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Perfect Corp launches new AI Face Analyzer

Perfect Corp launches new AI Face Analyzer

The global beauty tech solutions provider has announced the launch of its AI Face Analyzer technology, a tool designed to help cosmetics brands deliver better personalized product recommendations to consumers.
Beauty
Freemans dives deep into beauty, issues 'beauty call' to brands

Freemans dives deep into beauty, issues 'beauty call' to brands

Otto-owned UK digital department store Freemans is diving head-first into the beauty sector with a launch this week of a comprehensive beauty offer to complement its fashion and homewares.
Beauty
L'Oréal Paris to stage show during Paris Fashion Week

L'Oréal Paris to stage show during Paris Fashion Week

For Paris Fashion Week, L'Oréal Paris will stage the fourth edition of its fashion show in the heart of the French capital. The event, scheduled on October 3, is open to the public and will be broadcast in 30 countries.
Beauty
Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

Ulta celebrates Black voices in beauty with launch of Muse 100

The Bolingbrook, Illinois-based cosmetics retailer has unveiled the Muse 100, an initiative that recognizes and awards grants to 100 trailblazing Black voices working in different fields of the beauty industry.
Beauty
Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

​Higher-end department store group Fenwick was hit particularly hard during the pandemic, its latest set of results to the end of January show.
Fashion
YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

YNAP opens "cutting-edge" distribution centre, boosts Net-A-Porter stock capaity

Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter have received a major logistics boost as owner Yoox Net-A-Porter has officially opened its new “cutting-edge” logistics hub in Landriano, near Milan.
Luxury
Cross-border shopping: luxury grows fastest, but customer service must improve

Cross-border shopping: luxury grows fastest, but customer service must improve

The pandemic and Brexit issues may have dented cross-border shopping in recent periods, but the channel is bouncing back and luxury is fuelling that comeback, a new reports shows.
Luxury
L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

L'Occitane International names André Hoffmann as new CEO

There's been a change in leadership at L'Occitane International. After 25 years at the head of the beauty group, Reinold Geiger has handed the reins over to André Hoffmann. 
Beauty
Hut Group sales soar again, THG Beauty to be listed separately

Hut Group sales soar again, THG Beauty to be listed separately

The Hut Group continued to go from strength to strength in the first half of the year with group revenue rising almost 45% to £958.8 million year-on-year, and rising 95% compared to the first six months of 2019 (2YoY).
Fashion
John Lewis sales improve but profits remain muted

John Lewis sales improve but profits remain muted

John Lewis Partnership’s half-year report on Thursday showed an improvement on the prior-year period but its results were still far below some of the figures it produced just a few years ago.
Fashion
H&M Q3 sales rise, now back at 2019 levels

H&M Q3 sales rise, now back at 2019 levels

H&M Group’s Q3 sales rose 14% year-on-year (YoY), the Swedish fashion retail giant said on Wednesday. That said, the figure was in local currencies and when converted to Swedish Krona, the rise was only 9%.
Fashion
Inditex is "early winner" in post-Covid world as sales bounce back

Inditex is "early winner" in post-Covid world as sales bounce back

Fashion retail giant Inditex said on Wednesday that its recovery is continuing to gain momentum with its sales, EBITDA and net income in the second quarter of its financial year reaching "historic highs”.
Fashion
Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Beauty products supplier Knowlton targets over $3 billion valuation in U.S. IPO

Knowlton Development Corp said on Tuesday it was looking to raise up to $857.14 million through a U.S. initial public offering, valuing the manufacturer for beauty, personal and home care brands at more than $3 billion.
Beauty
Expanding ​Secret Sales names ‘dream team’ of six new star execs

Expanding ​Secret Sales names ‘dream team’ of six new star execs

Premium e-commerce marketplace Secret Sales has hired six “star” senior execs with impressive track records at some of fashion’s biggest names. They’re filling new positions as it expands at home and abroad.
Luxury
Mytheresa hails enduring change in shopper habits as Q4 and full year boom

Mytheresa hails enduring change in shopper habits as Q4 and full year boom

Mytheresa has reported another strong quarter and year and even outperformed its own expectations. Q4 saw “exceptional net sales growth” and the full year was ahead of both 2020 and 2019.
Luxury
L'Oréal names Emmanuel Goulin head of luxury division in Italy

L'Oréal names Emmanuel Goulin head of luxury division in Italy

Formerly the general manager of L’Oréal’s travel retail division for Asia-Pacific, Emmanuel Goulin has replaced Luca Guillot Boschetti as head of the group’s luxury division in Italy.
Beauty