Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?
<<3456789101112>> Total results:4939 References Per Page:

P&G Wins FMCG Market Penetration Contest In China In 2016

December 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A survey by Kantar China finds that Procter & Gamble and two big Chinese dairy firms had the greatest penetration of the Chinese fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in 2016. Eighty-eight percent of urban families bought at least one item from Inner Mongolia Yili and China Mengniu Dairy, a total of 146 million Chinese families living in cities. P&G’s market penetration reached 93.4 percent with its lineup of dozens of FMCG brands like Crest, Head & Shoulders and Oral B. Fourth on the list was Swiss-based food manufacturer Nestlė, followed by Tinyi Holding’s Master Kong, an instant noodle brand.
Celine Ge, "P&G, Yili and Mengniu Top Brands in Reaching Chinese Consumers, Survey Finds", South China Morning Post, December 02, 2016, © South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Procter & Gamble
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
China

Korean Beauty Brands Riding The Wave Of K-Pop Interest in China

December 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A survey from FT Confidential Research on the Chinese cosmetics market found that South Korean brands were catching US and European labels, especially among young consumers, reflecting their interest in K-pop culture. L’Oréal is still the most popular brand, but the popularity of US and European brands generally is waning as Korean brands strengthen their hold. Popular Korean brands include Laneige and Amorepacific, and western brand companies are not ignoring this trend. LVMH has invested in Korean cosmetics company Clio, and last year Estée Lauder acquired a stake in Have & Be, which owns the DR Jart+ and Do The Right Things brands. Chinese cosmetics purchasers are particularly interested in BB and CC skin creams, but the cosmetics market generally is seeing strong growth in China, helped by the Government scrapping the 30 percent consumption tax on mass cosmetics products and halving it for premium items. E-commerce was the favored channel for younger shoppers, but the over-35s still prefer to buy in malls and supermarkets.
"South Korean cosmetics a hit among young Chinese as K-pop booms", Nikkei, December 01, 2016, © Nikkei Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
China
South Korea

Kantar Takes A Look At Oral Health Trends In Europe

December 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Europeans tend to rely on daily brushing for their oral health regime, sometimes supplemented with mouthwash and interdental products. Kantar Worldpanel says Spanish consumers have the most diversified approach, using more than one product in 44 percent of occasions, whereas 82 percent of the French only brush their teeth. The main reason for brushing is breath freshening, but the Spanish use it primarily to prevent the build up of tartar and plaque. Whitening is not a major reason for using toothpaste in Europe, despite the proliferation of products claiming that benefit. Interdental products are used mainly to clean between teeth and for healthy gums. Sensitivity is a common problem with teeth that develops with age, linked to over-brushing and acidic drinks. Sustainable packaging is gaining more attention in Europe, with Colgate-Palmolive committing to 100% recyclable packaging. For toothbrushes, manual continues to be favored over electric, and Canadean found that just 10 percent of Europeans use digital tools to as part of the oral hygiene regimen.
Imogen Matthews, "Eurotrends: Is Oral Care Connectivity A Cure for Cavities?", Happi, December 01, 2016, © Rodman Media
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Colgate
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe

Unilever's Anti-Marks Antiperspirants Launch In The US

December 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever has launched products in the US featuring its new Anti-Marks Antiperspirant Technology, designed to help prevent white marks and yellow stains on white clothes. Already available in 40 markets, the US launch includes products from five brands: Degree Men®, Degree Women®, Dove®, Dove Men+Care® and AXE®. Unilever’s Senior Director of Deodorants and Men's Grooming, Matthew McCarthy, said that consumers are “tired of unintentionally ruining their favorite white t-shirts or leaving behind embarrassing marks in the dressing room”. The launch, with products hitting the shelves in December 2017, will be supported national advertising, in-store marketing, social media and PR.
"Is a Common Fashion Faux Pas Close to Extinction? Unilever Deodorant launches New Anti-Marks Antiperspirant Technology", PRNewswire, December 01, 2016, © PR Newswire Association LLC
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Applies Zero-Based Budgeting To Adjust Operational Margins

November 30, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever says it is further applying zero-based budgeting to reset its operating margin goals. The new target for the “core operating margin” will be between 40 and 80 basis points a year from 2017 to 2019. The company’s current goal is annual growth of 20 to 40 basis points. CFO Graeme Pitkethly said the company will continue to improve the mix of the business with “margin-accretive innovation” and a focus on margin in the ice cream and home-care categories. Zero-based budgeting cost savings and savings from organizational changes should be about €1 billion by 2019.
Dean Best, "Unilever Sets New Margin Target with Help from Zero-Based Budgeting", Just-Food, November 30, 2016, © just-food.com
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Avon Strategy - Get Leaner And Double Down On Beauty

