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    20-Sep-2018
    • After Givaudan’s second tender offer period for shares of Naturex, the French stock market regulator published the results. The cosmetics manufacturer now holds 98.06% of Naturex shares. According to the company, Givaudan intends to go through with a squeeze-out procedure next, along with the delisting of the botanics company’s shares from the stock exchange. Further information…

    14-Sep-2018
    • The German cosmetics and home care industry marks a strong first half-year 2018, as stated by the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW). The domestic sales and export turnover combined increased by 2.1% to 12.5 billion euros compared to last year. The export turnover of cosmetics products alone climbed by 3.3% to 3.5 billion euros. The biggest growth drivers on the German market were hair care products. Further information…

    13-Sep-2018
    • According to their own statement, Kaufhof and Karstadt will join forces against online-retailers. Kaufhof owner HBC and the Austrian investment company Signa of Karstadt owner Rene Benko initiated first steps to merge the two department stores into a joint enterprise. The merger will now be investigated by the German Cartel Office. Further information…

    • According to their own statements, BASF and Givaudan have developed a non-animal test to predict allergic reactions, with the Kinetic DPRA. The new method is the first test to have the potential of predicting the potency of a sensitizer. Now the two companies are collaborating with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences to validate the method for regulatory submissions. Further information…

    12-Sep-2018
    • Fragrance manufacturer Givaudan drives its digital strategy further by developing EVE, an application based on Artificial Intelligence. According to the company, the product development assistant proposes the perfect match between the product brief of the consumer and Givaudan’s range of active cosmetic ingredients. For this purpose, customers can select several criteria (type of formula, expected region of launch, claim, retail price range) and get the most suitable ingredients suggested by EVE. Further information…

    06-Sep-2018
    • As The Body Shop Switzerland just announced, Sonja Grampp assumed the leadership of the company effective May 2018. Her most recent position being marketing manager for Sisley Cosmétiques Suisse she is now set to drive the development of the cosmetics company. According to her own statement, she will focus on communicating the company’s values more clearly towards customers. Further information…

    • Superfood brand Nutiva expands its range of products and brings the first own body care line to the market. According to the manufacturer, the body oils consist of organic coconuts and are suitable for various beauty purposes. Moreover, the products are vegan and never tested on animals. Further information…

    03-Sep-2018
    • According to their own information, Douglas globally implements a new technological solution for optimising prices and promotion. The pricing tool Revionics is based on artificial intel-ligence and provides, according to Douglas, purposefully price and promotion offers to im-prove customer loyalty. Further information…

    31-Aug-2018
    • According to Brenntag, the chemical company fully acquired the special chemicals distributor Alphamin. The Belgian company distributes specialty polymers and waxes to customers worldwide. With the acquisition Brenntag aims to increase the business opportunities in Material Science segments and to strengthen its presence in niche markets. Further information…

    29-Aug-2018
    • According to company information, H&M launches a new collection consisting of 25 fragrances, divided into three different lines. The product range has been developed in cooperation with the perfume house Givaudan, is available online since 16 August and in stores with H&M beauty department from the end of the month, says the Swedish company. Further information…

    27-Aug-2018
    • Generating net sales of $3.3 billion (+14 %), Estée Lauder achieved strong growth in the fourth quarter ended June 30. According to their own statements, net sales of the US based corporate group rose to 16 % throughout the whole fiscal year 2018. Further information…

    24-Aug-2018
    • According to company reports, US based Kao subsidiary has acquired Washing Systems, a provider of commercial laundry products from the private equity firm Gryphon Investors. With this takeover the cosmetics company Kao plans to expand the division for chemical solutions in commercial laundry business. Further information…

    23-Aug-2018
    • According to its own information, Gramß is building a new logistics centre in Kleintettau, Bavaria. With the main facility not being able to support the goods turnover anymore, the German plastic closure supplier now makes its biggest single investment to date with €12 million. Next to the new logistics centre the company will be commissioning a new production facility, providing a total of 30 new jobs in the area. Further information...

    22-Aug-2018
    • According to the company, Núria Perez-Cullell commenced her duties as CEO of Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetics effect on 20 August. She took over from Eric Ducournau after his appointment as CEO of the Pierre Fabre Group. Perez-Cullell started her career at the cosmetics company in 1998, her most recent position being general manager of Eau Thermale Avène. Further information…

    20-Aug-2018
    • Effective immediately Lori Bush will take her position as Chairwoman of the Board of Managers for Avon. She thereby succeeds Jack Stahl and is set to drive Avon’s strategic growth agenda in cooperation with CEO Scott White. With former positions at Rodan+Fields, Neutrogena and Johnson & Johnson Bush brings years of work experience within the sectors of direct selling and consumer beauty products into the company. Further information…

    • According to company statements, Biesterfeld collaborates with Biosynthis, a French man-ufacturer of renewable raw materials. With its new partner, the Hamburg-based distribution company will be able to provide biodegradable emollients for the application in hair and skin-care as well as decorative cosmetics. Further information…

    17-Aug-2018
    • According to its own information, the household chemistry company obtains the EMAS certification for its production sites in Mainz an Hallein, Austria. Since the first audits of the EU environmental management instrument 15 years ago, Werner & Mertz has reduced its total energy consumption by 50 %. Further information…

    • HSE24’s new cosmetics brand “Hello beautiful – einfach schön” will be available online as of now and on TV after the debut show with Monica Ivancan on 18 August. By partnering with the German model and TV host, the omnichannel retailer aims to appeal to business women and mothers in search of cosmetics products that are quick and convenient to use, as stated by the company. Further information…

    13-Aug-2018
    • According to company reports, RPC Envases Madrid will be the first supplier for L’Oréal Europe to use post-consumer recycled polymer for the production of bottles. In addition, RPC Zeller Plastik Barcelona will manufacture the closure of Redken bottles from recycled polymer. Further information…

    08-Aug-2018
    • With an organic sales growth of 7.7 % and turnover of €3,613 million (+2.8 %), Beiersdorf positively concludes the first half of 2018. Consumer division recorded an increase in sales by 7 %. Therefore, the consumer goods company lifts its sales forecast for 2018 to 5 %. Further information…

    06-Aug-2018
    • From the beginning of September Benedetto Conversano takes his place as Chief Digital Officer for Avon. According to the company, he will be responsible for leading Avon’s digital strategy and developing new technology solutions. Furthermore, Conversano will be the head of the newly established Digital Board. Further information…

    • As stated by the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW), the consumer spending in Germany for beauty and home care products increased by 2.1% to 3.8 billion euros in the first quarter 2018 compared to the previous year. The industry marked a total growth of 3.5% to 3.2 billion euros in export. The main growth drivers being, among other things, hair care products. Further information…

    • According to their own statements, consumer goods company L’Oréal fully acquired the Logocos Naturkosmetik AG. With brands like Sante and Logona the German organic cosmetics company offers a large range of organic and bio-certified hair care and beauty products since 1978. With this acquisition L’Oréal aims for a stronger position on the growing organic cosmetics market. Further information…

    03-Aug-2018
    • According to company statements, Aptar Beauty + Home now collaborates with the internationally renowned make-up artist Fred Farrugia to create innovative and instinctive formulas, packaging and make-up gestures. Further information…

    • The beauty label “nju” includes a hair care range; the hair care products have been available in the German drugstore chain dm since mid-July. According to Mibelle Group, the products have been inspired and also partly developed by German influencer xLaeta. The company thereby makes an attempt to appeal to a new generation of costumers that wants to feel emotionally connected to the product and its ambassador. Further information…

    02-Aug-2018
    • According to Henkel, the five product-line within the brand “Nature Box” aim to support a wholesome sense of beauty. The new formulas are based on different cold pressed oils, supposed to be some of the most effective ingredients, Henkel states. According to a company statement, the new hair and body care brand is set to support the sustainable use of resources in the beauty industry. Further information…

    31-Jul-2018
    • To improve and reinvent products based on studying authentic usage behaviour, consumer goods manufacturer Henkel now opens a new consumer tests center in Düsseldorf, Germany. The “Beauty Insights” center will explore the handling of numerous products from body to hair care. Further information…

    27-Jul-2018
    • Within a Supervisory Board meeting, the Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf and the Company’s Chairman of the Executive Board, Stefan F. Heidenreich, have agreed at his resignation from the Executive Board by the end of his term of office on December 31, 2019. According to company information, an earlier succession of the position may be possible. Further information…

    • As recently reported by the beauty direct selling company, Avon collaborates once again with the Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada. The corporate fragrance “Avon Life Colour” is scheduled to enter the market by the end of the year to further expand the current fragrance portfolio. Further information…

    24-Jul-2018
    • The ‘Sustainable Beauty Awards’, organised by Ecovia Intelligence, aim to encourage sustainability on the part of cosmetics companies. Companies’ applications in five different categories are accepted immediately. The winner will be announced on 6th of November in Paris. Further information…

    19-Jul-2018
    • In the course of the opening of the first new Douglas store in Kampen (Sylt) on 6th July CEO Tina Müller presented the future Douglas brand identity. Aside from an assortment of cosmeceuticals, luxury brand Dior as well as food supplements of the brand Dr. Barbara Sturm have been part of the presented product range. Further information…

    18-Jul-2018
    • According to their own statements, consumer goods concern Unilever acquired 75% of the Italian company Equilibra. By offering hair and skin care product ranges, which consist of plant-based ingredients, Equilibra has a growing presence in the natural body care segment. According to Unilever, the company will continue to be run independently in Turin by the current CEO Marco Bianco after the acquisition. Further information…

    22-Jun-2018
    • In the course of a cooperation with The Honest Company, the brand of actress Jessica Alba, Douglas announced the launch of her non-toxic cosmetic products in April 2019 in Western Europe. This will be the first launch outside of North America. The product range includes makeup, skin care and hair care products. Further information…

    • Recently, the European trade association Cosmetics Europe elected at this year’s General Assembly a new Executive Team for the 2018-2020 term of office. According to its own statement, Loïc Armand (L’Oréal) remains the President of Cosmetics Europe, supported by Charles François Gaudefroy (Unilever) and Ronald Van Welie (NCV) as Vice-Presidents. Isabelle Martin (Estée Lauder) operates as Treasurer. Further information…

    21-Jun-2018
    • According to a recent report of Grand View Research the vegan trend now reaches the cosmetics industry as well. The market for vegan cosmetics is expected to run up to $20.8 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 6.3%. Major influencing factors are increasing demand among millennials and growing awareness of consumers in general. Further information…

    • The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), a trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry based in Washington, D.C., opposed to any policy that results in increased tariffs affecting international trade of cosmetics. According to PCPC, the cosmetics industry relies on open markets to ensure vibrant international trade. Further information...

    15-Jun-2018
    • According to the market research company Kline, the professional skin care market in Germany grows by 4% and matches the overall European market growth in 2017. The biggest increase with 7% is registered by moisturizing masks and peels. Further information…

    14-Jun-2018
    • As part of its strategic program #forwardbeauty, the Douglas perfumery group has released its new brand logo, which, according to CEO Tina Müller, stands for the modernization and beauty aspiration of the brand. In addition, Douglas launched its first independent beauty campaign, for which Select World is responsible and which was implemented by star photographer Peter Lindbergh, according to Douglas. Further information. . .

    • According to a global forecast of Research and Markets, the organic skin care market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 10% during forecast period 2017 to 2024. The main contributors to growth are awareness regarding organic skincare products, growing e-commerce business, increase in disposable income and expansion of distribution channels. Further information…

    12-Jun-2018
    • According to company details, Eric Ducournau will succeed Bertrand Parmentier as Chief Executive Officer of Pierre Fabre Group. Ducournau has managed the Dermo-Cosmetics division of the French manufacturers and will assume his position on the 2 July 2018. Further information…

    07-Jun-2018
    • According to a company statement, Designer Parfums added the brand Playboy to its fragrance portfolio. The company has specialised on the development, marketing, production and distribution of prestige perfumes and beauty products distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. Further information…

    06-Jun-2018
    • Debra G. Perelman becomes with immediate effect Revlon’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Perelman works at Revlon for more than 20 years and in several leading positions. According to company information, she will enhance the consumer and costumer focused approach, technological innovations, the brand portfolio and e-commerce. Further information…

    04-Jun-2018
    • The retail chain Kaufland recently launched its new private label brand bevola. The launch of the new brand is promoted by the advertising campaign "Lieb dich. Pfleg dich". According to Kaufland, bevola includes 120 personal care products for the whole family and is dermatologically tested. In the coming months, the bevola product range will be expanded to around 200 articles, says Kaufland. Further information…

    31-May-2018
    • Designer Parfums announced that the company has acquired the fragrance license of the Cerruti 1881 brand to add to their portfolio of prestige fragrances. According to Designer Parfums, it is their goal to build on Cerruti 1881’s heritage as they develop the brand for future growth. Further information…

    29-May-2018
    • The consumer goods company Beiersdorf entered a strategic partnership with NetEase Kaola, China’s leading online platform for cross-border trade. According to Beiersdorf, the partnership gives the NIVEA brand access to the fast growing market of import goods in China which grew by 80.6 % in 2017 compared to the previous year. Further information…

    28-May-2018
    • According to company reports, Europe’s largest retailer of premium beauty products The Hut Group takes over the British brand Eyeko, executing a further strategic investment. Eyeko is a specialist eye cosmetics brand, whose products are distributed to multiple European countries as well as Australia and the US. Further information…

    25-May-2018
    • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Frutarom entered into an agreement under which IFF will acquire Frutarom in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion. By combining with Frutarom, IFF is accelerating its Vision 2020 strategy to create a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition. Further information…

    24-May-2018
    • The consumer goods company Henkel signed an agreement with the listed company Acasta Enterprise about the acquisition of JemPak Corporation with headquarters in Concord, Canada, for approximately €77 million. JemPak is focused on the US and Canadian laundry and home care retailer brands market. According to Henkel, the own portfolio is complemented in attractive and growing categories. Further information…

    22-May-2018
    • In the beginning of May, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetic products as well as on the trading of cosmetic ingredients tested on animals until 2023. Within the EU animal testing for this purpose is already prohibited, whereas it is legal in about 80 % of the countries worldwide. Further information…

    • As announced by the French consumer goods company, L'Oréal takes over the Korean company Nanda Co. Ltd. The makeup and fashion company, which is operating in Korea and Japan, currently expands into overseas markets. With the acquisition, which is expected to be completed in the next two months, sales of cosmetics line ‘3 Concept Eyes’ will be expended globally. Further information…

    18-May-2018
    • According to Biesterfeld, the speciality chemicals company is extending its sales partnership with Sytheon, an active ingredient supplier and innovator for the personal care industry, to Germany, Russia and Benelux. As a result of the very successful sales cooperation in Spain, Biesterfeld is strengthening its partnership with Sytheon in Europe and the product range is extended by patented active ingredients for the cosmetics industry, according to Biesterfeld. Further information…

    17-May-2018
    • As recently announced by the drug store chain, Rossmann plans to open shop-in-shop stores at two German locations in May. On May 22 Germany’s first shop-in-shop store of the brand Maybelline New York will be opened in Paderborn. In addition, the company will open the first ‘makeup revolution’ shop-in-shop store in a Berlin Rossmann branch on May 31. Further information…

    11-May-2018
    • As the first fragrance and flavor ingredients producer, Symrise has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) for ingredients derived from forest products. According to Symrise, these include the key renewable raw material derived from pine trees affecting a wide array of fragrances and flavors used every day. Further information…

    • Contract manufacturers and filling specialists, Dreiturm, announced that the specialist for consumer goods Lars Börgel is the new managing director and co-shareholder of the company. Together with two investors he acquired the family business. According to Dreiturm, the previous owner Stefan Hedler remains linked to the company as a cooperation partner with own brand projects in the future. Further information … (, )

    09-May-2018
    • According to its own information, cosmetics distributor Beauty and More BaM based in Wiesbaden, Germany, operates with immediate effect as bacodi – beauty and cosmetic distribution. The change of name should lead to a better differentiation by name, support the position as beauty brand contact and put special emphasis on technical expertise in distribution. Further information…

    08-May-2018
    • SEPPIC and Ecovia Renewables have recently announced their cooperation to offer high-performance and environmental-friendly ingredients. The partnership includes a development agreement as well as an equity stake in Ecovia Renewables taken by SEPPIC. According to own information, SEPPIC and Ecovia Renewables will jointly develop biopolymers. Further information…

    • According to own information, the perfumery group Douglas acquired a majority stake in German beauty retailer Parfümerie Akzente with its online shop parfumdreams. Managing Director Kai Renchen is set to remain in charge of the parfumdreams business. With the acquisition the perfumery group Douglas strengthens its e-commerce business. Further information...

    07-May-2018
    • According to own information, the cosmetics company BABOR is a new strategical partner of the Chinese e-commerce platform Tmall Global. Within the scope of "Ampoule Days" and the e-commerce Launch of BABOR China, Tmall Global introduced six ampoule brands for the beauty category. According to BABOR, the cooperation offers the possibility for reinforced brand awareness in China. Further information… (, )

    03-May-2018
    • According to its own information, the Korean beauty company Amorepacific plans to boost sales internationally by tapping into new markets as Middle East and Oceania. In addition, its market portfolio on established markets should be extended for example by the launch of the luxury brand Hera in Singapore in May 2018. Further information…

    02-May-2018
    • BELANO and Evonik recently signed a contract for the delivery of the macrobiotic active ingredient “stimulans”. According to the pharmaceutical company BELANO, in future the active substance will be marketed worldwide by Evonik under the name Skinolance®. As an ingredient for cosmetics and skin care products it stimulates the bacterial variety on the skin. This way, according to BELANO, natural skin processes can be normalised. Further information…

    30-Apr-2018
    • As recently reported by consumer goods company Procter & Gamble, they agreed to the acquisition of the global Consumer Health business of science and technology company Merck for a purchase price of € 3,4 billion cash. The transaction is expected to be executed by the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. Further information…

    • By developing the seal material ‚BaCo Sealfilm PET-W Unicoat 5.1’ Ballerstaedt produced a high-quality, aluminium-free new product. The material possesses ideal sealing properties for all kinds of plastic containers and impresses visually with a smooth, white PET-film. The system supplier for sealing technology will present the sealing innovation at this year’s CosmeticBusiness in Munich. Further information…

    26-Apr-2018
    • As Douglas CEO Tina Müller announced on April 25 via Twitter, the first ever “Douglas-Beauty-ICE” waggon has been deployed in Hamburg. Within the scope of its modernisation strategy, cosmetics retailer Douglas cooperates with the Deutsche Bahn. On selected routes, Douglas offers treatments like make-up fresh ups, skin analysis and skin care routines during the train ride. Further information…

    • According to Neopac US, Inc., the global manufacturer of primary packaging for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries has established its first US production plant and new North American headquarters in Wilson. The new plant will include a high speed tube line for Polyfoil® tube production with an annual total capacity of 80 million tubes. According to Neopac US, Inc., the plant will offer room for expansion for up to four high speed production lines. Further information…

    25-Apr-2018
    • The cosmetics group L'Oréal enlarges by the beginning of 2019 with a new 100,000 square metre distribution centre in Muggensturm creating 450 new jobs. The development of the CO2 neutral building is assumed by Prologis, Inc. According to L'Oréal, the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be supplied from Muggensturm. Further information…

    20-Apr-2018
    • According to the market research institute Grand View Research, the global organic personal care market size is expected to reach $25.1 billion by 2025, exhibiting a 9.5% CAGR. Conscious consumer perception, growing demand and environmentally friendly production as well as technological innovations are, according to Grand View Research, reasons for the increased growth. Further information…

    18-Apr-2018
    • The consumer goods company Beiersdorf recently published its sustainability report 2017. The objective of the company contained in the report corresponds, according to Beiersdorf, to the Paris climate protection agreement because it intends to switch over the electricity supply at all production and office sites worldwide to 100 % renewable energy sources by 2020 as well as the reduction of the global CO2 emissions by another 70 % by 2025. Further information…

    • The French fragrance company Inter Parfums recently signed a worldwide valid eight-year license agreement with the London-based company Graff Diamonds for the creation, development and distribution of fragrances. According to Inter Parfums, Graff Diamonds now has become one of the most exclusive brands in their fragrance portfolio. As the company states, a multi-scent collection will be launched in the end of 2019. Further information…

    10-Apr-2018
    • The German consumer goods company Beiersdorf invests €50 million in a new production area in Bangplee, Thailand, which will house the roll-on deodorant manufacturing in particular. According to own information, the plant will accommodate a new line that can achieve a maximum production speed of 240 products per minute. The new production area is to be ready for operation in the summer of 2019. Further information…

    06-Apr-2018
    • The German drugstore chain dm and the Chinese cross-border e-commerce marketplace Tmall Global, a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group, announced the enhancement of their cooperation according to their e-commerce efforts in the Chinese market. According to own information, dm currently offers 140 product listings from nine dm brands and five brands from industrial partners. As dm states the product mix will be expanded in the future. Further information…

    • From 1 July 2018 the distribution company NOBILIS GROUP operates as a new distributor of the fragrance manufacturer Mäurer & Wirtz. According to Mäurer & Wirtz, the NOBILIS GROUP takes over the distribution of Acqua Colonia which is conducted under the umbrella brand 4711 as well as the licence for the exclusive Baldessarini Fragrances in Germany and Austria. The partnership represents a strategic decision to strengthen the prestige brands of Mäurer & Wirtz. Further information…

    04-Apr-2018
    • According to company information, PAI Partners completed the acquisition of packaging company Albéa. CEO Laurent Rivoire says, that the leading pan-European private equity firm is looking forward to a successful partnership with Albéa to support the market position and implementation of its growth strategy. Further information…

    • The French cosmetics manufacturer L'Oréal and the Italian fashion house Armani announced the signature of an agreement to renew their license until 2050. According to own information, the previous collaboration formed high-end lines. These lines are showing a strong growth generating revenues of over one billion Euros in 2017. Further information…

    29-Mar-2018
    • Unilever has announced the decision to bring its head offices together, currently located in UK and the Netherlands. The new headquarters will be located in Rotterdam. As the company states, this implies, among other things, financial benefits due to the local legal entity. The headquarters of the Beauty & Personal Care Division and the Home Care Division will remain in London. Further information…

    28-Mar-2018
    • The online retailer Zalando introduces the new category beauty and extends its current range. According to its own information, Zalando Beauty starts with an offer consisting of 120 cosmetic brands which contains, among others, the brands L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline and natural brands like L:A Bruket or Weleda. Zalando Beauty is now live with more than 4,000 products for women in Germany. According to Zalando, male products will follow in autumn/winter 2018. Already in June this year, the Zalando offline concept store “Beauty Station” will open in Berlin. Further information…

    27-Mar-2018
    • The drugstore chain dm adds the new styling and care series "Langhaarmädchen" to its product range. The series, which was developed by two master hairdressers, consists of a total of 16 hair care and styling products and will now be offered in each of the approximately 1,900 dm stores in Germany. More information...

    • According to its own information, L'Oréal acquires the Canadian company ModiFace, which has specialised in augmented reality and artificial intelligence applied to the beauty sector. Due to the acquisition, the French cosmetics group will be able to launch further digital services like virtual make-up tests in the future. Further information…

    22-Mar-2018
    • Kneipp, a manufacturer of naturopathic products, recently informed about a change of staff in the executive management. Alexander C. Schmidt took over the management of the Kneipp group from Christoph Hirschmann. Furthermore, the new product category “Duftwelten” (world of fragrances) has been launched now. Three different perfume sticks are new in the product range, with which Kneipp dares an expansion of its portfolio into home care. Further information…

    21-Mar-2018
    • According to its own information, Albéa now acquired 100 % of the metal manufacturer Covit S.L.. Due to the acquisition of the company based in Torelló, Spain, Albéa gains access to global metal resources and industry know-how. Metal is a critical asset for packaging in the fragrance & cosmetics market. Further information…

    19-Mar-2018
    • Due to the takeover of the testing institute SIT Skin Investigation and Technology, SGS Institut Fresenius is able to offer an enlarged spectrum in quality assurance of skin care products. Beside hair care products, the institute is going to test cosmetics, personal care products and toiletries dermatologically. Moreover, the merger, according to SGS Institut Fresenius, allows higher lab capacities. Further information …

    14-Mar-2018
    • The British cosmetics manufacturer Swallowfield has announced the acquisition of the men's grooming brand Fish. The brand Fish is a specialist in the segment of men’s hair styling for 15 years now and sells its products in drugstores like Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Waitrose. According to its own statement, with the merger Swallowfield wins the founder of the Fish brand, Paul Burfoot, over as a new consultant. Further information…

    12-Mar-2018
    • According to Beiersdorf, the fiscal year 2017 has brought further positive growth to the consumer goods company. Sales rose organically by 5.7% as reported by Beiersdorf. Nominal sales increased from 6.752 billion to 7.056 billion Euro – equalling a growth of 4.5%. The business units Tesa and Consumer both contributed to this success with new sales records. Further information…

    09-Mar-2018
    • As Inter Parfums announced recently the French fragrance company signed an exclusive fragrance license agreement with global lifestyle brand Guess. The agreement will be effective April 1, 2018 for a period of 15 years. The first products are to be released early in 2020 according to Jean Madar, Chairman and CEO of Inter Parfums. Further information…

    06-Mar-2018
    • As reported by Weleda, the natural and organic cosmetics and pharmaceuticals manufacturer increased its turnover by 2.8 % and generated in total €401 million in 2017. In doing so, Weleda surpassed the €400 million-mark for the first time. According to the report, sales in the category natural-cosmetics and near-natural cosmetics rose globally about 4.2 % to approximately €292 million. Further information…

    • According to L’Oréal, the construction of the cosmetics group’s new distribution centre in Muggensturm, Germany, started in February. After its finalisation the distribution centre will be the largest facility of this type of the L’Oréal group with a size of over 100.000 square metres. L’Oréal stated that the construction and operation of the building will be completely CO2 neutral. Further information…

    02-Mar-2018
    • According to its own statement, network marketing company LR Health & Beauty opened a new production facility at the company headquarters in Ahlen in February this year. Due to state-of-the-art technological equipment they can produce up to 20,000 litres of Aloe Vera a day at the site. Further information…

    01-Mar-2018
    • The perfumery group Douglas successfully completed the first quarter of their fiscal year 2017/18, which ended December 31. The company has generated sales of €1.1377 billion and thus has grown by 14.8 % in the three months compared to the previous year. Especially due to acquisitions, sales in South-Western Europe grew strongly by 78.7 %. Further information…

    28-Feb-2018
    • The Swedish beauty company Oriflame currently presented the figures of its full business year, which ended December 31, 2017. According to the report, sales increased in 2017 by 9 % to €1.25 billion with an operating profit amounting to €119.2 million. Further information…

    26-Feb-2018
    • Network marketing company Amway reports sales of $8.6 billion for its fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2017. Because of the increasing global demand for reliable skin care and natural ingredients the company's Artistry cosmetics line significantly contributed to the company’s success. Further information…

    23-Feb-2018
    • According to its own information, cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido brings a new beauty line in mini-size to the prestige cosmetics market. The launch of the limited editions “Rouge Rouge PICO” and “Nail Enamel PICO” at the beginning of February was Japan exclusive and, according to Shiseido, targets primary the younger generation. Further information...

    22-Feb-2018
    • Reviderm, market leader in microdermabrasion, united its previous product brands skintelligence, cellucur and premium skindesign 4D under the umbrella brand Reviderm earlier this year. In addition, the company presents itself with a new packaging design. Further information…

    16-Feb-2018
    • Estée Lauder recently published its business results for the second quarter of their fiscal year, which ended 31 December 2017. According to the report, the company generated net sales of $3.74 billion – a growth of 17 % in comparison to the previous year. Skin Care and Makeup are the most outstanding product categories, reaching net sales of $1.494 billion (+ 20 %) and $1.515 billion (+16 %). Further information…

    • The French perfume manufacturer and distributor Interparfumes disclosed the result of the fourth quarter of 2017 as well as its full year sales. The company achieved net sales in the amount of $149.5 million (+ 11 % compared to the previous year). For the full year, net sales rose 13.5 % to $591.3 million. Product sales on the European market were $476.5 million (+17.9 %). Further information…

    15-Feb-2018
    • As Unilever Ventures reports, the venture capital and private equity arm of the consumer goods company acquires a minority stake in the brand Gallinée, a microbiome skin care player. Furthermore, Unilever recorded a positive development with net profit increased to €6.5 billion (+16.9 %). Further information…

    14-Feb-2018
    • In the course of expanding its brand portfolio and realising its growth objectives, the company Groupe Roche confirms the agreement to acquire Arbonne International. The company from California is specialised in direct selling of botanically based beauty, personal care and nutrition products. Further information…

    • Henkel takes a further step into reducing waste: According to its own information, the consumer goods company is producing all 1.5 liters bottles of its detergent brand ‘Perwoll Wolle & Feines’ made in Germany out of 20 % of recyclate since December 2017. The recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) comes from sorted and cleaned packaging waste. Further information…

    13-Feb-2018
    • The cosmetics company Avon announced the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer Jan Zijderveld in the beginning of February. Zijderveld, who has been CEO of Unilever before, will succeed Sheri McCoy with immediate effect and additionally serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Further information…

    08-Feb-2018
    • According to its own information, Eurofragance is entering the United States market by acquiring a majority shareholding in Fragrance Design, based in Atlanta. Further information…
      In addition, Laurent Mercier is the new CEO of Eurofragance. He has taken over from Santiago Sabatés and will focus on strategic functions, representing the company and chairing meetings of the Board of Directors in this new position. Further information…

    07-Feb-2018
    • According to company information, Unilever and the Indonesian palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support local mills and smallholder farmers in Indonesia. In doing so sustainable palm oil production as well as yields and livelihoods of local farmers will be increased. Further information…

    06-Feb-2018
    • Cosmetics manufacturer Revlon officially announced a change in management. Accordingly, Fabian Garcia, President and CEO of Revlon, will step down from his position to pursue other opportunities by the end of February. Paul Meister, currently a member of Revlon’s Board of Directors, will become Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, overseeing day-to-day operations of the company on an interim basis. Further information…

    02-Feb-2018
    • According to its own information, the network marketing company LR Health & Beauty enhances its competence in the health sector by presenting a modern health management system with its new brand LR Lifetakt. It combines dietary supplements and meal replacement products of high quality and will be launched in countries where LR is active. Further information…

    01-Feb-2018
    • As reported by HCP Packaging Group, the multi-step production expansion to improve local procurement targets of European costumers at Rusi‘s location in Bechhofen, Germany, has begun in January. The project includes two new production buildings for injection moulding and decoration of cosmetic packaging. Finalisation is planned for October 2018. Further information…

    26-Jan-2018
    • As New Avon announced, the social selling company in North America expands into the health and wellness category with the introduction of Espira. According to New Avon, Espira is a nutritional supplement line designed with naturally-sourced ingredients. The Espira collection includes eleven products. Further information…

    25-Jan-2018
    • As reported by the consumer goods company Procter & Gamble, the Head & Shoulders brand introduced the first recyclable shampoo bottle produced with 20 % beach plastic. In the course of the cooperation with REWE Group the special edition is available in stores of the German retail co-operative group. Further information…

    24-Jan-2018
    • According to company reports, Beiersdorf closed last year with a strong business development, increased group sales (organic: +5.7 %) and increased market share. The Consumer Business Segment achieved an organic sales increase of 4.7 % with €5.789 billion nominal sales. Further information…

    22-Jan-2018
    • According to its own information, Edelmann Group acquired equity holdings in M.K. PRINTPACK PVT. LTD, India based in Mumbai with effect from 1 December 2017. Thereby the supplier of packaging solutions expands its presence on the Indian market und will be represented with five production sites on the subcontinent in the future. Further information… (DOCX, 114.7 kB)

    19-Jan-2018
    • According to information of the drugstore chain, Rossmann achieved sales of nine billion euro (+6.8 %) in 2017. The company currently owns 3,770 markets and employs 54,500 people in six European countries. In the new business year the investment volume of the corporation amounts €210 million, 230 new stores should be opened. Further information…

    17-Jan-2018
    • An affiliate of Sun European Partners has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell Albéa – this was reported by the private equity firm in January. Albeá has been aquired by Sun in 2010 and was able to transform into a global leader in the packaging industry, according to the company’s own information. Further information…

    15-Jan-2018
    • According to it’s own information, Kao Corporation’s subsidiary Kao USA acquires Oribe Hair Care and in doing so expands the Kao Salon Division’s brand portfolio. Daniel Kaner, co-founder and currently co-president of Oribe Hair Care, will reportedly be new president of the entity. Further information…

    • As announced by Givaudan, the Swiss scent company acquires Expressions Parfumées as part of its 2020 expansion strategy in fragrance business. The French fragrance creation house is expected to strengthen the access to local and regional costumers and naturals capabilities in fragrances. Further information…

    11-Jan-2018
    • As recently announced by the company, Colgate-Palmolive will take over PCA Skin and EltaMD, two fast-growing brands in the professional skin care sector. Colgate plans to continue to operate the brands independently after completing the takeover, which prospectively will take place in the first quarter of this year. Further information…

    09-Jan-2018
    • According to the company’s own information, German cosmetics company BABOR has appointed a new President and COO of its subsidiary BABOR Asia Pacific in Singapore in December 2017. From now on Klaus Redomske will manage the business and brand development in Asia with a focus on China and Korea as well as implementing a multichannel strategy and open up new online distribution channels. Further information… (PDF, 132.5 kB)

    08-Jan-2018
    • According to the company’s own information, Unilever acquires the US american deodorant, toothpaste and soap brand Schmidt’s Naturals. The acquisition will help the consumer goods company cater to consumers seeking natural alternatives. Further information…

    18-Dec-2017
    • Starting May 2018, L’Oréal will introduce a wholly plant based hair dye to the European market. As the world’s biggest skincare and beauty company announced, the product line will be available exclusively at hair salons. With this launch L’Oréal responds to the increasing demand for natural and vegan cosmetic products. Further information…

    15-Dec-2017
    • According to company’s own information, Symrise strengthens its market position in Brazil by acquiring the Brazilian fragrance producer Citratus Fragrâncias. Symrise states that this acquisition will lead to a perfect fit to the local fragrance business in Brazil as well was additional access to local costumers, production capacities and ram materials. Further information…

    14-Dec-2017
    • Unilever recently announced the acquisition of the New York personal care manufacturer Sundial Brands, whose products primarily address the needs of millennials. Sundial Brands will operate as a standalone unit led by founder Richelieu Dennis as CEO and Executive Chairman. Further information…

    12-Dec-2017
    • According to the company’s own information, Kanebo Cosmetics resolved the change of the President, Representative Director and Executive Officers as of January 1, 2018. Yoshihiro Murakami will become new President and Representative Director and replace Masumi Natsusaka, who holds the position now. Further information…

    08-Dec-2017
    • As announced by the news provider Business Wire, Tom Ford opened its first beauty stand-alone shop in London at the end of November – a milestone in the history of the beauty brand. The store measures 130 square metres and is characterized by exquisite designs and selected use of digital technologies. Further information…

    05-Dec-2017
    • Research and Markets recently published a full report about the development of the global online market of premium cosmetics until 2021 – considering trends like digital marketing and consumer engagement on social media platforms as well as increasing concerns on data privacy. Further information…

    • According to the report recently published by Transparency Market Research, the global nail care market is supposed to grow with a CAGR of 5.8% during the next five years. Moreover, the demand for natural and organic products as well as the popularity of anti-pollution and anti-aging products is expected to rise further. Further information…

    01-Dec-2017
    • The Saxon company fit GmbH received the ‘Hidden Champion 2017’ award in the category brand by the news channel n-tv. Brands such as ‘Rei in der Tube’, ‘Kuschelweich’, ‘fit Spülmittel’ as well as cosmetic products like ‘GARD’ and ‘fenjal’ are part of the portfolio of fit. Further information…

    29-Nov-2017
    • Permcos, an internationally active company specialized in the distribution of raw materials for the cosmetic market, announced that they will be distributor of the Brazilian company Beraca in Germany, Austria and Switzerland starting now. Beraca is a supplier of natural resources – and the raw materials of Beraca are a perfect extension of the current Permcos portfolio, the company reported. Further information…

    • As recently reported by news agency Reuters, Procter & Gamble acquires the deodorant brand Native. In the course of this, the company will continue to remain located in San Francisco, California and Moiz Ali will continue to serve as CEO of Native. Further terms of the contract were not disclosed. Further information…

    24-Nov-2017
    • In an interview with the ‘Rheinische Post’ newspaper, Douglas CEO Tina Müller said that, as part of the perfumery group’s modernisation strategy, she has proposed a collaboration with German Rail (DB). Her idea is to set up beauty cars where women can book a manicure or a make-up session during the journey. Further information …

    • Shiseido Group reports the resignation of EMEA president and CEO Louis Desazars. According to the company, Franck Marilly will take his position, effective January 1, 2018. Further information…

    20-Nov-2017
    • For the first time Social Selling Community Pippa&Jean, which is based in Frankfurt, has developed a collection of seven different fragrances under the name of ‘Who are #you?’, including five fragrances for women adapted to diverse moods. The perfumes are available online or at a Pippa&Jean-Style Party and cost €49.90 per flacon. Further information…

    16-Nov-2017
    • Investment management and advisory company CITIC Capital recently announced the acquisition of the global leading packaging provider Axilone, which is specialised on plastic and metal packaging for lipsticks, fragrances and skincare. According to CITIC, the acquisition could be completed before the end of 2017. Further information…

    • According to their recently published business figures Merz Consumer Care increased its growth by 10% compared to the last year and contributed 8% of overall group revenue – mainly due to the launch of ‘t: by tetesept’ and extension of vitamin products. Further information…

    13-Nov-2017
    • Schwan-Stabilo Group published balance sheet figures of closed fiscal year 2016/2017. Beauty division Schwan Cosmetics matched with €364.7 million the sales figures from the previous year. Investments – mainly arranged in future topics like digitalisation – increased to €40.5 million (+28%) compared to the previous year. Further information…

    • Recognising the steady growth of Asian domestic markets, the international packaging manufacturer and supplier, Quadpack, is expanding its presence there with a sales operation to service brands and contract fillers in the Asia Pacific region. Quadpack has been present in Asian since 2003 and aims to secure 1% of the Asian market in the next five years. Further information…

    09-Nov-2017
    • DEINOVE confirms the launch of their first cosmetic active ingredient for the first half of 2018. The active ingredient is an innovative carotenoid produced by Deinococcus bacteria. According to DEINOVE, the active ingredient has got healing and antioxidant properties, therefore it is particularly interesting for the segment of anti-aging skincare. Further information…

    08-Nov-2017
    • As announced, the US-American drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance now cooperates with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products. Under the terms of agreement Fareva acquired BCM, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s contract manufacturing business, for this purpose. Further information…

    • The Swiss company Hoffmann Neopac has taken a majority stake in 3D Technopack based in Mumbai, India. According to their own statement, the supplier of tube packaging is able to strengthen the company’s international market presence and expands its expertise in tube manufacturing by this investment. Further information…

    03-Nov-2017
    • Clariant and Huntsman announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger. Peter R. Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman, and Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant, inform that there is simply too much uncertainty as to whether Clariant will be able to secure the two-thirds shareholder approval that is required to approve the transaction. Further information…

    30-Oct-2017
    • The globally operating online retailer The Hut Group proclaims the takeover of Illamasqua. The products of Illamasqua are available in 15 locations across the UK as well as online. The acquisition of the cosmetics brand represents an investment in the international beauty offering for The Hut Group. According to own data, the online retailer is already selling products from MAC, Estée Lauder and Lancôme, among others, and also owns a host of brands such as GLOSSYBOX. Further information…

    26-Oct-2017
    • According to Corpack, the manufacturer of cosmetics packaging has partnered with Artdeco to develop packaging for the makeup collection “Claudia Schiffer’s Beauty Secrets” in collaboration with Claudia Schiffer. Corpack produced a soft-rounded compact case with magnetic closure. The series “Beauty Secrets” by Claudia Schiffer is available as blush, setting powder, contouring powder and eyeshadow, Corpack reports. Further information… (PDF, 223.3 kB)

    • As currently announced by etma, the positive development of tube production in Europe continues. In the first half of 2017, the total number of tubes delivered by all manufacturers which are members of the “european tube manufacturers association” amounted to nearly 5.4 billion. This mid-year figure is 2% higher than the corresponding figure in 2016. Further information…

    23-Oct-2017
    • As Kosé Corporation announced, the company for personal care products, in collaboration with the Selfridges department store, is launching the Decorté brand in the UK. Decorté products are currently available in Asia, North America and Italy. Furthermore, Kate Moss serves as global brand ambassador, Kosé reports. Further Information…

    • As predicted in a current market analysis report by Grand View Research, the demand in nail polish industry will rise until 2024. This can be traced to factors like growing consumption of teenage population, rising attendance of nail salons and lifestyle changes among female consumers. According to Grand View Research, gel polish is expected to be the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 10.5% from 2016 to 2024. Further information…

    19-Oct-2017
    • To tap into the opportunity for beauty online shopping, Zalando announces the entry into the beauty market as a supplement to the fashion segment in spring 2018. In the new beauty category of Zalando, cosmetics, fragrances and skin care products will be sold in Germany. After a successful ramp-up phase, other markets set to follow, according to the online retailer. Further information…

    • Recently, the publisher naturkosmetik verlag invited to the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference for the tenth time to Berlin. According to own data, 250 decision makers and experts from research, consulting, trade, media and industry participated in the anniversary event with the core topic ‘digitisation’. Further information… (PDF, 98.4 kB)

    18-Oct-2017
    • With the unlimited access of new skin models – distributed under the brand Phenion® – the consumer goods company Henkel contributes to the reduction of animal testing. The highly-developed human skin models can be used for safety assessment or basic research in dermatology and cosmetic science. Further information…

    • As Maybelline New York reported on Instagram, the official premiere of the make-up collection of the cosmetics label in collaboration with the model and influencer Gigi Hadid is coming. The first product series “Jetsetter palette” from the “GIGIxMAYBELLINE” collection has already been published, which, according to Maybelline, was sold out within a short time. Further products of the make-up line will follow.

