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Acquisition Completion Date Brings Up Issues in Physicians Formula-Markwins Deal
Markwins wants to push the completion of the acquisition of Physicians Formula back approximately one month.
European Natural Brands Focus on Distribution as Growth Rates Slow
Recent research from Organic Monitor shows how shifting economic stability is impacting the market for natural and organic beauty products in Europe.
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Offers Global View for Beauty
At the 2013 event, taking place March 8-10 in Bologna, Italy, members of the international beauty industry can come together to learn about what's new and what's next in beauty.
CVS Launches Nail HQ, New Nail Care-focused Kiosks
Capitalizing on the nail care boom, the pharmacy retailer has developed kiosks that highlight some of the newest and most innovative nail products available to consumers.
L'Oréal Opens Its Largest Manufacturing Facility
Located in Indonesia, the new facility will manufacture products for L'Oréal's L'Oréal Paris and Garnier lines, and will supply beauty products for the entire Southeast Asia region.

Financial News

L'Oréal Sales Up 10.9% for Nine Months Ending Sept. 30
With sales for the period totaling €16.73 billion, Jean-Paul Agon, L'Oréal chairman and CEO, said, "The quarter confirms the good growth in our sales observed since the start of the year."
Inter Parfums' Q3 Results Down, But US-based Sales Up
European-based operations generated sales of $148.6 million, down 4% from $154.7 million, while sales by U.S.-based operations were $17.7 million, up 4% from $17 million.
Energizer Personal Care Helps Carry Q4 2012 Results, Announces Restructure Plans
Net earnings for the quarter were $117 million, or $1.84 per diluted share, as compared to net earnings of $45.8 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011.

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