Cosmetics

Pour Vous expands through DA's

Perfume chain Pour Vous will expand through 5 former DA stores after it has struck a deal with its 5 different owners.

L'Oréal fails to reach expectations

Cosmetics firm L'Oréal has not reached analysts' expectations in the second quarter of 2014, mainly because of a lower demand in the United States.

Several DA stores have become D.I.O. stores

Drugstore chain D.I.O. has expanded its reach with another 7 stores, all former DA Retail stores. DA Retail is currently embroiled in a discussion with several franchisees.

DA and group of franchisees clash

Drugstore chain DA is currently clashing with a part of its franchisees over how its new company concept should be implemented. Several franchisees apparently already cancelled their agreement.

L'Oréal buys NYX Cosmetics

French cosmetics company L'Oréal has acquired American NYX Cosmectics, one of the world's fastest growing brands for make-up artists. It will become the 29th big brand in the French arsenal.

HEMA: "We are not in receivership"

HEMA is not in receivership, the department store chain has stated in a press release. It refutes the claims made by Financieele Dagblad, which had stated that several banks and Lion Capital took control.

HEMA placed in receivership

HEMA has been placed in receivership, with its British owner Lion Capital and the banks that had lent it money as its curators.

Sephora reveals augmented reality mirror

Make-up retailer Sephora has developed a mirror that can put on make-up through augmented reality, so that customers can try make-up without having to put it on.

Erotica company targets Muslims

German erotica company Beate Uhse has struck a deal with El Asira, a cosmetics company from Amsterdam, to conquer Muslim countries. CEO Serge van der Hooft gives himself 6 months to conquer "an enormous growth market".

Woman from Liege creates mobile beauty parlor

Jessica Doucet, from Liege, has taken the idea of a food truck and transformed it into a mobile beauty parlor, in order to visit the client instead of having them come to the store.

Marie-Stella-Maris launches web shop

Water brand Marie-Stella-Maris has launched a beauty product web shop and has also started selling directly to consumers.

New director and CFO for Rituals

Dutch cosmetics company Rituals has a new Chief Financial Officer (Maartje Bouvy) and will also get a new president of its board of directors (Robert Polet).

Ontex prepares second IPO

Diaper manufacturer Ontex will probably head back to the Brussels stock exchange, in an attempt to cash in the owners's shares.

Largest Belgian Kruidvat opens in Turnhout

Dutch chain Kruidvat has opened its largest store in Turnhout, a 1,000 sqm store and the third store in Turnhout. The store wants to attract customers through its quickly-changing array of discounts and offers. Kruidvat currently has over 1,000 stores in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Colinda Hoegee new CEO for De Tuinen & Essenza

Colinda Hoegee is De Tuinen & Essenza's new CEO and will succeed Dick de Lange, who will resign after nearly 10 years of service.

P&G profit slightly grows in first quarter

Manufacturer Procter & Gamble has managed to increase its net profit by 2 % in 2014's first quarter, even though turnover disappointingly remained level with exchange rates a huge pressure on the results.

More profit and nice organic growth for Kimberly-Clark

American manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, known for Huggies and Kleenex, managed a 4 % like-for-like turnover increase in the past quarter, reaching 5.3 billion dollars in revenue and 538 million dollars in profit.

L'Oréal turnover drops because of slower American growth

Cosmetics company L'Oréal saw its turnover growth shrink a little over 2 % in its first quarter because of slower American growth and averse exchange rates. Luckily for the company, other markets managed turnover growth.

Inglot opens first Belgian store

Cosmetics chain Inglot will open its very first Belgian store in Antwerp next week, alongside the relaunch of its Dutch web shop after it went bankrupt last year.

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