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    16-Jul-2019
    • Due to its stronger focus on higher-margin cosmetic products the US-American company Colgate-Palmolive has announced to acquire France’s Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques for EUR 1.5 billion thereby expanding its portfolio in premium skin care. Further information…

    15-Jul-2019
    • The German manufacturer Geka has launched a new sustainable packaging solution for mascaras. All components of the vertTENTATION-model consist of either recycled material or to a certain degree out of renewable material. The recycled plastics used are produced out of plastic bottles or other post-consumer scraps. Further information…

    12-Jul-2019
    • In Japan, Shiseido launched a new skin care brand, that connects technology and cosmetics via the Internet of Things, on July 1. The label Optune will only be sold to customers who opt into a monthly subscription. Afterwards, they receive skin care products that are tailored to their individual needs by means of data analysis. Further information…

    11-Jul-2019
    • The Canadian company network KDC/ONE has acquired the ALKOS Group. With the transaction, the investor enters the European market with the French company’s three cosmetic brands and thereby plans to strengthen its global presence, according to its own information. Further information…

    10-Jul-2019
    • In a press release, L’Oréal confirmed that the group has entered in exclusive negotiations with cosmetics company Clarins, from Paris. The two players are discussing the planned acquisition of the Mugler and Azzaro perfume brands by L’Oréal. Further information…

    09-Jul-2019
    • As recently stated by the company, the Wilde Group has acquired all shares in Monteil Cosmetics. The transaction was finished on June 30. With this deal, the cosmetics brand located in Düsseldorf was passed from the BRAIN AG, who acquired it in 2011, to its original founder. Further information…

    05-Jul-2019
    • The German VKE Cosmetic Association has appointed several new members to its board. The current managing director for PUIG D-A-CH, Markus Grefer, was elected as the new president. Additionally, the association appointed a new treasurer and two new vice-presidents, according to its own information. Further information…

    04-Jul-2019
    • The German drugstore chain Rossmann has introduced its new label “Without Microplastics”. In the future, the new tag will adorn all products of the Rossmann private brands that don’t carry any microplastics. Next to solid synthetic material, this also includes different kinds of liquid or dissolvable polymers. Further information…

    • According to its own information, the Italian manufacturer Premi will be producing the new packaging for Babor-Pro. It is the new product line by the German cosmetics company Babor from Aachen. Further information…

    01-Jul-2019
    • The French cosmetics company L’Occitane en Provence has published its annual results for the fiscal year 2019. The financial year ended on March 31. According to their own information, the company generated a total of EUR 1.4 billion in sales at a growth rate of 8.2 per cent. Further information…

    28-Jun-2019
    • Manufacturer of flavours and fragrances Givaudan has opened a new innovation centre in its home country, Switzerland. The company invested a total amount of CHF 120 million into the 12,000 square metres of new workspace, according to its own information. Further information…

    26-Jun-2019
    • In the financial year 2018 PUIG’s net revenue reached EUR 1,933, according to the company. On a like-for-like and constant currency basis this amounted to an increase of five per cent. The net income of the fragrance and fashion house reached EUR 242 million. Further information…

    24-Jun-2019
    • The Spanish cosmetic ingredients manufacturer Provital has developed artificial connective tissue with the help of fibroblasts collected from stretch marks: According to the company, this is a first within the cosmetics industry. The tissue will now be used for in vitro tests aiming to develop new active ingredients. Further Information... (PDF, 77.8 kB)

    21-Jun-2019
    • The organic cosmetics and anthroposophic remedies company Weleda has presented its business and sustainability report for 2018. Apart from business figures, the document also provides insight into the company‘s planned sustainability strategy until 2022. Further information…

    • The British Reckitt Benckiser Group has appointed Laxman Narasimhan as new CEO, effective September 1, 2019. According to the company, he thereby succeeds Rakesh Kapoor in this position and will at once be appointed to the Board as an Executive Director. Further information…

    20-Jun-2019
    • According to its own information, L’Oréal will provide online-retailer Amazon with its AI-technology to enable virtual make-up try-ons. The software was developed by the make-up giants subsidiary ModiFace. It will let customers on Amazon virtually try on different shades of lipstick via smartphone camera. Further information…

    • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the country will ban a range of harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021, according to The Guardian. During the announcement the politician mentioned Canada will adopt a model similar to the one in the European Union. Further information…

    19-Jun-2019
    • At the beginning of May, non-profit organisation NATURE, committed to promoting natural and organic cosmetics, held its annual membership assembly. During the meeting the participants primarily discussed emerging trends within the business sector and received an overview of the organisation‘s current and planned activities. Further information…

    18-Jun-2019
    • According to company information, the Recycling Forum, founded by dm, has now been honoured as “Project Sustainability 2019” by the RNE and the RENN network. The initiative is an association of 30 companies, including German drugstore chain Rossmann, that are working on establishing a more sustainable circular economy. Further information…

