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November 6, 2018

Material changes in sustainable packaging

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Sticking a plastic straw in a mojito these days is about as PC as ivory cufflinks. Single-use plastic is the new moral outrage. It has been banned at Wetherspoons and Pret a Manger, and now McDonald’s is testing paper alternatives.

November 6, 2018

Procter & Gamble looses trademark lawsuit against Nelvoy Pharma

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Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has lost a trademark lawsuit against UK-based Nelovy Pharma.

P&G claimed that the logo for Nelovy Pharma’s Solav cream, which features a large 'S' and a stylised image of a female face, was similar to the trademark for P&G’s Olay skincare brand.

November 6, 2018

Colgate partners with TerraCycle to create UK recycling program for oral care packaging

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Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps have long vexed those on a zero waste mission but conscious consumers can breathe a sigh of relief after Colgate announced a recycling service for oral care waste in the UK, according to a report published by Edie.

October 29, 2018

AS Watson and Yonghui team up to create largest grocery retailer in Guangdong

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AS Watson, Yonghui Superstores and Tencent Holdings have formed a joint venture which they claim will ‘redefine grocery retail’ in the Chinese province of Guangdong.

October 11, 2018

Silicone alternatives With a touch of green: Light emollients

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The consumer’s desire for mild products and natural ingredients is continuing to drive beauty trends in the personal care market. Consumers are leaning towards products manufactured by more eco-friendly, sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible companies. Consumers expect cosmetics to enhance their sense of well-being. Cosmetics are initially perceived via their different textures and sensory attributes, and light textures can be an important factor in a consumers choice of products.

October 9, 2018

Unilever Backs Animal Testing Ban on Cosmetics

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Unilever has announced its support for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics. The move is part of the company’s collaboration with Humane Society International (HSI). Unilever will support HSI’s global #BeCrueltyFree initiative, a campaign which promotes legislative reform in key beauty markets to prohibit cosmetic animal testing and trade, consistent with the EU model.

October 8, 2018

Trend Alert: Makeup Brands Offer 'Mystery Blind Bags' to Consumers

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Sephora and Beautyblender are keeping consumers on their toes by offering "mystery bags" filled with beauty products. Sephora is offering two limited-edition mystery sets: Sephora Favorites Mystery Lip Kit and Mystery Eyeliner Kit. Each kit contains three products, one of which is a surprise that will be revealed after the kit has been purchased. Each mystery kit retails for $16.

October 8, 2018

Shares in luxury beauty firms fall as China cracks down on imports

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China’s border guards have managed to wipe significant value from multinational behemoths Kering, LVMH and Shiseido after videos of luxury goods being seized at the border and a tax receipt levying CNY 17,100 in import duties on make-up  went viral, according to a report published by Bloomberg.

October 8, 2018

From Clean Beauty to Committed Beauty

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The demand for healthy and eco-conscious products is taking the industry by storm. Fifty-two percent of consumers now check products for sustainable claims and 65% of global sales are generated by brands with social or environmental values, according to a report from Nielsen.

October 3, 2018

Kosé expands J-beauty footprint in France with Paris multi-brand store

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Back in October 2017, the luxury Japanese skin care company first launched into Europe with Décorté via Selfridges, LondonJapanese skin care company Kosé has chosen Paris, France, for the site of a new concept store, Maison Kosé.

October 2, 2018

California goes cruelty-free: Governor Brown signs on the dotted line

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, into law.

The legislation makes it unlawful to sell any cosmetic in California if it, or any component, was tested on animals after January 1, 2020. As the fifth largest economy in the world, the impact of the Californian ban will be significant.

October 2, 2018

Avon to cut 104 jobs at UK distribution centre in Corby

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Avon Cosmetics has announced 104 redundancies at its UK distribution centre by the end of 2018.

It said the job cuts in Corby, Northamptonshire, were due to new technology and "modernising to improve service to customers and representatives".

October 2, 2018

104 jobs on the line as Avon cuts back in Corby

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The holiday season doesn’t look rosy for staff at Avon’s Corby facility. Avon has announced 104 redundancies at its UK distribution center by the end of the year, according to a report published by the BBC.

October 2, 2018

L’Oréal teams up with Tmall to create male cosmetics line for Chinese shoppers

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L’Oréal China has announced that it will team up with Tmall’s Innovation Center to create a male beauty line for the Chinese market.
The Alibaba Group-owned unit will leverage insights from the online shopping platform’s 600 million users to help the French beauty giant to create products tailored to Chinese shoppers’ needs.

October 2, 2018

La Mer named top skin care brand on social media

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According to a new report by Tracckr, the luxury skin care brand partnered with 1,529 influencers, earning it the the top spot for social engagements- La Mer has been crowned the most talked about skin care brand on social media, claimed influencer management platform Tracckr.

September 1, 2018

Double Feature

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Beauty consumers don’t want guesswork—they want efficacy, convenience and simplicity. Pairing two or more products together is nothing new to brands, but rather than simply shrink-wrapping individual product containers together, more brands are exploring exciting, all-in-one formats such as double-ended lip, eye and nail color packages, and layered compacts and palettes that combine products in convenient configurations with distinctive visual interest.

October 1st, 2018

What’s Trending in Sampling?

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Beauty companies use sample packaging to entice consumers to try a new product during a launch—or to switch brands. Many consumers, however, use deluxe samples regularly, as well as travel “minis,” which are convenient to carry around.

