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DSM appoints Vice President Global Sales Personal Care

21-Oct-2016 - DSM has recently appointed a new VP for its personal care division’s global sales, Frédéric Boned.

Coty buys hair straightening player ghd for £420m

20-Oct-2016 - Coty has expanded its international footprint yet further with the acquisition of Good Hair Day (ghd), a UK-based company specialising in hair straighteners and appliances.

Green Biologics expands in Europe with distribution deal

19-Oct-2016 - The US division of Green Biologics has signed a distribution deal that will see its Personal Care Intermediates distributed throughout the EU.

BASF plant fire kills two, stops production

19-Oct-2016 - BASF’s flagship chemical works in Ludwigshafen, Germany has been hit by an explosion and subsequent fire that has left two firemen confirmed dead and could impact ethylene and propylene supplies...

DSM awarded fair trade certification

18-Oct-2016 - A leading ingredients supplier, DSM, has announced that one of its sites has been awarded a Fair Trade certification.

Personal care ingredient and packaging companies among top P&G suppliers of 2016

18-Oct-2016 - This week Procter & Gamble announced its annual list of top performing supply partners and a second, longer list of companies recognized with The External Business Partner Excellence Award.

Unilever third quarter results: personal care facing ‘intense competition’

18-Oct-2016 - Consumer goods multinational Unilever has released its third quarter results, noting that personal care has been recording slower growth.

Nivea France supports creative daycare children centres

14-Oct-2016 - Nivea is getting behind an initiative that runs after school childcare centres around France.

Kat Von D lands in the UK and Ireland

14-Oct-2016 - Kat Von D, a US makeup brand particularly popular online, has launched in the UK and Ireland due to popular consumer demand.

Cosmetic ingredient maker Polykon clears land for new US manufacturing facility

13-Oct-2016 - Wednesday, the company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking at the White Oak Technology Park near Richmond, Virginia, and is on track to begin shipping ingredients to the likes of L’Oréal and...

Bellami Hair acquires Mirabella Beauty

13-Oct-2016 - Bellami is aiming to become “one of the leading beauty brands in the world,” and the acquisition of color cosmetics company Mirabella is one small part of the plan, which...

Unilever to give talk on best practice sustainability communications

11-Oct-2016 - Multinational consumer goods player Unilever will be presenting a talk on its sustainability communications at an upcoming London conference on investor relations (IR).

Lipoid Kosmetik in ‘top 1% of suppliers’

06-Oct-2016 - Lipoid Kosmetik, supplier of botanical extracts and natural ingredients, has been ranked in the top 1% of suppliers for CSR by a ratings agency.

Sephora delays Iran expansion

06-Oct-2016 - Cosmetics retail giant Sephora has pushed back the opening of several outlets in Iran, reportedly because the right financial and political conditions are not yet in place.

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H&M drives sustainability efforts

06-Oct-2016 - With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

Strong brand purpose means 30% faster growth, says Unilever

05-Oct-2016 - Brands could be missing out on around 30% better growth if they fail to engage consumers with a strong brand purpose, according to Unilever.

Private label cosmetics manufacturer acquired by Capvis

05-Oct-2016 - Gotha Cosmetics, a private label cosmetics manufacturer, has been acquired by private equity firm Capvis.

DKSH and Henkel collaborate in Singapore

05-Oct-2016 - DKSH, the leading market expansion services provider with a direct focus on Asia, is progressing its partnership with hair care producer Henkel in Singapore, by extending the alliance to include...

At P&G, over 15 beauty and personal care brands remain

04-Oct-2016 - Coty has completed the acquisition of 41 P&G brands. But that CPG company still owns many big names in beauty and has plans to remain a market leader with advancing...

Key green acquisitions

04-Oct-2016 - Following Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation, which marks the latest in a series of green acquisitions, we take a look at the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific and why...

P&G investing in Hungary: baby and feminine care in focus

04-Oct-2016 - Procter & Gamble has announced it will be investing USD 200 million into its operations in Hungary as part of a cooperation agreement with the Hungarian Government.

Fragrance brand Puig buys stake in Brazil naturals player Granado

03-Oct-2016 - Puig, one of the most significant independent global fragrance players, has taken a minority stake in Granado, a Brazil-based storied pharmacy and owner of naturals brand Phebo.

As of today, Coty is the world’s third-largest beauty company

03-Oct-2016 - Having now completed the acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business, which doubled the company’s annual revenue, Coty takes its place as a global leader in fragrance, color cosmetics, and professional...

Lush chips in to tackle food waste

29-Sep-2016 - Beauty brand Lush has donated £50,000 to a campaign to tackle food waste and hunger in London.

Going green: sustainability a top focus in beauty acquisitions

28-Sep-2016 - Green acquisitions are on the rise in the beauty and personal care industry, and research company Organic Monitor believes this is set to continue.

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