November 29, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Following its recent restructuring, Avon’s broad strategy continues to clarify. In its latest investor presentation the company emphasized its three-pronged approach: drive out costs through improving its operating model and supply chain (target savings of $350MM), strengthening its balance sheet and investing in grow ($150MM allocated to media investments and social selling and $200MM invested in IT and service model evolution). The company is strongly focused on beauty (74% of sales) and intends to concentrate on 40 brands centered in skincare, personal care, fragrance and color. To boost sales, Avon is promising to invest in innovation, improve representative engagement and leverage social media in selling, which it sees as strongly synergistic with its direct selling model. 
"Avon Presented at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Leveraged Finance Conference (Presentation)", Avon, November 29, 2016, © Avon Products, Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Avon
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
Latin America
United States of America
Europe
Middle East- Africa
Philippines
Brazil
United Kingdom
Russia
Turkey

Oriflame Refocuses Its Strategy On Skin Care and Wellness

November 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Oriflame, the Swedish direct selling brand, is looking to narrow its focus to concentrate mainly on skincare and wellness, supported by cosmetics and fragrance products. It will focus less on personal care, but the change could take some time. It hopes eventually to increase the share of skincare and wellness from 34 percent to 50 percent of its total sales. The decision reflects what the brand sees as global trends, including the growth of interest in wellness. A study by KPMG together with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and says the direct selling industry in India could grow to Rs.64,500 crore in revenue by 2025 but, at just Rs 7,500 crore in 2013-14, accounted for less than one half of a percent of total retail sales in India.
Harveen Ahluwalia, "Oriflame to bet big on skincare, wellness in new strategic push", Livemint.com, November 28, 2016, © HT Media Ltd
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
India

Slow Moving Tesco Will Finally Remove Microbeads From Own-Branded Products

November 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Acknowledging that it has been slow to react to growing worries about microbeads in personal care and household products, Tesco announced it will phase them out from all its own brand products before year-end. Ten of its personal care products and 10 household products will be affected. Tesco claims it is responding to growing consumer concerns over long-term environmental impact that microbeads have in oceans and ecosystems generally. It is encouraging suppliers to use natural alternatives, such as ground coconut shells that can be effective in face scrubs, or removing microbeads entirely. UK ministers indicate that microbeads (actually tiny pieces of plastic) will be banned from personal care products by the end of 2017. It is currently unclear if other categories will be affected. [ Image credit (C) Tesco plc ]
Adam Vaughan, "Tesco to phase out microbeads from its products by end of 2016", The Guardian, November 24, 2016, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Retailers & Private Label
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Lack Of Authenticity Trips Up Luxury Retailers But Lets Sephora Shine In Consumer Engagement

November 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Research by Shareablee released in advance of Black Friday and the start of the biggest shopping season of the year shows Sephora is considerably outperforming other retailers on social media this year. Sephora had 2.4 million consumer interactions (which includes reactions, shares, comments, retweets, favorites) across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with engagement on Instagram especially important. This contrasts with big box and luxury retailers that all showed declines in social engagement, with Homegoods down 74%, Barneys off 50% and Bergdorf Goodman down 39% compared to last year. Shareablee CEO and Founder, Tania Yuki puts the shift down to greater consumer skepticism about retailer engagement attempts: “The consumer is much more skeptical of the retail season this year, and are rewarding only those retailers truly making an effort to be authentic and to add value to their shopping and research…”.


 
"Beauty Retailer Sephora Leads Consumer Engagement on Social in the Run Up to Black Friday as Many Major Retailers Struggle to Capture Consumer Interest", PRNewswire, November 22, 2016, © PR Newswire Association LLC
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Retailers & Private Label
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

P&G's Gillette Brand Trying To Raise Its Game

November 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. is to revamp its Gillette shaving brand with new products and packaging in an effort to contend with intensifying competition in the category. In contrast, the company’s electric razor brand, Braun, is growing well, boosted by innovation. For Gillette, the focus will be on simplifying the brand architecture and making it easier for shoppers to find and buy the products, online and offline. Not only is Gillette facing competition in the US from direct-to-consumer startups like Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s, but it's also seeing fewer mean shaving, or less often. Gillette launched its own subscription-based shave club in 2015. Going forward, Gillette is launching a three-blade disposable razor in Latin America, hoping to get men using twin blades to trade up, and increasing Gillette’s exposure with seasonal tie-ins, such as using Star Wars packaging over Christmas.
Barrett J. Brunsman, "P&G launching major revamp of global product line as competition heats up", bizjournals.com, November 22, 2016, © American City Business Journals
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Procter & Gamble
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Latin America
United States of America

