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Unilever Receives Top-Employer Honors From China's Top Employers Institute

January 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever was named the number 1 employer in China by the Top Employers Institute. Unilever China, which has a number of initiatives aimed at meeting the challenges posed by the China market, has been implementing programs to always improve its HR strategies and policies. Its efforts to put people at the heart of its business has earned Top Employers Institute’s recognition, the company said.
"Unilever named top employer in China", Unilever, January 14, 2016, © Unilever
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Shiseido Shifts Marketing Focus; Aims At Women In Their 30s

January 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Japan-based beauty brand Shiseido revamped its marketing strategy to focus on women in their 30s. Established 144 years ago, Shiseido is one of the industry’s oldest and most established brands, selling its products in 88 markets. Its previous advertising campaigns highlighted the fair Asian face; however, its latest efforts seek to reach out to women of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.
Gladys Chung, "Shiseido's new look embraces ethnic diversity", The Straits Times, January 14, 2016, © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
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Sephora Launches Online Store In Malaysia

January 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora announced the launch of its online store in Malaysia on February 1, 2016. Aimed at Malaysian consumers who have gotten accustomed to the convenience of online shopping, the online store will offer hundreds of beauty brands and products, including makeup, bath and body, and nail care.
Andrea Tim , "Sephora is going to end your shopping abstinence with its Malaysian online store", Elle, January 14, 2016, © MONGOOSE PUBLISHING
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Dettol Looks Back At 2015 Kumbh Mela Campaign

January 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
RB’s hygiene and household cleaning brand Dettol partnered with advertising agency McCann to launch its “Kam Paani Mein Zyada Suraksha” campaign aimed at pilgrims attending the 2015 Kumbh Mela event. As part of the marketing campaign, the company distributed Dettol hand sanitizers and assigned volunteers at various locations, including food centers, health centers, and bathing areas. Also, the brand promoted health- and sanitation-related messages using flyers and radio channels.
Sarmistha Neogy , "Dettol's Kumbh Mela campaign targets 6.7 million pilgrims and saves three million litres of water", exchange4media, January 14, 2016, © exchange4media
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Aldi Australia Bans Microbeads From Its Personal Care Products

January 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Supermarket chain Aldi Australia said it will remove plastic microbeads from its own-brand personal care products by 2017. Joining other retailers Coles and Woolworths, Aldi said it will replace microbeads with natural ingredients. Environmentalist Jon Dee, one of the leading campaigners for a ban on microbeads, commended Aldi for its decision.
Rachel Browne, "Aldi joins Coles and Woolies in microbead ban", The Sydney Morning Herald, January 14, 2016, © Fairfax Media
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Beiersdorf Reports Strong Sales Growth In 2015

January 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beiersdorf reported organic group sales rose 3.0 percent in 2015. According to its preliminary, unaudited reports, the company saw sales increase in nominal terms by 6.4 percent from €6.285 billion to €6.686 billion. Its Consumer Business division reported organic sales grew 3.6 percent. In the first half of 2015, the segment posted sales growth of 1.6 percent and 5.7 percent in the second half.
"Beiersdorf: Successful business year 2015 – strong growth in the second half-year", Beiersdorf, January 14, 2016, © Beiersdorf AG
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L'Oreal UK Searches For Corporate Communications Agency For CSR Programs

January 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal launched a search for a corporate communications agency to help promote its corporate social responsibility programs in the UK. Current agency Fishburn, which has held the account for the past two years, is not competing for the work. L’Oreal’s CSR programs in the UK include the L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science.
Anna Reynolds , "L'Oreal kicks off search for UK corporate comms agency", PR Week, January 13, 2016, © Haymarket Media Group Ltd.
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Method Collaborates With Rebecca Atwood To Launch Spring 2016 Scent Collection

January 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Personal care goods company Method Products partnered with designer Rebecca Atwood to launch the method + Rebecca Atwood spring 2016 scent collection. Included in the lineup are herb garden, which features a “festive confetti inspired by petals and leaves”; sandalwood, which highlights a pattern of muted stripes and dots”; sea spray, designed with the use of “traditional Japanese shibori dyeing techniques”; and sweet citrus, a “bright ombre inspired by ripe fruit notes of mandarin and yuzu”.
"method + Rebecca Atwood Collaborate (2016)", Method, January 13, 2016, © method products, pbc.
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Axe Adds Non-Heterosexual Elements To Latest Marketing Campaign

