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Major global hygiene company focuses on Middle East, India and Africa

25-Aug-2016 - SCA, one of the leading global hygiene and forest products companies, has announced it will integrate its Middle East, India and Africa operations into its global consumer goods business unit.

On-demand beauty: beauty marketplace acquisition confirms UK enthusiasm

18-Aug-2016 - The rise of apps and websites linking consumers with beauty services has been on the rise globally in the past few years: a recent London acquisition suggests the UK market...

Shiseido cuts full year forecast

18-Aug-2016 - Japanese multinational Shiseido announced steady sales and a big increase in profits for the first half of its financial years, but cuts its forecasts on the back of restructuring and...

Symrise ‘one of the most profitable businesses in the industry’

16-Aug-2016 - On the back of its first half-year results, Symrise has described itself as “among the most profitable companies in the industry”.

Montblanc drives Inter Parfum growth in Europe

16-Aug-2016 - Inter Parfums recently announced its second quarter results , and the global fragrance company says its performance in Europe has been lead by its leading Montblanc brand.

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Unilever in the spotlight: what the multinational is getting right

11-Aug-2016 - Personal care giant Unilever’s various growth strategies are enjoying positive results, according to a new company profile from Euromonitor. We take a look at what it’s getting right.

Is Amazon’s beauty dominance set to start in Germany?

10-Aug-2016 - Germany is proving one country where Amazon appears to be finding its feet with beauty ecommerce, according to a new report by think tank L2.

With new funding, Birchbox could turn a profit next year

09-Aug-2016 - The iconic beauty subscription box company recently raised significant new financing and is looking to turn its cosmetics and personal care business around in the near future.

Beiersdorf reports sales and earnings increase with half-year results

09-Aug-2016 - German personal care company Beiersdorf has registered a 2.8% organic increase in sales in the first six months of this year, according to its half-year results.

Coty gets green light for P&G takeover in Russia

05-Aug-2016 - Russian regulatory authorities have given their go ahead for Coty’s acquisition of P&G’s cosmetics business, Galleria Co.

Innospec to acquire Huntsman’s European Personal Care business

04-Aug-2016 - Global specialty chemicals company Innospec has acquired the European Personal Care and Home Care business of Huntsman Corp.

Eyes on Ghana: new beauty awards launched in the emerging market

04-Aug-2016 - Ghana, described as one of Euromonitor’s ‘Markets of the Future’, looks to be making strides in developing its beauty and personal care market with the launch of new industry awards....

NZ beauty buyers cashing in on Brexit

02-Aug-2016 - Market research firm BNZ has revealed that New Zealand shoppers have been quick to take advantage of the fallout from the recent Brexit vote, with online retail overall in the...

L’Oréal growth remains strong in China despite economic slowdown

02-Aug-2016 - Despite the economic slowdown in China, L’Oréal’s performance in the country continues to go from strength to strength as the product innovation pipeline is maintained.

L’Oréal results hit by negative impact from currency exchange

29-Jul-2016 - Although the cosmetics giant posted strong like-for-like results, on a reported basis the company’s second quarter performance shows a big impact from a weakened Euro.

Cosmetics and fragrance help lift LVMH sales

28-Jul-2016 - A strong performance from cosmetics and fragrances, as well as retail division Sephora, helped buoy group sales that have been hit by poorer sales in the domestic market, France.

Coty names a new CEO

27-Jul-2016 - The appointment won’t take effect until later this year, once the Coty P&G deal is formally closed. Fittingly, the new executive has experience integrating acquisitions in and beyond the US.  ...

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

27-Jul-2016 - Chinese consumers are still keen to spend on beauty in China, according to newly released research from Mintel, with the majority of those surveyed stating they spent more on facial...

P&G ‘fully co-operating’ in Italian tax probe

26-Jul-2016 - Personal care giant, Procter & Gamble says it is “fully cooperating” with Italian authorities who are reportedly investigating whether the brand has avoided paying taxes in the country.

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

25-Jul-2016 - Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT...

Unilever expands in men’s grooming with Dollar Shave Club acquisition

22-Jul-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has expanded its footprint in the men’s grooming space with the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, one of the fastest growing personal care businesses in...

Revlon shares an early look at Q2 financial results, following Elizabeth Arden acquisition announcement

21-Jul-2016 - The quarter ended for Revlon at the end of last month and the company will hold its official results call at the end of next week; in the meantime, some...

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

21-Jul-2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, pharmacy-led health and beauty player, has entered into a franchise partnership that will see it enter South Korea through the country’s number one hypermarket retailer.

Rituals expands its retail footprint into the UK market

20-Jul-2016 - Rituals has made a bold move into the UK market with the mooted opening of a flagship concept in the upmarket retail area of High Street Kensington, in West London.

Sephora’s Polish centre ushers in a new way of doing business for the beauty retailer

19-Jul-2016 - Sephora has invested in a regional hub in Poland where it has introduced a new distribution model for both bricks and clicks, a system it aims to extend to other...

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