    13-Jun-2019
    • According to its own information, the German online-retailer Zalando wants to focus more on sustainability, especially when it comes to packaging. Currently, the company is switching its protective bags for cosmetics from plastic to paper. For next year, Zalando is planning a pilot project with re-usable packaging boxes. Further information…

    11-Jun-2019
    • Consumer goods company Henkel has launched two packaging solutions completely made from recycled material with the new limited-edition products of its brands Schauma and Fa. The bottles are made from one hundred per cent re-used plastic. The Fa-version even contains 50 per cent recycled plastic that was collected from the oceans. Further information…

    07-Jun-2019
    • The German detergent company Werner & Mertz from Mainz has inaugurated its new production facility in its hometown. The construction marks the biggest single investment in the firm’s history. According to the company, sustainability was one of the key criteria during the construction of the new facility. Further information…

    31-May-2019
    • According to its own information, Unilever has developed a method for recycling its black polyethylen bottles. Until now, dark plastics often couldn’t be sorted for recycling because it was impossible to mechanically detect them. A new detectable pigment is now bound to overcome this obstacle within the recycling process. Further information…

    28-May-2019
    • The German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW) has published its annual report 2018/2019. In the past business year, the organization held activities in 14 different countries and organised 33 events. As of now, the association counts 430 members. Further information…

    27-May-2019
    • Jointly, L’Oréal and Chinese online retailer Alibaba have announced the launch of a new mobile application. The programme under the brand La Roche-Posay promises to digitally analyse acne and help customers on the Chinese market with the selection of their skin care products. Further information…

    24-May-2019
    • According to its own information, Douglas was able to lift its sales by 4.8 per cent in the first half of the business year 2018/2019. Within this time period, the company generated EUR 1.95 billion in sales. Biggest growth factor contributing to this outcome was the e-commerce sector that managed to increase its turnover by 36.8 per cent. Further information…

    23-May-2019
    • The Swiss cosmetics company Oriflame mourns the loss of co-founder Jonas af Jochnick. He passed away unexpectedly on May 17 at the age of 81, as stated in a press release by the company. Together with his brother, Robert af Jochnick, the born Swede had founded Oriflame more than 50 years ago.

    22-May-2019
    • The hair care brand Alpecin of the Dr. Wolff Group launched a new product category with its new liquids. These feature leave-in formulations that actively support scalp health and hair growth. According to their own information, the brand actively tries to focus its communication on the topic of scalp care with the introduction of the new products. Further information…

    21-May-2019
    • According to Handelsblatt, Galeria Kaufhof Karstadt will be cooperating with Zalando and Amazon in the future. Regarding Zalando, the partnership aims to combine some of the partner’s storage capabilities. Amazon customers will be able to fetch their parcels from designated lockers and the service center in the department stores. Further information…

    20-May-2019
    • The Swiss special chemicals company Clariant plans to open a new innovation centre for consumer care in New York. The location is to specialise in the segments personal and home care as well as health care. According to its own information, Clariant intends to open the new facility in July this year. Further information…

    17-May-2019
    • The American packaging manufacturer WestRock has acquired the USB Printing Group. According to its own information, the company thereby plans to expand its packaging capabilities in the beauty and personal care sector as well as the nutraceuticals market. Further information…

    16-May-2019
    • According to its own information, Symrise has signed a contract to acquire the Italien Biotech-Company Cutech. The company has specialised in pre-clinical screening of cosmetic ingredients. With the acquisition, Symrise plans to accelerate the development and introduction of new active ingredients. Further information…

    15-May-2019
    • Gucci has started the relaunch of its cosmetics segment. According to Gartner L2, the brand re-entered the market with a new lipstick line. In this context, the market research company analysed challenges the luxury label will now face in this new competitive environment. Further information…

    13-May-2019
    • The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) launched a new monitoring platform, MORE, at the end of April. It is a digital database with the purpose of monitoring the use of recycled plastics in Europe. According to the IK (Industrie- und Kunststoffverpackungen e.V.), it helps implement the European plastics strategy. Further information…

    10-May-2019
    • According to its own information, Givaudan will acquire the cosmetics business of AMSilk. The German supplier has specialised in the production of sustainable biopolymers that offer numerous functional properties for the cosmetics industry. With the acquisition, Givaudan plans to expand its portfolio of sustainable active ingredients. Further information…

    09-May-2019
    • South Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific has launched its Laneige brand in Europe. As of late, the skin care products are available via around 800 Sephora stores across 18 different European countries. After its launch in Oceania and North America in 2018, Laneige has now entered 33 markets worldwide, according to the company. Further information…