    16-Oct-2017
    • The market research company Reportlinker now published an analysis report of the global cosmetic skin care market. For 2016 the market was estimated to an overall value of $130.7 billion and predicted a growth rate from 4.7% (2017) to 5.3% to 2023. The report named growing demand for natural ingredients and rising expenditure for personal care as growth factors. Further information…

    • As the Brazilian cosmetics company Natura Cosméticos proclaims, from December 2017 David Boynton becomes the new CEO of the British company The Body Shop. Boynton, who will replace the current CEO, Jeremy Schwartz, has been the head of the shirtsmaker Charles Tyrwhitt since last year and previously held several leadership roles in the French cosmetics company L’Occitane Group, according to Natura Cosméticos. Further information…

    13-Oct-2017
    • According to Edelmann, starting 1 October Oliver Bruns as CEO assumed the chairmanship of the management of the packaging manufacturer from the previous chairman Dierk Schröder. Bruns has been the CEO and Chairman of the Board at Jindal Films Europe, an international company for the production of packaging and label films, Edelmann reports. Further information… (PDF, 19.0 kB)

    12-Oct-2017
    • The market research company Euromonitor International highlighted the key position of Latin America in its recently published report about the development of the Men’s Grooming Market. This region will have healthy growth chances in the market of men’s beauty and will be market leader with a predicted growth rate of 27.4% until 2021. Further information…

    • As dm announced, the drugstore company entered into cooperation with the entrepreneur and beauty expert Judith Williams. In more than 1,850 stores as well as in the online shop of the company the facial care line “EGF Tech Service”, developed for dm, is now available. All ten products of the cosmetics series contain the active ingredient Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which has been honoured with the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Further information…

    11-Oct-2017
    • According to own data, Estée Lauder is able to maintain the eighth consecutive year they generated strong organic growth. Sales for fiscal 2017 were increased by 5% compared to the prior year. In the region Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a CAGR of 5.2% to $4.65 billion was achieved, the cosmetics company reports. The makeup segment records the largest increase, with a CAGR of 6.5% to $5.05 billion. Further information…

    10-Oct-2017
    • Unilever now confirms the acquisition of Carver Korea, a leading skin care company in northern Asia, for € 2.27 billion from Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs. In the past years Carver became the fastest-growing skincare business of South Korea and will expand Unilever’s expertise in the Asian beauty market as well as the global personal care market. Further information…

    • As recently announced, the French beauty retailer Sephora opens two new stores in Spain. Through an innovative design and services including a trend zone with new products, a beauty hub for customized advice and beauty classes, consumers receive a unique instore shopping experience, Sephora reported. After starting the project early this year in France, the concept will rollout throughout Europe increasingly. Further information…

    06-Oct-2017
    • The cosmetic supplier Qosmedix recently announced their newly gained status as authorized distributor of products by Ardell. Thereby the company expands its product range by a wider selection of Ardell lashes and accessories such as the Ardell Dual Lash Applicator, LashGrip, LashTite Adhesives and the LashFree Individual Eyelash Adhesive Remover. Further information…

    • The international manufacturer of household cleaning products SC Johnson announced that the agreement to acquire the consumer brand Method was signed. The brand belongs to the company People Against Dirty, which offers worldwide, especially in North America and Europe, home care, laundry, hand and body products. According to SC Johnson, the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in the USA, UK and Germany as well as other closing conditions. Further information…

    04-Oct-2017
    • ADA, the European market leader in the field of guest amenities, is to acquire the Malaysian company RDI Malaysia to strengthen the international presence, according to own data. In cooperation with majority shareholder ARDIAN, ADA realised specific acquisitions in the past three years. RDI Malaysia is specialised in the production and bottling of body care products and the manufacture of product packaging. Further information…

    02-Oct-2017
    • Since Logo-Plastic GmbH, an international import and wholesale company from Switzerland, took over the former PET Sachsen GmbH in 2016, the company is investing around 4 million euros at the location, according to Logo Plastic. The production facility in Königstein near Dresden was expanded and extended by a hall. The production thus made possible in four different plastic processes at one location is unique in Saxony. Further information…

    29-Sep-2017
    • After having cooperated with his father for one year Marius Kalow assumed the position of second chief executive officer of Wilde Cosmetics. He took office on May 25th, 2017. Michael and Marius Kalow now both chair the cosmetic company, which provides high quality cosmetic products and services. Further information…

    28-Sep-2017
    • The market research company Mintel reveals that for the black hair care market shampoo sales are expected to grow 7.3% in 2017 to $473 million. This development represents the largest growth in this segment over the last five years. Between 2015 and 2017, the expenditure of black consumers for shampoos increased by 13%, which, according to Mintel, represents the highest growth in the entire hair care market with 19%. Further information…

    25-Sep-2017
    • Tomorrow, the Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut (The German Packaging Institute) will hold its award ceremony of the renowned German Packaging Award in Berlin. The 34 winners include Kao Germany with its John Frieda SB Brilliant Shine Shampoo as well as the Nivea Handcreme – Handschmeichler from Beiersdorf. Both receive awards in the category designing and processing. Further information…

    22-Sep-2017
    • As Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal Group, announced in a statement, Liliane Bettencourt died yesterday, September 21. The daughter of the founder of the L’Oréal Group, Eugène Schueller, and heiress of the cosmetics group passed away at the age of 94. Read full statement...

    • Transparency Market Research is forecasting an increase of the global hair care market at a CAGR of 3% between 2016 and 2024. The Asia-Pacific region held the leading share in the overall market in 2016 of 33%. For the Middle East and Africa, a CAGR of 4% is predicted within the forecast period. A particularly strong growth, according to Transparency Market Research, is expected for natural and organic shampoos. Further information…

    • According to a recent study by the market research institute Mintel, lipsticks have gained more attention on the colour cosmetics market in China in recent years. In comparison to 15% in 2014, the category of lipsticks 2016 claimed 22% of the total market value. Mintel reports that in the past six months 95% of urban Chinese female consumers have used a lipstick. With 63% it is considered to be the most important colour cosmetics product among them. Further information…

    20-Sep-2017
    • Eurofins Group, a bio-analytical service provider, announced the acquisition of Dermatest, the Australian market leader in sunscreen and skin care evaluation laboratories. Eurofins provides the consumer product industry with a range of analytical testing services at 375 locations in 41 countries. According to own data, Dermatest should allow Eurofins to become the worldwide reference in Sunscreen testing. Further information…

    • Since 1 September, Steffen Seifarth assumes the direction of the perfume house Mäurer & Wirtz, together with the Managing Partner Dr. Hermann Wirtz. Seifarth started his career in 1994 at Procter & Gamble. In 2002 he moved to the Coty/Lancaster-Group. He worked there for five years as General Manager Germany and finally held the overall entrepreneurial responsibility for the prestige sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Further information…

    15-Sep-2017
    • Recently, singer Rihanna launched her own make-up brand Fenty Beauty in collaboration with Kendo Brands, a LVMH-owned beauty developer. According to own data, the make-up line designed by Rihanna is available in 1,600 Sephora stores in 17 countries. Further information…

    • According to Visiongain’s report on the anti-ageing cosmeceuticals market, the market was worth $11.9 billion in 2016. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% over the next 10 years, Visiongain announced. As reported by the market research company, hair products dominated the market in 2016 with a 30% share and an estimated value of $3.6 billion. To the report…

    14-Sep-2017
    • Technavio forecasts a growth at a CAGR of 5.76% in the perfume packaging market from 2017 to 2021. The report “Global Perfume Packaging Market 2017-2021“ from the market research company includes the current situation and the growth prospects of the global market for perfume packaging. Furthermore, the report contains a discussion of the most important suppliers of this market, e.g. Albéa, the AptarGroup and Gerresheimer. To the report…

    13-Sep-2017
    • Procter & Gamble and PureCycle Technologies recently opened a plant in the United States that uses a P&G-invented plastic recycling technology. With the patented technology by PureCycle, a way was found to restore recycled polypropylene plastics to the original quality, which, according to P&G, create the potential to revolutionize the industry. Further information…

    08-Sep-2017
    • The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. is the new sponsoring association of the network initiative of the plastic packaging industry. The IK announces that from now on a regular meeting will take place for the exchange of the 18 member companies, for example A+C Plastic Kunststoff, Hopf Packaging and Rebhan FPS Kunststoff-Verpackungen, on the topic energy efficiency. According to the IK, the saving targets of the network are five million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions till 2020. Further information…

    07-Sep-2017
    • With effect from September 1, Dr. Christian Fischer (53) is to assume responsibility as Chief Executive Officer of Gerresheimer, a global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry, of Uwe Röhrhoff, as the company reported. Uwe Röhrhoff worked for 26 years at Gerresheimer, including seven years as CEO. His successor Dr. Christian Fischer has been a member of the Management Board at Gerresheimer since August 2017. Further information…

    04-Sep-2017
    • From tomorrow, 5 September, the limited edition make-up collection by Claudia Schiffer in collaboration with the cosmetic label ARTDECO cosmetic will be available. The premiere of the “CLAUDIA SCHIFFER MAKE-UP” collection announced the model on her Instagram account.

    01-Sep-2017
    • The Swedish beauty company Oriflame recently released results for the first half of fiscal 2017. According to Oriflame, the company achieved sales of €687.8 million in the past six months – a sales growth by 12% compared to the previous year. The strategic categories Skin Care and Wellness continued to perform well during the second quarter with both categories recording double-digit growth. Further information…

    29-Aug-2017
    • We’re sorry, due to technical maintenance work we will be unable to post news updates on August 30 and 31, 2017. We will be back with the latest from the cosmetics industry on September 1, 2017. Thank you for your understanding.

    28-Aug-2017
    • The online beauty retailer Feeluniqe announces record sales of 80 million pounds in the financial year to 31 March 2017, with a growth of 27% compared to the previous year. According to Feelunique, in the current financial year annualised sales are exceeding over 100 million pounds. Further information…

    • The online beauty and health company The Hut Group (THG) announced the purchase of beauty box supplier Glossybox. According to company-provided information, THG intends the extension of Glossybox’ location in Berlin to a Tech-Hub to attract new talents as a part of their venture for internationalisation. Further information…

    24-Aug-2017
    • According to its own data, Beiersdorf recorded a growth in the first half of 2017, outperforming the market. Organic group sales increased by 3.3 %. In nominal terms, sales were up 4.6% (from €3.358 billion to €3.513 billion). Beiersdorf reported that the consumer business segment lifted organic sales by 2.3 % in the first six months of the year. Sales were up 3.8 % in nominal terms (from €2.798billion to €2.903 billion). Further information…

    • L’Oréal presented the results of second quarter of 2017. The cosmetics company reported solid organic growth of 4.3 %. L’Oréal Luxe registered a strong double-digit growth according to company-provided information. Furthermore, L’Oréal was able to achieve continuously growing profits in new markets and strengthened its leadership position in Western Europe. Further information…

    21-Aug-2017
    • Recently the US-American drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that the company will enter a 10-year global supply agreement with Fareva. The agreement with the contract manufacturing organization Fareva involves the production and supply of own beauty brands and private label products. The proposed agreement is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Further information…

    18-Aug-2017
    • Croda International PIc announced their investment in the technology company Cutitronics which has developed an innovative digital device that analyses the condition of the skin and takes environmental conditions into consideration at the same time. That enables a personalised skin care that is adapted to fit the needs of the skin. Further information…

    17-Aug-2017
    • The American packaging company WestRock announced the acquisition of Hanna Group (Hannapak), a provider of folding cartons in Australia, to complement its portfolio. Steve Voorhees, CEO of WestRock, said that the acquisition extends the geographical presence of the company and the participation to a variety of other markets. Further information…

    15-Aug-2017
    • From mid-July, the cosmetic and skin care company Lush accepts Bitcoin as a payment method in its online shop. The British company expects access to suppliers, markets and charity groups worldwide from the approval of the global decentralised currency. Further information…

    24-Jul-2017
    • According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global cosmetic packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4 % and reach $ 33 billion by 2024. The prime driver for this is the rising purchasing power of consumers in emerging regions. As stated by TRM, the material plastic accounted for more than a half (56 %) of the market in 2016 and is likely to retain a majority share. However, glass could also take up a significant share in the market, due to its growing use in premium cosmetics. Further information…

    20-Jul-2017
    • Alpla announced the biggest acquisition in the history of the company: The Austrian Packaging specialist takes over Boxmore Packaging, an African market leader headquartered in Samrand near Johannesburg. The company specialises in PET pre-forms, PET bottles and closures and currently employs around 1,000 members of staff at nine locations. Due to the transaction, Alpla now owns 13 production facilities in Africa. Further information…

    18-Jul-2017
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S., terminated its takeover agreement with competitor Rite Aid due to refusal by the responsible antitrust authorities. According to its own statement, the company now wants to buy 2,186 Rite Aid Stores for $5.175 billion. The new transaction is expected to be completed by May 2019. Further information…

    14-Jul-2017
    • HSE24 announced its business results for fiscal year 2016. The company generated sales of €754 million – an increase of 6 percent compared to the prior year period. Furthermore, its subsidiaries in Russia and Italy achieved double-digit growth. According to the Munich-based group, the segments fashion, jewellery and beauty proved to be the growth drivers. Further information…

    12-Jul-2017
    • According to its own statement, Beiersdorf is investing €230 million in a new headquarter and research centre in its home venue Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. The construction is expected to start this year, with completion scheduled for 2021. The new factory grounds at the Troplowitzstraße will host around 3,000 workplaces over an area of 100,000 square metres, says the company. Further information…

    • Inotech laid the foundation stone for a new refinement centre in Sofia, Bulgaria. The centre with an area of 1,500 square metres is planned to open in the spring of 2018, when it will provide tremendous sustainable production capacities and more flexibility in the important field of refined surfaces, the company stated. Further information…

    10-Jul-2017
    • According to packaging manufacturer Hoffmann Neopac, its Hungarian subsidiary Tu-Plast Tubeproducing will be known as Neopac Hungary from now on. Furthermore, the company is announcing a change of management: Elémer Nagy, who has been Managing Director for Tu-Plast since the company was founded, is retiring at the end of the year. As the new Managing Director/Head of Production, Gabor Csaba Oláh will take over the leadership of Neopac Hungary as of 1 September 2017. Arnold Szegö will be his deputy. Further information…

    07-Jul-2017
    • As Unilever announced, the company has signed an agreement to acquire Hourglass, a luxury cosmetics brand. Hourglass is known for innovation, luxe packaging and exceptional product experience. According to Unilever, the brand uses breakthrough formulations and active ingredients in complexion products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Further information…

    05-Jul-2017
    • According to the parent company Henkel, hair cosmetics brand Schwarzkopf is now cooperating with a team of international influencers from 27 different countries. With the hashtag #SCHWARZKOPFcreators they will publish content about the topics hair, beauty and style. Amongst the #SCHWARZKOPFcreators are approximately 50 influencers, especially blogger. Further information…

    • As Avon announced, Miguel Fernandez will become Global President of the cosmetics group, effective August 14, 2017. He will therefore report directly to Avon's Chief Executive Officer, Sheri McCoy. Miguel succeeds John Higson, who will, according to the company, be retiring in September from his role as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer. Furthermore, Avon announced the appointment of Jonathan Myers as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1. Further information here and here

    03-Jul-2017
    • According to its own statement, Estée Lauder takes over stake in Deciem, a cosmetics company founded in 2013 in Canada. Deciem has launched ten brands to date and therefore uses a vertically integrated structure with its own laboratory, manufacturing, e-commerce sites, retail stores and marketing infrastructure. With investing in Deciem, Estée Lauder plans to support their global growth aspirations. Further information…

    28-Jun-2017
    • According to its own statement, Lumson, an Italian packaging manufacturer for beauty products, acquires Leoplast, an Italian manufacturer of primary packaging for lipsticks. As Lumson announced, the acquisition is directly related to its strategy, that is aiming to be a privileged partner for cosmetic packaging. Furtermore, Lumson plans to strengthen Leoplast’s production capacity and support on its development in international markets. Further information…

    26-Jun-2017
    • According to Galeria Kaufhof, the French cosmetics chain Sephora will open its first German shop in the perfume department of the Galeria Kaufhof store at Marienplatz in Munich by the end of June. As announced by the company, Sephora will offer the latest trends in make-up and fragrance in a representative area and with the characteristic black and white stripes. Further information…

    • According to its own statement, cosmetics manufacturer Coty renews its partnership with the Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for Luxury across the Middle East. After the acquisition of the P&G Specialty Beauty Business by Coty, both parties agreed on the integration of the new brands within the joint venture. The further cooperation strengthens Coty’s go-to market capabilities in the Middle East and provides consumers in the region with greater access to Coty’s brand portfolio. Further information…

    23-Jun-2017
    • According to its own statement, chemicals manufacturer Ashland has developed the multifunctional aromatic ConaromTM b for the cosmetics industry. One the one hand ConaromTM b adds a flowery-to-spicy fragrance the end use formulation and on the other hand at dosages of 0.3 to 2 % it contributes to the microbial stabilization. The aromatic is based on naturally derived hops extract and the nature identical Phenylpropanol, says Ashland. Further information…

    22-Jun-2017
    • Consulting firm Bain & Company has published a new study about the global personal luxury goods market, which is expected to grow by 2 to 4 % and reach €254 to 256 billion in 2017. According to the experts, a healthier local consumption in China and an increased consumer confidence in Europe are boosting the market. If brands rethink their strategies and adapt to a millennial state of mind, the market will reach €290 billion in 2020, says Bain & Company. Further information…

    21-Jun-2017
    • According to the market research company L2, Amazon’s beauty business reached more than $2.5 billion in 2016 – an increase of 47 % compared to 2014. In comparison, the entire US beauty industry grew at 2 %. Because beauty accounts for 85 % of Amazon best-sellers sold by “Long Tail” searches, the experts say that users are coming to Amazon to find specific brands and ingredients. Further information…

    19-Jun-2017
    • A new study of the market research institute Mintel shows how popular face masks are among Chinese consumers. Between 2011 and 2016 the facial mask market in China grew at a CAGR of 29 %. In 2016, the market saw a steady increase of 26 % in growth, hitting a sales value of RMB15.218 billion (approximately €2 billion). Furthermore, the experts estimate the market to grow at a CAGR of 15.8 % to 2021, reaching RMB31.746 billion (approximately €4.2 billion). Further information…

    16-Jun-2017
    • According to its own statement, the sales trend of the Douglas Group in the first six months of the 2016/17 fiscal year was satisfactory. In the period from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the Douglas Group’s net sales rose by 2.4 % to €1.566 billion compared to the prior year period. Especially e-commerce performed well and increased by 17.2%. Further information…

    14-Jun-2017
    • According to the company’s own statement, six Henkel production sites in Europe have received certificates for operating in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard. Henkel furthermore said that they have already scheduled activities that aim to achieve the same certification for further sites around the world. The RSPO is a multi-stakeholder initiative that supports sustainable practices in the global palm oil industry. Organizations or production sites can be certified for controlling and proving the flow of sustainably produced palm oil. Further information…

    • According to its own statement, the supervisory committee of writing materials manufacturer Faber Castell designated Daniel Rogger from Switzerland as their new chairman. He succeeds Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell, who deceased last year. Daniel Rogger, who most recently worked as chairman of the manufacturer of eyewear Silhouette International Schmied, took office at the beginning of June. This is the first time in the history of the company that an external manager has assumed this job. Further information…

    12-Jun-2017
    • Cosmetics group L’Oréal wants to sell their British subsidiary The Body Shop to Natura Cosmeticos. According to L’Oréal, the Brazilian manufacturer and direct seller of cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances offers €1 billion for the competitor The Body Shop. The proposed transaction is expected to close during 2017, L’Oréal reported. Further information…

    • Gerresheimer specializes in producing high-quality glass packaging, for example perfume bottles. They are produced in its glass factories in Tettau and Momignies, which boast their own design and mold workshop as well as an accessorizing department, where the glass products can be finished. The latest bottles for Eclat by Oriflame, Colors by Benetton and Dance by Shakira show the versatility of moulding, designing and decorating glass. At CosmeticBusiness 2017, Gerresheimer will be showcasing the novelties in hall 4, booth E07. Further information…

    09-Jun-2017
    • L’Occitane takes over a 40 % stake in LimeLight by Alcone’s business in the United States. According to its own statement, L’Occitane plans to speed up its expansion into the US colour cosmetics sector. Furthermore, it plans to invest in a majority stake in a joint venture with LimeLight to develop their business model outside of the United States. LimeLight utilises a unique distribution network with beauty guides and an online presence. Further information…

    08-Jun-2017
    • According to its own statement, Swiss chemicals company Clariant plans a merger with US competitor Huntsman. The new company will be called HuntsmanClariant and is valued at about $20 billion. Clariant announced that both companies together will generate sales of approximately $13.2 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. Further information…

    06-Jun-2017
    • According the to the market research company Kantar Worldpanel, Spanish consumers spent €147 per person on beauty products in 2016 – a slight decline of 3 % compared to the prior year. The experts argue that the most commonly bought products are oral care (24.9 million buyers), hair care (24.7 million buyers), bath and shower products (21.8 million buyers) and deodorants (20.9 million buyers). In Germany, the annual per capita expenditure for beauty products is €158 and the European average value is €129. Further Information…

    • Olive squalane knows a tremendous consumption since shark liver oil is prohibited in cosmetics. In this context Biosynthis has developed ECO-SQUALANE®, the first bio-based alternative of olive squalane. ECO-SQUALANE® concept is a patented composition of olive squalane and coconut alkanes. Coconut oil is more available than olive oil without any risk of supply shortages. While the cosmetics properties remain the same, ECO-SQUALANE® is more cost effective than olive squalane. At CosmeticBusiness 2017, Biosynthis will be showcasing the novelty in hall 2, booth B13.

    02-Jun-2017
    • Consumer goods company Henkel announced its results for the first quarter of 2017. According to the company, sales reached over €5 billion for the first time, an organic growth of 4 % compared to the prior-year period. Furthermore, Henkel states that especially Latin America (organic +8.2 %) and Asia/Pacific (organic +9.1 %) achieved good results. Further information…

    31-May-2017
    • L’Oréal announced that Suzan Schlag will assume the management of the professional products division with effect from 1 July 2017. She succeeds Christophe Schulze, who, according to the company, will take on new tasks within the L’Oréal Group. Most recently, Schlag worked as general manager of L’Oréal Austria’s consumer products division. Further information…

    30-May-2017
    • According to HTC, their new Gellie Sponge combines the 3D deformation of a liquid and the memory shape of a solid. The manufacturer reports that the soft “skin” surrounding the gel is ultra-thin, which makes it for an application process so natural. This exclusive technology should ensure impeccable, streak-free application with minimum product waste. At CosmeticBusiness 2017, HCT will be showcasing the novelty in hall 3, booth D30.

    • Unilever is strengthening its presence in Latin America. According to its own statement, the group acquires the personal and home care brands of Quala. The Latin American consumer goods company has a strong presence in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala and generated a turnover of over $400 million in 2016. The terms of the deal were not yet disclosed. Further Information…

    29-May-2017
    • Consumer goods manufacturer Johnson & Johnson announced that since April the skin care brands bebe Young Care and bebe More appear on the market under the umbrella brand bebe. In connection with the merger, the product range is to be more aligned to the needs of the costumers. The brand relaunch is accompanied by a product redesign as well as a 360° communication campaign. Furthermore, Johnson & Johnson launches the beautifying skin care range bebe beautiful. Further Information…

    26-May-2017
    • A new Executive Board was duly elected at the recent Annual General Meeting of the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW). The members of the new Executive Board are: Georg Held (L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH), chair, Gabriele Hässig (Procter & Gamble Service GmbH), deputy chair, and Dr Rüdiger Mittendorff (Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG) treasurer. Further information ...

    • The newly launched ingredient, Areaumat Perpetua G is an extract of the plant helichrysum italicum, also known as immortelle. According to the manufacturer ProTec Ingredia, the compound soothes irritated skin, reduces redness and strengthens the skin’s barrier function, as well as helping to regulate moisture levels. The active ingredient is available in two versions: either preserved or, on the other hand, unpreserved with glycerine. ProTec Ingredia will show Areaumat Perpetua G at CosmeticBusiness 2017 (hall 3, booth B01).

    24-May-2017
    • According to Revlon, net sales for the first quarter of 2017 were $594.9 million, an increase of 35.3 % compared to the prior-year period, driven by the acquisition of Elizabeth Arden. The actual operating earnings excluding special factors (adjusted EBITDA) was $32.2 million compared to $66.6 million in the prior-year period. The main reason for this is the decline in net sales in the US, as is pointed out by Revlon. Further Information…

    19-May-2017
    • At this year’s CosmeticBusiness, NCD Ingredients will be showcasing their new Natura-Tec Plantsoft Wax (hall 2, booth B11). According to NCD Ingredients, to make this, only natural ingredients were used. They were mixed in such a way as to create a product that both formed a film to protect the skin and had moisturising and emollient properties, as well as helping stabilise emulsions. These properties are very similar to those that are traditionally associated with Lanolin Wax.

    • According to the experts of the market research institute Technavio, the global novelty hair colour market is expanding. The analysts expect an 21 % annual rate of growth until 2021 and identify Coty, Henkel, Kao, and L’Oréal as the key vendors. Innovation in terms of product formulation is a major factor driving the sales of hair colours. Furthermore, the market researchers say that the demand for organic hair colours is growing. Further Information…

    16-May-2017
    • PROTEOL™ APL EF is the latest product to come from Seppic and is based on amino-acid technology. Typical amino acids derived from apple juice form the basis of this product and make for a rich and creamy foam. According to the company, thanks to its mild qualities, PROTEOL™ APL EF is suited to use with delicate skin or children and for sensitive areas. At CosmeticBusiness 2017, Seppic will show the new product in hall 2, booth B12.

    11-May-2017
    • Beiersdorf reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, according to which the company’s organic sales increased 4.8 % versus the prior year period. In nominal terms, sales grew 7.7 % to €1.8 billion (previous year's level: €1.67 billion). According to the company, the Consumer Business Segment achieved a nominal sales growth of 6.3 %. Particularly striking is the nominal sales growth of 18.4 % in the Eastern European Market as well as the nominal sales growth of 20.3 % in the Latin American Market. Further information…

    • According the to the market research company Transparency Market Research, the global cosmetic skin care market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5.1 % during the next seven years, reaching $200 billion by 2024. In particular, the anti-ageing product segment is expected to grow substantially. In 2015, the top players, namely Unilever, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Avon and Beiersdorf held around 45 % of the global market – according to the experts, they are likely to remain in the leading position in the next few years. Further Information…

    09-May-2017
    • Bernard Arnauld, Founder and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury group, announced the takeover of fashion brand Christian Dior Couture. LVMH already owns Dior’s cosmetics and perfumes division. As part of the transaction, the Arnauld family is now offering to pay approximately €12 billion for the stakes they don’t already own. Further information…

    • According to its own statement specialty chemicals manufacturer Ashland acquires privately held Pharmachem Laboratories, provider of ingredients to the global health, wellness and fragrance and flavor industries. As part of this transaction, that is expected to be completed by the end of June, Ashland will pay $660 million. Further information…

    05-May-2017
    • On L’Oréal’s annual general meeting and meeting of the board of directors CEO Jean-Paul Argon announced the creation of the new position Deputy CEO. The man, who now stands in the second position of the cosmetics group, is called Nicolas Hieronimus and has been working for L’Oréal for 30 years. Most recently, Hieronimus served as President L’Oréal Luxe as well as President Selective Divisions (Luxury, Active Cosmetics, Professional Products, The Body Shop). Further information…

    03-May-2017
    • According to its own statement rlc packaging group generated sales of €240.5 million in 2016 – a 2.8 % plus compared to the previous year. Now around €14 million are to be invested in different production sites and new technologies. The company announced the expansion of the BSC site in Poland with a new facility including production buildings, finished goods and raw materials warehouses. At the Pharmacenter Rüdersdorf in Germany capacities for the serialization of pharmaceutical packaging are being developed further and at the facility Leinisman in Hanover rlc invests in a high-speed gluing machine. Further information…

    • In collaboration with Swarovski, Inotech has developed the new packaging product Floating Crystals. The jar, where crystals are embedded in the walls, is lending each product more resplendence. Moreover, the production process allows design freedom – so that, for example, combinations of crystals and textual features can both be included. At CosmeticBusiness 2017, Inotech will show the new product in hall 2, booth B08.

    02-May-2017
    • Cosmetics manufacturer Revlon announced a new member in its executive team: as of now, Christopher Peterson is employed as Chief Operating Office and responsible for managing operations and for overseeing the Company’s Global Supply Chain, Finance and IT functions. Most recently, Peterson served in several senior executive positions at Ralph Lauren, including as its President, Global Brands as well as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, he spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble. Further information…

    27-Apr-2017
    • Coty announced that Sabine Chalmers will become a new member of its board of directors and also serve on the Audit and Finance Committee. Most recently, Chalmers worked about 12 years as Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer, Company Secretary and a member of the Executive Board of Management at the US-American brewery Anheuser-Busch. Further information…

    • Matrixyl® Morphomics™, the youngest member of the Matrixyl®-Inside-family by Sederma, is based on a new peptide. According to the company, this active ingredient offers a kind of anti-wrinkle treatment that has never been seen before. It works by acting on the morphology of the skin and the connections between cells. Matrixyl® Morphomics™ achieves some remarkable effects in the fight against signs of aging and wrinkles, reports the company. At CosmeticBusiness 2017, Sederma will show the new product in hall 3, booth E07.

    26-Apr-2017
    • Cosmetics group L’Oréal has announced its 2017 first quarter results. According to the company, in the first three months, total sales were € 7.04 billion. Sales grew 7.5 % (+5.1% at constant exchange rates) compared to the prior year period. The strongest sales performances were recorded at L’Oréal Luxe (+12.2 % like-for-like), Active Cosmetics and the Consumer Products division saw only a slight increase in sales and Professional Products fell by 1.8 % versus the previous year's quarter. Further information…

    24-Apr-2017
    • Designer Parfums announced an exclusive fragrance partnership. Working alongside Dilesh Mehta, Chairman and CEO of Designer Parfums, they will take over the marketing for fragrances by Jennifer Lopez. Since 2003 the actress and singer has launched 24 fragrances, making the Jennifer Lopez Fragrance House one of the most successful celebrity brands to date. Further information…

    21-Apr-2017
    • Plastics manufacturer Bio-on has announced to build a new plant that will produce the biopolymer Minerv Bio Cosmetics. According to the company, the plastic particles, which were developed in 2016, are 100 % biodegradable and moreover decompose into a nutrient for some micro-organisms and plants. Bio-on therefore provides an eco-friendly alternative for the so-called microbeads that are added to cosmetics and body care products. Further information…

    20-Apr-2017
    • LR Health & Beauty, a German direct selling company for beauty and personal care products, is building a new aloe vera production site in Ahlen, Germany. According to the company, the building will be connected to the exciting LR logistics centre and is scheduled to be operational by the End of 2017. With an annual crop of about 12,000 tons of aloe vera leaves, LR Health & Beauty ranks among the world's largest manufacturers of aloe vera products. Further information…

    19-Apr-2017
    • According to its own statement, the new overcap “Link” by Baralan satisfies the needs of a market increasingly looking for solutions of multiple packaging. This overcap has an interlocking system which allows one to create different product combinations: from two to four or more solutions; from line to rectangular and square shapes. Baralan will show the new product at CosmeticBusiness 2017 in hall 2, booth B21.

    18-Apr-2017
    • According to the manufacturer, the combination of satinised handles and gleaming ferrules in anthracite make the FINA cosmetic brush by Zahn Pinsel a trendsetter in luxury design. The mini format of the new professional cosmetic brush makes it ideal for freshening up one’s makeup and fits comfortably into a handbag. Zahn Pinsel will be exhibiting their new product at CosmeticBusiness 2017 (hall 3, booth A23).

    13-Apr-2017
    • Researchers, regulatory authorities and businesses can now use and download information on 15,000 chemical substances on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The data includes the intrinsic properties of each substance and their impact on human health and the environment. According to its own statement, ECHA therefore uses information, which comes directly from companies who make or import the substances. Further information…

    • According to its own statement, Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido terminates its global distribution agreements with British luxury group Burberry. As a reason for ending the partnership Shiseido cites its management strategy ‘Vision 2020’, which focuses on restructuring of its brand portfolio to improve business productivity and profitability. Further information…

    11-Apr-2017
    • The new DreiMed baby range from Dreiturm contains six products for cleansing, soothing and protecting the sensitive baby skin. The products include a cream to protect cuts and abrasions, washing lotion and shampoo, skin care lotion, gentle formula bath gel, care oil and care cream which will all be presented at CosmeticBusiness 2017 in hall 3, booth D04. For their new range of care products, the Dreiturm development team has chosen a traditional natural ingredient based on calendula (marigold), which soothes and cares for delicate and sensitive skin.

