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L'Oréal invests in green chemistry with Unilever and Kao
To develop new sustainable ingredients derived from living organisms, L'Oréal is investing in a joint venture between US biotechnology specialist Genomatica (Geno), Unilever, and Kao.
Simpli Namdhari's opens first flagship store in Hyderabad
Fast moving consumer goods retailer Simpli Namdhari's has opened its first flagship store in Hyderabad in the city’s Banjara Hills.
Kama Ayurveda celebrates 20 years, expands logistics network
Ayurvedic personal care and beauty brand Kama Ayurveda has completed 20 years in business and is continuing to expand with an omni-channel approach, adding hyper-local delivery to promote swift order fulfilment.
Coutloot eyes brick-and-mortar retail market
E-commerce business Coutloot plans to enter the brick-and-mortar retail market by converting small sized shops into its own branded stores. The business plans to open 35 stores from this April.
Purplle ameliorates customer experience with Freshworks
Cosmetics business Purplle has joined forces with Freshworks to ameliorate its customer support offering for e-commerce.
Metro Cash & Carry launches platform to boost kirana digitalisation
Metro Cash & Carry has launched a ‘Smart Kirana Academy’ in partnership with SKDM and the ICPRG to promote the digitalisation of kirana stores to boost growth.
H&M Group sales rise 12% in latest quarter
H&M Group delivered its provisional Q1 sales report on Wednesday and said sales in the three months to February rose a healthy 12% to SEK54.9 billion (€4.3bn/£4.9bn/$5.2bn).
Another strong year for Inditex as sales and profits beat inflation
Inditex’s full-year results on Wednesday saw the Spanish retail giant once again showing why it’s such a dominant force in fashion as sales and profits both soared.
Body Shop and Aesop owner Natura highlights sales progress, despite overall falls
The Brazilian beauty giant that owns The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon, talked of “a resilient performance” in Q4 with sales growth in constant currency. But sales still fell on a reported basis and it made a net loss.
Brillare launches new campaign, provides 100% ingredient transparency
Personal care and skincare brand Brillare has launched a new campaign which puts its ingredients at the forefront and announced that its products are made from 100% natural goods.
Unilever's Indian unit names Rohit Jawa as managing director, CEO
Hindustan Unilever Ltd named Rohit Jawa as its managing director and chief executive officer on Friday, succeeding Sanjiv Mehta, who is retiring after spending nearly 10 years at the company's helm.
Hugo Boss has record year, expects strong 2023, but stellar growth will slow
Hugo Boss announced its annual results on Thursday and spoke of a “record year”, although it also said 2023 growth will slow. In 2022, it reaped the rewards of its investment into the Hugo and Boss brands globally.
Cross-border shopping jumps in countries with high brand affinity says ESW
Cross-border shopping continues to expand and a new study from specialist ESW shows that countries whose consumers are most focused on brands are seeing the fastest growth in fashion and beauty.
Henkel to lose momentum in 2023 after jump in sales
Germany's Henkel said on Tuesday that it expects slower industrial and consumer demand to curtail sales growth this year after price increases helped organic sales to jump 8.8% in 2022.
Nykaa Pro partners with Kajol R Paswwan for training programme
Beauty giant Nykaa’s content and commerce platform for beauty professionals Nykaa Pro partnered with makeup artist Kajol R Paswwan to hold a training session for young women from low-income groups.
Udaan focuses on staple items to fuel growth
E-commerce platform Udaan is centring in on its staples business as the segment has witnessed strong sales and doubled business over the second half of 2022.