L'Oreal Set To Reap Rewards Of China's Beauty Sales Growth

November 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Market analysts Trefis highlighted a Morgan Stanley report on China’s beauty products market, which the authors believe will become the world’s largest. It was L’Oréal’s second largest market in 2015, behind the US, and the company’s leadership in digital gives it an advantage in a market where e-commerce sales of beauty items rose from 3% of the total beauty market in 2010 to 19% in 2015. Online sales account for over 20% of the company’s Consumer Products division’s total sales in China. Morgan Stanley notes the growing demand for premium cosmetics by Chinese consumers online or through travel retail channels, and L’Oréal’s luxury products division is well placed to capture this sales growth. Trefis said that skin care is L’Oréal’s most valuable segment and it expects the company to expand its share in global skin care, with China playing a major part in that.
"Here’s How L’Oreal Can Benefit From The Booming Beauty Market In China", Trefis , November 22, 2016, © Insight Guru Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
China

L'Oreal And Unilever Sign Open Letter On Climate Change

November 21, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Over 300 companies operating in the US have signed an open letter to world leaders in support of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Signatories include L’Oréal USA, Seventh Generation, and its new owner, Unilever. The companies fear that ignoring low-carbon imperatives will jeopardize the economy’s growth prospects, and they pledge to help meet the commitments of the agreement. The letter is partly a way of bringing President Elect into the climate change debate in response to signals that Donald Trump will appoint advisors that deny climate change. The letter, posted on lowcarbonusa.org, says that the Paris Agreement will encourage the investment in low-carbon technology required to deliver clean energy and prosperity for everyone.
Deanna Utroske, "In an open letter to Donald Trump, cosmetic and personal care corporations stand up for Paris Climate Agreement", Cosmetics Design, November 21, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Seventh Generation
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Africa Replaces Four Directors Who Resigned Recently

November 21, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Four board members in Unilever’s East & West Africa unit resigned within a month of each other this fall and were replaced almost immediately. Moses B. Amao (customer development director), Joseph Nee-Amahtey Hyde, Franklyn Manu, and Charles Alexander Cofie all resigned effective in October and November. Unilever did not specify the reason for the resignations in a letter to shareholders. The four were replaced by Edward Effah (Fidelity Group), Edith Dankwa (Business Times Africa Magazine), Philip Sowah (Afriwave Telecom Ghana) and Joseph Z. Amuna, supply chain director, Unilever Ghana.
Vivian Kai Lokko, "Unilever appoints new board members after four resign", Citifmonline, November 21, 2016, © citifmonline.com
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Middle East- Africa
Ghana
Turkey

Emphasis On Digitalization And Fragrance Emerge From Natura’s Latest Investor’s Presentation

November 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In its latest investor’s presentation Natura set out its longer term strategic vision that includes a repositioning of the Natura brand, investment to revitalize direct selling and the multi-channel shopping experience. Two notable items on its 2017 priority list include its leverage of digital technology and its upcoming fragrance push. On digitalization, Natura says some 99.65% of all orders are captured digitally with the number of unique visits on its digital assets rising from 7 million to 33 million per year from 2014 to 2016. Its Natura App facilitates online shopping, offers augmented reality and has over 100k active installs.  On fragrance, Natura claims to be the world’s tenth largest fragrance player worldwide, #1 in Brazil for men and #2 for women, and #3 overall in Latin America. Natura believes it is well placed given its quality (it points to research that shows its fragrances are ‘equally or more pleasant than international ones’), bring sustainable innovation (such as 100% organic alcohol and 20% recycled glass) and a distinctive olfactory palette that it believes is a point of difference (in 2016 it emphasized Allysun, Pataqueira, Pipers and Ishink). In an initial fragrance and beauty push Natura is focusing on Latam.
"Natura Day 2016", Natura, November 20, 2016, © Natura
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
Latin America
Brazil

Trump’s Win Presents P&G With Some Unwanted Side Effects

November 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
With 59% of sales from outside the U.S., P&G is especially vulnerable to exchange rate changes and the post-election rise in the dollar will compress its sales growth. Since the election a series of currencies have fallen, some of which were already trading low against the dollar. Following the election, Mexico’s peso is down 9 percent, Brazil’s real and Japan’s yen are off 5 percent, the euro is down 4 percent and China’s yuan and Russia’s ruble are both lower by nearly 2 percent. Management expects total sales in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 to fall about 1 percent but this period includes sales unaffected by the recent changes in currency values, raising questions about upcoming performance. In an added complication, P&G has become the focus of a sharp rise in stock ownership by hedge funds that is now at a six-year high. Funds might see a devalued stock or possibly a chance to release value through shareholder activism.  [ Image credit (C) Gage Skidmore ]
Alexander Coolidge , "P&G sees Trump fallout, hedge fund interest", Cincinnati.com, November 18, 2016, © www.cincinnati.com
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Procter & Gamble
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Procter & Gamble Outlines Its Way Forward

