Beiersdorf, which produces both professional adhesives and Nivea, can not meet analysts' expectations: the decline in the sale of adhesives to the auto industry was too big to be offset by care products, especially since sales disappointing in that area as well.
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L'Oréal has exceeded expectations with a strong third quarter: the French cosmetics brand saw its sales grow by 11 %, the strongest growth in more than a decade.
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AS Watson, the holding company of chains like Ici Paris XL, Kruidvat and Rossmann, has appointed Malina Ngai as CEO for Asia and Europe. She also remains a member of the board of directors and COO for the entire AS Watson Group.
Carsten Knobel is to become the new CEO of the Henkel consumer goods group. He will succeed the Belgian Hans Van Bylen, who has run the German company since 2016, on New Year's Day.
Belgian chain Medi-Market has opened its first French store in Roncq, near the border with Belgium. The drugstore chain is also soon to open more stores in Italy, as it aims to profit from advantages of operating on a European scale.
Belgian online pharmacy Viata has raised 3.8 million euros to finance its international growth. The money comes from Antwerp-based family business Alcopa and a new loan.
Carrefour has opened a 'clean' cosmetics store in Paris, called Sources. Transparency about the composition of the products is key to the concept: more than 75 controversial ingredients have been excluded from the range.
Belgian Distriplus (the holding company of drogmetics chains Di and Planet Perfume and subsidiary of the Groupe Jacques Bogart) acquires the seventeen Milady perfume shops in Luxembourg.
Belgian Ontex, Europe's largest nappy producer, launches its nappy subscription service Little Big Change in the Benelux, after trialling it in France. The service starts today.
Belgian online pharmacy Newpharma wants to double its turnover every three years, and looks to Southern Europe for growth as those markets are not mature yet.
Pop star Lady Gaga will launch her own beauty brand, called Haus Laboratories, exclusively for Amazon. Starting from September, the label will be for sale in nine countries.
How do you combine digitisation, hyper-personalisation and wellness? Shiseido puts them together, blending them into a new, luxurious subscription formula.
After a successful launch in Austria, Germany and Poland, Zalando now launches its beauty range in Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy and Sweden. A new campaign accompanies the expansion.
British cosmetics company Lush has decided to close various social media accounts in the United Kingdom.
Carrefour Belgium and Medi-Market are entering into a partnership: Carrefour hypermarkets will feature shop-in-shops from the health and wellness retailer. Some hypermarkets will feature a real pharmacy.
Dutch-British multinational Unilever has submitted a binding bid on Garancia, the French high-quality cosmetics and skincare brand founded in 2004. It's not clear yet how much Unilever paid for the deal.