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Target Launches Bath And Body Care Lines For Women And Children

March 3, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Retailer Target launched the You Are Amazing and Mayfair Soap Foundry lines of bath and body care products. According to the company, You Are Amazing products are aimed at inspiring and empowering young women and feature a range of scents in four product formats. These include the Hello Beautiful Skin Body Lotion Collection and the Clean On Up Body Wash range. Mayfair Soap Foundry Grapefruit and Bergamot collection includes Sugar Scrub in Grapefruit Bergamot, while Body Souffle skin moisturizers combine aloe and cocoa seed.
Nancy Jeffries , "Bath and Body Lines Target Women and Children’s Well Being", Beauty Packaging, March 03, 2016, © Rodman Media
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Dove Introduces Dry Oil Body Wash And Beauty Bar

March 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Dove introduced the Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash and Dry Oil Beauty Bar bath products. Infused with Moroccan Argan Oil, the products are designed to help women deal with dry skin, one of their biggest skin concerns. With a suggested retail price of $6.99, the 22 fl. oz. body wash replenishes the skin with 12 times more natural nutrients than rival products, while the Beauty Bar, priced at $3.79 per two-pack, hydrates the skin better than any soap can, the company said.
Gina Acosta, "Dove unveils 2 new 'dry oil' products", Drug Store News, March 02, 2016, © Drug Store News
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Technology Enables Customers To Create Personalized Beauty Buying Experience, Studies Reveal

March 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Consumers prefer to use technology to create their own personalized experience when shopping for beauty products. Mintel said its latest study revealed 45 percent of beauty consumers saying they want to search for product information in-store using their mobile devices, according to Mintel. Beauty channels can help drugstore chains and mass market operators to attract millennial shoppers; however, they will have to compete with specialty retailers, such as Sephora and Ulta. Data from TABS showed Sephora and Ulta have the highest cosmetics penetration growth in 2015, with 41 percent for Ulta and 25 percent for Sephora.
Lonni Delane, "What’s Next: The personalized beauty shopping experience", Drug Store News, March 02, 2016, © Drug Store News
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India's Top CPG Companies Cut Prices Of Leading Products In January 2015

March 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
India’s leading consumer packaged goods companies, including Marico Ltd., Dabur India Ltd., and Procter & Gamble Home Products Ltd., have reduced the prices of their leading products. According to brokerage firm Religare Securities Ltd., raw material cost index for CPG companies declined 0.7 percent in January 2016, compared with the previous month, and 3.8 percent lower than the previous year. In December 2015, sales of CPG products dropped to a five-year low, following an economic slowdown in the country’s rural regions. Prices of toothpastes rose, according to Religare, with leading manufacturers, including Colgate-Palmolive, Hindustan Unilever, and GlaxoSmithKline, leading the trend in January 2016.
Sapna Agarwal, "Dabur, Marico and P&G drop prices of flagship products in January", Livemint, March 02, 2016, © HT Media Ltd.
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Procter & Gamble Sells Brazilian Brand Hipoglos To Johnson & Johnson

March 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble said it has sold its Hipoglos brand of diaper rash cream in Brazil to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Expected to close in the next 4–6 months, subject to local regulatory approvals, the deal covers a brand that has been present in the country for more than 70 years. Hipoglos is popular among Brazilian mothers who use the product to protect their babies’ skin from diaper rash.
"P&G Divests Hipoglós Brand to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.", Procter & Gamble, March 02, 2016, © Procter & Gamble
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The Body Shop Launches Business In Sri Lanka

March 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
UK-based beauty retailer The Body Shop opened its first store in Sri Lanka. Established by Dame Anita Roddick in 1976, The Body Shop operates more than 3,000 stores in 60 countries. In 1987, the company introduced fair trade to the beauty market and was the first cosmetics brand to receive a cruelty-free recognition under the Humane Cosmetics standard.
"The Body Shop launches in Sri Lanka", Lanka Business Online, March 01, 2016, © Lanka Business Online (Pvt) Ltd.
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Tom's Of Maine Introduces Natural Toothpaste With Quick Relief For Sensitive Teeth

