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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 %.
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.
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.