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KKR to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance?

KKR to buy Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Private equity firm KKR has offered to buy out Walgreens Boots Alliance, according to a report published by the Financial Times.

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Walgreen Boots Alliance: Is the health and beauty retailer set to go private?

Walgreen Boots Alliance: Is the health and beauty retailer set to go private?

Walgreen Boots Alliance is reportedly considering a deal to go private in what could be the biggest ever leveraged buyout, according to Reuters.

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Amazon Q3: One-day delivery investment hits income

Amazon Q3: One-day delivery investment hits income

Amazon reported its first drop in income since 2017 for the three months ended September 30, 2019, with operating income down to US$3.2 billion (compared to US$3.7 billion in the same period a year ago) and net income dropping to US$2.1 billion in the third quarter,... CLICK HERE
Gucci named as fastest-growing luxury brand in Interbrand’s 2019 ranking, Amazon comes in at number 3

Gucci named as fastest-growing luxury brand in Interbrand’s 2019 ranking, Amazon comes in at number 3

Gucci has been named as the fastest-growing luxury brand in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2019 ranking, coming in at number 33 and growing 23 percent in value. Amazon took the number three spot behind Apple and Google, growing 24 percent. Luxury brands Gucci, Louis... CLICK HERE
The fashion week break up – how beauty is looking for new ventures

The fashion week break up – how beauty is looking for new ventures

It’s the week that sets the trends for the year ahead, and with every designer, editor, blogger, influencer and brand now breathing a sigh of relief that New York Fashion Week is over (although undoubtedly heading swiftly on to LFW and PFW), what we have learned from... CLICK HERE
Amazon challenges Amway, Modicare and Oriflame ruling in Supreme Court

Amazon challenges Amway, Modicare and Oriflame ruling in Supreme Court

Amazon has taken a battle against direct sales companies Oriflame, Modicare and Amway to India’s supreme court after the Delhi High Court ruled that the e-commerce giant couldn’t sell products from this category of companies without their consent, according to a... CLICK HERE
As the Amazon burns, Peru commits to ending deforestation for palm plantations

As the Amazon burns, Peru commits to ending deforestation for palm plantations

Peru has become the second South American country to pledge to end deforestation for palm plantations, according to a report published by Unilad quoting an article in Live Kindly. The country’s commitment will come into force by 2021 and was spearheaded by the... CLICK HERE
Kohl’s partners with Facebook to give niche online brands space in retail store

Kohl’s partners with Facebook to give niche online brands space in retail store

U.S. retailer Kohl’s has teamed up with Facebook in a bid to find trendy online brands and give them space in its retail store, according to a report by The Drum. The new initiative will see Kohl’s pay Facebook an undisclosed sum in order to sift through... CLICK HERE
L’Oréal named one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators

L’Oréal named one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators

L’Oréal has been named to Fast Company’s inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators list. The unranked list highlights 50 workplaces that attract and retain the best talent by creating environments where employees are empowered to put forth bold ideas. More than 360... CLICK HERE
Amazon Seller Services appeals against Delhi high court interim order

Amazon Seller Services appeals against Delhi high court interim order

Amazon Seller Services has appealed against a Delhi high court interim order that has restrained platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal from selling products from direct sales companies without their consent, according to a report by Live Mint. The court will... CLICK HERE
Beauty and the music – how pop stars are capitalizing on the cosmetics industry

Beauty and the music – how pop stars are capitalizing on the cosmetics industry

We’re an attractive prospect, the cosmetics industry. From actors to sports stars to celebrities – everyone wants a piece of us. And who can blame them? If the beauty industry had a dating profile, in my head it would read something like this: ‘Attractive, likes... CLICK HERE
Amazon offers shoppers US$10 for unlimited data collection

Amazon offers shoppers US$10 for unlimited data collection

Amazon is offering shoppers a US$10 voucher in exchange for unlimited data collection, tracking web activity and shopping habits via its Amazon Assistant app, according to The Drum. “This data is tremendously valuable to Amazon and offering users a mere US$10 for... CLICK HERE
Lady Gaga turns to Amazon for launch of new beauty line Haus Laboratories

