The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, FDA and FBI have announced that Gabriel Letizia has been sentenced to 60 months in jail for defrauding customers of his consumer testing firm and jeopardising the safety of millions of consumers.
Rael, the holistic personal care brand focused on clean period care, intimate care, and skincare, has closed a US$35 million Series B investment.
L’Oréal USA has appointed Han Wen as Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, effective immediately.
Emily Weiss, Founder of Glossier, has stepped down from her role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.
Estée Lauder Companies faces class action suit over failure to disclose virtual facial scan collection practices
Estée Lauder Companies is facing a class action lawsuit over its failure to disclose a collection of consumers’ biometric facial scans in Illinois, according to ClassActiong.org.
Leading US retailers have signed the Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter, committing to take concrete steps to ensure a more welcoming environment for all by reducing racially biased experiences and unfair treatment for shoppers in the retail sector.
Lush has launched a limited edition soap engraved with ‘Gay is OK’ to lend its support to Equality Florida in the face of the so-called Don’t Say Gay law.
Johnson & Johnson-owned Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies has announced the launch of Depression Looks Like Me, a campaign aimed at normalizing conversations about depression in the LGBTQ+ community and to inspire action and empathy.
Bath & Body Works has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The beauty retailer saw sales dip 1 percent to US$1.450 billion, although excluding stimulus payments received in Q1 2021, net sales were up 2 percent.
Ulta Beauty has announced the launch of its retail media network, UB Media, offering brands personalized advertising to connect with its audience of beauty enthusiasts.
Kohl’s has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The department store chain saw sales drop 5.2 percent in the three months to April 30, 2022, versus the same period last year.
Unilever US has announced its fourth year of United We Stand, a year-round commitment to improve conditions for LGMTQI+ communities across the country.
Walmart shares have seen their biggest drop in 35 years following the retailer cutting its full-year earnings guidance, prompted by a disappointing Q1.
Procter & Gamble-owned haircare brand Pantene has teamed up with 2SLGBTQ+ organizations in a bid to encourage support and allyship in the workplace.
Target has reported a 52 percent Q1 net profits drop, with quarterly profits halved.
Bite Beauty has announced its closure following 10 years in business.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has sold 6 million shares in AmerisourceBergen Corporation, with proceeds of US$900 million going to the company.
Saks Fifth Avenue has partnered with Skinney Medspa in order to offer medical-grade cosmetic treatments in store, according to a report published by WWD.
Johnson & Johnson has named Thibaut Mongon as CEO Designate and Paul Ruh as CFO Designate of the future, listed New Consumer Health Company.
Procter & Gamble’s Lima plant has been awarded a US$400,000 grant by the Ohio Rail Development Commission, according to a report published by LimaOhio.com.
GlycoBioSciences has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the District of Columbia District Court charging L’Oréal-owned Vichy Laboratories with violating two patents related to formulations of polymer, according to a report published by Bloomberg Law.
Unilever has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with AXA and Tikehau Capital outlining their shared ambition to create an impact fund dedicated to accelerating and scaling the regenerative agriculture transition.
Carlyle Group is rumored to be poised to takeover Chinese packaging firm HCP this summer, according to a report published by Bloomberg quoting ‘sources familiar with the matter’.
Google has launched a palette of 10 skin tones that it says will help facial recognition software providers to better represent people with darker skin tones, according to a report published by Reuters.
L’Oréal has announced a series of leadership appointments for its Americas division. The French beauty giant named Susannah Greenberg, Chief Information Officer for the Americas; Nathalie Gerschtein as President of Consumer Products Division for North America Zone; and Leslie Marino as President of Professional Products Division for the US.
Target updates on commitment to spend US$2 billion with Black-owned businesses; announces new Media Fund initiative
Target has shared an update on the progress it has made toward its Racial Equity Action and Change (REACH) commitment to invest more than US$2 billion with Black-owned businesses by the end of 2025.
Women’s fashion and lifestyle brand Who What Wear has been acquired by digital brand company Future Publishing.
Sally Beauty has reported a Q2 net sales decrease of 1.6 percent YOY to US $911 million.
Coty has reported a 15 percent sales rise for the third quarter in FY22, to US$1.8 billion on a reported basis.
The Estée Lauder Companies expands global renewable energy portfolio with first-ever Canadian solar array
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has expanded its global renewable energy portfolio by recently completing an on-site solar array installation at its new fill and assembly manufacturing facility, Hillmount, in Markham, Ontario.
Walgreens has announced personnel changes to its Retail Products and Customer leadership team, with Linh Peters named as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Luke Rauch, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer; and Bala Visalatha, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer.
Colgate-Palmolive is dispatching its fleet of Bright Smiles, Bright Futures mobile dental vans to select Walmart stores to spread the news of its new recyclable toothpaste tubes.
Target has announced a series of updates to its leadership, creating a new role for the company. Chief Guest Experience Officer as well as a series of changes to key positions such as EVP Chief Information Officer and General Counsel.
Procter & Gamble is set to face yet another class action lawsuit over the discovery of benzene in a series of aerosol-based products, according to a report published by Classaction.org.
CVS Health has announced its operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The US drugstore giant saw revenues rise 11.2 percent to US$76.83 million.
Gucci is gearing up to accept payments in cryptocurrencies in US stores, according to a report published by Bloomberg. The Kering-owned brand’s New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and Las Vegas stores will adopt digital tokens from the end of the month.
The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that the Co-founders of Too Faced Cosmetics, Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, have departed the brand. The make-up marque will therefore be headed up by Tara Simon, who has been promoted to the role of Global President, Too Faced, effective July 1, 2022.
Unilever-owned TRESemme has teamed up with textured hair expert and educator Diane Da Costa of SimpleeBEAUTIFUL CurlyTextured Academy to launch a Texture Certification Program to train and certify licensed hair professionals in treating, cutting, and styling textured hair.
Revlon has announced Q1 reported net sales of US$479.6 million, compared to US$445.0 million during the prior-year period, an increase of US$34.6 million, or 7.8 percent.
Ulta has issued an apology regarding an ‘insensitive’ marketing email it sent regarding the Kate Spade brand.
Unilever has announced the promotion of Samir Singh to the role of Chief Marketing Officer, Personal Care.
Royal DSM is sponsoring The Skin Care Foundation’s Destination Healthy Skin mobile screening and education program, which is touring the U.S. until 11th September.
The Estee Lauder Companies has announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022. The US prestige beauty giant professed its net sales growth of 10 percent yoy to US$4.25 billion a ‘strong’ performance amid market headwinds.
Madison Reed has announced that it has raised US$33 million in a funding round led by Sandbridge Capital, with participation from Marcy Venture Partners.
Victoria’s Secret & Co has announced the launch of its Victoria’s Secret Beauty and PINK Beauty products in Amazon’s store.
Revlon has lost yet another General Counsel, according to a report published by Bloomberg Law, as Penny Tehrani-Littrell tendered her resignation after just three months heading up the US beauty giant’s legal team.
Coty has announced that it is calling time on its Russian operations, almost three months after the country invaded Ukraine, according to a report published by Reuters.
L’Oréal Canada is encouraging Canadians to recycle their cosmetics and skin care products in Walmart Canada stores in partnership with TerraCycle.
Unilever has announced its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. The manufacturer of Dove reported underlying sales growth of 7.3 percent, with 8.3 percent from price and volume down 1 percent. All divisions grew strongly, the UK-based FMCG manufacturer said. Turnover increased 11.8 percent to €13.8 billion.
Actress Lily Collins has been announced as the new face of Living Proof haircare.