January 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Men’s grooming brand Axe launched a marketing campaign created with 72andSunny. In a clear departure from its macho-man approach to pushing its products, the brand’s new campaign includes videos showing men attracted to other men. Although the brand retains some if its “heterosexual chase” marketing tendencies, it is doing so in a “less macho way.”
Jack Neff, "Axe Adds Guy-Chases-Guy Scenes to Its New Take on Masculinity", Advertising Age, January 13, 2016, © Crain Communications
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World Cosmetics Market Continues Move Toward Cruelty-Free Products

January 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
After the European Union banned animal testing for cosmetics in 2013, a number of countries have also outlawed the practice. Although some cosmetics companies still use animals to test the safety of their products before releasing to the market, consumers are increasingly voicing their opposition to the cruel practice, with 57 percent of adults surveyed by Nielsen saying they prefer products with packaging that indicates the manufacturer did not perform animal testing. There are alternatives to animal testing, including in vitro testing and the use of human skin equivalent systems. Manufacturers can also use established ingredients to ensure that their products are safe for humans. Obstacles to achieving “animal testing free” status include the animal testing law in China, one of the world’s largest cosmetics market, and government policies that neither ban nor encourage animal testing in Japan.
Kati Chitrakorn, "Is the Global Cosmetics Market Moving Towards a Cruelty-Free Future?", The Business of Fashion, January 13, 2016, © The Business of Fashion
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Ad Age Presents Marketing Predictions For 2016

January 12, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Several marketing predictions are presented by the Ad Age magazine for 2016. Restaurants are expected to continue offering value bundles, as consumers prefer to get bargains even when treating themselves. Department stores are forecast to enter into business deals with retail partners to share sales risk and improve chances of success. In order to better compete with online rival Amazon, Walmart is expected to expand its ShippingPass delivery service.
"Ad Age's Marketing Predictions 2016", Advertising Age, January 12, 2016, © Crain Communications
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Gwyneth Paltrow Partners With Juice Beauty Line Executive To Launch Line Of Organic Cosmetics

January 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow partnered with Karen Behnke, founding partner of Juice Beauty Brand, to launch a line of cosmetics made from certified organic ingredients. Citing her long-held worries about the effects of frequent makeup use as her main reason for launching the product line, Paltrow said she had wrongly believed that the cosmetics industry would regulate the ingredients in their products. According to the company, the brand aims to offer consumers with the luxury usually associated with high-end brands Chanel and Giorgio Armani at more affordable prices.
Emily Siegel, "Gwyneth Paltrow, Karen Behnke and Juice Beauty Launch Organic Makeup Line", Forbes, January 11, 2016, © Forbes.com LLC™
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Unilever Jumps Back In To Cuba

January 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever NV said it has obtained approval from the Cuban government to set up a joint venture with state-owned detergent company Suchel. With plans to invest $35 million in the venture, Unilever-Suchel S.A., the Netherlands-based consumer goods giant plans to build a factory in the country’s Mariel Special Development Zone. Unilever’s previous attempt to enter the Cuban market failed in 2012, when the company withdrew from a joint venture with Suchel. Netherlands’ political deal with Cuba in January 2014 made the company’s return to the market possible.
Lisa Brownlee, "Unilever Returns To Cuba", Forbes, January 11, 2016, © Forbes.com LLC™
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Marketers Face Growing Consumer Efforts To Avoid Ads

January 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer packaged goods companies are trying to find ways of maximizing marketing efficiency when consumers are doing their best to avoid advertisements. For example, Unilever spends $7.7 billion on advertising worldwide and another $15 million to protect that investment by working with marketing-technology startups through its Foundry program. In the United States, the Great Recession and economic policy changes have battered the middle class, pushing more people into the lower class. Clorox shifted more than 40 percent of its media spending to digital marketing, which uses programmatic media, to serve most relevant ads to consumers. Also, marketers are putting their ad spending into media where ads are harder to avoid, such as sports and other live TV programs.
Jack Neff, "The Big Agenda: What Lies Ahead for Marketing in an Increasingly Ad-Free Future", Advertising Age, January 11, 2016, © Crain Communications
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Procter & Gamble Completes Review Of Global PR Accounts; Chooses 5 PR Support Providers