November 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble outlined its priorities at an Analyst Day. It has completed its massive brand sell-off, exiting around 100 brands, and its attention is now on growing its remaining brands and categories. It has been increasing spending on media and sampling, focusing on "reach and continuity", shifting to television shows with broader appeal and to “higher-reach digital platforms", and spreading its spending more evenly to maintain “top-of-mind awareness year round." P&G is also focused on continuing to improve productivity in marketing spend. The company also stated that the brands it retained are more skewed towards "daily use" categories driven by performance and technology, and the CEO reiterated his early-2016 pledge to look outside the company for talent more than it has in the past. 
Jack Neff, "P&G Just Unloaded 100 Brands. Now What?", Advertising Age, November 18, 2016, © Crain Communications
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Procter & Gamble
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Target.com Now Offers Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care Line

November 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
From November 2016, Target.com will sell the Dr. Sharp natural premium oral care range. Dr. Sharp, the dentist who created the vegan product line, said consumers can help keep their families healthy by learning about a product’s ingredients. The range covers items for babies through to adults. The products are fluoride-free and also do not contain gluten, alcohol, parabens, heavy metals or sodium lauryl sulfate. The non-GMO products do contain Xylitol, Green Tea and some natural extracts with soothing benefits.
"Target.com Expands Their Oral Care Category With Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care", PRWEB, November 17, 2016, © Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Retailers & Private Label
Geographies
North America
United States of America

Beauty And Personal Care Brands Recognized For Mobile Marketing Innovation

November 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty and personal care companies were among the list of those with campaigns presented with The Mobile Marketing Association’s 2016 Smarties awards. Silver in the Global – Mobile App category went to Unilever’s Dove brand for ‘Love Your Curls Emojis’. Sally Hanson, a Coty brand, won bronze in the same category for its ManiMatch app, a nail polish makeover tool. In the Latin America region, L’Oréal captured Programmatic category gold and Location-Based silver for its Ralph Lauren Polo Red Fragrances campaign for the travel retail channel.  
Deanna Utroske, "Beauty and personal care brands celebrated for mobile marketing innovation", Cosmetics Design, November 17, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Other
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Estée Lauder Targets Millennials With Too Faced Deal

November 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In mid-November 2016, Estée Lauder completed the acquisition of Becca Cosmetics and also announced its intention to acquire US company Too Faced, a fast-growing makeup brand that sells in specialty and online channels, for just under $1.5 billion. Too Faced, and Becca, will expand the company’s presence in color cosmetics targeting millennials. A note from Trefis listed some possible reasons for the Too Faced deal, including the observation that makeup is a key growth driver for Estée Lauder. With a CAGR of 60% in the last three years, Too Faced has also been growing strongly, its channels also provide Estée Lauder with alternative distribution options, and its appeal among millennials is also attractive. Estée Lauder also expects to extend the brand globally to maximize its growth potential.
"Here’s Why Estee Lauder Decided To Acquire Too Faced–the U.S. Based Fast Growing Makeup Brand", Trefis, November 17, 2016, © Insight Guru Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Walmart Posts Solid 3rd Quarter

November 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart posted a $0.98 EPS on total revenue of $118.2 billion, an increase of 0.7 percent, for its fiscal 2017 third quarter. Net sales at Walmart International were $28.4 billion, a decline of 4.8 percent. Globally, on a constant currency basis, e-commerce sales and GMV increased 20.6 percent and 16.8 percent, respectively, representing continued acceleration. U.S. comp sales were up 1.2 percent, thanks to a traffic increase of 0.7 percent. Consolidated operating income dropped 10.4 percent, mainly because of ongoing investments in people and technology, as well as currency exchange rate fluctuations. CEO Doug McMillon said the third quarter was solid and the company was positioned well for the fourth quarter and the holiday season.
"Walmart reports Q3 FY17 EPS of $0.98", Earnings release, Walmart, November 17, 2016, © Walmart Stores, Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Retailers & Private Label
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Hain Celestial In Hot Water With NASDAQ Over Unfiled Report

November 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Organic and natural foods company Hain Celestial Group announced that its audit committee had found no evidence of intentional wrongdoing in connection with its financial statements, especially regarding the finding that certain “concessions” had been granted to some distributors. The company has delayed releasing financial statements until the audit is completed. The delay spurred NASDAQ to send a letter to Hain Celestial notifying it that as of November 11 the company was not in compliance with listing rules requiring timely submission of the quarterly Form 10-Q report. Hain was granted an extension until February 2017. Meanwhile, the company will put in place a plan to make internal controls and organization stronger.
"Hain Celestial Announces Completion of Independent Audit Committee Review", News release, Hain Celestial, November 16, 2016, © The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

