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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.

News in brief

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.

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...

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