• Coty Acquires Lena White

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: In a move expected to strengthen the OPI brand in the United Kingdom, Coty Inc. has acquired Lena White Ltd., the largest international distributor of OPI. For the past 30 years, Lena White Ltd. has served as OPI’s distributor…

  • P&G To Build Second Plant In Indonesia

    February 7, 2014
    INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, Procter & Gamble plans to invest $100 million in a second plant, which will be built near its existing facility in Karawang, West Java. In addition, the Warsaw Business Journal reports that Pr…

  • Clariant To Acquire Masterbatch Producer

    February 7, 2014
    INDIA: Clariant will acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India. Located in Vadodara with production facilities in Rania, Kalol and Nandesari in Gujarat, Plastichemix Industries is a leading supplier of black, white, filler and…

  • China Exodus?

    February 7, 2014
    CHINA: Suddenly, there’s a rush to the exit of what, until months ago, was considered the world’s fastest-growing consumer product market.  In the past several weeks, L’Oréal announced it was pulling its Garnier brand in…

  • Voya Signs First Brand Ambassador

    Voya Signs First Brand Ambassador

    January 31, 2014
    Irish beauty brand taps professional windsurfer and surgeon Katie McAnena.

  • Nu Skin Fights Back

    Nu Skin Fights Back

    Tom Branna||January 15, 2014
    Responds to critical article about its operations in China

  • Silab Opens Unit in Singapore

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||January 15, 2014
    Fatima-Zahra Rzin tapped to lead unit covering SE Asia.

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    L'Oréal Deal for Magic Holdings Moves Ahead

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||January 14, 2014
    Transaction expected to close in Q2.

  • Brazil Is in Focus
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    Brazil Is in Focus at In-Cosmetics

    Tom Branna||January 9, 2014
    Accounts for nearly 60% of Latin American cosmetics sales.

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    L'Oréal Pulls Brand from China

    January 8, 2014
    Garnier is out, Maybelline and L'Oréal Paris will stay

  • Revlon Exits China

    Revlon Exits China

    January 7, 2014
    Once thriving market is now a tough slog.

  • Coty Acquires OPI

    Coty Acquires OPI's UK Distributor

    January 7, 2014
    Addition of Lena White expected to strengthen brand.

  • LVMH Inaugurates Perfumes & Cosmetics Research Center

    January 1, 2014
    FRANCE: Luxury goods firm LVMH has inaugurated its perfumes and cosmetics research center in Saint-Jean-de-Braye, France. Named Hélios—in reference to the sun—the center is a reflection of the group’s commitment to the luxury…

  • Oriflame Warehouse Destroyed in Fire

    January 1, 2014
    INDIA: One of Oriflame’s main warehouses for India, located in the vicinity of New Delhi, has been destroyed by fire. As a result, service in the Indian market will be impacted through the first quarter of 2014, according to Oriflame. …

  • P&G Opens Jakarta Plant

    January 1, 2014
    INDONESIA: P&G Indonesia has inaugurated a new plant in Jakarta, a move that represents a multi-year investment to build “world-class facilities” that manufacture multiple categories of products, according to the company. As one of th…