    05-Apr-2017
    • According to its own statement, Unilever forms an end-to-end alliance with Lazada. Lazada is one of Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping and selling destinations, with presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Both companies will work closely together on supply chain, data, marketing, social commerce and talent development to grow their business' reach in the region. Further information…

    • For the first time among cosmetics companies, Shiseido deploys humanoid robots in its production since March 2017. According to the cosmetics manufacturer, the pilot programme started in its Japanese factory in Kakegawa. In doing so, one human worker and two humanoid robots work together delivering finished products. Shiseido has argued, that the new form of manufacturing allows to respond to market changes more swiftly and flexibly. Further information…

    03-Apr-2017
    • Colep, a global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, strengthens its European liquids and creams business. According to its own statement, the company plans to expand two of its new liquids plants in Poland and Germany, that will be connected to the existing aerosol contract manufacturing sites, as well as to sell off its current Zülpich site in Germany to the Burnus Group. The restructuring will permit Colep to deliver a wide range of products and packaging technologies from one site. Further information…

    30-Mar-2017
    • Aldi Süd will offer two products of the Lacura Crémant Royal skin-care series in Germany from 3 April 2017. This special offer will be available for a short time only. According to the company, the Intensiv Serum and 24h Creme Mousse care products have already been highly successful at international outlets in Australia and the United Kingdom. The products are designed for women aged from 35 and, thanks to the ingredient QT40©, promise a firming and revitalising effect. Further information …

    28-Mar-2017
    • According to its own statement, the French luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton takes over a majority stake in perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Marc Chaya and Francis Kurkdjian will continue in their current roles as CEO and Creative Director and will remain shareholders of the company, LVMH stated. To date nothing is known about the purchase price and extent of shareholding. Further information…

    27-Mar-2017
    • Revlon announced that Serge Jureidini will become new president of the Elisabeth Arden brand and the Global Fragrances division. Jureidini worked nearly 20 years at L’Oréal in a range of management roles and most recently he served as president and CEO of Arcade Beauty. According to the company, he will lead the strategic direction and growth priorities for both the Elizabeth Arden brand and Global Fragrances. Further information…

    23-Mar-2017
    • Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced the formation of new active ingredients unit. With the production of active and nature-inspired ingredients, Clariant wants to meet the highly-specialized needs of the personal care industry and expand its existing portfolio of ingredients for skin care, hair care and body care. The Clariant Avtive Ingredients unit opened its headquarters and laboratories in Tolousse at the beginning of the year. Further Information...

    21-Mar-2017
    • Symrise published its business results for 2016. According to the company, group sales increased by 12 % from €2,601.7 million to € 2,903.2 million, due to a strong demand in all regions and segments. Sales in the Scent & Care segment increased by 22 % from €1,073.7 million to €1,311.3 million. Further information…

    20-Mar-2017
    • For the eight time, L’Oréal has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an American management consulting firm. The assessment is based on the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethic Quotient, which is composed by the scores achieved in the following five categories: ethics and compliance programme, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, innovation and reputation. Further information…

    17-Mar-2017
    • According to its own statement, the German raw material supplier Symrise once again earned top marks in the ranking of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). For its climate data, the company has been awarded with the top score of A. In each of the two categories Forest and Water, Symrise received an A-. Thus, the raw material supplier is the only company in the industry to be in a leading position in all three CDP categories. Further information…

    16-Mar-2017
    • According to a recent study by Research and Markets, the women cosmetics market in Saudi Arabia is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 11 % by 2022. The growing trend of halal cosmetics, the booming retail industry and an easy availability of cosmetics on online channels are citied as main reasons for the growth. Some of the major companies operating in Saudi Arabia women cosmetics market include Unilever, Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal, LVMH Moet Hennessy and Beiersdorf. Further information…

    15-Mar-2017
    • According to its own statement, Schwan Cosmetics appointed digital expert Bernd Preuschoff as Vice President Digital Transformation. Preuschoff, who most recently was Associate Partner and Strategy Lead DACH at IBM Interactive Experience, is now responsible for the development of the digital sector and will control all initiatives concerning digital transformation at Schwan Cosmetics.

    13-Mar-2017
    • Laurent Kleitman, currently Executive Vice President for the Global Hair Care category at Unilever, becomes the new President for Coty’s Consumer Beauty division. The company announced that he will be taking up his new appointment as of 15th May 2017, succeeding Esi Eggleston Bracey. Further information…

    09-Mar-2017
    • According to the market research company Technavio, the global professional skincare market will post a CAGR of over 6 % by 2021. The analysts name the expanding skincare products' portfolio and greater number of distribution channels as reasons for the market growth. Furthermore, due to the rising disposable income across the globe, consumers spend more money on premium skincare products. Further information…

    07-Mar-2017
    • In a new study, Research and Markets examined the global cosmetic ingredients market. According to the market research company, the market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 4.39 % until 2021. The experts name rising sales of luxury products and growing middle-class aspirational spending as main market drivers. Further information…

    06-Mar-2017
    • Germany’s leading food retailer Edeka and Hamburg-based drugstore chain Budni build an alliance that includes a business cooperation for drugstore-specific product ranges. The independence of the family-owned company Budni remains secured. Further information…

    03-Mar-2017
    • The specialty chemicals company Clariant announced the inauguration of its first global R&D centre for haircare ingredients. At the new Competence Center Haircare in São Paulo the experts are working in an area of 240 square metres to develop innovative solutions for the global market. Further information…

    • cosnova Beauty achieved another record sales year in 2016, generating a net turnover of €361.4 million, which represents an increase of 14.2 % versus the prior year. According to the company, crucial factors in this increase in turnover were the launch of the new cosmetics brand L.O.V as well as the high growth of the established brands essence and Catrice. For the 2017 business year, the management again expects double-digit sales increase. Further information…

    27-Feb-2017
    • According to its own statement, Angus Chemical Company has introduced a new distribution strategy, which includes Univar as the exclusive distribution partner for its personal care and cosmetic ingredients across Europe and Turkey. The transition to the new distribution agreements is expected to be completed by late spring. Further information…

    24-Feb-2017
    • According to the company’s own statement, Sievert Handel Transporte will undertake the warehouse logistics of cosmetic reseller Beauty Brands International. For this purpose, Sievert established 900 square meters of shelving systems. The aim is to commission and prepare 150,000 order items per year. Further information…

    23-Feb-2017
    • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) gives a positive summary for the fiscal year 2016. Reported revenue for the full year increased 3 % (+ 5 % currency neutral) to $3.1 billion. Sales in the fragrances segment increased 3 % to $1.6 billion. Further information…

    22-Feb-2017
    • Effective February 15, Beiersdorf appointed Vincent Warnery to the Executive Board of Beiersdorf AG. In his new position, he will oversee the brands Eucerin, Hansaplast and La Prairie. Warnery began his career at P&G, later joined L’Oréal, where he worked for 15 years and held several senior positions. 2011 he joined Sanofi, where he served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Consumer Health Business. Further information...

    17-Feb-2017
    • German packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer closed fiscal 2016 successfully. The company generated revenues of € 1,375.5 million, representing a 7.2 % increase compared to the prior year 2015. Further information…

    • Oriflame, a Swedish direct sales company for cosmetics, reported its results for fiscal 2016. Local currency sales increased by 12 % and Euro sales increased by 3 % from €1,211.6 million to €1,249.4 million. Net profit was €66.7 million compared to €34.2 million in 2015. Further information…

    14-Feb-2017
    • Coty announced its second quarter fiscal 2017 results. These are the first results published after Cotys completion of the merger with P&G Beauty Business. According to the company, net sales increased by 90 % to $2,297.7 million. This is primarily due to P&G revenues, which were fully consolidated for the first time. However, comparable sales decreased by 4 %. Further information...

    • Unilever announced a new transparency initiative to inform consumers about ingredients in its personal care products. The data goes beyond labelling requirements and is available via the ‘What’s in our Products’ section of the Unilever website. Further information…

    10-Feb-2017
    • According to ALPLA, the global provider of plastic packaging has acquired a 100 % stake in the Romanian company Star East Pet SRL. Through the purchase ALPLA expands its Romanian portfolio and production activities in East Europe. Further information…

    08-Feb-2017
    • The Estée Lauder Companies reported net sales of $3.21 billion for its second quarter ended December 31, 2016, a 3 % increase compared to the prior-year quarter. Further information...

    06-Feb-2017
    • HSE24 announced that Sonja Piller, formerly Managing Director Business Development, replaced Richard Reitzner as CEO effective February 1, since Reitzner at his own request changed into the advisory board of the company, where he assumes the chairman position. With the change, a woman is heading HSE24 for the first time. Further information…

    03-Feb-2017
    • Paper and packaging company WestRock has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Multi Packaging Solutions for $18 per share and a total enterprise value of $2.28 billion. By doing this Westrock consolidates its position as leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions. Further information…

    02-Feb-2017
    • As Unilever announced, turnover of the consumer goods company increased by 3.7 % in fiscal 2016. Personal Care continued to grow, according to Unilever. Deodorants performed well, driven by the continued success of dry sprays, for instance in North America. In hair, growth was influenced by the successful Sunsilk relaunch. As Unilever reported, the biggest Personal Care brand Dove had another good year as well. Further information…

    01-Feb-2017
    • As the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packagings and Films) announced, 70 % of the companies questioned for the current IK economic survey, rated the general economic situation as good, 30 % as satisfactory. There was also an optimistic assessment of turnover and export development for companies of the plastic packaging industry in the first three months of 2017. Further information…

    27-Jan-2017
    • The flavours and fragrances company Firmenich announced the sale of its La Jonction site in Geneva. The transaction will enable Firmenich to conduct its largest investment ever in Geneva. By 2020 the company will invest more than 100 million Swiss francs to move from La Jonction to a new Meyrin-Satigny campus of excellence. Further information…

    • The consumer goods company Procter & Gamble announced its second quarter fiscal year earnings from October to December 2016. Net sales, which reached $16.9 billion, remained at the prior year’s level. According to P&G, organic sales increased in all five business sectors. Further information…

    24-Jan-2017
    • Beiersdorf reported its preliminary results for fiscal year 2016, according to which the company’s organic sales increased 3.2 % versus the prior year period. In nominal terms, sales grew 1.0 % from € 6.686 billion to € 6.752 billion. The Consumer Business Segment achieved an organic sales growth of 3.3 %. Further information…

    23-Jan-2017
    • According the to the market research company Allied Market Research, the global skin care products market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 4.7 % during the next six years, reaching US$ 179 billion by 2022. One of the main reasons for this growth is the increasing social awareness towards one’s beauty. Further Information…

    19-Jan-2017
    • According to Air Liquide its subsidiary Seppic, manufacturer and supplier of specialty ingredients for health and beauty, acquires the Serdex division of Bayer. Serdex is considered as specialist of botanical active ingredients for dermo-cosmetics and skin treatment. Further information…

    17-Jan-2017
    • Cosmetics group L’Oréal announced the acquisition of the skincare brands CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi from the pharmaceutical company Valeant. The costs of the acquisition amount to $1.3 billion. The three brands will become part of L'Oréal's Active Cosmetics Division. Further information…

    16-Jan-2017
    • For its new premium skincare treatment NativAge La Cure the cosmetics company La Colline choses the packaging solution Serumony by Aptar Beauty + Home. According to the company, Serumony convinced due to its modern design, its precise dispensing system, its travel-friendly 10 ml capacity and its casing, which protects the product from oxidation. Further information…

    13-Jan-2017
    • As the RAKO group announced, the adhesive label and packaging materials manufacturers are investing € 13.5 million in a new production site in Trittau in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The Group reports that the site encompasses a production area of 23,000 square metres, which makes it the largest digital printing plant for adhesive labels anywhere in the world. Further information…

    09-Jan-2017
    • According to Unilever, the company acquires the hair care business Living Proof, which will be part of Unilever’s portfolio of Prestige brands. Living Proof focuses on bio-medical technologies and offers products for various hair care challenges. Further information…

    • According to their own statements, bioscience company Amyris and Nikkol Group, a Japanese specialty chemical provider, create a cosmetic ingredient joint venture, which will be located in the United States. The investment ratio will be 50 % each from Amyris and Nikkol Group. Further information…

    19-Dec-2016
    • For the next year the German Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK) anticipates an increase of the average per-capita purchasing power of 1.7 % to € 22,239. Overall, GfK quantifies purchasing power at € 1,827.5 billion – a plus of 2.9 % compared to 2016. Further information…

    16-Dec-2016
    • As Avon announced earlier this year, the cosmetics companies headquarter shall henceforth be located in the UK. It now seems as if the relocation is nearly completed: According to the Avon, the company it is on track for the British headquarters to be fully operational in January 2017. Further information…

    14-Dec-2016
    • For its new face cream, BioChange® CEA the Germany-based premium brand MBR - Medical Beauty Research choses the award-winning Slidissime Quarz Airless jar from RPC Bramlage Barcelona. According to RPC the 50ml Airless jar provides a high level of protection of the cream’s active ingredients from oxidation. Further information…

    13-Dec-2016
    • According to the market research company Research and Markets, the global market for cosmetic pigments will post a CAGR of 7.2 % during the next five years and reach US$ 11.57 billion by 2021. The reason the experts refer to is the increasing demand for colour cosmetics. Further information…

    09-Dec-2016
    • According to Douglas, the company increased sales to € 2.7 billion in fiscal year 2015/ 2016, which ended 30 September 2016. This represents an increase of 5.,2 % versus the prior year period. E-commerce grew as well, accounting for 12 % of total sales – an increase of 2 %. Further information…

    06-Dec-2016
    • Stephan B. Tanda becomes the new President and CEO of the AptarGroup. The company announced that he will be taking up his new appointment as of 1 February 2017, succeeding Stephen J. Hagge, who recently decided to retire after 35 years of service to the company. Further information…

    05-Dec-2016
    • According to the market research company Technavio, the global anti-aging products market will post a CAGR of more than 5 % during the next four years. The reasons Technavio names are increasing advancements in anti-aging products and their improved efficiency. Further information…

    02-Dec-2016
    • DS Smith opened a new display and consumer packaging plant in Erlensee, Germany. According to the company, the plant is part of its investment programme designed to help the packaging and supply chain specialist achieve its ambition to double in size. DS Smith reported that it has invested approximately € 50 million in the project. Further information…

    30-Nov-2016
    • According to its own statement, biotechnology company Greentech acquires Brazilian based Mapric, a supplier of active ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Through the acquisition Greentech gains a local site in a country with rich biodiversity. Further information…

    • According to the company, the Chinese online shopping platform Alibaba achieved record sales on 11 November, the so called “Single’s day”. Trough the 24-hour global shopping festival sales totalled $17.8 billion, which represents an increase of 32 % versus the prior year. Further information…

    28-Nov-2016
    • Revlon reported total company net sales of $ 604.8 million in the third quarter of 2016. This is an increase of 28.3 % over the prior year quarter. Revlon completed its acquisition of Elizabeth Arden on September 7, 2016. According to Revlon, Elizabeth Arden’s results have been included in the company’s financial results beginning as of the acquisition date. Further information…

    25-Nov-2016
    • According to Symrise, the group increased sales to € 2,192.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. This represents an increase of 16 % (in local currency) versus the prior year period. Symrise states that it is optimistic as it looks ahead to the remaining weeks of 2016. Further information…

    24-Nov-2016
    • According to the French perfume manufacturer Inter Parfums the company generated net sales of $157.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. This represents an increase in revenues of 13.4 % versus the prior year period. For its fiscal year 2016 Inter Parfums estimates a sales range from $500 million to $510 million. Further information…

    22-Nov-2016
    • According to the company's own statement International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has made an agreement to acquire the family-owned fragrance development company Fragrance Resources with effect from January 2017. Through the acquisition, IFF expects to add approximately $75 million in revenue in fiscal 2017. Further information…

    21-Nov-2016
    • With Croda Pars specialty chemicals company Croda opens its first office in Teheran and therefore deepens its long-standing business relationships with Iran. With a population of 79 million and an estimated annual Gross Domestic Product of US$ 412 billion, Iran is high-potential market, which Croda, according to its own reports, intends to address with a local team. Further information…

    • Estée Lauder announced the acquisition of Too Faced. The modern makeup brand is one of the most dynamic ones in the world and appealing to a younger target group. Too Faced is expected to reach more than $270 million in net sales in 2016. Further information…

    18-Nov-2016
    • According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global organic personal care products market is anticipated to touch US$ 15.7 billion in 2020, rising at a 9.30% CAGR between 2014 and 2020. Further information...

    14-Nov-2016
    • About one year ago the Swiss Mibelle Group and India’s biggest retailer Future Group founded a joint venture: the Mibelle Future Consumer Products. According to the company, the first personal care products – three shower gels and three body lotions – named Swiss Tempelle have recently been sold in India. Further information…

    • The company Colgate-Palmolive reported worldwide sales of 3,867 million US dollars in third quarter 2016, an increase of 3.5 % compared with the prior-year-period. For more information, click here...

    11-Nov-2016
    • The so called bond multipliers are often acclaimed to be an innovation in hair care. They are defending the hair against colouring and everyday damage and regenerating hair structure. With the Croda Plex System specialty chemicals company Croda now launches a new bond multiplier. The company relies on several high performance Croda ingredients, including Crodasone™, Cystine, Keravis™ und Crodazosoft™ DBQ. For more information, click here…

    10-Nov-2016
    • Under the brand name ThimmColor® digital Thimm offers its customers digitally printed packaging since 2015. Now the packaging manufacturer has chosen the latest digital printing technology HP PageWide Web Press T1100S to further expand its range of services. The company expects a highly customisable set of packaging options, faster response times and simpler order processing. For more information, click here…

    07-Nov-2016
    • With the “Luxury Study” Bain & Company annually analyses the global luxury market. In 2016 the worldwide performance of the personal luxury goods industry holds steady at 249 billion Euro.. For more information, click here…

    03-Nov-2016
    • Estée Lauder announces the acquisition of BECCA Cosmetics, an innovative beauty brand offering complexion and colour products that flatter a wide range of skin tones. At the moment BECCA Cosmetics is expanding globally and further developing its online presence. According to its own statement, Estée Lauder plans to continue building on the brand’s success. For more information, click here…

    01-Nov-2016
    • For L'Envol, the latest men’s fragrance by Cartier, the French luxury label relied on Albéa’s expertise in the field of caps. For this purpose the packaging manufacturer created an innovative spray cap incorporating a mechanical up-and-down movement. The integrated premium pump called XC11 dispenses a long and uniform spray. The refill is released and repositioned using a smart locking/ unlocking system. For more information, click here…

    27-Oct-2016
    • Qosmedix, supplier of wholesale professional beauty supplies, expands their collection of packaging with two new aluminium bottles. These modern and sleek 240 ml bottles are available with a Spray Pump or a Lotion Pump. For more information, click here…

    24-Oct-2016
    • According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), Health and Wellness is currently the largest product category and the fastest growing segment in the direct selling channel. New Avon announced their expansion into the Health and Wellness market. The initiative is set to launch in 2017. For more information, click here...

    • Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of the global cosmetics company Shiseido, announced that Jean-Marc Plisson has been tapped to lead the company’s newly-created Beauty Prestige Group. Included in this group will be the Shiseido brand, the group’s various designer fragrance brands, and Laura Mercier. For more information, click here...

    21-Oct-2016
    • Grooming Lounge, an US-American retailer of male grooming offers quality brands, but also develops and sells own products. For the packaging of two of these products Mug Moisturizer lotion and the Shavior ingrown hair remedy Grooming Lounge now partners with M&H Plastics, part of the RPC Group of companies. For more information, click here...

    • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton generated sales of € 26.3 billion in the first nine months of 2016. This represents an increase in revenues of four percent versus the prior year period. The Perfumes & Cosmetics segment reported the strongest growth. Here LVMH achieved growth of 6 percent versus the prior year period. For more information, click here...

    20-Oct-2016
    • Givaudan, one of the global leaders in the fragrance and flavour industry, recorded sales of CHF 3.51 billion in the first nine months of 2016. This means an increase of 6.7 % compared with the prior-year-period. For more information, click here…

    19-Oct-2016
    • International Flavors & Fragrance (IFF) CEO Andreas Fibig was elected to the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Members of the WBCSD are exclusively CEOs of forward-thinking companies. The organisation aims to galvanise the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. For more information, click here...

    17-Oct-2016
    • With the Best Global Brand Report market research company Interbrand annually publishes a list with the 100 most valuable brands of the world – including some beauty brands. Gillette, which is leading this category, occupies place 24. L’Oréal is ranked number 45, Colgate is placed on position 57 and Johnson&Johnson claims 73rd place. Even brands like Nike (No. 18), Louis Vuitton (No. 19), H&M (No. 20), Zara (No. 27) and Hermes (No. 34) are among the top brands 2016. The second half of the list contains luxury bands like Gucci (No. 53), Prada (No. 81), Burberry (No. 83), Dior (No. 89) und Ralph Lauren (No. 98). For more information, click here...

    • The rlc packaging group has been chosen for this year’s German Packaging Award in the ‘presentation of goods’ category by the German Packaging Institute for ‘Lumen’, its new smart-packing concept that, according to rlc, impressively demonstrates the added value of printed electronics for the perception of a brand. Click here for further information...

    14-Oct-2016
    • According to Gerresheimer the manufacturer of glass and plastics packaging generated sales of Euro 373.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. This represents an increase in revenues of 8.4 percent versus the prior year period. At the moment Gerresheimer is about to sell its laboratory glassware business. According to the company, Gerresheimer is planning to focus on its business based on primary packaging. For more information, click here...

    • Kaiser’s Tengelmann has announced the breakdown of talks aimed at rescuing its supermarket chain, which currently employs around 16,000 people. This was the final round of negotiations for a takeover by the Edeka organisation. In view of this, Kaiser’s Tengelmann will begin making preparations for the liquidation of the individual chain by regions next week. Click here for further details...

    • BASF has started planning for the construction of a new world-scale plant for vitamin A in Ludwigshafen. According to BASF the facility will increase their total annual production capacity of vitamin A by 1,500 metric tons. The plant is scheduled to come on stream in 2020. For more information, click here...

    13-Oct-2016
    • According to the market research company Technavio the hair care market in Africa is anticipated to witness impressive growth and a CAGR of more than seven percent. The increasing demand for natural hair care products in the market is one of the primary factors driving the growth. For more information, click here...

    10-Oct-2016
    • In 2017 specialty chemicals company Clariant aims to open its first global competence center hair care in Brazil. The location has been consciously chosen: Currently, 20 % of the global growth in the hair care market comes from Brazil. It is the fastest growing hair care market globally. For more information, click here...

    07-Oct-2016
    • In the UK retailers received the Natural Beauty Retail Award in six categories. Among the winners are Waitrose, Debenhams, Holland & Barrett, LoveLula, Beauty Kitchen and Amarant. In Addition, leading personalities in the natural cosmetics industry have been announced. At the top of the list is Jayn Sterland, Managing Director of Weleda UK. For more information, click here...

    • According to Market Research Company Kline the natural personal care market is likely to grow by 9 % in 2016. Kline names the following factors of success for natural personal care: Truly natural ingredients, effectiveness of the products, product trends from the mass market and inclusion in the retail landscape, botanical extracts as well as brands with a story to tell. For more information, click here...

    06-Oct-2016
    • Iggesund Paperboard manufactures two of the global market-leading paperboard brands Invercote and Incada. The company is developing and adjusting its distribution in the German market and sells chromo carton board Incada Silk, which is part of the Incada family, via the german paper wholesaler Antalsis. For more information, click here...

    04-Oct-2016
    • As announced by both companies US-American fragrance and beauty company Coty completed the merger with P&G specialty beauty business. Following the completion of the merger, Camillo Pane becomes the new CEO of Coty. Coty is now the third-largest beauty company in the world. For more information, click here and here...

    • In a new study Research and Markets examined the global hair and body mist market. According to the market research company, the market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.92 % until 2020. One of the main reasons is the strengthening of demand in developing countries, where the growth potential is higher because of the increasing purchasing power and high population density. For more information, click here...

    • For the Paris Fashion Week 2017 Catrice is the official make-up partner for couture fashion label Kaviar Gauche. Both companies come from Germany and have already worked together successfully for seven seasons at the Berlin Fashion Week. For more information, click here...

    30-Sep-2016
    • Today Henkel, which was founded in Aachen in 1876, is an international consumer goods company with about 50.000 employees. According to Henkel more than 85 % of 18 billion euros global sales originate outside of Germany. Particularly in North America, the company continues to grow at a record pace: the region generates approximately 20% of sales worldwide. For more information, click here and here...

    • HCP and SIMP have partnered over many years and are now combining their competencies. SIMP specialises in manufacturing of plastic applicators and rubber technical parts for the beauty industry and thus brings important new product capabilities to HCP’s portfolio of packaging solutions for the leading beauty brands. For more information, click here...

    26-Sep-2016
    • According to estimates of market research company Transparency Market Research, the global sun care market will grow by an annual average of around 5.8 % between now and 2024. Thus, the market is sure to reach US$ 24.9 billion by 2024. Reason for this is, as the researchers claim, the rising consumer concerns regarding the high risk of skin cancer. For more information, click here...

    • Tube applicators, ‘Stylo Pipette’ and ‘Stylo Liner’, allow consumers to precisely apply liquid or low-viscous cosmetics. Both applicators are protected with a cone-shaped protection cap. Rotating ring, cover and cap can be coloured to the costumer’s specification. For more information, click here...

    • The results of the latest Consumer Barometer of IFH Köln and KMPG show that environmental friendliness and practicability of packaging play an important role for the consumer. When buying cosmetic, about 76 % of all 520 respondents and 82 % of the interviewed women are taking note of environmentally friendly packaging. For more information, click here...

    22-Sep-2016
    • The revenue generated by the global selenium sulfide market reached US$ 27.5 million in 2015 and is, according to Transparency Market Research, anticipated to reach US$ 35.6 million by 2024. By application, the selenium sulfide market is dominated of the personal care industry. The reason mentioned by the market researchers is the growing demand for personal care products in emerging economies. For more information, click here...

    21-Sep-2016
    • Unilever announces the Acquisition of Seventh Generation, producer and distributor of environmentally-safe household products. Seventh Generation`s turnover exceeded US $ 200 million in 2015. According to its own statement the acquisition is intended to help Unilever meet the rising demand for high-quality und sustainable products. For more information, click here...

    • Market research company Mintel illustrates the development of a new make-up generation. The trend is towards built-in applicators and tools, enabling the costumer to use the products professionally, as well as products with new textures such as jellies and water, or products with transforming textures. For more information, click here...

    19-Sep-2016
    • In 20 German metropolitan regions Amazon Prime members can now benefit from the free same day delivery. Packages that are ordered in the morning will be delivered by 9pm. In addition Amazon has added its first beauty brand to the same day delivery in Chicago, where Prime members can now shop personal care, beauty and natural health products from Chicago-based store Merz Apothecary. For more information, click here and here…

    • Market research Company Technavio anticipates that the global market for cosmetic preservatives will grow steadily and post a moderate CAGR of close to 6 %. One of the main reasons for this is the growing demand for paraben-free preservatives. Cosmetic manufacturers are increasingly substituting the controversial parabens with other effective and safer preservatives like Benzyl alcohol. For more information, click here...

    • Shiseido partners with the innovation agency Farbernovel to design and execute Shiseido+ Digital Academy – a company-wide training programme that imparts consumer-centric and digital skills to all employees. Shiseidos’ goal: to become the most digitally advanced company in beauty. For more information, click here...

    16-Sep-2016
    • Winner in the Beauty & Cosmetic Category of the 20th Pro Carton ECMA Award is the Flormar all eyes on me collection. The project was submitted by Printpack and manufactured by Metsä Board. The carton collection impressed the jury with its eye-catching design, a special flock printing and an unique sensual touch. Also nominated were carton manufacturers Iggesund, Billerud Korsnäs and Snappi. For more information, click here...

    15-Sep-2016
    • Cargill appoints industry expert Tony Jaillot to further expand its personal care business. The company has developed one of the broadest portfolios of plant-based personal care ingredients and thus focuses on the growing demand for natural-cosmetic. For more information, click here...

    14-Sep-2016
    • There are over 20 different types of labels for ethical and sustainable cosmetic and personal care products. Organic Monitor expects that especially natural and organic labels will gain significance. One reason for this is that the first international ISO standard for natural and organic cosmetics is introduced in the coming months. Find out more…

    12-Sep-2016
    • The market research company Mordor Intelligence estimates that the global hair care market today is worth over $ 75 billion and forecasts further growth of the market. As the main reason for this, Mordor Intelligence identifies the urbanisation across developing countries. Find out more…

    09-Sep-2016
    • The skin sensitisation test human Cell Line Activation Test (h-CLAT), developed by Kao and Shiseido, was adopted as globally recognised official test method by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). h-CLAT is the world-first alternative test method for allergic response in the form of skin sensitisation focusing on the in vitro replication of functions in immune cells. Find out more…

    • Beiersdorf expands its open innovation platform Trusted Network and strengthens its collaboration with the global open innovation network Innoget. In this context Trusted Network is being presented with its own profile on the Innoget portal, where companies can make contacts in the scientific community and industry. For more information, click here...

    08-Sep-2016
    • Heidenheim-based Packaging company Edelmann has acquired US-American packaging company Bert-Co with effect from 1 September. Edelmann is now represented with two production sites in America. Taking account of the acquisition, according to Edelmann sales of the financial year 2016 are expected to amount to € 300 Million. For more information, click here...

    05-Sep-2016
    • According to Germany’s naturkosmetik verlag e. dambacher publishing company, the natural-cosmetics segment in Germany grew by four percent in the first half of 2016 while the near-natural cosmetics segment made a six percent leap compared to the same period in 2015. The publishing company also reports that the online trade is booming. Additionally, sales via drug stores, perfumeries and department stores have also developed well.

    02-Sep-2016
    • The French beauty and personal care packaging supplier Albéa reports the acquisition of Slowakian Tube Manufacturer Scandolara Tub. Scandola Tub serves brands across Europe and generated sales of circa €20 million in 2015. The acquisition consolidates Albéa’s leadership in the production of tubes in Europe, where the company now boasts six Laminate Tube facilities. For more information, click here...

    31-Aug-2016
    • According to Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) the company generated GAAP sales of $373.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. This represents a decrease in revenues of $28.7 million versus the prior year period. For its fiscal year 2016 MPS reports GAAP earnings of $1.66 billion. In contrast, GAAP sales in the previous fiscal year were $1.62 billion. For more information, click here...

    29-Aug-2016
    • For the fiscal year 2016, US-American cosmetics company Estée Lauder Company recorded net sales of $11.26 billion, a 4% increase compared with $10.78 billion in the prior year. The makeup-segment was especially successful with an increase of 9%. Find out more...

    25-Aug-2016
    • In the first half year 2016, Symrise increased its sales by 10 % (local currency: 16 %) to € 1.46 billion (H1 2015: € 1.33 billion), as the German supplier of fragrances, flavours, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients posts. For more information, click here...

    24-Aug-2016
    • In fiscal year 2016, the conusmer goods group P&G generated net sales of $65.3 billion, a decrease of eight percent versus the prior year. Organic sales grew one percent in the same period. The business unit Beauty recorded net sales of $11.5 billion in the fiscal year 2016. For more information, click here...

    23-Aug-2016
    • German drugstore chain dm reports the expanding of its colour cosmetics portfolio. From now on, the company provides additionally 400 makeup products by NYX, a brand of the L’Oréal Group. Find out more, here...

    22-Aug-2016
    • LR, the Ahlen-based direct-sales company, has announced a structural reorganisation. To come into effect on 1 September 2016, the new structure is designed to increase the sales orientation of the organisation towards the demands of the LR sales system. Following the departure in July 2016 of Patrick Sostmann, CEO of the LR Group for many years, the LR Group will be run by a Board of Management comprising Thomas Heursen (Global Partner Relations), Dr Andreas Laabs (CFO/COO) and Dr Thomas Stoffmehl (CEO/Board Spokesman). For more information, click here...

    • As the US-American cosmetics company states, Elizabeth Arden generated GAAP net sales of $966.7 million in fiscal year 2016, a decrease of 0.4% from the prior fiscal year. In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, GAAP net sales were $192.7 million, an increase of 9.8% from the prior year period. Find out more...

    19-Aug-2016
    • With annual revenues of € 631 million in the 2015/16 business year, Germany’s market leader for pencils, Faber-Castell, increased its revenues by ten percent compared to the previous year and achieved the best-ever result since the company was founded in 1761. An important contribution to the record result was also made by the development of the Faber-Castell Cosmetics business unit, which, according to Faber-Castell, now accounts for ten percent of total revenues. The Faber-Castell management anticipates further growth in both business segments in the coming business year. For more information, click here...

    • According to the German consumer goods company, Henkel recorded sales of € 4.65 billion in the second quarter of 2016, an organic sales growth of 3.2%. The company’s Beauty Care business unit generated an increase in organic sales of 2.1%, while the company’s Laundry & Home Care business unit recorded organic sales growth of 5.3%. For more information, click here...

    15-Aug-2016
    • The German Association of the Folding Box Industry (FFI) reports that the sales of its member companies totalled € 1.864 billion in 2015. This represents a slight decline of 0.7 %. At the same time, the production volume rose by 2.3 % to 858,469 tonnes. According to the association, these figures reflect the increasing pressure on margins in the market. For more information, click here...

    12-Aug-2016
    • The international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies, Sally Beauty, posted a slight increase in sales of 3.1% in the fiscal 2016 third quarter compared to the prior-year quarter. Overall, the company generated $998.2 million net sales in the third quarter of 2016. For more information, click here...

    10-Aug-2016
    • Global cosmetics company L’Oréal reports, that its R&I team has made significant progress on reformulating the company’s rinsed off products. At present, 80% reformulation has been completed and 100% of the company’s rinsed off products will be reformulated by the end of 2016, in order to phase out plastic microbeads. For more information, click here...

    • According to the company, Avon Products achieved total revenues of $1.4 billion in the second-quarter 2016, a year-on-year decline of. 8%. For more information, click here...

    09-Aug-2016
    • The US-American trade chain Walmart extends its e-commerce business. The company announced today, that it has acquired the US-American e-commerce company Jet.com for approximately $3 billion in cash. For more information, click here...

    08-Aug-2016
    • Quadpack Group reported that their decoration plant has a new name. Krampak, which was incorporated into the group in 2014, has now been rebranded Quadpack Impressions. Furthermore, the company released record sales. 2015 sales were € 745,000, up 20% from the previous year. According to Quadpack, estimated turnover for 2016 is just short of € 1 million. Find out more...

    • According to Procter & Gamble, the consumer goods group net sales in the fourth quarter (April to June 2016) of fiscal 2016 were $16.1 billion, a decrease of 3 % versus the prior year period. The company also reports earnings of $65.3 billion for its fiscal year 2016, which means an 8 % decrease versus the prior fiscal year 2015. For more information, click here...

    05-Aug-2016
    • French packaging specialist Groupe Axium announced the acquisition of KKT Kaller Kunststoff Technik, a subsidiary of the German Heinz Plastics Group. Find out more…

    02-Aug-2016
    • According to their own figures, packaging suppliers Edelmann, from Heidenheim in Germany, managed to increase their turnover by 6% to € 252 million in the 2015 financial year (previous year: € 238 million). When sales are analysed branch by branch, say Edelmann, the Beauty Care Segment covered 44%. Edelmann is a company that operates all over the world and is expecting sales to reach € 300 million in the 2016 business year. Find out more...

    29-Jul-2016
    • L'Oréal inaugurated a new Research & Innovation Center in South Africa – the Group's 7th R&I hub globally – to study African hair and skin specificities as well as the beauty routines and expectations of sub-Saharan consumers. It hosts product development, evaluation and advanced research teams and will employ scientists from the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, physiology, cosmetology and biochemistry. Find out more...

    27-Jul-2016
    • Unilever released its results for the first half of 2016 and announced underlying sales growth of 4.7% compared to the prior year first half. Furthermore, the consumer goods company reported that it has signed an agreement to purchase Dollar Shave Club from California, USA. Founded in 2012, Dollar Shave Club has grown into a full male grooming business with 3.2 million members. Find out more...

    25-Jul-2016
    • Revlon announced preliminary financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016: The cosmetics company reported net sales of approximately $489 million, compared to net sales in the prior year quarter, a growth of 1.3%. Find out more...

    22-Jul-2016
    • Augmented reality app ModiFace launched a service called “Beauty Advisor” for Facebook Messenger. The service helps users virtually try on 900 lipstick shades and purchase instantly on the messenger app. According to the company, a wide range of brands are available on the service. Find out more...

    20-Jul-2016
    • Dolce&Gabbana and the cosmetics company Shiseido Group signed a new and worldwide exclusive license agreement. It includes development, manufacturing and distribution of Dolce&Gabbana’s fragrance, makeup and skincare lines and products by Shiseido Group. The collaboration will start as of October, 1st, 2016 (subject to antitrust authorities’ clearance). Find out more...

    18-Jul-2016
    • Technavio forcasts that the mass beauty market in the US will grow at a CAGR of almost 3% between 2016 and 2020. The mass beauty market in the US will reach close to 24 billion by 2020, according to the analysts. The key vendors in the mass beauty care market in the US are L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Coty, and Estée Lauder.

    27-Jun-2016
    • The analysts of Research and Markets forecast the personal care products for maternity market in the USA to grow at a CAGR of 2.37% during the period 2016-2020. Find out more...

    24-Jun-2016
    • As the consumer goods group reports, Henkel acquired the US-American laundry and home care company Sun Products. With the acquisition of Sun Products the German company intends to improve it’s position in the USA, the world’s largest laundry care market, and Canada. For more information, click here...

    • Around 52 per cent of the British decided to leave the EU, media reports say. According to article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, the EU either negotiate an agreement for the withdrawl of the UK or the withdrawl will enter into force two years after the official notification of the intention to leave the EU.

    23-Jun-2016
    • The German specialty chemicals company Evonik announced to commercialise biosurfactants. According to the company, Evonik is the first company able to use biotech methods to produce surfactants on an industrial scale for shampoos, shower gels, and household cleansers. Find out more...

    22-Jun-2016
    • Market research company L2 recently benchmarked the digital intelligence of 64 German beauty brands across the colour cosmetics, fragrance, nail, and skincare categories. Finally, Maybelline (L’Oréal Groupe), Nivea (Beiersdorf), L’Oréal (L’Oréal Groupe), essence (Cosnova), The Body Shop (L’Oréal Groupe), Clarins (Clarins), MAC (Estée Lauder), Artdeco (Artdeco Cosmetics), benefit (LVMH), and Clinique (Estée Lauder) are leading the Digital IQ Index Beauty Germany 2016. Find the full report here...

    17-Jun-2016
    • According to Revlon and Elizabeth Arden, the two traditional cosmetics companies signed an agreement about the acquisition of Elizabeth Arden by Revlon. Find out further details...