September 1, 2018

Double Feature

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Beauty consumers don’t want guesswork—they want efficacy, convenience and simplicity. Pairing two or more products together is nothing new to brands, but rather than simply shrink-wrapping individual product containers together, more brands are exploring exciting, all-in-one formats such as double-ended lip, eye and nail color packages, and layered compacts and palettes that combine products in convenient configurations with distinctive visual interest.

August 2, 2018

L’ORÉAL EXPANDS INTO VEGAN BEAUTY WITH LOGOCOS NATURKOSMETIK ACQUISITION

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French beauty brand L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of Logocos Naturkosmetik, a German beauty brand that sells vegan and organic beauty products. Picking up on a current ‘major beauty ascending trend’, according to Alexis Perakis-Valat, L’Oréal President of the consumer products division, the acquisition of Logocos Naturkosmetik pushes the company into the vegan beauty market, with all Logocos brands being vegan and bio certified.

August 1, 2018

SK Chemicals launches transparent bio-plastic

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South Korea’s SK Chemicals has unveiled Ecozen HF, a bio-copolyester range, especially suited to the aerosol industry. The range is claimed as a suitable alternative for aluminium, glass and PET wherever heat and pressure resistance combined with transparency is required.Germany-based raw materials specialist Velox will provide Ecozen HF in nearly all European countries.

July 29, 2018

‘DIVERSITY ISN’T A ‘NICE TO HAVE’ IT’S A BUSINESS IMPERATIVE’ A PODCAST FROM GLOBAL COSMETICS NEWS

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in-conversation with … a business podcast series  from Global Cosmetics News features a panel discussion about interesting things with interesting people all whom just happen to have a connection with the cosmetics industry.

July 26, 2018

Caps That Make the Cut

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Think about how a consumer uses any type of beauty product or fragrance—the cap is the first part of the package they touch. Whether or not it works properly throughout the entire life of a product will greatly affect the experience of using the product.

July 23, 2018

E’quipe to Introduce MemoMi Labs Digital Mirror

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Later this year, e'quipe, Ltd., subsidiary of Kanebo, will become Japan’s first cosmetics company to introduce the digital mirror from MemoMi Labs Inc. of Silicon Valley, CA. Customers of SUQQU brand cosmetics will have the chance to experience the digital mirror when receiving a SUQQU Gankin massage at select stores.

July 23, 2018

A ‘DIRTY SECRET’: BURBERRY TRASHES £10 MILLION-WORTH OF PERFUME ‘TO KEEP BRAND EXCLUSIVE’

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As a result of the transfer of its beauty business to Coty in April, Burberry is said to have disposed of some £10 million worth of cosmetics and perfumes, according to a report published by the BBC.

July 23, 2018

GIVAUDAN FIRST HALF: SALES UP 5.6 PERCENT THANKS TO A ‘STRONG RECOVERY’ OF HIGH-GROWTH MARKETS

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Givaudan has revealed its results for the first half of the current financial year. The Swiss flavors and fragrances manufacturer saw sales rise 5.6 percent on a like-for-like basis during the first six months of the year (7.7 percent in local currency) to reach CHF2,674 million.

July 20, 2018

BEAUTYBLENDER MOVES INTO MAKE-UP WITH FOUNDATION LAUNCH

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Make-up’s most notorious sponge, Beautyblender, is extending its range beyond the popular application tool to the product itself, according to a report published to WWD.

July 19, 2018

Too Faced Collaborates with Drybar To Launch Glitter Hair Spray

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Too Faced continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary year with more exciting new products, including a collaboration with hair salon chain Drybar.

July 19, 2018

Avon To Launch Second Fragrance with Kenzo Takada

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Avon Products, Inc. has announced a new collaboration -- with iconic fashion designer Kenzo Takada on a new fragrance, Avon Life Colour.

July 13, 2018

BillerudKorsnäs on Brink of Breakthrough in Smart, Sustainable Packaging

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BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have announced that they have jointly made an important step toward paper batteries. They have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed it to work with the same type of fiber that BillerudKorsnäs usually uses to manufacture packaging material. This development opens the way for both inexpensive and eco-friendly batteries. The long-term aim is to enable large-scale production and the future use of paper batteries for applications in areas such as smart packaging.

July 18, 2018

Korea’s Innisfree Brand to Open Second U.S. Standalone

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After achieving what the brand calls “major success” in Union Square, Korea’s No. 1 beauty brand, Innisfree, is opening a second U.S. store on July 19th. This one will be at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Northern New Jersey. Innisfree boasts over 900 SKUs ranging from skincare to hair care to home fragrances and more.

July 18, 2018

NATURA TEMPTS OVER L’OCCITANE TOP DOGS TO REALIZE AMBITIOUS GROWTH FOR THE BODY SHOP

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The Body Shop has announced the appointment of four new senior leaders in a bid to support future growth.

July 18, 2018

PROCTER & GAMBLE SNAPS UP FIRST AID BEAUTY FOR APPROX. US$250 MILLION

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Procter & Gamble has acquired First Aid Beauty for approximately US$250 million, according to a report published by WWD. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

July 17, 2018

Nurture Hospitality Launches Amenities Line Made From Beach-Collected Plastic

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Nurture Hospitality Group (NHG) has launched an innovative hotel guest amenities line, made entirely from beach-collected plastic.