January 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble consolidated its global PR accounts and named five PR agencies to its official roster. Following lengthy review of the accounts, P&G chose agency groups MMK+, MSLGroup, Citizen Relations, DeVries Global, and H+K Strategies. Part of the company’s efforts to cut by $500 million to $1 billion the money it spends on traditional advertising, including PR, the consolidation affects all of P&G’s major product categories: beauty, fabric and home care, baby, family and feminine care, and health and grooming.
Arun Sudhaman, "P&G Consolidates Global PR Support With 5 Agencies", The Holmes Report, January 11, 2016, © The Holmes Report
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Estee Lauder Names Sue Fox VP And GM Of EMEA Travel Retail Business

January 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Estee Lauder Companies appointed Sue Fox as vice president and general manager of its Travel Retail business for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. Effective on January 4, 2016, the appointment means Fox will report to ELC president for Travel Retail Worldwide Olivier Bottrie. After starting her career with the ELC travel retail business in EMEA, Fox has held several positions at the company during her tenure.
Kapila Gohel , "Sue Fox appointed VP Estee Lauder Travel Retail EMEA", DFNI , January 08, 2016, © Metropolis Business Publishing
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Thai Company Withdraws Video Ad Promoting Skin-Whitening Pill In Thailand

January 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Seoul Secret withdrew its video advertisement for the Snowz brand of skin-whitening pill in Thailand following a public outcry. Thai viewers were offended by the ad showing a local actress in blackface, with the ad claiming that “You just need to be white to win.” Seoul Secret also published an apology on its Facebook page. Data from the Global Industry Analysts, Inc. revealed the Asia-Pacific region ranked is the largest market in the world for skin-whitening products, with worldwide market for such products forecast to grow to $23 billion by 2020.
Katie Rogers, "‘Skin Whitener’ Ad Sparks Criticism in Thailand", The New York Times , January 08, 2016, © The New York Times Company
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P&G Sues Operators Of Black Market For Stolen Fusion Razors In Massachusetts

January 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co., through its Gillette brand, filed a lawsuit against several named and unnamed defendants in Lowell, Massachusetts, for allegedly operating a black market for stolen Fusion razor blades. Seeking unspecified damages for the alleged violations of the company’s trademark and design patent rights, the lawsuit also names an eBay company called drinks4almed. P&G claims the unnamed defendants stole blades from the company’s South Boston world headquarters and sold it to Leonardo A. Job.
"P&G lawsuit targets black market sales of high-end razors", bizjournals.com, January 08, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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L'Oreal Paris Names Susan Sarandon Brand Ambassador For Age Perfect Line

January 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal Paris named actress Susan Sarandon as international brand ambassador of its Age Perfect line of skincare and hair color products. After launching her movie career at age 20, the 69-year-old actress has espoused various social and political causes. She is also known for her positive attitude toward aging.
Jennifer Weil , "Susan Sarandon Signs on as L’Oréal Paris Ambassador", Women's Wear Daily, January 08, 2016, © Fairchild Fashion Media
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Procter & Gamble Secures Patent For New Skincare Technology

January 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble received a patent for a topical cosmetic composition that contains a prebiotic agent the company claims improves the skin’s “condition and appearance” and the skin microbiome. Filed more than two years ago, the patent is valid worldwide as per the World Intellectual Property Organization’s approval. According to the patent file, the inventors developed a method for improving the condition and appearance of the skin by topically applying a cosmetic composition to the skin. Suitable for use as a topical skincare product or color cosmetic products, the cosmetic composition includes a dermatologically acceptable carrier and a galactooligosaccharide.
Andrew McDougall, "P&G granted patent for prebiotic agent-containing composition targeting skin microbiome", CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, January 08, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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L'Oreal Appoints Roos President Of Professional Products Business

January 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal named Nathalie Roos as president of the company’s Professional Products Division. Roos is also appointed as member of the company’s Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2016. In October 2012, Roos joined the company as country manager for L’Oreal Germany.
"New appointment to the Executive Committee of L’Oreal", L’Oréal, January 07, 2016, © L’Oréal
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Avon Awards Global IT Management Contract To Hewlett Packard Enterprise

January 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products, Inc. named Hewlett Packard Enterprise to lead the transformation of the beauty brand’s global IT infrastructure. As part of the business contract, HPE will install its integrated framework to standardize Avon’s IT processes that power a hybrid IT infrastructure and establish a Security Operation Center at HPE’s global delivery center. Also, HPE will identify cost efficiencies and make available tools and processes to put in place a consistent IT infrastructure, which will enable Avon to act fast and appropriately in dealing with changing business demands.
"Avon Products, Inc. Selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Lead Hybrid Infrastructure Transformation", Avon Products, January 07, 2016, © Avon Products, Inc.
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Helen Of Troy Reports Slight Revenue Growth In 3Q Of FY2016