    • According to the market research company Canadean, packaging companies will heavily increase investment in Research & Development (R&D) in order to develop new and innovative packaging design. In Canadean’s recent research, 36% of the interviewed packaging executives worldwide said, they expect R&D to benefit from the most investment between 2016 and 2021. For more details, click here...

    08-Jun-2016
    • The Procter & Gamble Company announced that David S. Taylor has been appointed Chairman of the Board, effective July 1, 2016. Taylor assumes the position in addition to his role as President and CEO following the retirement of current Executive Chairman A.G. Lafley, who was named as Chairman, President and CEO in 2013. Lafley served as CEO from 2000 to 2009, and returned from retirement to serve as CEO and President again from 2013-2015. For more information, click here...

    • New Avon announced that Jack Stahl has been appointed Chairman of the company’s Board of Managers, effective June 1, 2016. He succeeds Chan Galbato, Chief Executive Officer, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, who had been serving as acting Chairman following the acquisition of Avon Products Inc.’s North American business by Cerberus Capital Management earlier this year. Mr. Stahl is a veteran of the beauty and consumer products industries, having spent over 30 years occupying leadership positions and serving on the boards of leading corporations such as Coca-Cola, Revlon, and Coty. Find out more...

    07-Jun-2016
    • On 8 and 9 June 2016, the 12th edition of the international trade fair of the cosmetics supplying industry will open its doors, featuring more exhibitors than ever before. Many of them are first-timers, as are several of the exhibiting countries. Find out more about the international trade fair...

    • According to the Shiseido Group, Shiseido Americas signed an agreement with Alticor to take over its wholly-owned subsidiary Gurwitch Products, a marketer of global prestige cosmetics and skincare brands. Annual net sales for Gurwitch totaled $175 million in the fiscal year ending 2015. For more information, click here...

    02-Jun-2016
    • According to the Carlyle Group, Johnson & Johnson acquires Vogue International from Founder & CEO Todd Christopher and The Carlyle Group for $3.3 billion. Asset manager Carlyle invested in Vogue in 2014. Vogue’s salon-heritage hair care and personal care products are distributed exclusively to the world’s largest retailers throughout the US and in 38 countries. Find out more...

    • According to Ulta Beauty, net sales of the US-American beauty retailer increased 23.7% to $1,073.7 million from $868.1 million in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, ended April 30, 2016. Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States. For more details, click here...

    • Swiss based Rahn-Group announced its close co-operation for the distribution of the two cosmetic ingredients Gamma-Oligo and Gamma-MAX within Europe with the South Korean supplier BioLeaders. For more infomation, click here...

    27-May-2016
    • ProTec Ingredia specialises in raw and active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. They will be represented at CosmeticBusiness in 2016 (Hall 3/ Booth B01) for the first time. The trends for next year and the active ingredients that have been specially developed for them by their suppliers, CODIF Recherche & Nature and MIBELLE Biochemistry, will be presented in the form of RoyalEpigen P5, EPS White and CITYGUARD+. RoyalEpigen P5 is a peptide ingredient with positive impact on skin regeneration. EPS White is a revolutionary molecule reduces liver spots, and CITYGUARD+ protects against the harmful effects of environmental influences.

    • The German company Henkel announced its financial results for the first quarter 2016. According to the company, sales increased organically by 2.9 percent to 4.456 billion euros. The Beauty Care business unit achieved an increase in organic sales of 2.6 percent. Find the full report...

    25-May-2016
    • The German company fit reports the acquisition of the Swiss personal care brand fenjal. With the takeover, fit, a traditional manufacturer of washing-up liquids, expands its portfolio. For more information, click here...

    • Follmann will present its encapsulation technologies for cosmetic applications at this year’s CosmeticBusiness in Munich (hall 2, booth B13) on June 8 to 9. With this technology, active ingredients and fragrances can be encapsulated in order to extend the care effects of skin and hair care products as well as of deodorants, the company states. For more information, click here…

    22-May-2016
    • Inter Parfums announced its financial results for the first quarter that ended on March 31, 2016. According to the company, net sales went up 2% to $111.5 million compared to the same prior-year period. Sales of European-based operations increased by 5% to $92.1 million, while sales of US-American based operations decreased by 14% to $19.4 million. The growth of the European based operations was mainly driven by the good results of the Montblanc and Rochas brands. Regarding US-American based operations, the company announced various product launches for Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Oscar de la Renta and Agent Provocateur, which are likely to help increase the year-over-year quarter sales. Find out more…

    • Symrise reported its first quarter 2016 financial results. As the company stated, sales were €731.8 million, a 10% increase compared to the same prior year period. The increase was mainly driven by double digit-growth rates in fragrances and a strong demand for beverage and savory applications. Furthermore, sales increased by 22% to €344.3 million in the Scent & Care segment and by 1% to €387.5 million in the Flavor & Nutrition segment. Find the full report here…

    20-May-2016
    • Evonik announced the aquisition of the Specialty & Coating Additives business (Performance Materials Division) of the US-American company Air Products and Chemicals, for 3.8 billion US dollars (approx. €3.5 billion). Find out more, here...

    • The Polish company Polpak specialises in distributing packaging closures and cosmetic packaging. At CosmeticBusiness (hall 3 / booth A26) Polpak will present with Airless GR213A a new functional and luxurious packaging.

    18-May-2016
    • Coty, one of the leading global beauty companies, announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 that ended on March 31, 2016. Accordingly, the company generated net revenues of $950.7 million, which is an increase of 2% compared to the same time last year. Net sales in the Fragrance division decreased 1% on a like-for-like basis, while net sales in Colour Cosmetics increased by 1% like-for-like. In the Skin & Body Care segment, net revenues decreased by 5% like for like. As the company stated further, the acquisition of the Brazilian Beauty Business from Hypermarcas contributed $14.3 million in revenues. In the first nine months, net revenues decreased by 3% to $3,273.5 million. Find the full report…

    • A multitude of safety measures are necessary to protect critical infrastructure against attacks. IT-related risks have to be identified; weaknesses and threats to physical security must be detected and defended against. Premiering on 22 and 23 June 2016 in Leipzig, protekt will offer an exclusive forum for the comprehensive transfer of knowledge between regulatory organisations, the security industry, and operators of critical infrastructure. The event will also provide a perfect link between physical protection and IT security. Target groups of the event include security managers in the chemical industry. Find out more…

    • Elizabeth Arden, a global prestige beauty products company, announced today that it acquired the global license and certain related assets for the Christina Aguilera fragrance business from Procter & Gamble International. Christina Aguilera started her first fragrance in 2007. Today her fragrances command a global reach and have seven brands. For more information, click here...

    16-May-2016
    • The French Cosmetics Association For SME’s (COSMED) organises a scientific, technical and regulatory congress dedicated to the sun protection on 1 and 2 December 2016 in Marseille. Furthermore, CosmeticDays offers an exhibition hall for SMEs, start-ups, public research laboratories and large companies to present their challenges, their expertise and their latest innovations on the sun protection. Find the full programme here...

    12-May-2016
    • According to the recently published "Sustainability Report 2015", sustainability is an integral part of Croda’s business strategy. The German speciality chemical company announced, that 66.1% of the raw materials the company used in 2015 were from renewable sources. Additionally, 11 manufacturing sites have RSPO sustainable palm oil certification. Furthermore, the company plans to only supply RSPO certified palm oil ingredients by the end of 2017, and to enhance its engagement with suppliers on social and ethical issues. Find the full sustainability report here...

    09-May-2016
    • Follmann, the German internationally operating family business and supplier of specialty chemicals for the processing industry (printing inks, adhesives, encapsulation), announced the names of its two new Managing Directors. Accordingly, Hendrick Balcke (46) and Dr. Jörg Seubert (49) will take over for previous Managing Director Stefan Warnecke, who left the company. The graduate engineer and certified technical business management specialist Hendrik Balcke has more than 20 years of experience in the adhesives industry and was previously the Vice President of Sika Automotive’s Sales Division. Dr. Jörg Seubert holds a PhD in chemistry, has extended expertise in the field of printing inks and was previously the Global Head of Product Management & New Business Development at Eckard, a global manufacturer of metallic and pearlescent pigments. For more information, click here…

    • Sally Beauty, the international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies, announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2016. As the company stated, consolidated net sales were $980.1 million, which is an increase of 4.5 % compared to the same prior-year period. Consolidated same store sales growth was 4 %. Regarding business segments, sales for Sally Beauty Supply increased by 2.7 % to $587.6 million, while sales for Beauty Systems Group grew 7.3 % to $392.4 million. The increase was mainly due to same store sales growth and new store openings. For more information, click here…

    • Revlon reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 that ended on March 31, 2016. According to the company, net sales were $439.6 million. Compared to the same prior-year period, this is an increase of 0.3% or 3.6 % excluding the negative impact of foreign currency adjustments (XFX basis). Find out more here…

    06-May-2016
    • The Display Haute Parfumerie from Authentica combines stable temperature for sensitive products with an elegant presentation. A double-sided presentation of perfumes, as well as the use of high-quality materials, such as wood, acrylic and glass gives the display the desired elegance, which is, moreover, aided by the LED lighting. A constant temperature is achieved with tiny built-in ventilation mechanisms. The value of the products displayed is reflected in the Display Haute Parfumerie through the select combination of materials and the high-quality workmanship. Find out more at the company’s presentation at CosmeticBusiness (hall 4 / booth B07).

    • Estée Lauder reported its financial results of the third quarter of 2016 that ended on March 31, 2016. Accordingly, the company generated net sales of $2.66 billion, which is an increase of 3 % compared to the same prior-year period. Regarding product categories, sales in the Skin Care segment decreased by 3 % on a reported basis, due to the unfavourable impact of foreign currency exchange rates. Reported sales increased by 7 % in the Makeup segment, by 5 % in the Fragrance segment and by 1 % in the Hair Care segment. In the first nine months, net sales increased by 4 % to $8.62 billion. Find the full report here…

    02-May-2016
    • Qosmedix, the ISO certified global supplier to the cosmetic, skin care, spa and salon industries, introduced two new mini PET bottles with black trigger sprayers. The bottles are available in two small sizes, 15 ml and 50 ml, making them convenient for travel. Furthermore, the unique design of the trigger allows for simple single handed spraying, while a locking button helps prevent any spilling of the product. Qosmedix is a division of Qosina, a leading global supplier to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Its portfolio includes brushes, swabs, applicators, jars and bottles, amongst others.

    29-Apr-2016
    • Rusi Cosmetic presents a new bubble tip eyeliner at CosmeticBusiness (hall 2/ booth B04/C03). The highlight of this eyeliner packaging is its feminine and elegant shape together with the exceptional applicator. The bubble tip is easily to handle and therefore allows a precise and fine lid line in only one application. Due to the typical surface with the open pores, this applicator well absorbs the colour pigments and gives them off in the perfect amount.

    28-Apr-2016
    • Procter & Gamble, the US-American multinational consumer goods company, announced its third quarter 2016 financial results. Accordingly, the company achieved net sales of $15.8 billion, which is a 7% decrease, including a negative 5% impact from foreign currency exchange rates. However, organic sales increased by 1% compared to the same prior-year period. Regarding segments, organic sales in the Beauty segment increased 1%, which was mainly due to a positive impact from pricing, the company points out. For more information, click here…

    • L’Oréal reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, according to which the company achieved sales of €6.55 billion. Compared to the same prior-year period, this is an increase of 4.2 % on a like-for-like basis and of 4.6 % at constant exchange rates. Sales in e-commerce grew by 35 %. Find the full report here…

    25-Apr-2016
    • Packaging specialist Rebhahn shows a new elegant bottle made from GLASS POLYMER™ Boston Luxe at CosmeticBusiness (hall 4/ booth B04). The new bottle is available with an extensive selection of sealing caps, like other glass polymer bottles, and can be used to present high-quality cosmetics products such as body care products, hair-care products and other high-end items in an attractive and eye-catching way. The Boston Luxe is available in two sizes at 50 ml, with a neck of 18/400 or 20/410 or at 100ml with a neck of 24/410.

    22-Apr-2016
    • The German global supplier of fragrances, flavours, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients, Symrise, opens its own site in Iran. The company plans to establish sales offices and application-specific laboratories at the site. Find out further details...

    19-Apr-2016
    • According to Organic Monitor, a growing number of ethical food labels are making their way to cosmetic and personal care products. New research by Organic Monitor finds that almost 15% of natural personal care products are now certified according to standards, corresponding to a market value of over USD 700 million. Find out more...

    • According to the market reasearch company Technavio, Ashland, BASF, Croda International, Dow Corning, and Solvay are the top five leading vendors of speciality ingredients for the global personal care market. Find out more...

    18-Apr-2016
    • The Mibelle Group announced the aquisition of P&G’s (Procter & Gamble) Ondal Sarl production site in Sarreguemines, France, effective July 31, 2016. For more details, click here...

    • In collaboration with the company LeafLab, Technature has developed a new ritual of beauty that highlights the benefits of the plants: the vegetal mask Leaf mask®. 100% natural and 100% pure-plants, this Leaf mask® is a cosmetic support composed of plant fibers and plant extracts. This process draws on plants’ virtues without altering their properties in order to find them in this mask. For more information visit Technature at CosmeticBusiness hall 3/ booth A12.

    14-Apr-2016
    • L’Oréal researchers have characterised the diversity of hair types worldwide and identified their properties by studying several different parameters, such as the shape of the hair shaft, the structure of the hair fiber components, the growth of the hair follicle and its pigmentation. To do this, they used optical and digital microscopic imaging of Asian, African and Caucasian hair. The results of the research are…

    • German packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer announces a successful start to financial year 2016. According to the company, Gerresheimer generated revenues of 342.3 million euro in the first quarter of financial year 2016, representing a 13.4% increase compared to the prior year. For more information, click here...

    11-Apr-2016
    • MONTANOV™ 68 MB (Cetearyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Glucoside), a green emulsifiers, is finally available in RSPO MB grade, as Seppic states. This bio-based, solid, oil-in-water emulsifier is efficient with all types of oily phases (mineral, vegetable and silicone) and provides a characteristic rich and soft touch to formulas. MONTANOV™ 68 MB allows the formulation of cream to thick cream textures in skin care or hair care. Find out more at the company’s CosmeticBusiness-booth E15 in Hall 4.

    08-Apr-2016
    • Evonik Industries announced to acquire the French start-up Alkion Biopharma in order to expand the portfolio of its Personal Care Business Line in the area of active ingredients. Alkion specialises in the development of biotechnological active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Find out further details...

    07-Apr-2016
    • In 2015, the member companies of AEROBAL (International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers) produced about 5.4 billion aluminium cans, repeating the record result of 2014. While the dominant markets Europe and the USA as well as Australia remained stable, volumes in Africa decreased slightly. Asia and Central and South America reported slight overall gains. Almost 80% of the cans are produced for the body care market and household products account for another 10%. AEROBAL expects moderate market growth in 2016.

    04-Apr-2016
    • According to L2’s latest “The Beauty China: The Rise of Korean Brands Insight Report”, the value of Korean cosmetics imports to China increased more than 250% and Korean cosmetics now account for almost 25% of cosmetics imported to China. This is mainly due to innovative products and ingredients, mid-range pricing as well as the massive influence of K-POP, the consultant agency points out. The rise of Korean brands has been at Western brands’ expense. According to the study, Korean brands’ Digital IQ Index increased by an average of 18%. Find out more here…

    01-Apr-2016
    • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and ISIPCA, the French school dedicated to creating careers in perfume, cosmetics and food flavours, announced the establishment of a new three-year master’s programme in scent design and creation at ISIPCA’s Versailles campus in France. IFF stated that this partnership is an evolution of the company’s existing perfumery school. Furthermore, the collaboration will help to meet the increasing demand of its consumers for new and exciting scent experiences. Find out further information…

    22-Mar-2016
    • Logo Verpackungstechnik, a company of Swiss Semadeni Plastics Group, has announced its acquisition of PET Sachsen as of 1 April 2016. PET Sachsen is based in Königstein and has been producing PET bottles and packaging for 13 years, generating annual sales of EUR1.2 million. After the acquisition, Logo plans to add PE-HD packaging to the company’s production portfolio and will transfer four new extrusion blow moulding plants and an additional PET stretch blow moulding plant to Königstein. Swiss-based Semadeni Plastics Group has more than 160 employees and generates sales of about CHF40 million.

    21-Mar-2016
    • Inter Parfums announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015, both ending December 31, 2015. According to the company, net sales decreased by 5.4% to $118.3 million in the fourth quarter, but increased by 1% at comparable foreign currency exchange rates. In the full year, the company generated net sales of $468.5 million, a decrease of 6.2% compared to 2014, but an increase of 1.5% at comparable foreign currency exchange rates. For fiscal year 2016, the company expects net sales in the range of $500 million to $510 million. Read the full article here…

    • According to the latest study by German market researchers IFH Köln and KPMG, about 50% of German consumers specifically choose supermarkets and beauty, health and household retailers that offer a wide range of private labels. 82% of the 500 respondents expect the offer to extend across all price category and two thirds also buy private label products in the premium segment. The study also points out that 85% of consumers expect the same quality in FMCG-private labels (fast moving consumer goods) as in other name-brands. The same number of consumers stated to consider private label products to be of equivalent quality as name-brand products. Nine out of ten consumers buy private labels at EDEKA, REWE and dm-drogerie markt. Read the full article here…

    18-Mar-2016
    • Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States, announced its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results. Accordingly, net sales increased by 21% to $1.27 billion in the fourth quarter. In the full year, net sales increased by 21.1% from $3.24 billion to $3.92 billion. The company ended the fourth quarter of 2015 with 874 stores and a 13% increase in square footage compared to the same time last year. In fiscal year 2016, the company aims to achieve sales growth of 8% to 10%. Read the full article here…

    • Shiseido has been awarded the 2016 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” designation for the fifth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, a US based international think tank. The Ethisphere Institute has been announcing the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list since 2007. To do that, it researches about 1,000 companies from over 100 countries every year. For more information, click here…

    16-Mar-2016
    • L’Oréal and Image Metrics announced that they have entered into a new phase of their partnership regarding the augmented reality app Makeup Genius. The app was launched in 2014 and has been downloaded 20 million times. It can monitor the user’s unique facial features and allow virtual makeup to be applied on their face. Thus, consumers can try on products and looks, helping them to make their choice before buying. The new license agreement will make available the Image Metrics technology, enabling the development of new features as well as the addition of new products and functionality. Read the full article here…

    14-Mar-2016
    • According to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) latest data, sales of physical Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) increased by 162% in January of 2016 compared to the same prior-year-period. According to RSPO, these encouraging results reflect the increasing demand of RSPO CSPO and the efforts of all involved parties to make the palm oil industry sustainable by sharing responsibilities. For more information, click here…

    11-Mar-2016
    • Elizabeth Arden, a global prestige beauty products company, reported the appointment of George Cleary as President, Global Fragrances, effective March 14, 2016. Find out more...

    • BASF is reacting on the growing demand for halal certificated personal and home care ingredients. The German chemical company offers from now on 145 ingredients for personal and home care products which have been certified to the international halal standard HAS 23000. Find out more...

    07-Mar-2016
    • According to the German cosumer goods group Henkel, the company took over some hair care brands such as Shamtu from Procter & Gamble. Find out more...

    02-Mar-2016
    • Schick Medical, the German manufacturer of medical skin care products, announced that it has signed exclusive contracts for the sale of its high-end skin care brand Sqoom in China and Iran. According to the company, the brand achieved seven figure revenues in 2015 and combines sophisticated ion technology with ultrasound, allowing the highly effective ingredients to penetrate deep into the skin.

    29-Feb-2016
    • Technavio recently published its global fragrances and perfumes market report. As the report states, the market is highly competitive and is characterised by high product differentiation, high brand loyalty, high price competition and easy availability of products. Furthermore, specialist retailers are getting competition by large stores like hypermarkets, since they can offer products at lower prices. Amongst the major growth factors are the rising demand from emerging markets like APAC, Latin America and Eastern Europe, as well as the rise in online sales. According to the report, the top five fragrance and perfumes market vendors are Bvlgari Parfums, Chanel, Coty, Estée Lauder and Gucci. For more information, click here…

    • Market researcher Kline announced the publication of its Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief report in the first quarter of 2016. Accordingly, while the whole market generated strong growth, long-wear (or hybrid) nail polish even achieved a triple-digit increase, making it the most successful category. The gels category, on the contrary, decreased slightly in 2015, which, along with the competition from hybrid nail polish, was due to a lack of innovation, especially when it comes to the removal process. Thus, consumers turn to treatment products, increasing sales of the care products category by 7% globally. For more information, click here…

    26-Feb-2016
    • According to Estée Lauder, the Group takes over the fragrance label By Kilian. The label was founded in 2007 by Kilian Hennessy. Today, products of By Kilian are available in more than 40 countries.For more information, click here...

    • Unilever announced that Dr. Marijn Dekkers will be nominated for election to the Boards at the Annual General Meetings as Chairman of Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC in April 2016. Dr. Dekkers is currently Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG and, he will step down from this role at the end of April. Dr. Marjin Dekkers will succeed Michael Treschow who will retire from Unilever at the 2016 AGMs after having served Unilever's usual maximum tenure of nine years as Chairman. Unilever’s Personal Care business alone achieved sales of € 20,1 billion in fiscal year 2015. Find out more...

    24-Feb-2016
    • Procter & Gamble reported the sale of its Latin American soap brand Escudo to Kimberly-Clark de Mexico.

    • Technavio expects the maternity personal care market in the US to grow at a CAGR of over 2% until 2020. According to Technavio’s report, a rising number of private label brands is intensifying the competition among vendors and therefore is responsible for the positive outlook. Skin care products (including body care, eye care and face care) account for 39% of the overall market, making it its largest segment. Growth in this segment will mainly come from the launch of natural and herbal skin care products. Furthermore, the market is characterised by a few large and some regional players, with Estée Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, P&G and Unilever being the leading vendors in the US. Read the full article here…

    23-Feb-2016
    • German natural beauty company Börlind announced the death of the company’s founder Annemarie Lindner. She died at the age of 95. Börlind was founded in 1959. Today, the company’s products are distributed in over 30 countries. At the end of 1985 Annemarie Lindner officially retires from her company. Her son Michael Lindner, has since been running the company. Find further information here...

    22-Feb-2016
    • Technavio published its latest report on the US-American online retail market from 2016-2020. As the report states, both national and international vendors play an important role on the market, with Amazon, Apple, Sears, Staples and Walmart being the top five vendors. According to Technavio, the key growth factors will be the compatibility of consumers with social and digital platform as well as free shipping and product returns that enhance consumer experience. Read the full article here…

    17-Feb-2016
    • Givaudan, the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances, announced that it will be one of the founding partners of MassChallenge Switzerland, a start-up accelerator that is already active in Boston, London and Jerusalem. MassChallenge operates as a NGO and wants to focus on food, life sciences, sensors and precision engineering, although it is open to start-ups from all sectors. During the four month programme, it provides selected start-ups with mentorship, venture capital investors and other resources. Along with other founding partners like Nestlé, Bühler Group and Inartis Foundation, Givaudan will benefit from access to hundreds of thoroughly evaluated and expertly accelerated start-ups, the company stresses. For more information, click here…

    16-Feb-2016
    • The long-standing president of Nocibé and current member of the Douglas executive board, Isabelle Parize, succeeds Dr Henning Kreke as CEO of Douglas Holding, effective immediately. Her predecessor Dr Henning Kreke moved to the supervisory board of the group at the end of January 2016 to become its chairman. For more information, click here...

    • Qosmedix, the ISO-certified global supplier to the cosmetic, skin care, spa and salon industries, recently added five new styles to its lip gloss packaging category. The new vials come with corresponding applicator tips and can be used for lip gloss as well as for liquid makeup, gels or serums. The new range consists of a 12ml square vial with matte silver cap and flocked doe foot applicator, a 11 ml vial, also with a matte silver cap and flocked doe foot applicator, a 7 ml square vial with mirror and flocked tip doe foot applicator and another, more luxurious looking 7 ml vial that comes with a flat flocked tip doe applicator ore a brush tip and a black cap with a clear section at the very top.

    14-Feb-2016
    • Avon has announced its 2015 full-year results. According to the beauty company, total sales of fiscal year 2015 were $6.2 billion and thereby decreased 19%, compared to 2014. Find further results here…

    11-Feb-2016
    • According to Gerresheimer, the German packaging specialist for the pharma and cosmetics industry recorded revenues of € 1.377 bilion in financial year 2015 (December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015). Revenues increased by 6.8% in comparison to the prior year. The company with 11,000 employees expects around 9% growth in 2016. Find the full report here...

    09-Feb-2016
    • Estée Lauder announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, ending December 31, 2015. Accordingly, the company generated net sales of $3.12 billion, which is a 3% increase compared to the prior-year-quarter. The Makeup category grew by 6% (mainly driven by Smashbox and Tom Ford), the Fragrance segment increased by 7% (mainly driven by Jo Malone London and Tom Ford) and the Haircare category generated sales growth of 9%, which was mainly due to expanded global distribution for Aveda, the company states. Read the full article here…

    • According to the market intelligence company Transparency Market Research, the global green packaging market is expected to grow from $132.4 billion in 2014 to $203.1 billion in 2021. This growth will mainly be driven by the following three factors: a growing number of young consumers are concerned about the increase in packaging waste and are willing to spend their money on products that come in a sustainable packaging. Consumers are also worried about toxic chemicals that are used in packaging material and that may damage their health and the environment. This is especially important when it comes to edible products or the product comes in contact with the skin. For more information, click here…

    08-Feb-2016
    • Germany’s leading beauty, health and household retailer dm-drogerie markt announced its collaboration with organic certifier Naturland for the expansion of its private label dmBio. On the one hand, the cooperation aims at supporting organic agriculture, on the other hand, more dm-Bio products will carry the Naturland seal, certifying them highest organic quality above the requirements of the EU Organic Regulation. With its 38,000 facilities in 44 countries, Naturland is one of the most renowned organic certifiers and therefore has many years of experience in this field, which will benefit dm in the further development of its organic product range. Naturland, on its part, has the opportunity to reach a great amount of consumers with its organic concept in the more than 1,700 dm-stores in the country. For more information, click here…

    • Elizabeth Arden, the global prestige beauty products company, announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016. As the company states, GAAP net sales decreased by 5.2% to $316.2 million compared to the same time last year. Net sales of the Elizabeth Arden branded products grew 3%, which was mainly driven by an increase of fragrance and skin care sales (8% and 2% respectively). Net sales of non-Elizabeth Arden branded fragrances decreased by 4%. Sales growth was especially strong in Europe (9%) and in Greater China (18%). Read more details here…

    05-Feb-2016
    • Coty, one of the leading global beauty companies, announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended on December 31, 2015. Accordingly, the company achieved net revenues of $1.2 billion, which is a decrease of 1% on a like-for-like basis compared to the same time last year. Net revenues in the Colour Cosmetics segment increased by 3%, which was mainly driven by strong growth of Rimmel and Sally Hansen. Sales in the Skin & Body Care segment were in line with the prior-year-period, while sales in the Fragrance segment decreased 3%. For more details, click here…

    04-Feb-2016
    • Tiffany & Co. wants to grant the licence for a new line of Tiffany fragrances to the beauty company Coty. According to the US-American luxury jeweller, both companies entered into an agreement regarding the development, production and distribution of Tiffany fragrances for both women and men, to be sold at Tiffany & Co. stores as well as at other select luxury retailers. Find out more…

    01-Feb-2016
    • LG Household & Health Care, a leading South-Korean consumer goods company, reported 5.3 trillion won (4.030 billion euros) in sales (+13.9% compared to the prior year) in 2015. According to the company, total company sales exceeded 5tr won for the first time due to high growth in cosmetics, and stable growth in both household goods and beverage business. With 3.3 trillion won (2.511 billion euros) sales in the Beauty & Personal Care business sales increased 21.4% in comparison to the prior fiscal year. For more information, click here...

    29-Jan-2016
    • A study conducted by analytics firm TABS Analytics showed that US-American consumers are buying their cosmetics, excluding skin care and hair care products, more often at specialty beauty retail. According to the analysts, although mass retailers such as Walmart and Target remain with an overall buyer penetration of 59% the most popular outlets for cosmetic buyers, the survey found that the fastest-growing cosmetics retail channel is specialty beauty outlets such as Ulta Beauty and Sephora. For more details, click here…

    27-Jan-2016
    • US-American consumer goods company Procter & Gamble reportes second quarter fiscal year 2016 net sales of $16.9 billion, a decrease of 9% versus the prior year due primarily to foreign exchange impacts. Organic sales, which exclude the impact of foreign exchange and acquisitions and divestitures, increases 2% in the second quarter fiscal year 2016 in comparison to last year’s period. Find the full report here...

    26-Jan-2016
    • Wacker reported that the German chemical company expanded its production capacity for functional silicone fluids at its Burghausen site in order to meet the rising global demand for specialty fluids and silicone emulsions in the coatings, paper, textile, cosmetics and personal care industries. Find further details here...

    25-Jan-2016
    • Growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable packaging material is driving the global green packaging market, the market research company Technavio states. According th the analysts, the global green packaging market will grow at a CAGR of around 7% between 2016 and 2020. The global green packaging market will top $244 billion by 2020, says Technavio. Find further information here...

    22-Jan-2016
    • The German company Faber-Castell announced that Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, the eight-generation family entrepreneur passed away on Thursday, 21st of January. Under his leadership that lasted almost 40 years the global company Faber-Castell has advanced to an international premium brand as well as one of the leading producers of cosmetic pencils. For more information, click here...

    20-Jan-2016
    • Beiersdorf announced its preliminary, unaudited figures in fiscal year 2015. According to the German cosmetics company, organic group sales increased by 3.0% to € 6.686 billion. Organic sales of the Consumer Business Segment increased by 3.6% to €5.546 billion during 2015. Find out more...

    • The French fashion and beauty magazine Marie Claire awarded Shiseido’s sunscreen emulsion “Shiseido Perfect UV Protector“. The sunscreen emulsion was launched in March 2015 and recently received the prestigious Marie Claire Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté 2015. For more details, click here...

    19-Jan-2016
    • Henkel has announced that CEO Kasper Rorsted, will leave the company at his own request as of April 30, 2016. Effective May 1, 2016, Hans Van Bylen has been appointed as his successor. His career at Henkel started in 1984 and he serves as member of the Management Board since 2005, responsible for the Beauty Care business. For more details, click here...

    • According to the Douglas Holding, Dr Henning Kreke (50), currently Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Holding, plans to become Chairman of the Supervisory Board. After nearly 15 years as CEO he will represent the owner family in the Supervisory Board. The company is already looking for someone to take over the business as CEO. Find out more...

    18-Jan-2016
    • According to the market research company Technavio, the growing number of fashion conscious consumers and the rise in male grooming are driving the growth of the hair care market globally. The analysts forcast the global hair care market to grow at a CAGR of around 3% between 2015 and 2019. Technavio expects global hair care market to exceed $91 billion by 2019. For more information, click here...

    15-Jan-2016
    • Beauty company Coty announced, that ten, instead of twelve Procter & Gamble fragrance licenses will transfer to Coty upon regulatory approval and completion of the merger transaction, including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Lacoste, Bruno Banani, Escada, Mexx, James Bond, Gabriela Sabatini, Stella McCartney, and Alexander McQueen. According to the company, the licenses of the Dolce & Gabbana and Christina Aguilera Perfumes will not transfer upon completion of the merger. For more details, click here...

    13-Jan-2016
    • The US-American speciality retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies, Sally Beauty, appoints Sharon M. Leite as President Sally Beauty, U.S. and Canada, effective February 1, 2016. The company achieved revenues of $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2015. Find further information here...

    08-Jan-2016
    • The world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal, announced the acquisition of key assets from Raylon Corporation. Raylon Corporation is a full-service wholesale distributor of salon professional products. According to the beauty company, the take over shall strengthen L’Oréal’s subsidiary SalonCentric, founded in 2008. For more information, click here...

    07-Jan-2016
    • The British health and beauty company, Potter & Moore, and the British retail company, Superdrug, have choosen the 50ml Airfree® Vega and Ecosolution pump by M&H Plastics for a new range of men’s moisturiser for Potter & Moore and Superdrug. According to M&H Plastics, part of the RPC Group of companies, the packaging is 100% recyclable. For more information, click here...

    06-Jan-2016
    • According to the digital intelligence company Allied Market Research, the global near field communication (NFC) market is expected to expand strongly. The world near field communication market was valued at $3.2 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 40.4% during the forecast period (2015-2020), to reach $24.0 billion by 2020. Find further information here...

    18-Dec-2015
    • German market research institute GfK predicts that the spending capacity will grow by 2 % in the next year. All in all, German consumers are expected to have €1,776.5 billion at their disposal in 2016. This means that every German consumer could spend €430 for their consumption-related wants and needs.

    14-Dec-2015
    • The global skin care products market was recorded at a substantial US$110.7 billion at the end of 2014, market research company Transparency Market Research states. Expected to proceed at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2015 and 2021, the global skin care products market should be valued at US$155.4 billion by the end of this period.

    • According to the market research company Transparency Market Research, the global plastic packaging market has a huge opportunity to grow with the increasing demand for bioplastics. The global plastic packaging market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.2% during the period between 2014 and 2020. The overall market was worth US$259.6 billion in 2013 and is estimated to be valued at US$370.2 billion by 2020.

    09-Dec-2015
    • The world's leading manufacturer of graphite and colour pencils, Faber-Castell, announced the appointment of Countess Mary von Faber-Castell to the Management Board of the company. As of January 1st, 2016, she will be responsible for the Cosmetic Division, which she has been leading as Managing Director for the last years. According to the company, the Cosmetic Division has gained “strategic importance within the Faber-Castell Group“, and will now be recognised and represented in the Management Board. The subsidiary Faber Castell Cosmetics is one of the leading private label cosmetic manufacturers world-wide, focusing on colour cosmetics and nail care.

    03-Dec-2015
    • German online retailers look forward to the beginning Christmas season. According to the ‘Online-Marktplatzkonjunkturindex (Marktplatz-KIX)’ by ECC Köln and eBay, business expectations are increasing. More than half of the interviewed online retailers said that they generate more than 20% of their annual sales in the Christmas season. Even 13% said that Christmas sales account for 40% of their annual sales. Almost 55% of the respondents expect that this year’s Christmas sales will surpass prior-year sales, as ECC Köln and eBay report. Read more about the results…

    30-Nov-2015
    • According to the Dieter Bakic Group, a provider of packaging solutions for the cosmetic industry, the German cosmetics company WM Beautysystems has chosen Dieter Bakic’s packaging system Cosima-Airless for its skin care brand DEVEE®.

    27-Nov-2015
    • Henkel reports strong Q3 results. According to the German group, in the third quarter of 2015, the company’s sales rose significantly by 8.4% to 4,590 million euros. In the Beauty Care business unit, organic sales rose by a solid 2.1%. Find the full report here...

    • Symrise increased its sales by 29% to € 1,977.0 million (9M 2014: € 1,530.0 million) and reports the most successful business period. The Flavor & Nutrition segment increased sales by 47% to € 1,164.7 million in the first nine months of the year, while the sales in the Scent & Care segment rose by 10% to € 812.3 million. Find further details here...

    24-Nov-2015
    • Europe’s largest online beauty retailer, Fellunique, acquires Perfumeries Rive Droite. The French perfumery chain operates four boutiques in France including a flagship store in Paris. According to the company, it is the first time a UK based beauty retailer has aquired a French beauty cain.

    • The US-American parmaceutical company Pfizer and the Irish pharmaceutical company Allergan announced the creation of a combined company, which is supposed to be the world’s number one pharmaceutical company. The new group will be renamed "Pfizer plc" and will be located in Ireland, while the headquarter will remain in New York. For more details, click here...

    23-Nov-2015
    • RPC Group has received the UK Packaging Award in the category “Company of the Year“. This is the second-year running that the UK’s leading plastic products design and engineering company has taken the title. Established in 1991, RPC has 91 manufacturing sites in 24 countries and employs more than 15,000 people. For more information, click here...

    20-Nov-2015
    • The German industrial group Evonik announces, that 83 oleochemical and 29 silicone based products of Evonik in Essen and Duisburg are complying with the Halāl requirements in accordance with the Islamic Law. The Halāl Certificate is valid for one year (until October 12, 2016) and will be renewed year after year. It is also accepted by JAKIM Malaysia, MUI Indonesia, MUIS Singapore, CICOT & HIT Thailand and other reputable Halāl authorities, the group reports. Find further information here...

    • French cosmetics company L’Occitane reports net sales growth of 12.5% for the first six months of the fiscal year 2016 in comparison with the prior year. The strongest growth was achieved in China (+20%) and France (+11%). Find the full report here...

    18-Nov-2015
    • Nu Skin Enterprises, a skin care, nutrition and anti-aging company, reported its third quarter 2015 results. Accordingly, the company generated revenues of $571.3 million compared to $638.8 million in the third quarter of 2014, which was mainly due to the negative impact of 10% of foreign currency fluctuations. Find the full report…

    16-Nov-2015
    • For the launch of its new swederm® Bronzing Stone, the Polish company Naturmedicin collaborated with the Italian packaging specialist Mktg Industry. The swederm® Bronzing Stone is a baked powder with a creamy and velvety texture that gives a flawless and long lasting look, Mktg Industry states The Italian company provided the formula. For the packaging, Naturmedicin chose Mktg Industry’s “PBB – Petite Boîte à Beauté” compact case which is entirely made of paper and cardboard and manufactured in Italy. It is decorated with a classy black matte finish, shiny silver hot stamping and screen printing.

