Cosmetics firm L’Oréal and online video platform YouTube plan to create cosmetics-focused content together. For the French company, this is a way to compete with the independent vloggers that currently dominate the market.
French fashion brand Chanel now also sells its beauty products online in Belgium and the Netherlands, through its own web shop. Free shipping is included for orders surpassing 100 euro and a 10 euro fee will be charged for orders below that sum.
Diaper manufacturer Ontex managed a higher turnover and profit in 2015, despite "extremely competitive markets". Its non-Western European markets now contribute more than a third of its total turnover.
RB, which owns Nurofen and Durex (among other brands), presented better-than-expected yearly results. Turnover remained pretty much level compared to last year, but its net profit managed decent growth.
Axe, Unilever's successful men's cosmetics brand, will change its marketing approach. Farewell macho clichés and say hello to the most diverse shapes of manliness. Social media reactions are overwhelming.
Convenience store chain DA Retailgroep joins V&D Group and Macintosh Retail Group as it has also asked the court in Amsterdam to grant its request for suspension of payment. All of the chain's stores will remain open.
Razor blade brand Gillette has launched the Gillette Shave Club, a subscription service that will home-deliver razor blades at fixed times. The Netherlands will be the first European country to enjoy the service.