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First Quarter Sales

L’Oréal double-digit sales growth boosted by weak euro

21-Apr-2015 - The weak euro provided a ‘very positive currency impact’ for L’Oréal’s first quarter sales after the market slowed in Europe, with acceleration expected later in the year.

L’Oréal becomes first company in Russia to receive EDGE gender equality certification

17-Apr-2015 - As part of its ‘Beauty For All’ commitment, L’Oréal Russia has become the first company in the country to be certified with the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) global...

Unilever sees improved performance with more to come in Personal Care

17-Apr-2015 - Improving sales in a number of markets, including the US and China, has given Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever a boost with improved results for the first quarter of 2015; and...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics

Japan's Showa Denko on the lookout for EU partner

16-Apr-2015 - As it moves to increase its’ focus on Europe’s markets, Japan-based Showa Denko is on the lookout for a partner to help it cater to Western consumers. 

Inventing the new L’Oréal of the 21st century: universal, digital and sustainable

15-Apr-2015 - Last year was all about progress and transformation for L’Oréal and the world’s largest cosmetics company still has to adapt to the rapidly changing environment, according to its CEO Jean-Paul...

Coach Fragrances inks 11-year Inter Parfums deal as Estee Lauder contract not renewed

10-Apr-2015 - More news coming from Inter Parfums’ French subsidiary after it entered into an 11-year exclusive worldwide fragrance license agreement with New York design house, Coach, after it decided not to...

L’Oréal sees sustainable development as an innovation opportunity

10-Apr-2015 - Sustainable development is a concept that many in the industry are concentrating on and facing challenges with, and L’Oréal believes that it is actually an opportunity for innovation for ingredients...

Bidding process for P&G brands in full swing, insiders say

09-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has got the sale of a large number of its smaller or less profitable brands well under way, according to individuals who are involved with the business.

L’Oreal Paris named most powerful and valuable cosmetics brand

09-Apr-2015 - L’Oreal Paris has been named the most powerful and valuable cosmetics brand by strategy consultancy Brand Finance, and its study has also highlighted positives for the Procter & Gamble brands,...

Henkel highlighted for sustainability success

09-Apr-2015 - Henkel has been awarded for its successful sustainability strategy after being ranked number one in the Household & Personal Products category by Oekom Research as the rating agency published an...

Unilever relaunches Lux soap into Nigerian market

08-Apr-2015 - In a move which confirms brands are responding to the beauty category’s potential in the country, consumer goods giant Unilever has relaunched its Lux personal care brand in Nigeria.

in-cosmetics announces shortlist for Best Ingredient and Green Ingredient Awards

07-Apr-2015 - The Best Ingredient and Green Ingredient Awards are to be announced in a week’s time at the in-cosmetics event in Barcelona, and as the build-up begins, the finalists have been...

Coty completes Bourjois acquisition

07-Apr-2015 - Coty has completed its' acquisition of Bourjois from Chanel for what it reports as a consideration of 15.43 million shares of Coty’s Class A Common Stock.

P&G gets thumbs down from financial expert, on currency concerns

06-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has made big cost reductions and is on the verge of significantly slimming down its brand portfolio, but currency exchange is set to throw up another obstacle...

L’Oréal seals acquisition of Brazilian hair dye specialist Niely

01-Apr-2015 - L’Oréal has increased its footprint in the fast-growing Brazilian hair care market by confirming the acquisition of coloration specialist Niely Cosmeticos.

Unilever announces intention to increase equity in Nigeria business in potential €200m deal

27-Mar-2015 - Unilever Overseas Holdings B.V. has announced its intention to make an offer to increase its equity stake in Unilever Nigeria PLC as it looks to grow its business in the...

Investment News

Evonik to invest €4 billion in R&D with increased focus on innovation

27-Mar-2015 - Specialty chemicals company Evonik plans to invest over €4 billion in R&D over the next decade, focusing on innovation that will lead to developments in its cosmetics product portfolio among...

Superdrug's ‘open house’ to offer new beauty brands shelf space

26-Mar-2015 - UK beauty retailer, Superdrug is holding an 'Open House' where it will invite up-and-coming cosmetics brands to explore launching their products on the high street.

L’Oreal, Unilever and P&G campaign for clean water as part of World Water Day

24-Mar-2015 - In cosmetics and personal care, clean water is needed and used every day, whether to cleanse our skin or rinse our hair, as well as in the manufacturing of the...

Inter Parfums seeks first fashion/ fragrance fusion with Rochas acquisition from P&G

20-Mar-2015 - Inter Parfums French subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Procter & Gamble to acquire the Rochas brand for $108 million, in a move that will look to fuse fragrance...

Weak euro could boost European companies as US exports feel pressure

18-Mar-2015 - A weaker euro could see European companies’ products sell for cheaper overseas and lift the value of dollar-based sales while stifling US rivals.

Multi-million euro investment in European amine production for BASF

18-Mar-2015 - Chemicals company BASF is looking to meet the growing demand in Europe for its specialty amines by significantly expanding its production capacity at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen.

Special edition: Beauty from within

Beauty From Within turns ugly for L’Oréal and Nestlé

17-Mar-2015 - It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream...

Is P&G about to divest part of its beauty portfolio?

17-Mar-2015 - Procter & Gamble is looking into either a sale or an IPO for part of its beauty, hair and personal care portfolio, if a report citing anonymous industry insiders is...

Nestle Skin Health restructures management as it focuses on serving 1 billion people worldwide

17-Mar-2015 - Nestle Skin Health has made organisational changes to its top management as it looks to sharpen its focus and expand in the skin, hair, and nails categories; with the target...

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