January 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Helen of Troy Limited reported net sales revenue rose 2.3 percent to $9.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter in the previous year. Revenue from the company’s Health & Home business rose 5.3 percent, driven by new product launches and its acquisition of VapoSteam. Earnings from the company’s Housewares division grew 2.1 percent, driven by product launches and higher online sales. Sales of beauty products dropped 0.3 percent, with negative impact of foreign currency fluctuations placed at 2.6 percent.
"Helen of Troy Limited Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results", Helen of Troy, January 07, 2016, © Helen of Troy Limited
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L'Oreal USA Buys Professional Salon Products Distributor

January 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal USA is expected to benefit from its deal to acquire Raylon Corporation, a family-owned wholesale distributor of salon professional products. Marking the beauty giant’s first acquisition for 2016, the deal is part of L’Oreal’s efforts to expand its professional products business and distribution coverage. Also, the acquisition is expected to expand SalonCentric’s coverage in states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as well as result in the alignment of Raylon’s stores and field stores with those of SalonCentric.
"L’Oreal’s Professional Segment Might Be Further Strengthened By Its Acquisition Of Raylon Corporation", Trefis, January 07, 2016, © Insight Guru Inc.
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Henkel Canada Introduces Schwarzkopf Haircare Collections

January 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel Canada launched the Schwarzkopf line of haircare and hairstyling products into the local retail market. One of the country’s most famous salon brands, the Schwarzkopf line will include the Schwarzkopf Ultime and Schwarzkopf Keratin Color collections. Included in the Schwarzkopf Ultime collection are the Schwarzkopf color Ultime home color kits, Schwarzkopf essence Ultime, and Schwarzkopf styliste Ultime.
"Global hair care innovator Schwarzkopf launches new salon-inspired hair care lines in Canada", Canada NewsWire , January 07, 2016, © CNW Group Ltd.
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Sephora Looks At Amazon And Prestige Beauty Market For Growth Ideas

January 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora Americas president and CEO Calvin McDonald said his company aims to further grow its business by integrating lessons it has learned from online retailer Amazon and the prestige beauty market. Stating that Sephora’s success depends on balancing exclusive, limited, and broad brands, McDonald said Amazon’s success as a mass merchant poses a threat to the beauty retail market. Sephora’s Beauty Tip Workshop strategy, which combines brick-and-mortar, mobile, and digital channels aims to help the company compete with the online retail giant.
Jeb Gleason-Allured, "How Amazon and Prestige Beauty Are Reshaping Sephora", GCI Magazine, January 07, 2016, © Allured Business Media
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The Goodwell Company Offers Consumers A Toothbrush That Lasts Forever

January 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
E-commerce startup The Goodwell Company is selling a $29.99 sustainable toothbrush that company founder Patrick Triato says is designed to last forever. Designed to be compostable, several accessories for the toothbrush include head replacements, floss, and tongue scrapers. These can be bought as a one-time purchase or through a subscription service offered by the company. Oral care sales are forecast to expand at 3.1 percent per year in the next five years, according to market research firm IBISWorld; however, the company faces serious competition in the market from major brands, including Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B.
Joanna Weinstein, "This Startup Hopes its Toothbrush Will Last You a Lifetime", Entrepreneur, January 06, 2016, © Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
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Southeast Asia's Online Retail Market Expected To Explode, Analysts Say

January 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Southeast Asia, with a population of 600 million people, is expected to see a boom in its e-commerce market. Beauty brands are expected to benefit from such a market trend if they are willing to create online retail operations in the region. For example, Unilever Thailand, established its e-commerce division with revenue targets for 2016. Brands without online presence are predicted to create online retail operations in 2016, according to tech media firm techcrunch.com.
"Southeast Asia's on the cusp of an 'e-commerce golden age'", Cosmetics Design, January 06, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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L'Oreal Paris Launches Social Media Campaign In Time For 2016 Golden Globes

January 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty brand L’Oreal Paris launched the #WorthSaying social media campaign. Part of the company’s leveraging of its broadcast sponsorship of the 2016 Golden Globes, the campaign will feature female celebrities talking about their work, careers, and other important topics. Also, the campaign aims to encourage women to share words they believe are “truly worth saying.” Celebrities Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss, Eva Longoria, and other brand ambassadors will also participate in the campaign.
"L'Oreal Paris Launches #Worthsaying", MultiVu/ PR Newswire, January 06, 2016, © MultiVu
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Old Spice Launches Hardest Working Collection Line Of Deodorants And Body Washes

