Retail & the Beauty Consumer

At Coty, there will soon be a new president of consumer beauty

At Coty, there will soon be a new president of consumer beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Esi Eggleston Bracey, who has overseen the consumer beauty portfolio at Coty since the company finalized the acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business in October of last year, will leave Coty at the end of the month.

Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Washington Report cosmetics

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

By Deanna Utroske

A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors and policies will have on the cosmetics...

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study with Air Paris

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study

By Deanna Utroske

Last summer Revlon got into the prestige beauty business in a big way by acquiring Elizabeth Arden. Some two years before that deal, Elizabeth Arden invested in an Air Paris rebranding scheme that wisely leveraged the potential of content, sharing and...

Where politics, the Trump White House, and the beauty business meet

Analysis

Where politics and beauty meet

By Deanna Utroske

New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new level of coverage in a cosmetics...

new New York City headquarters social selling beauty company New Avon

A new headquarters for New Avon

By Deanna Utroske

After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds of New Avon staff will move from the East Side to Lower Manhattan.

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker has plans to grow its business with personal care manufacturers in the US and emerging marketing, including Latin America. This deal is very much a part of the Elementis growth strategy.  

personal care brand Burt’s Bees gets credit for Clorox category growth

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the lifestyle segment.

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

By Deanna Utroske

This week the cosmetics company announced four appointments and a couple of departures. The men taking on new leadership roles across professional products, brands, and HR have all been working with L’Oréal for years.

cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty establishes holding company

Ulta Beauty establishes its own holding company

By Deanna Utroske

As of January 29, the cosmetics retailer has reorganized its company structure, and Ulta executives believe that the business will be more efficient in this new configuration.

Personal care industry executives from Dow and J&J  meet with Trump

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

By Deanna Utroske

Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be representing the cosmetics and personal care industry in these meetings going forward.

Coty facility coming to Calabasas, California

Coty facility coming to Calabasas, California

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty maker’s planed move to a site west of Los Angeles has been approved by both the city’s council and planning committee. And, while the decision has upset select local leaders and residents, it’s not generating nearly as much press as other recent...

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

Living Proof prestige hair care to become a Unilever brand in 2017

Living Proof to become a Unilever brand in 2017

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational consumer goods company announced plans this month to acquire Living Proof, a prestige hair care company best known, perhaps, for being co-owned by businesswoman and actress Jennifer Aniston.

Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

By Deanna Utroske

The dynamic, California-based biotech firm is making beauty news again, this time for a joint venture (announced on Tuesday) with Nikkol, a specialty chemical company out of Japan, which is buying a significant portion of the Amyris Neossance business.

Avon headquarters leaves the US

Avon headquarters leaves the US

By Deanna Utroske

As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment of a new CFO.

A new president for Mary Kay North America

A new president for Mary Kay North America

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the direct-sales beauty company named a new leader for its business in the US and Canada. Mary Kay selected a company veteran to succeed Darrell Overcash when he retires next year.

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

By Deanna Utroske

The indie beauty and personal care company announced recently that it has accepted a growth equity investment from ACG, the same firm that’s partnered with Nudestix and Tata Harper Skincare.

prestige makeup company Estée Lauder now owns BECCA Cosmetics

Estée Lauder now owns the BECCA brand

By Deanna Utroske

It was less than a month ago Cosmetics Design reported that Estée Lauder was acquiring makeup company brand BECCA Cosmetics. That deal is now final, and the company’s prestige market share is all the stronger for it.

fine fragrance and beauty company IFF acquiring Fragrance Resources

IFF acquiring Fragrance Resources

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the international flavor and fragrance company announced plans to buy Fragrance Resources and thereby further focus on regional opportunities in fine fragrance, beauty, personal care, and more.

Net sales flat at P&G for Q1 of fiscal 2017

Net sales flat at P&G

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer packaged goods company release its Q1 results on Tuesday, the first such report since P&G completed its divesture of specialty beauty brands to Coty.

2016 Q3 sales are up double-digits at fragrance company Inter Parfums

Sales are up double-digits at Inter Parfums

By Deanna Utroske

The fragrance company will release its official Q3 results early next month. In the meantime, it’s safe to say that new fragrances are selling big in this country.