Lady Gaga turns to Amazon for launch of new beauty line Haus Laboratories

Lady Gaga has announced the launch of a new beauty range called Haus Laboratories, which will be distributed by Amazon in nine countries including the UK, Japan and the U.S. Set to launch in September, the line will include color cosmetics for lips, face, and eyes in... CLICK HERE
BIC USA disrupts grooming category with gender neutral razor launch on Amazon

BIC USA disrupts grooming category with gender neutral razor launch on Amazon

BIC has launched a gender neutral, direct-to-consumer razor brand, named Made For You, in a bid to disrupt the shaving category. The razor will be available exclusively on Amazon and features a metal handle and five flexible blades together with a lubrication strip... CLICK HERE
France’s wealth gap grows as beauty billionaires see fastest fortune growth

France’s wealth gap grows as beauty billionaires see fastest fortune growth

France’s billionaires have enjoyed the steepest increase to their fortunes in the world, according to a report published by Bloomberg. The 14 French citizens listed on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index saw their collective net worth grow 35 percent over the first six... CLICK HERE
Beauty retailers suffer as Amazon expands into specialized markets

Beauty retailers suffer as Amazon expands into specialized markets

Beauty retailers are said to be feeling the hit following the announcement of Amazon’s new venture into specialised products with the launch of Amazon Professional Beauty. Shares in Sally Holdings Inc and Ulta Beauty dropped 17 percent and 2.6 percent respectively... CLICK HERE
Carrefour pulls out of Chinese market as rise in online shopping continues to threaten hypermarkets

Carrefour pulls out of Chinese market as rise in online shopping continues to threaten hypermarkets

French hypermarket Carrefour has announced it is pulling out of the Chinese market as the rise in online shopping and dominance of domestic stores continues to put pressure on foreign retailers. The largest retailer in France, Carrefour announced it is selling an 80... CLICK HERE
LVMH Chairman joins US$100 billion club

LVMH Chairman joins US$100 billion club

LVMH Chairman, Bernard Arnault is said to have become the third member of the centi-billionaires club, according to a report published by Money and Markets.   Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Founder Bill Gates are the only other two people on earth... CLICK HERE
Modiface brings first AI virtual make-up trials to Amazon

Modiface brings first AI virtual make-up trials to Amazon

Modiface has announced it is to launch AI-powered technology onto Amazon to facilitate the first virtual make-up try on service for the e-tailer’s users. The L’Oréal-owned company will enable Amazon customers to trial make-up products before purchase by using... CLICK HERE
Walmart appoints ex-Google exec as new Chief Technology Officer

Walmart appoints ex-Google exec as new Chief Technology Officer

Walmart has announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as its new Chief Technology Officer in a bid to boost its e-commerce business amidst an internal technology transformation plan. Prior to his appointment, Kumar most recently held the position of VP and General... CLICK HERE
Colgate-Palmolive tops Gartner’s 2019 Supply Chain rankings

Colgate-Palmolive tops Gartner’s 2019 Supply Chain rankings

Gartner has released the results of its annual Supply Chain Top 25, which is designed to identify leaders in the field and celebrate best practice. Colgate-Palmolive scored the top spot in the ranking for the first time, while Alibaba and Akzo Nobel both made their... CLICK HERE
Walgreens Boots Alliance announces key leadership appointments

Walgreens Boots Alliance announces key leadership appointments

Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced a series of key leadership appointments to accelerate its transformation. The drugstore giant has announced a new Chief Digital Officer, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Global... CLICK HERE
Amazon admits defeat in China? Rumors swirl around withdrawal

Amazon admits defeat in China? Rumors swirl around withdrawal

Alibaba and JD.com’s dominance over the Chinese e-commerce market looks to be secured as rumors are swirling around a withdrawal from Amazon. According to a report published by the Drum, the US online shopping behemoth is expected to confirm its intention to pull out... CLICK HERE
Unilever hires Amazon consumer products chief to take over beauty unit

Unilever hires Amazon consumer products chief to take over beauty unit

Unilever has announced the appointment of Sunny Jain as President, Beauty & Personal Care, effective June 2019. Jain will also become a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive. Jain joins Unilever from Amazon where he was the head of Core Consumables division,... CLICK HERE
Private label push: Amazon launches own skin care line

Private label push: Amazon launches own skin care line

Amazon has announced the launch of its own ‘high-quality’ skin care line. Belei, as the brand has been named, comprises 12 products designed to help consumers address common skin care concerns such as acne, fine lines and dullness. “Our goal is to help customers spend... CLICK HERE
Instagram trials in-app shopping in the U.S.