    08-May-2019
    • According to their own information, Coty and Marc Jacobs have renewed their license partnership. The North American cosmetics company will continue to be responsible for marketing the perfume line of Marc Jacobs Fragrances. Further information…

    07-May-2019
    • Cosmetic giant L’Oréal and chemicals company Carbios have founded a recycling consortium. Its members include Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, who all agreed to utilize Carbios’ newly developed enzymatic recycling technology, according to the chemicals company. Further information…

    06-May-2019
    • The company recently confirmed that Avon’s North America business is to be acquired by the LG subsidiary LG Household & Health Care. For a total of USD 125 million in cash an affiliate of Cerberus, who owns the majority of shares in the business, and Avon Products agreed to the sale. Further information…

    02-May-2019
    • Jean d’Arcel mourns the loss of executive director Klaus Jäger who passed away unexpectedly on April 20 at the age of 70. This was stated in a press release by the company. As a member of the advisory council for many years Klaus Jäger supported the development of the CosmeticBusiness successfully. We are very grateful for his support and work. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, in the name of the entire trade-fair team. Further information…

    30-Apr-2019
    • As recently stated by the company, Henkel will launch its first product packaging out of 100 per cent PCR in June 2019, in Germany, with the new products of its brands Fa and Nature Box. Fifty per cent of the material consists of the so called “Social Plastic” that benefits the fight against poverty in countries like Haiti. Further information…

    29-Apr-2019 26-Apr-2019
    • The British online retailer The Hut Group has acquired the hair care brand Christophe Robin, according to its own information. The French label exclusively manufactures products with at least 80 per cent natural ingredients. The portfolio includes more than 70 items in ten different product categories. Further information…

    25-Apr-2019
    • According to its own information, Heinz-Glas has won the Red Dot Award in the design category. The company was honoured for its TimesSquare model – a perfume flacon with integrated display. The award is a sought-after seal of quality for product design. Further information…

    24-Apr-2019
    • The Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido has started cooperating with the Chinese health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson. According to its own information, the two companies collaborated on the development of a derma skincare line for Shiseido’s brand d program. Further information…

    17-Apr-2019
    • According to its own information, L’Oréal plans to further develop its manufacturing plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois, France. After an investment of EUR 15 million the company plans to reassign the location to the production of premium perfumes to meet the markets growing demand. Further information…

    16-Apr-2019
    • In order to celebrate the environmental protection campaign Earth Month, men’s brand Bulldog switches to sustainable packaging for some of its products. According to its own information, the British company will use plastic derived from the sugar cane plant for a range of products in the future. Further information…

    15-Apr-2019
    • According to their own information, the German perfume and fragrance retailer, the Nobilis Group, has appointed Udo Heuser as its new general manager. He thereby succeeds the founder of the company Thomas C. Schnitzler in this position. The group markets fragrance brands like Versace and Karl Lagerfeld in Germany. Further information…

    12-Apr-2019
    • The industry association IKW has presented the results of a survey regarding the phenomenon Instagram and adolescences. Within the study, mainly the self-discovery of teenagers in relation to perfectly orchestrated posts and the use of cosmetic products became the focus. Two other surveys concentrated on the topics selfies and self-esteem. Further information…

    11-Apr-2019
    • The Chinese online retailer Alibaba has launched a new shopping channel for tourists from China. The service Fliggy Buy allows the travelers to order goods from merchants at their destination via an app, according to the company. The purchases can then be picked up conveniently at Alibaba’s global partners or within Mainland China. Further information…

    09-Apr-2019
    • Shiseido has signed a joint business-plan with the Chinese online-retailer Alibaba. According to their own information, the company plans an even further cooperation between the partners in the future, including the co-development of new products. Further information…

    08-Apr-2019
    • In the Hamburg district of Eimsbüttel, Beiersdorf laid the cornerstone for the future “Beiersdorf Campus”. At the location a total of EUR 250 million will be invested to construct the company’s new headquarters, among other facilities. A total amount of 3,000 state-of-the-art work stations are to be constructed, according to Beiersdorf. Further information…

    05-Apr-2019
    • In a press release, Avon confirmed that there have been preliminary discussions regarding a potential transaction with Brazilian holding Natura & Co. The company owns the cosmetics brands Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop. Additional information has not been disclosed by Avon at this time. Further information…

    • The manufacturer of organic cosmetics and anthroposophical pharmaceuticals, Weleda, plans to extend its Board of Directors by two additional members. During this year’s general assembly Monique Bourquin and Ueli Hurter will stand for election regarding the new positions, according to the Swiss stock company. Further information…

    04-Apr-2019
    • According to its own information, Givaudan entered into a partnership with South Korean active ingredient manufacturer Bio FD&C. The Swiss Company thereby intends to enhance its expertise in the plant-based active ingredients sector. Specifically the capabilities in plant cell culture and phytopeptides are to be strengthened. Further information…