L2 Highlights Possible Beauty Indie Brand Targets

November 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In the wake of Estée Lauder’s announcement of its intention to acquire makeup company Too Faced, and L’Oréal’s acquisition of IT Cosmetics, the business intelligence company L2 highlighted some other beauty indie brands that might be acquisition targets. L2 noted that snapping up these indie brands has become a key element of some large beauty companies’ strategies, partly because of their different approaches to selling, their access to younger consumers, and their brand visibility. Other brands L2 believes might become targets include Anastasia, Tarte, e.l.f. and Makeup Geek.
Homa Zaryouni, "Predicting Beauty’s Next Indie Acquisition Targets", L2 Daily, November 16, 2016, © L2 Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Reckitt's CEO Calls On UK To Stabilize Trade Ties

November 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Reckitt Benckiser’s CEO, Rakesh Kapoor, is warning the UK to stabilize and strengthen its trade arrangements with other countries as Brexit threatens to jeopardize the economy’s growth prospects. He was talking in the context of the UK’s ties with India, during a trade trip to the country accompanying British Prime Minister, Theresa May. Kapoor sees India as a natural trade partner for the UK, because of the historic ties as well as shared values. India is also one of the biggest investors in the UK, and vice versa. There are sticking points, however, including issues around freer movement of people between the countries. Kapoor also highlighted the problems that emerged recently around rising prices in the UK caused by the plunge in sterling. He said that UK companies will need to find a way of passing on cost increases to consumers, and that will require innovation to continue to deliver value. He also talked about the vagaries of the current economic climate, where growth around the world is being challenged both in developed and developing regions, and the need to focus on those markets where it knows the growth fundamentals are strongest, such as the two huge markets of China and India.
"Stronger Indo-UK Trade Ties Crucial to Ease Brexit Woes: Reckitt", Money Control, November 16, 2016, © e-Eighteen.com Ltd.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Reckitt Benckiser
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
Europe
India
United Kingdom

Kenneth Cole Announces Plan To Close All US Stores

November 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Retailer Kenneth Cole said it plans to close all of its 63 stores across the US and will instead focus on expanding its online and full-price retail businesses. In May 2016, the company launched the fragrance brand Mankind Hero and scent Blue, which were created under a licensing deal with Parlux. Kenneth Cole needs to focus its “energies and resources” on improving its ability to serve consumers on their terms, according to CEO Marc Schneider.
Lucy Tandon Copp, "Kenneth Cole to Close Entire US Outlet Division", Cosmetics Business, November 14, 2016, © HPCi Media Limited
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Retailers & Private Label
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

The Art Of Shaving Launches New Fragrance Collection

November 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble's shaving brand The Art of Shaving launched a fragrance collection in time to celebrate the brand's 20th anniversary. Created in partnership with barbering experts and perfumers, the collection features fragrances developed using the finest natural oils, the company said. According to the brand, the fragrances are Sandalwood & Cypress, Oud Suede, Vetiver Citron, Green Lavender, and Coriander & Cardamom.
"The Art of Shaving Launches New Fragrance Collection", Procter & Gamble, November 14, 2016, © Procter & Gamble
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Procter & Gamble
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Estee Lauder Signs Deal To Buy Too Faced

November 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. said it has agreed to acquire makeup brand Too Faced. Founded in 1998 by cosmetics entrepreneurs Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, Too Faced is expected to help Estee Lauder strengthen its leadership status in the fast-growing prestige makeup segment worldwide. One of the fastest-expanding cosmetics brands, Too Faced is forecast to reach $270 million in net sales in 2016.
"The Estee Lauder Companies to Acquire Too Faced", Estée Lauder, November 14, 2016, © The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Estee Lauder Acquires Makeup Brand Becca

November 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. said it has acquired makeup brand BECCA. Established in 2001, BECCA offer complexion and color products designed to enhance the appearance of skin tones and improve women's features. During the past several years, BECCA has posted strong growth, driven by its focus on developing high-end and luxury products.
"The Estee Lauder Companies Completes Its Acquisition of Becca", Estée Lauder, November 14, 2016, © The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Natura Announces Revamp Of France Operations

November 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Natura said it is reorganizing its business operations in France. Aimed at ensuring the “sustainable growth” of its brand in the country, the revamp also supports the company's adoption of an international strategy for developed markets. According to the company, the strategy focuses on three key channels: company-owned stores, e-commerce, and beauty specialists. Made based on the purchasing habits of local consumers, the decision covers only the French market, the company said.
"Natura restructures its business in France", Natura, November 14, 2016, © Natura
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Latin America
Europe
Brazil
France

