Feminist activists wearing fake beards staged a bizarre protest against L'Oreal in central Paris on Thursday 16 April, saying the company did not have enough women managers despite being a cosmetics producer.
You could call its operation “guerrilla store" a success. After having tested its potential to seduce the London clientele in a temporary boutique on Mount Street, Azzaro has marked its arrival proper at Browns, the well known store for numerous top-of-the-range brands in London.
Renato Semerari has been named global president of the beauty division at Coty. He will also be in charge of all of the group’s international brands of cosmetics which are mass-distributed across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle-East.
Swiss food group Nestle and France's Bettencourt family said on Thursday 9 April they would extend their pact on cosmetics company L'Oreal, in which both Nestle and Bettencourt own roughly 30 percent stakes.
Consumer-goods maker Chattem Inc reported quarterly results below market estimates, hurt by a 45 percent drop in international revenue, and lowered the upper end of its earnings outlook for the current financial year.
In 2002, Falic Group bought Urban Decay from LVMH. Seven years later the American cosmetic brand, with headquarters in Newport Beach, has changed hands again and gone to Castanea Partners. The sum of the transaction has not been revealed.
Beauté Prestige International has named Léa Vignal-Kenedi as vice-president of Narciso Rodriguez Parfums. She will be kept busy with the development of a new fragrance for women, expected to launch internationally in April 2009.
From 2-5 April Milan will pay homage to perfume and host the first edition of the tradeshow for professionals “Esxence – The Scent of Excellence”. 85 brands will be present, including the biggest names in the business.