January 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Old Spice launched the Hardest Working Collection line of anti-perspirants and body washes for men. Described by the company as the most powerful Old Spice products yet, the line is designed to provide men with “performance” protection from odor and sweat, as well as body washes that clean. Includes in the Hardest Working Collection are the Odor Blocker Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, Sweat Defense Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, and the Dirt Destroyer Body Wash. To help support the launch, the brand introduced the Legendary Protection for Legendary Men integrated marketing campaign developed with advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy.
"Old Spice Ups Innovation, Performance Ante with New Hardest Working Collection Line of Anti-Perspirant/Deodorants and Body Wash", Procter & Gamble, January 06, 2016, © Procter & Gamble
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Sephora Comes To New Zealand

January 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics retailer Sephora plans to launch its business in New Zealand. By acquiring the beauty website Luxola New Zealand, and transforming it to Sephora NZ, the company will be able to ship products to their local consumers. While Sephora’s acquisition of the website means consumers can now access other brands, such as Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs, and BECCA, the online store will now stop selling Maybelline and L’Oreal Paris products.
"Sephora is coming to New Zealand", nzherald.co.nz, January 06, 2016, © NZME. Publishing Limited
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L'Oreal Introduces Smart Skin Patch That Measures Skin's UV Exposure

January 5, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty brand L’Oreal introduced a smart skin patch, which can monitor the skin’s exposure to harmful UV rays, at the 2016 CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. To be launched in 16 countries, including the UK, this summer, the product will be offered for free. Developed by the company’s technology incubator department, the patch includes a photosensitive blue dye, which changes colors when exposed to UV light.
Zoe Kleinman, "CES 2016: L'Oreal unveils super-thin smart skin patch", BBC, January 05, 2016, © BBC
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Shiseido Completes Deal To Buy Serge Lutens Brand

January 5, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Japan-based cosmetics company Shiseido said it has completed the acquisition of the Serge Lutens trademark. Part of the company’s efforts to expand its luxury fragrance and cosmetics business, Shiseido began negotiations for the deal in March 2015. According to the company, the deal will enable it to invest more in the brand.
Andrew McDougall, "Shiseido completes purchase of Serge Lutens trademark", Cosmetics Design , January 05, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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Afya Organics Sells Beauty Products With African Ingredients

December 31, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Australia- and Kenya-based Afya Organics Pty Ltd. sells skincare and cosmetics products made with ingredients from Africa. CEO, co-founder, and strategy director Neva Mwiti-Read said her company’s products are designed for and aimed at women of color. Mwiti-Read said she and her husband founded the company after becoming aware of the lack of organic and natural products, particularly in and from Africa, that offer consumers access to the continent’s natural and organic heritage. Some misconceptions about doing business in the continent include the perception that Africa is a “simple” market and that it is just “facts and figures.”
Ann Brown, "How A Cosmetics Firm Uses African Ingredients To Target Black Women", AFK Insider, December 31, 2015, © Moguldom Media Group
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Chanel Launches Video Campaign Featuring Fashion Model Gisele Bundchen

December 30, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
France-based fashion company Chanel launched a video advertising campaign for its N°5 fragrance brand featuring fashion model Gisele Bundchen. Titled “An Intimate Conversation with Gisele Bundchen About Nature,” the video takes a personal approach to marketing, highlighting the significance of scents for consumers and people around them.
Staff reports, "Chanel expresses fragrance’s emotional power in earthy film", Luxury Daily, December 30, 2015, © Napean LLC
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Shiseido's YouTube Video Ad Wins Top Honors At Epica Awards 2015

December 28, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido’s online video advertisement, “High School Girls? - The Secret of High School Girls,” won the Gold prize in the Online Campaigns – Luxury and Direction & Cinematography categories at the Epica Awards 2015 held in Berlin. Also, the video won the Grand Prix Film prize after it was unanimously chosen by members of the judging committee. Released only on YouTube, the ad aims to highlight the fun of makeup for young people.
"Shiseido’s Online Video Ad “High School Girl? - The Secret of High School Girls” Chosen As Grand Prix Film Winner at Epica Awards by Journalists Specializing in Advertisement", Shiseido, December 28, 2015, © Shiseido Co.,Ltd.
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Shiseido's Board Of Directors Names New Representative Director

