Breaking News

German Cartel Office Fines Cosmetic Firms

August 6, 2008

GERMANY: Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined nine cosmetics companies, including some of the biggest in the industry, approximately $15 million for sharing strategic information. The companies—which include Chanel, Clarins, Cosmopolitan Cosmetics Prestige (P&G Prestige Products), Coty Prestige Lancaster, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, LVMH Parfums & Kosmetik, Shiseido and YSL Beauté—were found to have systematically exchanged information since at least 1995 on products, prices, results and advertising campaigns. According to published reports, individual fines ranging from €250,000 to €2.1 million are to be imposed on the German units of the companies as well as 13 present or former managers of these companies.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Free and Clear

    Free and Clear

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||October 17, 2016
    OY-L aims for zero-chemical skin care.

  • Coming Clean on a Host of Issues

    October 17, 2016
    Cleaning Products Conference is set for Nov. 9-11, 2016 in Washington DC.

  • Let the Magic Begin!

    Let the Magic Begin!

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||October 10, 2016
    IFSCC Congress gets underway at Walt Disney World this month.

  • Change Is in the Air

    Change Is in the Air

    Doreen Wang, BrandZ ||October 3, 2016
    Technology is changing the personal care market

  • Skin Care of One’s Own

    Skin Care of One’s Own

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||October 3, 2016
    Nu Skin’s ageLOC Me—which melds the worlds of smart-phone technology, efficacious ingredients and personalization

  • Proof Positive

    Proof Positive

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||October 3, 2016
    Testing service providers enable companies to back up their claims and stay in compliance with regulations.