On Thursday, Anglo-Dutch agri-food and cosmetics giant Unilever published the 1st Q revenue result, up 6.1% within a market defined as "challenging", and reiterated its confidence about reaching its annual targets.
The 19th century beauty company opened its first-ever US retail location at Bergdorf Goodman's beauty level. The store features furniture crafted entirely in France and vintage advertising posters from the 1920s.
A jump in luxury cosmetic sales at L'Oréal offset a weak first quarter for several of the French company's other divisions, with overall like-for-like revenues 4.2 percent higher, slightly above forecasts.
Chance encounters can lead to entirely new career paths. Just ask Mathilde Thomas, who co-founded the Caudalie luxury skincare and spa company after meeting a doctor at her family vineyard in Bordeaux.
The White Company has opened an upsized store at Bluewater having almost doubled its presence in the major mall to not long after Gap opened a flagship location and ahead of the new Missguided opening there.
Good news: House of Fraser profits rose fast in the year to January 28. Any bad news? Well, the company warned that trading is still volatile, overall sales were flat and comparable sales edged up a tiny 0.9%.