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Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Boots' shift to digital sees 300 HQ jobs culled

Citing “changing consumer behaviours” due to the coronavirus pandemic, Boots on Friday announced major job cuts at its head office operations.
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Australia's Ultraceuticals launches in the U.S.

Australia's Ultraceuticals launches in the U.S.

Australian-based Ultraceuticals Skincare is bringing its award-winning, cosmeceutical skincare brand to the United States. 
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Liverpool One boosts beauty offer with ​Thérapie Clinic signing

Liverpool One boosts beauty offer with ​Thérapie Clinic signing

Thérapie Clinic is to expand the Liverpool One retail destination’s beauty offer with its first centre in the North West of England.
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Citigroup cannot recoup Revlon payouts after nearly $900 million gaffe: U.S. judge

Citigroup cannot recoup Revlon payouts after nearly $900 million gaffe: U.S. judge

A judge has said Citigroup is not entitled to recoup half a billion dollars of its own money that it mistakenly wired lenders of Revlon, in what he called "a banking error of perhaps unprecedented nature and magnitude."
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Skinnydip dives into AI-powered merchandising and A/B testing to boost online sales

Skinnydip dives into AI-powered merchandising and A/B testing to boost online sales

It took the pandemic to shift all sales operations online. So clothing, lifestyle and accessories retailer Skinnydip London introduced automated merchandising and A/B testing technology to boost its digital operations.
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QVC and HSN shine spotlight on women and minority-owned brands with latest round of Big Find initiative

QVC and HSN shine spotlight on women and minority-owned brands with latest round of Big Find initiative

The second year of the shopping networks’ The Big Find international product search will see the launch of 90 emerging brands on the channels, more than two thirds of which are women or minority-owned businesses.
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Harrods delayed second H Beauty store due to open this spring

Harrods delayed second H Beauty store due to open this spring

Milton Keynes can breath a sigh of relief. Any doubts that Harrods may pull out of plans to open a beauty store in the Buckinghamshire town, or further delay its arrival due to the Covid pandemic, are unfounded.
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Sephora announces participants for incubator program focused on BIPOC beauty founders

Sephora announces participants for incubator program focused on BIPOC beauty founders

Now in its sixth year, the program's focus on founders of color comes as part of Sephora's increasing number of commitments to increasing BIPOC representation in prestige beauty and on Sephora shelves.
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Unilever focus is dynamic categories for future growth, targets US, India, China

Unilever focus is dynamic categories for future growth, targets US, India, China

Unilever said on Thursday that its focus for the future is developing its portfolio “into high growth spaces”, a goal that will drive decision-making around acquisitions and disposals. 
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E.L.F. sales continue to defy pandemic downturn with solid growth

E.L.F. sales continue to defy pandemic downturn with solid growth

The Oakland, California-based cosmetics company announced on Wednesday that its net sales rose 10% year over year in Q3, marking the group’s eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
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Unilever 'to sell' some non-core beauty brands - report

Unilever 'to sell' some non-core beauty brands - report

UK-listed consumer goods giant Unilever is planning to sell off $600 million worth of non-core beauty brands in Europe and the US, people familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg.
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Ulta commits $25 million to new D&I goals, Tracee Ellis Ross named D&I advisor

Ulta commits $25 million to new D&I goals, Tracee Ellis Ross named D&I advisor

As part of its commitments, the company said it will double the number of Black-owned brands in its assortment by the end of 2021
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L Catterton's The Honest Company to file IPO

L Catterton's The Honest Company to file IPO

Baby and beauty products company The Honest Company is quietly preparing to go public. 
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Former Jigsaw and John Lewis exec Ruis heads to Canada to run Indigo

Former Jigsaw and John Lewis exec Ruis heads to Canada to run Indigo

​Peter Ruis, the UK fashion executive who used to run Jigsaw and was Executive Buying & Brand Director at John Lewis, is moving to Canada to run Indigo, the country’s largest books and lifestyle retailer.
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Playboy nears deal to buy sexual wellness chain Lovers

Playboy nears deal to buy sexual wellness chain Lovers

Playboy Enterprises is nearing a deal to acquire the parent company of sexual wellness chain Lovers as it seeks to grow its lifestyle brand following the shuttering of its eponymous magazine, sources said on Sunday.  
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Allure to open concept store in New York City

Allure to open concept store in New York City

Spread out over 2,900 square feet and two floors, the store will stock Allure-recommended beauty products and will play host to a range of in-store events, tutorials and masterclasses created by Allure's editorial team. 
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