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Mass beauty brands should be treating environmentally-friendly packaging as part of their core brand identity, it shouldn’t just be a niche launch at the top end of the range (Getty Images)

The eco beauty package: ‘Mass brands need to step up more’

By Kacey Culliney

Sustainable packaging innovation must roll out across mass beauty and personal care if any real strides are to be made, and Western European consumers are largely ready for changes, says a Kantar Worldpanel research director.

Beiersdorf posts positive results despite Western Europe dip

Beiersdorf posts positive results despite Western Europe dip

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Beiersdorf has continued on its positive growth path thanks to the weak euro’s current situation, lower costs, and rising sales of Nivea and Eucerin products; although it remains cautious after business slowed in the first half of the year in the Western...

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

L'Oréal first quarter sales dropped 2.2% as demand for mass market products and brands such as Garnier and Maybelline slows, but company CEO Jean-Paul Agon is confident that the French firm will bounce back as quickly as next quarter.

L’Oreal’s second quarter continues strong growth path

L’Oreal’s second quarter continues strong growth path

By Simon Pitman

The world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has recorded continued growth at well above market average rates for its second quarter and first half financial results, although southern European revenues decline.

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