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Due to the inclement weather and resulting issues on the Eastern seaboard, this issue of the GCI e-newsletter is a few days late. Our thoughts are with all of the beauty industry members who have been effected by Hurricane Sandy.

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L'Oréal Acquires Colombian Vogue Makeup Brand
The deal is still subject to pending regulatory approvals, but it will help L'Oréal gain a stronger footing in Central and South America.
L'Oréal USA to Acquire Salon-focused Business Emiliani Enterprises
L'Oréal USA has signed an agreement to acquire Emiliani Enterprises, extending L'Oréal’s coverage of the American hair salon market.
Karl Lagerfeld Moves On to Inter Parfums for Fragrance Deal
On the heels of the announcement of the termination of its fragrance deal with Coty, Karl Lagerfeld B.V. announced a new deal with Inter Parfums.
Survey Shows Many Shoppers Still Prefer Brand Name Beauty Over Private Label
According to The Checkout , an ongoing shopper behavior study by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research, 65% of general shoppers prefer brand name beauty products.
Walgreens, Alliance Boots Announce New Company
The new company from the drug store-retailing giants will be headquartered in Switzerland.
OPI Announces Brand’s First International Short Film
The short film features dancers and a dance-trained horse sporting OPI nail lacquers.

Financial News

Avon Looking to Right Its Ship as Q3 2012 Revenue Decreases 8%
Total revenue for the quarter was $2.6 billion for the company, and CEO McCoy notes, "We have identified the first critical actions to return Avon to a position of financial health and improve our competitive position."
Estée Lauder Maintains Strength for Its Q1 2012
For its outlook, on a product category basis, the company expects its hair care and skin care segments to be the leading sales growth categories, followed by makeup and fragrance.
Sales Drop for Shiseido
Net sales were at ¥333.6 billion for the company for first two quarters of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, marking a decline of 0.8% from the same time period the previous year.
Nu Skin Reports Record Revenue for Q3 2012
The company clocked in with revenue of $526.2 million, a 23% improvement over the prior-year period.
Revlon Net Sales Increase 2.9% to $347 Million for Q3 2012
In the U.S., net sales in the third quarter of 2012 were $192 million for Revlon, an increase of $7.3 million.
Unilever Q3 2012 Results Strong on Back of Beauty Brands
Turnover increased by 10.3% to €13.4 billion for the company, with a positive impact of 4.1% from foreign exchange.
Beauty, Grooming Decreases at P&G for Q3 2012
CEO Bob McDonald comments, “We are continuing to focus on executing our growth and productivity strategy—maintaining momentum in developing markets, strengthening our core developed market business, building a strong innovation pipeline, and aggressively driving cost savings and productivity improvements.”

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The Simple Story of Wonderfully Complex Color Packaging
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