    • The North American manufacturer of packaging parts, ACME Cosmetics, has announced a joint venture with the German Dr. Franke GmbH. The cooperation programme aims to manufacture and market metal components for the packaging of cosmetic products on the European market. Further information… (PDF, 463.4 kB)

    03-Apr-2019
    • According to its own information, German cosmetics company Babor invested EUR 20 Million in its new headquarter. The building in Aachen, Germany serves as office space and logistic centre at the same time. The major focus during the construction was on sustainability. Further information… (PDF, 280.0 kB)

    01-Apr-2019
    • According to their own information, drugstore chain dm launched a new online portal catering to business customers. The new platform provides the target group with dm products at net price and is designed to specifically meet its needs in terms of communication, service and product range. Further information…

    29-Mar-2019
    • The German organic cosmetics company Lavera moved its head office to Hannover. The opening ceremony took place in the middle of March with Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation Dr. Bernd Althusmann attending, among others. Further information…

    • According to the rlc packaging group, the Turkish packaging company PrintPark joined the Global Packaging Alliance. The organisation is an international association of now nine middle-class companies with members on every continent, including the rlc packaging group. Further information…

    28-Mar-2019
    • For the protection of the skin from infrared rays, Croda developed a new ingredient for cosmetic products. In recent years the negative impact of longwave rays on skin-aging has attracted increased attention. This effect is now to be combated by the new ingredient Infraveil IT-100, according to the chemicals company. Further information…

    • The current owner of the STI Group, Dr. Kristina Stabernack, is in search of a buyer for the company. Since its establishment the German display and packaging solutions manufacturer has always been family-owned but is now to be sold, according to its own information. Further information…

    27-Mar-2019
    • The specialist for silicone products BRB Silicone appointed the Stockmeier Chemie GmbH from Bielefeld with the distribution of its product portfolio in Switzerland. This is the second cooperation between the two companies, with Stockmeier already marketing the Dutch company’s products in Germany, according to BRB Silicone. Further information…

    26-Mar-2019
    • Brenntag started a cooperation with French fragrance manufacturer MANE once more. According to its own information, the German chemicals distributor started marketing the fragrance oils of the family business in Germany as early as January 2019. Further information…

    25-Mar-2019
    • Sigmund Lindner has introduced renewable, plastic-free glitter to its product range. The small particles are made from cellulose and hence 99.9 per cent biodegradable. Thereby the globally operating company from Upper Franconia offers an alternative to conventional plastic glitter that puts a strain on the environment in the long term. Further information…

    22-Mar-2019
    • The market research company Euromonitor has rated the 100 biggest consumer brands in its megabrands ranking. The labels were ranked based on their retail sales value in 2017, according to Euromonitor. In fifth place came L’Oréal Paris as the highest rated cosmetics brand in the standings. Further information…

    21-Mar-2019
    • The French cosmetics company Clarins appointed Katalin Berenyi as new general manager for the Clarins brand, effective February 1, 2019. The Hungarian manager previously occupied positions within L’Oréal’s marketing and L’Occitane’s creative department. Further information…

    • The Austrian drugstore chain BIPA has added an assortment of elderly care and nursing products to its online shop and to selected local stores. According to its own information, the company thereby intends to make these products, which are growing in demand, more accessible to its customers. Further information…

    19-Mar-2019
    • Procter & Gamble launches a new hair care brand, WATERL<SS, in the South African market. The new products, featuring dry shampoos, a dry conditioner and a hair refresher, exclusively use water-free formulations. According to its own information, the company thereby intends to fight water scarcity. Further information…

    15-Mar-2019
    • According to Zalando’s own information, the company is about to expand its beauty category. Within the next two months the cosmetics range will be launched in five new markets: Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Italy. In addition, the online retailer is adding eight new brands by the Estée Lauder Companies to its German beauty range. Further information…

    11-Mar-2019
    • According to its own information, Werner & Mertz is, for the first time, developing toilet rim hangers from recycled PET trays. These are commonly used in food packaging and are considered especially challenging to repurpose. The recycling innovation is getting developed in cooperation with The Green Dot, among others. Further information… (PDF, 218.0 kB)

    06-Mar-2019
    • According to their own information, DSM Venturing has made an investment in the life science company S-Biomedic NV. The subsidiary business of the Dutch Royal DSM group thereby facilitates research on the skin microbiome for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. Further information…

    05-Mar-2019
    • The JAB Holding of German entrepreneur family Reimann offered Coty’s shareholders the acquisition of additional shares, amounting to USD 1.75 billion in total. The transaction would increase the cooperation’s stake in the US beauty company from 40 to 60 per cent, according to Reuters. Further information…

