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The Fragrance Shop announces bumper results and subscriptions

18-Aug-2017 - The Fragrance Shop is going from strength to strength in the UK and on the back of robust financial growth the retailer has just launched a subscriptions service.

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

16-Aug-2017 - Yellow Wood Partners just announced buying the personal care company and has plans to work with the existing senior management team at Freeman Beauty to expand business in current channels...

Glossybox sale agreed: The Hut Group acquires beauty box player

16-Aug-2017 - Glossybox subscription beauty box service has been snapped up by UK online retail platform company, The Hut Group.

Lush brings subscription service to the UK

15-Aug-2017 - Lush has been running a successful product subscription service in the US, and has announced it will now roll  it out across the UK.

TerraVia files for bankruptcy as part of Corbion acquisition bid

14-Aug-2017 - California-based algae ingredients supplier Terravia has filed for bankruptcy as part of efforts to enable Corbion to acquire the troubled business.

Symrise enjoys strong half-year showing

11-Aug-2017 - Symrise has released its half-year results, and notes that it has increased sales in all segments and regions, and is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry.

Acquisitions boost IFF fragrance results

10-Aug-2017 - IFF has reported strong growth for its second quarter results, with the fragrance side of the business benefiting from recent acquisitions and organic sales growth.

L’Oréal, Unilever and Henkel: spotlight on three beauty and personal care giants of Europe

10-Aug-2017 - We take a look at the latest from three of the leading personal care giants in Europe.

Cosmogen pushes Latin America focus

10-Aug-2017 - Cosmogen, a packaging player devoted to cosmetics accessories, brushes and packaging, is set to expand its presence in Latin America.

DuPont and Dow all set for huge merger

09-Aug-2017 - DuPont and Dow Chemical Company have confirmed that they are all set to complete on one of the biggest ever mergers in the history of the chemicals industry - a...

IMCD to acquire Canadian distributor Lomas

09-Aug-2017 - Netherlands-based IMCD ingredients distributor IMCD has confirmed that it is set to acquire the Canadian distributor Lomas.

Avon reveals details of CEO handover plan

09-Aug-2017 - On the back of disappointing second-quarter results, Avon has confirmed that current CEO, Sheri McCoy, is to step down in spring 2018.

Douglas acquires over 100 stores from Perfumerias If to lead perfumery in Spain

09-Aug-2017 - Douglas, a beauty player active across Europe, has announced the acquisition of 103 stores from a perfumery chain in Spain.

Avon struggles continue as losses mount

08-Aug-2017 - In a continuation of its recent poor performances, Avon again announced a quarterly loss with its most recent, second-quarter statement.

Beiersdorf resilient in face of cyber attack

08-Aug-2017 - Nivea's parent company has released its second quarter results, which show that although growth was slightly held back by a cyber attack, it still reported a 3.3% rise in underlying...

Marico builds ethnic hair portfolio with Isoplus acquisition

07-Aug-2017 - Indian consumer personal care group, Marico, adds South African ethnic hair styling collection, Isoplus, to its growing portfolio.

Walgreens Boots Alliance set for long-term global supply agreement

04-Aug-2017 - The pharmacy and personal care retail giant has announced a supply agreement with Fareva, a household, cosmetics and pharmaceutical contract manufacturer.

Swedish wellness innovator to formulate healthy ageing skin care supplement range

04-Aug-2017 - Nutrinovate, a Swedish wellness company, has selected biotech player Evolva to strengthen its dissolvable oral skin care supplement range for ‘healthy ageing’.

Croda acquires Enza Biotech

02-Aug-2017 - Specialty chemicals company Croda has acquired Enza Biotech, a research enterprise set up as an offshoot project of Lund University in Sweden.

L’Oréal first half year results: strong growth, despite missed forecasts

01-Aug-2017 - L’Oréal’s results for the first half of 2017 indicate the global beauty giant is still on track for record profit margins this year, even though it fell slightly short of...

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

31-Jul-2017 - The deal with tech company Cutitronics is about more than just skin care devices and personalized product recommendations. It’s an expertise exchange and an opportunity for Croda to be a...

Inolex opens new sales office in France

27-Jul-2017 - In a push to increase its presence in Paris, global cosmetic ingredient company Inolex has opened a new sales office in Paris, France.

L’Occitane quarterly results: particularly strong in China

27-Jul-2017 - L’Occitane International SA, a global cosmetics and skin care player that trades on its naturals and organics profile, has released its most recent quarterly results.

Firmenich uses visually impaired sensory panelists to assess flavours and fragrance

26-Jul-2017 - In a bid to for greater inclusion and diversity, flavour and fragrance player Firmenich has announced it will be rolling out its initiative of including visually-impaired people in its product...

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H&M on sustainability: insights from the fashion industry

25-Jul-2017 - Sustainability continues to be a lead issue on the beauty industry agenda. We got a supply chain expert’s insight, via Malin Lundahl of H&M.

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