July 17, 2018

KOREA AIMS TO BOOST TRADE WITH INDIA WITH NEW SME TECH EXCHANGE CENTER IN NEW DELHI

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South Korea’s Ministry of SMEs and Startups has cut the ribbon on a technology exchange center in New Delhi, India, in a bid to boost trade between the two nations, according to a report published by Yonhap News.

July 16, 2018

Making the cut: Kao to axe 40 percent of cosmetic lines

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Kao has announced plans to cut up to 40 percent of its cosmetics brand portfolio in order to better focus on its most profitable lines, according to a report published by the Nikkei Asian Review.

July 13, 2018

CHINA DENIES CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL PILOT SCHEME

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The China Food and Drug Administration has this week denied reports that the country had signed a pilot scheme with charity Cruelty Free International that would allow foreign cosmetic companies to sell their products within the country without having to adhere to the strict animal testing laws required.

July 12, 2018

ASTRAL BRANDS ACQUIRES BUTTER LONDON TO BOOST ‘CLEAN’ PORTFOLIO

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Astral Brands has announced the acquisition of prestige beauty brand Butter London. Backed by Encore Consumer Capital since 2014, Butter London is best known for its nail varnish range, having recently branched out into make-up such as lip and eye products.

July 13, 2018

ASA REJECTS MISLEADING PRODUCT PACKAGING CLAIM IN BEIERSDORF CASE

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The Advertising Standards Agency has rejected a claim that the packaging on the product information page for Nivea Men Sensitive Moisturiser was misleading, concluding that the claim of ‘0% alcohol* – no burning*’ would not misinform consumers.

July 12, 2018

UNILEVER AUSTRALIA COMMITS TO POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED PACKAGING

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The Australian arm of personal care giant Unilever has announced that at least 25 percent of its product packaging will come from post-consumer recycled plastic. As part of the new initiative Unilever has pledged that its Omo, Dove, Surf, Sunsilk and Tresemmé brands will be made from 25 percent recycled Australian plastics in a move that is said to recirculate approximately 750 tonnes of recycled plastic each year, equivalent to 100 million plastic bags.

July 11, 2018

BASF SIGNS MOU FOR CHEMICAL SITE IN CHINA

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Chemicals maker BASF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a $10 billion site in China in a bid to develop chemical production in the country.

July 9, 2018

COLGATE PALMOLIVE SET TO INVEST IN ONLINE STARTUP TO DEVELOP E-COMMERCE SALES

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Colgate Palmolive is thought to be on the verge of investing in online startup company Hubble in what is said to be a bid to move sales onto an e-commerce platform via an online subscription service, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

July 9, 2018

COTY TO EXPAND PROFESSIONAL HAIR CARE RANGE IN ASIA THROUGH DKSH PARTNERSHIP

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Coty has entered into a partnership with market expansion service company DKSH to develop Coty’s professional hair care distribution in Singapore and Malaysia.

July 9, 2018

NOKWARE SKINCARE LAUNCHES NEW SUSTAINABLE BAMBOO PACKAGING

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Organic skincare brand Nokware Skincare has announced it is to switch to sustainable bamboo packaging in response to growing consumer desire for zero waste packaging options.

July 6, 2018

AMOREPACIFIC LOOSENS DUTY FREE PURCHASE RESTRICTIONS IN BID TO BOOST SALES

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South Korean beauty company AmorePacific has relaxed its restrictions on the number of purchases a consumer can make via its online and in-store duty free stores.

July 5, 2018

SEPHORA CONTINUES GLOBAL ONSLAUGHT WITH IMMINENT SOUTH KOREA LAUNCH

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Beauty retailer Sephora is said to be readying to launch into South Korea in the third quarter of 2019, according to a report by Pulse News. The France-based retailer released a LinkIn advert looking to recruit a Human Resources Manager, stating within the advertisement, ‘We are excited to announce the opening of Sephora Korea in Q3 2019.’

July 5, 2018

EXPERTS DISCOVER NEW WAY TO ELIMINATE BODY ODOUR HERALDING NEW WAVE OF DEODORANTS

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Experts are said to have unveiled what causes body odour, with the discovery said to be a step forward in creating a new wave of more effective deodorants.

July 4, 2018

MCBRIDE TO SELL PERSONAL CARE LIQUIDS BUSINESS TO ROYAL SANDERS GROUP FOR £12.5 MILLION

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McBride has announced that it is to sell its European personal care liquids business to Royal Sanders Group in a cash deal worth £12.5 million. The move comes as the leading European contract manufacturer issued a profit warning, and is part of its strategy (announced in February to coincide with its half-year results) to return its Personal Care & Aerosols division to break even within the space of 18 months.

July 4, 2018

L’ORÉAL USA FACES CLASS ACTION OVER ‘DEFECTIVE’ BOTTLES

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L’Oréal may have to defend itself in a class action lawsuit which alleges that the French beauty giant is deliberately packaging liquid cosmetics in defective bottles that routinely fail to disgorge all of the product they contain, according to a report published by Legal Newsline.

July 3, 2018

L’ORÉAL MEETS WITH TENCENT TO PIONEER MARKETING SOLUTIONS FOR DIGITAL CHINA

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Representatives from leading Chinese marketing agency Tencent met with senior executives from L’Oréal at Cannes Lions to discuss the latest developments in the marketing sphere with a particular focus on CMO.

