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Procter & Gamble has filed a patent for a hairbrush or comb that uses sensors to analyse the overall condition during grooming, feeding that back to consumers [Getty Images]

P&G files patent on ‘smart’ hair grooming device

By Kacey Culliney

Personal care major Procter & Gamble (P&G) has developed a hair grooming device that analyses the time, speed and force of brushing, collecting and storing data to communicate with its user.

Indie Beauty Profile Chris Hobson Patchology

Indie Beauty Profile

Chris Hobson, Patchology

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Chris Hobson, founder of Patchology, shares his candid thoughts on the worth of industry trends and suggests that a startup skin care brand can find allies where they might be least expected, like on a legacy department store’s...

Alex Keith steps up to lead P&G’s streamlined beauty business

Alex Keith steps up to lead P&G’s streamlined beauty business

By Deanna Utroske

Following last year’s divesture of dozens of brands, P&G still does a multibillion dollar business in beauty. And as of next month, Keith, who’s been with the company since 1989 will be in charge of what’s left of the P&G skin care and personal...

At P&G, over 15 beauty and personal care brands remain

At P&G, over 15 beauty and personal care brands remain

By Deanna Utroske

Coty has completed the acquisition of 41 P&G brands. But that CPG company still owns many big names in beauty and has plans to remain a market leader with advancing product technologies and legacy brands.

Will Old Spice lawsuit hurt Procter & Gamble?

Will Old Spice lawsuit hurt Procter & Gamble?

By Simon Pitman

P&G has been facing up to the challenge of flat sales and a significant restructuring of the business, but more challenges come as it is slapped with a lawsuit on its Old Spice brand.

P&G continues to shed brands with Hipoglós sale

P&G continues to shed brands with Hipoglós sale

By Simon Pitman

As part of its continued efforts to refocus and tighten its brand portfolio, Procter & Gamble has announced the divestment of its Hipoglós in Latin America, adding to a catalogue of sales worldwide.

Borghese preps for brand relaunch, appoints global president

Borghese preps for brand relaunch, appoints global president

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetics and skin care company intends to energize its product lines by focusing on direct-to-consumer platforms and global distribution, a strategy laid out by the ‘brand builder’ newly in charge at Borghese.

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.

The Old Spice brand portfolio gets a make-over

The Old Spice brand portfolio gets a make-over

By Simon Pitman

Procter & Gamble has decided to revamp one of the oldest men’s grooming brands by reformulating and rebranding with the help of a digital informercial to get the message out.

Coty to merge P&G brands in $12.5bn deal

Coty to merge P&G brands in $12.5bn deal

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Confirmation has come through that Coty will acquire 43 fragrance, colour cosmetics, and hair care brands from Procter & Gamble in a deal valued at $12.5 billion (€11.2bn).

Coty said to be closing in on P&G acquisition

Coty said to be closing in on P&G acquisition

By Simon Pitman

Share prices in Coty have risen significantly as rumors gather pace that the company has won out in the bidding war to buy part of Procter & Gamble’s beauty portfolio.

P&G sells Frédéric Fekkai hair care

P&G sells Frédéric Fekkai hair care

By Deanna Utroske

The luxury hair brand along with its network of salons will be officially acquired on June 30th by a new venture dubbed Fekkai Brands, LLC.

L’Oreal Paris named most powerful and valuable cosmetics brand

L’Oreal Paris named most powerful and valuable cosmetics brand

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

L’Oreal Paris has been named the most powerful and valuable cosmetics brand by strategy consultancy Brand Finance, and its study has also highlighted positives for the Procter & Gamble brands, whilst it is bad news for Avon.

Revlon appoints new head of marketing

Revlon appoints new head of marketing

By Simon Pitman

In a bid to continue its turn around, Revlon has announced that Benjamin Karsch has been appointed executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the company’s consumer division.

P&G CEO pledges to cut brand portfolio by more than half

P&G CEO pledges to cut brand portfolio by more than half

By Simon Pitman

Following a financial year where Procter & Gamble has seen its sales continue to slide, the company has announced that it will slash the size of its product portfolio by more than half in an effort to make the business more efficient.

Crest develops a taste for chocolate

Crest develops a taste for chocolate

Crest, an oral hygiene brand from consumer goods company Procter & Gamble, is launching a new range of unusually-flavored toothpastes.

Unilever sells off ethnic hair care brand

Unilever sells off ethnic hair care brand

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has been making a lot of announcements of late and the latest is that it will sell of part of its hair care business as it looks to focus on its core brands.

Industry might see implications from Target's transparency rankings

Industry might see implications from Target's transparency rankings

By Chris BARKER

As Target becomes the latest US retailer to commit to providing consumers with more information than ever on the health and environmental impact of the cosmetics they use, it could potentially mean that some in the industry will have to step up their...

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