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Personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE makes second acquisition this month

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that it has reached a deal to acquire Swallowfield’s beauty manufacturing business. The news comes just 2 weeks after KDC/ONE acquired Alkos and again furthers the company’s presence and capabilities in Europe.

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The Estée Lauder Companies creates a new role for Sara Moss

By Deanna Utroske

This month, Moss became the beauty company’s vice chairman, a post that sees her advising executive management, collaborating with senior staff to advance women’s leadership, and coordinating communication between the board of directors and the Lauder...

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Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

Cosmoprof North America is just 3 weeks away!

Cosmoprof North America is just 3 weeks away!

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmoprof North America event will be opening its doors in less than three weeks, and this year it will incorporate a number of brand new innovations to the show floor.

What trade wars mean to smaller beauty players

What trade wars mean to smaller beauty players

By Simon Pitman

Trade wars have been grabbing the headlines for the past couple of years, with protectionist policies spelling both opportunity and barriers for small- to medium-sized beauty companies.

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How trade wars are impacting the cosmetics industry

By Simon Pitman

Global trade has seen some big changes in recent years, highlighted by massive shifts in international trade agreements that have impacted many areas of business, including the beauty and personal care industry.

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European Union signs trade agreement with Mercosur

By Simon Pitman

The European Union has signed a big trade agreement with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay that will see many tariffs eliminated in the two regions, including chemicals.

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