July 2, 2018

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW: ULTA DITCHES RIMMEL LONDON

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Fresh from the announcement that it is to stock Chanel’s make-up line, Ulta is having a clear out – or so says a report published by Allure, quoting WWD, which claims that the US retailer has dumped Coty-owned Rimmel London.

June 28, 2018

New Stock PCR Cosmetic Containers from Cosmopak

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Cosmopak has released a new line of stock (PCR) post-consumer recycled plastic cosmetic containers. The supplier says the elegant lines of the PCR series convey a simple design ethic that represents the simplicity of nature.

June 28, 2018

AVON LAUNCHES NEW PODCAST SERIES MAKE IT HAPPEN: POWERED BY AVON

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Direct sales beauty company Avon has launched a new podcast series named Make It Happen: Powered by Avon, which features discussions between Avon representatives and ‘business minds.’

June 28, 2018

UNILEVER TO ACQUIRE MAJORITY STAKE IN ITALIAN PERSON CARE COMPANY EQUILIBRA

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Unilever is set to acquire a 75 percent stake in Italian personal care company Equilibra. Subject to regulatory approval, the personal care giant will develop its foothold in the Italian wellbeing market through the purchase, with Equilibra offering a range of natural skin and hair care ranges, as well as nutritional supplements.

June 28, 2018

L’ORÉAL CHINA JOINS ALIBABA IN PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP GREEN PACKAGING OPTIONS IN CHINA

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L’Oréal China has joined forces with Alibaba Group in a bid to reduce waste by committing to environmentally-friendly packaging used in China. Rolled out over the next five months the agreement, signed this week, saw L’Oréal pledge to switch to Forest Stewardship Council-certified sustainable paper and zipper paper and zipper paper cartons or paper adhesives in order to decrease the use of plastic materials for its brand portfolio.

June 26, 2018

China moves closer to ending mandatory animal testing for cosmetics

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Cruelty Free International (CFI) has partnered with Chinese officials in an effort to sidestep the country’s strict animal testing regulations. Despite China ending the requirement for animal testing on ‘non-special’ cosmetics in 2015, on the premise that some manufacturing takes place in the country, authorities still have the power to subject animals to toxicity tests if there is a safety concern.

June 27, 2018

ESTEE LAUDER TEAMS UP WITH UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG TO CREATE BESPOKE POST GRAD COURSE

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The Estee Lauder Companies has partnered with the University of Hong Kong, School of Professional and Continuing Education Executive Academy to tailor-make a course that combines digital-age retail management and shopper-centric marketing strategies, according to a report published by the South China Morning Post.

June 21, 2018

JAPAN PASSES BILL TO REDUCE MICROPLASTICS IN ORDER TO COMBAT POLLUTION

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A bill has been passed by The Upper House in Japan to reduce microparticles, in a bid to reduce ocean pollution. The legislation has called on companies to cease use of microproducts in their products – with a focus on business such as makers of face washes and toothpastes. However, there will be no sanctions placed on those that don’t comply.

June 21, 2018

HENKEL AIMS TO IMPROVE PACKAGING SUSTAINABILITY WITH NEW GROUP PARTNERSHIP

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Consumer goods company Henkel has announced a joint partnership with packaging manufacturer Mondi, plastics manufacturer Borealis and the recycling technology company APK in a collaboration that aims to ‘significantly improve the sustainability of plastic multi-layer flexible packaging.’

June 21, 2018

GIRL POWER: PROCTER & GAMBLE AIM TO HAVE WOMEN DIRECT HALF OF ITS COMMERCIALS BY 2023

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Personal care giant Procter & Gamble has announced plans to have women direct half of its commercials by 2023, with only 10 percent being female-led at present, in a bid to push for greater gender equality in the advertising world.

June 21, 2018

UNILEVER BRINGS BACK ST IVES MIXING BAR IN NYC WITH NEW ONLINE EXTENSION OF STORE

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Unilever United States has brought back the St Ives Mixing Bar for the second year in a row, located at 168 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron, which is set tol run until 15th September, 2018. The concept allows consumers to create customized face scrubs, moisturizers and body lotions made with 100 percent natural extracts, while there will be exclusive retail products including bath bombs, lip scrubs, hand creams, and an Apricot rollerball fragrance.

June 20, 2018

Morocco Cosmetics Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2025

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The global Morocco cosmetics market is projected to be worth $1.9 billion by 2025, according to a newreport by Grand View Research. It is projected to register a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. Growth is being attributed to a surging demand for premium cosmetic products, driven by an increase in the purchasing power of consumers.

June 20, 2018

Tengram acquires vegan make-up brand Lime Crime

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Private equity firm Tengram Capital Partners has acquired trendsetting cosmetics brand Lime Crime. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The brand further announced that Stacy Panagakis, former General Manager of Fresh, will join the company as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The acquisition will support Lime Crime’s growth strategy, enabling it to expand its product portfolio and explore ‘select retail partnerships’. 

June 19, 2018

L’Oréal to debut digital beauty assistant for NYX Professional Makeup

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L’Oréal is set to harness the power of augmented reality and livestreaming technologies in its latest launch: a digital, tailored, make-up counter experience, according to a report published by Ad Week. The French beauty giant demonstrated its new tool at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. The service will debut on its NYX Professional Makeup site, allowing shoppers to book a livestreaming consultation with a beauty assistant to experience the department store-style service from the comfort of their own home. 

