Henkel buys Sun Products for €3.2bn

Deal is first big move by Henkel’s new chief executive

Kering chief slaps down Puma sale talk

French luxury group says athletic brand is ‘on track’

Hornby plans turnround with £8m placing

Aim-listed manufacturer to cut 40 per cent of product lines

Robots may stymie the developing world

Some western companies are taking back manufacturing

China sees sharp fall in tobacco sales

Habit stubbed out as Beijing’s health drive and tax rises take effect

enjoyphoenix, Marie Lopez, the french v blogger who does shows for Maybelline from Youtube

L’Oréal uses vloggers to beat ad-blocking

Cosmetics group uses web video stars in battle to reach audience

Peloton hires IPO veteran as CFO

High-end cycling equipment maker has grown rapidly

Millennials force managers to up game

‘Gamification’ tactics to lure next generation of clients

Toys R Us: still in the club

Private equity, like toddlers, tire of toys quickly

Steinhoff considers bid for Poundland

Takeover would follow failed attempts to buy Darty and Argos

Brands push into personalised packaging

Companies seek to emulate Coca-Cola’s ‘Share A Coke’ campaign

UK retailers struggle to attract shoppers

Collapse of BHS and Austin Reed highlights shift to cafés and services on high streets

Boots president Simon Roberts steps down

Change at UK’s largest pharmacy chain comes amid reshuffle at US parent

Sharapova sponsors rally round after ban

Nike, Evian and Head renew commercial deals with tennis star

Joanna Jensen, founder and CEO, Childs Farm

Meet the former City worker who started a children’s toiletries business

Little mittygation for the Walts as MPs probe the collapse of BHS

Owner Chappell was ‘apparently’ in SAS ‘helicopter squad’

Adidas robots reinvent German shoemaking

Company plans to produce 1m shoes in developed markets thanks to automation

MPs put 21st century capitalism on trial

Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley takes the stand

Sports Direct chief to forgo share award

Mike Ashley’s announcement comes on the eve of an MP hearing over working practices

J&J to buy Vogue International for $3.3bn

US healthcare group returns to dealmaking for first time since 2011


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