Shiseido Travel Retail Opens Global Design Center In Singapore

November 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido Travel Retail opened the company's Global Design Center at its Singapore headquarters. Introduced on October 1, 2016, the design center is created to meet the company's design and creative requirements in-house. It will focus on retail design & project management, visual merchandising, and creative studio.
Martin Moodie, "‘Praise the virtues of the Earth’ – Shiseido Travel Retail unveils Global Design Centre", The Moodie Davitt Report, November 11, 2016, © The Moodie Davitt Report
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Shiseido
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
Japan
Singapore

Henkel Consumer Goods Relocates North America Headquarters To Connecticut

November 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. said it has signed a lease for office space in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, which will function as the company's headquarters in North America. Part of the company's future expansion plans, the new headquarters follows Henkel's acquisition of area-based Sun Products in September 2016. Also, the company announced the relocation of its Arizona operations to Stamford.
"Henkel Consumer Goods Inc. Announces Location for New Stamford Headquarters", Henkel Corporation, November 10, 2016, © Henkel Corporation
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Henkel
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever China Wins Sustainability Award From British Chamber Of Commerce Shanghai

November 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever China won the Sustainable Business Award of British Business Awards 2016. Created by the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai in 2008, the Awards highlight and promote “excellence in innovation, enterprise, and endeavor in the British and Chinese business communities.” Among the criteria of the award are the presence of “identified vision and set of values” and integration of sustainability in business strategy and practices in the country.
"Unilever Wins Sustainable Business Award of British Business Awards 2016", PR Newswire, November 10, 2016, © PR Newswire
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
Europe
China
United Kingdom
Netherlands

Shiseido Sets Sights On Becoming A Global Fragrance Leader

November 9, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
President and CEO Shiseido Group EMEA Louis Desazars laid out plans for Shiseido to become one of the top five prestige players in EMEA and a top ten global player. Specifically, the company aims to boost its global market share in fragrance from 5.8% to 9% within five years. Desazars said “The ambition is to grow this major business and more than double it to reach €1 billion in the next ten years and enter the global fragrance top ten.” From January 1, 2017 Shiseido’s Paris-based Beauté Prestige International (BPI) will be phased out as a corporate brand to make way for the group’s new Global Fragrance Centre of Excellence.  Seeking to become a major fragrance player is a bold move for a Japanese corporation where companies have traditionally focused on skincare and cosmetics.  Of special focus will be the Dolce & Gabbana that Shiseido plans to leverage with a key priority being boosting brand visibility in stores. 
Clare Austin, "Interview: Shiseido on the scent of becoming a global fragrance player", The Moodie Davitt Report, November 09, 2016, © The Moodie Davitt Report
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Shiseido
Geographies
Worldwide

Henkel Reports Strong Sales Growth In 3Q 2016

November 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Henkel reported sales grew 3.4 percent to €4.748 billion in the third quarter of 2016, compared with the same period in the previous year. Organic sales rose 2.8 percent, with EBIT improving by 0.7 percentage points to 17.6 percent. According to the company, its Laundry & Home Care business posted organic sales growth of 4.0 percent, driven by volume increases. Also, its Beauty Care business unit reported sales expanded by 2.6 percent during the period.
"Henkel Quarterly Report Q3/2016", Henkel, November 08, 2016, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Henkel
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Germany

Sephora Faces Trademark Infringement Lawsuit From Green Heart Labs

November 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer Sephora has been sued by Green Heart Labs for allegedly violating the company's trademark for its Aha! Moment! skincare product. According to the lawsuit, Sephora has failed to stop selling the brand Drunk Elephant, which Green Heart Labs claims is using the trademark to promote its product. Green Heart Labs also claims the infringement “has caused injury to its business, goodwill, and property.”
Deanna Utroske, "Sephora caught up in trademark lawsuit", Cosmetics Design, November 08, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Retailers & Private Label
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Signal Toothpaste Brand Launches First Facebook Messenger Campaign

November 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever's toothpaste brand Signal launched “Little Brush Big Brush,” the brand's first Facebook Messenger campaign. Using a 21-day behavioral change program, the campaign aims to help families with children to develop improved toothbrushing habits. Also, the campaign delivers its core message using 21 designed-for-children animated videos featuring animal characters.
Alex Spencer, "Unilever’s Signal Uses Facebook Messenger for 21-day Behaviour Change Campaign", Mobile Marketing, November 07, 2016, © Dot Media
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
Indonesia
Viet Nam

