A new survey conducted by Provenance and London Research reveals that while 91 percent of British shoppers and 89 percent of US consumers say that sustainability and ethics are important considerations in their purchasing decisions when buying beauty and wellness products, some 79 percent have difficulty trusting brands’ sustainability claims.
International research project, Care-o-Sene (Catalyst Research for Sustainable Kerosene) has been granted €30 million in funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
WBA-owned No7 has launched a new initiative in partnership with AllBright designed to give perimenopausal and menopausal individuals practical support and expert advice to tackle the challenges that menopause presents in the workplace.
Unilever has announced that it has moved to an operating model organised around five business groups, namely Beauty & Wellbeing, Personal Care, Nutrition, Home Care and Ice Cream. Each is focused on particular categories and brands and is fully responsible and accountable for its own strategy, growth and profits delivery globally.
AS Watson-owned Superdrug has announced that it is freezing the prices of some 5,000 beauty products in a bid to help shoppers amid a steep rise in the cost of living, according to a report published by the Retail Gazette.
Former LVMH-owned Sephora stores reopen in Russia under the new ownership of Ile de Beauté.
LVMH has beaten industry estimates with its Q3 results thanks to continued demand for high-end handbags as well as champagne.
Chanel has announced the appointment of make-up artists Ammy Drammeh, Cécile Paravina and Valentina Li as Global Creative Make-Up Partners, according to Dazed.
Henkel has issued a voluntary recall notice for a batch of its Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder hair dye in response to reports of faulty packaging, affecting some 5,979 units.
Medmix has appointed Oliver Vogel as the new Head of its beauty brand Geka, effective immediately.
Unilever-owned Dove is launching Real Virtual Beauty, a series of actions supported by partners across the games industry designed to shatter beauty stereotypes and equip the next generation of players and creators with the tools they need to build self-esteem and body confidence.
Sephora is set to re-launch onto the UK market, according to a report published by Vogue Business. The LVMH-owned retailer will make its re-entry as an online store in this latest iteration.
Valentino has announced that it will be switching off the lights in stores at 10pm each night in a bid to help save energy among the ongoing threat of shortages this winter, according to a report published by Reuters.
Henkel-owned Schwarzkopf Professional has announced the launch of a new salon brand, SalonLab&Me, which combines hairdresser expertise with a digital experience offering clients hyper-personalized hair care recommendations to match their hair type.
A new report by Beauty Pie has discovered that the cost-of-living crisis is driving an era of financially inclusive beauty.
Rimmel has announced British Olympic diver Tom Daley as its first global male ambassador.
A group of cross-party MPs in the UK have raised an investigation into the value of complementary therapies in order to support everyone’s physical health, mental health and wellbeing and taking pressure off the NHS.
Dior Beauty has announced British actor Joseph Quinn as the first global ambassador for its Gris Dior fragrance, part of La Collection Privee Christian Dior.
L’Oréal Paris staged its own runway show in the center of Paris to mark the French capital’s Fashion Week, according to a report published by Reuters.
Mibelle Biochemistry has announced that it has successfully completed an asset deal with Mirexus. The transition is effective immediately and Mirexus’ branded products, PhytoSpherix, EnerZea, Adveen and Susttain, have all been fully integrated into Mibelle’s portfolio.
Shiseido-owned Drunk Elephant is poised to open a pop-up store in Paris in partnership with LVMH-owned Sephora, according to a report published by WWD.
Billie Eilish has revealed that she has no plans to launch a skin care or make-up line in the future. In an interview with Refinery 29, the Grammy Award-winning singer admitted that she knew very little about beauty market and her passion and knowledge lies solely in the fragrance arena.
L’Occitane Group will showcase its full travel retail offer at the upcoming TFWA in Cannes. For the first time, Group brands Elemis, Grown Alchemist, Erborian and Sol de Janeiro will be featured at the duty-free summit alongside L’Occitane en Provence and Melvita.