December 25, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido Company, Ltd. announced the appointment of Tsunehiko Iwai as representative director. According to the company, at present, its board of directors has two representative posts, occupied by company president and CEO Masahiko Uotani and Toru Sakai. Iwai was elected to the board to take charge of legal and corporate governance starting in 2016.
"Notice of Change of Representative Director", Shiseido, December 25, 2015, © Shiseido Company, Limited
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Shiseido Sells Stake In Turkish Joint Venture To Local Partner Vepa

December 25, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido said it has agreed to sell its 51-percent stake in its subsidiary Shiseido Turkey to its joint venture partner Vepa Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi. To be renamed as Vepa Perakende Kozmetik Anonim Sirketi, the former joint venture will be the importer and distributor of Shiseido brand products in Turkey. Shiseido said the move is part of its efforts to achieve greater brand value and push for reform of business structure under its Vision 2020 medium-to-long-term strategy.
"Information regarding transfer of the subsidiary's shares", Shiseido, December 25, 2015, © Shiseido Co.,Ltd.
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Unique Fragrance Launches Shefani Fragrance For Celebrity Couple Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton

December 23, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Unique Fragrance launched the Shefani fragrance in honor of celebrity couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. With the name derived from a combination of Shelton and Stefani, the custom blended fragrance highlights the brand’s efforts to develop a unisex fragrance. According to Unique Fragrance perfume expert Julie Dubois, the fragrance includes citrusy notes of Calabrian bergmont, which highlights Stefani’s Italian roots.
"'Shefani' Scent Celebrates Celebrity Couple", Household And Personal Products Industry, December 23, 2015, © Rodman Media
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Sephora Launches Environment-Friendly Logistics Solutions In China

December 22, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics retailer Sephora launched its Green City Logistics, a supply chain solution designed to be environment-friendly by using electric vehicles in delivery, in Shanghai and Beijing. Part of the company’s latest efforts to protect the environment and cut pollution, the initiative seeks to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide from logistics and transportation in fast-expanding mega-cities. Electric vehicles will be used to transport goods between Sephora warehouses and retail stores.
Patsy Yang , "Sephora taps green logistics to boost efficiency", Shanghai Daily, December 22, 2015, © Shanghai Daily
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Delta Faucet Markets New Efficient Showerhead With Dove Body Wash

December 21, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Delta Faucet Company has developed a showerhead that reduces water flow without impairing the “shower experience.” The company has partnered with Unilever in a promotion that co-packages the new Delta Hydrafall showerhead with Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash. The Hydrafall showerhead, based on H2Okinetic technology, creates a wave pattern with the shower water, delivering two gallons a minute “that feels like 2.5 gallons,” Delta claims, noting that the US EPA says efficient showerheads can save 2,900 gallons a year. Unilever conducted “clinical tests” showing that Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash paired with Delta H2Okinetic Technology provides a “more nourishing skin experience than a standard showerhead.”
"Delta Faucet Company and Unilever United States Partner to Improve Shower Experiences", News release, Delta Faucet Company, December 21, 2015, © Delta Faucet Company
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Emami Names Tennis Star As Kesh King Brand Ambassador

December 21, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
India-based FMCG company Emami Ltd. named tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of its Kesh King brand of hair oil and shampoo. Other celebrities, including Juhi Chawla and Shruti Haasan, also endorse the brand, which was acquired by Emami in June 2015.
"Emami ropes in Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of Kesh King", Economic Times, December 21, 2015, © Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
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Reckitt Benckiser Says Peter Harf Leaving Board Of Directors

December 21, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Reckitt Benckiser Group announced that Peter Harf will leave the company’s board of directors to focus on his job as chief executive officer at JAB. Marking 16 years of service on the RB board of directors, Harf said “it has been a pleasure to work with the company.” RB chairman Adrian Bellamy said Harf has been a highly valued member of the board.
Edward Swift, "Harf to leave Reckitt Benckiser board to focus on JAB role", Digital Look, December 21, 2015, © Web Financial Group Company
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Unilever’s Foray Into Prestige Skin Care

December 17, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Is Unilever changing its spots? The company’s emphasis on personal care and specifically prestige skin care suggests it wants to move from its detergents, soaps and foods heritage to become a beauty player
 
Double the Business, with Personal Care leading
Unilever aims to double the size of the business and deliver this partly, and probably largely,through growth in its Personal Care category.
 