    04-Mar-2019
    • The chemicals company Symrise announced a cooperation with Swedish bio-engineering specialist Probi. Together the two companies are working on the development of probiotic-based ingredients for cosmetics, according to Symrise. Specifically, the researchers are focusing on products for sensitive and dry skin. Further information…

    27-Feb-2019
    • The organic cosmetics company Weleda generated group sales of EUR 412 million in 2018. According to the business group, this amounts to a 2.7 % increase in comparison to the previous year. The biggest growth factor in this development was the internationalisation of Weleda. Further information…

    25-Feb-2019
    • Avon announced its full-year results for 2018. According to its own information, the cosmetics company’s fourth-quarter results showed positive revenue development in four of its top five markets. In the following years, Avon will continue to work on becoming a simpler and more agile organization. Further information…

    • In 2018 Henkel, according to its own information, achieved sales of EUR 19.9 billion. The organic growth amounted to 2.4 %. In the beauty care business the consumer goods company generated sales of EUR 3.95 billion with a nominal growth rate of 2.1 %. Further information…

    21-Feb-2019
    • Gerresheimer’s revenues increased by 4.3 % to reach EUR 1,406.7 million in the financial year 2018. In order to meet the market’s growing demand, the packaging manufacturer, among other things, invested in its cosmetic glass plant in Tettau, Germany, according to company information. Further information…

    • According to its own statement, Colgate-Palmolive appointed Noel Wallace as new CEO, effective in April, 2019. The former chief operating officer thereby succeeds Ian Cook and will, in addition, operate as a member of the company’s board of managers in the future. Further information…

    20-Feb-2019
    • According to its own information, the Bogart Group signed a distribution contract with the German Beauty Alliance. In the future, the perfumery association will market three of the French family business’s brands in its partner stores with Carven, Méthode Jeanne Piaubert and Stendhal. Further information…

    18-Feb-2019
    • The consumer goods company Procter & Gamble acquired the North-American feminine care brand This is L. The company markets a large range of period products in the naturals segment that are all made with organic cotton. Further information…

    15-Feb-2019
    • According to its own information, BASF opened an application technology laboratory for personal care in Nigeria. Thus, the chemical company intends to establish local competence in application and formulation technology. At the new facility solutions for the specific needs of African consumers are to be developed. Further information…

    11-Feb-2019
    • According to its own information, Unilever was able to increase its underlying sales by 3.1 % in 2018. Likewise, the beauty & personal care sector grew by 3.1 %. Main contributors to this result were the skin care and prestige beauty segments. Further information…

    07-Feb-2019
    • According to its own information, dm will implement a new concept specifically tailored to men at the beginning of March. In the future, care, styling and shaving products will all be found in an altered shelf area. The drugstore’s new brand SEINZ. and an accompanying online shopping and information platform are part of the concept. Further information…

    06-Feb-2019
    • The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has submitted a restriction proposal for microplastics to the European Union. The planned measure is intended to specifically target the intentional use of the microscopic particles, which can also be found in cosmetics, according to the ECHA. Further information…

    05-Feb-2019
    • According to its own information, Unilever acquired the detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning brand The Laundress. The company located in New York markets a total of 85 eco-friendly products to customers worldwide, which will now be added to Unilever’s portfolio. Further information…

    04-Feb-2019
    • According to its own information, Johnson & Johnson finished the year 2018 with an increase in sales of 6.7 %, in comparison to the previous year, to reach USD 81.6 billion. Consumer sales grew by 1.8 % and climbed to USD 13.9 billion. Further information…

    01-Feb-2019
    • The previous owner, the Werhahn KG, sold the nail cosmetics company alessandro. The WildeGroup, with its head office in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, took over the company. Under the new ownership, the brand is set to be innovated for the future, according to the Werhahn KG. Further information… (PDF, 75.3 kB)

    31-Jan-2019
    • According to their own statements, Johnson & Johnson completed the acquisition of the Ci:z Holding. The Japanese company markets a range of skin care brands, including dermocosmetics that will now become part of Johnson & Johnson’s consumer brands portfolio. Further information…

    30-Jan-2019
    • The sportswear company Puma and make-up brand Maybelline cooperated on the launch of a new make-up line. The limited collection “Puma X Maybelline” offers products for face, eyes and lips. According to Maybelline, the line will be launched on February 8. Further information…

    28-Jan-2019
    • In the 2018 financial year Beiersdorf marked a growth in organic sales of 5.4 %, according to preliminary numbers. In nominal terms, the sales increased by 2.5 % to reach EUR 7.233 billion. Business sectors Consumer and tesa both contributed to the successful results, as stated by Beiersdorf. Further information…