Fluid Ads Wins Top Honors In Competition For “Next Big Thing” In Ad Technology

November 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever and marketing/advertising expo Ad:tech conducted a contest during the early November event to determine “The Next Big Thing” in advertising technology. The winner among 15 finalists was Fluid Ads, which demonstrated a technology that allows brands and agencies to create HTML5 multi-shape, multi-device ads in a matter of seconds. The technology was able to deliver in real-time 480 dynamic ads in five minutes – more than one a second. Product Director Dan Cohen created a dynamic campaign for Unilever food spread Marmite by shifting the messages and images to target different days of the week and times of the day.
"Fluid Ads – Winners of ad:tech and Unilever's Next Big Thing 2016", News release, Fluid Ads, November 07, 2016, © Fluid Ads
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Unilever Starts Building Joint Venture Factory In Cuba

November 4, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever-Suchel SA, the consumer goods company’s joint venture with Cuban state-owned company Intersuchel S.A, began construction of the $35-million soap and toothpaste factory in the country’s Mariel special development zone. Highlighting Cuba’s growing ability to attract foreign investments following President Raul Castro’s efforts to reform the economy, the factory will manufacture personal care products, such as Sedal shampoo and Rexona deodorant. Unilever was one of the first companies to establish a venture in the country after Cuba allowed some Western investment in the 1990s. In 2012, the company left following a dispute over controlling interest in a joint venture.
Sarah Marsh , "Cuba, Unilever start work on joint soap and toothpaste factory", Reuters, November 04, 2016, © Reuters
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Other

Church & Dwight Reports Slightly Higher Sales In 3Q 2016

November 3, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., reported net sales rose 1.0 percent, or $8.9 million, to $870.7 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with the same period in the previous year. According to the company, sales growth was driven by the 2.2 percent global consumer net sales growth. Global consumer organic sales rose 2.5 percent, driven by the 3.0 percent growth in volume, the company said. However, the company's Specialty Products business saw sales drop 11.3 percent, hampered by further weakening in the dairy economy. Total organic sales grew 1.2 percent, supported by volume growth of 1.7 percent, the company said.
"Church & Dwight Reports Third Quarter Results", Church & Dwight, November 03, 2016, © Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Church & Dwight
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Revlon Posts Strong Sales Gains In 3Q 2016

November 4, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty brand Revlon, Inc., reported net sales jumped 28.3 percent to $604.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with the same period in the previous year. On a pro forma basis, total net sales increased 1.0 percent to $745.1 million, compared with the previous year. As reported net loss was $4.7 million, while pro forma net loss was $0.5 million. Total adjusted EBITDA was $113.4 million, an increase of 34.8 percent from the previous-year quarter.
"Revlon Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results", Revlon, November 04, 2016, © Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Unilever Names New Foundry Head

November 3, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever named Jonathan Hammond as head of the company's start-up collaboration program Foundry, following Jeremy Basset's departure from the company. Hammond has more than eight years of experience working at Unilever, with most of those years in brand management positions in Australia. He was named global marketing strategy manager for Unilever Foundry in September 2016.
Simon Gwynn, "Unilever appoints new head of Foundry as Jeremy Basset announces departure", Campaign Live, November 03, 2016, © Haymarket Media Group Ltd.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Natura Is 19th-Largest Company, Beauty Packaging Magazine Says

November 3, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Natura was ranked number 19 on the Beauty Packaging’s Top 20 Companies list for 2016. In 2014, the beauty company’s net revenue dropped to $2 billion, hampered by Brazil’s higher taxes and currency devaluation. Also, the country’s cosmetics, fragrances, and toiletries market contracted by 6 percent. In 2015, overseas operations accounted for almost 30 percent of the company’s net revenue, with international operations growing 47 percent in the last five years.
"Natura is Number 19 at Beauty Packaging Magazine’s Top 20 Companies List", Beauty Packaging , November 03, 2016, © Rodman Media
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
Latin America
Brazil

Beiersdorf Reports Sales Gains In First 9 Months Of 2016

November 3, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beiersdorf reported organic group sales for the first nine months of 2016 grew 2.9 percent to €5.032 billion, while nominal sales declined 0.1 percent to €5.035 billion. Consumer business posted a 3.2 percent growth in organic sales during the period, while nominal sales rose 0.1 percent from €4.172 billion to €4.177 billion. Sales of Nivea skincare products increased 3.6 percent year on year, while Eucerin sales rose 2.9 percent.
"Beiersdorf's (BDRFF) CEO Stefan Heidenreich on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript", Seeking Alpha, November 03, 2016, © Seeking Alpha
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Beiersdorf
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Germany

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Names New CEO

November 2, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Natural beauty brand Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Inc., named Martina Joseph as the company's new CEO. With more than 20 years of professional experience in the natural beauty market, Joseph was previously general manager for Bliss North America. Before that, she was head of North American marketing, sales, and education for Carol's Daughter, Jurlique and Nude Skincare.
"Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Inc. Welcomes New CEO Martina Joseph", PR Newswire, November 02, 2016, © PR Newswire Association LLC
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

