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Apr 19, 2012 | 04:03 PM CDT

PCPC Announces Support for Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012

The Personal Care Product's Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance have both announced their support for H.R. 4395, a bill introduced by Representative Leonard Lance known as the "Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012.

Apr 19, 2012 | 12:02 PM CDT

Hispanic Purchasing Power Maintains Despite Rocky Economy

In a post from Kline Blogs, the market research company discusses the strength of Hispanic purchasing power, as well as their tendency to continue buying and being loyal to the same beauty brands despite economic shifts, and the increase in attention from brands and retailers.

Apr 19, 2012 | 11:51 AM CDT

HSN Appoints New Chief Merchandising Officer

Anne Martin-Vachon—who previously helped lead beauty companies such as Lise Watier Cosmetiques, Bath & Body Works and the beauty division of P&G—takes over the role on May 14.

Apr 19, 2012 | 11:46 AM CDT

Perfumania Completes Parlux Acquisition

Parlux is now the wholly owned subsidiary of Perfumania, and several Parlux directors have been added to Perfumania's board.

Apr 19, 2012 | 11:43 AM CDT

LVMH Sales Up 25% in Q1 2012

Fast growth in the U.S. and Asia helped bolster company sales to €6.6 billion for the quarter, and LVMH-owned Sephora is making plans for stores in Brazil and Scandinavia.

Apr 19, 2012 | 11:36 AM CDT

J&J Sees Sales Numbers Dip in Q1 2012

International sales and the Neutrogena brand were bright spots for the company; however, overall company sales fell 0.2% from Q1 2011.

Apr 16, 2012 | 09:39 AM CDT

Coty Reaffirms Interest in Avon Acquisition

Following board and CEO news from Avon, as well speculation on Coty's business motivations, Coty has reaffirmed its continued interest in acquiring Avon.

Apr 13, 2012 | 12:02 PM CDT

Puig Builds Market Share, Increases Profits 19% in 2011

The fragrance and fashion company increased sales by 12% in 2011 and reached a market share of 7.6% in the selective perfumery market, capturing 25% of global growth in the category since 2006.

Apr 12, 2012 | 03:01 PM CDT

L'Oréal Strong Out of the Gates for 2012

The company increased sales 9.4%, to €5.6 billion, with solid growth in North America and continuing pushes in BRIC and emerging market countries for new market wins, as well as 12.2% growth in luxe sales.