Cosmetics

Beate Uhse cuts 50 jobs

Erotics company Beate Uhse, parent company for Pabo.nl among others, will cut 50 jobs. The biggest hit will be in the division that takes care of the paper catalog.

First French store for Kruidvat

Dutch store chain Kruidvat has opened its first store in France, opening up a new market. The new store is located in Lille and will also have major French brands for sale.

Sephora flagship store on Champs Elysées open until 23h30

Two years ago, a judge forced the Champs Elysées-based Sephora store to close its doors at 20h30, but the world's largest perfumery has changed its opening hours once more, until 23h30.

Third quarter turnover and profit growth for Henkel

German trade group Henkel has had an excellent third quarter, despite a weaker Chinese economy, which is mostly bad news for its Adhesive Technologies branch.

Nivea boosts Beiersdorf's results

German skin care manufacturer Beiersdorf has raised its full-year forecast after sales for Nivea skin care products managed to beat third quarter expectations.

Disappointing turnover for Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble's turnover has dropped extensively over the past quarter, so much so that it was the largest turnover drop in the past 7 quarters. The strong dollar has also had its impact on turnover.

Equivalenza wants 50 stores in Belgium and the Netherlands

Spanish perfume formula Equivalenza quickly wants to expand its number of Belgian and Dutch stores: the chain will open 50 stores as soon as possible.

Nivea withdraws from European "travel retail"

Nivea's parent company Beiersdorf has decided to halt its entire European Nivea Travel Retail activity because of disappointing results. Its non-European travel retail branches will continue as planned.

Estée Lauder's turnover drops

For the first time in three quarters, American cosmetics firm Estée Lauder saw its net turnover drop. The strong dollar had a huge impact, but the demand for its skin care products also dropped overall.

Coty exceeds expectations

Cosmetics firm Coty has performed better in the fourth quarter than analysts had expected. It revealed a nice profit, which is much better than the loss it had to endure in the same time frame last year.

Double-digit turnover growth for Henkel

German Henkel's turnover and net profit were up considerably, mostly thanks to more sales in emerging markets and favourable exchange rate fluctuations.

Record profit for Beiersdorf

German cosmetics manufacturer Beiersdorf continues its growth in the first half of 2015: sales, profit and market share all grew for the owner of brands like Nivea.

Diaper manufacturer Ontex can thank low resource prices

Low resource prices have helped Ontex, a diaper manufacturer from Buggenhout in Belgium, to create higher margins in the first half of 2015, wihch has in turn helped boost its profit a lot compared to last year.

Unilever left feeling blue after Beiersdorf court case

Can Unilever use the colour blue for its Dove product range, or can only Nivea do that, like its manufacturer Beiersdorf claims? The German consumer will get to decide, after a ruling of the Federal Court of Justice.

Coty doubles in size after partly P&G acquisition

Coty, mainly known for its perfumes, is very close to a deal with Procter & Gamble to acquire its perfume and cosmetics companies. Once the 12 billion dollar (11 billion euro) deal is finalized, Coty will have doubled in size instantly.

Beiersdorf's 2020 sustainability goal already surpassed

When German cosmetics firm Beiersdorf launched its "We care" strategy three years ago, the goal was to lower its CO2 emissions by 30 % by 2020. The Nivea manufacturer has easily surpassed that goal already, having cut back CO2 emissions by 48 %.

Unilever launches platform for women

Cosmetics giant Unilever and media company Vice are to launch a platform for women together, which is intended to "create a real dialogue" between Unilever and its female customers, as these generate 78 % of the company's turnover.

Unilever acquires Dermalogica

British-Dutch Unilever has acquired skin care brand Dermalogica, launched in 1986 by Jane and Raymond Wurwand, who have now decided to sell their company.

Supermarkets accept fines up to 36 million euro in cartel case

Several Belgian supermarket chains and a number of cosmetics manufacturers have signed a transaction declaration presented by the Investigation and Prosecution Office of the Belgian Competition Authority. In it, they accept having breached legislation on competitiveness from 2002 to 2007.

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