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L’Oréal Makes Changes at the Top

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L’Oréal Makes Changes at the Top

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Beauty leader, L’Oréal, appoints several new members to its Executive Committee, who will join the company this summer to support and spearhead its strategic direction.

UK boasts £28.4 bn beauty product and services industry, report reveals

UK boasts £28.4 bn beauty product and services industry, report reveals

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

In the first report of its kind, the British Beauty Council reveals the economical contribution of beauty in 2018 to equate to 1.3% of the UK’s total GDP — a figure that is equivalent to all the economic activity occurring in either Manchester or Glasgow...

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Personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE makes second acquisition this month

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that it has reached a deal to acquire Swallowfield’s beauty manufacturing business. The news comes just 2 weeks after KDC/ONE acquired Alkos and again furthers the company’s presence and capabilities in Europe.

Professional organisation, CEW UK, joins forces with retail owner, Landsec, to increase the uptake of the consumer promotional favourite in key shopping destinations around the country.

CEW teams up with Landsec for pop-up store launches

By Natasha Spencer

Professional organisation, CEW UK, joins forces with retail owner, Landsec, to increase the uptake of the consumer promotional favourite in key shopping destinations around the country.

Health & Happiness Group (H&H Group), NewH2, signs an agreement to acquire a minority stake in personalised skin care provider Proven Skincare.

H&H Group invests in AI-focused Proven Skincare

By Natasha Spencer

The innovation branch of Health & Happiness Group (H&H Group), NewH2, signs an agreement to acquire a minority stake in personalised skin care provider Proven Skincare and its artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Biesterfeld and Carrubba expand collaboration in Europe. ©Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld and Carrubba expand collaboration in Europe

By Natasha Spencer

Speciality chemicals distributor, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, is growing its existing relationship with flavour, fragrance and botanical extract name, Carrubba by expanding it into the European marketplace.

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Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

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How trade wars are impacting the cosmetics industry

By Simon Pitman

Global trade has seen some big changes in recent years, highlighted by massive shifts in international trade agreements that have impacted many areas of business, including the beauty and personal care industry.

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