March 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Tom’s of Maine introduced the Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste. Designed for people with sensitive teeth, the toothpaste blocks the pathways to sensitive nerves to help control pain. According to the company, the product uses a patented combination of arginine and calcium carbonate to help control pain. Also, the company said the toothpaste contains no artificial dyes, sweeteners, or preservatives, and were not tested on animals.
"New Tom's of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Natural Toothpaste Delivers Patented Technology to Sensitive Teeth Sufferers", PR Newswire, March 01, 2016, © PR Newswire Association LLC
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Dove Introduces Pure Care Dry Oils Line Of Haircare Oils

March 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Dove introduced the Pure Care Dry Oils line of haircare oils. Made from first-pressed organic oils the company claims are absorbed instantly to nourish and pamper the hair, the line includes two products: Nourishing Treatment, which contains African macadamia oil; and Restorative Treatment, which comes with Anatolian pomegranate seed oil. Dove suggests three ways to use Dove Pure Care Dry Oils, including pre-washing of hair, post-washing, and as treatment enhancer.
"Discover shine and softness with Dove Pure Care Dry Oils", Unilever, March 01, 2016, © Unilever
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Plackers Introduces Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids' Flossers

March 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Plackers introduced the Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers line of dental flossing products. Designed with a dual-grip handle, the floss is easy for children to use and allow parents to help. According to the company, using Plackers flossers can reduce tooth decay and help ensure healthy gums. Also, the dental floss is designed with an angled head, which lets children and parents reach all teeth with ease.
"Love At First Floss—Parents And Kids Will Love Plackers® New Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers", PR Newswire , March 01, 2016, © PRNewswire/Multivu
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Dove Men+Care Launches Two New Antiperspirants

March 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever’s Dove Men+Care men’s grooming brand expanded its Dove Men+Care Deodorant range by launching the Cool Fresh Dry Spray Antiperspirant and Sensitive Shield Dry Spray Antiperspirant products. Both products come with 48-hour odor and wetness protection, the company said. Cool Fresh Dry Spray Antiperspirant comes with a glacial scent that instantly dries up without irritating the underarm skin. Sensitive Shield Dry Spray comes with a woody scent.
Gina Acosta, "Dove Men+Care adds two new antiperspirant products", Drug Store News, March 01, 2016, © Drug Store News
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Hugo Boss Introduces Hugo Extreme Perfumes For Men And Women

February 29, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Hugo Boss introduced the Hugo Man Extreme and Hugo Woman Extreme lines of perfumes for men and women. Available in 60ml and 100ml bottles, Hugo Man Extreme perfumes come with a new “intense touch of green apple while the heart extends on new aromatic sensations with sage, lavender, and geranium,” creating a masculine fragrance. Hugo Woman Extreme Eau de Parfum comes in 30ml, 50ml, and 75ml bottles.
"Hugo Boss Hugo Extreme Perfume Collection 2016", Perfume Master, February 29, 2016, © PerfumeMaster.org
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Kimberly-Clark Exits Venezuela Market

February 29, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark is reportedly leaving Venezuela, joining other multinational corporations exiting the troubled market. Venezuela accounted for about 3 percent of the company’s net sales in 2014, according to Citi researchers. Overall, Kimberly-Clark reported $2.3 billion in operating cash flow in 2015.
Dimitra DeFotis, "Adios Venezuela: Kimberly-Clark Joins Pepsi & Mondelez Exits", Barron’s, February 29, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Procter & Gamble Sues Poundstretcher For Selling Fake Head & Shoulder Shampoo And Ariel Laundry Products

February 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble filed a lawsuit against UK-based budget retailer Poundstretcher for allegedly selling counterfeit Head & Shoulders shampoo and Ariel laundry products. P&G first learned of the fake products in 2013 when a customer complained to Trading Standards about Ariel laundry care products bought from the retailer’s Sutton-in-Ashfield store. Also, P&G filed trademark infringement lawsuits against wholesalers Home and Beauty and J&S.
Rebecca Stewart, "Procter and Gamble files lawsuit against Poundstretcher and others over fake Head & Shoulders products", The Drum, February 28, 2016, © Carnyx Group Ltd
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Unilever Picks OgilvyOne To Handle Digital Marketing For Dove, Signal, Rexona Brands In Gulf Region

