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Walmart and Target team up with cosmetic suppliers to improve sustainability performance

30-Jul-2014 - In an unlikely partnership, retail rivals Walmart and Target have come together to work with cosmetic suppliers to improve sustainability performance. 

Unilever continues to turn to personal care after difficult Q2

29-Jul-2014 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant will continue to look towards its personal care business after a difficult second quarter saw sales slow in emerging markets.


EU/US trade talks: sides may struggle with banned cosmetic substances

28-Jul-2014 - At the sixth round of EU-US trade talks on a new trade and investment deal between the two continents, experts suggested that the two sides may struggle on an agreement,...

Star beauty blogger facing lawsuit

28-Jul-2014 - A dance music record label in the US is suing one of the world’s most famous beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan, alleging that she used music from their artists in her...

Inter Parfums continues to fill the gap left by Burberry

24-Jul-2014 - Inter Parfums has posted a 22% increase in its sales of ongoing brand for the quarter ending in June, underlining its recovery from the loss of the Burberry cosmetic and...

Stand-in CEO insists that Sirona Biochem hasn’t lost its focus

24-Jul-2014 - Sirona Biochem announces it will continue to focus on the skin care market and develop new active ingredients for the cosmetics market, and will be unaffected by its change in...

P&G continues to make big increases in its advertising spend

23-Jul-2014 - Latest figures from research firm Kantar reveal that P&G is spending far more than other retailers on advertising in the US. 

Beiersdorf opens production and R&D center in Mexico

23-Jul-2014 - Beiersdorf has opened as integrated production and research & development center in Silao, Mexico, as it looks to better serve the North and Central America markets.

Estèe Lauder to benefit most from skin care and color cosmetics investment

21-Jul-2014 - With margins for skin care and make-up sales reported to be relatively higher than other segments, Estèe Lauder particularly stands to see success if it further invests in these two...

CEW launches revamped image and networking tool

17-Jul-2014 - The Cosmetics Executive Women organization has revealed a new look, complete with reworked logo, redesigned website and a new networking tool called CEW Member Connect.

ABT and Restorsea resolve legal dispute

16-Jul-2014 - The legal dispute between Aqua Bio Technology and Restorsea over the breach of a business contract has ended with both companies hoping to move on.

Smashbox now expanding product range and retail channels

15-Jul-2014 - Smashbox, a key color cosmetics segment player, has announced plans to expand both its product range, and the retail channels on which its goods are sold.

Birchbox opens first ever retail store in New York City

14-Jul-2014 - Leading beauty box provider Birchbox has made the move in to the brick and mortar retail channel by opening its first story in Manhattan, New York.

Surfachem forms Brazilian joint venture subsidiary

10-Jul-2014 - Specialty chemicals provider Surfachem has set up its first subsidiary in Brazil, which will serve several industries, including the supply of surfactants to the personal care sector.

Business Restructure

Coty restructures organization to focus on categories and global markets

09-Jul-2014 - Coty has restructured its organization to provide better focus on the market segments it serve, optimize its global markets presence, and to build on the brands in its portfolio.

Energizer Personal Care to close Montreal facility

09-Jul-2014 - Engergizer Holdings has announced that it will close it Montreal production facility as part of efforts to restructure and consolidate its soon-to-be separated personal care business.

Avon and Moroccanoil settle trademark dispute

09-Jul-2014 - Cosmetics giant Avon and the oil treatment brand have resolved all disputes regarding Moroccanoil's challenge to Avon's trademarks on its' 'Advance Techniques' hair care line.

P&G teeth whitening lawsuit setback as trial is delayed

07-Jul-2014 - Procter and Gamble has suffered a setback in its lawsuit against New Jersey-based Clio over its teeth whiteners after a US District Court judge delayed the trial indefinitely.

Argan oil boosting Morocco’s economy

03-Jul-2014 - With Argan oil a key ingredient in many products in the continually growing natural cosmetics segment, Morocco’s economy is enjoying a boost from strong sales of the raw ingredient.

Accessing mentors and building networks important for women in business

02-Jul-2014 - Relationships are very important to success in the cosmetics industry and women should work at building relationships and seeking out mentors in order to make it to the top, according...

EU investing further in the colour cosmetics segment

02-Jul-2014 - With colour cosmetics lagging a little in Europe, the EU is continuing to inject money into the segment, in what looks like a bid to boost trade.

L’Oreal agrees to settle FTC charges for misleading ads

01-Jul-2014 - Global cosmetics giant L’Oréal has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for deceptive advertising on its Lancôme Génifique and L’Oréal Paris Youth Code products. ...

Korean giant LG closes door on Elizabeth Arden bidding process

01-Jul-2014 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has said it is no longer interested in bidding for Elizabeth Arden, after the cosmetics player revealed its restructuring plan.

Sephora ups its game in US JC Penney

30-Jun-2014 - Sephora continues its worldwide expansion with the opening of 13 outlets at JC Penney stores across the US this month.

Elizabeth Arden exec board approves restructuring plan

26-Jun-2014 - Elizabeth Arden has announced a significant restructuring plan in a regulatory filing yesterday, that aims to reduce the size and cost of the company’s overhead structure.

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