San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) has acquired a majority stake in skincare company Jane Iredale, adding to its list of partner companies including skincare brand Yes To and cosmetics label Japonesque.
Upscale Hugo Boss had a good Christmas trading period with the German firm saying its Q4 sales rose and that profits will grow in FY19. It was helped by growth in the UK, France and China, plus its webstore expansion.
The importance of retail at railway stations in the UK came into even sharper focus over the festive period as key train stations saw rising product retail sales, despite the weak trading conditions during the period.
Henkel shares tumbled on Monday after the maker of Schwarzkopf shampoo and Persil detergent warned earnings would fall this year as it steps up investment in brands and digital technology to try to revive growth.
Major consumer companies including Unilever and Procter & Gamble are chasing consumers who want goods delivered automatically, pitching new online subscription services, even though these have not always worked.