Unilever has added one of the world’s first heavy-duty electric trucks to its fleet. The 44-tonne Volvo truck will run entirely on renewable power and is the first HGeV to meet the UK-based FMCG supplier’s business need thanks to its 540kWh battery capacity and 185-mile range.
PZ Cussons has reported preliminary 2022 results, with pre-tax profit falling 8.7 per cent to £65.3m, with sales were dropping 1.7 per cent to £592.8m. However, strong price hikes helped drive like-for-like sales growth of 7.1 percent.
Chanel has announced that it is set to host an event designed to showcase its scents in Paris over the holiday season.
The European Commission has published a draft amendment, which will set an extra labelling requirement for some 56 fragrance allergens, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
Ball Corporation has announced the completion of the sale of its beverage packaging business in Russia to Arnest Group for US$350 million.
Unilever CEO, Alan Jope has announced that he intends to retire from the company at the end of next year. The Board will now proceed with a formal search for a successor and will consider both internal and external candidates.
The UK’s new finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that he intends to reverse the previous chancellor’s decision to end duty free shopping, according to a report published by Reuters.
Faith in Nature is claiming to be the world’s first company to appoint Nature to its Board of Directors, allotting the natural world a vote on the future of the business. In a move that encourages other businesses to follow suit, Faith in Nature has decided to open-source the legal process.
Swedish sustainable start-up, Nowa Drops has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring its plant-based powders that transform tap water into liquid body care to the UK market.
Robertet has unveiled e-Robertet, a B2B online sales platform for natural raw materials.
The Body Shop has announced the launch of a Youth Collective, designed to bring young people into its boardroom.
Clarins has named Nicolas Prieur as General Manager for its home market, according to a report published by the Fashion Network.
LVMH’s signature fashion brand, Louis Vuitton has announced that it will be adjusting the thermostats and turning off the lights earlier as part of energy saving measures designed to help the label do its bit to combat the energy crisis this winter, according to a report published by The Guardian.
Henkel-owned Schwarzkopf has partnered with Terracycle to launch hair care packaging recycling programs.
Zara owner Inditex has announced it is planning an autumn price hike as it aims to offset soaring costs, according to a report by Reuters.
BASF is said to be monitoring its fragile gas supply and is ready to cut production further. This follows Russia suspending delivery through its main gas pipeline to Germany, according to a report by Reuters.
The Estée Lauder Companies has opened tender for the management of advertising media in the EMEA region.
BeautyHealth has announced the opening of two new Hydrafacial Experience Centers in ‘key beauty markets’ Paris and Singapore.
Brands that enjoyed the use of Queen Elizabeth II’s coat of arms on their marketing materials stand to lose their status as suppliers to the Royal household following the death of the royal icon, according to a report published by The Guardian.
Beiersdorf-owned Nivea Men and Spanish soccer club Real Madrid have renewed their global sponsorship agreement until 2025. Now in its 10th year, the partnership will continue for a further 3 seasons and covers more than 70 countries.
Quadpack has named Alexandra Chauvigne as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Chauvigne replaces Co-Founder Tim Eaves, who will remain as Chairman of the packaging firm’s Board of Directors and take on the newly created role of Chief Impact Officer.
The Great British Bake Off star, Nadiya Hussein has been named as the new face of It Cosmetics, her first appearance for a beauty brand, according to a report published by The Independent.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week, British brand Burberry and designer Raf Simons have both announced that their catwalk shows will not proceed next week as originally planned as ‘a mark of respect’.
UK health and beauty retailer Boots is set to launch a new online marketplace, which will introduce third-party brands into its digital offering and extend the range of products available on boots.com.
Online beauty booking platform, Treatwell and Uala have announced that they will be joining forces to form a single entity under the Treatwell name.
Beiersdorf-owned Chantecaille has named Emily Coleman as Chief Executive Officer. Coleman will succeed Founder Sylvie Chantecaille, effective immediately.
Reckitt has announced that its CEO, Laxman Narasimhan will step down from his role on September 30, 2022. Narasimhan will be replaced by current Senior Independent Director, Nicandro Durante in the short term while the Board evaluates and selects the future leadership.