Avon has announced a partnership with Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). The Natura &Co direct sales brand will use CmiA-certified cotton for products, including women’s nightwear, as part of its sustainability agenda.
Redecor and Revlon have partnered to integrate Revlon’s Super Lustrous™ lipstick shades into Redecor’s home design game challenges,
Drybar is gearing up to open some 26 stores across Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE thanks to a newly signed master franchise deal with Lekhraib Rose.
PZ Cussons issued a profit warning, attributing it to the Nigerian currency’s devaluation, leading to a significant drop in shares to a 15-year low.
L’Oreal Israel has announced a series of leadership changes. The French beauty giants Israeli arm has named Gali Lev as Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Anne Hirsch as Chief Transformation Officer and Ariela Yaari as VP Communications and Sustainability.
Dior has partnered with The Dorchester Collection to open a spa at The Lana in Dubai – the LVMH-owned brand’s first in the UAE region. The 4,305 sq ft space is due to be completed in April.
Gebr. Heinemann has acquired full ownership of JR/Duty Free Israel by purchasing the remaining shares from James Richardson Group (JR/Group) in a joint venture that began in 2018.
Saudi beauty retailer, Nice One is poised to list on the stock exchange. The online cosmetics seller is said to have invited banks to tender for the deal, although further details, such as the timing and size of the IPO are yet to be revealed.
Dubai Duty Free has announced an all-time sales record of DHS7.885 billion for 2023, up 24.39 percent over the previous year. Compared to pre-pandemic results in 2019, sales rose 6.4 percent.
Dubai Duty Free has partnered with Alipay+ to offer a seamless travel and checkout experience for international visitors at Dubai and Al Maktoum International airports.
Avalon Pharma, a Saudi-based pharmaceutical company, has announced its intention to list on the Saudi Exchange’s main market.
L’Oreal has appointed GroupM’s Wavemaker MENA to handle its media duties for the MENA region.
The One&Only One Za’abeel, a new urban resort in Dubai, is opening Clinique La Prairie’s (CLP) first Longevity Hub in the UAE in March 2024.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has decided to stop its on-ground operations in and move to an import-based model.
Huda Kattan thinks that the beauty industry has a long way to go before it can consider itself inclusive. The owner of Huda Beauty said that representation is moving ‘at a snail’s pace’ and that the beauty industry is sexist.
Mary Kay Inc., a global beauty brand, has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), a non-profit focused on creating a sustainable and competitive shea industry.
South Korea has reached a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), a form of free trade agreement (FTA), with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking South Korea’s first FTA with an Arab nation.
Dr PawPaw’s Your Gorgeous Skin range has made its debut in the UAE. The natural and vegan skin care solutions have hit shelves at Life Pharmacy and Watsons across the region.
Shukran Korea Inc., a Korean startup, has developed a platform that provides Halal and allergenic safety checks for Korean cosmetics and food products, targeting the Middle Eastern market.
French premium makeup brand La Bouche Rouge, has been sold to Dilesh Mehta’s Dubia-based holding company, Beauty Brands Global.
Qatar Duty Free has named Grant Fleming as Vice President, Food & Beverage and Nuno Moreira as Vice President, Strategy & Commercial, effective immediately.
Inter Parfums has announced that it has elected Gerard Kappauf to its Board of Directors. The company has also announced the retirement of Michel Dyens and Parick Choel, bringing the total number of board members to nine.
PZ Cussons has announced that it has made an offer to acquire the minority-held shares of its Nigerian unit. On completion, the UK manufacturer of St Tropez will de-list the business from the Nigerian stock exchange.
‘Oréal, Coty & Revlon have lost a lawsuit against Israeli company Oil De Lamor for allegedly selling perfumes resembling their scent and name brands.