    25-Jan-2019
    • L’Oréal introduced a prototype of the first wearable skin pH sensor. According to the company, customers will be able to use My Skin Track pH in the future to receive personalised skin care recommendations. The device is being developed in cooperation with L’Oréals skin care brand La Roche-Posay. Further information…

    • Under its own find. fashion brand Amazon now launched a collection of colour cosmetics. According to their own information, the cosmetics range includes products for eyes, lips and nails in addition to highlighter and bronzer. The products are sold in bundles and are exclusively available at Amazon. Further information…

    21-Jan-2019
    • As recently stated by Avon, Laurie Ann Goldman became the company’s new CEO, effective January 14, 2019. She thereby succeeded Scott White. Goldman joined Avon’s board of managers in August 2018 and held previous positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Spanx. Further information…

    • The French company L’Occitane acquired the premium beauty brand Elemis. The new subsidiary specialises in skin care products with naturally sourced ingredients for face and body. According to L’Occitane, the acquisition marks a step towards building a global portfolio of beauty brands. Further information…

    18-Jan-2019
    • The drugstore chain Rossmann manages to continue its growth in 2018. The company’s turnover increased by 5.1 % to reach €9.41 billion. While sales in Germany grew by 4.1 % to €6.66 billion, business in foreign countries saw an increase of 7.7 %, reaching €2.8 billion, according to Rossmann. Further information…

    17-Jan-2019
    • The contract manufacturer Steinfels Swiss developed a cosmetics label for the Spanish market. The company manufactures the new organic brand Belle Natural for the department store chain Eroski. Included in the product range are cosmetics for face, body and hair, according to Steinfels Swiss. Further information…

    16-Jan-2019
    • According to its own information, the Dr. Wolff Group generated a record turnover of €309 million in 2018. The business group’s revenue grew by 4 %. The main growth factors were new developments in the field of caffeine shampoos. Further information…

    14-Jan-2019
    • According to the company, Shiseido established a representative office in China, effective January 1, 2019. At the new workplace in Shanghai the company is set to promote its existing business and develop further innovations for the region. Particular focus will be given to the cooperation with Chinese startups. Further information…

    11-Jan-2019
    • Avon announced the launch of a K-Beauty collection. According to their own information, the cosmetics company cooperated with South Korean manufacturer Bonne to bring its customers new innovative formulations. The collection will be rolled out in Russia, before being introduced to other European markets. Further information…

    09-Jan-2019
    • According to their own information, Procter & Gamble acquired the startup Walker & Company Brands. The new subsidiary company designs health and cosmetics products for people of colour. With the merger P&G intends to strengthen its multicultural business. Further information…

    20-Dec-2018
    • According to their own information, Zanders got acquired by newly founded “Zanders-Paper GmbH”, effective December 1, 2018. The investment group with Terje Haglund already operates in the paper industry and will continue to run the production site in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Further information…

    18-Dec-2018
    • With the Clairol Color Expert Coty launches the first at-home digital hair colour assistant. According to Coty, the voice activated guide helps consumers through the hair colouring process by providing step-by-step instructions. The feature is accessible via the Google Assistant on smartphones, smart speakers or similar devices. Further information…

    • The Spanish fashion retailer Zara launches its first cosmetics line. According to Zara, the product range includes classic lipsticks in twelve colours and eight different liquid lipsticks. Additionally, the release features a limited lip kit that lets customers recreate the look used for the autumn/winter collection 2018. Further information…

    10-Dec-2018
    • According to its own information, Sulapac received funding from the French luxury brand Chanel. The Finnish start-up produces biodegradable packaging material that can be used by manufacturers without switching to new machinery. Chanel is Sulapac’s first investor from the cosmetics industry. Further information…

    • The French cosmetics company Lessonia started a production facility dedicated to the fabrication of sheet masks. According to its own information, the production site works fully automated. The masks will be distributed to European and North American customers. Further information…

    07-Dec-2018
    • According to its own information, Unilever appointed Alan Jope as new CEO, effective 1 January 2019. He thereby succeeds Paul Polman, who retires from the company. Jope joined Unilever in 1985, his most recent position being President for the Beauty & Personal Care segment. Further information…

    • The drugstore company dm launched the new beauty brand BEETIQUE in collaboration with YouTuber Dagi Bee. The product range includes 30 products, the highlight of the collection is a holographic lipgloss with a unique formulation exclusively used for BEETIQUE, according to dm. Further information…

    06-Dec-2018
    • The distributor of cosmetic ingredients Naolys launched the new active ingredient MReload Sequoia. The product is gained from the North American giant sequoia tree and has special anti-aging benefits for men. According to Naolys, the ingredient has firming, soothing and antioxidative effects in addition to moisturising the skin. Further information…

    • According to their own information, Model Kramp developed the new packaging design for the brand Olaz. The product lines Total Effects und Regenerist were redesigned in order to create a standardised look for the brand internationally. The new four-color print was finished in cold foil and realistically depicts the brand’s products. Further information…

