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Robust Personal Care sales help stabilize Unilever’s Q1 performance

Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever saw a 6.3% decline in turnover in its first quarter but stabilizing sales in Europe and a robust Personal Care performance has given the company a solid start to the year.

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The annual SCS Symposium will open its doors in Oxford, England at the end of the month, with a full conference programme that will focus on how scientific advances are shaping up the industry’s future.

According to a survey conducted by IMRG, one in ten retailers expect more than 50% of their online sales to come from a smartphone or tablet device by the end of this year.

P&G has announced third quarter results in line with expectations, but the company’s grooming and beauty divisions were overshadowed by a strong performance from the fabric and home care division.

Global Industry News

Could LG Household be weighing up a bid for Elizabeth Arden? from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

The way to grow in the cosmetics industry is to acquire stock with an already good standing, and now South Korean household firm LG Household & Healthcare is considering a move to buy Elizabeth Arden.

Beauty technology on new level with manicure that lights up from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Japanese toy firm Takara Tomy ARTS has developed nails that light up when using Android-powered smart phones.

Nu Skin resumes China operations and share prices continue to rise from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Nu Skin has confirmed that its sales operations in China have resumed with immediate effect and that it is now re-hiring sales staff, following a recruitment freeze in the country.

Make-up brand reformulates line to be gluten-free from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Color cosmetics brand Vincent Longo has reformulated some of its most popular items to be gluten-free, in what has become somewhat of a trend in make-up, particularly in the US.

Kimberly-Clark results underline strength of personal care in developing markets from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Kimberly-Clark has announced strong organic sales growth on the back of developing markets, but the bottom line is impacted significantly by currency translations and a poor performance in Europe.

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L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

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Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

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Corporate Director, Research & Development, Beiersdorf

RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development
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RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development

An improvement in communication channels will help to deliver the message and importance of sustainable palm oil...

Bertil Heerink shares his vision of a more harmonized cosmetics industry
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Bertil Heerink

Director General, Cosmetics Europe

Recognising social media behaviour will breed success for beauty brands
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Recognising social media behaviour will breed success for beauty brands

Beauty brands must understand that social media is an infrastructure used to connect people and interact, and...