Lush Cosmetics is to deactivate its global social media accounts effective 26 November, in a move to protect users’ mental health challenges.
TerraCycle has settled a lawsuit bought by the Last Beach Cleanup alleging that the label recyclability claims made by the waste management firm and several major brand owners were ‘deceptive to a reasonable consumer’, according to a report published by Resource Recycling.
BASF and Orsted have signed a 25-year fixed price corporate power purchase agreement, under which BASF will offtake the output of 186 megawatts from Orsted’s planned wind farm in the North Sea. With its 25-year term, it’s said to be the longest CPPA for offshore wind ever announced.
Beiersdorf-owned Nivea has ushered in a refillable hand soap system. The Nivea Ecorefill includes a bottle made from recycled material, designed expressly to be reused, as well as a refill tab.
Givaudan has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Custom Essence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Harry Styles has unveiled his new beauty brand, Pleasing. The brand’s mission is to ‘bring joyful experiences and products… and dispel the myth of a binary existence’, and launches with a handful of products including serums and nail polish.
L’Occitane has acquired a majority stake in Brazilian premium beauty brand Sol de Janeiro, taking an indirect equity interest of 83 percent.
Chemicals company BASF has announced that it is to increase the prices of polyalcohols Neopentyl Glycol (NPG) and 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) in Europe by 4 euros a metre and 1.000 a metre respectively.
Louis Vuitton is said to be looking to open its first duty free store in the luxury island hub of Hainan, according to a report by Reuters.
UK supermarket Morrisons has acquired a significant stake in a new recycling site in Fife, which will reprocess ‘hard-to-recycle’ soft plastics.
The CEO of Kiko Milano, Cristina Scocchia has resigned to take up a Chief Executive role at Illy, according to a report published by WWD. Her departure is effective December 31, 2021.
Weleda has announced its B Corp Certification. The German natural cosmetics company scored 106.8 points, some way above the 80 required for B Corp status.
Russian search engine, Yandex has branched out into fashion retail, according to a report published by Reuters.
The Anti-Defamation League has honored L’Oréal Chairman, Jean-Paul Agon with its Courage Against Hate Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the French beauty company.
The UK’s supply of fake-tan products is at risk due to a shortage in supply of ingredient solvent ethoxydiglycol, according to the Guardian.
THG Founder, Matthew Moulding has admitted that he regrets floating on the London stock exchange last year and is tempted to reverse his decision, according to a report published by Bloomberg quoting an interview run by GQ Magazine.
Chanel has announced Emmanuelle Walle, Head of Global PR and Influence at Chanel Fragrance and Beauty as its next International Director of Press Relations and Public Relations for the fashion unit, according to a report published by WWD.
Henkel reports organic sales growth of 3.7 percent; trims full year forecast due to raw material price hike and logistics costs
Henkel has reported a Q3 organic sales growth of 3.7 percent YOY and 7.5 percent vs 2019, with the rise driven mainly by emerging markets.
n a bid to help combat climate change, the Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) UK & Ireland has pledged £500,000 over five years to fund nature restoration projects in the UK.
Gebr. Heinemann champions sustainability in travel retail with new ‘future friendly: Great for you. Better for the planet’ concept
Duty free owner Gebr. Heinemann has launched a new concept ‘‘future friendly: Great for you. Better for the planet,’ which aims to address sustainability within travel retail.
Monday Haircare has revealed plans to expand into further European markets next year, according to a report published by Beauty Inc.
Firmenich and MG International Fragrance are set to build a new regional perfumery production hub on the MG International campus near Istanbul, Turkey.
UK department store chain, The John Lewis Partnership has signed a new £420 million, five-year revolving credit facility linked to environmental targets.
L’Oréal has been awarded the Terra Carta 2021 Seal, which recognises global companies driving innovation and demonstrating their commitment to the creation of genuinely sustainable markets.
Speciality chemicals company Evonik has announced the acquisition of Swiss plant extract producer Botanica, which will expand its presence in botanical cosmetic ingredients.
Chanel has launched a new No 5 Spaceship activation in the departure lounge at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chanel No 5 fragrance.
L’Oréal has announced the ten changemakers for its 2021 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth class, which recognizes the philanthropic achievements of ten non-profit leaders from across the nation.
Valentina Sampaio has been named as the newest face of Armani Beauty, and will feature in the brand’s 2022 beauty campaigns.
Specialty chemicals business Arxada has announced it is to combine with Troy Corporation, a leader in microbial control solutions and performance additives.
The L’Oréal Fund for Nature Regeneration has announced its inaugural investment. The French beauty giant has taken an equity stake in the Real Wild Estates Company, a UK-based rewilding business offering sustainable long-term financial returns.
Beiersdorf has reported its results for the third quarter and first nine months of financial 2021. The German manufacturer of Nivea saw ‘strong sales improvement’ with sales growth of 12 percent to €5.8 billion exceeding the pre-COVID levels of 2019.
The French Ministry for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities has handed its Parite du Top 100 Special Award for the Feminization of Governing Bodies to L’Oréal.
Buy now, pay later deals are proving attractive to UK shoppers, according to a report published by The Guardian, with outstanding debt for the year to date pegged at £4 billion.
Inter Parfums has reported a Q3 sales surge of 64 percent to US$262.7 million, YOY, up 37 percent from Q3 2019.
L’Oréal has announced a new global model for fragrance ingredient disclosure as part of its industry-advancing transparency initiatives.
Occitane has reported a 11.4 percent net sales growth for Q2, up 7 percent on pre pandemic levels in Q2 2020.
Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland has launched a fully digital Duty-Free vending machine, in partnership with Inflyter.
The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland (ELC) has opened The Cosmetics Company Store in Fitzroy Place in central London’s Fitzrovia.
L’Oréal has unveiled a new campaign for Prada’s Candy fragrance featuring a virtual muse as its face, hailed by the French beauty giant as a world first.
After a 50-year career at Chanel, Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre has stepped down from her role of Head of External Communications at the French fashion house, according to a report published by Fashion United.
Dior has announced award-winning actress, Anya Taylor-Joy as Global Brand Ambassador for Women’s Fashion and Make-up.
Intercos has set the offer price range for its shares at between €12 and €14.50 as it prepares to list on the Italian Bourse, according to a report published by WWD, giving the contract manufacturer a valuation of between €1.1 billion and €1.3 billion.
L’Oréal has announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021. In the three months ended September 30, 2021, the French beauty giant reported sales growth of 13.1 percent versus 2020 figures (+14.9 percent LFL versus the same period in 2019) bringing its growth for the first nine months of the year to 18 percent LFL.
Unilever has reported a Q3 sales growth of 2.5 percent, up on the 2.2 percent analyst predictions. However, it warned of further inflation next year due to surging energy and other costs.
Chanel has marked its 100th anniversary with its first ever advent calendar, with the design paying homage to its classic No.5 perfume bottle.
Procter & Gamble has announced it is to increase prices of its grooming, oral and skincare products in the U.S. in a bid to offset higher commodity and freight costs, which are set to take a chunk out of its earnings, according to a report by Reuters.
Luxury fashion house Dior has announced the appointment of UK tennis star Emma Raducanu as its new International Fashion and Beauty Ambassador.
Gucci has unveiled a new pop-up in London’s Shoreditch district. Gucci Circolo Shoreditch is described as a neighborhood-centric temporary space where visitors can gather to discover the House’s collections and codes through an original, multi-sensory experience.
Boots is now offering a full-service advertising service to its supplier brands, rooted in first-party data.
Wella has announced Max Amen as General Manager for United Kingdom and Ireland, effective October 1, 2021.