year on Thursday, plus a Q1 trading update that showed it weathering the current inflation and supply chain storm fairly well.