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Vantage acquires anti-acne technologies

02-Jul-2015 - Today, the specialty chemical supplier adds two patented Essential Ingredients technologies to its Lipo brand catalog of personal care actives.

Unilever supports new VICE channel focused on what matters most to women

30-Jun-2015 - For the first time, Unilever has entered into a multi-year partnership with youth brand VICE in support of its summer 2015 launch of its female-focused channel, Broadly, with the hope...

Coty share price hits record high amidst P&G acquisition rumor

29-Jun-2015 - The share price in fragrance and luxury cosmetic player Coty hit a record high in trading on the US Stock Exchange last Friday, as rumors over the expected acquisition of...

Bogota releases an app for cosmetics manufactures

29-Jun-2015 - The Colombian capital city is encouraging foreign investment in an array of sectors with a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices alike.

The unique way women shop luxury cosmetics

25-Jun-2015 - Luxury Institute, a New York-based global luxury research provider, looked into the buying practices of wealthy consumers and discovered that how affluent women shop beauty is exceptional.

Unilever acquires Dermalogica as it targets professional skin care success

25-Jun-2015 - The Unilever skin care march goes on as the Anglo-Dutch giant announces it will acquire leading professional brand Dermalogica, with a view to cracking the skin health market given the...

Was Coty CEO appointment terminated because the job is too big?

24-Jun-2015 - Speculation has been rampant since yesterday’s announcement that newly appointed Coty CEO Elio Leoni Sceti will now no longer take up the position next month.

Cosmetics manufacturers and retailers fined €174m for price fixing in Belgium

24-Jun-2015 - L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and Beiersdorf are among 18 companies who were collectively fined €174 million by the Belgian Competition Authority after being found guilty of fixing the prices...

Coty’s newly appointed CEO decides not to take the position

23-Jun-2015 - Having recently announced the appointment of Elio Leoni Sceti as the next Coty CEO, company executives have announced that he has reconsidered and will no longer take up the role.

Cosmetics Europe Assembly reports EU cosmetics market recovery

23-Jun-2015 - At the second annual 'Cosmetics Europe Week' in Brussels, industry experts revealed that the EU cosmetics market showed signs of recovery with 0.5% growth in 2014 – 72.5 billion Euros.

People on the move: The latest industry appointments

22-Jun-2015 - For the latest edition of People On The Move, we are bringing to you the latest executive appointments at major ingredients player Croda, bioscience company Amyris and packaging provider Gooding

BelezaNaWeb goes big on ecommerce in South America

22-Jun-2015 - A private equity investment out of New York City has backed the ecommerce beauty site to the tune of $30m in series C finding, just as the Brazilian market opportunity...

Unilever shakes up marketing approach with Google partnership

18-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is shaking up its marketing approach by teaming up content creators like Facebook and Google in an effort to move away from traditional product placement.  

Coty said to be closing in on P&G acquisition

17-Jun-2015 - Share prices in Coty have risen significantly as rumors gather pace that the company has won out in the bidding war to buy part of Procter & Gamble’s beauty portfolio....

IFF moves to acquire Lucas Meyer

17-Jun-2015 - The fragrance maker bid this week to purchase Lucas Meyer and thereby squarely enter the cosmetics ingredient supply business. 

Unilever says ‘real change is yet to come’ as it embarks on another zero waste campaign

17-Jun-2015 - Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever has brought together over 100 representatives from academia, NGOs and sector companies including GSK, Mars, and Sainsbury's, as it looks to create a movement for change on...

Avon troubles persist with down-grading but battles on with rebranding

16-Jun-2015 - Avon has announced an initiative to rebrand with a new global branding strategy, while also taking a significant two-notch downgrade from financial analysts at S&P.

What beauty brands need to know about Asian-American buying power

15-Jun-2015 - The latest data from Nielsen shows this consumer segment is spending sensibly, heavily, and—on personal care—selectively.

Procter & Gamble said to be approaching final stages of bidding

10-Jun-2015 - Both Coty and Henkel have made bids to buy separate parts of the beauty business that Procter & Gamble currently has for sale, according to unconfirmed reports.

New majority stakeholder for Too Faced Cosmetics

09-Jun-2015 - Late last week, global growth equity firm General Atlantic acquired the shareholding from Weston Presidio and plans to capitalize on the brand’s momentum, acquainting more women with Too Faced.

Avon refinances with $400m credit facility

09-Jun-2015 - Avon Products has secured a five-year $400 million credit facility that replaces a similar credit facility of $1 billion that is about to expire.

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

09-Jun-2015 - Emami has moved into the ayurvedic scalp care segment with the acquisition of six year old hair care brand 'Kesh King’, reportedly one of the largest deals in India's FMCG sector....

SEC to sue trader over fake Avon bid

08-Jun-2015 - The US Stock Exchange Commission has confirmed that it is to sue the Bulgarian trader who filed fake documents purporting to a takeover bid for Avon Products.

New plastic packaging conglomerate emerges in South America

08-Jun-2015 - Amfora Packaging SAS effectively merges two regional companies making cosmetics containers in Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia.

Maesa Group strengthens its hold on global exclusive beauty

04-Jun-2015 - With this week’s acquisition of P2 Cosmetics, the group expands its portfolio of exclusive, private label and outsourced cosmetics and personal care lines.

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