    • Revlon announced its financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2015. Accordingly, adjusted net sales in the third quarter were $471.5 million compared to $471.4 million in the same time last year. Adjusted net sales growth was 6.8%. Net sales in the Consumer segment were $348.1 million compared to $348.2 million last year. In the first nine months of 2015, adjusted net sales were $1,391.5 million compared to $1,425.9 million in the first nine months of 2014. Find the full report here…

    12-Nov-2015
    • The market intelligence and research firm Transparency Market Research (TMR) published its new study on the global flexographic printing inks market, according to which this market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.50% from 2014 to 2020 and to reach $9.3 million by the end of the forecast period. As for applications, the product packaging market accounts for over 80% of the overall marked and is anticipated to maintain its top position. As the study points out further, in 2013, Asia Pacific occupied about 35% of the overall market and is likely to remain the market leader. The economic recovery in North America and Europe as well as a rising demand for flexographic printing inks from the Middle East and Latin America will also fuel the market over the forecast period. For more information, click here…

    • Elizabeth Arden, a global prestige beauty products company, announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 that ended September 30, 2015. Accordingly, net sales were $266.0 million, which is a decrease of 1.6% compared to the same period last year. However, on an adjusted basis and at constant foreign currency exchange rates, net sales increased by 2.6%. By segment, North America sales increased 1% and International sales increased 5%. Also, net sales of Elizabeth Arden branded products increased 6% and non-Elizabeth Arden branded fragrances increased 1%. For the full year, the company expects net sales to increase by approximately 3% on an adjusted basis. Find the full report here…

    10-Nov-2015
    • Ashland, a specialty chemicals company, introduced new Advantage™ polymers that are designed to address the styling requirements of Asian. The Advantage™ PG 30 polymer can be used in hair gel products, while the Advantage™ PS 50 polymer is suitable for hairspray and mousse systems. Both are derived from methacryloyl ethyl betaine and acrylates copolymer and enable consumers with straight, long and thick hair to secure strong and long-lasting hair styles, even in high humidity. Also, they provide a non-tacky feel and have anti-static properties to prevent fly-away hair, the company points out. Find further information…

    • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced that it was recognised on the CDP Climate “A” List. With a score of 100 in disclosure and an A in performance for its strategies and actions to mitigate climate change, IFF ranked among the top 5% of the corporations participating in the programme. CDP is an international nonprofit organisation that holds the largest collection of self-reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. IFF also states that sustainability is a fundamental part of its 2020 business strategy and that it will continue its efforts to reduce carbon emissions across its value chain. Furthermore, IFF raised its 2020 water reduction goal to 50%, as it already met and surpassed the initial goal of 25%. Find further details here…

    05-Nov-2015
    • Aptar Group, a leading global supplier of a broad range of dispensing solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, health and food and beverage markets, reported its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2015. Accordingly, in the third quarter, reported sales decreased 10% to $586 million from $652 million the same time last year. However, core sales, which exclude the negative impact from currency exchange rates, increased by 3%. In the first nine months, reported sales decreased 11% to $1.8 billion from $2 billion last year. Find the full report here…

    • Mary Kay, a top beauty brand in over 35 markets around the world, announced the construction of a new facility for its global manufacturing and research and development (R&D) operations in Dallas/Fort Worth. The company has been generating double digit growth for several years and states that the new facility will enable it to continue the production of the highest quality skin care and colour cosmetics that are sold through its over 3,5 million independent sales force members worldwide. The company’s current manufacturing facility produces up to 1.1 million units per day, of which 57% are exported to international markets. For more information, click here…

    02-Nov-2015
    • L’Oréal announced its financial results of the third quarter 2015. In the past nine months, the beauty company recorded total sales of €18.76 billion, an increase of 13.2%, compared to the prior-year period. Primarily the Consumer Products segment showed solid growth. Sales were about €2.8 billion (+8.7%) in the third quarter due to the make-up brands Maybelline, L’Oréal Paris and NYX, as L’Oréal reports. Read more…

    • ECMA Awards 2015: The natural skin care collection ambuja from Legart Foschungsatelier received the award in the category „Carton of the Year“. The concept’s central packaging idea is based on “organic” opening according to the principles of nature – like a fruit or blossom. The winning packaging is made of Invercote G 200 g/m2 from Iggesund Paperboard. Find further information here...

    • Due to an increasing demand for hair care products that will prevent and repair split ends with long-lasting effects, Croda has presented its cuticle smoothing ingredient Crodabond™ CSA. Accordingly, the ingredient keeps split ends sealed through multiple shampoo washings and provides shine and smoothness. As it adheres to lifted cuticles and cements them down, it smooths out the hair fiber and contributes to consumer-perceivable shiny hair. For more information, click here…

    • According to market researcher L2‘s Digital IQ Index Hair Care & Color 2015, the Hair Care and Colour category has one of the lowest levels of online commerce in the US-American Beauty & Personal Care sector. However, 30% of the tracked brands now have direct-to-consumer (DTC) capabilities and 57% of brands are handing off to e-tailers. As the study points out further, an increasing number of brands has started using guided selling tactics as part of an effective e-commerce strategy. This is most common in category cross-over enterprises like P&G and L’Oréal. Guided selling tactics can include navigational filters, diagnostic quizzes and user reviews.

    29-Oct-2015
    • According to a study by German market researcher GfK, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland, consumers tend to spend more money for durable goods, if they are expecting a rising inflation. As a result, an increase of consumption taxes and a simultaneous decrease of income taxes could boost consumption in countries in crisis without loading the public budget with expenses. Find more details here…

    • Since late summer, the new Munich-based skincare brand Beauty Beee Skincare is available in the German market. The brand targets teenage girls and young adults and was developed by CEO Larissa Laudenberger in collaboration with dermatologists and pharmacists. The products don’t contain mineral oils, paraffin waxes, parabens, silicones and artificial colors or scents and are manufactured in Germany. The product range includes a day cream, two types of lip balm and a Body & Shavingbutter that consists of 70% of organic coconut oil and can be used as a moisturizer or for shaving. Plans for more products are already underway.

    • According to the Japanese group, Kao recorded net sales of around $9 billion during the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Sales increases 5.2% compared to the prior year. Kao’s Beauty Care Business reported net sales of $3.64 billion, an increase of 3.1% compared with the same period a year earlier. Find the full report here...

    28-Oct-2015
    • In order to enhance its position as a leading global specialty chemicals distributor, Azelis aquired KODA Distribution Group. According to the company, KDG will become known as Azelis Americas, led by Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of KDG who will assume the role as CEO and President of Azelis Americas and will become a member of the Azelis Board of Directors. Find further details here...

    • Estée Lauder reports, that the group invests in the South Corean skin care company Have & Be which includes the skin care brands Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. Both brands are targeting especially millennials. Dr. Jart+ is sold in many countries around the world, primarily in Asia and the United States, through various department stores, specialty-multi and e-commerce channels. For more details, click here...

    27-Oct-2015
    • In the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 the consumer goods company Procter & Gamble recorded total sales of $16.5 billion a decrease of 12% compared to the prior-year sales. Organic sales of the beauty segment decreased 2%. Find the full report here…

    26-Oct-2015
    • The PTG Group of Service Providers is currently building one of Germany’s biggest and most state-of-the-art filling and packaging centers. Located in Rodgau (Offenbach district), the facility will cater for the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food industries and provide PTG with more than 7,500 m² of storage and production space as well as approximately 1,000 m² of offices and specialised areas. PTG’s Fernwald and Groß-Zimmern facilities will be relocated to the new production site, while the Group’s head office will remain at the headquarters in Langen, where the owner-managed company currently employs a staff of 250.

    • The Quadpack Group introduces two new Metal and Wood Sleeved Droppers for the luxury section. They are part of the company’s Q-Line family. The droppers for high-value serums, oils and lotions use luxury materials to cover the 30 ml bottle and not only the cap or collar. The wooden version comes with teat or push button, while the metal version has a push button dropper. Find further information here…

    23-Oct-2015
    • L’Oréal reported, that the company has signed a partnership agreement with the New York based digital training specialist General Assembly, to build an online learning platform for digital marketing professionals at L’Oréal. The Essentials of Digital Marketing programme is designed to educate marketing teams on the latest trends, tactics, and new technologies in digital marketing. The training will be deployed in 10 pilot countries this year including the United States, Russia, Brazil and France. Over the next 18 months, L’Oréal aims to train the entire marketing workforce of nearly 7,000 L’Oréal employees around the world. For more information, click here...

    21-Oct-2015
    • Helen of Troy, a global manufacturer of consumer brand-name housewares, healthcare/home environment, nutritional supplement and beauty products announced its financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2015. Accordingly, consolidated net sales revenue increased by 15.4% in the second quarter to $369.1 million and by 13.1% to $714.5 million in the first six months of 2015. All business segments contributed to the growth, including Beauty, whose increase of 9.6% in the second quarter was mainly driven by new products in foot care and good results in the professional curling iron category. For fiscal year 2016, the company expects consolidated net sales revenue of $1.500 to $1.536 billion. Find the full report here…

    13-Oct-2015
    • According to LVMH, the luxury products group generated organic sales of €25.3 billion in the first nine month of 2015. Organic revenue grew 6% compared to the same period in 2014. The Perfumes & Cosmetics business group recorded organic sales of €3.3 billion, this represents a growth rate of 7% for the first nine months of 2015. For more information, click here...

    • At this year’s International Sol-Gel Conference in Kyoto, a L‘Oréal Research team has presented its pioneer work and recent findings on silane technology application in cosmetics, since it’s the only one to have a patent in this field. Silanes are a family of molecules inspired by the sol-gel technology, a chemical process that can transform some materials from an aqueous to a solid gel-like state. The L’Oréal Research team developed the silicon compound Aminosilane, which has a mineral and an organic part and can be used to repair damaged hair. It crosses the cuticle and strengthens the hair with a long-lasting effect. Also, it is one of the two key ingredients of the APTYL 100 molecular complex, a part of the PRO FIBRER hair repair treatments used in hair salons. Find further details here…

    09-Oct-2015
    • BASF announced its plans to promote more diversity within its managing teams around the world. Accordingly, the company aims to increase the proportion of women with disciplinary managing responsibility from now 19% to 24% in 2021 to adjust it to the proportion of women in the entire workforce. Furthermore, BASF wants to increase the proportion of non-German senior executives, which currently stands at 34%. In future appointments to the Board of Directors in Germany, the company will increase the proportion of women from now 25% to at least 30%, according to the law in the country. Find further information here…

    08-Oct-2015
    • The packaging specialist Quadpack reported that Isabelle de Maistre will be the new Category Manager of its Perfumery Division. With 20 years of professional experience in perfumery, she will help to increase the company’s market penetration in this area. Initially, she will continue to focus on helping clients from conception to production of fragrance packs. In the long term, the company aims to reinforce the production structure through partnerships with major actors of the supply chain like fillers, pump manufacturers and glass makers. Isabelle de Maistre also plans to include secondary packaging in Quadpack’s portfolio.

    • Clariant, a global leading specialty chemicals company, reported that it entered into an agreement with an intent to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs personal care portfolio. With the acquisition, Clariant India aims to strengthen its personal care portfolio within the Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) business and also to boost its presence in the region. With a growing middle-class consumer population, India’s personal care industry offers great potential, as the company states. The transaction also allows the company to offer more active ingredients for sun, skin, hair and oral care products, amongst others. For more information, click here…

    07-Oct-2015
    • Spectrum Brands, a global consumer products company, announced the election of CEO and President Andreas Rouvé to the company’s Board of Directors, effective October 1. The 53-year old Rouvé has been CEO and President since April 1, 2015. He will be succeeding the retired CEO and President David R. Lumley, who has decided to resign from the Board of Directors, effective September 30. Mr. Lumley has been serving as a Director for over five years. The Board thanked him for his valuable contributions and stated to be looking forward to working closely with Andreas Rouvé, as he takes the company to the next level of growth and profitability. Find further information here…

    05-Oct-2015
    • According to this year’s consumer survey “Kundenmonitor Deutschland”, dm drogerie markt is Germany’s most popular beauty, health and household retailer for the third time in a row. Furthermore, the company has been defending the leading position as best supra-regional beauty, health and household retail chain for 15 years. dm was able to improve in 18 of the 25 categories and reached leading positions in three of four core categories, namely price/performance ratio, competitive advantages and recommendation rate. Furthermore, dm’s private label brands achieved good reviews. With over 30,000 participants, the survey is the most representative customer satisfaction study in Germany. For more informationen, click here...

    • British supermarket retailer Asda collaborated with the packaging specialist M&H Plastics for its new range of own brand shampoos on behalf of Potter & Moore. Thus, the company chose the stylish PET Contour bottle (4145) with an oval flip-top (8337) in PP. As the products feature exotic ingredients like pomegranate, orchid, coconut, raspberry silk and Argan oil, the shampoo bottles and conditioner tottles are decorated in bright and vibrant colours. Find further information here…

    30-Sep-2015
    • Ralph Lauren Corporation reported that Stefan Larsson has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. According to the company, Stefan Larsson will join the enterprise and the Ralph Lauren Corporation board in November 2015. The former fashion industry manager will report to Ralph Lauren, who announced to continue to drive the company’s vision and strategy as Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. The company generated $7,5 billion in sales last year. For more information, click here...

    • In a study on the digital competence of beauty brands in South Korea, local brands achieved a clear lead over global brands. According to the British market research firm L2, seven of the top 10 brands in the Index are of Korean origin. For example, only 18% of local companies provide no e-commerce link on their websites, compared to 30% of global firms failing to provide e-commerce. The South Korean corporate giant AmorePacific leads the ranking with the highest Digital IQ. Here you can find the complete study...

    29-Sep-2015
    • The specialty chemicals company Ashland announced the approval of its plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies by its board of directors. Thus, the new Ashland will continue to provide specialty chemical solutions for the pharmaceutical, personal care, food and beverage industries, amongst others. This business segment generated about $3.6 billion in sales in fiscal year 2015. The second company, Valvoline, will be a leading engine and automotive maintenance business that is built on premium-branded lubricants. This business segment generated sales of $2 billion for Ashland in 2015. The separation is expected to take at least 12 months from now. For more details, click here…

    28-Sep-2015
    • German Private Label manufacturer of cosmetic pencils and products Schwan Cosmetics announced the opening of its new facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Schwan Cosmetics USA invested 40-million US Dollar and provides about 350 jobs in Rutherford County. For further information, click here...

    25-Sep-2015
    • The Japanese chemical and cosmetics company Kao announced the launch of its new brand Sofina, which is designed for women in the “quest of long-lasting beauty” and will be available in department stores all over Japan from January 2016. It features the Sofina base essence, a carbonated foam that is used as a skin care base after facial cleansing. It penetrates into the deepest part of the stratum corneum and gives the skin moisture and firmness, the company points out. Find further details…

    • Metro Group, one of the largest and most important international retailing companies, announced the collaboration with Alibaba Group to expand its e-commerce activities in China. In addition to its existing 80 wholesale markets in the country, Metro Group will launch its e-shop on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform to offer more German products to the Chinese consumers. As the company states, it will initially offer about 100 products in the categories of dairy, chocolate, coffee, canned food as well as cosmetics goods from Real and plans to expand into more categories later on. Furthermore, both companies agreed on exploring omni-channel and comprehensive collaboration opportunities in areas like supply chain optimisation and market insights leveraging on big data. Find further information…

    22-Sep-2015
    • For the launch of its new “Home Spa” range, the Europe-wide specialist retailer in the growing selective beauty market Douglas chooses a collection of tubes, bottles and jars from M&H Plastics, a part of the RPC Group. The “Home Spa” collection offers Spa formulations that range from Goji Berry and Ginger shower gel to Indian Mango and Gotu Kola shampoo. For more information, click here…

    18-Sep-2015
    • The L’Oréal Group announced the creation of a General Management structure for L’Oréal in France headed by Hervé Navellou, the new General Manager of L’Oréal France and President of the Western Europe Zone for the Consumer Products Division. He joint the company in 1986. For more information, click here...

    17-Sep-2015
    • Azelis, one of the leading global speciality chemicals distributors, reported the opening of its first subsidiary in Africa, which is located in Casablanca, Morocco. The country offers attractive development opportunities with an economic growth of 4.4% for the past ten years and its 34 million mainly young inhabitants in 2014. The company will initially focus on speciality ingredients and additives for the Food & Health industry and plans to expand into the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care industries later. Find further information here…

    11-Sep-2015
    • According to the Wall Street Journal, US-American cosmetics company Avon helds negotiation with private equity companies in order to find an outside investor. Wall Street Journal...

    • The Chicago-based supplier of packaging solutions Berlin Packaging announced the acquisition of Vivid Packaging, an Ohio-based supplier of rigid packaging. The company expects to strengthen its presence in the Midwest of the USA by enlarging personnel skills in food & beverage, personal & pet care, industrial & household chemicals, and healthcare packaging. According to Berlin Packaging, this transaction advances a strategic plan designed to double revenues and earnings by 2017. Since 2010 the company acquired overall five US-American packaging companies. Read more…

    09-Sep-2015
    • The Market research company Grand View Research expects continuing growth of the organic personal care market in the coming five years. Increasing health-consciousness of consumers, decreasing use of harmful chemical ingredients like phthalates, aluminium salts and parabens, and efforts from numerous multinational corporations of shifting towards sustainable products have contributed to an increasing consumption of organic personal care products. The analysts estimated the global market size at $8.43 billion in 2013, led by North America with a revenue share of 35%. Organic skin care and hair care dominated the global demand in 2013. Find further information here…

    08-Sep-2015
    • According to the Indian-based market research company MarketsandMarkets, the global colour cosmetics market is projected to reach $77.7 billion in 2020 with a CAGR of 5.7%. Companies like L’Oréal, Avon, Coty, Krylon or Estée Lauder will still play an important role. In 2014, the colour cosmetics market was valued $57.4 billion, the analysts report. For more information, click here…

    04-Sep-2015
    • According to the news agency Reuters, the Chinese holding Fosun International bought the majority of Ahava’s shares for $76.30 million. Ahava is an international cosmetics company based in Israel. Reuters...

    03-Sep-2015
    • Evonik announced the recent certification in accordance with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard of its two new production facilities in Shanghai (China) and Americana (Brazil). The certification of other sites is also planned. According to the company, this is an important prerequisite for offering additional certified products to its customers, as the assortment of products made from sustainably produced palm oil derivatives is steadily growing. One of the company’s recent launches is the RSPO-certified surfactant TEGO® Betain P 50 C, a new version of a surfactant commonly used in shower gels and shampoos. For more information, click here…

    • As the market research institute Canadean found out in a recent survey, celebrity endorsements have a great influence on consumers when it comes to choosing personal care products. This is especially the case in Asia-Pacific (27%) and the Middle East and Africa (30%), since people in these regions have a strong interest in celebrities as well as the latest fashion and style trends. 22% of South American and 19% of North American consumers find it important or very important that a personal care product is endorsed by celebrity, while in Europe only 12% of the consumers state to base their decision to buy personal care products on celebrity endorsement. Find further information here…

    02-Sep-2015
    • Salonnaya Kosmetika, the leading Russian professional cosmetics brand, chose Lumson’s exclusive Airless Systems and APP Plastic bottles for its new Premium Homework collection. For its four different creams, the brand selected the 50 ml APP355 S plastic bottle with airless system pouch along with the Pearl 223 actuator and the Airless Pump Smart AA355 S 250mcl, which are all kept semi-transparent and coloured in four different nuances, while the AA355 overcap features a shiny, transparent finish. Furthermore, the Pouch System protects the formula from any form of external contamination.

    31-Aug-2015
    • According to the market intelligence firm Transparency Market Research, the global luxury goods market is set to rise to close to US$375 billion by 2020, growing at a 3.4% CAGR upon its 2013 value of US$296.15 billion. Furthermore, luxury fragrances are now a common sight among the social elite in Asian and Latin American countries, the company states. According to the analysts, it is only a matter of time before the average consumer in countries such as India, China, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Mexico gains the financial clout to purchase luxury goods such as premium fragrances. Find the full report here...

    • Marc Rey joins Shiseido as President & CEO of Shiseido Americas, effective September 1, 2015. Marc Rey will also have global brand responsibility for Nars Cosmetics and Bare Escentuals, as Global Strategic Brand Holder for those brands. He previously served as President of Coty USA & Regional Senior Vice President of North America. Find further information here...

    • According to Organic Monitor, the Asian market for natural & organic cosmetics is showing healthy growth, even though the market is lagging behind that in Europe and North America. Natural and organic products comprise less than 1% of cosmetic sales in Asia, compared to over 5% in parts of Northern Europe and North America. Furthermore, a recent study by Organic Monitor shows that adoption of green standards is also very low. According to the study, just over a third of natural & organic cosmetics are certified. 

    26-Aug-2015
    • In the first half of 2015 german consumer goods company Henkel increased sales by almost 1.1 billion euros to more than 9.1 billion euros. According to the company, organic sales grew by 3.0 percent. For more information, click here...

    24-Aug-2015
    • According to Beiersdorf, the company’s organic group sales climbed 1.4%. In nominal terms, sales rose by 7.3%, from €3.171 billion to €3.402 billion. This is Beiersdorf’s best-ever result for the first six months of a year, the company states. Find the full report here...

    20-Aug-2015
    • According to Research and Markets, a leading market research company, the beauty and personal care market in Russia will grow at a CAGR of 7.62% during the period 2014-2019. Find further information here...

    05-Aug-2015
    • Givaudan, the world’s largest manufacturer of flavourings and fragrances, announced its financial results for the first half of 2015. Accordingly, the Swiss-based company achieved sales of CHF 2.2 billion, which is an increase of 1.3% on a like-for-like basis. Also, net income went up 11.2% to CHF 339 million. Sales in the Flavour Division were CHF 1,161 million and CHF 1,023 million in the Fragrance Division. Fine fragrances sales grew 0.8% and sales for the Consumer Products segment increased 1.0%, while sales of Fragrance and Cosmetic Ingredients decreased by 7.9%. As the company states further, its mid-term objective is to generate organic growth of 4.5 to 5.5% per annum, assuming a market growth of 2-3%. Click here for more information…

    • Unilever reported its financial results for the first half of 2015, according to which the company’s turnover increased by 12% to €27.0 billion, including a positive currency impact of 10%. Sales grew by 2.9% with emerging markets achieving up to 6.0%. Growth in the Personal Care segment was mainly driven by volume and price, while the launch of new deodorants as well as the sales of the Dove Advanced Hair Series, TRESemmé and Lifebuoy also contributed to the good results. Find the full report here…

    29-Jul-2015
    • Elizabeth Arden, a global prestige beauty products company, reported the appointment of JuE Wong as President, Elizabeth Arden Brand, effective August 3, 2015. Find further information here...

    • According to market research company Kline, e-commerce has been the fastest growing retail channel in the U.S. beauty market, advancing at a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009. Find more details here...

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    • The leading global creator of flavours and fragrances for consumer products, International Flavors & Fragrances, announced that Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group, has accepted IFF’s previously announced binding offer to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015.

    22-Jul-2015
    • Nestlé Skin Health opened its new Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development (SHIELD) Center in Shanghai. The Shanghai SHIELD center is part of Nestlé Skin Health’s global innovation network and is built to foster breakthroughs and collaboration in skin health through medical investigation, education and applications related to the convergence of technologies and bio-informatics. Find additional information about the SHIELD programme here...

    21-Jul-2015
    • Helen of Troy, the designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name housewares, reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 that ended May 31. Accordingly, the company achieved revenues of $345.3 million, an increase of 10.8%. Beauty sales declined 4.7%, including a negative impact of 2.1% from foreign currency fluctuations, the company states. For the full year 2016, the company continues to expect net sales of $1.485 to $1.536 billion. Find the full report…

    • Walgreens Boots Alliance, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S., reported its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2015. According to the company, third quarter sales increased by 48.4% to $28.8 billion. For the first nine months, net sales increased 30.7% to $74.9 billion. The company also announced that it has named Stefano Pessina as CEO, effective immediately. For more information, click here…

    • Shiseido announced that it has established a joint venture in Indonesia with the Aura Beaute Group, the current distributor for the Shiseido Professional brand in the country. With this new company that was named PT Shiseido Professional Indonesia, Shiseido aims to strengthen its professional business in Asia in the course of its VISION 2020 strategy. Both companies agreed upon an ownership ratio of 65% and 35% with Shiseido as the major holder. Find further details here…

    15-Jul-2015
    • Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a leading producer of biofunctional ingredients announced the acquisition of the Zeta Fraction technology from AkzoNobel in the ongoing fiscal quarter. In contrast to conventional technologies, the Zeta Fraction process isolates efficacious components from living plants and marine sources without damaging the valuable cell juice. The company states further that it plans to work with innovative manufacturers of consumer care products and to deliver bioavailability solutions, as the customers’ demand for more sophisticated products keeps increasing. Click here for more information…

    • Mktg Industry, an Italian marketing, communication and packaging specialist for the cosmetic, make-up and luxury goods market, introduced its new “Make-Up Book”, a packaging for pressed powders and hot poured formulas that is entirely developed, manufactured and Made in Italy. According to the company, this innovative packaging solution is made of cardboard and a special foam and can easily be customised with different shapes, designs and decorations. The cardboard can be individualised with four colour printing, hot stamping, matt or shiny finishings and metallic colours, while the foam can also be customised with different textures and colours. There is also an eco version available, which is made of 100% recycled cardboard and paper.

    • Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), a leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions for the branded consumer, healthcare and multi-media markets announced the acquisition of Bp Media. Bp Media is a London-based Premium Packaging and Creative Solutions company that collaborates throughout Europe with major film, TV and media companies. Find further information here…

    13-Jul-2015
    • The trade association Cosmetics Europe released figures at the Cosmetics Europe general assembly which indicates that the European cosmetics and personal care market shows signs of recovery. The European cosmetics industry grew 0.5% in 2014 and the European export market is one third of the global market, totaling 16.4 billion Euros. According to the cosmetics trade association, 1,700,00 employees work in the European cosmetics and personal care market, including 25,000 scientists. Find further details here…

    • According to market researcher Kline’s Salon Hair Care Global Series, the global salon hair care market grew by 3% in 2014. The positive results in Europe were mainly due to double-digit growth in Eastern European countries like Russia and Turkey, while Spain and Italy are still lagging behind. The conditioner category is the fastest growing category worldwide. Furthermore, there is an increasing demand for scalp care products to treat hair thinning or hair loss. Hair colouring products targeting different age groups are also generating good results. As for brands, L’Oréal accounts for one fourth of global industry sales.

    09-Jul-2015
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance acquired the UK-based natural skincare brand Liz Earle from Avon for 140 million British pound. Find further details here...

    01-Jul-2015
    • Tomorrow, Björn Strumann will take up his position as the new CEO of P&G Prestige Products for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His predecessor, Jasper Johansen will continue to work for P&G Beauty Prestige. He will start his new job as the new Regional Managing Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and UK tomorrow as well.

    30-Jun-2015
    • The Milan-based cosmetics brand Ethical Beauty not only opts for plant-based ingredients, but also for minimizing materials for packaging. This also reflects in its EthicalBio range that is available in Italian spas and beauty salons and for which the company chose refill bottles developed by the Quadpack Group. Thus, the anti-aging and blemish control range uses Yonwoo’s 50ml Show Bottle, whose inner bottle is made of recyclable polypropylene and is also sold as a refill. Furthermore, the patented airless technology keeps the bottle’s content free from external contamination. Find further information here…

    • According to the TechSci Research report “India Women’s Cosmetics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, the CAGR of the country’s women’s cosmetics market is estimated at 16% until 2020. The main reasons for this growth are the increasing per capita income and a rising urban middle-class population. Furthermore, Indian women not only have a growing desire to look alluring and are adding more cosmetic products to their daily routine, but they also strive for financial independence and the number of working women has increased by 10% over the last 40 years. Find further details here…

    • The Berlin-based brand MyParfum, which is well known from press and television advertisements, from now on operates under its new name Unique. With a new sales concept and a new product range, the company offers its customers individual perfumes that come in a personalised flacon. For this innovative concept, the company has been awarded multiple times and has already created more than 130,000 individual fragrances in its perfume laboratory in Berlin. The customised perfumes are sold exclusively online through the websites of high-end perfumeries as well as through Unique’s own websites in Europe and the USA.

    29-Jun-2015
    • Fit, a German detergent manufacturer based in the federal state of Saxony, has announced its acquisition of Gard, a legacy hair care brand, from Doetsch Greter, a Swiss company. Up to now, the company's portfolio included the fit, Kuschelweich, Sunil and Rei brands. Gard will be Fit's first expansion into the cosmetics market. To find out more about the acquisition, click here...

    25-Jun-2015
    • Geka, a german manufacturer of brushes, applicators and complete packaging systems for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, bought Oeka, a manufacturer of plastic and metal components. Oeka had filed for insolvency in January 2015. The transition is scheduled for mid-July 2015. For further information, click here...

    24-Jun-2015
    • Coty announced today that Elio Leoni Sceti, who was planned to join Coty as CEO in July, changed his mind. Bart Becht will remain as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Coty. Here you can find further information about the proposed change and the current development.

    18-Jun-2015
    • Ulta Beauty, the leading beauty retailer, announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2015, ended May 2, 2015. Accordingly, the company achieved net sales of $868.1 million, which is an increase of 21.6% compared to $713.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. Furthermore, e-commerce sales grew 49.8% to $44.0 million. The company expects net sales between $854 and $868 million for the second quarter and comparable sales growth of 7-9% for the full year 2015. For further information, click here…

    17-Jun-2015
    • In the course of its global LOVE IS ON mission, Revlon donated $1 million to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Programme at the UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Revlon has donated $49 million to the programme since 1990, funding the necessary research to bring cancer treatment drugs like Herceptin and Ibrance to market. The company announced this donation to be the first phase of its new philanthropy path and that more initiatives will follow later this year. For more information, click here…

    15-Jun-2015
    • International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) reported, that it has made a binding offer in order to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics from the Unipex Group. With 6,200 emloyees in 32 countries, IFF is a leading global creator of flavours and fragrances for a range of industries, while Canadian company Lucas Meyer Cosmetics develops, manufactures and markets ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care industry. Find the full report here...

    11-Jun-2015
    • The international investment manager, 3i Group, invest approximately €250 million in Weener Plastic Packaging Group, a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging systems, headquartered in Weener, Germany. The company reported sales of around €270 million for the fiscal year 2014. Currently, the Weener Plastic Packaging has 2,000 employees in 15 countries. For more information, click here...

    10-Jun-2015
    • According to p2 Kosmetik, the global cosmetics company Maesa Group took over the Austrian cosmetics company p2 Kosmetik. Long-time employee Robert Haskovec will be the new company's CEO. Find further information here...

    09-Jun-2015
    • Signa Retail announced an agreement with the Italian La Rinascente Group concerning The KaDeWe Group. La Rinascente will take on 50.1% of the operational business of The KaDeWe Group, with 49,9% remaining in the posession of Signa Retail. According to Signa Retail, it has been agreed that all major strategic decisions in future will be taken on the principle of unanimity. La Rinascente is part of the Thai Central Group. For further details, click here...

    • As extrusion blow moulding has proven to be the most economic blow moulding process on the market, the Blankenhain-based company Grafe Advanced Polymers expands its portfolio for pre-simulation of thermoplastic processing methods with a corresponding simulation facility. According to the company, the new plant not only allows the production of bottles with three differnet surfaces but also with different radil areas. Furthermore, customers now can develop their desired colours in collaboration with the company and check out the results on-site.

    08-Jun-2015
    • The Asia Pacific region has become a source of inspiration for international brands. Two of the newest promising trends are air cushion make-up and carbonated skin care products. Over half of skin care’s global revenues in 2014 were generated in Asia Pacific and it is also the expected source of over 75% of skin care absolute growth to 2019, Euromonitor announced. For further information, click here...

    • Shiseido announced the launch of its new fragrance “Ever Bloom” in 32 European and Middle Eastern countries in October. There will be six different products, including eau de parfum and body cream. In January 2016, the company also plans to launch the Parfum Extrait Absolu. The company launches “Ever Bloom” in the course of its Vision 2020 strategy and the concept of “think global, act local”, since fragrances account for almost half of all beauty sales in Europe. Find further information here...

    04-Jun-2015
    • Cosmetics company L’Oréal announced today the start of their cooperation with the New York based women’s wear brand Proenza Schouler. According to the license agreement, L’Oréal will create and develop fine fragrances. Proenza Schouler has grown rapidly since its foundation in 2002. Today the company’s products are available in more than 20 countries. For more information, click here...

    • The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) expects the personal care packaging market to increase over the next five years, with an estimated annual growth of about 5.5%. Furthermore, PMMI forecasts the personal care packaging market in North America to grow from $4.75 to $6 billion (20% of the global market). The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, founded in 1933, unites more than 700 member companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Find further information here...

    • The international packaging manufacturer Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) announced a cooperation with the Polish packaging company Takt. In the future, Takt will provide Multi Packaging Solutions with a broad range of packaging, including printed folded cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, rigid boxes, and specialist packaging. According to Multi Packaging Solutions, the main reason for the cooperation is to strengthen their position in the European multi-media market. Find the full report here...

    03-Jun-2015
    • US-American cosmetics company Avon launches this month its new fragrance Amour. The new fragance will be part of the company's Today Tomorrow Always line. As the face of the line, actress Olivia Wilde represents each of the fragrances in the franchise. For more information, click here...

    • Visiongain, a British business intelligence firm estimates that the global rigid plastic packaging market will reach $167.4 billion in 2015. For more information, click here...

    • Shiseido and Burberry strengthen their cooperation. According to an recently announced agreement, the Japanese cosmetics company will distribute for the first time the British luxury company’s fragrance and make-up products across Japan. Find more information here...

    • As the market research company Lucintel forecasts, the global polymer ingredients used in personal care products is expected to grow steadily and reach revenue of $3,495 million in 2017. Find further information here...

    01-Jun-2015
    • German specialist retailer of beauty and personal care products, Douglas, plans to prepare an initial public offering in 2015. According to the company, the offering will consist of shares sold by the current shareholder. Divesting shareholder is a holding company in which funds advised by Advent International hold a majority. The offering will also include new shares from a capital increase, where the latter is expected to be approximately EUR 70 million. The Kreke family will remain committed to Douglas as a shareholder, Dr. Henning Kreke, CEO of Douglas, emphasises. Click here to find an update concerning the take over of Douglas by CVC Capital Partners...

    • According to a resently published study by consulting company L2, Chanel has the highest brand awareness among luxury consumers in China. 41% of those questioned say they’ve bought a Chanel item in the last year, and 46% hope to buy more Chanel goods in the coming year. Brands like Dior, Hermes, Gucci and Louis Vuitton are also at the top of the list. For more information, click here...

    • According to a survey by the management consulting firm Bain & Company among 900 U.S. consumers, 91% of them do not want companies to share or sell their personal data, even if they receive a monetary compensation for it. Against all expectations, the respondents’ attitudes do not depend on their demographics or online sophistication, but vary according to the sectors that use their data and the type of information being requested. Thus, consumers are mostly fine with sharing product reviews, but not their family/friend networks, financial or health information. Therefore, Bain & Company recommend an open and transparent communication with the consumers about the issue. Find further information here…

    • During the global Business & Climate Summit in Paris, L‘Oréal once again emphasised its commitment to contribute to a low-carbon economy. As the company states, it has already reduced its CO2 emissions by 50.2% between 2005 and 2014 while at the same time increasing its production by 22%. L’Oréal operates 43 plants and 153 distribution centers worldwide and produces 6.3 billion cosmetic units per year. Over the next years, the company also wants to expand the use of renewable energy and aims to reduce CO2 emissions from transportation by 20% per finished product and per kilometer until 2020. Click here to find more details...

    • According to the business intelligence company Mintel, sales of prestige haircare products targeted at women in the UK rose from £380 million in 2013 to £403 million in 2014. The main reason for this is seen in a higher percentage of product launches (27%) in 2014. Overall, the women’s haircare market in the UK increased by 2% in 2014 to £1.44 billion compared to the previous year. Find the full report here...

    28-May-2015
    • Lubrizol, a global specialty chemicals company for the personal care and skin care market announced that Active Organics, which was acquired in 2011, will now be promoted under the Lipotec umbrella that was purchased in 2012. Find further information here…

    • IFF, a leading global creator of flavours and fragrances for consumer products reported its financial results for the first quarter. Accordingly, sales increased by 1% to $774.9 million. In the Fragrances Business Unit, sales decreased by 1% to $397.8 million. In Consumer Fragrances, currency neutral sales increased 9%, due to double-digit growth in Fabric Care and Home Care, as well as mid-single digit growth in Hair Care. Find the full report here...

    27-May-2015
    • The Association of German Detergent Manufactures (Industrieverband Körperpflege und Waschmittel e.V. - IKW) has rejected a new report by German consumer foundation Stiftung Warentest on mineral oils in cosmetic products. In issue 6/2015 of the foundation's German-language magazine, Stiftung Warentest has raised concerns over the use of mineral oils or mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in cosmetic products. According to the IKW, consumers may use cosmetic products containing mineral oils or MOAH without any concern. There is nothing to indicate that these ingredients have any carcinogenic effect whatsoever, the association states. Click here to read the detailed statement...

    26-May-2015
    • According to Luxe Brands, Designer Parfums and Luxe brands formed a joint venture in order to buy Frédéric Fekkai luxury hair care brand and salons from Procter & Gamble, effective June 30, 2015. The new company will be called Fekkai Brands, LLC. Today, approximately 225 people are employed in the seven Frédéric Fekkai salons in New York, Connecticut, Florida, Texas and California. For further information, click here...

    • Unilever announced the acquisition of Kate Somerville Skincare, one of the leading brands in the premium US-American skincare market. The brand features the unique Active Balance Technology™ that combines advanced active ingredients with natural botanicals. Its products are distributed through prestige retailers in the USA, but the brand also entered the fast-growing Asian market with successful launches in several countries. Unilever states that thanks to its high quality ingredients and proven results the brand has a lot of growth potential and is a great addition to Unilever’s existing portfolio. Find the complete report here...

    22-May-2015
    • Henkel announced its results for the first quarter of 2015, according to which the German company achieved sales growth of 12.7% to €4,430 million compared to the same time last year. The Laundry & Home Care segment achieved an organic sales growth of 5.2%. Nominally, sales increased by 13.2% to €1,298 million. Organic sales growth in the Beauty Care segment was 2.1%. Nominally, sales rose 9.9% to €940 million. In both cases, the increase is mainly due to the positive development in the emerging markets. For the full year 2015, the company expects organic sales growth of 3-5%. For more information, click here...