Instagram trials in-app shopping in the U.S.

Instagram is trialling an in-app shopping facility in the U.S., which allows users to purchase items via the ‘checkout’ facility. The Facebook-owned site will allow social media users to ‘shop’ taggable images and falls in line with the company’s desire to monotonize... CLICK HERE
J-beauty brand DHC launches in Ulta

J-beauty brand DHC launches in Ulta

J-beauty brand DHC has launched in all 1,124 Ulta stores, according to a report published by WWD. Ulta will sell five hero products from the Tokyo-based brand’s range in store, while 18 SKUs will be available online. The move is part of a wider strategy on the part of... CLICK HERE
NetEase shares rise following Amazon China merger talks

NetEase shares rise following Amazon China merger talks

Amazon China is reportedly in talks with NetEase to merge its China-import business with the internet giant’s Kaola platform, which sells imported products, according to business magazine Caijing. While both NetEase and Amazon declined to comment on the speculation,... CLICK HERE
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths
Beauty in 2019 

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US$50 million fund dedicated to CBD beauty invests in Standard Dose – the ‘Amazon of CBD’

US$50 million fund dedicated to CBD beauty invests in Standard Dose – the ‘Amazon of CBD’

Standard Dose, an e-commerce platform dedicated to CBD-based products, which has been dubbed ‘the Amazon of CBD’ has received an investment from a new fund, set up by a former Partner in Bain to further the CBD beauty category, according to a report published by... CLICK HERE
Amazon launches budget beauty range through Find fashion label

Amazon launches budget beauty range through Find fashion label

Amazon has announced the launch of its own-brand budget beauty range through its Find fashion label. The beauty range features a range of color cosmetic products in four categories – eyes, face, lips and nails – with all items priced for the mass market between £5.23... CLICK HERE
L’Occitane launches same-day delivery service to challenge the likes of Amazon

L’Occitane launches same-day delivery service to challenge the likes of Amazon

French beauty company L’Occitane has announced On the dot as the partner for its same-day delivery service ‘Ship From Store’, which has launched in London. The service is set to roll out across the further 86 UK stores in the early part of 2019, with the On the dot... CLICK HERE
Amazon.com finally launches direct sales model in Brazil

Amazon.com finally launches direct sales model in Brazil

Amazon.com has finally launched its direct sales channel in Brazil following months of delays. While there were reports the e-commerce giant would launch its in-house fulfilment and delivery network within the country before Christmas, it was said to be held back by... CLICK HERE
Beauty in 2018: The retail winners, losers and newcomers

Beauty in 2018: The retail winners, losers and newcomers

Let’s talk about retail. And, more importantly, the leaps and strides that 2018 offered up in retail offerings and the emergence of a third wave channel. Firstly, the winners. Of course we have to start with a channel that needs no introduction, in fact, just one word... CLICK HERE
Coty joins forces with Amazon to launch Let’s Get Ready Echo Show personal beauty assistant

Coty joins forces with Amazon to launch Let’s Get Ready Echo Show personal beauty assistant

Coty and Amazon have joined forces to launch the new personal beauty assistant Let’s Get Ready, which will be available to use via the Echo Show in January. The use of Alexa voice control and Echo Show combines voice and visual content and allows consumers to use the... CLICK HERE
Stop selling illegal cosmetics: Amazon and eBay sent open letter from 50 NGOs

Stop selling illegal cosmetics: Amazon and eBay sent open letter from 50 NGOs

The Mercury Policy Project, together with 50 NGOs from around the world has sent an open letter to both Amazon and eBay calling for the e-commerce platforms to cease their sale of illegal cosmetics. The groups found several skin lightening creams listed for sale via... CLICK HERE
An ‘Amazon for vegans’: Isreali tech entrepreneurs seek funding for vegan marketplace

An ‘Amazon for vegans’: Isreali tech entrepreneurs seek funding for vegan marketplace

Israeli tech entrepreneurs, Alon Hochberg and Amir Lavi have launched an online marketplace dedicated entirely to vegan products. Billion vegans has raised pre-seed private of investment of US$300,000 and is hoping to pull in more via an equity crowd-funding round. “I... CLICK HERE
RiRe Balloon Hydrogel Pack & Ampoule 3EA / Breast Hydrogel Pack / Breast Skin Care

