THE WHAT? Sharon Chuter and her non-profit Pull Up For Change is set to re-launch the Make it Black campaign for the third year running. This year, the initiative has partnered with a series of beauty brands, namely Black Radiance, Covergirl, ELF Cosmetics, Hairitage,...
Inspired by a viral TikTok trend in which users of the social media site used Band Aid’s Hydro Deal bandages to manage and calm pimples, Johnson & Johnson has launched a dedicated Acne Blemish Patch under its Band-Aid brand.
Mary Kay has announced its expanded partnership with The Nature Conservancy and European partners to support native oyster restoration projects in the UK and continental Europe.
LVMH-owned Dior has revived its Sauvage fragrance ad featuring Johnny Depp after the actor was awarded damages in a now-infamous US defamation case, according to a report published by The Evening Standard.
Procter & Gamble has announced a major expansion of its environmental sustainability efforts to include restoring water to critically water-stressed areas around the world.
One-time Senior Vice President Sales at Unilever Americas, Art Drogue has joined the Board of Directors at Melt Organics.
Revlon has entered into talks with lenders ahead of the maturity of debt, in a bid to avoid bankruptcy, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) and National Alumnae Association of Spelman College join forces to increase women of color hires in the beauty industry
Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) and National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) have announced a partnership to increase women of color hires in the beauty industry.
Kohl’s Corp has seen shares rise 8.3 percent following news of the company having entered into a three-week negotiation period with the Franchise Group in what is reported as a US$8 million takeover bid.
The Honest Company has announced the appointment of Steve Winchell as Executive Vice President, Operations and R&D.
A Delaware Chancery Court has ruled that financier Lynn Tilton wrongly wrested control of cosmetics brand Stila by denying a Zohar fund its right to replace her as manager.
L’Oréal-owned NYX Cosmetics has partnered with The Sandbox metaverse to launch an diverse avatar collection sporting various make-up looks, according to a report published by Ledger Insights.
Beekman 1802 has opened its second Kindness Shop in the newly renovated LaGuardia Airport Delta terminal.
Johnson & Johnson is facing yet another class action suit as a case filed in the US District Court for New Jersey charged the manufacturer of Aveeno with violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Henkel has announced a voluntary recall of 180 bottles of its Alterna Bond Repair Leave-in Heat Protection Spray.
NYX Professional Makeup is marking Pride 2022 with a new campaign, named “Paint Your Own Story.”
Reality star turned entrepreneur Kim Kardashian has launched a new Coty-ownd skincare line, named SKKN By Kim.
Procter & Gamble-owned Pantene has partnered with Getty Images and Dresscode Project to launch the #StyleWithPride campaign, which aims to showcase the importance of real, authentic representation for the LGBTQ+ community in marketing and advertising.
Kendo-owned Olehenriksen has announced a partnership with sexual wellness and vibrator brand Smile Makers to celebrate the launch of their first ever bodycare franchise, Touch.
A consortium of TDR Capital and the Issa brothers is considering quitting the race to acquire WBA’s Boots chain after failing to reach an agreement on price, according to a report published by Bloomberg quoting sources familiar with the matter.
Blackstone and sun care brand Supergoop! have announced a partnership with a set of investors from across the business, media and entertainment sectors, including Hugh Jackman, female entrepreneurs from across Blackstone’s portfolio and the I Promise School.
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.