It’s been getting steadily more reliant onPersonal Care: the category contributed nearly 37% of total sales in the first half of 2015, up from just over 30% five years ago. And Personal Care is increasing its share of operating profit, from 36% in 2010 to almost 45% today. Moreover, its share of operating profit is larger than its share of sales, underlining its importance to both turnover and margin growth.
Personal Care Contribution
Food divestments partly explain this: Unilever has jettisoned certain food brands, but there has also been an explicit strategy to build up the Personal Care business.
Unilever’s CEO, Paul Polman said he would like to see Personal Care contribute half of all company sales, adding that Unilever’s personal care business is now the second largest in the world, after L’Oréal.
 
 
Betting big in Prestige
Even with this context, Unilever surprised many with its announcement, backed by a number of recent acquisitions, that it is making a serious move into prestige skin care.
 
At the Q3 2015 earnings call, Unilever’s new CFO, Graeme Pitkethly, said that the priority for Personal Care is continuing to grow the core while also building premium.
Mass still remains critical for Unilever. Skin care and hair care account for some 70% of its Personal Care sales. It has large individual brands, like TRESemmé, “well on its way” to being a billion euro brand, and other brands that already sell a billion dollars a year: Dove, Rexona deodorants and antiperspirants, Lux soaps and shampoos, Axe male grooming products, and Sunsilk women's hair care products.
But, Unilever is now betting big on prestige/premium, with the launch of premium products from TRESemmé and Dove, and notable skin care acquisitions this year, which now reside in a new prestige business, alongside existing premium brands, like IOMA and Regenerate.
 
Unilever expects this new business to become a major prestige player. Sales are “rapidly approaching” €500 million, but the company is moving cautiously and acquisitions have been paused. Polman wants to take it gradually, with “moderate acquisitions… learning our way into this in a very mindful way.”
 
Hoping to tap emerging market demand
As well as Personal Care, a major strategic driver for the company is the emerging market space and its growing numbers of increasingly affluent middle classes.
Emerging markets already account for well over half of Unilever’s total revenue (58% in the first nine months of 2015), and this share should continue to grow.
Another reason for the move is the rapid growth of the prestige market globally. It is growing faster than the market overall and remains relatively unconsolidated, providing white space opportunities.
 
With an aging and increasingly wealthy global population looking to turn back the clock, Unilever would not be alone in eyeing the opportunity for professional and prestige skin care options. The premium segment now drives much of global skin care market growth.
 
Even when economic growth has waned in developed markets, demand for premium products has grown while mass market demand has struggled.
 
The acquired brands
In 2015 Unilever purchased four prestige skin care brands: REN Skincare, an “iconic” British skincare brand; Kate Somerville Skincare, “one of the most trusted names in the premium US skincare market”; Dermalogica, a professional skin care brand available in salons and spas; and Murad, a “leading clinical skincare brand”.
Taken together they represent about $430 billion in fast-growing sales.
 
 
What has Unilever bought?
Unilever's Prestige Skin Care AcquisitionsExcept for Kate Somerville, which is mainly US-focused, but with a small Asian presence, the brands have a fairly broad geographic reach, in both developed and emerging markets.
 
They also offer different types of products and channels, enabling Unilever to fill what one commentator calls “capability gaps”.
For example, REN provides access to the prestige naturals segment, where Unilever is otherwise under-represented, as does Kate Somerville, but with a different geographic perspective.
 
According to Kline, the acquisitions allow “Unilever to make a dent in channels such as prestige, specialty, and professional, which until now were not the firm’s forte.”
Dermalogica and Murad are more focused on the professional business, with skin health expertise.
 
Dermalogica draws on expert endorsement and education, and has a presence in complementary channels.
 
Murad is an expert “Doctor brand” that offers clinical and holistic wellbeing, and has a loyal following. In 2014, it purchased its UK distributor to drive expansion in Europe. It is also expanding in Asia, where China would seem a good fit for the brand.
 
At a minimum, the acquisitions help Unilever build a hedge against soft growth in mass channels, provide sales opportunities in both advanced and emerging markets, and give Unilever access to new channels and segments.
They also bring new, dynamic and innovative talent and expertise required to build smaller “indie” brands that compete with larger, established players in skin care and other categories.
 
Will the strategy work?
A broader question is whether the company can use these assets to become a successful major prestige player.
 
Paul Polman believes Unilever is already at “critical mass” in prestige, enabling it to be a “major player right away,” but buying scale is different from delivering success.
Euromonitor’s Ildiko Szalai believes the brands are relatively narrow geographically, too niche, and the new prestige business too small, and it might struggle to compete with the established, global prestige powerhouses like L’Oréal, Estee Lauder and LVMH.
 