RiRe Balloon Hydrogel Pack & Ampoule 3EA / Breast Hydrogel Pack / Breast Skin Care

[RiRe] Balloon Hydrogel Pack & Ampoule 3EA / Breast Hydrogel Pack / Breast Skin Care
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Ulta makes eyes at men’s grooming market; Oars + Alps hits shelves

Ulta makes eyes at men’s grooming market; Oars + Alps hits shelves

Ulta is getting serious about men’s grooming, adding yet another niche men’s skin care line to the mix – its third in the space of just a few months, according to a report published by Glossy. Oars + Alps will join House 99 and Baxter of California in the US... CLICK HERE
Snapchat partners with Amazon for launch of innovative shopping feature

Snapchat partners with Amazon for launch of innovative shopping feature

Social media app Snapchat has launched a new feature that enables users to make purchases via online retailer Amazon, according to a report by TechCrunch.com. While not launched as an affiliate deal with Amazon, the new visual product search feature will allow... CLICK HERE
Sephora named top retail brand for personalization for second consecutive year

Sephora named top retail brand for personalization for second consecutive year

Sailthru’s Retail Personalization Index has named Sephora the top retail brand in personalization for the second year running, according to a report published by Media Post. Still, the LVMH-owned retailer hasn’t become complacent since its last accolade. Its score of... CLICK HERE
Amazon valued as world’s second $1 trillion company behind Apple

Amazon valued as world’s second $1 trillion company behind Apple

E-commerce giant Amazon has been valued at $1 trillion, the world’s second company to achieve the status behind tech company Apple. Amazon, which was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 as an online book seller, was valued by Wall Street, with a rise in the company’s share... CLICK HERE
Amazon to boost J-beauty by helping SMEs with export costs

Amazon to boost J-beauty by helping SMEs with export costs

Amazon is offering Japanese small and medium-sized firm the opportunity of a lifetime. The US-based e-commerce giant is offering to cover translation costs and packing for products sold via its platform to international markets as well as arrange delivery and handle... CLICK HERE
Cosmetics industry suffers the most from Amazon fakes

Cosmetics industry suffers the most from Amazon fakes

Cosmetics brands are the hardest hit by the sale of counterfeit goods via Amazon, according to a report published by the World Trademark Review. A new report, produced by Gartner L2, has concluded that approximately a third of product listings by third party sellers... CLICK HERE
New survey said to signal Amazon’s imminent entry into Israeli market

New survey said to signal Amazon’s imminent entry into Israeli market

A new survey conducted by Amazon is said to hint at the e-commerce giant’s planned entry into the Israeli market. Written in Hebrew, the survey targets Israeli consumers and thought to confirm previous reports the company will launch a shopping site in Israel.... CLICK HERE
Seed Phytonutrients branches out into bricks and mortar with Pharmaca deal

Seed Phytonutrients branches out into bricks and mortar with Pharmaca deal

Phytonutrients, a brand incubated by L’Oréal, is switching up its retail strategy from online only to bricks and mortar on the West Coast thanks to a deal with the Pharmaca chain, which specialises in natural beauty brands, according to a report published by Glossy.... CLICK HERE
German court greenlights Coty’s Amazon ban

German court greenlights Coty’s Amazon ban

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt has ruled in favor of Coty in a battle with its distributers over online sales platforms, according to a report published by Lexology. Coty sought to prevent distributors from selling its products via third party platforms such... CLICK HERE
Amazon Q2 2018: Health and beauty sales soar as shoppers switch from bricks and mortar

Amazon Q2 2018: Health and beauty sales soar as shoppers switch from bricks and mortar

One Click Retail has published two reports on Amazon’s Q2 sales for the Health, Personal Care (HPC) and Beauty categories in the US and the UK. In the US, the research organization estimates that the HPC and Beauty categories generated nearly US$2 billion in sales in... CLICK HERE
Amazon.com launches free international shipping to Israel, but it comes with a catch

Amazon.com launches free international shipping to Israel, but it comes with a catch

Amazon.com has added a new option for free international shipping to Israel, however, the new feature comes with a catch. Only available for orders from Amazon and not third party sellers, the free international shipping also only applies to purchases over $80, which... CLICK HERE