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Iglo Foods' CEO heads to cosmetics group Coty

Iglo Foods' CEO Elio Leoni Sceti is American cosmetics group Coty's new CEO. His temporary predecessor Bart Brecht will step down in his favour, but will keep his position as chairman of the board.

L'Oréal takes advantage of weaker euro

French cosmetics company L'Oréal has seen its turnover grow 14 % in its first quarter, up to nearly 6.5 billion euro. There are still reasons for concern however, as the underlying sales has slowed down, especially with its main consumer brands.

Unilever and Nivea clash over the colour blue

In Germany, food group Unilever and Nivea owner Beiersdorf are entwined in a clash over who is allowed the typical Nivea blue. Beiersdorf states that that particular type of blue is inextricably linked to Nivea.

Amazon helps grow Beate Uhse's turnover

German erotics concern Beate Uhse's wholesale turnover grew 16 %, mainly thanks to its Amazon collaboration. Its own online platform failed to meet expectations however.

Perfumery chain Douglas seeks new owner

Investment company Advent intends to sell its Germany perfumery chain Douglas: interested buyers will be notified in the upcoming weeks.

Nice profit increase for Henkel

German laundry detergent manufacturer Henkel has announced increased profits compared to the year before, mostly thanks to strong sales in emerging markets.

Unilever acquires British skin care specialist REN Skincare

British-Dutch Unilever has acquired British skin care specialist REN Skincare for an undisclosed fee. The deal should be finalized by May 2015, if the antitrust authorities approve the deal.

L'Oréal opens store in Milan

French cosmectics firm L'Oréal has opened a fourth European boutique in the Italian city of Milan, after previous store openings in Stockholm, Madrid and Oslo.

Consumer products impact L'Oréal turnover growth

French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has managed to create a small turnover growth of 1.8 % in 2014, while its net profit grew spectacularly - helped by the sale of the Galderma laboratories to Nestlé.

Estée Lauder surpasses second quarter forecast

Cosmetics company Estée Lauder has managed a higher second quarter turnover increase than previously expected. A higher demand for its skin care products helped boost its turnover.

Shiseido presents exceptional profit numbers

Japanese cosmetics firm Shisheido has announced a 3.8 % turnover growth in its first three quarters of the current fiscal year. In the April-December period, the company managed a 555.8 billion yen (4.2 billion euro) turnover.

Procter & Gamble hurt by strong dollar

A strong dollar has hit Procter & Gamble quite hard in its fourth quarter, weakening both its turnover and profit.

Ivan de Jonghe is Henkel Benelux's new president

German Henkel, which owns brands like Fa, Persil and Pritt, has appointed Ivan de Jonghe as its new Benelux president. He will also become the Beauty Care retail division's general manager in lieu of Eric Dumez, who will move to Henkel's main office in Düsseldorf where he will become the vice president of human resources beauty care.

Boobs-’n-Burps expands into France

Boobs-’n-Burps, a Belgian chain of breast-feeding stores, has acquired its French competitor mamaNANA. Although mamaNANA currently only has a web shop, Boobs-’n-Burps is considering adding physical stores to its French presence.

Medi-Market opens first Belgian (para)pharmaceutical supermarket

Medi-Market has opened its first (para)pharmaceutical supermarket, with some 7,000 healthcare, cosmetics and skincare products in the Belgian city Charleroi.

Douglas enables perfume purchase from tv commercial

Perfumery chain Douglas has launched a German ad, which will run until the end of the year and which lets customers order the product instantly.

Forever Flawless arrives in Antwerp

American luxury cosmetics brand Forever Flawless has opened its second Belgian store, in Antwerp. Ladies visit the shop to try out new things, but also go to a VIP room for beauty treatments.

Henkel has excellent third quarter

German Henkel, which owns brands like Persil and Schwarzkopf, has had an organic 2.3 % turnover growth in its third quarter. The growth was fueled by the emerging markets, where turnover even went 6.7 % higher.

Beiersdorf confirms 2014 forecast

German Beiersdorf's shares have been given a tremendous boost after Nivea's German parent company had revealed that it will probably reach its 2014 forecast.