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Lesaffre confirms acquisition of biotech firm Gnosis

Lesaffre confirms acquisition of biotech firm Gnosis

By Simon Pitman

Yeast and fermentation global specialists Lesaffre has confirmed the full acquisition of Italian biotech company Gnosis, which specialises in fermentation derived ingredient and finished products.

L'Oréal makes key executive appointments

L'Oréal makes key executive appointments

By Simon Pitman

L'Oréal has announced a number of new executive appointments, including the position of chief financial officer, and a new head of the company’s Luxe division.

Beauty ingredient maker Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is looking to the marine environment and biotechnology as a sustainable alternative to conventional personal care ingredient manufacturing. And having acquired Prince Edward Island – based Nautilus Biosciences at the start...

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

By Lucy Whitehouse

BASF Personal Care says increasing its presence in sub-Saharan Africa allows it to respond to a personal care market that is “growing fast and holds great potential”.

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

By Deanna Utroske

Camillo Pane took on the CEO role in July of 2016 just about one year after he joined Coty’s category development team. Now Pane is out and Pierre Laubies, an executive who’s apparently adept at reducing the debt burden of CPG companies, is in as CEO...

image courtesy of L’Oréal Canada

L’Oréal marks 60 years in Canada with new offices

By Deanna Utroske

In 1958, the beauty maker opened in Canada with one division, L'Oréal Coiffure, focused on professional hair products. Now the Canadian subsidiary comprises 4 divisions, 39 brands, and brought in $1.192bn in sales last year.

Avon announces new GM and growth plans in Central America

Avon announces new GM and growth plans in Central America

By Deanna Utroske

Monday, Jorge Leonardo Palomera Ruiz took over as general manager of the CARD markets—Central America and the Dominican Republic—at Avon. His appointment is just the latest in a string of leadership changes at the company since relocating its global headquarters...

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

By Deanna Utroske

In a forward-looking statement issued late last month, the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical company announced an offer to acquire Ci:z Holdings Co., Ltd., which owns the Dr.Ci:Labo, Labo Labo, and Genomer skin care brands as well as some salon...

blow LTD

Is BlowLTD the UK’s major beauty disruptor?

By Lucy Whitehouse

We take a look at blow LTD - the UK’s leading on-demand beauty app – which has been singled out by Jane Henderson, Global President of Beauty and Personal Care Mintel, as one of the UK’s leading beauty disruptors.

Colombian government backs moves to internationalize Belleza Y Salud

Belleza Y Salud

Colombian government backs moves to internationalize Belleza Y Salud

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design caught up with Juan Carlos Castro Lozano, executive director of the ANDI National Business Association of Colombia Chamber of Personal Care Products to find out how the organization has been helping to make the Belleza Y Salud event more...

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