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L’Oréal’s annual results point to LATAM struggle

L’Oréal’s annual results point to LATAM struggle

By Simon Pitman

The world’s biggest beauty and personal care player has published strong full-year 2018 results, but whereas the figures show that new markets were generally strong, it Latin America was the exception.

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

POS Bio-Sciences rebrands to become plant-based ingredient supplier

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company got its start in the 1970s as a spinoff of a research initiative at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in partnership with several industries on a contract-services model. Now renamed KeyLeaf, the business will be focused squarely...

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Colgate announces next CEO

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the global consumer brands company (which owns Tom’s of Maine, Irish Spring, Lady Speed Stick, and other personal care brands) announced that Noel Wallace, currently COO at Colgate-Palmolive, will become CEO in April.

Unilever results point to problems in Latin America

Unilever results point to problems in Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Unilever posted strong full year 2018 results, with big gains in the Asia Pacific region, but in Latin America the picture was not so rosy, with Argentina and Brazil being singled out.

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Amazon’s Q3 health and personal care sales reach $1.7bn

By Simon Pitman

Amazon has reported that its third quarter sales for health and personal care products (HPC) in the U.S. were $1.7 billion in the third quarter and is expected to top this milestone figure in the fourth quarter.

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Maria Dempsey joins NEST Fragrances as CEO

By Deanna Utroske

The luxury fragrance company Laura Slatkin founded 10 years ago is poised for international growth, new digital initiatives, and expansion into even more product categories. And Dempsey, who brings substantial industry experience to the role vacated by...

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Vantage Specialty Chemicals acquires German surfactant maker

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care ingredient maker announced the deal late last week. By adding LEUNA-Tenside GmbH to the Vantage business, the company hopes to expand its specialty personal care offerings and grow its reach in Europe.

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