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Doing/Living: The next generation of beauty retail has arrived

22-Jun-2017 - The innovative “humanity first” retail concept opened its doors on West 57th in New York City last Friday. And, Juliet Silva Yee, the venture’s chief creative officer, tells Cosmetics Design that this is only the beginning of conscious commerce.

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward “sustainable profitable growth.”

Perfume manufacturer Agilex Fragrance acquired by Firmenich

15-Jun-2017 - Once a part of Firmenich, the New Jersey – based perfume and fragrance maker will continue to focus on serving mid-sized companies and on decreasing speed-to-market.

Is Sheri McCoy on the verge of retiring from Avon?

15-Jun-2017 - Several reputable business news outlets are speculating as much based on an item that ran in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The direct-sales beauty company certainly has had its share of leadership changes lately, including the appointment of a new global president just this week.

A new president for Avon Products

14-Jun-2017 - At the start of 2017 the direct sales beauty company moved its global business offices from the US to the UK. And in the intervening months there have been several leadership changes at Avon Products. Now, John Higson is retiring and a new global president will join the company.

Coty’s chief scientific officer retires

14-Jun-2017 - Having stayed on to help the company through the P&G brands acquisition and integration, Ralph Macchio is now leaving Coty.

The strategy behind Natura’s offer to acquire The Body Shop

13-Jun-2017 - The Brazilian personal care and cosmetics manufacturer has been keeping its investors up to date on the reasoning and planning behind the company’s proposal to buy The Body Shop from L’Oréal.  For Natura, the brand aligns well with its existing portfolio and would also greatly expand the company’s global and digital reach.

Sheri McCoy is the only woman leading a beauty company on the Fortune 500

08-Jun-2017 - The business magazine has just put out the 2017 edition of its annual list of the most profitable corporations in the US. Among the several personal care and cosmetics companies on the list, only one is led by a CEO who is a woman. A fact that could be a indication of inequality throughout the industry.

Kimberly Mokosso is the new president of Illume

08-Jun-2017 - The personal care and home fragrance company announced today that Kimberly Mokosso has accepted the new role at Illume and is set to oversee strategic growth and help ensure the company delivers exceptional financial results.

L’Oréal launches an in-house app to welcome new hires

08-Jun-2017 - The beauty maker’s Fit Culture App is the first of its kind, a global digital tool that introduces new L’Oréal employees to the ins and outs of company culture—a culture that going forward will clearly be well-grounded in the technology of the times.

Beauty brands are big business for ecommerce platform solution providers

07-Jun-2017 - This week, eBrand Commerce launched a new turnkey ecommerce platform and services offering meant for small and medium brands. And the company’s announcement features its work with beauty clients so heavily, it’s clear eBrand is aiming to get in on the indie beauty boom.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be withdrawing from the Agreement that builds on The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Beauty and wellness company PDC Brands is being sold

06-Jun-2017 - The private investment firm Yellow Woods currently owns PDC and its many mass-market hair, cosmetics, fragrance, and body care brands. This month a new firm announced plans to buy PDC, a deal that will likely close by the 30th.

CPNA conference presentation gazes into the future of cosmetics

05-Jun-2017 - At this year’s Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) event one conference presentation that you won't want to miss out on is a roundtable discussion on how the future of the industry is shaping up.

Will the UN instate a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics?

01-Jun-2017 - Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have teamed up on a campaign to ask the intergovernmental organization to do just that. It’s an effort that could eventually act as a precedent for establishing other globally harmonious personal care and beauty industry regulations.

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

31-May-2017 - The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick out some of the best.

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 2 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The independent beauty movement is unstoppable. It’s no longer niche and it’s no longer negligible. Here Cosmetics Design examines all things indie—what’s trending, how conventional beauty is responding, and more.

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 1 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The rise of independent brands has been called everything from a competition to a revolution and by several monikers much better or worse (depending on the perspective). Here, Cosmetics Design examines all things indie—what’s winning, what signifies, where to find it, and more.

Cosmoprof North America bags Presidential Award

31-May-2017 - This time the Cosmoprof North America team has won the President’s E-Award for Export Service thanks to its contribution in helping to grow US exports.

Indie Beauty Expo leverages PR to grow the show and exhibiting cosmetics and personal care brands

31-May-2017 - The event first appeared on the scene in New York City in 2015 and has been growing in size, scope, and significance ever since. Just off their first Texas show, the IBE founders have signed on with a renowned full-service agency to ensure the event and its partnering brands get the attention they deserve.

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