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Estée Lauder US color cosmetics sales save the day!

Estée Lauder US color cosmetics sales save the day!

By Michelle Yeomans

Despite a drop in demand for Estée Lauder’s heritage brands, US sales were on the up; thanks to new product introductions, holiday sets and expanded distribution in the company’s make-up and luxury categories.

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things

By Simon Pitman

With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.

Valeant's hostile bid for Allergan hits hurdles

Valeant's hostile bid for Allergan hits hurdles

By Simon Pitman

Pharmaceutical giant Valeant’s move to create a second-step merger with Botox-maker Allergan has hit hurdles, as Allergan’s CFO resigns at the same time the company is said to be seeking out an alternative buyer.

P&G fourth quarter shows continued slide in sales

P&G fourth quarter shows continued slide in sales

By Simon Pitman

Procter & Gambler has revealed that its net sales slipped 1% in the fourth and final quarter of the year, capping off a challenging year, with the company now set on a major brand portfolio shake up.

Argentina proving a tough nut to crack

Argentina proving a tough nut to crack

By Lucy Whitehouse

While neighboring Brazil continues to dominate in the global beauty industry, a spotlight recently shone on Argentina by market research firm Euromonitor reveals brands are finding it much tougher going over the border.

Fragrance sector smelling sweet in America

Fragrance sector smelling sweet in America

By Lucy Whitehouse

Sales are still on the up for the flavors and fragrance industry in America, and are expected to reach $6 billion by 2017, according to research firm Euromonitor.

Restorsea files lawsuit against Aqua Bio Technology

Restorsea files lawsuit against Aqua Bio Technology

By Simon Pitman

US-based skin care company Restorsea has filed a lawsuit again Norway-based Aqua Bio Technology (ABT) claiming it breached a businsess contract, allegations ABT says it will fight against.

Ulta Q3 growth in line with forecasts

Ulta Q3 growth in line with forecasts

By Chris BARKER

Ulta Beauty Salon has reportedly met its growth forecast for the third quarter of 2013 with respectable increases in sales and net profits.

Expert: Avon

Expert: Avon "does not understand" MLM model

By Chris BARKER

Cosmetics company Avon "does not understand" the MLM model and is dangerously trapped between two different strategies for selling, according to an expert in multi-level marketing.

Schwan relocates headquarters to Rutherford County

Schwan relocates headquarters to Rutherford County

By Chris BARKER

Schwan Cosmetics has moved its USA headquarters from New Jersey to Rutherford County in North Carolina in order to take advantage of a higher quality of life and a more skilled work force.

Amazon breaks into luxury beauty retail

Amazon breaks into luxury beauty retail

By Simon Pitman

Amazon has just launched a new luxury beauty division for the US market, in direct competition with the online presence that luxury beauty retailer Sephora has already carved out.

Cash-strapped Brazilians turn to e-commerce

Cash-strapped Brazilians turn to e-commerce

By Chris BARKER

Brazilian buyers are increasingly using e-commerce to purchase cosmetics as a result of the country’s poor economic situation, according to a report by market research company E-bit.

US sales down as Q4 profits plummet at Revlon

US sales down as Q4 profits plummet at Revlon

By Andrew McDougall

Cosmetic manufacturer Revlon saw its fourth quarter and full year profits plummet as it saw sales dry up in the US and Europe, with China as its only saving grace.

Jean-Paul Agon, L'Oréal CEO

L’Oréal chief to hand back stock-options

L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has announced that he will hand back half the stock-options he received in 2010 and that the French firm will stop using them altogether.

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