February 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever awarded the digital marketing accounts for its Dove, Signal, and Rexona brands in the Gulf region to OgilvyOne. As part of the deal, OgilvyOne and brand activation agency Geometry Global will take care of the digital and activation plans for the brands. Also, the digital marketing agency will develop strategies and produce campaigns for the brands across different platforms.
"OgilvyOne to lead digital plans for Unilever in Gulf region", Gulf News Journal , February 27, 2016, © Gulf News Journal
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Revlon Posts Strong 4Q And 2015 Sales Growth On Constant Currency Basis

February 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Revlon reported net sales grew 4.2 percent to $521.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to company CEO Lorenzo Delpani. Speaking during the company’s latest earnings call, Delpani said net sales for the full year declined 1.4 percent to $1.91 billion, but grew 4.9 percent on a constant currency basis. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter grew 16.4 percent to $125.6 million and 3.4 percent to $377.5 million for the full year. Net income was $24.8 million for the quarter and $56.1 million for the whole of 2015.
"Revlon's (REV) CEO Lorenzo Delpani on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript", Seeking Alpha, February 26, 2016, © Seeking Alpha
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Unilever Cambodia Awards Closeup Digital Account To Alchemy

February 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever named Alchemy as digital agency for its Closeup oral care brand in Cambodia. Based in Singapore, the agency also works with Unilever in that market. Alchemy’s responsibilities will include online strategic direction, growth, and development.
Rezwana Manjur, "Alchemy extends its remit with Unilever into the Cambodia market", Marketing Interactive, February 26, 2016, © Marketing-Interactive.com. Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd.
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Henkel Reports Stronger Sales In 2015

February 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel reported organic sales grew 3 percent in 2015, according to company CEO Kasper Rorsted. During the company’s latest earnings call, Rorsted said adjusted EBIT margin rose to an all-time high of 16.2 percent, while adjusted earnings per share grew 11.4 percent. Also, the company posted a strong cash flow at €1.7 billion, while spending about €1 billion on acquisitions and capital expenditures. Henkel has proposed a dividend payout ratio of 30.2 percent.
"Henkel's (HENKY) CEO Kasper Rorsted on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript", Seeking Alpha, February 26, 2016, © Seeking Alpha
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Unilever Retains JDO For Clear Haircare Packaging Redesign Job

February 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever Personal Care partnered with JDO Brand & Design to redesign packaging for the company’s Clear portfolio of haircare products for the US market. Unilever’s briefing for JDO called for designs aimed at “young, confident, beauty-focused consumers.” Also, the design team was instructed to incorporate a design element highlighting the “scalp nourishment” capabilities of the product lines.
Tony Corbin , "JDO redesigns Clear haircare portfolio in the US", Packaging News, February 26, 2016, © Packaging News
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Henkel Reports Strong Sales Gains In 2015

February 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel reported sales grew to €18.089 billion in 2015 from €16.428 billion in 2014. Organic sales growth was at 3.0 percent, while EBIT rose 0.4 percentage points to 16.2 percent. Adjusted earnings per preferred share was up 11.4 percent to €4.88. According to the company, all of its three business units posted solid organic growth and improved their profit performance. During the year, Henkel expanded its cash flow from operating activities to €2.384 billion compared with €1.914 billion in 2014. Capital expenditures, with acquisition costs not included, rose to €625 million, compared with €517 million in the previous year.
"Henkel 2015 Annual Report ", Henkel, February 25, 2016, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
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Huggies Natural Extra Care Sensitive Wipes Line Receives Innovative Technology Award

February 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies brand said its Natural Care Extra Sensitive Wipes line of baby wipes has received an Innovative Technology recognition from Vizient, Inc. Based on reviews of the product by hospital experts who joined the member-owned healthcare company’s Innovative Technology Expo in November 2015, the recognition highlights the Huggies Natural Care Extra Sensitive Wipes’ ability to provide a gentle clean for babies’ skin. Designed for hospital use, the wipes were developed in partnership with NICU nurses.
"Huggies Natural Care Extra Sensitive Wipes Receive Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient", Kimberly-Clark, February 25, 2016, © Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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L'Oreal Sells More Cosmetics In China Than In France

