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.
Sir Philip Green has named Burberry's ex-chief merchandising officer Paul Price as CEO at the Topshop/Topman business with a remit to grow globally and expand its digital footprint. But will it also move upmarket?
A new multi brand cosmetics and beauty shop founded by Russian beauty entrepreneur Andrey Trubnikov is slated to open in the US under the name Organic Shop. It will also enter Germany and certain Asian markets.
Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. has submitted a settlement offer in NY for a second false marketing lawsuit stemming from the brand having sold products labeled as all-natural when in fact they were not.