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Natura posts strong full-year 2018 results

Natura posts strong full-year 2018 results

By Simon Pitman

Natura & Co revealed that all three of its business divisions – Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop – posted strong full-year 2018 results, capped off by a robust fourth quarter.

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SOL Global’s new venture will add cannabis beauty

By Deanna Utroske

The international investment firm has formed a subsidiary dedicated to hemp, CBD, and THC-free cannabinoid and has plans develop or acquire cosmetics and personal care brands in this space.

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Lisa M. Edwards to join board of directors at Colgate-Palmolive

By Deanna Utroske

The Salesforce executive will take her seat at the table March 1st; and later this year 2 board members will retire. The leadership changes come at a time of transition for Colgate: the consumer products company’s next CEO takes his post in April.

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Beauty brush maker Anisa International opens LA studio

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetic brush design and manufacturing company announced its formal expansion to the West Coast late last week. Anisa International, of course, collaborates with numerous customers in the area, but with this latest venture the makeup brush company...

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Mary Kay invests in high school entrepreneurship program

By Deanna Utroske

Business leaders from the direct-sales beauty company will mentor students at Lewisville High school near Dallas, Texas. The project, which also has support from local government and a foundation, will teach students to build businesses in real time....

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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