June 18, 2018

'Not everything has gone to plan': Body Shop delivers mixed performance against green goals

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Beauty retailer makes progress on biodiversity protections and community trade, but slower gains in sustainable packaging, energy efficiency, and green power

June 14, 2018

Markwins Acquires Prestige Cosmetics Brand

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Continuing with its 15-year acquisition run, privately-owned Markwins Beauty has accessed its 4th brand—prestige makeup pro brand Lorac. Markwins acquired AM Cosmetics with brands wet ‘n’ wild and Black Radiance in 2003, Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc. in 2012, and Aspire Brands assets Bonne Bell and Lip Smacker in 2015. With the addition of Lorac, Markwins will complement its already well-established mass beauty portfolio with the addition of this prestige brand.

June 14, 2018

Hair Removal Wax Market Expected To Reach $18.8 Mill By 2026

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The hair removal wax market is expected to reach $18.8 million by 2026 -- expanding at a CAGR of 9.4% during the forecast period, according to this new report by Transparency Market Research.

June 13, 2018

UNILEVER AUSTRALIA: WE’LL RUN OUR PLANTS ON 100 PERCENT GREEN POWER

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Unilever will operate all its Australian manufacturing facilities on green energy by 2020, according to a report published by The Sydney Morning Herald. The Dutch FMCG manufacturer said that the country’s energy suppliers had reached a ‘tipping point’ whereby renewable energy supply was both reliable and affordable.

June 13, 2018

Cosmetic Antioxidants Market Worth 150.9 Million USD by 2023

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The cosmetic antioxidants market will be worth $150.9 Million USD by 2023, according to this new report by Markets and Markets. The market is currently worth USD 115.1 million in 2018, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2018 and 2023.

June 12, 2018

Kao brands to feature How2Recyle label

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Beauty and personal care brand owner Kao USA, headquartered in Cincinnati, has joined the How2Recycle (www.How2Recycle.info) label program. The brand will use the label, which is designed to answer consumers’ questions about package recyclability, on a variety of products to help consumers recycle more of its products.

June 12, 2018

Western Bound Asian Skincare Trends

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The hottest skincare trends are making their way from Asia to the Western World. Hanacure, a South Korean beauty brand, launched its debut product, the Hanacure All-in-One Facial mask last year; it made a huge splash when Drew Barrymore posted selfies on Instagram with it applied to her face (it was a little scary looking) and it’s become a social media staple since then. 

June 12, 2018

‘CHINA WAS THE STANDOUT MARKET’: L’OCCITANE FY2018 SALES UP 4.6 PERCENT BUT PROFIT DIVES 27.1 PERCENT

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L’Occitane has announced its results for fiscal 2018. The company saw sales rise 4.6 percent at constant rates over the year (-0.3 reported) to €1,319.4 million. Gross margin remained high at 83.3 percent although profit dropped 27.1 percent over the year, which the company attributes to foreign exchange effects and tax reform in the US.

June 12, 2018

NOW L’ORÉAL MAKES TRANSPARENCY PLEDGE: FRENCH BEAUTY GIANT TO DISCLOSE FRAGRANCE INGREDIENTS

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L’Oréal has revealed plans to disclose certain fragrance ingredients for its products, according to a report published by Chemical Watch. A spokesperson for the French beauty giant declined to confirm a specific launch date for the initiative to the publication, claiming it was ‘confidential’.

June 11, 2018

L’ORÉAL NEW ZEALAND SIGNS PLASTIC PLEDGE

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L’Oréal New Zealand has signed the New Zealand Plastic Packaging Declaration, reaffirming its commitment to combatting plastic pollution. The French beauty giant has committed to using 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025.

June 11, 2018

The Global Market for Vegan Cosmetics Will Be Worth $20.8 Billion by 2025

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The global market for vegan cosmetics will be worth $20.8 billion by 2025, and progress at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period, according to this new report by Grand View Research.

June 11, 2018

L’Oréal leads major beauty players in collective sustainable packaging effort

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The new sustainability initiative is called SPICE: the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics.

June 8, 2018

Garnier products become first mass market brand to receive Cradle to Cradle certification

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Garnier has received the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for five of its products from the Garnier SkinActive line.

The L’Oréal-owned company achieved the award based on an evaluation of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness practices.

June 7, 2018

LVMH Korea ordered to recall dangerous Dior nail glow product

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The Korean affiliate of beauty company LVMH has been ordered to recall its Dior Nail Glow product due to the inclusion of hazardous ingredients within the formula.

June 8, 2018

Cosmetic Packaging Industry – The Role of Packaging in Beauty Samples

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There are numerous players operating in the global cosmetic packaging market. The rivalry among them is intense and most of them are seen banking upon product development to steal a march over their competitors. They are leveraging superior technologies and materials to come up with better packaging solutions. They are also seen utilizing 3D or multi-dimensional image innovation.

June 7, 2018

PROCTER & GAMBLE CONFIRMS IT WILL WITHDRAW FROM IRAN

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Procter & Gamble has confirmed it will withdraw operations from Iran following US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the country out of an agreement that limits Tehran’s ability to create nuclear weapons.

June 6, 2018

K-beauty’s nature republic launches in Saudi Arabia

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K-beauty brand Nature Republic has cut the ribbon on its first store in Saudi Arabia, according to a report published by the Korea Times.