February 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal SA CEO Alexis Perakis-Valat said the French cosmetics company’s sales in China grew 4.6 percent to 14.96 billion yuan, or $2.29 billion), in 2015. With sales growth driven in a large part by the local market’s multi-brand make-up boom, the company now sells more cosmetics in China than it does in France. Perakis-Valat also said the market boom is due to the growing “selfies” trend among women in China.
Xu Junqian, "Selfies help drive L'Oreal's China sales amid a beauty craze", China Daily, February 26, 2016, © China Daily Information Co (CDIC)
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Estee Lauder Buys By Kilian Fragrance Brand

February 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. said it has acquired Paris-based prestige fragrance brand By Kilian. Established by Kilian Hennessy in 2007, the brand has established a strong presence in more than 40 countries, mainly in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Highlighting its founder’s luxury and creativity backgrounds, the brand has grown through its use of “immersive freestanding stores, select prestige department stores, and perfumeries.”
"The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Acquires By Kilian", Estée Lauder, February 25, 2016, © The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
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L'Oreal Paris Awards Canada Digital Account To Cossette

February 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal Paris awarded its digital marketing account in Canada to Cossette. Won by Cossette after an in-depth selection process, the account means the agency will provide the brand with strategic and technological support for web platform optimization, content development, and consumer relationship management. Marketel McCann Erickson will remain the brand’s agency of record, while MEC Canada will stay on as L’Oreal’s media agency of record in the country.
"L'Oréal Paris Canada chooses Cossette as its digital agency in Canada", CNW, February 25, 2016, © CNW Group Ltd.
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L'Oreal Names Rinderknech CEO Of China Business

February 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal appointed Stephane Rinderknech as CEO of L’Oreal China. He succeeds Alexis Perakis-Valat, who will remain as EVP in charge of the Asia Pacific zone and member of L’Oreal’s Executive Committee in Shanghai. Rinderknech will remain head of L’Oreal China’s Consumer Products Division.
"New appointment L’Oréal China", L'Oréal, February 25, 2016, © L'Oréal
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Neutrogena Launches First Global Campaign To Inspire Women To Pursue Dreams

February 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty brand Neutrogena launched the “Neutrogena. See What’s Possible” global campaign. Featuring brand ambassador and creative consultant Kerry Washington, the campaign will highlight women’s shared value of pursuing their dreams. Also, the campaign will feature brand ambassadors Jennifer Garner and Julie Bowen and beauty vloggers from seven countries encouraging women to go ahead and pursue their dreams.
"First Global Campaign from Neutrogena® Inspires Women to Chase Their Dreams", PR Newswire, February 24, 2016, © Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
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Henkel Agrees To Become Principal Sponsor Of Waikato Bay Of Plenty Magic Netball Team

February 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel agreed to sponsor the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netball team. Covering the 2016 season, the principal sponsorship deal may turn into a long-term partnership, according to both parties. Car company Kia used to be the team’s principal corporate sponsor.
"Henkel adds their Power to the Magic", Scoop , February 24, 2016, © Scoop Media
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Sephora Opens Online Store In Malaysia

February 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora opened its online store sephora.my in Malaysia. Sephora made the announcement of the store opening following its acquisition of local independent beauty online retailer Luxola. According to Sephora Asia president Anne-Veronique Bruel, by acquiring Luxola, Sephora gained access to an opportunity to expand into the local online beauty market and speed up the company’s growth in the country and in Southeast Asia.
Bervin Cheong, "Sephora online store launches in Malaysia", star2.com, February 24, 2016, © Star Media Group Berhad
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Unilever Names Bayer AG CEO As New Chairman

