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Beiersdorf to Acquire 100% of Turkish Affiliate
Recognizing the growing potential of the Turkish marketplace, Beiersdorf is set to acquire 100% of its Turkish affiliate EBC Eczacibaşi-Beiersdorf Kozmetik Ürünler Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Western Marketplace Increasingly Influenced by Eastern Beauty Products
As more beauty trends and products flow from East to West, Asian beauty brand owners and manufacturers, including those in Thailand, are seeing increased opportunities.
Arbonne Hires New Chief Creative Officer
Former chief creative officer at Philosophy, Michael D'Arminio has joined Arbonne to help with the company's growth potential in brand positioning, product innovation and creative development.
Millward Brown Study Shows Opportunity for FMCG Companies
A comparison of opinion-former trust across eight commercial business sectors shows the FMCG industry gained the second top place, at 42%. Yet stakeholders appear reluctant to express the same level of support for individual FMCG companies.

Financial News

Beiersdorf Records Steady Gains for First Nine Months of 2012
Sales rose by 6.8% to €4,566 million for the period, driven primarily by strong increase in sales recorded in emerging markets.
Fragrance Launches Help Buoy Quarterly Results for Elizabeth Arden
Net sales for the company's international segment increased by 2.2%, or 8.8% at constant rates, over the prior fiscal year, and net sales in the company's North America segment grew by 20%.

Featured Articles

CEW Presents Retail Revolution—Connecting with Today's Consumers
By: Nancy Jeffries
From the digital realm to brick-and-mortar locations, beauty retail is changing, and the panelists at this CEW Women & Men in Beauty Series event discussed how different outlets are addressing the changes.
Predevelopment: An Innovation Advantage—A Natura Case Study
By: Sabrina Clepf, Vânia Passarini Takahashi, Flávio Bueno Camargo Junior and Patrícia Maria Berardo Gonçalves Maia Campos
As innovation as driver and outcome of the product development process becomes even more vital in today’s competitive beauty landscape, studies of the process demonstrate the significant advantages in a focused methodology at the predevelopment phase. Natura analyzes the predevelopment phase it’s adopted and describes the impact on innovation.
The Right Message: Translating Sustainable Packaging to Consumers
By: Beth Scherer
Consumers are still confused about the sustainability metrics for packaging, but that hasn’t kept more of them from seeking it out.