The Hut Group continued to outperform in the fourth quarter with the company saying on Tuesday that it saw revenue growth of 51% year-on-year, much better than the range of 40% to 45% that it had predicted earlier.
In the first half of the current financial year, sales at L’Occitane International (the owner of L'Occitane en Provence and Erborian) dropped by 15.2%, to €616.6 million, affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
It’s been a long time coming since the announcement last year, but Harrods has finally opened its first standalone beauty store, H Beauty, at Lakeside in Essex. A second store will open in Milton Keynes in 2021.
In H1 of the current financial year, L’Occitane International (owner of L’Occitane, Erborian and Melvita) posted a 22% revenue rise, largely driven by skincare brand Elemis, bought by the group in March 2019.
Hong Kong-listed beauty group L’Occitane said this week that its net profit in the year to March 31 soared almost 22% to at €117.6m, even though its revenue rise was more modest, up just over 8% to almost €1.43bn.
In the fiscal year ended 31 March 2019, the cosmetics group – owner of L'Occitane en Provence and Melvita, among others – saw its revenues jump 8.7%, boosted by strong performances in the US, China, Brazil and Russia.