L'Oreal Paris Opens First Boutique In France

October 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oreal Paris opened its first boutique in France during the 2016 Paris Fashion Week. Located under a trompe l’oeil Eiffel Tower, the L’Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris boutique features more than 600 products, 150 of which are store exclusives. Also, every month, the store will highlight a limited-edition makeup collection from makeup designer Karim Rahman. Consumers can test the products and virtually try them using the Makeup Genius augmented reality app.
"L'Oreal Paris introduces its First Boutique", L'Oreal , October 20, 2016, © L’Oréal
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
France

Shiseido Works With Microsoft To Create Virtual Makeup App

October 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido partnered with Microsoft to create Telebeauty, a software designed to apply virtual makeup to a user's video image while taking part in a teleconference. Women using the app can choose from four palettes, natural, trend, cool, and pretty, before joining the teleconference call. Designed to distinguish between the user's face and the background, Telebeauty scans the user's face and adjusts the skin tone, and covers pores, dark spots, and pimples with a “digital beauty balm.”
Lila MacLellan, "Shiseido partnered with Microsoft to create a make-up filter for women who telecommute", Quartz, October 20, 2016, © The Atlantic Monthly Group, Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Shiseido
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Asia-Pacific
United States of America
Japan

Unilever's Signal Pepsodent Brand Launches Facebook Campaign Encouraging Children To Brush Teeth

October 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever's oral care brand Signal Pepsodent launched a Facebook chatbot designed to encourage children to brush their teeth. Created by R/GA London, the chatbot is part of the brand's campaign, “Little Brush, Big Brush.” Offering free access to 21 episodes of animated videos, the campaign seeks to inspire parents and children to brush their teeth together.
Rebecca Stewart, "Unilever is using Facebook chatbots to encourage kids to brush their teeth", The Drum, October 20, 2016, © Carnyx Group Ltd
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Unilever
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

The Body Shop Opens First Pop-Up Store In Canada

October 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty retailer The Body Shop opened a pop-up store in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood, the company’s first in Canada. Designed for testing new installations and activations and promote holiday gifts, the store features iPad tablets that display videos highlighting the retailer’s Bio Bridges rainforest awareness program. Also, the store includes an installation for Body Butter products that tells stories about the company’s partnerships with community-based suppliers of shea nuts and other materials.
Rebecca Harris , "The Body Shop pops up in Yorkville", Marketingmag, October 20, 2016, © Rogers Media Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
L'Oreal
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Canada

Church & Dwight Awards Digital Creative Accounts To Razorfish And ICrossing

October 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Church & Dwight appointed Publicis-owned Razorfish as its lead digital creative agency for the Trojan, First Response, Batiste Dry Shampoo, RePhresh, and Replens brands. Also, the company named Hearst's iCrossing as agency in charge of digital marketing for its OxiClean, Oragel, Nair, and Vitafusion brands. Razorfish's responsibilities will include creative, strategy, data and consumer insights, search, and social media, while iCrossing will focus on creative, strategic planning, technology, and content marketing.
Lindsay Stein, "Church & Dwight Taps Razorfish, iCrossing for Digital Creative", Advertising Age, October 18, 2016, © Crain Communications
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Church & Dwight
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Johnson & Johnson Posts Strong Sales Growth In 3Q 2016

October 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Johnson & Johnson reported sales grew 4.2 percent to $17.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Operational sales results rose 4.3 percent, with the negative impact of currency at 0.1 percent, the company said. Sales in the US jumped 6.7 percent, while international sales increased 1.5 percent, showing operational growth of 1.7 percent and negative currency impact at 0.2 percent. Venezuela operations adversely affected global operational sales growth by 30 basis points and international sales growth by 70 basis points.
"Johnson & Johnson Reports 2016 Third-Quarter Results", Johnson & Johnson, October 18, 2016, © Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Johnson & Johnson
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Revlon Enlists Ciara As Brand Ambassador

October 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Beauty brand Revlon named singer, model, and actress Ciara as its latest brand ambassador. Named after a Revlon fragrance introduced in 1973, Ciara brings with her almost 14 million Instagram followers. Looking back at her childhood and early family life, Ciara could almost say that her coming to Revlon was a matter of fate.
Allison Collins , "Revlon Lands Ciara as Latest Celebrity Ambassador", WWD, October 18, 2016, © Fairchild Fashion Media
Domains
PERSONAL CARE COMPANIES
Other
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America
<<3456789101112>> Total results:4939 References Per Page:
>> <<
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.