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KDC expands into home care with acquisition

KDC expands into home care with acquisition

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the Ontario-based personal care and cosmetics contract manufacturer announced the acquisition of the Aromair Fine Fragrance Company, a move that expands the KDC business into a whole new industry.

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty retailer is now accepting applications for its program supporting women entrepreneurs in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries. Though founders need not be beauty brand leaders to apply; Sephora is also actively recruiting...

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

By Deanna Utroske

This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward...

The Notables 2017 (image courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation)

The Fragrance Foundation honors ten industry leaders of the future

By Deanna Utroske

Last Thursday evening at the LVMH Tower in New York City, the foundation held its third-annual event celebrating The Notables, accomplished millennial executives working in every facet of the fragrance business from oil houses through to brands.

image courtesy of Beautycounter

Beautycounter brings in new executive leaders

By Deanna Utroske

The ‘safer skincare’ and ‘cleaner cosmetics’ company announced this week that four men, with significant industry experience, have joined the Beautycounter team. And, one company-founding executive is on her way out.

Kathy Cullin, General Manager of Bare Escentuals US

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

By Deanna Utroske

On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in it Cullin reports to Marc Rey, president and CEO of Shiseido Americas.

Changes in the ranks at Fragrance West

Changes in the ranks at Fragrance West

By Deanna Utroske

The Van Nuys, California–based creative perfumery and fragrance manufacturer recently announced several senior staff appointments that company president Christina Fiduccia believes will meaningfully advance Fragrance West’s standing in the industry.

PDC Brands acquires Original Additions

PDC Brands acquires Original Additions

By Deanna Utroske

With this latest cosmetics company acquisition, PDC secures its industry position further and sets the stage for international business as well.

Revlon names Fabian Garcia as its CEO

People On The Move

Revlon names Fabian Garcia as its CEO

By Simon Pitman

Having spent a little over a month without a leader, the Revlon board of executives has announced that Fabian Garcia is making the jump from Colgate-Palmolive to become the new CEO and President.

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.

NuSil repositions itself with new personal care division

NuSil repositions itself with new personal care division

By Simon Pitman

NuSil has opened a new business division dedicated to silicone-based personal care ingredients earlier this year. In this video interview, the company's technical sales manager, Jeff Caruso, explains the focus and strategy for it and highlights its...

Industry events turn to apps to aid show organisation

Industry events turn to apps to aid show organisation

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The cosmetics industry was traditionally slow on the uptake of mobile applications for smartphones; but what has become an area of growth for manufacturers in recent years has also been utilized by a number of industry event organizers, who have developed...

J&J CEO steps down

J&J CEO steps down

By Andrew McDougall

Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon has announced his retirement and will be succeeded by Alex Gorsky at a time of mixed fortunes for the company.

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