February 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever PLC announced the appointment of Bayer AG CEO Marijn Dekkers as chairman of the consumer-products company’s board of directors. Before the announcement of his appointment, Dekkers revealed that he was resigning as chief executive of the Germany-based pharmaceuticals company. Dekkers will succeed Unilever’s current chairman Michael Treschow.
Rory Gallivan and Monica Houston-Waesch, "Unilever Appoints Bayer Chief Executive Marijn Dekkers as Chairman", Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Sephora To Sell Prestige Haircare Line Inspired By Madam C.J. Walker

February 23, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora will start selling Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, a prestige line of haircare products from Sundial. Debuting on March 4, 2016, as part of the Black history month, the four collections included in the line will focus on “cleansing, treatment, and styling.” Designed for all hair textures, the products come with shea, coconut, and Jamaican Black Castor oils.
"Sephora To Carry Iconic Black Hair Line Inspired By Madam C.J. Walker", Essence, February 23, 2016, © Essence Communications Inc.
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L'Oreal USA Joins DOE's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program

February 23, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal USA said it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program as part of the company’s efforts to improve its energy efficiency. In this connection, the company promised to improve its energy efficiency by 25 percent over the next 10 years. This will also help the company strengthen its competitiveness while minimizing the environmental impact of its operations.
"L'Oréal USA Joins Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants Program", L’Oréal, February 23, 2016, © L’Oréal
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Henkel Names Steven Kim Head Of Korean Business

February 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel AG & Co. announced the appointment of Steven Kim as country president of Henkel Korea. Kim, who started his career as an IBM engineer in the United States, joined Henkel as head of innovation strategy for Henkel’s adhesives business unit in Germany in July 2014. He was appointed as head of Henkel’s project management division in Korea in September 2015.
Yoon Jin-ho, "Henkel Korea names Steven Kim as president", Pulse, February 22, 2016, © Pulse
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Shiseido Launches Spring 2016 Collection

February 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido introduced its Spring 2016 collection. Described by the brand as products formulated with breakthrough technologies, the collection includes the White Lucent line, Ibuki skincare products, and Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Serum anti-aging line. Also, the collection comes with the Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF20 makeup.
"Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season", Balita Online, February 22, 2016, © Balita Online
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Personal Care Products Contain Harmful Ingredients, French Consumer Group Says

February 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Some personal care products, such as creams, shampoos, and toothpastes, manufactured by companies, including L’Oreal and Procter & Gamble, may contain potentially harmful substances, according to France-based consumer protection group UFC-Que Choisir. According to a list of 185 products published by the group, these products included substances that were legal but could cause allergies, irritations, or endocrinal disorders. Data from the study revealed that eight brands of baby wipes, such as L’Oreal’s Bebe Cadum and Mixa, contain phenoxyethanol, which could be toxic for the blood and liver.
Pascale Denis, "French consumer group warns on potential risks of beauty products", Reuters, February 22, 2016, © Thomson Reuters
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Unilever East Africa Relocates Regional Offices In Kenya

February 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever East Africa relocated its regional offices to Watermark Business Park in Karen, Kenya. According to Unilever Africa president Bruno Witvoet, Kenya remains an important part of the company’s operations in East Africa. Also, the company signed a deal with Tatu City Ltd. to purchase 70 acres of industrial land at the Tatu Industrial Park.
Martin Mwita, "Unilever relocates regional office to Karen, says E Africa key market", The Star, February 22, 2016, © The Star
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Procter & Gamble Sells Escudo Soap Brand To Kimberly-Clark De Mexico

February 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble said it has sold its Escudo soap brand in Mexico and other Latin America markets to Kimberly-Clark de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. Expected to close in the first half of 2016, the deal covers the Escudo, which was launched in Mexico more than 50 years ago. Escudo is the leading antibacterial soap brand in the local market.
"P&G Divests Escudo Soap Brand to Kimberly-Clark de Mexico", Procter & Gamble, February 22, 2016, © Procter & Gamble
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Givaudan Launches Book Highlighting Its Contribution To Fragrances And Flavors Markets

