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M&A a high priority for Estée Lauder

M&A a high priority for Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder sees merger & acquisition activity as a high priority as it looks to grow more following strong financial results.

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The global rating for the Colgate-Palmolive brand has taken a hit according to the UK-based YouGov BrandIndex, which indicates its ‘buzz score’ has fallen to a 14 month low.

At a time when all the big players in the cosmetics and personal care space have faced a market slowdown, Beiersdorf CEO Stefan Heidenreich says that manufacturers must strategize for the long haul and not panic.

A good event to mark up in the calendar for color cosmetics professionals will be MakeUp in New York, which opens its doors to the two day event in Chelsea, Manhattan on September 23rd.

Global Industry News

Croda gets EFfCI certification for cosmetics production site in France from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Ingredients supplier Croda has achieved Good Manufacturing Practice certification for its manufacturing site in Chanac, France, from the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI).

9th World Congress on animal testing alternatives starts next week from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

The latest developments on animal testing alternatives will be tabled for discussion at next week’s World Congress on Alternatives and Animal US in the Life Sciences, in Prague, next week.

Kao research identifies natural enzyme to produce sustainable surfactants from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Kao has found a natural enzyme that can produce medium chain fatty acids used as raw materials in the production of surfactants for shampoos and cosmetics, through its research, particularly into algae.

Pressure mounts to end cosmetic animal testing in Australia from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

With a growing list of countries ending animal testing for cosmetics, an open letter to the Australian government signed by cosmetic executives aims to end the practice there.

Rieke Dispensing’s Asia reach bolstered with acquisition from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Rieke Dispensing’s reach in Asia has expanded once more and its manufacturing capabilities will be given a boost following its parent company TriMas Corporation’s acquisition of Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

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How I got to the top: Kevin Gallagher, president of Global Personal Care & Actives, Croda Inc
HOW I GOT TO THE TOP

How I got to the top: Kevin Gallagher, president of Global Personal Care & Actives, Croda Inc

Kevin Gallagher's career has stretched for almost 40 years, and the vast majority of that has been...

How I Got To The Top: Marc Rosen, fragrance packaging designer
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Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of nail care innovations

The US nail color and care market has battled through the recession and is tipped to see...

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and P&G head the ‘genius’ hair care brands

L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Procter &Gamble are the owners of the most digitally competent hair care and...

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