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What will it take to turn around The Body Shop? Part II

24-Mar-2017 - Once the darling of the cosmetics world, The Body Shop has lost its sparkle in recent years. So what will it take to reinvigorate the business and who is best...

L’Oreal’s travel unit annual results

24-Mar-2017 - Global beauty player L’Oréal’s travel retail business has enjoyed a strong financial year in 2016, according to its annual report, and describes itself as the number one leader in travel...

Symrise releases 2016 results: strong growth

24-Mar-2017 - Symrise enjoyed strong sales and earnings growth during 2016, according to its recent report.

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What will it take to turn around The Body Shop? Part I

23-Mar-2017 - With speculation mounting over the uncertain future of The Body Shop, we asked two experts from the Kline Group about what went wrong and what type of business should take...

Eurofragrance to expand fine fragrance business in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

23-Mar-2017 - This month the Barcelona-based company announced plans to grow its presence and production capacity in Latin America. As part of its strategy, Eurofragrance has hired a new general manager for...

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Sustainability: the role of the ingredient supplier

23-Mar-2017 - In this guest article, ahead of the in-cosmetics Global show next month,  Chris Sayner, Vice President of Customer Alliances Corporate Sustainability, Croda International Plc  explains how the ingredients supplier role has evolved with the...

Kraft Heinz hostile Unilever bid sparks UK debate

22-Mar-2017 - Following on from the failed attempt by Kraft Heinz to acquire consumer giant Unilever, a UK politician has argued that there needs to be greater protection from foreign takeover bids.

Avon Products to hire a new UK-based General Counsel

21-Mar-2017 - On Monday, the social-selling beauty company announced that the current chief ethics officer and chief compliance offer will be retiring from Avon as soon as a successor is chosen.

Nordic beauty brand OleHenriksen relaunches

20-Mar-2017 - “With the brand relaunch, it’s now easier than ever to achieve the Ole Glow and become your own skincare expert,” says the brand’s namesake. Henricksen also believes that the update...

Puig buys up Greek cosmetics brand Apivita

16-Mar-2017 - The Greek press have been speculating for months over who would buy up premium cosmetic brand Apivita and it has just confirmed that Puig has snapped it up.

Henkel acquires North American professional hair care player

14-Mar-2017 - Germany-based consumer goods giant Henkel has increased its footprint in the North America professional hair care category with the acquisition of Mexican business Nattura Laboratorie.

Organic Monitor rebrand to Ecovia Intelligence

14-Mar-2017 - The market research firm formerly known as Organic Monitor has announced its rebrand to become Ecovia Intelligence is taking effect.

Sederma facility extension in France

14-Mar-2017 - Sederma, a high-performance ingredients and technologies company, has announced a EUR 10 million investment into its facility in Le Perray en Yveline, France.

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Brexit and beauty: the current situation

10-Mar-2017 - A guest article on the current situation for the beauty and personal care industry in the face of Brexit uncertainty from the Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association, the UK's major...

Ten beauty entrepreneurs earn spots in this year’s Sephora Accelerate program

09-Mar-2017 - The announcement of the new cohort came yesterday, which was, as luck would have it, International Women’s Day. It’s the second year running of the company initiative to support women...

Schwan Cosmetics hires digital head in push on digitisation

08-Mar-2017 - Schwan Cosmetics, a world leader in the manufacture of cosmetics pencils, has announced a decisive move towards digitisation of its business practices.

L’Oréal’s potential Body Shop sale: a look behind the headlines

08-Mar-2017 - With the recent announcement from global beauty leader L’Oréal that the company is looking into the sale of its ethical beauty brand, The Body Shop, we take a look at...

Could Unilever’s personal care unit dominate alone?

08-Mar-2017 - Following the bid for a Unilever takeover by Kraft Heinz last month, Unilever is undergoing a comprehensive internal review. We take a look at the case for splitting up its...

L’Oréal launches new premium hair care brand

07-Mar-2017 - L’Oréal Paris has announced the launch of a new hair care range, Botanicals Fresh Care, a new naturals-focused launch by which it looks to expand its presence in the premium...

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study

06-Mar-2017 - Last summer Revlon got into the prestige beauty business in a big way by acquiring Elizabeth Arden. Some two years before that deal, Elizabeth Arden invested in an Air Paris...

KIKO Milano looking to open stores in Israel

03-Mar-2017 - Italian cosmetics player KIKO Milano is reportedly in advanced talks to expand into Israel, with a local fashion chain said to be negotiating to operate its cosmetics stores in the...

New mass market eco skin care range launched in the UK

02-Mar-2017 - A new ‘clean and green’ skin care range has launched nationwide in the UK, with a range of products that it describes as creating a whole new category: ‘masspirational’.

Shiseido announces move to make English its official language

02-Mar-2017 - Global beauty brand Shiseido has announced it will make English the company’s official language next year.

Birchbox and Draper James team up for Women’s History Month

01-Mar-2017 - Thirty years ago the US Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month. It’s a public celebration that industry influencers like the beauty subscription company Birchbox and Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle...

French contract manufacturer for cosmetics heads to the US

01-Mar-2017 - In a move that takes the company back to its original roots, Strand Cosmetics Europe has announced the opening of a new office in New York.