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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 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 | 04:42 PM CST

Ingredient Innovation: Inspired by Nature

By: Sara Mason

Exploring the potential of augmenting or replicating nature’s intelligence to create ingredients that are safer or better for consumer use.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:36 PM CST

The “Reasonable Consumer’s” View of Green Labels—Lessons From Two Greenwashing Cases

By: Neal Marder and Christian E. Dodd

When seeking to promote their “greenness” as a competitive advantage, brand owners must understand the legal pitfalls of self-created symbols and labels that express environmental superiority, are trademarked and not immediately associated with the product, and are identified as a rating system.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:24 PM CST

Beauty Sales Post Greatest Growth in Volume Terms in Five Years

By: Fernanda Bonifacio

Dynamism in toothpaste, hair care and perfume segments help volume growth; performance of direct sellers slips.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:16 PM CST

Are the Emerging Markets a Safe Haven for Beauty?

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Emerging markets fueled 81% of the incremental retail value of the global beauty industry in 2011, but can consumers in emerging markets continue to offset the lackluster demand in mature markets?

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:08 PM CST

Examining Skin: A Functional Barrier

By: Marie Alice Dibon, PharmD

New research reveals that we need to let the skin protect itself, and product development strategies should focus on restoring the skin barrier and, more importantly, not impair skin’s function.