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Givaudan’s strong growth impacted by strength of Swiss currency

18-Jul-2014 - Switzerland-based fragrance and flavours player Givaudan says a particularly strong performance in its fragrance division has helped it to post six month results at well above the industry average, but...

Works with Water Nutraceuticals revamps business strategy to cash in on supplement demand

18-Jul-2014 - After identifying significant growth opportunities across export markets and online, ‘Works with Water Nutraceuticals’ has completely revamped its skin supplement range in an effort to drive sales and brand awareness....

The Body Shop hits back at accusation it is targeting vulnerable teens

17-Jul-2014 - Cosmetics Design sat down with the global cosmetics giant after a UK publication claimed it is "using children to push its products" in the form of 'free parties.'...

L’Oreal appoints first ever UK CMO in continued digital drive

17-Jul-2014 - In yet another move which confirms L’Oreal is eager to press ahead with its digital dominance, the beauty giant has just announced the appointment of its first UK chief marketing...

ABT and Restorsea resolve legal dispute

16-Jul-2014 - The legal dispute between Aqua Bio Technology and Restorsea over the breach of a business contract has ended with both companies hoping to move on.

It's all over! L’Oreal drops World Cup Belgian model

15-Jul-2014 - The FIFA World Cup has come to an end. As has L’Oréal's partnership with Axelle Despiegelaere just weeks after the Belgian teen was offered a modelling contract when pictures of her cheering...

Consumers returning to the high street? The Body Shop thanks new shop format for recent growth

09-Jul-2014 - The Body Shop enjoyed a pre-tax profits rise to £57 million in 2013, up nearly £6 million on the year preceding it, and the L’Oreal-owned beauty brand said it has...

Business Restructure

Coty restructures organization to focus on categories and global markets

09-Jul-2014 - Coty has restructured its organization to provide better focus on the market segments it serve, optimize its global markets presence, and to build on the brands in its portfolio.

China and South Korea edge forward with free trade talks

09-Jul-2014 - A visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Korea last week is expected to make further progress towards a free trade pact between the two countries that is...

Symrise secures finance for Diana acquisition with €500 million bond

08-Jul-2014 - German scents and flavours group Symrise is now all set to buy France's Diana Group, having successfully issued a bond, whose €500 million value as part of a ‘comprehensive financing...

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

03-Jul-2014 - With Argan oil a key ingredient in many products in the continually growing natural cosmetics segment, Morocco’s economy is enjoying a boost from strong sales of the raw ingredient.

Heliae announces first international production facility as algae demand booms

03-Jul-2014 - As algae based ingredients become favored for beauty now more than ever, Cosmetics Design caught up with proprietary algae producer Heliae to find out about its new international facility and...

EU investing further in the colour cosmetics segment

02-Jul-2014 - With colour cosmetics lagging a little in Europe, the EU is continuing to inject money into the segment, in what looks like a bid to boost trade.

L’Oreal and Channel 4 finally reach trading dispute resolution

02-Jul-2014 - After months of disagreements over the terms of a trading contract, L’Oreal and Channel 4 have now confirmed that the beauty brand’s TV adverts will be shown on the UK...

Korean giant LG closes door on Elizabeth Arden bidding process

01-Jul-2014 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has said it is no longer interested in bidding for Elizabeth Arden, after the cosmetics player revealed its restructuring plan.

Elizabeth Arden exec board approves restructuring plan

26-Jun-2014 - Elizabeth Arden has announced a significant restructuring plan in a regulatory filing yesterday, that aims to reduce the size and cost of the company’s overhead structure.

Exclusive interview

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

26-Jun-2014 - As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, was given an exclusive interview with...

Estée Lauder confirms intention for further Sub-Saharan Africa expansion

25-Jun-2014 - After apparently being “inundated” with requests for the cosmetics brand by consumers, Estée Lauder recently launched its MAC cosmetics brand in Nigeria; on the back of that successful market entry,...

Avon cuts 600 more jobs in North America as turnaround attempt continues

24-Jun-2014 - Avon continues its company restructuring by announcing that it will axe another 600 jobs as it looks to cut costs.

The fate of Benefit’s World Cup pub now England are out – was it worth it?

24-Jun-2014 - Beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics had hoped to tackle the branding opportunity of the ongoing FIFA World Cup with a novel crowd-pleasing idea: a pop-up beauty pub aimed explicitly at women...

Will pulling out of the US help to recover Avon’s performance?

23-Jun-2014 - Following a dismal couple of years for cosmetic giant Avon, could a move like withdrawing from the US market help to recover declining sales?

L’Oréal acquires fast-growing US color cosmetics brand NYX

19-Jun-2014 - L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of US color cosmetics player NYX Cosmetics in a move that will see it take on one of the fastest growing players in this highly...

L’Occitane set to open shop on China’s largest ecommerce market

19-Jun-2014 - L’Occitane en Provence is in the final stages of confirming a deal with internet retailer Alibaba, which will see it launch a digital retail platform on the popular Tmall site....

Dispatches from Cosmetics Europe

Cosmetics Europe predicts bright future for industry with exports key

13-Jun-2014 - The personal care trade association held its General Assembly in Brussels this week and announced that exports from the EU are on the rise, boding well for the future despite...

AAK invests in innovation lab in San Jose

12-Jun-2014 - AAK has opened a new Personal Care Innovation Lab in San Jose, which the company say is designed to support growing demand for highly functional natural products. 

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