A New York court has ruled that a model will not be able to proceed with a lawsuit against a series of online retailers, including Walmart, Amazon and Ulta Beauty, which charged the e-commerce platforms with displaying her photograph without her permission, according to a report published by Reuters.
Viktor&Rolf has named Emily Ratajkowski as the face of its FlowerBomb fragrance, effective immediately.
Procter & Gamble has announced its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2023. The US FMCG manufacturer saw net sales drop one percent yoy, although organic sales were up 5 percent excluding the impacts of foreign exchange and acquisitions and divestitures.
Proven has announced that it is partnering with Sephora to bring its skin care personalization technology and skin care solutions to the LVMH-owned retailer’s customers.
Ulta Beauty has announced the appointment of Michelle Crossan-Matos as Chief Marketing Officer, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal.
Beautycounter Founder Greg Renfrew has resigned from her role as Executive Chair and Chief Brand Officer, according to a report by WWD.com.
The independent investigation into Revolution Beauty Group by auditor BDO LLP has highlighted accountancy concerns, including historical sales, inventory provisioning and personal loans made by a former CEO, according to a report by Reuters.
AS Beauty has announced that it has acquired skin care brand, Bliss from L Catterton. The purchase is AS Beauty’s fifth acquisition since 2019 and its first foray into the skin care market.
Coty and Jil Sander have announced that they have renewed their license agreement as well as the mutual decision to continue the long-running partnership between the two companies.
A District of Columbia federal court has thrown out a case bought by GlycoBioSciences charging L’Oréal with patent infringement, citing a lack of jurisdiction, according to a report published by Law Street Media.
Forma Brands has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by a group of secured lenders. Jefferies Finance LLC, funds managed by Cerberus Capital Management and FB Intermediate Holdings will acquire all assets of the owner of Morphe make-up.
Bayer and Beiersdorf have settled a class action lawsuit brought against the Coppertone sun care brand, according to a court notice issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mielle Organics to join P&G Beauty; partnership to accelerate hair care brand’s access to more black women
Mielle Organics is set to join P&G Beauty, subject to regulatory approval, in a partnership that aims to further expand access to healthy hair products and services for Black women around the world.
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has launched its Voice-Enabled Makeup Assistant (VMA), AI-powered beauty app for visually impaired users.
GPA Global has announced the acquisition of Cosfibel Group, a luxury packaging, gifting and merchandising player.
Fashion platform Moda Operandi has launched into the beauty sector, launching 55 55 skincare, fragrance, makeup, haircare, and body care brands.
A New York judge has given the go-ahead for a lawsuit bought by EssilorLuxottica against JP Morgan. The Thai division of the maker of Ray Ban sunglasses claims that the bank ignored ‘red flags’ of suspicious activity, according to a report published by Nasdaq, quoting Reuters.
Coty has announced the appointment of Lubomira Rochet to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Today’s appointment increases female representation on Coty’s Board of Directors to 50 percent and the total number of directors to twelve. Coty’s five-member Executive Committee, led by CEO Sue Y. Nabi, already holds female-majority.
Morphe has announced that it is closing all of its US stores for good, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
Bed, Bath & Beyond could be filing for bankruptcy within weeks, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal.
Amarte has filed a lawsuit claiming that Marc Jacobs beauty’s Eye-conic palettes fall foul of its registered Eyeconic trademark, according to a report published by News Law.
Starco Brands has announced that it is poised to acquire Skylar Fragrances. The acquisition follows the company’s purchase of Art of Sport in September last year.
Bath & Body Works has announced the appointment of Heather Hollander as Vice President of Investor Relations with immediate effect, according to a report published by The Retail Bulletin.
Johnson & Johnson’s consumer health unit, Kenvue is one step closer to becoming an independent entity as it filed to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a report published by Reuters.
Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced its results for the first quarter of the current financial year. In the three months to November 30, 2022, the drugstore giant saw sales decline 1.5 percent yoy to US$333.4 billion.
