Boots acquires Soap and Glory

Soap & Glory to operate as a standalone brand under Alliance Boots' Ken Murphy

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Africa's largest e-tailer Jumia receives €120m investment

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Jumei catapults into tenth consecutive quarter of growth

Total net sales rise to US$273m primarily due to a 23.8% increase in active customers

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Sephora defends its position in discrimination lawsuit

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Middle East grows amid turmoil

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Walgreens flogs debt to buy remaining Boots chunk

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Macy’s slashes full-year forecast

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Coty reports Q4 losses

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Sally Beauty Holdings announces Q4 2014 results

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