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Kraft-Heinz withdraws Unilever takeover offer

Kraft-Heinz withdraws Unilever takeover offer - PUBLISHED February 20, 2017

Anglo-Dutch group Unilever and US-based Kraft-Heinz announced that Kraft-Heinz has agreed to withdraw its takeover offer for Unilever.

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Unilever rejects takeover offer from Kraft-Heinz

Unilever rejects takeover offer from Kraft-Heinz - PUBLISHED February 17, 2017

Anglo-Dutch group Unilever has rejected a $143bn takeover offer from food company Kraft-Heinz.

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Clarisonic launches anti-aging device

Clarisonic launches anti-aging device - PUBLISHED February 17, 2017

L’Oréal-owned Clarisonic has launched its first anti-aging offering, called the Smart Profile Uplift.

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IFF to cut 5% of workforce

IFF to cut 5% of workforce - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

US-based flavor and fragrance company IFF is to cut around 5% of its global workforce to reduce costs.

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Avon’s sales fall 7% in 2016

Avon’s sales fall 7% in 2016 - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

Direct seller Avon posted a 7% decline in net sales to $5.72bn for fiscal 2016. Sales for the year increased 2% in constant dollars.

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Firmenich names Armand de Villoutreys President perfumery and ingredients

Firmenich names Armand de Villoutreys President perfumery and ingredients - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

Swiss flavor and fragrance company Firmenich has named Armand de Villoutreys (pictured) president perfumery and ingredients, effective July 1, 2017.

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Trian investment could see P&G broken up

Trian investment could see P&G broken up - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

News that activist investor Trian Fund Management now has more than a $3bn stake in P&G has some analysts predicting that the consumer-goods group wil…

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Alès Groupe sales fall 1.9% in 2016

Alès Groupe sales fall 1.9% in 2016 - PUBLISHED February 15, 2017

France-based Alès Groupe reported sales of €239.5m in 2016, a decline of 1.9%. The group said the fall in sales reflected a contrasted performance …

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Marionnaud sells 60,000 soft toys for CEW

Marionnaud sells 60,000 soft toys for CEW - PUBLISHED February 14, 2017

French perfumery chain Marionnaud sold 60,000 soft toys dressed by Zadig & Voltaire in its French stores during the 2016 holiday season in aid of the …

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Pola Orbis net sales up 1.7% on 2016

Pola Orbis net sales up 1.7% on 2016 - PUBLISHED February 14, 2017

Japan-based Pola Orbis posted net sales of ¥218.48bn ($1.93bn) in fiscal 2016, an increase of 1.7% from the previous year.

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Thépenier Pharma acquires Orléans Cosmetics

Thépenier Pharma acquires Orléans Cosmetics - PUBLISHED February 14, 2017

Thépenier Pharma (Nippon Shikizai), a full-service contractor of pharmaceutical and cosmetics products, has acquired French make-up and scented produ…

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Firmenich names Brinkgreve chief supply chain officer

Firmenich names Brinkgreve chief supply chain officer - PUBLISHED February 14, 2017

Switzerland-based flavor and fragrance company Firmenich has named Boet Brinkgreve chief supply chain officer, a newly-created role, effective July 1,…

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Revlon names Linda Wells as chief creative officer

Revlon names Linda Wells as chief creative officer - PUBLISHED February 10, 2017

Revlon has appointed Linda Wells to the new role of chief creative officer, effective February 13, 2017.

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L’Oréal optimistic for 2017, bullish on make-up and digital

L’Oréal optimistic for 2017, bullish on make-up and digital - PUBLISHED February 10, 2017

L’Oréal ceo Jean-Paul Agon described 2016 as a good year for the beauty market and a good year for the group at its annual results meeting, which t…

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Shiseido 2016 sales hit by currency effects

Shiseido 2016 sales hit by currency effects - PUBLISHED February 09, 2017

Japan-based Shiseido posted net profit of ¥32.10bn ($284.4m) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, up 9% on the corresponding prior-year peri…

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Coty’s net profit falls 47% in second quarter of 2017

Coty’s net profit falls 47% in second quarter of 2017 - PUBLISHED February 09, 2017

US-based Coty reported lower-than-expected profit and sales for its fiscal second quarter 2017, a period that ceo Camillo Pane described as challengin…

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Shiseido Travel Retail marks Chinese New Year with exclusives and events

Shiseido Travel Retail marks Chinese New Year with exclusives and events - PUBLISHED February 09, 2017

Shiseido Travel Retail has introduced a string of initiatives to mark the Chinese New Year. The initiatives center on the brand’s Ultimune franchise…

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L’Oréal sales up 2.3% for 2016, exploring options for The Body Shop

L’Oréal sales up 2.3% for 2016, exploring options for The Body Shop - PUBLISHED February 09, 2017

French group L’Oréal reported sales of €25.84bn in 2016, an increase of 2.3%

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Trump’s travel ban impacts US tourism

Trump’s travel ban impacts US tourism - PUBLISHED February 08, 2017

US president Donald Trump’s travel ban on nationals from seven countries entering the US is impacting tourism to the country from the Middle East an…

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Hermès fragrance sales up 8.5% in 2016

Hermès fragrance sales up 8.5% in 2016 - PUBLISHED February 08, 2017

Luxury group Hermes’ sales for 2016 exceeded the €5bn mark, despite a difficult economic environment. Sales for the year rose 7.5% to €5.2bn. At…

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