February 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Fragrances and flavors company Givaudan launched the book “An Odyssey of Flavors and Fragrances” during an event in Paris. Created in partnership with publishing houses Abrams and Editions de la Martiniere, the book focuses on the company’s contribution to the fragrances and flavors industries. Five authors contribute pieces about the “philosophical, historical, scientific, and literary aspects” of the industry.
"Givaudan Launches New Fragrance Industry Book", SpecialChem, February 22, 2016, © SpecialChem
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Reckitt Benckiser Reviews Public Relations Account In Nigeria

February 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Reckitt Benckiser is reviewing its public relations account in Nigeria. Several local major agencies, including JSP Communications, Sesema PR, and TPT International, are competing for the account. Synthesis Communications handled the PR account until December 2015.
Raheem Akingbolu, "JSP, Sesema PR, Others Pitch for Reckitt Benckiser Account", This Day Live, February 20, 2016, © Leaders & Company Limited
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Procter & Gamble Aims To Improve Product Quality

February 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. CEO David Taylor said his company plans to improve the quality of products it has retained following its offloading of non-core brands and businesses during the past few years. Taylor added his company’s goal is to make P&G products “noticeably better than competitors” from the very first time consumers use those products. P&G is facing growing competition from rivals and their lower-cost products, which makes it imperative to make its products stand out in the crowded market.
Lauren Coleman-Lochner, "P&G's New CEO Vows to Boost Product Quality After Dumping Brands", Bloomberg, February 20, 2016, © Bloomberg L.P.
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L'Oreal Plans To Launch Natural, Organic Haircare Brand In U.S.

February 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal plans to launch a brand of natural, organic haircare products in the United States, according to CEO Jean-Paul Agon. Speaking at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference, Agon said the planned move is part of efforts to respond to growing demand for natural and organic haircare products. While Agon refused to reveal which brand the company plans to launch in the U.S. market, a source claimed the name of the brand is Whole Blends.
Allison Collins , "L’Oreal to Bring Natural Garnier Hair-care Brand to U.S.", Women’s Wear Daily, February 19, 2016, © Fairchild Fashion Media
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Henkel Names Houdayer EVP Of Beauty Care Business

February 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel said Pascal Houdayer, corporate senior vice president in the company’s Laundry & Home Care business unit, will be appointed member of the Henkel Management Board on March 1, 2016. Houdayer will also replace Hans Van Bylene as EVP for the Beauty Care business effective May 1, 2016. On the same day, Van Bylen will become CEO of Henkel, succeeding Kasper Rorsted who will leave the company on April 30, 2016.
"Pascal Houdayer to succeed Hans Van Bylen as Executive Vice President Henkel Beauty Care", Henkel, February 19, 2016, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
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Procter & Gamble Sues To Protect Crest Whitestrips Intellectual Property

February 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. sued Onuge Personal Care (Guangzhou) Co., LTD., and MS International Enterprises LLC for allegedly violating the former’s intellectual property. P&G claimed that the companies are infringing its intellectual property by “manufacturing and selling private label tooth whitening strip products to retailers.” According to the company, the lawsuit is part of its efforts to protect its intellectual property related to the Crest Whitestrips products.
"P&G Files Infringement Complaint Against Onuge Personal Care (Guangzhou) Co, LTD. and MS International Enterprises LLC. ", Procter & Gamble, February 19, 2016, © Procter & Gamble
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The Body Shop Launches British Rose Line In Philippines

February 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer The Body Shop launched the British Rose line of personal care products in the Philippines. Described as a British interpretation of the rose, a timeless icon of femininity, the range includes the Instant Glow Body Butter body and bath collection; Lip & Cheek Stain skin hydration products; and Petal-Soft Hand Cream.
"Let beauty bloom with the Body Shop's british rose collection", The Standard , February 18, 2016, © The Standard
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Unilever Marketing Vet Assumes Top Marketing Role

February 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever International has elevated Aseem Puri to chief marketing officer from senior director of marketing for fabric cleaning in Asia, where he handles brand innovation, digital marketing, digital content and brand communication. As chief marketing officer he will be responsible for launching and building brands globally across new geographies, channels and customers. The focus will be on digital lead launches, ecommerce exclusive launches and online consumer marketing. His purview will include North America, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, China, Japan, and Korea for home care, personal care, foods and refreshments brands.
Rayana Pandey, "Unilever appoints Aseem Puri to CMO role", Marketing-Interactive.com , February 18, 2016, © Marketing-Interactive.com. Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd.
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Procter & Gamble CEO Announces Plan To Hire More From Outside Company

