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

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

    22-May-2018
    • As announced by the French consumer goods company, L'Oréal takes over the Korean company Nanda Co. Ltd. The makeup and fashion company, which is operating in Korea and Japan, currently expands into overseas markets. With the acquisition, which is expected to be completed in the next two months, sales of cosmetics line ‘3 Concept Eyes’ will be expended globally. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16-Feb-2018
    • The French perfume manufacturer and distributor Interparfumes disclosed the result of the fourth quarter of 2017 as well as its full year sales. The company achieved net sales in the amount of $149.5 million (+ 11 % compared to the previous year). For the full year, net sales rose 13.5 % to $591.3 million. Product sales on the European market were $476.5 million (+17.9 %). Further information…

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

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

    14-Feb-2018
    • Henkel takes a further step into reducing waste: According to its own information, the consumer goods company is producing all 1.5 liters bottles of its detergent brand ‘Perwoll Wolle & Feines’ made in Germany out of 20 % of recyclate since December 2017. The recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) comes from sorted and cleaned packaging waste. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15-Jan-2018
    • As announced by Givaudan, the Swiss scent company acquires Expressions Parfumées as part of its 2020 expansion strategy in fragrance business. The French fragrance creation house is expected to strengthen the access to local and regional costumers and naturals capabilities in fragrances. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    05-Dec-2017
    • According to the report recently published by Transparency Market Research, the global nail care market is supposed to grow with a CAGR of 5.8% during the next five years. Moreover, the demand for natural and organic products as well as the popularity of anti-pollution and anti-aging products is expected to rise further. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23-Oct-2017
    • As predicted in a current market analysis report by Grand View Research, the demand in nail polish industry will rise until 2024. This can be traced to factors like growing consumption of teenage population, rising attendance of nail salons and lifestyle changes among female consumers. According to Grand View Research, gel polish is expected to be the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 10.5% from 2016 to 2024. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    20-Sep-2017
    • Since 1 September, Steffen Seifarth assumes the direction of the perfume house Mäurer & Wirtz, together with the Managing Partner Dr. Hermann Wirtz. Seifarth started his career in 1994 at Procter & Gamble. In 2002 he moved to the Coty/Lancaster-Group. He worked there for five years as General Manager Germany and finally held the overall entrepreneurial responsibility for the prestige sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28-Aug-2017
    • The online beauty and health company The Hut Group (THG) announced the purchase of beauty box supplier Glossybox. According to company-provided information, THG intends the extension of Glossybox’ location in Berlin to a Tech-Hub to attract new talents as a part of their venture for internationalisation. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26-Jun-2017
    • According to its own statement, cosmetics manufacturer Coty renews its partnership with the Chalhoub Group, the leading partner for Luxury across the Middle East. After the acquisition of the P&G Specialty Beauty Business by Coty, both parties agreed on the integration of the new brands within the joint venture. The further cooperation strengthens Coty’s go-to market capabilities in the Middle East and provides consumers in the region with greater access to Coty’s brand portfolio. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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