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.
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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.
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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.
Both Henkel and Coty have tabled an offer for parts of Procter & Gamble, which is currently selling off assets it has labeled as "non-essential".
Dutch cosmetics chain Rituals has opened its first French boutique in Paris and it will add another 2 in Paris before the end of the year, while it also has plans for a boutique in Lille.
The German perfumery chain Douglas will not be heading to the stock exchange, as its owner Advent International has sold the chain to British investment fund CVC Capital Partners.
According to research from market researcher Lucintel, the worldwide shampoo market will have a 25.73 billion dollar (23.58 billion euro) turnover by 2019, with every subsection of the market enjoying growth by then.
Allegedly, there will be a ruling on the cartel case implicating 17 Belgian supermarkets and manufacturers. According to Bloomberg, the fine could be as high as 600 million euro, although a settlement is also still possible.
German perfume chain Douglas wants to launch an IPO later this year, three years after it was taken off the stock exchange when American Advent International acquired the company.
Cosmetics firm P&G has sold off its luxury hair brand Frédéric Fekkai to joint venture Fekkai Brands. Procter & Gamble also had a network of hairdressers, equally named Frédéric Fekkai, which it also sold off to the same company.
American Procter & Gamble will have to make it clearer for consumers to see that the "Beauty Recommended" YouTube channel is its own property and that it controls the content that is posted on the channel.
Dille & Kamille has launched its social network, DenK, only available for employees. Its goal is for its employees to get to know each other better, especially as the company is becoming bigger and its structures are ever-expansive.
Only a year after reaching the 1 billion euro turnover milestone, Dutch retailer Action has also scaled the 1.5 billion milestone with a 30 % turnover growth to 1.506 billion euro. Its operational profit grew 29 % to 165 million euro.
Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido has had a rather average fiscal year: turnover only grew slightly and its profit numbers were not exactly spectacular as well, but a restructuring should lead to better results.
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.
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.