The 10-year manufacturing deal will allow Walgreens to manufacture its own beauty and cosmetics products. The drugstore chain has taken steps to increase the importance of beauty products across its stores.
It has been an exciting summer for makeup artist Pat McGrath -- not only did she win the prestigious Founder's Award at this year's CFDA Awards, but she has also just been named beauty-editor-at-large of British Vogue.
It was a golden week online for John Lewis in the period to July 22 but physical stores were also strong. It saw an 8.9% sales increase to £79.8m and online traffic that made it “one of its biggest weeks of the year.”
Unilever did well in the first half on the back of cost cuts and some good brand performances. Its Dove, Sunsilk, Dermalogica, Dollar Shave Club and Living Proof brands all continued to grow strongly during the half.