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Investors are indecisive about Coty. Here’s why…

Investors are indecisive about Coty. Here’s why…

By Simon Pitman

Share prices in Coty have been volatile ever since the company announced major expansion plans last year, and the trend has been downward so far this year, reflecting a number of uncertainties.

Who will acquire Revlon?

Who will acquire Revlon?

By Deanna Utroske

That’s the question majority owner Ron Perelman is asking—late last week he filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission declaring that his investment firm is exploring strategic alternatives involving the company.

P&G streamlines global PR strategy

P&G streamlines global PR strategy

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer goods company is making changes to save money and influence consumers all at once, with public relations efforts squarely refocused on brand-building thought leadership initiatives.

Top-hitting trend articles in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

Trends in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

Top-hitting trend articles in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016

By Simon Pitman

In our final post of 2015 the Cosmetics Design team is bringing you a selection of the biggest trends that we have covered over the course of the year, as well as trend projections for 2016.

Sheri McCoy, Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc. (photo via Avon)

Avon North America will be a privately held company in 2016

By Deanna Utroske

This morning, Avon announced its acceptance of a $605m equity investment from Cerberus Capital Management that will help the direct-sales beauty company develop further internationally, deliver value to shareholders, and (for now) let the North American...

IFF Global Headquarters in New York, NY (image via IFF)

IFF updates corporate image in time for the New Year

By Deanna Utroske

This month the fragrance and flavors manufacturer rolled out a new look and new mission that puts innovation first and is meant to position the company as the go-to industry partner for profitable endeavors.

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

DuPont and Dow merger set to form mega chemical company

By Simon Pitman

DuPont and Dow are to merge with the intention of forming three divisions that will include a material science business as the focus for cosmetics and personal care ingredients, that will eventually be spun off into three separate companies.

Dow and DuPont on the brink of a merger

Dow and DuPont on the brink of a merger

By Deanna Utroske

The consolidation of these US chemical corporations will be a game changer for the personal care and cosmetics industries and have staggering economic implications on a regional, national, and global scale.

Hoax! Oprah is not about to invest in Avon

Hoax! Oprah is not about to invest in Avon

By Simon Pitman

Avon stock prices soared by as much as 17% yesterday as rumors circulated that Oprah Winfrey wanted to invest in the cosmetics giant – a story that has proved to be a hoax.

Is a turnaround finally in sight for troubled Avon?

Is a turnaround finally in sight for troubled Avon?

By Simon Pitman

After several years of steep decline for one of the biggest cosmetic players in the world, a positive rating from Citibank has sent stock prices surging amidst renewed hopes of improvements.

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

By Deanna Utroske

This weekend, Japan’s SATO, a global auto-ID supplier with solutions for supply chain management, tracking, labels, RFID and more, announced its purchase of the São Paulo–based company. 

Is e.l.f. Cosmetics prepping for an IPO?

Is e.l.f. Cosmetics prepping for an IPO?

By Deanna Utroske

Financial news media is reporting that the company has teamed up with underwriters for a stock market launch expected to take place early next year

ULTA faces class action

ULTA faces class action

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetics retailer has been accused by former shop managers in California of misclassifying their employment status to avoid paying overtime wages.

Design agency Diadeis acquires Kong Rex

Design agency Diadeis acquires Kong Rex

By Deanna Utroske

By picking up the Brazilian firm, graphics services company Diaeis is expanding its global footprint as well as jockeying to work with leading beauty and personal care companies investing in South America.

L’Oréal reports optimistic half-year results

L’Oréal reports optimistic half-year results

By Deanna Utroske

Business for the beauty giant is booming everywhere—except in Brazil—and the success of some niche brands acquired by the company says a lot about evolving consumer behavior and which business models work well in the current economy.

Brand divestment and new CEO signal P&G’s focus shift away from Beauty

Analysis from Euromonitor

Brand divestment and new CEO signal P&G’s focus shift away from Beauty

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It has been a busy time for Procter & Gamble with the brand divestment to Coty and the announcement of its new CEO and this all acts as evidence that the company is shifting its focus away from Beauty, according to market research firm Euromonitor...

First Aid Beauty gets a financial boost

First Aid Beauty gets a financial boost

By Deanna Utroske

Castanea Partners has made an investment in the prestige skin care company, commonly known as FAB, and is focused on what lies ahead. 

Ingrid Jackel steps in as CEO at Yes To

Ingrid Jackel steps in as CEO at Yes To

By Deanna Utroske

The natural skin and hair care company is positioning itself for innovation and growth with this latest appointment; Jackel most previously led one of the fastest growing cosmetic businesses in the mass category.

Joanna Grillo, SVP of human resources for LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics (left) wiht Lisa Marie Ringus of 24 Seven

HR belongs in the C-Suite

By Deanna Utroske

Speaking at the CEW career development event last week in New York City, Lisa Marie Ringus of 24 Seven shared proprietary insights from the 2015 Beauty Salary & Job Market Report and called for beauty brands to elevate their human resource departments.

H20 Plus leaves Chicago to grow the business

H20 Plus leaves Chicago to grow the business

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care company launched there in 1989, but by this time next year, corporate headquarters will be fully relocated to San Francisco, California, and manufacturing will ultimately be outsourced.

New majority stakeholder for Too Faced Cosmetics

New majority stakeholder for Too Faced Cosmetics

Late last week, global growth equity firm General Atlantic acquired the shareholding from Weston Presidio and plans to capitalize on the brand’s momentum, acquainting more women with Too Faced.

Rodan + Fields up for sale?

Rodan + Fields up for sale?

By Deanna Utroske

The direct sales skin care brand and Wells Fargo are weighing the options, as the company eyes further expansion into international markets.

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