    • Nu Skin reported its first quarter 2015 results, according to which the US-American cosmetics company achieved revenues of 543.2 million compared to 671.1 million in the same period last year. Most sales were generated in China and North Asia. The company expects revenues of $2.45 to $2.50 billion for the full fiscal year 2015. Find further information here...

    20-May-2015
    • Henkel aquires Colgate-Palmolive's range of laundry detergents and pre-wash brands in Australia and New Zealand, who generated sales of about 110 million euros in the fiscal year 2014. According to the German company, it is the first step of the global enterprise to enter Australia and New Zealand’s laundry market. However, the company will become one of the largest players in the detergents category in the Australia/New Zealand region. Find further information here...

    19-May-2015
    • The German Georg Nordmann Holding appointed Dr. Peter Manshausen (55) to the Managing Board, effective June 1, 2015. Peter Manshausen holds a dregree in chemistry. According to the company, he will direct the international business together with the board's chaiman, Edgar E. Nordmann, and Gabriele Henke, another member of the Holding's Managing Board.

    18-May-2015
    • Global prestige beauty products company Elizabeth Arden published the financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended March 31, 2015. According to the company, net sales were $191.7 million a decrease of 9.2% in comparison with the prior-year period. View detailed information here...

    15-May-2015
    • The US-American cosmetics company Revlon reports net sales of $438,5 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, a decrease of 6.7% in comparison with the prior-year period. The consumer segment shows a sales decrease of 4.5% and the professional segment net sales in the first quarter of 2015 decreased 12.4%. Find the full report here...

    • Revlon presents the US-American actor, Jessica Biel, as its new brand ambassador. Find further information here...

    13-May-2015
    • By the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, ended March 31, 2015, Coty recorded net revenues of $933.8 million, a decrease of 7% in comparison to the prior-year period. Net revenues of Colour Cosmetics increased 6%, while the business units Fragrances and Skin & Body Care showed slight decreases of 2% and 4%. Find the full report here...

    • The Estée Lauder Companies reported net sales for its third quarter ended March 31, 2015 of $2.58 billion, a 1% increase, compared with $2.55 billion in the prior-year quarter. Find more information here...

    11-May-2015
    • The international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies, Sally Beauty Holdings, showed a slight net sales increase of 2% for the fiscal year 2015 second quarter in comparison to the prior-year period. For the fiscal 2015 second quarter, consolidated net sales were $937.8 million. Find the full report...

    • According to International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), the global creator of flavours and fragrances finalised the acquisition of the US-American flavours company Henry H. Ottens Manufacturing, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

    08-May-2015
    • Dree Hemingway signed an agreement with Coty. According to the company, the actress will be the new face of Chloé fragrance advertising campaign.

    07-May-2015
    • The US-American packaging supplier MeadWestvaco announced a slight sales decrease of 3% for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2015. Accordingly, sales from continuing operations were $1.28 billion compared to $1.32 billion in the first quarter of 2014. In the Home, Health & Beauty segment, sales decreased by 12.2% from $ 205 to $180 million. Volume growth was achieved in higher value dispensing markets, as fragrance pumps and airless beauty solutions had double-digit gains. Find the full report here…

    • According to a study by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), most of last year’s Greenfield Investments in Germany came from China. Thus, of a total of 1,199 Greenfield projects, 190 were realised by Chinese companies, 168 by US-American companies and 130 by Swiss companies. Although half of the investments come from other European countries, US-based companies are leading when it comes to acquisitions and mergers (114), followed by Great Britain (68) and Switzerland (44). Foreign companies primarily invest in business and financial services, information and communications technologies and the software sector. Find further information here…

    06-May-2015
    • The US-American cosmetics company Revlon announced the take over of CBBeauty and SAS & Company. The UK based companies distributes and markets perfumes and beauty products of a bride range of brands such as One Direction, Burberry, Carven, and Rihanna. Find out more...

    04-May-2015
    • The marketing consulting firm Unity Marketing published its report about the HENRYs, the High-Earners-Not-Yet-Rich consumers with household incomes between $100k and $250k. As the report points out, these consumers offer growth possibilities for brands and marketers at all pricing levels but especially for the luxury market. The HENRYs represent 24.3 million households in the US, while there are only 3.3 million ultra-affluent households, which is not enough to keep luxury brands afloat in today’s market.

    • German packaging specialist Gerresheimer announced its first quarter results of the fiscal year 2015 (December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2015). According to the company, net sales were EUR 301.8 million. In comparison to the prior-year quarter, the company generated a net sales growth of 1.4%. Find the full report here...

    • Research and Markets added the new report of the market research firm Canadean about the European packaging industry to their offering. According to this report, the Metal packaging industry will grow by 1.66% per year until 2018. Also, the paper industries in Germany increased their turnover from €8.95 billion to €10.7 billion between 2012 and 2014, as mail orders increased by 20%. The three largest packaging markets in Europe - Russia, Germany and the UK - accounted for 39.7% of the total packs used in 2014. The largest growth until 2018 is expected in Russia, the UK and Turkey and the fastest growth in terms of CAGR in Russia, Romania and Turkey. Find further information here...

    • Inter Parfums announced its sales for the first quarter of 2015 that ended March 31. Thus, the company achieved net sales of $109.2 million compared to $121.7 in the same period last year. The decrease is mainly due to the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rates, the company points out. For the full year, the company expects net sales of $470 million. Find the full report here...

    29-Apr-2015
    • Beauty Cluster Barcelona, an association of over 50 companies and organisations of the beauty sector, and the Japan Cosmetic Center formalised an agreement in the headquarters of global packaging supplier Quadpack in Barcelona. It will simplify export between both organisations and give the members direct access to products, beauty companies and distributors. The involved parties also state that the agreement aims to promote the quality of local cosmetics worldwide and to encourage all players in the beauty sector to collaborate with each other.

    • L’Oréal presented the first results of its Sharing Beauty with All programme that was launched in October 2013 and aims to reduce the environmental footprint of its products and formulae as well as to share growth with employees and communities. Thus, the group achieved a reduction of CO2 emission by 50% compared to 2005, while production increased by 22% during the same time. Find detailed information here…

    27-Apr-2015
    • According to the buyer confidence report for the first quarter of 2015 by German market research institute GfK, the people in Europe are getting more confident about the economic development. Especially consumers in Western and Southern Europe are optimistic that they will benefit from the expected economic upswing, which has a positive effect on their propensity to buy. However, in Eastern Europe, people are more doubtful, which is mainly due to the war in Ukraine and the economic sanctions against Russia, as GfK states. Find more details here...

    • Qosmedix, the leading packaging supplier for the cosmetic and skin care industries, introduced its new collection of sampling jars. Each pack contains 50 clear polystyrene jars with clear, white or black caps and a sheet of white round writeable labels. The 3 and 5 gram jars can be used for sampling various product formulations.

    24-Apr-2015
    • According to market research company Plunkett Research, China’s e-commerce market grew by 45.8% in 2014 to a total of $446.6 billion. Find further information here...

    23-Apr-2015
    • The US-American personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark announced its first quarter 2015 results, according to which the company achieved net sales of $4.7 billion, a decrease of 4%. In the Personal Care Segment, sales were $2.3 billion, a decrease of 3% mainly due to foreign currency exchange rates, the company states. Find the full report here...

    • The Canadian-based retailer Hudson’s Bay Company reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014, which both ended January 31, 2015. Accordingly, sales in the fourth quarter increased by 9.3% to C$2,632 million. In the full year, retail sales increased 56.4% to C$8,169 million due to the inclusion of Saks. For 2015, the company plans to invest C$50 million in strategic growth initiatives. For more information, click here…

    22-Apr-2015
    • Coty reports that is has acquired the Bourjois cosmetics brand from Chanel for approximately 15.43 million shares of its Class A Common Stock. Bourjois was founded in 1863 by the French actor Joseph-Albert Ponsin and today its colour cosmetic products are sold through about 23,000 points of sale in over 50 countries worldwide. The brand holds leading positions in some of the most important markets for colour cosmetics like Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Find the full story here...

    • In the course of the shift to a global brand management business model, Ralph Lauren announced changes in the Executive Management Team that will allow the company to increase the potential of its brands and lead to further global growth. The new leadership team will consist of Jackwyn Nemerov, who will continue as President & Chief Operating Officer, Christopher H. Peterson (as new President, Global Brands), Mitchell A. Kosh (as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer), Robert L. Madore (as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer) and Valerie Hermann in her current role as President of Ralph Lauren Luxury Brands. For more information, click here...

    20-Apr-2015
    • According to CNN, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), the largest US-American drugstore chain by locations, plans to close 200 stores in the United States as part of a cost-cutting plan. Only five months after the acquisition of the European drugstore chain Alliance Boots for $5.3 billion, the company wants to reduce $1.5 billion over three years, CNN reports. There is still no time frame for when the stores will be closed. Find further information here...

    • Walgreens Boots Alliance made its first earnings announcement since the combination of the two companies and reported its second quarter and first six months 2015 results. Accordingly, net sales grew 35.5% to $26.6 billion in the second quarter. In the first six months of fiscal year 2015 net sales rose 21.6% to $46.1 billion. For more information, click here....

    16-Apr-2015
    • According to Coty, Camillo Pane will join the company's Executive Committee as Executive Vice President, Category Development, effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Pane’s responsibilities will include the development of strategies, innovations and support programmes for Coty’s categories & brands across all its businesses of Fragrances, Colour Cosmetics, Skin Care and Body Care. For further information, click here...

    15-Apr-2015
    • Due to the bride range of polymers and individual skin care formulations it is more and more difficult for the cosmetics industry and their supplier to find the most suitable polymer for their individual product, BASF states. According to the group, the recently launched "Skin Care Polymers Toolbox" allows cosmetics manufacturers to choose the most suitable polymer for their specific skin care application. Find further information here...

    13-Apr-2015
    • Fujifilm announced that it will acquire Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a leading developer and manufacturer of fully functioning human cells in industrial quantities, including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). CDI had revenues of $16.7 million in 2014 and has 155 employees. iPCSs can be used for drug testing and the research of degenerative diseases. The acquisition allows Fujifilm the combination of its own technology in the area of regenerative medicine with CDI’s products, which will help accelerate drug discovery and product development and also expand commercial opportunities. For further information, click here...

    10-Apr-2015
    • Shiseido announced that it will establish an urban type open research facility in Yokohama/Japan, which is expected to start operating by the end of 2018. In the course of its strategy “Vision 2020”, Shiseido wants to achieve long-term sales growth by responding to the expectations of active consumers. The new “Global Innovation Center” enables the direct contact between consumers, marketers and researchers. The research facility in the center of the Japanese city will have 14 floors and cost about 30-40 billion JPY. Find further information here…

    09-Apr-2015
    • The retail store group, Target Canada, will close its last 133 Canadian retail stores on April 12, and will complete its inventory liquidation. For more information, click here...

    08-Apr-2015
    • According to a study of the Retail Institute in Cologne, e-commerce of cosmetics and personal care products generated about €800 million in Germany in 2014, which is an increase of 223% since 2008. Especially cross channel solutions are successful, as more than half of these sales were achieved by online shops of local stores. The German personal care market is still dominated by specialist stores, with perfumeries and department stores, in contrast to the overall market, being more successful online than health and household retailers. For more information, click here…

    07-Apr-2015
    • L’Oréal announced that it has finalised the acquisition of the Brazilian Niely Cosmeticos group, the largest hair coloration and hair care company in the country. Brazil is also one of the largest hair care markets in the world. The group achieved net revenues of 406 million Brazilian Reals (about €130 million) in 2014 and has two main brands, the Cor & Ton for hair coloration and Niely Gold for hair care. L’Oréal states that this acquisition will complement its own product range offered by its Consumers Products Division in Brazil. Find further information here…

    02-Apr-2015
    • Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world with over a quarter billion inhabitants, nearly 90% of which are Muslim. According to a new law that passed in September 2014, all products - including cosmetics - sold in the country have to be halal-certified by 2019. This means that they must not contain neither non-permissible animal derived ingredients nor alcohol. As market researcher Kline states, several global companies like Colgate-Palmolive and Avon are already adapting their products for Indonesia and L’Oréal has opened its largest factory worldwide in the country. For more information, click here...

    • According to a report by market research company Markets and Markets, the global dermatology devices market is expected to grow by 11.50% between 2012 and 2019 and to increase its revenues from $6,578.23 million in 2014 to $11,337.0 million by 2019. Find further information here...

    01-Apr-2015
    • According to Helen of Troy, the company acquired the Vicks VapoSteam U.S. liquid inhalant business from The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”), which includes a fully paid-up license to the Vicks VapoSteam trademarks. The United States Vicks VapoSteam business associated with the transaction had annual revenues of approximately $10 million in calendar year 2014. For further details, click here...

    30-Mar-2015
    • Inter Parfums announced that its Paris-based subsidiary Interparfums S.A. is going to acquire the Rochas brand from the Procter & Gamble Company. In the financial year 2013/2014, Rochas achieved net sales of $46 million. The $108 million transaction will cover all brand names and registered trademarks for Rochas and is expected to close in the first half of 2015. Find further details here…

    • Revlon reported its full year 2014 results, ended December 31, 2014. According to the company, net sales were $1,941.0 million compared to $1,494.7 million in 2013. In the Consumer segment net sales increased by 3.2% from $1,394.2 million to $1,438.3 million and from $100.5 million to $502.7 million in the Professional segment. The good results were due to higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics, Revlon ColorSilk hair color and Mitchum products in the Consumer segment and higher net sales of American Crew, Revlon Professional products, CND nail products and Creme of Nature products in the Professional segment, the company states. Find the full report here…

    • According to the market research company Research and markets, the UK cosmetics and fragrances witnessed strong and steady growth over the past five years (2009-2013), increasing 5.6% in 2013 alone. Besides fashion, the health & fitness trend and men as growing target group are expected to influence the UK beauty market in the coming years, as Research and Markets reports in its Cosmetics & Fragrances Market Update 2014. Find further information here…

    27-Mar-2015
    • Ethisphere Institute, the American management consulting firm, has published its list of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. L’Oréal has been included in this list for the sixth time and stated to be very proud of the recognition, since it shows the commitment of all its employees. The assessment is based on the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethic Quotient, which is composed by the scores achieved in the following five categories: ethics and compliance programme, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, innovation and reputation. For more information, click here…

    • For the fourth time in a row, Shiseido has been selected as one of the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Since 2007, the US-based management consulting firm has been evaluating about 1,000 companies from over 100 countries regarding corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility. Shiseido states that it is important that global companies address social and environmental issues and that it will continue to promote management with even more transparency and to contribute to society through several corporate activities. For further details, click here...

    23-Mar-2015
    • The market research company Research and Markets expects the value of the plastic packaging to grow 14.2% between 2014 and 2018. Despite a setback after declining in value by 7.3% in 2013 the market has ultimately grown at an impressive rate, as Research and Market states in its UK Packaging (Plastics) Market Report 2014. Find the full report here…

    20-Mar-2015
    • Unilever announced the acquisition of the British skincare Brand REN Skincare. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in May 2015, were not reported. REN was created in 2000 and is now sold in 50 countries, predominantly in specialty stores and pharmacies. Officials of Unilever state that REN’s premium positioning complements well its existing portfolio, especially since the naturals category is one the fastest growing in skincare worldwide. Find further information here…

    • CFAO, the specialised distributor, and L’Oréal signed an agreement about the production and distribution of the company’s hair care and body care brands in Ivory Coast. Thanks to this partnership, L’Oréal gets access to CFAO’s distribution channels, its production facility and its thorough knowledge of African countries and markets. The agreement is also part of L’Oreal’s expansion strategy, as it plans to strengthen its presence in the fast-growing markets of French-speaking West Africa. Find further information here…

    18-Mar-2015
    • Speick’s skincare range Thermal Sensitiv was nominated for the GALA SPA AWARDS 2015 in the “Cult concepts” category. The vegan and dermatologically and allergologically tested products contain pure thermal water from Schlangenbad that is rich in natural silicic acid. Furthermore, a concentrated, pure extract of Breton algae helps to regulate the balance of the skin. The 19th awards ceremony takes place on March 21, 2015. The committee of ten people only nominated products that meet the claim of “sanus per aquam – healthy through water”.

    • IFF expands its flavours facility in Isando, South Africa. According to the creator of flavours and fragrances, the expanded facility more than doubles IFF’s creative capabilities in South Africa. The new facility includes flavour creation, application and sensory laboratories, and a pilot plant that will cater to the company’s expanded customer base in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, as IFF reports. According to the company, its total footprint in South Africa is approximately 30,000 square meters. Read more...

    16-Mar-2015
    • Dr. Erwin Weßling, founder of the Wessling Group, transferred his partnership shares to his four children Diana, Julia, Anna and Florian Weßling, who now hold 100% of the shares. As Chairman of the Advisory Board, Dr. Weßling will continue to monitor the strategic orientation of the family business, while his successors also operate in different business units. The Wessling laboratories, amongst other things, examine cosmetic products with regard to their effectiveness and safety for health. Furthermore, the company provides expert advice during the development process of cosmetic products. For more information, click here…

    12-Mar-2015
    • Oriflame, the Swedish direct sales company, inaugurated its new production site in Noginsk, Russia. The €150 million factory is the largest LEED certified industrial facility in the country and will produce shampoos, deodorants, liquid soaps, lipsticks and other cosmetic products to meet the rising demand in the region. The company’s former site in Krasnogorsk was sold to X5 Retail group in order to consolidate production and logistics in one place. Find further information here…

    10-Mar-2015
    • The market intelligence agency Mintel found out in its recently published study that the UK sales of temporary hair colouring products have tripled to £3 million in 2014. Also, new colouring techniques like hair chalks are gaining popularity amongst Brits, especially in the 16-24 age group. Furthermore, 33% of men aged 16-24 have dyed their hair at home in 2014 and while younger consumers tend to use darker shades, over 55’s prefer light brown or blonde. Find further information here…

    09-Mar-2015
    • In a second round table talk the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the French Fragrance Association (PRODAROM) evaluated the progress on REACH registration of essential oils, particularly Lavender. The issue of the characterisation of essential oils specifically is to be resolved before the summer of 2015, as IFRA reports. The dialogue between the sector, the French authorities, the European Commission and ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) is about the characterisation of essential oils for the correct nomenclature, development of specific protocols for ecotoxicity tests, and socio-economic impact on the industry that must be compliant with the European Union regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals (REACH). Read more…

    • L’Oréal opened its first factory in Cairo, Egypt, to meet the fast-rising demand of consumers in the Middle East and North Africa region. The factory is dedicated to hair care and hair care colouring products as well as to skincare. It manufactures L’Oréal Paris and Garnier products and has the potential to double its production capacity to 100 million units per year over the next three years. The first LEED certified plant in the country has nearly 200 employees and sources over 70% of its packaging needs amongst regional suppliers. For more information, click here...

    06-Mar-2015
    • Clariant, the Swiss specialty chemicals company announced the resignation of Dr. Dolf Stockhausen from the Board of Directors effective March 31, 2015. Dr. Stockhausen has been on the Board of Directors for four years and will now step down, as he has reached the statutory maximum age for board members. The Board will propose the election of Susanne Wamsler as his successor. She held various positions with Deutsche Bank and has worked successfully as an entrepreneur in different fields, including real estate and wealth management. Find more here...

    • According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, about 25% of all industrial manufacturing activity will be carried out by robots over the next decade. This is mainly due to the declining costs of these machines and their improved capabilities, such as packaging bottles. Countries like Canada with higher cost of labour will be more affected by this development, which is likely to lead to rising levels of unemployment in this sector. Find further information here...

    05-Mar-2015
    • Clariant, the Swiss specialty chemicals company achieved a sales increase from CHF 6.08 billion to CHF 6.12 billion in the full year 2014, despite the difficult economic environment. In the fourth quarter, sales grew to CHF 1.568 billion from CHF 1.563 billion in the same time last year. For 2015, Clariant expects low to mid-single digit sales growth in local currencies, due to the ongoing economic challenges. The company also plans to implement a lean service organisation and to improve its marketing excellence. Find the full report here…

    03-Mar-2015
    • According to the German company, Symrise will support the French Research Institute CRIEPPAM in its environmental efforts. Via a new procedure the energy efficiency of harvesting and distillation of lavender is supposed to improve, therefore increasing the quality of the essential oil obtained. Find further information here...

    02-Mar-2015
    • In January 2015, L’Oréal Professional Products Division launched its “Salon Emotion” programme to support the development of the hairdressing industry in France and Europe and to transform 6.000 salons by the end of 2018. The programme aims to improve the customers’ overall experience and is based in three essential components: training and raising awareness of services, personalised advice and guidance to modernise the salons and making financing simpler. Find further details here…

    • According to Shiseido, the company is currently in negotiation with the international catalan company Puig to sell IP rights of Jean Paul Gaultier regarding fragrance products and its business. The preliminary transfer price for IP rights is said to be €69 million. Closure of negotiations is expected to be in January 2016 at the earliest. For further information, click here...

    01-Mar-2015
    • This year, Henkel Adhesive Technologies extends its long-term cooperation with German adhesives specialist tewipack in the business segment General Industry to the segment Packaging and Consumer Goods for End-of-Line Packaging and Labeling. The cooperation for the German region will take place under the brand names Technomelt and Aquence. For more information, click here…

    27-Feb-2015
    • The multinational consumer goods company P&G recently announced a plan to build a new manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The production plant is part of a redesign of P&G's North American supply network. For more Information, click here…

    • The largest production site of the chemical company BASF located in Dusseldorf-Holthausen recently obtained the GMP certification for cosmetic ingredients. The Good Manufacturing Practice certification is examined by the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients and entails guidelines for product quality as well as industrial hygiene requirements. BASF aims to achieve GMP certifications for all relevant production sites for cosmetic ingredients worldwide. Find further information here...

    • Essentra, the British supplier of plastic and fibre products, has completed the $455 million acquisition of the Clondalkin Specialist Packaging Division that was first announced in November, 2014. The deal boosts Essentra’s market presence across Europe and opens up the USA, the world’s largest pharmaceutical and beauty market. It also adds 2400 people in 24 facilities to the company’s network and complements its existing portfolio of folding cartons, product literature, labels, foil, tapes and authentication capabilities. Find further details here…

    25-Feb-2015
    • For the twelfth time the best German brands of the year were honoured in four different categories. In the category “Best product brand” the cosmetics company Nivea was awarded second place. Persil as a brand owned by the Henkel company also achieved ninth place and is therefore among the top ten of the “best brands 2015” in the same category. The prestigious manufacturing company Henkel with the three business units Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies obtained the tenth place in the category “Best corporate brand”. Find the complete list here…

    23-Feb-2015
    • According to a new forecast from the market research company Forrester, online retail spending in China will exceed $1 trillion by 2019, up from $307 billion in 2013. "The China Online Retail Forecast 2014 – 2019" also estimates that spending via mobile will grow at 44.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Find further details here...

    • In 2014, LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton achieved revenues of €30.6 billion, which is an increase of 6%. According to the company, organic revenue growth of the Perfumes & Cosmetics business group was 7% with profit from recurring operations of €415 million. Iconic perfumes of Christian Dior and the brand’s make-up segment contributed to the good results as well as Guerlain’s new fragrance L’Homme Idéal and its high-end skincare range Abeille Royale, which is the leading make-up brand in the UK. Fresh and Make Up Forever also strengthened their positions. Find the full report here…

    • The British intelligence service company Mintel says the new beard trend has opened opportunities for the relatively new sector beard care products which includes products that are a combination between hair care and skin care. A new study revealed that 59% of consumers think it looks unprofessional to have ungroomed facial hair in the workplace whilst 39% of men feel pressure to maintain tidy facial hair in everyday life in the UK. Find the full report here…

    20-Feb-2015
    • Elizabeth Arden announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014. According to the report, the company recorded adjusted net sales of $346,2 million, a decrease of 17,2% in comparison with 2013. Chief Executive Officer E. Scott Beattie said that the management is focused on repositioning the brand portfolio and cost structure to return Elizabeth Arden to sustainable growth. Find more details here…

    • According to the report about the second quarter of fiscal year 2015 ending in December 2014, total reported net sales of Estée Lauder were $3.04 billion, an 1% increase in comparison with the prior year. Find the full report here…

    18-Feb-2015
    • A new report by the market research company Canadean says that less is more when it comes to packaging. Many consumers would therefore opt for more traditional packaging with classical elements like gold foil or luxury typography. However, companies like Apple are successful through a minimalistic approach, prefering sleek, simple shapes and minimal colour. Manufacturers should create packaging which creates an instant recognisable look and feel to the product, Canadean recommends. For more information, click here...

    17-Feb-2015
    • The packaging specialist Quadpack released its first packaging assortment for body care products. Quadpack is well known for its luxury skin care packaging. Thus, the packaging design of the new premium brand is geared towards the luxury market even though body care products are mainly developed for the mass market, Quadpack emphasises. For more information, click here...

    • Aptar released its Annual Segment Sales Analysis for fiscal year 2014, which saw a sales growth of 1% in the Beauty + Home segment. Total reported sales growth was $2.6 billion, an increase of 3% in comparison with the year before. For more information, click here…

    16-Feb-2015
    • The consumer healthcare company Venture Life signed an 30-year distribution deal with the Chinese retail chain REC Cosmetics. Under the terms of the distribution agreement, REC Cosmetics has the exclusive right to sell skincare products in selective markets. Find more details here...

    • Net sales for the cosmetics company L'Occitane in 2014 were €882.3 million. According to the firm, growth was primarily driven by Japan, Hong Kong, China and the United States. Find further information here...

    13-Feb-2015
    • The private equity firm Atlas Holdings announced the launch of a new operative company called Aludium, which will consist of former Alcoa mills in France and Spain. Atlas Holdings acquired the rolling mill facilites in December 2014. For more details, click here...

    • For the eighth time, Henkel has been awarded for its commitment to sustainability. The company received the “Gold Class Award” that is based on RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment and to which over 3.000 companies were invited to participate. Also, the media and investment adviser Corporate Knight from Canada included Henkel on their “Global 100 Index”, for which 4.609 companies with a market value of over $2 billion were evaluated. For more information, click here...

    11-Feb-2015
    • According to the global information company The NPD Group, eyebrow makeup and eye shadow saw the most growth within eye makeup in the 12 months ending November 2014 (34% and 9%, respectively) in the U.S. market, while lip colour (13%) drove growth in lip makeup. Find further information here...

    09-Feb-2015
    • French packaging specialist, Acti Pack, developed a new range of cylindrical bottles. Next bottles are available from 150 ml to 500 ml including a 300 ml hand soap bottle. For further information, click here...

    • The Body Shop reported that it has completed the acquisition of The Body Shop Australia. Since 1983 the Body Shop Australia was operated by Adidem Pty Limited. According to the company, this acquisition will move the fifth biggest The Body Shop market’s retail sales from a Franchise operation to a Company-Owned market. Find further information here...

    06-Feb-2015
    • Givaudan, a Swiss leader in the fragrance and flavour industry, reports 2014 fiscal year results. According to the company, the Group full year sales were CHF 4,404 million, an increase of 3.7% on a like-for-like basis. The net income increased to CHF 563 million in 2014 from CHF 490 million in 2013, an increase of 14.9%. Find the full report here...

    05-Feb-2015
    • The Swedish soap manufacturer Victoria Scandinavian Soap, well known for its natural ingrediens, commissioned M&H (part of the RPC Group) to produce the packaging of new body washes, lotions, body scrubs and body butters, which are all based on the company’s latest line of soaps. Thus, M&H maintained the design theme to match the existing products. Find further information here...

    • Italian packiging specialist for beauty, personal care and pharmaceutical products, Albéa, announces the opening of its new production facility in Bottanuco, Italy. According to the company, the new factory has a production capacity of 160 million units per year. For further information, click here...

    03-Feb-2015
    • Based on new data, EFSA re-evaluated the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and concluded that the current exposure levels pose no health risk to consumers. For the first time, EFSA also took into consideration the exposure from non-dietary sources like cosmetics, but stated that there is no reliable data on how much BPA the body actually absorbs through skin. However, until the results of more studies are available, EFSA reduced the safe level to 4 µg/kg of bw/day, underlining that current exposure levels are much lower. Find the full report here…

    • The 'Ultimate Power Infusing Concentrate' by Shisedo has been rewarded with the Marie Claire 'Prix d'Excellence'. According to the company, this is the tenth award Shiseido has received in the 29 year-long history of the award. The winners are chosen every year by a jury of international journalists of various leading fashion and beauty magazines . For more information, click here...

    30-Jan-2015
    • The hair care company Aussie launches a new campaign called #DitchTheDrama in the hair care segment, which encourages women to spend less time a day for hair care and hair styling. Through the hair care collection 'Total Miracle 7N1' and step-by-step tutorials online at 'The Easy Hair Guide', consumers are guaranteed beautiful hair without spending too much time. Aussie launched the camapaign after the results of its own study 'Hairprobs Survey' have been published, showing that the majority of women make social sacrifices to protect their hair on a daily basis. Find further details here...

    29-Jan-2015
    • Hollywood star Bruce Willis has prolonged his contract with the German network marketing company LR Health & Beauty Systems for the third time. The collaboration dates back to 2010 when the first fragrance of the actor, 'Bruce Willis' was released. Since then LR developed three fragrances in cooperation with the movie star, which gained international recognition. Two of the fragrances were nominated for the German perfume award 'Duftstars'. The contract with Bruce Willis will run until 2019. Find further information here...

    28-Jan-2015
    • The German company Müller recently announced that trade expert Andreas Oerter took over the position as Purchasing Manager International on January, 1. His main task is the strengthening of international industrial partnerships to further reinforce the growth of the company. Find further details here...

    • According to a study by the intelligence service company L2, few British beauty brands are using the sales platform amazon to sell their products online. Only 38% of the brands are officially selling products on amazon, Burberry and Muran are the only prestige brands to do so as well. However, over 99% of brands on the study are unofficially sold through third-party-retailers. For more information, click here...

    26-Jan-2015
    • Thai Commerce Ministry expects significant growth rates for the export of cosmetic products. Exports of cosmetic, soap and healthcare products are predicted to grow by 5% for 2015. Thai spas and healthcare businesses have become increasingly popular all over Asia, causing the consumer demand for imports from Thailands to increase further, the Thai Commerce Ministry points out. Spa-product exports alone are expected to expand by 15%.The Thai Commerce Ministry targets an export growth of 4% in total for Thailand, accounting for 239, $43 billion for the year of 2015.

    • Naturex, the French natural ingredients manufacturer, officially opened its plant in Chile. While expanding its production facilities, the company aims to strengthen and extend its market position in the emerging markets in the Latin American region. Find futher details here...

    22-Jan-2015
    • The Lubrizol Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty functional and active ingredients for skin care, hair care, bath and shower, and home care announces that it has completed the acquisition of Warwick Chemicals, a leading global developer, producer and supplier of stain removal technology. Find the full report here...

    21-Jan-2015
    • The specialty chemicals solution provider Ashland adds Advantage 4910 polymer to its portfolio. The chemical substance has been established on the hairspray market since over 30 years and is included in more products than any other hair fixative. Through the acquisition of the polymer Ashland now claims to provide all of the major technologies required for the production of consumer-friendly hairspray formulas. Find detailed information here…

    • Ashland recently launched a Style Advantage Programme addressing manufacturers of hairspray. The offer provides a combination of technical and market-based solutions modules to producers, who are working on developing new or improved formulas. Those modules consist of different laboratory teams and research groups searching for solutions in fields such as consumer science, aerosol application and material. According to Ashland the Style Advantage Programme is based upon the companies long-time experience in the field of hair fixatives. Find further information here...

    20-Jan-2015
    • According to the market research company Nielsen, 40% of households in the U.S. are headed by a person between the age of 50 and 69, so-called Baby Boomers. Find further details here...

    18-Jan-2015
    • The Estée Lauder Companies reported the completion of the take-over of the recently aquiered skin care brand Glamglow. Find the full report here...

    • TechNavio's analysts forecast the Packaging market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 2.94% over the period 2014-2019. Find further details here...

    16-Jan-2015
    • According to a new study by Global Research and Date Services the global razor and razor blade industry is expected to expand 1,3% per year. In the last six years the market saw an average annual growth of 4%. The study also shows that razors account for 55,2% of the global demand. The remaining market share is divided between safety razor blades (40,2%) and parts of non-electric razors (4,6%). According to the survey the largest razors and razor blades markets are China, Germany, Japan, Poland and USA. Global Research and Data Services predicts the greatest growth potential in the markets of Panama (16,9%), Vietnam (10,9%), Iran (8,6%), Moldova (8,1%) and Bolivia (7,3%). Global Research and Data Services

    • Estée Lauder announced the completion of the acquisition concerning the fragrance brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle after the purchase of the company had been made public in November 2014. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The label Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle was founded in 2000 through perfume producer Frédéric Malle. His collection includes timeless fragrances which feature subtle design and simple packaging. Fore more information, click here...

    12-Jan-2015
    • Founded in 1985, the Ahlen-based company LR Health & Beauty Systems is now one of the world’s leading suppliers of premium health and beauty products in direct sales. In addition to dietary supplements and decorative cosmetics, aloe vera and anti-aging products make up LR’s two most important core segments. The company works with more than 300,000 registered independent sales partners worldwide and has a market presence in about 30 countries. For more Information, click here…

    08-Jan-2015
    • In 2014, an average of 42.6 million people in Germany were in work, the German Federal Statistical Office reports, 0.6% more than the year before. According to the office, this means that Germany continues to have the lowest unemployment rate of all EU member states. Find the full report here...

    06-Jan-2015
    • IKW, the German personal care and detergent industrial association with 392 members, announced a change in their management. According to the association, Thomas Keiser succeeded Andreas Lange and took over the management, effective January 1, 2015. Brigit Huber continues as Deputy Director General.

    05-Jan-2015
    • According to market research company Transparency Market Research, the U.S. antimicrobial plastics market was valued at $662.3 million in 2013 and is anticipated to reach $1,227.4 million by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. In terms of volume, the antimicrobial plastics market in the U.S. stood at 100,062.1 tons in 2013. Here you can find further information...

    • Unilever and Proctor & Gamble announced that Unilever acquired the Camay soap brand globally and the Zest soap brand outside of North America and the Caribbean from The Procter & Gamble Company. Together, the brands had a turnover of $225 million in the last fiscal year. The deal also includes the sale of Procter & Gamble’s bar soap manufacturing facility in Mexico. For more information, click here...

    29-Dec-2014
    • According to the global information company The NPD Group, prestige lip colour sales experienced a significant 24% increase in the U.S. in November 2014. The 1.8 Million lip colour products that were sold that month also meant a 22% increase over November 2013. The company states further that the use of lip colour has particularly risen among younger women and 33% of them use it more than once a day. Find the full report here...

    22-Dec-2014
    • The Ahlen-based direct sales company LR Health & Beauty Systems announced its cooperation with the popular German fashion designer Guido Maria Kretschmer. He gained celebrity status with his award winning TV-show “Shopping Queen” and presented his fashion on “Germany’s Next Topmodel”. The first project of the cooperation will be the creation of a perfume. LR has already created fragrances with Bruce Willis and top model Karolina Kurkova in the past. For more information, click here…

    19-Dec-2014
    • L’Oréal announces that the group reinforces its historic leadership in hair research by acquiring the Israeli start-up company Coloright. Coloright develops hair fibre optical reader technology for a long-term Research program. According to L’Oréal, the company will continue to be managed by its CEO, Mr. Sagiv Lustig.

    • Italian cosmetics company Pupa brand decided to use Lumson’s 30ml Circus bottle in frosted glass combined with the AB266 dropper, offering a Silver aluminum collar and black nitrilic rubber for its new Make-Up Fluid “Like a Doll“. For more information, click here...

    • Opening its renovated manufacturing devision in Torrelló, Spain, the spanisch cosmetics group Quadpack consolidated all of their industrial capabilities on the same side. The new production site includes the wooden component factory of Technotraf, a group’s member. Read more...

    18-Dec-2014
    • According to the 2014 sustainability report of P&G, the company made progress in waste reducing. The company reached its waste reduction goal six years early and its pulp certification goal a year early. Today, a number of 70 global facilities are delivering zero manufacturing waste to landfill, the group reported. Read more...

    • TechNavio's analysts forecast the global digital packaging and labeling market to grow at a CAGR of 18.25% over the period 2014-2019. Find further information here...

    16-Dec-2014
    • The German Market research company GfK forcasts an increasing purchasing power in Germany in 2015. According to the company, Germans will have an average of €572 (nominal value) or around 2.74% more per person at their disposal in 2015 for consumption, rent and other living costs compared to the previous year. Here you can find further information...

    15-Dec-2014
    • According to the Swiss company, Nestlé Skin Health plans to establish a global network of ten skin health innovation hubs around the world in order to strengthen the dialogue between scientists and healthcare professionals. The Nestlé Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development (SHIELD) network will start next year. The first innovation hub will open in New York in 2015. For more information click here...

    • Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer, announced his resignation, the company informed. He will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction, on which shareholders are scheduled to vote on Dec. 29, 2014. Following the transaction close and Wasson’s retirement, a member of the Walgreens board of directors, will serve as its acting CEO, pending a board search for a successor. Walgreens Chairman James Skinner will become Walgreens Boots Alliance’s executive chairman, and Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots. Read more...

    • Hudson’s Bay Company reported record sales in the third quarter 2014 due to the inclusion of Saks. According to the company, the retail sales were $1,913 million in the third quarter 2014, an increase of $929 million or 94.4% from $984 million for the prior year. The third quarter 2014, ended November 1, 2014. Find the full report here...

    12-Dec-2014
    • According to a recently published survey by the market research company Mintel, 24% of Millenials (aged 16-35) would like to establish their own company. Amongst this generation there seems to be a growing popularity for money-making over baby-making, the analysts pointed out. Find the full report here...

