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What does the cosmetics industry do for Europe?

22-Jun-2016 - According to a new study by Cosmetics Europe, the contribution of the cosmetics industry to the socio-economic landscape throughout Europe is wide-reaching and has significant impact.

UK SMEs share concerns on EU trade ahead of referendum

21-Jun-2016 - As the EU Referendum draws closer, many UK small and medium-sized cosmetics company owners are still unclear as to how leaving or staying in the EU will affect their businesses. ...

Henkel looks to the Egyptian market to increase its presence in Africa

17-Jun-2016 - To expand its foothold in Africa, German personal care player Henkel is set to invest €50m in Egypt in the next five years.

L'Oréal creates first chief retail officer role in Americas region

14-Jun-2016 - The multinational beauty company announced a CRO role for its Montreal-based L'Oréal Canada subsidiary this month. The new executive will lead retail strategy and customer experience for the company’s branded...

Avon workers picket production facility in Turkey

10-Jun-2016 - Workers at an Avon manufacturing facility situated near Istanbul in Turkey have been protesting against alleged discrimination in pay for different types of employees.

L’Oréal backs bio energy project to produce isobutene

10-Jun-2016 - As part of its efforts to reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint, L’Oréal has given its backing to a programme focused on developing the first bio-isobutene plant.

Swallowfield expands into branded beauty market with Brand Architekts acquisition

07-Jun-2016 - UK-based contract manufacturer has expanded its business footprint in the branded beauty world with the acquisition of Brand Architekts.

Lafley leaves P&G

06-Jun-2016 - After 12 years as chairman of the board for the multinational consumer goods company, A.G. Lafley is leaving the post again. His successor will take over next month, and P&G...

P&G's performance returning to healthy levels in 'critical market' India

02-Jun-2016 - Consumer goods multinational P&G has been stabilising its performance in India, enjoying double digit growth across both its Hygiene and Healthcare and its Gillette portfolios in recent months.

Coty announces new management roles in the UK and Irelend

31-May-2016 - As Coty moves towards making London its official new headquarters, the company has announced its new management team in the UK and Ireland.

News focus

L’Oréal targets African middle class, but it won’t be an easy ride

27-May-2016 - The rise of the African middle class is key to higher consumer spend for fast moving consumer goods, and L’Oreal’s designs on the continent are all about this.

UK investment firm buys up John Masters Organics

25-May-2016 - It’s all about organic beauty these days, and UK investment firm Permira is buying into the trend, having acquired a majority stake in John Masters Organics (JMO).

Puig acquires a stake in fragrance player EB Florals

24-May-2016 - Spain-based fragrance player Puig has acquired a minority stake in the new business Buterbaugh Florals (EB Florals).

Investment company buys majority stake in silicones player BRB

19-May-2016 - Leading Netherlands-based silicones player BRB has been acquired through a majority stake acquisition by investment firm Bencis Capital Partners.

Shiseido's global innovation plan

17-May-2016 - Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

Another closed door for the Body Shop as EU court dismisses action over Spa Wisdom trade mark dispute

11-May-2016 - The General Court of the European Union has ruled against The Body Shop’s efforts to annul the ‘Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market’ decision to reject its application to register trademark ‘Spa...

Avon Products Q1 results

05-May-2016 - The company made its first quarterly financial report today since having sold the North American business to Cerberus Capital Management.

Record results for Lonza underline gains in personal care

04-May-2016 - Record results for Lonza underline gains in personal careSwitzerland-based fine chemicals player Lonza says that it enjoyed a record first quarter, thanks to gains in...

Johnson & Johnson to acquire NeoStrata

28-Apr-2016 - The deal, announced just this week, will give J&J a stronger position in the skin care category, particularly the anti-aging segment.

Olvea opens up new shea butter facility in Burkina Faso

28-Apr-2016 - France-based ingredients provider Olvea has upped its shea butter manufacturing capabilities in Burkina Faso with the opening of new processing facility.

Shiseido pushing forward with new travel retail division

26-Apr-2016 - Global beauty retailer Shiseido is pushing ahead with its new entity, Shiseido Travel Retail, with an ambitious sales target of 18.5 billion Yen/USD 169.6 million for this financial year.

Kimberly-Clark results buoyed by emerging markets, but currency translations hit hard

25-Apr-2016 - Kimberly-Clark had a challenging first quarter, hit by currency headwinds that led to declines in all divisions, including personal care, but emerging markets are still growing.

People On The Move

Latest Estée Lauder exec appointments reflect focus on consumer engagement

21-Apr-2016 - Estée Lauder has announced a series of new executive appointments that focus on the company’s continued focus on digital engagement worldwide.

Seppic and Total Fluides join forces to develop bio-sourced emollients

21-Apr-2016 - French ingredients player Seppic has teamed up with Total Fluides to develop a range of bio-sourced emollients and to explore new development opportunities in the cosmetics market.

Clariant buys stake in Korean ingredients firm

21-Apr-2016 - Clariant, global specialty chemicals firm, has purchased a 17% stake in naturals active ingredients supplier BioSpectrum.

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