    03-Dec-2018
    • The cosmetics entrepreneur Judith Williams expands the product range of her own brand, Judith Williams, by a new line of products. The new DTS Tech Science line, available at dm, targets customers with mature skin with its ingredient Detoskin. The four available products include a day cream, a concentrated serum, a night cream and an eye mask. Further information…

    • According to their own information, Givaudan will invest CHF 20 million in the expansion of Expressions Parfumées’ production and research facilities. The French fragrance house was acquired by Givaudan in June. The investment now aims to strengthen the company’s growth in cooperation with its local and regional customers. Further information…

    27-Nov-2018
    • According to dm, as of now, further companies will take part in the Recycling Forum. The new participants include Rossmann, Beiersdorf, Cosnova, Mibelle and Weleda. The initiative was launched in September in collaboration with Henkel, P&G and additional partners and aims to encourage a recycling economy. Further information…

    23-Nov-2018
    • According to their own information, L’Oréal appointed Christophe Babule as new CFO as of mid-February 2019. He thereby joins the company’s Executive Committee and succeeds Christian Mulliez, who steps back from this position after 17 years. Babule started his career at L’Oréal in 1988 and most recently worked as a director for the Asia Pacific Zone. Further information…

    19-Nov-2018
    • FC Arsenal football player Mesut Özil and his former teammate Mathieu Flamini launched a sustainable grooming brand for men, Unity. As of now, the product range includes eleven vegan-friendly products for face, body and beard care, that exclusively feature natural origin ingredients. Further information…

    16-Nov-2018
    • According to their own information, Coty appointed Pierre Laubies as new CEO, who will also be part of the board of directors. He thereby succeeds Camillo Pane in his position. In addition, Coty announced further changes within the board of directors, such as the appointment of Peter Harf as new Chairman. Further information…

    • According to their own information, fit received the “Premier-Ehrenplakette” at this year’s small business grand prix. The award represents the biggest honour of the competition, which is organised by the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation. Apart from fit’s financial success, its social commitment played a major part in winning the competition. Further information…

    15-Nov-2018
    • According to their own statements, the German Federal Cartel Office has cleared the merger between the two department store chains Karstadt and Kaufhof. The companies had announced the planned merger in September. The increasing competitive pressure due to online retailers played a major part in the positive decision of the German Federal Cartel Office. Further information…

    • According to their own information, Werner & Mertz signed a global commitment to eliminate plastic waste. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation counts more than 290 members, with companies such as Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, NATURA COSMETICS, Nestlé and Unilever participating. Further information…

    13-Nov-2018
    • In a press release the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW) welcomes the launch of the new app “COSMILE”. The application informs its users about the ingredients of cosmetics, with the goal to increase the product’s transparency even further. This aims to benefits customers with intolerances in particular. Further information… (PDF, 150.3 kB)

    12-Nov-2018
    • In collaboration with model Stefanie Giesinger dm launches the new facial care brand MOЙ (pronounced: moy). The range of products includes a cleansing gel, a day cream, a beauty concentrate, in addition to a face and an eye mask. According to dm, the products are inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of models and combine international trends with rich skin care. Further information…

    09-Nov-2018
    • For the first nine months of the financial year 2018, L’Oréal announced a growth rate of 6.8 per cent. The last quarter in particular has shown the highest quarterly growth rate in ten years at 7.5 per cent. The main growth drivers in this development are L’Oréal’s dermocosmetics and high-end segments. Further information…

    08-Nov-2018
    • According to their own information, CPL Aromas acquired the Spanish fragrance supplier dM Fragrances. With the acquisition the company aims to gain access to the Spanish market. The investment furthermore ensures the company will continues to have production facilities in the European Union, after the United Kingdom will leave the EU in 2019. Further information…

    06-Nov-2018
    • Oriflame’s subsidiary company Cetes Cosmetics announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with the Pharma & Beauty Group. Under the name Pharma and Beauty International the partners plan to position themselves as a global contract manufacturer with high-end capabilities. Further Information…

    26-Oct-2018
    • The Cosnova brand CATRICE launched its own online shop. The website’s introduction was accompanied by a live shopping experience, that let followers participate through various channels. The shop offers the full CATRICE product range in addition to online exclusive items. Further information…

    24-Oct-2018
    • As part of a collaboration with Humane Society International Unilever announced its support for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics. The company thereby follows other market leaders in the global animal protection movement: In the beginning of October, The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International presented a petition for a global ban on animal testing in cosmetics with eight million signatures to the United Nations. Further information…

    22-Oct-2018
    • After the acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group and GIC, the specialty chemicals manufacturer now presents itself under the name Nouryon. The new brand identity is intended to combine the company’s origin, sustainability and innovations. Further information…

