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    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…

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    13-Apr-2017
    • According to its own statement, Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido terminates its global distribution agreements with British luxury group Burberry. As a reason for ending the partnership Shiseido cites its management strategy ‘Vision 2020’, which focuses on restructuring of its brand portfolio to improve business productivity and profitability. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    17-Feb-2017
    • Oriflame, a Swedish direct sales company for cosmetics, reported its results for fiscal 2016. Local currency sales increased by 12 % and Euro sales increased by 3 % from €1,211.6 million to €1,249.4 million. Net profit was €66.7 million compared to €34.2 million in 2015. Further information…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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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