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Elizabeth Arden mulls tender offer from private equity investors

28-Aug-2014 - Troubled fragrance and luxury cosmetics player Elizabeth Arden is contemplating a tender offer from the affiliates of private equity investor Rhône Capital.

Oriflame results hit by geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Russia

26-Aug-2014 - The continued political tensions in Ukraine and Russia are impacting Sweden-based Oriflame, underlined by the fact that the direct sales player's latest quarterly results show falling sales.

M&A a high priority for Estée Lauder

21-Aug-2014 - Estée Lauder sees merger & acquisition activity as a high priority as it looks to grow more following strong financial results.

Croda gets EFfCI certification for cosmetics production site in France

21-Aug-2014 - Ingredients supplier Croda has achieved Good Manufacturing Practice certification for its manufacturing site in Chanac, France, from the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI).

Beiersdorf: It’s not time for ‘innovation mania’ despite market slowdown

21-Aug-2014 - At a time when all the big players in the cosmetics and personal care space have faced a market slowdown, Beiersdorf CEO Stefan Heidenreich says that manufacturers must strategize for...

Estée Lauder says digital will strengthen retail relations

19-Aug-2014 - Having invested further in the digital space, Estée Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda believes it will strengthen its relationship with its retail partners rather than take away from it.

Estée Lauder fourth quarter results show big growth

18-Aug-2014 - Luxury international cosmetics player Estée Lauder posted record-breaking fourth quarter and full year results that show the company is continuing to lead the field.

Bulldog makes the 'Good Scrub Guide' with commitment to microbead alternatives

13-Aug-2014 - Following bans across the US on the tiny plastic particles in personal care goods, European brands like Bulldog Skincare for Men are promoting microbead alternatives in formulations, which suggests companies...

Canada / Europe partnership to see more personal care sales

12-Aug-2014 - Following the signing of an Economic and Trade Agreement pact with Europe, Canada is confident it will see more personal care industry sales as a result.

P&G following through on its commitment to sustainable palm oil

12-Aug-2014 - In one of its first major sustainability initiatives since the company’s sourcing of palm oil came under major public scrutiny, Proctor & Gamble has launched a new research program in...

Unilever prepared to cut Europe jobs

08-Aug-2014 - With developed markets now a stagnant landscape for consumer goods sales, multinational Unilever has said it is prepared to cut more jobs in Europe if conditions fail to improve.

Nivea and Eucerin organic sales up as Beiersdorf continues growth

08-Aug-2014 - While emerging markets stuttered for Beiersdorf, as they have for all the main players, the Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie skin care brands saw a lift in sales for the...

Russian authorities put Oriflame through a tax probe

07-Aug-2014 - Oriflame has confirmed that Russian authorities have seized papers from its Russian headquarters in Moscow as part of an ongoing tax probe in the country.

UK contract manufacturer strikes up deal with Jahwa

06-Aug-2014 - Swallowfield, a UK-based contract manufacturer, has struck up a deal with Jahwa, one of the largest domestic personal care players in China, to supply a range of products British-made products....

EU invests €7.75 million in SME innovation studies

05-Aug-2014 - The European Union has announced that funding worth €7.75 million will be given to 155 small and medium-sized enterprises from 21 countries, including Israel and Turkey, for innovation studies.

P&G CEO pledges to cut brand portfolio by more than half

04-Aug-2014 - Following a financial year where Procter & Gamble has seen its sales continue to slide, the company has announced that it will slash the size of its product portfolio by...

AkzoNobel and Solazyme expand agreement to develop palm oil replacement

01-Aug-2014 - Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel and renewable oils company Solazyme have expanded their partnership agreement as they look to further develop the production of algal oils.

UK retailer accused of contributing to ‘fat shaming’ by stocking cosmetic product

30-Jul-2014 - UK retail giant, Marks and Spencer is the latest department store to be accused of contributing to fat shaming by stocking a range of body toning creams called ‘Fat Girl Slim’....

Unilever continues to turn to personal care after difficult Q2

29-Jul-2014 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant will continue to look towards its personal care business after a difficult second quarter saw sales slow in emerging markets.

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company

29-Jul-2014 - Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.


EU/US trade talks: sides may struggle with banned cosmetic substances

28-Jul-2014 - At the sixth round of EU-US trade talks on a new trade and investment deal between the two continents, experts suggested that the two sides may struggle on an agreement,...

Ex- Lumson executive sees gap in market for 360° packaging service

25-Jul-2014 - Stefano Focolari, former chief marketing officer for Lumson has taken his experience at the Italy-based company and created a 'turnkey' service that he believes the packaging sector has been missing.

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L’Oreal opens new Italy distribution centre

23-Jul-2014 - Construction of L’Oreal’s newest European distribution centre has been completed in Milan, Italy.

Old Spice to keep tongue-in-cheek campaigns as it moves into France

22-Jul-2014 - Old Spice is moving into new territory as it opts to expand into the French market, where it will focus on the deodorants sector with the 'Danger Time' range.

eBay and LVMH settle longstanding counterfeit fight

22-Jul-2014 - Online marketplace eBay and luxury good firm LVMH have settled their longstanding legal fallout over counterfeit products dating back six years.

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