An alliance has been formed between the Emirati Human Resources Development Council (EHRDC) and L’Oréal Middle East
Oddity Tech Ltd., a beauty and wellness firm, has raised a substantial $424 million through an initial public offering (IPO), surpassing expectations
Supermodel Kendall Jenner has been announced as the new global ambassador for L’Oréal Paris, with her debut campaign launching in September.
The Taliban has ordered that all beauty salons in Afghanistan must close their doors for good next month, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal.
Nivea Nigeria has launched a new body care range designed for melanin-rich skin, according to a report published by Business Day. The range comprises two products: Advanced Care for dry skin and Even Glow to even skin tone.
Henkel has announced that its plant in Chennai has become carbon neutral, according to a report published by The Week. The Indian factory is the company’s second facility to hit this milestone in the India, Middle East and Africa region.
Rwanda’s Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has recalled all talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder, according to a report published by Citizen Digital.
L’Oréal Israel has announced a new training program aimed at influencers and content creators, according to a report published by the Jerusalem Post. The free, six-week course will include classes from dermatologists, senior marketing managers and social media experts.
In honor of World Environment Day’s campaign to #BeatPlasticPollution, Qatar Duty Free is replacing single-use plastic bags with locally sourced, reusable cotton totes at its eight Hamad International Airport Day-to-Day Essential Stores, according to a report published at DFI online.
Garnier has launched its Pure Active AHA-BHA charcoal serum onto the Kenyan market, according to a report published by Capital FM. The L’Oréal-owned brand said that there was growing demand for environmentally conscious products in the East African market.
Unilever Arabia has added an electric vehicle to its fleet for the first time, according to a report published by Arabian Business. The UK-based FMCG manufacturer’s electric van can travel 300km on a single charge and has a payload capacity of 1400kg.
Henkel Nigeria has launched a platform designed to give women the opportunity to discuss the issues that affect their day-to-day lives, such as business, health and wellness, finance, relationships and motherhood, among others, according to a report published by the Independent.
Shein has announced the official opening of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
Emirates has announced the launch of a bespoke beauty hub for cabin crew in Dubai in collaboration with Dior Beauty and Davines.
Shiseido has announced the opening of its first Shiseido Ginza Tokyo brand store outside of Japan. Operated in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim Lifestyle, the new Dubai location has been described as a ‘significant milestone’ for the J-beauty brand’s expansion plans.
Following escalating violence in Sudan, one of the world’s major gum arabic suppliers, FMCG manufacturers face yet another supply chain crisis, according to a report published by Reuters.
Together with Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Unilever Nigeria has signed a US$2 million partnership with Wecyclers to help tackle plastic waste in the African country, according to a report published by Leadership.
Maybelline has named Ayra Starr as its new Sub-Saharan African spokesperson.
L’Oréal-owned Maybelline has debuted a campaign for Ramadan starring Chilean-Palestinian singer Elyanna, Egyptian actor Amira Addeb and Kuwaiti influencer Khattafya, according to a report published by Arab News.
Unilever Nigeria has announced that it is to exit the home care and skin cleansing markets by the end of the year, according to a report published by the Voice of Nigeria, quoting a regulatory filing.
Israel’s Delta Brands has signed an exclusive franchise deal to set up and run the Bath & Body Works brand in the Middle Eastern country, according to a report published by the Jerusalem Post.
L’Oréal Israel has named Maya Dagan to its team of sustainability influencers, according to a report published by the Jerusalem Post.
Unilever-owned Sunsilk is eyeing development in the Ethiopian haircare market with the launch of a new bespoke range.
LVMH has teamed up with beauty industry coalition Cosmetic Valley to fund a new conservation effort in West Africa, according to a report by Vogue Business.
L’Oréal has named Yassine Bakkari as the Managing Director for the East African region. In his new role, Bakkari will oversee operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia, according to a report published by The Star.
PZ Cussons Nigerian arm has named Ifueko Omoigui Okauru as Chair of its board. The former Chair of the Federal Inland Revenue Service replaces Gbenga Oyebode who retired, effective January 25.