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Examining the financial movements of all the big players, from ingredients suppliers to packaging providers. Volatile oil prices, banking turmoil and nervous consumers are forcing companies to rethink their business strategies. Articles will dig into the shifting landscape, reveal how the cosmetics world is adapting and break news of the latest financial results and market data.

Estée Lauder year-end and Q4 results show a lift in sales

24-Aug-2016 - Late last week the beauty and fragrance manufacturer announced its most recent financial results, with sales up in all categories, makeup performing best, and a net sales increase across the...

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

24-Aug-2016 - On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in...

Coty Q4 and year-end results

18-Aug-2016 - The cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance company announced its latest financials this week, showing a decline in revenue for the year, better numbers on a quarterly basis, and optimism about...

Beauty makes an appearance on this year’s Inc. 5000

18-Aug-2016 - The popular magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners ranks the fastest growing private companies, and three beauty industry firms made the grade for 2016.

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CD Buzz: Indie Beauty Focus

18-Aug-2016 - Ahead of the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City this month, the Cosmetics Design takes a look at what to expect at the event, as well as what's happening...

Elizabeth Arden year-end financial results are in

15-Aug-2016 - This month the prestige beauty company, which will merge with Revlon by the end of 2016, announced its Q4 and year-end numbers, showing a good performance financially and strategically.  

Where will New Avon LLC go next?

11-Aug-2016 - The privately held direct-sales beauty company will likely remain in the greater New York City area. For its new location, however, New Avon is considering sites and incentives on either...

Second quarter financial results from IFF

10-Aug-2016 - This week the fragrance and flavor maker announced Q2 strategic accomplishments and financials. From a currency neutral perspective, company sales are growing—in North America by 5%.

Avon Products Q2 financial results are in

09-Aug-2016 - Without adjusting to constant dollars, the direct-sales beauty company’s revenue was down in every region: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; South Latin America; North Latin America; and the Asia...

Multinational beauty giant L’Oréal highlighted in latest “Buying In” report

08-Aug-2016 - The new report out from Forest Trends, a non-profit group doling out financial incentives in the interest of all things environmental, is lauding the global carbon reduction initiatives of companies...

Gloria Mayfield Banks makes history at Mary Kay

04-Aug-2016 - Having recently earned the prestigious rank of Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director, Banks also holds the distinction of being the first African American woman to achieve this title at...

Tengram buys algae ingredient tech and Algenist skin care and makeup brand

04-Aug-2016 - The company announced today that is has signed a deal with TerraVia to take on a majority interest in the skin care brand and the algae ingredient platform behind it,...

A new headquarters for Estée Lauder?

04-Aug-2016 - The beauty company’s search for a new space is underway as two of its key leases in New York City are set to expire, according to real estate industry media....

Ulta Beauty launching its own credit card

03-Aug-2016 - The cosmetics and personal care retailer has contracted with data-driven marketing firm Alliance Data Systems Corporation to establish an Ultamate Rewards Credit Card and loyalty program for beauty consumers.

Hard Candy cosmetics brings suit against P&G’s Katy Perry Cover Girl collection

27-Jul-2016 - The legal dispute is essentially about a heart icon used on the product packaging. And, P&G maintains that, “we did not take inspiration from Hard Candy but from a common...

Coty names a new CEO

27-Jul-2016 - The appointment won’t take effect until later this year, once the Coty P&G deal is formally closed. Fittingly, the new executive has experience integrating acquisitions in and beyond the US.  ...

Inter Parfums Q2 numbers

26-Jul-2016 - The fragrance and beauty innovator announced its most recent financial figures, showing impressive net sales. And now Inter Parfums is looking ahead to the second half of the year and...

This year’s beauty industry job market looks good for talent

26-Jul-2016 - At last night’s CEW event in New York City, job experts from 24 Seven and The Estée Lauder Companies shared insights about the current state of hiring and employment among...

Executive leadership changes at Estée Lauder Companies

25-Jul-2016 - This month the cosmetics maker announced two in-house appointments to strengthen the global reach of its Origins and Jo Malone London brands. One is already in effect, while the other...

Women rising in the ranks at Markwins Beauty Brands

25-Jul-2016 - The private cosmetics company owns popular labels such as wet n wild, Black Radiance, Bonne Bell, Lip Smacker, and Physicians Formula; and now, in a move to restructure Markwins’ leadership,...

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

25-Jul-2016 - Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT...

Unilever expands in men’s grooming with Dollar Shave Club acquisition

22-Jul-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has expanded its footprint in the men’s grooming space with the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, one of the fastest growing personal care businesses in...

Revlon shares an early look at Q2 financial results, following Elizabeth Arden acquisition announcement

21-Jul-2016 - The quarter ended for Revlon at the end of last month and the company will hold its official results call at the end of next week; in the meantime, some...

Commercial real estate industry sees a big opportunity in cosmetics

30-Jun-2016 - This week, that industry’s news coverage highlights the success of standalone beauty shops like Sephora and Ulta but also points to the increase in foot traffic that the right personal...

Beautycounter buys the Nude natural skin care line from LVMH

28-Jun-2016 - Not to be left out of the M&A game this summer, Beautycounter posted news of the acquisition on its Instagram page yesterday evening, saying “and the Beautycounter family just got...

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