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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals just became Nouryon

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals just became Nouryon

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of October, AkzoNobel completed a deal selling its specialty chemical business (which supplies the cosmetics and personal care industry with an array of ingredients) to the Carlyle Group and GIC. With a new name, Nouryon is moving forward...

Does radio advertising matter for beauty?  the Dial Report from Emmis Communications subsidiary Tag Station and NextRadio app

Does radio advertising matter for beauty?

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s annual National Association of Broadcasters trade show and conference event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tag Station announced a new intelligence portal that gathers listener data from people using the NextRadio app. That Dial Report's first...

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Walgreens acquires a minority stake in online beauty retailer Birchbox

By Deanna Utroske

As part of the newly announced deal, Birchbox is reinventing the Walgreens beauty department to be more experiential and include more prestige brands. Effectively, the drug store chain and the subscription box company are teaming up on a curated omnichannel...

The Clean Beauty Collective replaces Fusion Brands

The Clean Beauty Collective replaces Fusion Brands

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of October, the 15-year-old Canadian cosmetics and fragrance company announced a name change, a portfolio change, and a mission change. Additionally, there are plans for the Clean Beauty Collective to add new personal care and home categories...

cosmetics pigments maker Sun Chemical to have new president in New Year 2019

Sun Chemical to have new president in New Year

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the cosmetic pigments maker announced that current Sun Chemical president Rudi Lenz will become vice chair of the board in January and a new president will take over.

Khiron signs multiple distribution deals for CBD skin care in Colombia

Khiron signs multiple distribution deals for CBD skin care in Colombia

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the company with plans to become “the dominant integrated medical cannabis company in Latin America” announced retail, online, and wholesale distribution deals that will ensure its Kuida-branded women’s skin care products make their way into the...

International Expansion - cosmetics, personal care, fragrance, and packaging manufacturing

Editor’s Spotlight

International Expansion

By Deanna Utroske

Beauty, personal care, and fragrance manufacturers are growing bigger and growing globally. In recent months there have been notable investments in construction, acquisitions, and corporate expansions into new markets. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at...

L’Occitane unveils start-up studio, Obratori

L’Occitane unveils start-up studio, Obratori

By Simon Pitman

The France-based brand owner says that the launch aims to promote an entrepreneurial spirit to promote the start-up of new and innovative cosmetic and personal care brands.

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

By Deanna Utroske

Last year, Miriam Vareldzis launched a new venture—a beauty industry supply business dedicated to natural fragrance and ingredient transparency. Today, Palette Naturals has clients in 8 countries and the company’s fragrance accords are used in skin care,...

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Packaging maker Amcor invests millions in facility expansion and updates

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin, where Amcor will be improving and building on to its current production plant in the area. The company’s decision to invest in growth will augment not only Amcor’s packaging...

Avon cuts back US operations

Avon cuts back US operations

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty, personal care, and wellness company announced plans this week to streamline operations in New York State. Avon is closing offices and reducing staff, all in an effort to “fuel growth,” according to company executives.

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