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    14-Nov-2019
    • Together with its third quarter sales, L’Oréal published its business results up until September 30. Within the first three quarters of the year, the company scored a like-for-like growth in sales of 7.5 per cent. The biggest growth drivers were the Asia Pacific region as well as the e-commerce business. Further information…

    13-Nov-2019
    • According to their own information, Bayer has completed the sale of its Dr. Scholl’s business. For a purchase price of USD 585 million the brand for orthopaedic foot care was acquired by North American private equity firm Yellow Wood Brothers. Further Information…

    11-Nov-2019
    • According to its own information, North American Manufacturer Berlin Packaging and Dutch Novio Packaging have entered into a definite acquisition agreement. The transaction will establish Berlin Packaging as the largest packaging supplier in Europe. Further information…

    08-Nov-2019
    • German manufacturer of active ingredients Symrise has researched the effects of its deodorant active ingredient SymDeo B125 on the human microbiome. According to the company’s own information, its own version doesn’t damage the essential microorganisms and has a very gently effect on the skin. Further information…

    07-Nov-2019
    • London-based luxury department store Harrods has announced plans to open an independent cosmetics store. In a shopping centre in the east of the city, the first H Beauty location will open in spring 2020, offering a selection of high-end cosmetics. Further information…

    05-Nov-2019
    • The French luxury goods group LVMH has made an unsolicited bid for Tiffany & Co. This was confirmed in a press release by the North American company. For a total sum of USD 14.5 billion LVMH plans to take over the luxury jeweler. Further information…

    04-Nov-2019
    • According to its own information, LR Health & Beauty will keep up its fragrance-collaborations with various celebrities. In the future, the company will continue to market perfumes for personalities like Emma Heming-Willis, Bruce Willis and Cristina Ferreira. Further information…

    01-Nov-2019
    • Within the first three quarters of 2019, Beiersdorf generated organic growth of 4,3 per cent, according to its own information. The consumer segment even managed to score an increase in sales of 5,1 per cent, fuelled by strong growth in the regions Africa, Asia and Australia. Further information…

    28-Oct-2019
    • According to the company’s own information, L’Oréal has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Clarins’ fragrance division. The complete business segment including popular brands like Mugler and Azzaro will go over to L’Oréal in the first quarter of 2020. Further information…

    25-Oct-2019
    • Effective January 1, 2020 Carsten Knobel will take over the position as new chairman of the board of managers for Henkel. He thereby succeeds Hans Van Bylen, who announced he wouldn’t be able to serve the company a further term, due to personal reasons. Further information…

    24-Oct-2019
    • According to Shiseido, the company’s research department has revealed that the capillaries are involved in skin elasticity. In this context, the company also discovered that certain yeast extracts can protect the capillaries and thus, improve skin appearance. Further information…

    23-Oct-2019
    • German Nobilis Group has announced changes within the management. With immediate effect, Dr. Joachim Henseler and former CEO Udo Heuser will lead the company on equal footing as the two new managing associates. Further information…

    21-Oct-2019
    • Japanese cosmetics company Kao has announced that it will launch its Curél skin care brand in the United Kingdom and the US, in October. With this business decision the manufacturer aims to strengthen the global presence of the label that offers products for dry and sensitive skin. Further information…

    18-Oct-2019
    • Coty has announced a creative partnership with Matthew Vaughn, the creator of the Kingsman movie series. When the newest installation in the series starts airing in cinemas in February 2020, the cosmetics company will launch an exclusive line of Kingsman-fragrances for men. Further information…

    17-Oct-2019
    • According to its own information, investment firm Aurelius has sold the brand-management company Scandinavian Cosmetics. The group, that markets brands like Shiseido and Clarins in Scandinavia, has now been acquired by the Accent Equity 2017 investment fund. Further information…

    15-Oct-2019
    • Spanish Provital Group has presented Hydrafence, a new active ingredient for the skin care segment. The product promises a moisturizing effect, while aiding the skin in maintaining its own barrier function. Further information…

    14-Oct-2019
    • Shiseido’s American subsidiary (Shiseido America) has acquired skin care label Drunk elephant, according to the company’s own information. The North American indie brand focuses on high-end products within the clean beauty range, that Shiseido will now utilize to expand its global portfolio. Further information…

    02-Oct-2019
    • Johnson & Johnson has appointed Carlton Lawson as Area Managing Director for the Consumer business in Northern Europe. According to the company, Lawson will oversee the regions UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Further Information…

    01-Oct-2019
    • The dm board of directors has appointed a new chairman of the management, as recently disclosed by the drugstore chain. Following a recommendation by the management, the position was handed over to Christoph Werner, who thereby succeeds Erich Harsch. Further information…

    30-Sep-2019
    • According to its own information, premium label Benefit Cosmetics has appointed Christie Fleischer as new CEO. Following positions at the Walt Disney Company and streaming service Netflix, she now takes over the management of the North American cosmetics company. Further information…

    27-Sep-2019
    • The Body Shop has opened a new concept store in London that aims to highlight sustainability and activism. The environmentally conscious design of the location allows customers to refill their shower gel bottles and offers an area, where shoppers can seek information about local social activities, according to the company. Further information…

    25-Sep-2019
    • Werner & Mertz owner Reinhard Schneider was awarded the German Environmentalist Award 2019 by the Deutsche Stiftung Umwelt (German Environmentalism Trust). In particular, the organisation recognised his commitment to develop sustainable product solutions and make them prevail in a competitive market environment, according to the company. Further information…

