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Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership....

Avon divides its Latin American business in two

19-Nov-2014 - Avon Products has announced the division of its Latin American business, which will soon be separated into southern and northern countries as part of aims to strengthen marketing and field management....

Acquisition boosts Symrise results for first nine months of 2014

14-Nov-2014 - The acquisition of a new business on the flavours side of the Symrise business boosts group sales, but on the fragrance and care side of the business, sales remain stagnant...

EU addresses WTO with concern over China’s cosmetics regulations

13-Nov-2014 - The European Union has expressed its' concerns over China’s regulations on cosmetics and medical devices at the World Trade Organisation’s technical standards committee. 

Unilever closes Personal Care factory in Swansea after 23 years

13-Nov-2014 - Unilever UK has closed its Personal Care factory on Alberto Road in Swansea after 23 years of manufacturing, having moved to its historical home in Port Sunlight.

Beiersdorf expects consumer demand to increase in final quarter

11-Nov-2014 - In a tough economic climate that has affected all of the industry’s big players, Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf expects consumer demand to return having posted its third quarter results....

L'Oréal attributes European market for slump in sales

11-Nov-2014 - According to cosmetic giant L'Oréal, the mass market hit an 'air pocket' in western Europe during the third quarter, hitting its' consumer products division, which accounts for almost half of...

Estée Lauder acquiring fragrance brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

10-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder is acquiring the prestige fragrance brand, currently available in Paris, London, and the US, and taking it global.

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French Economy Minister investigates pricing discrepancy in men’s and women’s personal care items

06-Nov-2014 - On Tuesday, Ministers instructed The Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Repression of Frauds (DGCCRF) to look into gendered pricing of fast-moving consumer goods, particularly personal care items.

Oriflame Q3 results show organic revenue growth despite Russian tax investigation

06-Nov-2014 - Although suffering from economic weakness in a number of its key markets, compounded by an ongoing taxation enquiry in Russia, Oriflame's Q3 results show that organic sales revenues are on...

L'Oreal on digital marketing: '70% of consumers now research online before purchase'

06-Nov-2014 - L’Oreal, which already dominates across digital within the beauty sector, has confirmed again its emphasis on the marketing platform.

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VIÑALI and GM Groupe partner on hotel product line featuring grape extract

05-Nov-2014 - The Spanish brand, created by Marie-Sixtine de Coral, has partnered with international hospitality supplier GM Groupe on amenities including soap, shower gel, shampoo, hair and body gel as well as...

Estée Lauder profits down and sales forecast is cut

04-Nov-2014 - The Estée Lauder Companies have reported a significant drop in its first quarter sales and net profit, leading it to reduce its outlook on future revenues.

Herborium Group to distribute acne treatment product in France

04-Nov-2014 - The company launched a dedicated French website and partnered with the digital commerce site as well as with conventional retailer Parashop to sell its AcnEase directly to French consumers....

Clariant results underline weaker performance for its care chemicals business

04-Nov-2014 - Switzerland-based fine chemicals player Clariant has posted strong third quarter results, but the breakdown shows that the chemical care business was the only division posting a fall in revenues.

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

30-Oct-2014 - Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

L2 Index awards Nivea 'Genius' status for enhancing the consumer experience

30-Oct-2014 - Nivea topped L2’s Digital IQ Index for its work on enhancing the consumer experience across all device platforms and a strong Amazon SEO strategy.

L’Oreal Travel Retail to launch dermocosmetics and hair brands in Asia and Americas

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Division is launching its Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase brands in selected Travel Retail locations in Asia and the Americas, as it looks to capitalize on its...

Will King to step down at King of Shaves after 21 years

29-Oct-2014 - After 21 years on the throne, British entrepreneur Will King is stepping down as chief executive of King of Shaves, handing the ‘reigns’ to one of his long term business associates.

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Dame Helen Mirren is worth it as new L’Oreal ambassador

29-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal has made Dame Helen Mirren the new face of its L’Oreal Paris brand in the hopes that it will appeal to women in their 50’s and 60’s and boost...

Beauty and Personal Care hold firm for P&G during tough time

28-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble is feeling confident with its Personal Care business after it stood firm in a difficult quarter that fell below expectations.

Unilever feels effect of China slowdown as Q3 market growth stutters

24-Oct-2014 - Unilever felt the full force of the slowdown in emerging markets, with China in particular making for bad news; and even the performance of its largest, and normally more reliable,...

Dow Corning wins SEPAWA Innovation Award for PEG-free emulsifier

24-Oct-2014 - At a time when cosmetics ingredient innovation is challenging, silicon supplier Dow Corning is pleased to announce it has won the SEPAWA Innovation Award 2014 for its ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier.

P&G management reshuffle announced as streamlining continues

23-Oct-2014 - Procter & Gamble announces a number of changes to its management team in line with its plan to streamline the business by putting key personnel in place in core business...

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L’Oréal looks to digital media in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland

23-Oct-2014 - The company has selected digital agency Maxus to handle its media buying and planning in the Nordic countries.

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