    11-Dec-2014
    • Qosmedix, a global supplier to the cosmetic, skin care, spa and salon industries, launched two new travel sized bottle sets consisting of five or ten empty cosmetic packaging containers in a clear zipper bag with hang tag. The containers are all under 3.4 oz. For more information…

    • Croda, a global speciality chemical company, received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for its manufacturing sites in Brazil and India. The non-profit organisation RSPO is dedicated to promote sustainable production of palm oil worldwide for Mass Balance production at its site. Find further Information...

    • US-American company Ulta Beauty achieved strong growth in sales in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, ended November 1, 2014. According to the company, net sales increased 20.5% to $745.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 from $618.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Here you can find further information...

    09-Dec-2014
    • Karolina Kurkova has collaborated with LR Health & Beauty Systems to create her second perfume. The new fragrance is being marketed under the name “Karolina by Karolina Kurkova”. The high-class glass flacon follows the trendy ethno-chic style, a perfect match for the fresh and flowery fragrance. The packaging is characterised by powerful and bright colours. In 2013, the model marketed her first fragrance “Karolina Kurkova”, another collaboration with LR Health & Beauty. For more details, click here:..

    08-Dec-2014
    • According to a report by the market research institution Canadean, German men are becoming more and more image-conscious, which leads them to buy more cosmetic products. As Canadean states further, especially men between 25 and 44 are getting more likely to include anti-aging products into their daily routine. Canadean also reveals that German men mainly look for functionality and value in skincare products and that they no longer see a big difference between more expensive premium branded skincare products and private label alternatives. Read more…

    05-Dec-2014
    • Professor Stefan Hell, Director of the Göttingen Max Planck Institute for biophysical chemistry and a cooperation partner of Beiersdorf will be awarded with the Nobel Prize in chemistry along with Eric Betzig and William Moerner from the U.S. for the groundbreaking invention of STED microscopy on December 10th. According to the company, Beiersdorf will continue to work with Stefan Hell on the Nobel Prize winning technology in order to improve the knowledge of skin aging. Read more...

    • Lumson announced, that Algotherm has chosen TAG (Techno Airless Glass System) as its new packaging system for their range “Sérum de Vie Marine“. Find further informations here...

    04-Dec-2014
    • According to the companies, L’Oréal and Nestlé decided to terminate their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. Created in 2002, Innéov offers cosmetic nutritional supplements sold in pharmacies. The brand has not met the development expected by both partners, the companies stated. Here you will get detailed informations...

    • Oriflame announced that it has invested €150 million into the new facilities in Noginsk in order to optimise logistics and business processes, while ensuring production close to the large and important markets in the CIS. According to the company, Oriflame completed the commissioning process for the new production facility in Noginsk, Russia. The Production of personal and hair care products has started while the production of colour cosmetics is in preparation. Read more...

    • The international association, European Bioplastics, reported that bioplastics production capacities are expected to grow by more than 400% from around 1.6 million tonnes in 2013 to approximately 6.7 million tonnes by 2018. About 75% of bioplastics will be produced in Asia and 8% in Europe by 2018, the association forcasts. Here you can find further information...

    02-Dec-2014
    • In Japan’s cosmetics industry, a trend towards shower gels who are supposed to moisturize the skin even while showering can be observed, as the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Four leading companies developed shower gels for the Japanese market: “Nivea Body Wash Extra Touch“, “Johnson Body Care Rich Spa“ by Johnson & Johnson, “CareCera High Coercive Wet Body Wash“ by the japanase beauty company Rohto and Unilever’s Dove shower gel series “Premium Moisture Care“.

    01-Dec-2014
    • The UNESCO included the argan tree and the traditional hand pressing process of argan oil in its “List of intangible cultural heritage and Register of best safeguarding practices”. This is also a reward for the Argan d’Or project, which was founded in 2005 and stands up for the preservation of the argan tree and its oil, the so called “liquid gold” that is traditionally hand pressed by women’s cooperatives. The list includes 38 cultural expressions and craftsmanship techniques from 21 countries. Find further information here...

    28-Nov-2014
    • Trading firm Aldi Süd Germany has announced its intention to expand its current management board. As of April 1, 2015, Roman Heini will join Peter Ernst and Wolfgang Säbele on the board. Heini, up to now one of the CEOs of the group's British and Irish ALDI Stores, will also act as speaker of the management board. For more information, click here...

    26-Nov-2014
    • The International Natural & Organic Cosmetics Association Natrue identified three types of consumers that buy natural and organic cosmetics (NOC). According to Natrue, 45% of NOC consumers have the social or altruistic approach to avoid negative outcomes for mankind and natural environment. 35% want to avoid harmful ingredients. 20% of NOC consumers decide to buy natural and organic cosmetics because of their healthy and natural lifestyle. The three types of consumers are the findings of a European research study on the drivers and barriers influencing NOC purchasing decisions. Here you will find further research findings…

    • German cosmetics brands websites should be easily accessible and user-friendly. The less clicks to access a product page the merrier, the business intelligence service L2 stated in its Digital IQ Index for prestige brands in personal care. According to the study, 56% of German online shoppers buy personal care products online because it is more convenient. 44% find it easier to research products online. Here you will find further information…

    24-Nov-2014
    • Actavis acquires Botox-producer Allergan. The negotiations between the pharmaceutical company Actavis and its U.S. competitor Allergan are completed. That transaction is valued at $66 billion in cash and Actavis shares. Both companies expect sales of $23 billion in fiscal 2015. Here you will get further details…

    • L’Oréal launched International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology. These prizes reward voluntary dermatological initiatives that support people with dermatological conditions and encourage social inclusion of persons concerned. Individuals, associations and hospitals worldwide can apply for the awards that comprise financial grants for the rewarded project. Here you will find further information…

    • Model and social media star Kendall Jenner becomes a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder and will appear in digital, TV and print advertising campaigns and play an active role in creating social media content that will live on Estée Lauder’s channels as well as her own. According to Estée Lauder, the beauty company and Kendall Jenner, model and social media star, recently signed a corresponding agreement. Find further informations here...

    • According to market research company Canadean, Russian women apply fragrances 19.4 billion times per year, almost twice as much as men who apply frangrances 10.3 billion times. To fit into modern women’s busy lifestyles, manufacturers have to launch travel-size fragrances, the analysts recommend. Find the full report here...

    20-Nov-2014
    • The Quadpack Group presented a new packaging concept for a premium skin care programme, which is based on a 14-day-plan, but can easily be adapted to the clients’ individual needs. This new concept is designed around Yonwoo’s Mini Airless Syringe and comes in a luxury coffret that also contains 14 acrylic mini jars and a zamak spatula. Every day, the consumer uses the spatula to blend together a cream from the jar and a serum with an active ingredient from the syringe before applying it to the face and neck. Here you will get further informations…

    • Ashland, a leading chemical specialist company, announced the election of William A. Wulfsohn (52) as chairman and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2015. He will succeed retiring Jim O’Brian, who served 12 successful years as chairman and CEO. Here you can find further informations...

    18-Nov-2014
    • According to Symrise, a global supplier, the group increased its sales by 13% at local currency to €1,530.0 million in the first nine month of fiscal year 2014 compared to the prior year (9M 2013: €1,401.2 million). Find the full report here...

    14-Nov-2014
    • Founded in 2012, the Greek nail polish company Safe’N’ Beautiful announced growth in sales of 496% compared to the prior year. Today, the company’s product range of snails (safe nails) polishes for children and its recently launched S’N’B Wash Off range of luxury nail polishes specifically designed for women are available in over 960 stores and online outlets across 38 countries. The company plans to expand to a further nine countries across EMEA.

    12-Nov-2014
    • Univar, a leading chemical distributor takes over the Brazilian chemical distributor D’Altomare Química in order to strengthen its market presence in Brazil and across Latin America. Here you will get detailed informations...

    • Due to new product launches such as Jimmy Choo Man and the continued popularity of established scents Inter Parfums reports an increase of 6.0% to $134.2 million from $126.8 million in third quarter sales compared to the prior year. The third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Here you will find further informations...

    07-Nov-2014
    • Tag Luxea, the new standard glass airless packaging range by Italian packing specialist Lumson was awarded with the Prix Formes De Luxes 2014.

    06-Nov-2014
    • US-American beauty products company Elizabeth Arden reported net sales of $270.4 million for the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014. On an adjusted basis, net sales were $273.1 million, a decrease of 20.5% from the prior year. In addition, the company announced that M. Steven Langman and Franz-Ferdinand Buerstedde, co-founder and Managing Director, and Managing Director of Rhône Group, have been elected to its board of directors effective October 28, 2014. Find the full report here...

    05-Nov-2014
    • Hoffmann Neopac presents its new digital printable packaging for lip care: "Mini-Tins". According to the company, the digital printing for customised cosmetic jars from tinplate starts at 10,000 units. The "Mini-Tins" can get digitally printed on white or silver primer. The printable area on the lid and base is 32 mm diameter.

    • American cosmetic company Revlon benefited from taking over “The Colomer Group“ in October 2013. The company reported net sales of $472.3 million in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2014, ended September 30, an increase of 30% compared to the net sales of $333.1 million in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2013. A second look, however, shows a decrease of 0,3% compared with the reported pro-forma net sales of $473.9 million in the third quarter 2013. Here you will get further information...

    04-Nov-2014
    • The international retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with revenues of $3.6 billion annually, Sally Beauty, reported a change on the management board. The company’s Board of Director elected Susan R. Mulder as a new member of the Board. She will succeed Martha J. Miller who retired from the company’s Board of Directors, effective November 3, 2014. Susan R. Mulder, age 43, is currently Chief Executive Officer of Nic & Zoe, a privately-held woman’s apparel company. Here you can find further information...

    • L’Oréal took a further step to expand its Travel Retail Business. The L’Oréal Travel Retail Division, founded in January 2014, will launch the Group’s dermocosmetics and professional hair care categories in selected travel retail locations by the end of 2014 in Asia and at the beginning of 2015 in the Americas. Customers will find brands such as Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase in the most prestigious travel retail locations, the company stated. Here you will get detailed informations...

    03-Nov-2014
    • P&G reports decreased sales in its Beauty, Hair and Personal Care division. In the first quarter of its fiscal 2015 (July-September), sales decreased 1% compared to the prior year. Regarding the company’s total sales, first quarter results showed a zero growth. Total sales were unchanged versus one year ago at $20.8 billion. Here you will get detailed information…

    • MWV recorded sales growth of 7% in the third quarter of the financial year 2014. According to the company, sales increased from gains across targeted, higher-value packaging and specialty chemicals end markets. Find the full report here...

    28-Oct-2014
    • Market research firm Euromonitor identifies Malawi, Sierra Leone, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, and Mongolia as the top five fastest growing consumer markets of 2014. Here you can find the complete report....

    24-Oct-2014
    • On the occassion of a four-day cosmetic study tour for international buyers and journalists which took place in Warsaw, Poland, the latest data on the industry was presented. According to the Polish Ministry of Economy, in 2013, Poland managed to retain its strong position as the 6th biggest European cosmetic exporter, noting once again an increase of export rates – by 5%, comparing to 2012. The biggest export markets in 2013 were EU countries, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. Here you can find the complete Polish report…

    • The multicultural beauty products market continues to outpace the growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, Kline reports. Thus, the market research firm sees good future prospects for ethnic brands. Here you can find further details....

    23-Oct-2014
    • The EU and the East African Community (EAC) announced, that they finished their negotiations. Both regions initiated a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which will provide legal certainty for businesses and open a long-term perspective for free and unlimited access to the EU market for products from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The agreement has to be approved by the EU Parliament and the EU's national parliaments. Here you can get further details...

    • Walgreens announced the availability of Apple Pay at the more than 8,200 US-American Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores. Here you can find further details...

    22-Oct-2014
    • L’Oréal USA signed a definitive agreement to acquire Carol’s Daughter, a premier American multi-cultural beauty brand with a pioneering heritage in the natural beauty movement, the company announced. According to L’Oréal, Carol’s Daughter recorded net sales of US $27 million for the financial year ended September 30, 2014. Here you can find further details....

    20-Oct-2014
    • Estée Lauder announced the acquisition of the French brand Le Labo. The acquisition of the high-end fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand is expected to be close in November 2014. Founded in 2006, Le Labo provides fragrances, body care products and candles, as well as scents in selected shops and brand’s freestanding stores in different European, Asian and US-American metropolises. Here you can find further details...

    • Malaysia’s palm oil sales decreased by 18% in the first nine month of 2014 compared to the previous year due to raising protests against the increasing palm oil cultivation, Bloomberg reported. According to environmental groups, the huge palm oil fields in Malaysia and Indonesia are currently a big threat to the fauna und flora. Many cosmetic company, such as P&G, Unilever, and Coty prefer sustainable sourced palm oil and support the RSPO - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Here you can get further informations...

    • The market research firm MarketResearch.com recently published a study of the global packaging market by applications including Alcoholic Beverage Packaging, Non-Alcoholic Beverage Packaging, Food Packaging, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Packaging. According to the company, the global glass packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2014 to 2019 to reach a value of $59,814.3 million by 2019. Here you can get further details...

    17-Oct-2014
    • The Bermuda Perfumery has launched the luxury fragrance "Maria Celestia" in a limited edition of just 1,824 units. For this purpose, drom fragrances has recreated the formulation of a perfume found in the shipwreck "Maria Celestia" which sank off the coast of Bermuda 150 years ago.

    • Barbara Lavernos is appointed Executive Vice-President Operations and member of L’Oréal’s Executive Committee as of November 1, succeeding Jean-Philippe Blanpain. Barbara Lavernos, aged 46, will be in particular responsible for sourcing, production, and supply chain. Here you can find further informations...

    16-Oct-2014
    • German raw material supplier Symrise opened an extraction facility for vanilla in Madagascar. With the plant, every step in the processing of vanilla can now be performed locally on the East African island for the first time, the company pointed out. Here you can get futher details...

    15-Oct-2014
    • In the first nine months of 2014 the Fragrance Devision of Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,587 million, an increase of 4.8% on a like-for-like basis primarily driven by strong growth in developing markets. Here you can get further informations...

    14-Oct-2014
    • Wacker Chemie celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding, on October 13, 1914 by Alexander Wacker. With reported sales of €4.48 billion in financial year 2013, the chemical company is a global market leader in its fields. Here you can get further details...

    • Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty appointed Michelle Collins, President of Cambium, a business and financial advisory firm, to its Board of Directory, effective Ovtober 13, 2014. She is also a member of Ulta Beauty’s nominating and corporate governance and audit committees. Michelle Collins has 26 years experience in corporate and business consulting, the company stated. Here you can get further details...

    13-Oct-2014
    • According to the survey "Nielsen Global Survey of E-Commerce" by market research company Nielsen, the relevance of e-commerce continues to grow. Between 2011 and 2014, respondents' intention to buy cosmetic products through e-commerce has grown by six percentage points from 25 to 31 %, the study revealed. Here you can find further details...

    10-Oct-2014
    • The Tengelmann Group has announced the sale of its supermarket subsidiary Kaiser's to the Edeka group by 30 June 2015. Kaiser's Tengelmann is currently operating 451 stores. Its 15,958 employees last generated net sales of EUR1.8 bn. Here you can find further details...

    • Beauty company Estée Lauder plans to design and implement a global corporate citizenship strategy. The company appointed Nancy Mahon as Senior Vice President, Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship in order to develop and realise the global corporate citizenship strategy. Here you can find further details...

    07-Oct-2014
    • According to analyst Anais Mirval, Euromonitor international, the niche market of dry shampoos is growing. Because in hair care, consumers are looking for products that are easy to use and can help them save time, this niche market is expected to offer opportunities for conditioning ingredients, emollients and proteins that can be easily formulated in sprays. Here you can find further details...

    02-Oct-2014
    • A recently published report by the market research company GfK shows, that smartphone owners in Germany are spending 85% of their total online time using mobile apps, rather than mobile browsing (15%). Here you can find further details...

    • Evonik, a world leader in speciality chemicals, has chosen Univar, a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell their silicone-based products directly. Here you can find further details...

    01-Oct-2014
    • Douglas Holding and Manfred Kroneder jointly and amicably agreed not to prolong Manfred Kroneder’s contract, which will expire on 30 September 2014, the company reported. President and CEO of Douglas Holding, Dr Henning Kreke, will temporarily take on the responsibility for the perfumery division in addition to his existing role. Here you can find further details...

    • Spectrum Brands, a global and diversified consumer products company with market-leading brands, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Procter & Gamble’s European pet food business. The business has approximately $200 million of annual sales. According to Spectrum Brands, the European dog and cat food market volume amounts to $21 billion. Here you can get further informations...

    • On the occasion of the congress of the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers (ECMA) in Italy the packaging group Edelmann won the "Carton of the Year" award of the Pro Carton ECMA competition. The Germany-based group received the "Carton of the Year 2014" award for its folding box for the perfume Fernanda Brandao Brazilian Summer presented this year. For more details see...

    29-Sep-2014
    • Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, extended its production facility in Roha, south-east of Mumbai, India. The expansion doubles its capacity at the facility for pigments and pigment preparations. The ingredients produced at the Roha plant are for a wide range of applications, including packaging and personal care products. Here you can find further details...

    24-Sep-2014
    • Olay, the world’s number one female facial skincare brand, Olay, announced actress Katie Holmes as the brand’s first global brand ambassador. Here you can get further details...

    • Value sales of colour cosmetics in Spain declined by over 2%, Euromonitor International reported. L’Oréal maintained its leadership position accounting for 25% of total value sales. Lancôme, Biotherm and Helena Rubinstein in the premium segment and Maybelline and L’Oréal Paris in the mass segment showed a strong performance. Value sales of colour cosmetics are set to decline by 4% at constant 2013 prices over the forecast period 2013-2018, as the market researcher forecasted. Here you can get further details...

    23-Sep-2014
    • drom fragrances presents the flacon exhibition “Little Big Things“ at the museum for textiles and perfume in Venice. The exhibition of perfume flacons includes a selection of the most precious pieces of the Storp Collection – a collection that holds more than 3000 pieces across all eras, from the Antiquity to the present time. The private flacon collection was initiated in 1911 by drom founder Bruno Storp and his wife.

    22-Sep-2014
    • Due to the aquisition of Saks the Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Company achieved a record result for the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014 compared to the 26-week period ended August 3, 2013. According to the company, retail sales were $3,624 million, an increase of $1,792 million or 97.8% from $1,832 million for the prior year. The company forcasts total sales of $7.8 billion to $8.1 billion for the fiscal year 2014. Here you can get further informations...

    • According to analysts at market research firm Diagonal Reports, there has been a growing demand for hair care products allowing customers to tame their manes over the last years. This trend is expected to increase significantly, the company reports. A variety of innovations and social changes, in particular in the emerging markets, are said to boost the market for hair straightening and styling products, which is why the company launched a survey into this market segment. Here you can get further details...

    18-Sep-2014
    • According to the market research firm Canadean, consumers in the UK are looking for new ideas on how to stay fresh throughout the day. Energised toothpaste could be a way to beat tiredness. 29% of consumers indicated their interest with over two thirds claiming they would be willing to use such product once a day or more, the recent survey from Canadean finds. Here you can find further details...

    17-Sep-2014
    • Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores announced, that they will extend their omnichannel strategy and technology. Both will be among the first retailers to support the new Apple Pay™ mobile payment system which will be available beginning this fall on new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile devices, as well as on the newly unveiled Apple Watch. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s will also start a Same Day Delivery Service, and rollout a Buy Online Pickup in Store (BOPS) and further services like apps. Here you can find further details...

    • BillerudKorsnäs, a world-leading manufacturer of strong primary fibre-based packaging material, announced an investment of approximately SEK 900 million in the Frövi and Rockhammar mills. The investment targets increased capacity and improved quality of the output cartonboard and liquid packaging board. After the investment, the Swedish company will operate the largest machine for production of cartonboard and liquid packaging board integrated to chemical pulp in the world. Here you can get further details...

    15-Sep-2014
    • In the first six months of 2014, the German market for natural cosmetics has grown by more than 10% compared to the same period last year, the organizers of the Berlin Natural Cosmetics Conference reported. According to a trend survey conducted by the "Naturkosmetik Branchenmonitor", a natural cosmetics industry monitor, the range of products is becoming increasingly "greener" and more international. Furthermore, natural cosmetics have reached the premium segment, the monitor suggests. Here you can get further details...

    • Kimberly Ross, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned effective October 2, 2014. Robert Loughran, Vice President and Corporate Controller, will be appointed Avon's acting Chief Financial Officer effective October 2, 2014, while the company completes the search process for a permanent CFO. Here you can get further details...

    • The new Beyu “Catwalk” compact was exclusively designed for Artdeco, technically developed and then produced and delivered by a single source: cosmetics packaging specialist Corpack. The unique design of the compact and the new Beyu nail lacquer unit is characterized by the trapez-shaped contour with the smoothly curved edges. For the brand-new limited eye shadow Edition “Camouflair” the nail lacquer cap and the eye shadow compact were visually adapted to take on this new look. The compact and the cap present themselves in a classy, shiny black. Here you can get further details...

    • Market research company Euromonitor expects the online trade in cosmetic products in India to grow by about 25% annually between 2013 and 2018. Cosmetic products are among the six most successful segments of Indian e-commerce. According to Euromonitor, this success is due to the – for Indian customers – lower prices online and the rapid spreading of smartphones and the Internet in India. Since 2008, the number of Internet users has grown by 248%; purchase rates for smartphones in India grow by 69% annually. Here you can find further details...

    • Nine out of ten women in the U.S. use a scented personal product, and the majority of fine fragrance users also use some type of scented body product, according to the 2014 Women’s FragranceTrack Report from The NPD Group, a global information company. Nearly 60 percent of women, age 16 and up, currently use a fine fragrance juice as well as a scented body product. About one-third of women, across all demographic groups, only use a scented body product. Here you can get further details...

    12-Sep-2014
    • Oak Hill Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, reported the acquisition of Berlin Packaging, a leading supplier of rigid packaging products and services in North America, for $1.43 billion. Here you can find further details...

    10-Sep-2014
    • L'Oréal USA, the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, is the first company in the U.S. to be certified with the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. The EDGE assessment is the only business certification for gender equality in the workplace that is universally applicable across industries and countries, the company EDGE Strategy stated. Here you can get further details...

    08-Sep-2014
    • The 30th edition of the largest quide to perfume classification „Fragrances of the World“ by fragrance expert Michael Edwards is available. The book provides detailed information on more than 16,000 selective, niche, masstige, mass and direct retail fragrances.

    05-Sep-2014
    • 100 years ago, Max Factor created the first movie make-up called Flexible Greasepaint. The international network of Max Factor make-up artists marks this occasion by reinterpreting four of the most beautiful looks of the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. The jubilee series "Modern Icons" was inspired by Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

    03-Sep-2014
    • LVMH and Hermès signed an agreement under which the LVMH Group will distribute all its Hermès shares to its shareholders, on the understanding that LVMH’s largest shareholder, Christian Dior will in turn distribute the Hermès shares it receives to its own shareholders. LVMH, Dior and Groupe Arnault have undertaken not to acquire any shares in Hermès for the next five years, Hermès and LVMH announced. The distribution of Hermès shares, approved by the boards of LVMH and Dior, will be completed no later than 20th December 2014. Following this distribution, Groupe Arnault will hold around 8.5% of the capital of Hermès International. Here you can get further details...

    • Dominic Bakic, Managing Director of DieterBakicEnterprises, joins the Jury of the German Packaging Award 2014. The presentation of the German Packaging Award will take place in Nuremberg on 11 November 2014. Here you can find further details...

    01-Sep-2014
    • The Canadian retail company, Hudsons`s Bay Company, appointed John Caplice to the position of Senior Vice President, Treasury and Investors Relations, effective September 2nd, 2014. From 2000 to 2014, he served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer & Investor Relations at Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, Canada’s largest retail drug store chain, with annual sales in excess of $11 billion. Here you can get further details...

    28-Aug-2014
    • Perfume manufacturer MyParfum has launched a crowdfunding campaign to attract investors for its "scent bar" project. The aim is to set up scent bars in perfume stores all over Germany. Scent bars allow customers to create their own individual perfume. So far, the campaign has convinced 1,071 private investors to place more than EUR 400,000. Here you can get further details...

    26-Aug-2014
    • According to market research firm Kline, the company’s preleminary research points to a low, single-digit increase for the U.S. professional beauty market for the first half on the year. Here you can find further details...

    22-Aug-2014
    • Coveris, the sixth largest global plastic packaging company in the world, announced the acquisition of Learoyd Packaging, a UK based flexographic print specialist. Here you can get further details...

    • According to market researchers Canadean, brands should offer unique and personalised shopping experiences for the saturated 45+ cosmetics market. The company’s consumer data found that over a fifth of women aged 45+ are on the lookout for individualised and customised skincare products. With the variety of products women are having a difficult time choosing the right product for their skin type. Here you can get further details...

    20-Aug-2014
    • The Personal Care Business Unit of Naturex, a manufacturer of natural ingredients to the cosmetic industry, has become the newest member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade. UEBT member companies commit to ensuring that their sourcing practices gradually advance sustainable business growth, local development and biodiversity conservation. “Biodiversity is important for the cosmetics sector, both for innovation and day-to-day sourcing of natural ingredients," the company explained. Here you can find further details...

    19-Aug-2014
    • After the takeover of Karstadt by investor René Benko and its Signa Retail GmbH the company announced, that Karstadt’s Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Labour Relations Kai-Uwe Weitz is leaving the company by mutual arrangement. Karstadt’s Chief Finance Officer and managing director Miguel Müllenbach, will be handling Kai-Uwe Weitz’s responsibilities on an interim basis. The cartel authority’s approval of the acquisition by Signa Retail GmbH is pending. Here you can get further details...

    18-Aug-2014
    • According to a study by market researchers Bain & Company, loyalty management is a very important factor in the B2B sector. Manufacturers and service providers with a particularly high number of loyal company customers will, on average and across all industries, see their sales grow four to eight percentage points faster than the market, the company stated. Here you can get further details...

    14-Aug-2014
    • Walgreens, US-American’s largest drugstore chain, appointed Timothy McLevish as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Timothy McLevish succeeded Wade D. Miquelon, who will continue as an advisor. Here you can get further details...

    • According to market researcher Mintel, the South Korean beauty and personal care retail market is posting a 5.8% growth year on year to 2013, compared to just 2.1% for the UK and 3.9% for the US.

    13-Aug-2014
    • Herbalife, a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products, plans to expand its manufactoring capabilities in China. The new facility in Jiangning High-tech Industry Park (JHIP) will be completed by the end of 2015. Here you can find futher details...

    12-Aug-2014
    • MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, reported improved results in the second quarter of 2014. Sales from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2014 were $1.47 billion compared to $1.39 billion in the second quarter of 2013. The company achieved a 7% growth in Beauty & Personal Care, led by strong commercial activity, particularly in fragrance and across end markets in Europe, in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the second quarter of 2013. Here you can get further details...

    11-Aug-2014
    • Stefano Focolari, former Lumson CMO, opens its own company. Mktg Industry offers a 360° full service in designing, creating, developing and manufacturing marketing, communication and packaging tools. According to the company, Mktg will focus on the cosmetic, make-up and luxury goods market. Here you can get further details...

    07-Aug-2014
    • The packaging company DS Smith supports Nestlé's "Alliance for YOUth" programme. By participating in the new programme, DS Smith wants to develop the creative and innovative potential of young people, the company states. Adecco, Axa, Cargill, CHEP, EY, Facebook, Firmenich, Google, Nielsen, Publicis Groupe, Salesforce.com, Twitter and White & Case are among the programme's supporters, too. The new programme is based on the "Nestlé Needs YOUth" job initiative against unemployment among young people. Here you can get further details...

    • Inter Parfums reported that for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, net sales of the company’s ongoing brands (excluding Burberry brand sales) increased 22.1% to $118.2 million, as compared to $96.8 million for the corresponding period of the prior year. Reported net sales for the first quarter 2014 increased 17% compared to the first quarter 2013. Here you can find further details...

    05-Aug-2014
    • German packaging specialist Edelmann is currently building a new production center in Hungary in order to expand its Central and Eastern European business. With its 14,000 square meters, the center will be twice the size of Edelmann's current production site. Relocation to the new works is scheduled for the turn of the year 2014/2015. Investments amount to €15 million.

    • German cosmetic company Jean-Pierre Rosselet Cosmetics reported increasing sales in fiscal year 2013 ended December 31. Sales for the fiscal year 2013 were 21.8 million euros, a 4.8% increase from 20.8 million in fiscal year 2012.

    01-Aug-2014
    • In 2013, the global professional skin care market performed at its best, posting moderate growth to reach almost $6 billion, the market research firm Kline reported in its recently published Study Professional Skin Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities.

    • Givaudan Group announced its half year results 2014. According to the report, sales for the first six months of the year totalled 2.191 billion CHF, an increase of 4.5% on a like-for-like basis. Developing markets account for 45% of sales and grew 9.2% on a like-for-like basis. Here you can get further details...

    29-Jul-2014
    • The general assembly of the French association COSMEBIO (Association Professionnelle Cosmétique Ecologique et Biologique) elected Romain Ruth, Managing Director of Florame, as President, and Samuel Gabory, Managing Director of Nature and Stratégie, as Vice-President.

    25-Jul-2014
    • The Carlyle Group announced that its affiliated funds have entered into an agreement to sell Ada Cosmetics, a German supplier of premium hotel body care products and accessories, to Ardian, an independent private investment company. Since Carlyle's 2011 investment, ADA Cosmetics has seen solid organic revenue growth of more than 20% to over € 50 million. Today Ada Cosmetics employes 300 people. Here you can get further details...

    • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, announced a revenue of €14 billion in the first half of 2014, an increase of 3% compared to the same period in 2013. The Perfumes & Cosmetics business group recorded revenue of €1.839 billion in the first half of fiscal year 2014, an increase of 2%. According to the company, brands, such as Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and Fresh experienced sustained growth. Here you can find further details...

    24-Jul-2014
    • The German cosmetic company Beiersdorf opened a new production center with an integrated research and development center in Silao, Mexico. The plant in Silao will primarily produce creams, lotions, shower products and lip care from the NIVEA, Eucerin, and Labello brands for sales in Mexico, Central and North America. Here you can get further details...

    • At the BRICS summit hosted by Brazil in mid-July the heads of state of Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa announced their intention of establishing their own development bank with an initial capital of $100 billion. In addition, the BRICS states plan to set up a currency reserve fund with a total of $100 billion at its disposal. According to matching media reports, both measures are aimed at making the states independent from established financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    21-Jul-2014
    • L’Oréal Professionelle Produkte Deutschland changed its management. Christoph Schmutz, CEO, takes over the office from the former CEO Pascal Frantz, who has headed L’Oréal Professionelle Produkte Deutschland for three years. Pascal Frantz will continue its career at L’Oréal Paris as Deputy General Manager Western Europe, effective 1 September 2014.

    • German packaging specialist Gerresheimer announced increasing earnings and sales in Q2. Revenues in the second quarter of 2014 came to EUR 335.4m, up 2.6% on the prior-year quarter. The Company generated adjusted EBITDA of EUR 65.1m, an increase of 9.1% on the prior-year figure. Here you can find further details...

    • Givaudan, a global leader in the fragrance and flavour industry, has announced the creation of a foundation aimed at reinforcing its commitment to charitable causes and its involvement in the communities in which it operates. The Givaudan Foundation has been founded in Geneva as an independent non-profit organisation. It will initiate and support projects, as well as grant donations, in the areas of humanitarian action, health, nutrition, science, education, development, environment and sustainable development. Here you can get further details...

    • The us-american company Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name housewares, healthcare/home environment and personal care consumer products, strengthened its healthcare devision. The company announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Healthy Directions, LLC and its subsidiaries (Healthy Directions), a U.S. market leader in premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS), as well as other health products sold directly to consumers, for approximately $195 million in cash, subject to certain customary closing adjustments. Here you can get further details...

    • A study by TNS conducted by Gillette shows men are more eager than ever to improve their look and hygiene, and to properly prepare for intimate encounters. Body shaving is increasingly part of the routine of 44% of men in US, Germany and Brazil who body groom, the company reported. According to the Gillette Body Grooming Telephone Survey from 2013, 58% of current body shavers saying a better razor would enhance their body-shaving experience. Here you can get further details...

    14-Jul-2014
    • L'Oréal announces that it has finalised the acquisition of 48,500,000 L’Oréal shares (8% of its share capital) owned by Nestlé, and the disposal of its 50% ownership in Galderma to Nestlé. Due to the deal, the number of Nestlé representatives on L’Oréal’s Board of Directors is reduced from 3 to 2 Directors following the resignation of Mr. Paul Bulcke. Here you can find further details...

    10-Jul-2014
    • Merz and Ulthera announced that they have entered a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which Merz will acquire U.S.-based medical device company Ulthera, a deal which will accelerate company’s growth in the aesthetics area and expand the company’s portfolio of treatment options in facial aesthetics. Here you can get further details...

    07-Jul-2014
    • Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt stepped down as CEO of Karstadt Warenhaus, the company announced. Mrs Sjöstedt took office as CEO last February. After the departure of Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt with effect from 7 July 2014, Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH will be led by Chief Finance Officer Miguel Müllenbach and ‘Arbeitsdirektor’ (labour director) and Chief Human Resources Officer Kai-Uwe Weitz. Here you can find further details...

    • Schumacher Packaging Group with more than 2,200 employees at 10 European sites is expanding into the Dutch and Belgium market through the aquisition of the Dutch packaging specialist Vinke Display BV. Here you can get further details...

    03-Jul-2014
    • Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, inaugurates enhancements to its production capabilities at an official ceremony at its Tangerang site. The significant increase in production capacity and upgrading of local facilities will better support the strong growth in demand for pigments, masterbatches, personal care, home care and industrial care ingredients in Indonesia and South East Asia and Pacific (SEA&P) and overseas markets. Here you can get further details...

    01-Jul-2014
    • Beiersdorf appointed three top managers to its Executive Board effective July 1, 2014: Thomas Ingelfinger (53), Stefan De Loecker (47), and Zhengrong Liu (45). Thomas Ingelfinger will be responsible for Europe (excluding Germany), Stefan De Loecker for Near East (including Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and India), and Zhengrong Liu for Human Resources, including the position of Labor Director. The Executive Board thus consists of six members. Here you can get further details...

    30-Jun-2014
    • IFF’s master perfumer Carlos Benaim receives Fragrance Foundation Perfumer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, International Flavors & Fragrances reported. Here you can get further details...

    • According to media reports, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald (61) as veterans secretary. Here you can get further details...

    • Avon Products announced further steps to return the company to sustainible, profitable growth. In order to reduce cost across the organization the company will cancel approximately 600 positions, largely in the corporate organization and North America business unit. Here you can find further details...

    • The Cosmetics Europe Personal Care Association has elected Loïc Armand as President of Cosmetics Europe for the 2014 -2016 term. Mr Armand is currently President of L’Oréal France, the French subsidiary of L’Oréal Group. He joined the L’Oréal Group in 1984. Loïc Armand has been a Board member of COLIPA/Cosmetics Europe since 2001. He most recently served as Cosmetics Europe Vice President and Treasurer. Here you can get further details...

    • DuPont announced that it has named Stacy L. Fox as senior vice president and general counsel effective Oct. 1, succeeding Thomas L. Sager, who is retiring following 37 years of service to the company. Here you can get further details...

    27-Jun-2014
    • The board of directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, elected James E. Nevels (62) a director of the company effective June 24, 2014. According to the company, James E. Nevels has extensive investment, financial and management experience, as well as knowledge of consumer packaged goods markets, which will help guide MWV as the company focuses on achieving its growth and margin goals across its packaging businesses. Here you can get further details...

    26-Jun-2014
    • Walgreens, a leading drug retailing chain in the United States, announced earnings and sales results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2014 ended May 31. Net earnings for the fiscal 2014 third quarter were $722 million, a 15.7 percent increase from $624 million in the same quarter a year ago. According to the company, net earnings for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 ended May 31 determined in accordance with GAAP were $2.17 billion, an increase of 21.1 percent compared with $1.79 billion in the first nine months of fiscal 2013. Here you can find further details...

    24-Jun-2014
    • Avon Products announced that its Board of Directors has elected Helen McCluskey to the Board, effective July 1, 2014. Ms. McCluskey's election increases Avon's Board to 11 Directors. Most recently, Ms. McCluskey, age 59, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Warnaco Group, and a member of the Warnaco Board of Directors from February 1, 2012 through February 13, 2013. Upon the acquisition of Warnaco by PVH Corp. in February 2013, Ms. McCluskey joined the Board of Directors of PVH. Here you can get further details...

    • According to the market research and consulting company Ceresana, about US$15.5 billion were earned with silicone compounds in 2013. Since 2005, global revenues generated with silicones rose by 6.7% per year. Silicones play an important role in technical development and have become irreplaceable in a large number of industries including the cosmetics industry. The market research institute Ceresana forecasts the market to grow by 5.0% p.a. until 2021. Here you can get further details...

    • Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services for various industries including the cosmetics industry, announced a joint venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers, a major player in chemicals and other industries based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Here you can find further details...

    19-Jun-2014
    • At the 46th annual Effie Awards Gala in New York the 2014 North America Effie Effectiveness Index rankings were revealed. According to the ranking, Procter & Gamble is the most effective marketer in North America and Dove is the most effective brand. The Effie Index identifies and ranks the marketing communications industry’s most effective agencies, marketers and brands by analyzing finalist and winner data from worldwide Effie Award competitions. Here you can find further details...

    • As CosmeticBusiness reported, in February 2014, Chesapeake and Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) merged to form a leading global packaging business. The company announced that it has decided to unify the company under the Multi Packaging Solutions name. Here you can get further details...

    16-Jun-2014
    • According to market research company Kline, the Indonesian market for professional skin care is posting 13% growth in 2013, emerging fast and creating a favorable environment for both foreign, well-known brands, as well as smaller, local ones. Here you can find further details...

    • Givaudan announced that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Soliance SA and its subsidiaries. Soliance provides innovative cosmetic solutions to its international clients and partners and develops high added-value active ingredients, derived from vegetable sources, microorganisms and microalgae. Here you can find further details...