The new store, which will serve as a flagship for the brand, is located in Riyadh’s Al Nakheel Mall. The K-beauty brand has teamed up with local retailer Fawaz Alhokair and plans to open four further stores in the country by the end of the year.

June 5, 2018

COLOMBIA TO BOOST PALM OIL PRODUCTION 56 PERCENT OVER NEXT 5 YEARS

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Colombia could up its palm oil output by some 56 percent over the next five years to 2.5 tonnes, according to a report published by Nasdaq.

June 4, 2018

JOHNSON & JOHNSON INDIA DEVELOPS POLICIES TO BETTER REPRESENT DIVERSITY WITHIN COMPANY

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Johnson & Johnson India has developed its flexible working provisions and sabbatical arrangements programs in a bid to better address the needs of its multi-generation workforce and allow for greater inclusivity and diversity.

May 31, 2018

K-beauty to the UAE: How luxury packaging trends differ around the world

www.cosmeticsbusiness.com

Personal care brands are sourcing and developing luxury packaging adapted to different markets’ cultural preferences. Jens Kastner, Julian Ryall, Heba Hashem, Poorna Rodrigo and Sarah Gibbons report

May 30, 2018

Future Group plans to acquire Iraya personal care brand in India

www.cosmetics-technology.com

Future Group is seeking to acquire personal care products brand Iraya hair from Athena Life Sciences. With the deal, Future Group aims to benefit from the growing ayurvedic personal care market in India, which is currently dominated by Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved.

May 30, 2018

Fish skin: the new miracle anti-aging ingredient?

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L’Oréal and Valentino have announced a worldwide, long-term license agreement.

If you thought snail slime was the limit, think again. New Zealand-based nanofiber manufacturer Revolution Fibres has launched a sheet mask made from fish skin, according to a report published by Stuff.

May 31, 2018

Using culture as a marketing method

www.cosmeticsdesign-asia.com

Storytelling is having a dramatic impact on how indie brands are crafting, communicating and connecting communities both online and offline. In this special focus on how Asia-Pacific brands of today are marketing themselves, we look at how culture is increasingly forging fruitful relationships with companies and consumers.

May 29, 2018

L’Oréal, Valentino Announce License Agreement

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L’Oréal and Valentino have announced a worldwide, long-term license agreement.

The agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2019, will see the creation, development and distribution of fine fragrances and luxury beauty. The luxury fashion brand’s current fragrances include Valentino Donna, Valentino Uomo and Valentina.

May 29, 2018

Unilever drafts in WPP for foundry project

www.globalcosmeticsnews.com

Unilever has announced a partnership with WPP that will encourage collaboration between the media network’s various agencies and the start-ups based at the FMCG behemoth’s accelerator in Singapore, The Foundry, according to a report published by The Drum.

May 28, 2018

L’oréal acquires us professional hair color brand pulp riot

www.globalcosmeticsnews.com

L’Oréal has announced the acquisition of US professional hair color brand Pulp Riot.

Launched in 2016, Pulp Riot has used social media to build its brand, having amassed 675,000 followers and reported net sales of $11 million in 2017. The brand’s largest US distributor is Saloncentric, with international expansion already underway for the hair color range.

May 24, 2018

Patent round-up: The latest scented innovations

www.cosmeticsbusiness.com

Three fragrance-related patents are described: one to improve the water-resistance of perfume; one to enhance the volatility of the less volatile constituents of a perfume; and an aromatherapy composition to relieve stress and provide relaxation.

May 24, 2018

What is the future for aerosol cans in America?

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Aerosol cans account for nearly half of the materials in the US retail sector covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. ‘Re-harvesting them can be undertaken in an environmentally protective manner,’ says Scott Fulton, president of the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) which has published a report ‘Considering the Fate of Consumer Aerosol Cans’.

May 21, 2018

11 Beauty Players Unite for Sustainable Packaging Initiative

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Another stride toward environmentally responsible packaging and practices has taken effect. The members of the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics (SPICE), co-founded by L’Oréal and environmental sustainability consulting firm Quantis, have announced the launch of this sustainability initiative for cosmetics industry companies. SPICE members have joined together to work towards a common goal: to collectively shape the future of sustainable packaging.

April 16, 2018

BAMA reports record year for aerosol manufacturers

www.packagingnews.co.uk

The statistics were announced by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) which revealed a record 1.562 billion cans were filled in 2017.

April 18, 2018

New cushion compact technology addresses restitution and dosage issues

www.premiumbeautynews.com

The new patent-pending Porex Fiber Cushion is a gradient fibre reservoir that addresses product dosage challenges typically associated with standard foam cushions used for existing makeup products. The technology deploys capillary action to pull liquid formula from the bottom of pads to the surface in a measured, consistent manner. A touch-driven response then ensures the cushion disperses a uniform amount of product each time it is compressed.

April 6, 2018

Uriage selects Aptar Beauty + Home for new anti-aging product range

www.packaging-business-review.com

Uriage has selected Aptar Beauty + Home’s Auriga City airless solution to protect its new product range called Age Protect, a multi-action formula which combats the signs of aging.

April 16, 2018

L’Oréal Releases Q1 2018 Financials

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L’Oréal has released its Q1 2018 financial results, and the cosmetics giant has entered the fiscal year on a high note: The company reported sales of €6.78 billion, a like-for-like increase of 6.8% over the same period last year.

