L’Oréal has informed South Africa’s National Consumer Commission of a voluntary recall of its Dark and Lovely Precise Diamond Straight and Shine relaxer, according to a report published by News 24.
The pandemic killed the global supply chain as we knew it and several suppliers, manufacturers and retailers have struggled to come to terms with that in 2021. The result? Empty shelves, rising inflation and a stark choice between passing on the rising costs to consumers or taking a hit on margin to come.
Supply chain disruption prompted by pandemic shutdowns has persisted throughout 2021 and only those able to think on their feet and come up with workarounds can thrive in this environment. Investment in local sourcing, safeguarding raw materials supply, local manufacturing hubs, a flexible approach to logistics and the ability to generate power on site have all been crucial for success in the past 12 months.
Procter & Gamble’s Nigerian arm has partnered with the SIL Group and Ugee Chemicals to manufacture Ariel detergent and other laundry powders as well as locally produced raw materials under one roof, according to a report published by Vanguard.
The Global Shea Alliance is set to implement a pilot project of Resilient Shea Agroforestry Farm Model (RSAFM) in Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Egyptian-Japanese Business Council, Ibrahim Al-Arabi has announced that Japanese cosmetics firm Saraya is set to pile US$10 million into the Suez Canal Economic Zone – the first investment to be made by a Japanese firm in the region, according to a report published by Egypt Today.
A new Bill has been put forward that seeks to amend legislation that allows for animal testing in South Africa, calling for an outright ban, according to Cape Town etc.
Together is set to become the first Israeli medical cannabis public company to market its products in Brazil. The CBD oil supplier has signed a memorandum of understanding with a local partner who will be responsible for obtaining regulatory clearance.
Shoppers in Uganda are being encouraged to check that products carry the UNBS quality mark, according to a report published by All Africa.
Over the past 12 months there has been a noticeable gear change in the amount of attention on Africa from cosmetics and beauty brands both domestic and international.