    12-Jun-2014
    • Pfizer and the Avon Foundation for Women have partnered to establish the Avon-Pfizer Metastatic Breast Cancer Grants Program. The aim of the program is to increase the public understanding and to enhance patient support. In total, the unprecedented partnership will award up to $1 million in grants to advocacy, academic and other not-for-profit organizations who serve the metastatic breast cancer community. Here you can find further details...

    11-Jun-2014
    • L Brands, formerly known as Limited Brands, reported net sales of $2.391 billion for the first quarter ended May 3, 2014, an increase of 5% compared to sales of $2.268 billion for the 13 weeks ended May 4, 2013. Here you can find further details...

    • While BASF increased spending on research and development to €1.8 billion (2012: €1.7 billion) in 2013, the company recorded around €8 billion sales in 2013 with products on the market for less than five years. Around 10,650 employees are working on around 3,000 research projects throughout the company. Here you can find further details...

    • Organised by Organic Monitor, a new Masterclass aims to promote the use of green ingredients in personal care applications. Taking place in Paris on 25th June, the 1-day training programme will feature novel and emerging green ingredients and tackle their associated formulation issues. Here you can get further details...

    10-Jun-2014
    • Packaging specialist ASG acquired the Bydgoszcz, Poland-based beauty and personal care folding carton business of MeadWestvaco Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to the company, the acquisition is part of ASG’s multiyear strategy to develop additional world-class packaging solutions for the beauty and personal care, spirits, confectionery, and healthcare markets. Here you can get further details...

    04-Jun-2014
    • The professional skin care market in Thailand is estimated to be growing at just over 10% in 2013, market research firm Kline stated. The foreign brands that take the time to invest in these markets, especially those positioned in the strongest channels, will have an opportunity to be a successful part of Thailand’s growing market. Here you can get further details...

    02-Jun-2014
    • MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), released findings from its new Skincare Research & Insights Study. According to the study, skincare consumers do not identify themselves or products by price point (mass, masstige, prestige) but by the sensorial experience of the five-step ritual: Cleanse, Moisturize & Hydrate, Renew & Brighten, Protect, and Beauty Base. Each step evokes a specific experience, and those brand perceptions and feelings can be influenced by the packaging. Here you can get further details...

    • Beiersdorf reported an organic sales growth of 6.7% in the first quarter of the year. The Consumer Business Segment recorded organic sales growth of 6.3% in the first quarter of the year. In nominal terms, sales increased by 0.4%, from €1.318 billion to €1.323 billion. Here you can get further details...

    • Oriflame announced an interim report about its first quarter 2014 results. According to the report, the company’s Euro sales decreased by 14% to €327.2 million. Here you can find further details...

    • Washed-out shades, metallic effects, brown, intense crimson and every shade of blue imaginable – according to Grafe Group, the German specialist for color and additive masterbatches and plastic compounds, these are the color trends of 2015. At the upcoming CosmeticBusiness, the company will present its fresh collections Color Wonder in Nature, Exclusive Colors, The Blue Element and Travelling to the Stars in Hall 4 at booth D19. Here you can get further details...

    • Ashland introduces web-based tool for its customers to select best preservatives for hair care and skin care formulations. Formulators may access the all-new selector tool from any desktop computer or mobile device at ashland.com/pr/preservativesapp. Here you can get further details...

    • MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, reported improved results in all packaging businesses in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2013. In the Home, Health & Beauty segment, sales were $205 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared to $188 million in the first quarter of 2013. Here you can find further details...

    26-May-2014
    • Online premium beauty retailer, feelunique, appointed Jim Buckle as Chief Operating Officer, the company announced. Feelunique, which launched in 2005, now carries more than 20,000 products from 500 of the world’s leading beauty brands and is one of the fastest-growing beauty websites in the world.

    • According to Henkel, the Beauty Care business unit continued to generate profitable growth in the first quarter of 2014. At 3.0 percent, organic sales growth was once again above that of the relevant markets, leading to higher market shares, the company stated. Above all the Beauty Care business in Asia, Africa/Middle East region and Eastern Europe achieved sales growth. Here you can get further details...

    22-May-2014
    • The US-american supplier, Qosmedix, reported, that the company has introduced a new collection of lip gloss packaging that offers three different types of applicator tips to meet specific preferences These new items can also be used with any liquid makeup, gel, or serum formulation. For more information please visit For more information please visit....

    • Market research company, Kline Group, announced its “New 2014 Edition of the Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief“. According to Kline, the segment of nail care recorded nearly $1 billion in 2012 and posted a robust growth of over 25%. The recent study will look how the global market has performed in 2013 and how it will develop through 2014. Here you can find further details...

    21-May-2014
    • Young consumers from Africa and the Middle East want 'For Me' formulations to suit their unique hair types and skin tones, market research company Diagonal Reports stated in their recent study about the development of the emerging markets. Here you can get further details...

    • According to a recent report by Canadean, South Africa’s young population is driving an explosion in packaging demand from cosmetics and toiletries markets. There were almost 1 million more people under the age of 35 in South Africa in 2013 compared to 2003, with this group accounting for 67.1% of the total population in 2013. This rapid growth in the young South African population, combined with more frequent shopping in organised retail outlets, drives the burgeoning demand for packaging, especially from cosmetics and toiletries markets. Here you can get further details...

    19-May-2014
    • International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, reported robust performance for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Reported net sales for the first quarter totaled $770 million, an increase of 6% from $728 million in the first quarter of 2013. Here you can get further details...

    16-May-2014
    • Coty announced financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2014. According to the company, Coty’s net revunues return to growth in Q3. The company recorded net revenues of $1,008.7 million an increase of 2% like-for-like relative to the prior-year period. In the first nine months of the fiscal year 2014 net revenues of $3,510.1 million decreased 2% like-for-like relative to the prior-year period. Here you can get further details...

    15-May-2014
    • According to Research and Markets, the male toiletries market in Europe is driven by several factors, of which beauty and skin consciousness among consumers is one of the major drivers. In the recent past, the awareness created by companies and the increase in the health and wellness trend among consumers led to an increase in consciousness among men about their skin and appearance, the company concluded in ist recent report about the male toiletries market in Europe 2014-2108. Here you can find further details...

    • Tag Luxea, Techno Airless Glass System, has been chosen by Sothys Teint Satiné, a part of its new „L’essence du Maquillage“ range.

    • Gerresheimer: Dr. Axel Herberg, Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group Germany, was voted in the Management Board and Supervisory Board by a large majority at the Annual General Meeting as a new member of the Supervisory Board for shareholders. Here you can find further details...

    12-May-2014
    • Mary Kay, a leading beauty brand and direct seller, was honored at Pratt Institute’s 2014 Art of Packaging Award Gala for its outstanding commitment to package design. The gala benefited the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute, which provides scholarships to masters-level students looking to pursue careers in cosmetics and packaging design. Here you can find further details...

    • L'Oréal announced that it has finalised the acquisition of Decléor and Carita and completed the transfer of ownership. Here you can get further details...

    • Christopher Bailey has been appointed as Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the company from 1 May 2014, Burberry reported. Angela Ahrendts stepped down as Chief Executive Officer and resigned her directorship on 30 April 2014. Here you can get further details...

    09-May-2014
    • Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, announced a new agreement with The NPD Group, a global information company, to jointly produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. Here you can get further details...

    • According to the market research company, Transparency Market Research, the global market for glass packaging was valued at $47.43 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $59.94 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2013 to 2019. Here you can find further details...

    • Beiersdorf appoints new Head of Research & Development (R&D). Starting on October 1st, 2014, the Head of Beiersdorf Skin Research for many years, Professor Klaus-Peter Wittern will enter retirement. His successor will be Dr. May Shana’a. Dr. May Shana’a has many years of experience in research and development, which she acquired in management positions in internationally active companies. Here you can get further details...

    08-May-2014
    • Target Corporation, a leading discount retailer, reported a change in their management board. Effective immediately, Gregg Steinhafel will Stepp down from his positions as Chairman of the Target board of directors, president and CEO. John Mulligan, Target’s chief financial officer, has been appointed as interim president and chief executive officer. Roxanne S. Austin, a current member of Target’s board of directors, has been appointed as interim non-executive chair of the board. Both will serve in their roles until permanent replacements are named. Gregg Steinhafel will serve in an advisory capacity during this transition. Here you can get further details...

    • At CosmeticBusiness 2014 Kraft Druck presents its new free standing display. The German company developed and produced the display for the „Vichy - Idéalia Life Serum“ by L’Oréal. Interested parties can obtain further information from the company's booth No. F05 in Hall 4 of the MMC during CosmeticBusiness, which will be held in Munich on 5 and 6 June or under www.kraft-display.de.

    07-May-2014
    • According to market research company Kline, natural cosmetics consumers are becoming more selective, conscious of their product choice, and take a greater interest in understanding the quality and origin of ingredients. Marketing investments, new product developments, and the efforts of certifying agencies to shed better light on the transparency of ingredients used by marketers in their product manufacture have all contributed to the global increase in sales of natural cosmetics by 10.6% to nearly $30 billion in 2013. While the growing demand of consumers opens new doors of opportunity for more marketers to become a part of the trend, the increased competition makes it more difficult to join the market with no risks. Here you can get further details...

    • On June 12, Software and consulting company Felten Group will hold a Best Practice Day on the topic of home and personal care. The all-day event will focus on applications and perspectives of production-related IT at the Beiersdorf Manufacturing works. Apply here: Felten Group

    • Alliance Boots announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada ("FASA"). The acquisition comprises two main businesses, which together operate over 1,400 stores, with combined revenues of around £835 million. Farmacias Benavides is the third largest retail pharmacy chain in Mexico with around 1,000 stores, and Farmacias Ahumada is one of the three largest retail pharmacy chains in Chile with around 400 stores. Here you can get further details...

    05-May-2014
    • For the three months ended March 31, 2014, net sales of Inter Parfums’s ongoing brands (excluding Burberry brand sales) increased 17% to $121.7 million, as compared to $104.1 million for the corresponding period of the prior year. „New product launches were the primary catalyst for the strong start in 2014,“ Jean Madar, Chairman & CEO of Inter Parfums noted. The fragrance company plans to issue detailed results for the 2014 first quarter on or about May 7, 2014. Here you can get further details...

    • The analysts from Reasearch and Markets forecast the Facial Care market in the US will grow at a CAGR of 4.26 percent over the period 2013-2018. The market for such products was estimated to be around US$9.25 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach US$13.6 billion by 2016. Here you can find further details...

    • According to the Aptar Group, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, sales increased 9% to $676 million from $618 million a year ago. „It was also encouraging to see the rise in sales at our Beauty + Home segment driven by increased demand from the beauty and personal care markets ...,“ Stephen Hagge, President and CEO, of the leading global supplier stressed. Here you can get further details...

    02-May-2014
    • Spectra Packaging created new bottles for luxury brand Miller Harris London. The company created new 250ml packs for Miller Harris's body lotion and shower wash ranges, which are part of the company's premium bath and body ranges. The company will provide further informations at the upcoming CosmeticBusiness, booth C28, Hall 3. Here you can find further details...

    • Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported first quarter 2014 results of $5.3 billion. The Personal Care Segment achieved first quarter sales of $2.4 billion and decreased 1 percent, versus the prior year period. Here you can find further details...

    30-Apr-2014
    • Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal care consumer products, announced the reorganization of its corporate departments and functions into three global shared service groups, Global Finance, Global Operations, and Global Legal, Human Resources and Investor Relations, each headed by a member of the executive leadership team. These changes become effective May 1, 2014. Here you can get further details...

    • Avon Products announced its decision to cease operations in Bolivia by the end of July 2014, after several years of underperformance, in order to focus resources on key markets with greater growth potential. Here you can get further details...

    • Estée Lauder Companies launched the Jo Malone London brand in Mainland China, at the Mitsukoshi store in Beijing. The brand expects to open two further doors in Shanghai and Beijing in 2014. Here you can find further details...

    28-Apr-2014
    • Promens, a leading global plastics manufacturer operating 41 manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, reported stable sales of €594.5m for the full year 2013 versus the prior year with sales of €596.6m. Here you can find further details...

    • The German company, Harke Chemicals, and the Spanish EGgroup will start a close cooperation in May 2014. According to Harke Chemicals, the focus of the cooperation is on the distribution in Germany of new ingredients that are obtained from the Spanish Olive. Here you can get further details...

    • Amtmann, manufacturer of state-of-the-art high-grade point-of-sale displays for the cosmetics industry all over Europe, will present the latest point-of-sale products and processes, such as displays, backlit textile posters or digital signage, at this year's CosmeticBusiness. Here you can get further details...

    24-Apr-2014
    • Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is incorporating renewable raw materials into Quinacridone pigments produced at its Frankfurt-Hoechst facility in Germany, the company reported. Importantly, it will enable customers serving a wide range of industries to improve the sustainable profile of their products. The achievement makes Clariant the first pigment producer to offer high performance pigments that are based on bio-succinic acid solutions, the company stated. Here you can find further details...

    23-Apr-2014
    • According to the German business newspaper Handelsblatt, the South Korean LG Group intends to acquire two or three global cosmetic companies, in particular Elizabeth Arden. Here you can find further details...

    22-Apr-2014
    • Market research company ReportLinker recently published an update of their Survey „Flavors and Fragrances in China“ including a long-term forecast through 2018 and 2023. Here you can find further details...

    • Shiseido has concluded a joint venture agreement with PT Sinar Mas Tunggal, a group company of The Indonesian conglomerate, Sinar Mas Group. Shiseido and the Sinar Mas Group will hold equity shares of 65% and 35%, respectively of the newly established PT Shiseido Cosmetics Indonesia. Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population of 244 million (2012). According to Shiseido, the Indonesian cosmetic market specifically has been growing at a robust annual rate of over 10%, which is projected to be sustained. Here you can get further details...

    17-Apr-2014
    • BASF has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients according to the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI). The certification applies to eleven BASF sites across all regions producing ingredients for the personal care industry. EFfCI is a European trade association and was set up in 2000 to represent the collective interests of more than 100 cosmetic ingredient companies in Europe. Here you can get further details...

    • Fragrances usage in France is growing slowly, even with volatile exchange rates. Packaging plays a significant role in attracting customers and adding to the luxury aspect of Fragrance brands, and Glass Bottles are the most preferred packaging for all categories of Fragrances in France, Research and Markets reported in their recent study about the French Fragrance Market. Here you can find more details...

    • Procter and Gamble (P&G) announced that its non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) provided its 7 billionth liter of clean drinking water to a family in Brazil, as part of P&G’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to save one life every hour by the year 2020. Here you can get further details...

    15-Apr-2014
    • With the planned transaction of the Diana Group, Symrise will significantly expand its position in the Flavor & Nutrition market, the company reported. As the partner of choice for its clients in the Food, Pet Food, Nutraceuticals, Aquaculture and Cosmetics industries, Diana has become one of the leading suppliers of organoleptic solutions based on natural ingredients. Here you can get further details...

    • According to the World Trade Organisation, World trade growth slowed to just 2.1% in real volume terms in 2013, fractionally down on the year before. If GDP forecasts hold true, the World Trade Organisation expect a broad-based but modest upturn in the volume of world trade in 2014, and further consolidation of this growth in 2015. For 2014 world trade should rise by 4.7%. Here you can find further details...

    • As announced in April 2013, Oriflame is reviewing its legal structure. The Board proposed that shareholders, at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 19 May 2014, take decisions to enable taking the next step in the previously communicated alignment of the legal structure to Group operations. In addition, the Nomination Committee announced its proposal for Board members. Here you can find further details...

    14-Apr-2014
    • Consumer products company Helen of Troy appointed Julien R. Mininberg, Chief Executive Officer, to serve on its Board of Directors until the next annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Mininberg fellows Gerald J. Rubin, the Company’s former chief executive officer and a former director of the Company. The Board announced to nominate Mr. Mininberg as a director of the Company at the next annual general meeting of shareholders. Here you can find further details...

    • Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, is strengthening its presence in South East Asia by opening a Philippine representative office in Manila. Among others, the office will distribute products of the chemical business divisions Wacker Silicones, Wacker Polymers und Wacker Biosolutions for the field of personal care. Here you can find further details...

    11-Apr-2014
    • Cosmetic company L’Oréal appoints Martha Crawford as Senior Vice-President in charge of Advanced Research and the Scientific Directorate, and member of the Research & Innovation Management Committee, effective October 1, 2014. Here you can find further details...

    • Walgreens announced the fiscal 2014 second quarter and first half results. According to the report, second quarter sales increased 5.1 % from the prior-year quarter to a record $19.6 billion, while first half sales increased 5.5 % to $37.9 billion. Here you can get further details...

    10-Apr-2014
    • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded a 5% increase in first quarter 2014 revenue in Perfumes & Cosmetics. Christian Dior continued to benefit from the excellent dynamics of its iconic perfumes J’adore and Miss Dior. Make-up also contributed to the good performance of the Maison. Guerlain successfully rolled out its high-end skincare range, Abeille Royale, in Asia. La Petite Robe Noire fragrance goes from success to success. Benefit continued its rapid progress around the world, supported by its innovative product lines, and Fresh expanded rapidly. Here you can find fourther details...

    07-Apr-2014
    • Coty announced the appointment of Mario Reis as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, effective May 1, 2014. Mr. Reis will join the Executive Committee and report to Michele Scannavini, CEO. Mr. Reis will replace Darryl McCall who will work on the transition and other projects to ensure continuity in supply chain performance before his retirement on December 31, 2014. Here you can get further details...

    • L’Oréal, Shiseido, Henkel, Kao and Natura have made it to this year's World's Most Ethical Companies list published by the Ethisphere Institue, an US-based think-tank advocating best practices regarding business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In 2014, 144 companies in 43 industries have been honored with the award. Here you can get further details...

    • According to market research company Market and Research, the German Suncare market will see a steady Year-toYear growth of 1.1 % in the next three years. More details can be found in the recenty published study "The Future of the Suncare Market in Germany to 2017: Market Size Distribution and Brand Share Key Events and Competitive Landscape". Here you can get further details...

    03-Apr-2014
    • According to a recent study „The Future of the Skincare Market in Canada to 2017“ by the market research company Research and Markets the Canadian Skincare market will grow year-on-year by 3.62 %. Here you can get further details...

    • Inter Parfums announced results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2013. Excluding Burberry brand sales, net sales for 2013 increased nearly 23 % to $433.0 million from 2012’s $352,7 million, the company reported. In the fourth quarter of 2013 net sales of ongoing brands (excluding Burberry) increased 19 % to $105.5 million from $88.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Here you can get further details...

    31-Mar-2014
    • Research and Markets announced the publication of their recent study „The Future of the Haircare Market in Germany to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and brand Share, Key Events ans Competetive Landscape“. Here you can find further details...

    • According to a study by the market research company Professional Consultant & Resources, total revenues for all salon industry services (hair, skin, nails) plus salon retail grew at a sluggish 2.7 %. There are nearly 301,000 salons and barbershops using and selling haircare products in the United States. The company sees a a growing demand for fashion hair coloring services and the men's care sector. Here you can get more details...

    • Silgan Holdings, a leading supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, announced that Joseph M. Jordan has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the company, replacing Jeffrey C. Crowe who had previously resigned from the company’s Board of Directors. Here you can get further details...

    27-Mar-2014
    • International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced that Matthias Haeni has been appointed Group President, Flavors effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Haeni succeeds Hernan Vaisman, who announced his intention to retire as of April 1, 2014.Here you can get more details...

    26-Mar-2014
    • Merck signs exclusive contract with Laboratory Skin Care of the United States for anti-aging cosmetic active ingredient Hydroxysomes® Calcium. Here you can get further details...

    • Edelmann, international manufacturer of high-quality paper and cardboard packaging solutions, has closed fiscal 2013 with stable sales of EUR 233 million and thus at the previous year's level, the company announced. Group businesses abroad accounted for 55.4 % of total revenues, a slight increase of 52 % compared to last year (2012:52 %). Here you can find further details...

    24-Mar-2014
    • Lubomira Rochet has joined L’Oréal as Chief Digital Officer and member of the Group’s Executive Committee reporting to Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, the company reported. Here you can find further details...

    19-Mar-2014
    • LR Health & Beauty, a german cosmetics and dietary supplement company, announced a successful financial year 2013. The company recorded a growth in turnover of 3 % to a worldwide total of EUR 235 million. Here you can get further details...

    17-Mar-2014
    • Quadpack, manufacturer of cosmetics packaging, has announced its acquisition of Krampak, a screen-printing company based in Torelló right in the middle of Catalonia's Cosmetic Valley. Krampak provides decoration services for the beauty industry, including screen printing, pad printing, thermal and digital printing, as well as laser engraving. Here you can find further details...

    • L’Oréal announced its committment to improve its environmental impact. The company has decided to no longer use microbeads of polyethylene in its scrubs by 2017. Here you can get more details...

    14-Mar-2014
    • Market research firm Research and Markets announced the publication of their report "Concise Analysis of the US Luxury Consumer Market - Forecasts to 2018". Here you can get further details...

    • According to market researcher Mintel, consumer demand in China is strong for multifunctional beauty products, with nearly half (46 %) of make-up users claiming they are interested in products with multifunctionality. Almost four in ten (37 %) agree that they would like to try make-up products that incorporate skincare benefits. A third (34 %) of Chinese consumers claiming that purchasing a product with multiple functions is more economical than buying numerous products separately. Here you can get further details...

    13-Mar-2014
    • Leveraging 25 years of research and innovation on African hair, cosmetic company L’Oréal is pursuing its strategy of reaching new consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the company, experiences and studies enables the group to evaluate formulas for the specific needs of consumers in the region. Here you can find further details...

    11-Mar-2014
    • According to a recent study by MeadWestvaco, a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, fewer than 20 % of U.S. Consumers are very satisfied with packaging. Here you can get further details...

    • Herbalife, a leading global nutrition company, announced the public launch of its newest skin care line Herbalife Skin, a paraben-free, sulfate-free, line of botanically-based products. Here you can get more details...

    08-Mar-2014
    • Braun announced the signing of world renowned actress and beauty icon, Jessica Alba, as its new Beauty Brand Ambassador. The actress will be featured in a new integrated campaign for Braun which will run across TV, print and online channels as well as in-store – rolling out from March 2014. Here you can get more details...

    07-Mar-2014
    • According to Coty, the company's net revenues of $1,323.2 million decreased 4 % like-for-like in the second quarter of the fiscal year and net revenues of $2,501.4 million decreased 3 % in the first six month of the fiscal year, ended December 31, 2013, as reported to the prior-year-period. Here you can find further details...

    • Swedish beauty company Oriflame announced local currency sales decreased by 1 % in the 12 months ended 31 December 2013. While CIS and Europe underperformed, the company's key growth markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa continue to perform very well, representing around 30 % of total sales with growth of approximately 20 %, the company stated. Here you can get more details...

    04-Mar-2014
    • The merger of Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) and Chesapeake has now been formally completed. According to the companies, the newly formed company creates an extensive global network strategically positioned to service the healthcare, consumer, personal care, confectionery, premium drinks, and multi-media markets with over 50 manufacturing locations in the US, Europe, and Asia.Here you can get more details...

    • Kao Corporation announced its consolidated business results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, with net sales of ¥1.315 trillion, a 7.8% increase from 2012’s ¥1.012 trillion net sales. Operating income for 2013 was ¥124 million, and net income was ¥64.7 million, an increase 21.9% from 2012.. Here you can get more details...

    • Following the announcement released in October 2013, L’Oréal and Shiseido have finalised the contracts for the acquisition by L’Oréal of Decléor and Carita. Here you can get further details...

    28-Feb-2014
    • Avon Products, and Coty. have executed a letter of intent regarding a commercial arrangement where Avon Brazil would market and sell select Coty fragrances and its ancillaries through Avon’s 1.5 million independent Sales Representatives in Brazil. Although the details are still being finalized, the intent is for Avon to carry a collection of Coty’s celebrity and lifestyle fragrances in the Avon Brochure in Brazil. Here you can get further details...

    26-Feb-2014
    • Revlon announced that Chris Elshaw, currently Revlon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has decided to leave his position with the company, effective immediately, to pursue other interests. Revlon appointed Gianni Pieraccioni as its Executive Vice President and Global President Revlon Consumer Division and Sennen Pamich as its Executive Vice President and Global President Revlon Professional Division. Here you can get further details...

    24-Feb-2014
    • Shiseido released its consolidated settlement of accounts for the first three quarters ended December 31, 2013. Net sales for the period were ¥535 billion (a 10.4 % increase over the same period in 2012), operating income was ¥33 billion (a 264.3 % increase), ordinary income was ¥35 billion (up 250.7 %), and net income was ¥16 billion (an increase of 267.2%). Here you can get more details...

    • According to Bloomberg, L’Oréal plans to stop selling his Garnier-brand in China shortly after Revlon’s announcement to eliminate about 1,100 positions in China. Here you can get more details...

    • According to the French Federation of Selective Perfumery (FFPS), the turnover of cosmetics sold in France in the selective channel decreased by 1.5 % in 2013 compared to the previous year, thus recording its second consecutive annual decline. Here you can get more details...

    • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) recorded revenue of €29.1 billion in 2013, an increase of 4 % over the previous year. Organic revenue growth was 8 %. Here you can get more details...

    • Carrie Underwood is Almay’s new Global Brand Ambassador. Revlon has announced that Carrie Underwood, multi-platinum recording artist and performer, is joining Almay as a Global Brand Ambassador. Here you can get more details...

    20-Feb-2014
    • Aptar posts record results in Q4. Aptar Group has announced record sales of US$ 637 million for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2013, an increase of 12 % as compared to the same quarter of fiscal 2012. Over the entire fiscal year, sales increased by 8 % to US$ 2.5 bn. Here you can get more...

    • Packaging company Rexam plans to sell part of its business.Rexam, a leading global consumer packaging group, announced the proposed sale of the Pharmaceutical Devices and Prescription Retail Packaging divisions of its Healthcare business for $805m in cash. Here you can get more details...

    • Nivea and dm among the top ten of YouGov’s BrandIndex 2013 in Germany. According to market researcher YouGov, the German BrandIndex Ranking 2013 is led by Nivea. German drugstore chain dm ranks third among the most popular brands. Here you can get more details...

    19-Feb-2014
    • German consumers start 2014 in shopping mood. Consumers in Germany have started the new year of 2014 in high spirits. According to GfK, a German market research institute, economic and income expectations in Germany rose significantly, as did consumers’ propensity to buy. Here you can get more details...

    • Packaging specialist MeadWestvaco reported increased sales and earnings for the full year 2013, ended December 31. Sales from continuing operations attributable to the company in full-year 2013 were $5.40 billion, up 2 percent from 2012, the company stated. Here you can get more details...

    • IFF International Flavors & Fragrances celebrates 125th Anniversary Year. The company is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, such as fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and food products. The formal celebrations will be kicked off by an event in IFF’s creative center in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Here you can get more details...

    18-Feb-2014
    • Horst M. Rechelbacher, pioneer in the now-mainstream sustainable health and beauty industry, died at his home in Osceola, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was 72 years old. Horst M. Rechelbacher founded Aveda Corporation in 1978 with a vision for plant-based products, and sold the company to The Estee Lauder Companies in 1997. Here you can get more details...

    • According to the German business and financial newspaper Handelsblatt, german retailer Douglas Holding aquired French perfumery chain Nocibé. The antitrust authorities did not yet confirmed the transaction.Here you can get more details...

    17-Feb-2014
    • Combination of human and plant stem cell technology first used for anti-aging skincare. DermaTech Research Laboratories, a California-based company, launched a new skincare line called Stemology™. According to the company, for the first time this product incorporates both human adult stem cells and plant stem cells, along with a stem cell communicator that greatly enhances the benefit of stem cell "signaling" growth factors. Here you can get more details...

    • Alverde Naturkosmetik celebrates its 25th anniversary. 25 years ago, German drugstore chain dm-drogerie markt launched “Alverde Naturkosmetik”, its natural cosmetics store brand. In 1989, the line consisted of 14 personal care products. By now, the brand's product range has grown to 380. Here you can find more details...

    14-Feb-2014
    • Amway, parent company of the cosmetic company Artistry beauty brand, has reported record global sales of USD 11.8 billion for 2013. Here you can get more details...

    13-Feb-2014
    • Procter & Gamble expands its Old Spice portfolio with new haircare products. After successful implementation of the brand in the segment of male harecare products, the company now introduces shampoo and stlyling cremes onto the market. With the slogan "Pure hair that gets results“ the company aimes to reach a mainly young target group, as proclaimed by P&G. Here you can get more details...

    • Quadpack presents a new collection of airless-glass flacons. Quadpack, supplier of cosmetic packages in Europa, Australia and the USA, called the new AirGlass flacon collection Dahlia. Primarily, Dahlia deals with a synthesis of an airless-centerpiece from Yonwoo technology in connection with a surrounding flask in new, glassy design. Both, the flacon surface, colour and print application, can be diversified in many variation, the company stated. Here you can find more details...

    • Nivea is among Germany’s most successful brands. For the 11th time, Germany’s most successful brands have been honored with a best “brands” award. Nivea ranked first in the Best Product Brand category. The “best brand” award in this year’s special category, Decision-makers’ Best Premium Beauty Brand, went to Chanel. Here you can get more details...

    10-Feb-2014
    • International Flavors & Fragrances, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Aromor Flavors and Fragrances, a privately held manufacturer and marketer of complex specialty ingredients that are used in fragrances and flavours. Due to its R&D capabilities, Aromar is expected to provide IFF with cost-effectice, and quality materials. Here you can get more details...

    07-Feb-2014
    • Helen of Troy − designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal care consumer products announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Julien R. Mininberg (49) CEO, effective March 1, 2014. Mr. Mininberg, who currently serves as CEO and President of Helen of Troy’s Healthcare/Home Environment segment (Kaz and PUR®), will succeed Gerald J. Rubin, 70. Here you can get more details...

    05-Feb-2014
    • Social Network Facebook is aging. The digital Agency istrategyLabs announced that three million teens left the social network facebook in the past three years while the 50plus target group is still growing. Here you can find more details...

    • The Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, has passed a resolution to extend CEO Stefan F. Heidenreich’s contract for a further five years. The new contract is effective as of January 1, 2015 and ends on December 31, 2019. Here you can get more details...

    02-Feb-2014
    • Unilever recognized as Best Place to Work by Human Rights Campaign. For the sixth year running, Unilever has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Human Rights Campaign, achieving a perfect score of 100 % on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index. The CEI is used as a measure to rank U.S. companies on their treatment of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) employees, consumers and investors. Here you can find more details...

    30-Jan-2014
    • MWV announces program to accelerate profitability and cash flow. MeadWestvaco Corporation announced a new program to generate increased earnings and cash flow from its packaging businesses. The program is expected to deliver annual pre-tax cost savings of $100 to $125 million by the end of 2015, with at least $75 million expected to be realized in 2014. Here you can find more details...

    • LR Health & Beauty Systems, the international operating cosmetics manufacturer, is already launching Bruce Willis' third celebrity fragrance in about 30 Countries. With "Bruce Willis Personal Edition", LR and the Hollywood star want to build on the success of the last two fragrance ranges of the international superstar. Here you can get more details...

    • Robert K. Beckler and Robert A. Feeser became new executive vice presidents of MeadWestvaco. On January the 28th, 2014, MeadWestvaco (MWV) announced that its board of directors has elected the two long term leading staff members each to the position of executive vice presidents. Here you can get more details...

    27-Jan-2014
    • New face for CHANEL N°5 is one of the most famous devotees of the fragrance: Marilyn Monroe. In a 1952 interview, the blonde actress famously revealed that she wore CHANEL N°5 to bed…and nothing else. CHANEL recently discovered an unreleased recording of Monroe in which she confirms the truth of her now famous quote. The fashion house uses these recordings along with iconic images of Monroe with her favourite perfume for their print and TV ads.
      Here you can get more details...

    • The Weener Group acquired Weener Empire Plastics (Mumbai). After being a minority shareholder for 8 years, the Weener group, a German based globally active corporation, has acquired the remaining shares of the Mumbai headquartered Weener Empire Plastics for an undisclosed amount. The deal includes 7 factories across India.
      Here you can get more details...

    • Avon Products announced the appointment of Nilesh Patel. Effective February 3, 2014. Mr. Patel will start as Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific Region, and join the company's Executive Committee.
      Here you can get more details...

    • Intrexon and Johnson & Johnson work together to develop new products. Intrexon, a leader in synthetic biology, announced that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and its affiliate Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, to advance new skin and hair care products. Here you can get more details...

    • Men’s and women’s fragrances will see a fourth consecutive year of growth in the United States. According to market researcher Kline, fragrances for men will likely grow by a slightly higher rate of 3 %, ending the year with approximately $1.1 billion in manufacturers’ sales while the U.S. women’s fragrance market is forecast to grow at an estimated 2 % to reach nearly $2.8 billion at the manufacturers’ level. Here you can get more details...

    • Mainland China’s luxury goods market has slowed from 7 % growth in 2012 to around 2 % in 2013. According to the 2013 China Luxury Goods Market Study by market researcher Bain & Company, the market researcher expects a similarly slow growth in 2014. Here you can get more details...

    26-Jan-2014
    • The L'Oréal Foundation supports women in Myanmar. The L'Oréal Foundation presented its “Beauty for a Better Life” educational program at The Women’s Forum held in Myanmar (Burma) in December with the presence of Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Here you can get more details...

    • drom fragrances has appointed Beatrix Chartier Fine Fragrance Evaluation Director International. She joined drom fragrances last September and has since been leading drom's international Fine Fragrance Projects. Here you can get more details...

    • Shiseido has been selected for United Nations Global Compact 100 (“GC 100”). The stock index was newly launched by the United Nations Global Compact in partnership with European research firm Sustainalytics. Here you can get more details...

    • Speick Naturkosmetik received the prize “Germany's most sustainable brand” 2103. Speick Naturkosmetik is the first cosmetics brand who recept “Germany's most sustainable brand” 2103, the company stated. Here you can get more details...

    • Men desire a quick and easy regimen to maintain a healthy look and great hygiene. Ashland’s consumer research within the men’s grooming market suggests that few want to add the extra time it often takes to look and feel terrific. Responding to consumer in-put, the company unveiled Groom 'n Go, a kit for men that want the luxury of a comprehensive morning personal care regimen in 30 minutes or less. Here you can get more details...

    25-Jan-2014
    • African consumers share a strongly held conviction that they have not been well served by the mainstream hair care industry. According to market researcher Diagonal Report, they feel they have been ignored - and thus underserved - by an industry developed to meet Caucasian hair care needs. This matters because their numbers are worldwide growing. Here you can get more details...

    • Leading global beauty company Coty announced the appointment of Patrice de Talhouët as CFO effective early 2014. He will replace Sergio Pedreiro who will stay on at Coty through March 2014 to provide a seamless transition. Here you can get more details...

    • Alliance Boots announced management appointments within it’s Health & Beauty Division. Ken Murphy was appointed as Managing Director, Health & Beauty International and Brands, and Simon Roberts was appointed as Managing Director, Health & Beauty UK and Republic of Ireland. Here you can get more details...

    22-Jan-2014
    • Coty, Chalhoub Group and Jashanmal establish Joint Venture Coty Distribution Emirates. Leading global beauty company Coty together with UAE-based luxury goods distributors, Chalhoub Group and Jashanmal, announced the formation of Coty Distribution Emirates LLC, a new joint venture established to strengthen Coty’s business in the United Arab Emirates. Here you can get more details...

    • Under new Leadership: Shiseido appoints Masahiko Uotani its 16th President.Shiseido announced a change of its President & CEO. Shinzo Maeda, Representative Director, Chairman, President & CEO, will retire from President & CEO, and Mr. Masahiko Uotani, Chief Executive Partner (Representative Director) of BrandVision and Outside Chief Marketing Advisor of the company, will assume the office of President & CEO as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Here you can get more details...

    15-Jan-2014
    • Avon Products announced that its Board of Directors has elected Sara Mathew to the Board, effective January 1, 2014. Ms. Mathew's election increases Avon's Board to 11 Directors. Ms. Mathew, age 58, retired 2013 from her position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where she led a transformation of that company from a data provider to an innovative digital enterprise. Here you can get more details ...

    14-Jan-2014
    • International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced that it plans to invest over $50 million in its flavors operations in Jakarta, Indonesia. IFF has more than 5,800 employees working in 32 countries worldwide. Here you can get more details...

    • Gisele Bündchen sizzles as Pantene’s newest ambassador: Beginning in January 2014, Pantene, the world’s #1 hair care brand*, and one of the world’s most recognized supermodels, Gisele Bündchen, are coming together. Bündchen will appear in all elements of the brand’s holistic marketing campaign, including TV and print advertising, in-store displays, iMedia and public relations outreach. The international supermodel has been representing Pantene in Brazil since 2007. Here you can get more details ...

    13-Jan-2014
    • According to the report “Cosmetic Packaging Market“ by MarketsandMarkets, a global market research and consulting company based in the U.S., the cosmetic packaging market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.4 % from 2013 to 2018. The cosmetic packaging machinery will reach $2,510 million by 2018. Asia-Pacific led the cosmetic packaging machinery market followed by Europe and North America. Here you can get more details...

    11-Jan-2014
    • Calvin McDonald has been appointed President & CEO of Sephora Americas affective January 1, 2014. Prior to accepting the position at Sephora, McDonald was president and CEO of Sears Canada for just over two years. Here you can get more details...

    08-Jan-2014
    • According to market researcher Diagonal Reports, online communities shape a new beauty agenda and influence product demand. The number of online groups and communities of interest dedicated to discussing beauty care and products has exploded. New digital stakeholders must be taken into account at all levels of the beauty industry, the company stated. Here you can get more details...

    09-Dec-2013
    • Mary Kay took home the honor for ‘Best Website’ at the 1st Beauty 2.0 Awards held in Paris. The award recognized the most ground-breaking innovation in digital marketing by beauty brands.

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