April 5, 2018

Estée Lauder Companies expands presence in UK with Crème de La Mer pop-up

www.globalcosmeticsnews.com

The Estée Lauder Companies has expanded its UK presence having opened a pop up shop for its premium Crème de La Mer brand, according to City AM.

April 13, 2018

Shiseido Succeeds in Visualization of Internal Skin Elasticity

www.beautypackaging.com

Shiseido reports it has succeeded in visualizing the internal skin elasticity distribution -- for the first time in the world. 

April 9, 2018

Marchesini pushes into cosmetic packaging at Hispack 2018

www.packagingnews.co.uk

Marchesini is continuing to push into the cosmetic packaging market and will be attending Hispack 2018.

The packaging, process and logistics exhibition to be held in Barcelona 8-11 May 2018.

February 13, 2018

The Skincare trends taking 2018 by storm

www.skinbase.co.uk

The year is well underway now, so here’s a round up of the best skincare trends we’re seeing so far in 2018!

February 5, 2018

What does the Chinese consumer of tomorrow want?

www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com

Chinese digital magazine, Jing Daily, and RTG Intuition, which belongs to RTG Consulting Group, identify emerging trends that specifically appeal to Gen-Y and Gen-Z Chinese consumers.                              

February 8, 2018

Reflecting on 2017 Beauty Insights—and What That Means for Brands in 2018

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Every day, Influenster members create 40,000 organic ratings, reviews, photos, videos, lists and questions and answers about beauty products. Having such a wealth of user-generated content, we wanted to share what real consumers are buzzing about within the beauty product landscape.

February 6, 2018

Beautystreams Presents Color Trends

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The conference Color in Beauty: From Symbolism to Adaptation Worldwide, will be presented by Beautystreams’ marketing manager Michele Superchi on Thursday, February 8th from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm.
Superchi will talk about the importance of color as a vehicle of communication in the beauty industry, and how the cultural symbolism of color varies from one region to another. Current color makeup trends will be discussed, as well as future insights.

January 16, 2018

TPR Holdings LLC announced a worldwide beauty license with fashion house Badgley Mischka.

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The collaboration will debut this spring, with the release of a first fragrance in three sizes (100 ml., 50 ml., and a travel size). A color cosmetics line is slated to launch in the summer.

December 19, 2017

Colgate-Palmolive Acquires PCA Skin and EltaMD

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Colgate-Palmolive has announced the acquisition of PCA Skin and EltaMD, in two separate transactions.  

According to Colgate-Palmolive, these acquisitions will enable it to enter the professional skin care category while complementing its existing global personal care businesses. 

December 15, 2017

Half of China's luxury goods are purchased by millennials and younger

www.cosmeticsbusiness.com

Almost half of luxury shoppers in China are under 30, a new regional report has revealed.
According to a study from e-commerce platform Secoo, 48% of prestige products were purchased by millennials and Generation Z in 2017.

December 15, 2017

L'Oreal is confident China's selfie revolution will be good for its business

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The growth potential in China is "unlimited" due to the country's rising middle class, L'Oreal China CEO Stephane Rinderknech told CNBC. The world's largest cosmetics company is confident about its business in China next year even though some experts think the economy is headed for a slowdown.

December 12, 2017

Mintel announces five global packaging trends for 2018

www.businessinsider.com

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 12, 2017) announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. 

December 11, 2017

Unilever Announces the Launch of New Brand, Love Beauty and Planet

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Unilever has announced the launch of its newest brand, Love Beauty and Planet, a naturally-positioned brand heading to grocery stores, e-commerce sites and natural product retailers in January 2018. In an article from www.adage.com, Piyush Jain, VP of haircare at Unilever, was quoted saying, "The idea is to create a brand with strong natural and sustaina­bility credentials that also performs well."

December 7, 2017

The Estée Lauder Companies harnesses Instagram shoppable technology for breast cancer fundraising event

www.globalcosmeticsnews.com

The Estée Lauder Companies has made use of Instagram’s shoppable technology to launch a ‘fundraising activation’ to raise money for breast cancer awareness – said to be the first social media event of its kind.

November 27, 2017

Re-Formulating Strategies in the Beauty World

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Judging by our annual research, it appears that this year’s Top 20 Global Beauty Companies may have worked harder than ever to increase sales in a competitive environment. According to L’Oréal, the global cosmetics market was worth more than $215 billion in 2016, with growth of about 4% over the previous year. While not all of our Top 20 reached their financial objectives, business remained strong despite factors such as regional political and currency uncertainties and consumers’ lack of loyalty as they pursue ever-more efficacious products that look pretty and deliver Instagram-worthy results.

October 11, 2017

Coty Announces Multifaceted Transformation of Iconic COVERGIRL Brand

New York – October 10, 2017 – Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) today announced the biggest reinvention in COVERGIRL’S 60-year history with a bold vision to redefine the brand, starting with a powerful new expression of its purpose: “I Am What I Make Up.”

November 9, 2017

Bulldog’s new line of skincare packaging uses plastic from sugarcane

Bulldog Skincare for Men has teamed up with RPC M&H Plastics to create new sustainable packaging for its new skincare line of moisturizers, face washes and face scrubs.

November 8, 2017

Impeccably shaped appearance, perfectly staged

New Red & White, the Indonesian producer of aluminium aerosol cans, has developed a unique and exclusive shape for Nabeel Perfume, a leading provider of luxurious fragrances in the United Arab Emirates.

