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Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

Battersea Power Station makeover is 'complete' as it prepares for autumn opening

The radical makeover of Battersea Power Station has reached “practical completion” ahead of the grand opening as a major London retail destination this autumn.
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Cosmoprof North America 2022 welcomes new initiatives

Cosmoprof North America 2022 welcomes new initiatives

Beauty tradeshow Cosmoprof North America is gearing up for its 19th edition, to be held from July 12 to 14, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 
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Knox Lane acquires majority stake in Elevation Labs

Knox Lane acquires majority stake in Elevation Labs

San Francisco-based investment firm Knox Lane announced on Thursday a majority stake investment in premium beauty products formulator and manufacturer Elevation Labs. 
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Kohl's ends sale talks with Franchise Group, shares plunge

Kohl's ends sale talks with Franchise Group, shares plunge

U.S. department store chain Kohl's Corp on Friday called off its sale to Franchise Group after months of negotiations, citing sinking markets and difficult financing conditions.
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Boots revenue soars says owner as WBA reports overall lower Q3 sales

Boots revenue soars says owner as WBA reports overall lower Q3 sales

​After Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) pulled the UK-based Boots chain from sale earlier this week, all eyes were on how the chain performed when WBA released its Q3 results on Thursday.
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WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

WBA ends Boots auction as bidders fail to meet its price

After months of speculation about who would become the new owner of the UK health and beauty Boots business, the answer is… nobody. Its current owner has pulled it from sale with buyers unwilling to pay a premium price.
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Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

Warpaint London strong in 2022, UK and Europe doing well

​Beauty specialist Warpaint London's update on Monday and said “the group has experienced strong trading in 2022 to date with the brands' proposition resonating with customers, both in the UK and internationally”.
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Franchise Group in talks to keep Kohl's management team after a sale

Franchise Group in talks to keep Kohl's management team after a sale

Franchise Group, the preferred bidder to acquire Kohl's, is in discussions to keep the retailer's top management team, including CEO Michelle Gass, if the planned sale is finalized. 
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Unilever switches some ingredients due to commodities shortages, eco issues

Unilever switches some ingredients due to commodities shortages, eco issues

Unilever has changed the ingredient make-up for some of its products like deodorants and packaged food to cut costs, mitigate supply constraints and ensure they're sustainable.
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Clariant posts Q1 beat, sees Q2 sales dipping vs Jan-March

Clariant posts Q1 beat, sees Q2 sales dipping vs Jan-March

Clariant's first-quarter sales from continuing operations rose 30% in local currencies and 26% in Swiss francs to 1.26 billion Swiss francs, with pricing contributing 16% to growth, the Swiss chemicals group said.
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Harrods opens latest H Beauty with Northeast debut

Harrods opens latest H Beauty with Northeast debut

Harrods on Tuesday opened the latest in its chain of H Beauty stores with a debut in Gateshead’s Metrocentre.
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N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

N.Irish businesses urge UK against potentially damaging unilateral plans

Northern Irish businesses urged Britain to tackle disruption to post-Brexit trade through negotiations with the European Union rather than pursuing unilateral plans published on Monday.
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Dunhill Spring/ Summer 2023: Lightweight, luxury levity

Dunhill Spring/ Summer 2023: Lightweight, luxury levity

Deep diving into the archive, but always using contemporary fabrics, designer Mark Weston on Friday presented his clearest fashion statement for the house of Dunhill to date.
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Hair colour expert Josh Wood joins Drest

Hair colour expert Josh Wood joins Drest

​Luxury mobile fashion and beauty gaming specialist Drest has launched an exclusive beauty collaboration with global hair colour expert Josh Wood, signing up to be Drest’s permanent ‘Hair Color Expert’.
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Activist investor Peltz joins Unilever board, will he agitate for a break-up?

Activist investor Peltz joins Unilever board, will he agitate for a break-up?

​Unilever's shares rose as much as 8% this week on news that the consumer products giant’s board has a new member — billionaire activist Nelson Peltz. He will join as a non-executive director in July.
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L’Oréal launches €25 million fund to support women-led start-ups

L’Oréal launches €25 million fund to support women-led start-ups

The L’Oréal group has recently announced the launch of the ‘Bold Female Founders’ venture capital programme, designed to support women-led start-ups.
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