January retail footfall dropped in the UK with the 1.6% fall being bigger than the 1.3% drop a year ago. But at least it’s better than the three-month average of 1.8% that really underlined how tough UK retail is.
U.S. beauty products maker Coty Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by strong demand for Tiffany & Co and Gucci Bloom fragrances, as well as recently-acquired makeup brands.
Brazilian company Natura, owner of The Body Shop, has launched a corporate rebrand that will see the group change its name to Natura & Co to better reflect its transformation into a multi-brand conglomerate.
Unilever reported a bigger-than-expected acceleration in Q4 sales growth on Thursday, helped by a stronger performance in emerging markets that saw the consumer goods maker end its tumultuous year on a higher note.