    19-Oct-2018
    • According to a company statement, Beiersdorf appointed Stefan De Loecker as Chairman of the Executive Board effective January 1, 2019. He thereby succeeds Stefan Heidenreich in this position and will focus on consumer benefits, skin care, digitalisation, internationalisation and sustainable growth. Further information…

    18-Oct-2018
    • The corporate group Heinz-Glas buys the flacon business from French manufacturer Saverglass, according to a company statement. With the acquisition Heinz-Glas hopes to expand its customer base and portfolio of own designs. Further information… (PDF, 489.6 kB)

    17-Oct-2018
    • As recently stated by Henkel, the company integrated the first portions of so-called “Social Plastic” into its packaging. The recycled material stems from a project with social enterprise Plastic Bank that offers the local population of Haiti the chance to exchange plastic for money, goods or services. The “Social Plastic” is then integrated back into the plastic value chain. Further information…

    15-Oct-2018
    • According to a company statement, Rossmann opened its first shop in the Republic of Kosovo at the end of September. The country is Rossmann’s sixth foreign market after Poland, the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary and Turkey. Like in Albania, the new store was launched in cooperation with former football player Altin Lala. Further information…

    12-Oct-2018
    • According to their own statement, Faber-Castell Cosmetics will open a new production facility in the United States. The new business location in Illinois will focus on the production of cosmetic pencils for the North American market. The facility is set to offer U.S. customers the same speed-to-market Europe and Brazil are currently benefitting from. Further information…

    11-Oct-2018
    • Beiersdorf’s former CEO and member of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Rolf Kunisch, passed away on 20 September 2018 at the age of 77, according to the company. Kunisch held positions within Beiersdorf for over 25 years. During this time he played a major part in the internationalisation of the company and the establishment of Nivea as a global brand. Further information…

    10-Oct-2018
    • According to Lush, the company opened its first German “Naked Shop” in Berlin. The British cosmetics manufacturer’s new store offers unpackaged cosmetic products exclusively. It features more than 240 products. The store in Berlin is the second “Naked Shop” from Lush. Further information…

    08-Oct-2018
    • As Clariant recently announced, the company signed an agreement with Indonesian cosmetics manufacturer PT Martina Berto, TBK. Clariant thereby gains access to the nature expert’s product portfolio. This includes unique Southeast Asian algae and plants, with potential to invent new sustainable solutions globally. Further Information…

    • As recently stated by the company, Unilever will abandon its plans to simplify its corporate structure. With the simplification the consumer goods company intended to become more competitive. After a significant group of shareholders now spoke out against the planned measure, the corporation will cancel the project. Further information…

    05-Oct-2018
    • With the opening of the pilot shop in Hamburg, Douglas presents its new premium store concept. According to the company, “Douglas PRO” intends to combine health and beauty. The store’s product range will feature skin care products, beauty treatments and nutritional supplements. Further information…

    • As stated by the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL), the production of aluminium aerosol containers increased by 5 % in the first half of 2018. The global demand for deodorants and antiperspirants remains brisk, being an important factor. Further Information…

    04-Oct-2018
    • According to Nestlé, the company will look for strategic options regarding its skin health sector. After the regular strategy review the Board of Directors came to the conclusion that the future growth opportunities of Nestlé Skin Health lie increasingly outside the Group’s strategic scope. The review is expected to be completed by mid-2019. Further information…

    02-Oct-2018
    • According to the company, P&G will immediately stop the production of badger hair brushes for their shaving segment. The decision was made after animal cruelty concerns regarding their Chinese suppliers surfaced. Now the consumer goods corporation will switch to the use of synthetic bristles and work on the development of better alternatives. Further information…

    28-Sep-2018
    • According to their own statements, Sally Beauty brings out hair colour kits in a box for their private label brand ion as well as another national brand. According to the specialty retailer of professional cosmetics, the permanent hair colour is currently available in ten shades in the US and via the online shop. Further information…

    25-Sep-2018
    • According to own information, the Berlin-based company Flaconi went online with their website flaconi.at in September. The e-commerce player thereby expanded its business concept to Austria and took a first international step. As of now the online retailer for perfume, skin care and cosmetics offers, according to own information, a range of 30.000 different high end and indie brands. Further information... (PDF, 180.7 kB)

    24-Sep-2018
    • As reported by Gerresheimer, a global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry, they will open Decoration Centers in Tettau, Germany, and Momignies, Belgium. According to the company, both Gerresheimer plants are specialized in the industrial production of cosmetic glass, which can be better customised thanks to the new Decoration Centers. Further information…

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    03-Aug-2018
    • 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…

    • 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…

    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…

    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…

    12-Oct-2017
    • 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…

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