    24-Sep-2019
    • cosnova has paired up with lifestyle magazine Maison Mirage for the development of an exclusive make-up line. Together, the two partners will launch six strictly limited products in October, each one only being manufactured a total of 1,000 times, according to cosnova. Further information…

    20-Sep-2019
    • Hotel cosmetics manufacturer ADA International has recently started using the organic tubes by Neopac for the production of its new cosmetics range. The novel packaging solution contains 95 per cent renewable materials and can be fully recycled, according to the company. Further information …

    18-Sep-2019
    • The indie hair care brand Innersense Organic Beauty has expanded further in Europe, according to its own information. With the help of two new distributors, the label is now available for purchase in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as in Denmark and Sweden. Further information…

    12-Sep-2019
    • According to their own information, Unilever has acquired Bolivian personal and home care business Astrix. The company is best known for its popular detergent brand OLA and just during recent years expanded its portfolio into the personal care segment. Further information…

    09-Sep-2019
    • The German Industrial Organisation for Plastic Packaging (IK) has published a new DIN specification for the evaluation of printing errors in plastic packaging. The new assessment method is to be used as a benchmark for printing quality and aims to facilitate clear communication between packaging manufacturers and their customers. Further information…

    06-Sep-2019
    • The Greek Sarantis Group has completed the acquisition of the Polish cosmetics label LUKSJA, according its own information. Previously, the body care brand was owned by PZ Cussons, who sold the label for a total sum of GBP 9.2 million. Further information…

    05-Sep-2019
    • According to its own information, Oriflame has finalised preparations heading into the upcoming merger with Walnut Mergeco. After the direct selling specialist finished its de-listing in mid-July, the remaining shareholders will now gather for a last meeting prior to the merger. Further information…

    04-Sep-2019
    • Teleshopping company HSE24 appoints a new CEO, effective October 1. According to its own information, Sandra Rehm will then take over the position as general manager. Prior, she had been employed by online designer outlet dress-for-less. Further information…

    03-Sep-2019
    • In a German brand ranking by market research company YouGov dm managed to secure two top positions. The drugstore chain received the highest rating in the category “Retail” and its corporate brand Balea came second in the “Care & Cosmetics” raking. This makes it the most popular private label. Further information…

    02-Sep-2019
    • According to its own information, Givaudan plans to acquire the German fragrance house Drom. The company thereby plans to further strengthen its position on the global fragrance market. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. Further information…

    30-Aug-2019
    • The North-American retail giant Walmart has launched its own organic skin care brand. The new label Earth to Skin offers 30 different products in total, divided into four collections. With the formulations, the company focused on excluding any potentially harmful ingredients. Further information...

    28-Aug-2019
    • According to its own information, Coty plans to launch a new hair and body care brand with weDo. The new label will be positioned in the high-end segment with minimalistic formulations that exclusively feature organic ingredients. The brand’s focus will be on sustainability. Further information…

    26-Aug-2019
    • After the newest acquisition of labels alessandro and MONTEIL the Wilde Group has now added a new member to its management. According to its own information, Henrik Kalow joined the team as third general manager on August 1. He thereby joins his father and brother at the top of the owner-managed company. Further information…

    23-Aug-2019
    • The German cosmetics association ICADA has presented the first norm for clean beauty, according to their own information. Products that are to be tagged with the new quality-label need to be completely free of any harmful ingredients. This way, the new standard even exceeds the requirements for organic cosmetics. Further information…

    22-Aug-2019
    • The natural and organic cosmetics association NATRUE has appointed a new president. After a vote by the board the position was taken over by Dr. Bernhard Irrgang, effective August 1. Irrgang currently acts as head of the research and development department for organic and natural cosmetics at Weleda. Further information…

    20-Aug-2019
    • Beiersdorf has published its business results for the first half of 2019. In the first six months of this year, the company was able to increase organic sales by 4.8 per cent, compared to the previous year. The consumer segment marked 5.3 per cent in growth with the fastest growing regions being Africa, Asia and Australia. Further information…

    19-Aug-2019
    • The cosmetics giant Shiseido has entered into a long-term partnership with Tory Burch, an American fashion and lifestyle label. According to their own information, the Japanese company received the global licence to develop and distribute the brand’s beauty products. Further information…

    16-Aug-2019
    • As recently stated by the company, Douglas has acquired a majority stake in online cosmetics retailer NICHE Beauty. The platform has specialised in the distribution of international premium brands on the German market. With the acquisition Douglas plans to strengthen its portfolio of high-end brands. Further information…

    14-Aug-2019
    • Procter & Gamble has published its business results for the fiscal year 2019. According to its own information, the company’s net sales amounted to a total of USD 67.7 billion with the beauty segment rising by eight per cent in organic sales. Further information…

    12-Aug-2019
    • According to Glossy, Estée Lauder has joined forces with “Kode With Klossy”, a scholarship programme by model Karlie Kloss. It teaches girls and young women between the ages of 13 and 18 how to use coding programmes. Now the scholars will get the chance to develop Estée Lauder’s new website. Further information…

    08-Aug-2019
    • The drugstore chains dm and Rossmann have joined forces with Globus to start an educational campaign regarding recyclables separation and waste reducing. In the name of the Recycling Forum, founded in 2018, the retailers organise a number of activities since the end of July and advertise products with sustainable packaging in their stores, according to dm. Further information…

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    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 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…

    • 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…

    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…

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