History is littered with companies that overreach, pushing too far beyond their core competency, and the skills required in prestige (high-touch marketing, higher R&D spend, different channels…) are very different from Unilever’s traditional capabilities.
But, perhaps in today’s world of fast and massive disruption, core competency might be an outdated principle. Think Nike’s push into digital, Apple’s iPhone, Netflix’s original content, and Google’s Android program. Closer to personal care, we have Clorox’s acquisition of the Burt’s Bees brand.
 
In 2013, Nike CEO, Mark Parker, told FastCompany that "business models are not meant to be static…In the world we live in today, you have to adapt and change. One of my fears is being this big, slow, constipated, bureaucratic company that's happy with its success. That will wind up being your death in the end."
 
Business360’s take
Success will depend on well Unilever allows its acquisitions to continue to be the indie brands they are, distinct from Unilever’s corporate culture and bureaucracy, at the same time as providing them with the resources and support they need to scale. A tricky balance.
 
Unilever next reports its financial results January 19, 2016 and we may get a better sense then. In the absence of hard data we would look for early warning signs, such as employee churn at the acquired brands and possible competitor response from other prestige players.   
Business360, December 17, 2015
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Avon Products Sells North American Operations To Cerberus Capital Management

December 17, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products Inc. sold its North American business to Cerberus Capital Management LP. As part of the deal, Cerberus Capital Management will pay Avon $435 million and the North American operations will be formed into a separate company with another $170 million investment. According to the company, the deal will give Avon CEO Sheri McCoy the time and money needed to revamp the company’s international business operations.
Serena Ng et al, "Deal Gives Avon CEO Sheri McCoy a Chance to Revamp", The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2015, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Sephora Receives Recognition For Its Sustainability Efforts

December 16, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora received the Sustainable Brand and the 2015 R Award for eco-design from Generation Responsible. Recognizing the specialty retailer’s sustainable development initiatives, the awards form part of the organization’s efforts to promote corporate efforts to protect the environment. Sephora agreed to support the organization’s sustainability campaign.
"Sephora receives Responsible Brand label and 2015 R Award for eco-design", LVMH, December 16, 2015, © LVMH Group
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Unilever Expected To Appoint Leena Nair As Global HR Boss, Reports Say

December 15, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever is reportedly set to announce the appointment of Leena Nair as its global chief human resources manager. Should the appointment become final, Nair would replace Douglas Baillie, highlighting a growing trend among the world’s top multinationals of grooming Indians as their global HR managers. Since joining Hindustan Unilever as a summer trainee in 1992, Nair has made a number of significant achievements, including becoming one of the first women managers to choose a factory stint, becoming the first woman on HUL’s management committee, and the company’s youngest executive director eight years ago.
Chaitali Chakravarty & Sagar Malviya, "Unilever likely to name Leena Nair as its global HR chief", Economic Times, December 15, 2015, © Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
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Unilever Appoints Former Kellogg CMO As Top Marketing Executive In ANZ Region

December 15, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever named former Kellogg chief marketing officer John Broome as vice-president and CMO for its Australia and New Zealand operations. Broome, who left Kellogg in October 2015, will lead the company’s marketing operations in the ANZ region. In November 2015, Unilever announced its plan to reorganize its marketing operations in Australia.
Sarah Homewood, "Unilever names John Broome as CMO and VP", Adnews, December 15, 2015, © Adnews
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RB Launches Dettol Re-energize Soap In Nigeria

December 13, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Reckitt Benckiser launched the Dettol Re-energize soap in Nigeria. According to RB Nigeria managing director Rahul Murgai, the Dettol variant comes with citrus fragrance in addition to the brand’s trusted germ protection capability. He also highlighted the brand’s efforts to promote public hygiene in the country.
Lorena Waters , "“Dettol Brings Innovative Solutions”! Launches New Soap Brand “Dettol Re-energize” ", Recorder Journal, December 13, 2015, © Recorder Journal
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Unilever CEO Polman Commends World Leaders For Paris Agreement On Climate Change

December 12, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever CEO Paul Polman praised the international community for coming up with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at COP21. According to a statement released by the company, Polman highlighted the “leadership shown by the French and Peruvian governments,” paving the way for the international agreement. He said, the agreement sends a signal to businesses and investors he believes will drive “real change in the global economy.” Also, Polman said the deal creates a “clear path” for the global economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the lifetimes of people alive today.
"Paul Polman praises historic Paris Agreement", Unilever, December 12, 2015, © Unilever
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