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Lauder reports strong 2011

A good performance in emerging markets, skincare and travel retail helped Estée Lauder Companies report a 13%...
August 31, 2011

Ileos acquires Mappel

Packaging company Ileos has acquired Mappel, a Brazil-based samples manufacturer. Mappel had sales of €25m in 2010....
July 13, 2011

Sephora names US creative director

Sephora Americas has named Lina Kutsovskaya as vice president executive creative director. She will be responsible for...
July 13, 2011

CVS creates beauty panel

US pharmacy chain CVS has created the Beauty Board, a panel of “beauty and style experts” who...
July 13, 2011

Saks to enter Kazakhstan

US department-store retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is to open its first store in Kazakhstan in August 2012....
July 13, 2011

Marionnaud revamps website

Perfumery chain Marionnaud says its website has become its number-two door in France following a revamp of...
July 13, 2011

Aesop opens new Paris store

  Australian skincare brand Aesop opened its third Paris store this month in the Marais district. The...
July 13, 2011

INCC signs Mercedes

French distributor INCC Group has signed a fragrance license with car brand Mercedes. The first scent is...
July 13, 2011

China may reduce luxury tariffs

China may reduce taxes on imports of luxury goods, say local press reports. The government could introduce...
July 13, 2011

Catterton acquires Cover FX

Private-equity firm Catterton Partners has taken a stake in Canada-based cosmeceutical brand Cover FX. The brand, which...
July 13, 2011

TPR buys Freez 24.7

US-based TPR Holdings has acquired prestige skincare brand Freeze 24.7. TPR recently bought haircare brand Oscar Blandi.
July 13, 2011

Puig buys skincare company

Puig’s holding company Corporación Exea Empresarial and M3 Invest, a company owned by Payot president Hervé Lesieur,...
July 13, 2011

Designer Parfums takes over Patou

UK-based Designer Parfums has acquired French fragrance brand Jean Patou from P&G Prestige. The company aims to...
July 13, 2011

Sisley inaugurates eco-factory

French skincare company Sisley has inaugurated a new eco-conceived factory north of Paris. The site, covering 45,000m2...
July 13, 2011

Unilever restructures

Consumer-goods group Unilever has restructured to boost development in emerging markets. The company will be divided into...
July 13, 2011

Luxury brands connect with Gen Y

Luxury brands are capitalizing on the web to make their products more accessible to generation Y, according...
July 13, 2011

Interparfums signs Balmain

Interparfums has signed a 12-year fragrance license with French couture brand Balmain. A new fragrance for the...
July 13, 2011

Patyka gets investment boost

Morocco-based investment company Nebetou Fund has taken a minority stake in Parisian selective skincare brand Patyka Cosmetics....
June 15, 2011

House of Fraser launches Fekkai

UK-based department store House of Fraser is to launch haircare brand Frédéric Fekkai in 10 of its...
June 15, 2011

ELC opens Asia innovation center

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) opened its Asia Innovation Center this month in Shanghai, China. This new...
June 15, 2011

More changes at P&G

Executive changes continue to make waves in P&G’s beauty business. Charles Bergh, president of the global male...
June 15, 2011

TPR buys haircare brand

  US beauty company TPR Holdings has acquired a controlling stake in premium haircare brand Oscar Blandi....
June 15, 2011

Ed Shirley to leave P&G

P&G’s vice chairman of beauty and grooming Ed Shirley is to leave the company in 2012. He...
May 4, 2011
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