February 20, 2017

The 5 top trends for the cosmetic market 2017-2018
www.pennellifaro.com

In the next seasons, makeup and skincare will be key elements in a new approach to the lifestyle of a consumer who is more attentive to the quality, to the effectiveness, to the immediate results, but with a deep connection with a soul that is green and sustainable.

Aug 15, 2017

Artistic packaging in makeup makes a comeback
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While effectiveness is definitely up there in terms of what we value in a beauty product, we cannot lie: Sometimes makeup packaging is enough to get us to splurge. Some makeup packaging, generally at the luxury tier, are gorgeously simple, some are so stunningly artful...

October 23, 2017

Aveda Introduces Dispensing Closure with Post-Consumer Recycled Content
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In attempts to create more sustainable packaging, Aveda has introduced a dispensing closure made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. 

Aug 15, 2017

Artistic packaging in makeup makes a comeback
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While effectiveness is definitely up there in terms of what we value in a beauty product, we cannot lie: Sometimes makeup packaging is enough to get us to splurge. Some makeup packaging, generally at the luxury tier, are gorgeously simple, some are so stunningly artful...

August 6, 2017

Skincare-inspired benefits in high demand among colour cosmetics users in the USA
www.premiumbeautynews.com

The overall US colour cosmetics market experienced moderate growth in 2017 with lip, facial and eye cosmetics growing around two percent slower than last year, reveals Mintel in a new research. However, skincare-inspired benefits are in high demand among colour cosmetics users.

July 26, 2017

How the fragrance category is embracing tomorrow's consumer
www.globalcosmeticsnews.com

The fragrance category is witnessing some major shifts. An area that was once dominated by sex-laced marketing, the message is now very different, with new trends such as natural, personalised and home fragrances all being marketed with a very different approach.

July 17, 2017

Cosmetics packaging industry to top $30bn
www.cosmeticsbusiness.com

The cosmetics packaging industry is expected to reach $33bn by 2024, according to figures from Transparency Market Research

July 10, 2017

Packaging Imperfections can increase consumer interest
www.brandpackaging.com

Showing the imperfect side of a product in its packaging can create an added sense of authenticity.

June 29, 2017

Humanizing Healthcare Packaging
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Medicinal packaging design could make the patient experience more inclusive, enabling brands to better communicate their product and purpose.

June 23, 2017

Can Manufacturers Institute tells Trump administration no tariffs needed for aluminum used to make beverage cans
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The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) today told the U.S. Commerce Department that aluminum can sheets and aluminum ingot, which are used to make beverage cans, are not a security risk that requires intervention in the form of tariffs or trade restrictions.

June 15, 2017

Flexible Plastic Packaging Market Forecast By End-use Industry 2017 to 2027
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Rising Demand of flexible plastic packaging market from Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Industry is also boosting the flexible plastic packaging market.

June 5, 2017

Trending in Tubes
www.beautypackaging.com

From barrier protection to enhanced deco, tubes remain a top packaging pick for cosmetic and personal care products.

May 29, 2017

5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe
www.packagingdigest.com

From new beauty tools like application sponges to a digital era that powers personalization and customization, the cosmetics market is leveraging innovation in packaging to delight consumers.

May 16, 2017

Premium Beauty News - Millennial beauty consumers embrace ’the natural look,’ finds Mintel
www.premiumbeautynews.com

Today’s American women are embracing their natural beauty. According to new research from Mintel, ‘going natural’ is resonating with women as three in five (59%) say that they prefer the ’natural look,’ including 54 percent of Millennial beauty consumers.

May 8, 2017

Hawaiian Tropic enlist influencers
www.beautypackaging.com

Hawaiian Tropic is collaborating with a team of influencers to bring their 'Aloha Therapy' experience to life through a series of videos.

April 20, 2017

L'Oréal USA announces advancements in sustainability
www.beautypackaging.com

L'Oréal USA announced major milestones in its sustainability efforts, achieving 100 percent renewable electricity for its U.S. manufacturing, reducing its carbon emissions by 84 percent, water usage by 52 percent, waste per finished product by 43 percent, and making considerable improvements in package design...

April 17, 2017

CSPA publishes method for aerosol products in plastic containers
www.spraytm.com

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) announced the publication of a method and standard for aerosol products in plastic containers.

March 30, 2017

Amazon wants to change the way you create, package and sell products
www.gcimagazine.com

From cashierless phyical stores to delivery drones to in-home AI systems, Amazone seems to be at the center of every retails conversation. But a string of recent reports shows that the ecommerce giant is looking to reshape the way products are created, packaged, sold and delivered. Do brands have any choice?

March 27, 2017

Record sales of aluminium aerosol cans: AEROBAL reports significant growth in 2016
www.aerosoleurope.de

The economic and political problems and debates around the world did not have an adverse impact on the performance of the member companies of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) in 2016. AEROBAL once again announced record sales...

March 8, 2017

A next-generation lip balm packaging solution is in the works
www.cosmeticsdesign.com

Personal care package maker TricorBraun has released new market research findings that zero in on just what sort of container features consumers look for when choosing and using lip care.

March 3, 2017

Color Cosmetic Packaging Designed to Do More
www.beautypackaging.com

Consumers want makeup that is simple to apply and easy to carry around, marketers say. Brands are working with suppliers to develop packaging that gives all types of color cosmetics these functional features, and more.