Beauty company Coty has furthered its expansion in colour cosmetics with the acquisition of German cosmetic producer, Dr Scheller Cosmetics (DSC).
Having closed its doors on June 18, organisors of Cosmetic Business 2010 claimed that the event attracted 20 per cent more trade visitors than the previous year.
China-headquartered company Fenchem has opened up a new business sector to focus on cosmetics ingredients as a part of its plan to concentrate on the industry.
A competition that will offer cosmetics brands assisted entry into the German market has been initiated through a partnership established by German perfumery association, Beauty Alliance.
Clarins has bought the remaining share of the organic brand Kibio in which it has heavily invested since 2006.
Many cosmetics and personal care products on the German market wrongfully claim to be natural or organic, according to a study carried out by the regional Consumer Association in Hamburg, Germany.
Germany has objected to the obligatory labelling of nano ingredients in cosmetics products, a practice required by the new Cosmetics Directive.
Consumers should avoid using products that contain nanoparticles while the risks to the environment remain unknown, according to Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA).
Private label natural and organic products are gaining market share in Europe but far from stealing sales from established brands they are pushing the growth of the sector.
The Japanese cosmetics company has acquired the plant-related assets of German hair care manufacturer Reichardt International in order to enhance its distribution in the European market.
Spain-based ingredients provider Provital says it is targeting the German and Austrian markets with the opening of a new commercial office.
The leading natural and organic certification bodies in Europe have published a harmonized standard that promises to break down trade barriers.
Germany is still one of the strongest markets for natural beauty and personal care products, according to organisers of the natural trade show Vivaness.
Henkel will be significantly cutting its German workforce within
the next two and half years as part of global programme to increase
Personal care giants Beiersdorf has finalised the realignment of
its logistics restructuring with the planned transfer of its
production/product groups from Italy to Spain, Germany and Poland.