President Biden has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 into law, according to a report published by the National Law Review. The legislation includes the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MOCRA) of 2022, amending Chapter IV of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Victoria’s Secret brand CEO Amy Hauk is reportedly exiting her post after just 8 months at the helm, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook parent company Meta are no longer ranking in the majority of US digital advertising dollars for the first time in a decade, according to estimates from research firm Insider Intelligence Inc.
Neutrogena has partnered with Nourished, which specialises in 3D-printed health and wellness supplements, on a daily skin-nutrient gummy, named SkinStacks.
The Governor of the State of New York, Kathy Hochul has signed the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, prohibiting the sale of cosmetics newly tested on animals in the region, effective immediately.
A Chicago-based federal judge has found in favor of Unilever in a suit that alleged that the manufacturer’s TRESemme range contained a formaldehyde-releasing preservative that was not disclosed on the front of the bottle, according to a report published by the Courthouse News Service.
Ulta Beauty has announced the election of Heidi Peltz to its Board of Directors. Peltz is President and COO of The Sherwin-Williams Company.
Avon has become the latest cosmetics firm to face a jury trial over the presence of asbestos in its talc-based products. The direct sales firm was ordered to pay US$10.3 million in punitive damages to a plaintiff who developed cancer after using talc-based powders sold by the beauty brand, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
The Honest Co has become the only US publicly traded company to be headed up by an Afro-Latina after the appointment of Carla Vernon as its CEO.
What were we expecting of technology in 2022? Well, after the dominance of internet shopping over the prior two years, more of the same, with bells on. All bets were on livestreaming, already a dominant trend in China, booming in the west.
After the ravages of 2020 and 2021, retailers could have been forgiven for hoping for a smoother ride at the start of 2022. Pandemic restrictions were lifted, IRL shopping was back and even travel was resuming. So far, so hopeful.
Cruelty free cosmetics and product safety have long been the dominant regulatory issues faced by the cosmetics industry but, in 2022, we saw lawmakers turn greater attention to greenwashing and the environmental impact of the products on offer too.
In our humble opinion, 2022 wasn’t a year of huge innovation. Launches were subdued compared to pre-pandemic but if there was one prevailing trend among the launches of the year it was celebrity, celebrity and a bit more celebrity.
If there was one issue and one issue only that dominated packaging stories this year, it was sustainability. Packaging suppliers are working on reducing their impact on the environment.
If there was one thing that defined marketing practices in both halves of 2022, it was not just jumping but positively leaping on the marketing bandwagon of the day.
At the start of the year, manufacturers were gearing up for growth. With the end of Covid restrictions in the west and omicron receding, it was back to business.
The supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic showed no signs of abating in early 2022. If anything, it got worse as inflation rose, leading to price rises across the board.
Whether as a result of the pandemic, supply shortages or price gouging, inflation started rising worldwide in mid 2021 and was only exacerbated at the start of 2022 as Russia invaded Ukraine, sending fuel prices soaring.
In the first six months of the year, we saw more and more targets set: Douglas published its global ESG goals, China’s Yatsen published its first ESG report and Christian Dior unveiled its eco strategy, while existing sustainability agendas were expanded or extended
Singer Jordin Sparks has been named as the newest brand ambassador for Cantu Beauty, and will be highlighting the company’s community initiatives that give back to women across the world, focusing on the brand partnership with Women Empowering Nations.
L Brands has agreed to pay US$2.75 million settlement as part of a class action lawsuit, relating to claims the company charged unreasonable fees as well as making high-cost investments with employee 401(k) funds, according to Top Class Actions.
Sephora has promoted Executive Vice President, Global Chief Purpose Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Sephora for North America, Deborah Yeh, to solely Global Chief Purpose Officer, effective January 1st.
Kering and L’Occitane have announced that they have partnered up to create the Climate Fund for Nature. The ambitious initiative will mobilize resources from the luxury fashion and beauty sectors to protect and restore nature.
Serena Williams has launched a line of topical pain relief and daily muscle care solutions, named Will Perform. The clean, cruelty free range is intended for athletes and those leading an active lifestyle.
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced changes to its travel retail leadership team, with Alice Marvillet appointed as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Estée Lauder, Travel Retail Worldwide.