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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...

Shiseido enters MOU for acquiring French luxury fragrance trademark

13-Mar-2015 - Having helped it break into the European market as part of a collaboration that goes back 35 years, Shiseido announces it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for acquiring...

Seaweed demand sees Chilean company target Europe with development agreement

12-Mar-2015 - As the demand for seaweed extracts increases around the world, Chilean company Gelymar enters into a commercial and development agreement with Eviagenics, focusing on developing natural and sustainable products and...

CEW integrates European chapters, hinting at plans to go global

11-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics Executive Women, the US-based professional organization for beauty industry leaders, just strengthened ties with its local members in the UK and France.

Beauty and Personal Care players honoured for ethical practices

11-Mar-2015 - Six beauty and personal care players have been singled out by think tank the Ethisphere Institute, in its 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies list for having exemplary business practices.

L’Oréal aims to be no. 1 for beauty in Africa with new partnership

10-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics maker L’Oréal has its eyes set on cracking the African market having signed a production and distribution partnership for the Ivory Coast, with specialised distributor CFAO.

LVMH highlights the importance of the Supply Chain

10-Mar-2015 - In a large company that is involved in many sectors like LVMH, from luxury skin care and make-up to high-end fashion such as Louis Vuitton leather, the Supply Chain is...

Henkel reaches first sustainability targets ahead of schedule

05-Mar-2015 - Henkel is the latest manufacturer to report good news regarding sustainability as it announces that it has reached its first targets ahead of schedule.

Missha becomes Korea’s first brand shop to target Western Europe's markets

04-Mar-2015 - Although the brand is present in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Missha is now concentrating its efforts on Western Europe, particularly Germany, where cosmetics account for the largest share of the European...

L’Oréal rolls out Salon Emotion programme to reinvent ‘lacklustre’ hairdressing industry

04-Mar-2015 - L'Oréal Professional Products Division is rolling out its ‘Salon Emotion’ programme as it looks to reinvent the industry and support the development of hairdressing in France and Europe.

Unilever to acquire REN Skincare and take it to the next level

03-Mar-2015 - Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire iconic British skin care brand REN, with plans to extend its footprint in existing and new markets and make it global.

L’Oréal to change ad over ‘no good at maths’ tagline complaint

03-Mar-2015 - L’Oréal Paris UK is dropping its ‘no good at maths’ tagline from its latest advertising after it received complaints from National Numeracy that the negative remark was damaging.

Test Yourself!

What happened last month?!'s quiz!

03-Mar-2015 - Have you been paying attention to the breaking news this month? Well here is your chance to test yourself on the stories that were reported on in February...

Lancôme’s 80 year anniversary shows how a brand can continue to reinvent itself

27-Feb-2015 - L’Oréal is celebrating 80 years of beauty brand Lancôme in 2015, stating that it is a great example of a brand that has kept its core principles in tact but...

DSM Personal Care peptide production moves to France as Natrue certification also announced

27-Feb-2015 - It has been a busy time for DSM Personal Care as it announces that its peptides portfolio will be manufactured in France, leaving its Swiss facility; after reporting that its...

Oriflame inaugurates Russian production site

26-Feb-2015 - Oriflame has inaugurated its new production site in Noginsk, Russia, having completed a €150 million investment in the facility.

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