Author: Louise Prance-Miles

L’Oréal India eyeing more acquisitions in local market, says MD Amit Jain

L’Oréal is looking to play on India’s growing appetite for beauty products and is eyeing new acquisitions in the market, according to MD Amit Jain. Speaking to Live Mint, Jain stated that the Indian arm of the French beauty company is looking to acquire companies in the skin and make-up market, and is searching for brands that fill a gap in its current portfolio. This includes Maybelline, NYX, L’Oréal Professional and Garnier. With talks already said to be afoot with some companies, Jain would not be drawn into specifics, however, he stated, “What’s of great interest to us is...

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So long social: Lush moves away from ‘hard’ social media

Lush has announced a strategic move away from social media, as it states it is getting ‘harder’ to talk to customers, and is ‘switching up social’ to redirect customers to its own website. Blaming the constant need to fight algorithms making it hard to have a conversation, the brand has said it will talk directly to its consumers on its own website as of next week, using a live chat function. While the North American sites will remain open, the brand is closing its Lush UK, Lush Kitchen, Lush Times, Lush Life, Soapbox and Gorilla Twitter, Facebook and Instagram...

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Vogue Portugal puts first albino model on cover

Vogue Portugal has made history by putting the first albino model on its cover, having established a new campaign to see more diversity within the magazine. South African Model and activist Thando Hopa has posed as the fashion bible’s April cover shoot, the first woman with albinism to do so. The April issue aimed to celebrate African skin and beauty, with Hopa taking to her Instagram page to state, “I once said to a close friend that it would really be lovely to a woman with albinism on a Vogue Cover, I would not have imagined that woman would...

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Thank U, Next: Ariana Grande files beauty trademark

Pop star Ariana Grande has filed a beauty trademark based on the title of her hit single, Thank U, Next, according to a report by WWD.com. The trademark, titled Ariana Grande Thank U, Next, was filed by GrandAri Inc and includes a range of beauty products including fragrances, bath gels, body scrubs, and body lotions. The development is not Grande’s first dabbling in the beauty world, with the social media favorite having a mass market fragrance range sold at Ulta Beauty which include Cloud, Ari and Sweet Like...

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Story retail concept rolls out across Macy’s stores in the U.S.

Macy’s has rolled out its innovative, flexible retail concept ‘Story at Macy’s’ across the U.S., according to a report by WWD.com. The retailer purchased Story boutique in 2018 from Rachel Shechtman, who joined the company as Brand Experience officer to help integrate the format for the store. The new 1,500 square feet concepts are being launched in 36 stores, with it offering a customizable, flexible retail set up, giving the company the opportunity to change its merch, products and décor every two months. The inaugural Story theme for Macy’s is ‘Color’, with the stores selling around 400 items targeted...

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