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Mar 13, 2012 | 11:18 AM CDT

PCPC Responds to Report of "Harmful Chemicals" in Beauty Products

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has responded to a study by the Silent Spring Institute that claims to have found harmful chemicals in a variety of beauty care and household products.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:53 AM CDT

Natural and Organic Beauty Maintains Strong Demand, Expected to Grow 10% Through 2016

Kline & Company reports that in these well-established markets, natural and organic products still consistently outperform the the overall beauty market; however, emerging markets such as China and Brazil are also gaining.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:47 AM CDT

Liz Claiborne Names New CFO, COO

George Carrara, formerly of Tommy Hilfiger, will fill the positions, and Robert Vill has been named senior VP, finance and treasurer and will act as interim CFO until Carrara begins on April 2.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:43 AM CDT

European Sales Up 78% for Inter Parfums, Helping Make 2011 Its "Best Year"

The fragrance company's net sales for 2011 ended with a 34% increase for $615 million in sales, and it continues negotiations on its relationship with Burberry.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:33 AM CDT

Ulta Continues Impressive Fiscal Record, 22% Sales Increase for 2011

The beauty retailer saw Q4 2011 sales increase 23% over Q4 2010, and is looking to open 100 new locations in 2012.

Mar 13, 2012 | 10:28 AM CDT

Emerging Markets Contribute Double Digits to Henkel's Fiscal Growth

The company's emerging market business grows by 10.8%, and its cosmetics/toiletries division's organic sales are up 5.4%.

Mar 13, 2012 | 07:48 AM CDT

L'Oréal, EPA Collaborate to Build Animal-alternative Test Methods

L’Oréal and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce research collaboration to develop animal-alternative toxicity tests; L’Oréal providing the EPA $1.2 million in funding in addition to safety data.

Mar 09, 2012 | 12:41 PM CST

Supermodel Carol Alt To Host Art of Packaging Award Gala

Taking place in New York on April 17, 2012, the annual event will honor Shiseido for its "outstanding commitment to package design;" Shiseido's Heidi Manheimer and Katsuhiko Shibuya to accept award.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:55 PM CST

Innovation is the New Value

By: Daniel Abramowicz

Consumers are looking for brands that espouse their own values and priorities. For many brands, that means turning to packaging.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:52 PM CST

Next Phase, New Wave, Dance Craze, Anyways ...

By: Jeff Falk

When is the right time to forsake the proven for the new? And what is the full extent of brand heritage and its ongoing value in connecting with consumers? What are the indicators that a brand refresh, updated packaging, new ingredients, new campaigns, etc., are needed for the continued viability of the brand?