February 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. plans to hire more people from outside the company, including for its marketing staff, according to new CEO David Taylor. Speaking at a Consumer Analyst Group of New York event in Florida, Taylor said the plan is part of his strategy to spur growth for the company’s top-line business. Also, the company plans to implement a round of $10 billion cost-cutting for the next five years.
Jack Neff, "P&G Will Hire More From Outside, Including Marketers, New CEO Says", Advertising Age, February 18, 2016, © Crain Communications
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Garnier India Names Contract Advertising Unit Digital Media Agency

February 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Garnier India awarded its digital and social media account to iContract, the digital media agency of Contract Advertising. As part of its mandate, iContract will handle development of digital strategy, brand campaigns, social media management, and influencer relationships for the company’s brand lineup. Products covered by the deal include hair care, styling, facial care, and hair color.
"iContract to handle Garnier India's digital and social media duties", ET Brand Equity, February 18, 2016, © ETBrandEquity.com
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Hello Products Launches Naturally Friendly Toothpaste

February 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Personal care products maker hello products launched the hello naturally friendly oral care toothpaste. According to the company, the product contains no fluoride and SLS and is designed for both children and adults. Made with aloe vera, erythritol, and xylitol, the toothpaste comes in a natural watermelon flavor for kids and a natural sweet mint flavor for adults.
"Meet Your New Squeeze: New hello Products Naturally Friendly Toothpastes Now in Oral Care Aisle at National Retailers", Business Wire, February 18, 2016, © Business Wire
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MNC Launches BrandOutlet Online Store In Indonesia

February 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Investment company MNC Group launched BrandOutlet, an online store for high-end beauty and fashion products in Indonesia. Highlighting the potential of Internet-based retail in the country, the online store comes with a product lineup that is 60 percent made up of local brands. Operating on a multi-channel basis across mobile and desktop, the store also comes with a dedicated blog.
Lucy Whitehouse, "Premium beauty and fashion e-commerce site launched in Indonesia", CosmeticDesign-Asia.com, February 18, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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Natura Cosmeticos Reports Stronger Revenue, Weaker Profits In 2015

February 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Natura Cosméticos S.A. reported gross revenue grew 8.6 percent to R$10.8 billion in 2015, compared with 2014. According to the Brazil-based beauty company, it ended the year with 1.9 million consultants and an EBITDA of R$1.5 billion, a decline of 3.8 percent from the previous year. Net income dropped 29.9 percent to R$513 million, compared with 2014, while free cash flow was R$818, compared with R$209 million in 2014. Gross revenue in Brazil fell 3.6 percent, with cosmetics, fragrances, and toiletry markets posting first contraction in 23 years.
"Natura 4Q15 Earnings Release", Natura Cosmeticos, February 17, 2016, © Natura Cosméticos S.A
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Unilever Agrees To Sponsor 2016 BTR Port Sunlight Road Race

February 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever said it has agreed to be the headline sponsor for the 2016 BTR Port Sunlight Road Race. Also, the company plans to enter a team of runners to the 5K and 10K categories of the race. Port Sunlight was home to Unilever’s first research laboratory, which created many of the company’s home and personal care technologies.
"Unilever to sponsor Port Sunlight Road Race", Insider Media, February 17, 2016, © Newsco Insider Limited
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GSK Names Ramil Burden Head Of Malaysia Business

February 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
GlaxoSmithKline named Ramil Burden as vice president, general manager for GSK Malaysia and Brunei. Effective immediately, Burden succeeds Erum Shakir Rahim who is appointed as general manager of GSK Bangladesh. Burden’s responsibilities would include managing the company’s operations and portfolio across therapeutic areas, including vaccines, respiratory, and urology.
Rayana Pandey, "GSK names Malaysia business head", Marketing-Interactive.com, February 17, 2016, © Marketing-Interactive.com
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