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Could private equity spell the start of Avon’s turnaround?

23-Jan-2015 - A report that executives from Avon Products are in talks with private equity firm TPG Capital sent shares in the company sharply rising yesterday.

P&G shakes up exec board in drive to boost personal care sales

22-Jan-2015 - Procter & Gamble has announced an executive reshuffle that may line up David Taylor to take over from A.G. Lafley in the CEO role, while targeting business realignment focused on...

Unilever profits up despite sales dip as Personal Care benefits from new launches

20-Jan-2015 - Unilever has its new product launches to thank for its growth in Personal Care last year as the company as a whole saw profit grow despite a sales dip.

Naturex invests in Chile operations to increase production of quillaia

16-Jan-2015 - France-based natural ingredients player Naturex has invested in the expansion of its production facility in Chile in an effort to increase the processing of quillaia extract.

#HandItDown - Wingman takes corporate responsibility to another level

15-Jan-2015 - Wingman, a brand that developed from an idea in a university dorm room has taken corporate responsibility to a new level with its’ ‪#‎handitdown campaign that helps teens in need following the...

Godrej acquires Frika Hair to boost South Africa presence

15-Jan-2015 - Indian consumer products company Godrej is looking to target the hair care market in South Africa having entered into an agreement to acquire a 100% equity stake in Cape Town...

Beiersdorf sees continued sales growth for 2014 in tough times

15-Jan-2015 - Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf has, like many, experienced a tough time in a tough financial climate, but it has still continued its profitable growth plan having seen growth in 2014.

Henkel invests in Slovenia beauty care facility

14-Jan-2015 - Henkel Beauty Care has expanded its production facility in Maribor, Slovenina investing almost 3 million euros into the new 1,800 m2 modern laboratory and engineering facility.

Avon Canada eliminates ‘majority’ of jobs at Pointe-Claire Distribution Center

13-Jan-2015 - Avon Canada has announced that it will eliminate most of the jobs at its distribution center in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, as part of its plans to reduce costs and remain competitive.

Unilever’s £200 million investment welcomed by David Cameron and George Osbourne

13-Jan-2015 - Unilever’s new TRESemme and Radox factory due to open later this year as part of the company’s £200 million investment programme was visited by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and...

Potential delay on Data Protection regulation could affect cosmetic consumers

09-Jan-2015 - With the European Parliament and member states logging heads on various issues, analysts reckon imposing the new Data Protection Regulation Act could be delayed, meaning personal data could be exposed....

Lancome names social media star Lisa Eldridge as new creative director

07-Jan-2015 - Lancome announces that it has appointed British makeup artist Lisa Eldridge as its global creative director of Lancôme make-up, focusing on new colours, trends and formulations.

DSM Personal Care signs distribution agreement with Mascot in South Asia

07-Jan-2015 - DSM Personal Care is upping its presence in South Asia having announced that Mascot Universal Pvt. Ltd will be its sole distributor in in the region.

Walgreens and Alliance Boots move closer to merger

06-Jan-2015 - Walgreens and Alliance Boots say they have moved to the second and final step in the process to form a global strategic partnership that will rename the business Walgreens Boots...

Unilever buys soap brands and Mexico facility from P&G

05-Jan-2015 - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever is looking to bolster its position in the skin cleansing market in Mexico with the acquisition of two brands from Procter & Gamble.

Will EU allergy ban annihilate the French perfume industry?

19-Dec-2014 - Under EU regulations adopted last year, lavender oil and two elements of oakmoss will be classed as potentially producing allergies, placing them in the chemical toxins category. A ruling some...

French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to...

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

18-Dec-2014 - Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

L’Oréal announces acquisition of ColoRight

18-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of an Israeli start-up company in a move that reinforces its hair care innovation and research.

Oriflame reveals recovery plans from drop in Russian ruble

18-Dec-2014 - After being negatively impacted by the devaluation of the ruble, cosmetics giant Oriflame has revealed its’ plans to speed up the level of price increases in Russia in the coming...

LICARA guidelines to help industry weigh up use of nanomaterials

17-Dec-2014 - As European legislation remains a challenge for the cosmetics industry, LICARA guidelines are geared towards helping to weigh up the pros and cons and assess the risks of using nanomaterials in products. ...

Optimising digital to the max - Proactiv debuts #BeYouTV

12-Dec-2014 - Taking the digital platform by the reins, global acne-treatment brand Proactiv, has made a series of YouTube videos that provides viewers with skin care, make-up and hair tutorials and tips from experts....

Pierre Fabre to cut jobs in pharma to focus on cosmetics division abroad

10-Dec-2014 - Pierre Fabre is cutting 551 jobs in pharmaceutical research and development and sales by 2016, almost exclusively in France, as it focuses on expanding its cosmetics division abroad.

Naturex further expands its footprint in Chile with sales office

09-Dec-2014 - Botanical extract player Naturex is opening a subsidiary in Chile to strengthen its position in Latin America, in a move that builds on its January 2014 acquisition of the Chile...

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