All news articles for March 2015

Art of Packaging Gala to honor MAC creative director

Art of Packaging Gala to honor MAC creative director

By Simon Pitman

This year's Art of Packaging gala will honor one of the boldest and most innovative names in the cosmetics industry - the creative director of MAC Cosmetics and Jo Malone Worldwide, James Gager.

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

By Michelle Yeomans

After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen mark by 2020.

Sourcing hemp oil for skin and hair care products

Sourcing hemp oil for skin and hair care products

By Deanna Utroske

The hemp seed company Hippie Butter partnered this month with Algae International Group, and will receive marketing and investment support as well as organically certified hemp from that company’s American Seed & Oil subsidiary.

Raphael Bemporad, co-founder of BBMG

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

By Simon Pitman

We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of getting the right message out effectively.

Canadian parliament moves toward microbead ban

Canadian parliament moves toward microbead ban

By Deanna Utroske

In hopes of curbing environmental damage in the Great Lakes region and beyond, the Canadian parliament—armed with new research—has taken action toward listing microbeads as a toxic substance.

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

Special newsletter: Men's grooming

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

By Simon Pitman

Today we are publishing the first of our special edition newsletters for 2015, and to kick things off we are taking you on an extensive exploration of the men’s grooming category.

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

By Simon Pitman

We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the U.S. and Europe.