Personal care
UK, Netherlands lobby for Unilever HQ
22 February 2018
Amazon to take on Myntra with own line of personal care products
09 February 2018
Procter & Gamble to source $30 million from women-owned businesses in India
30 January 2018
Investors want Avon to sell itself
29 January 2018
Claire’s withdraws more than a dozen items from store shelves after asbestos found in kids make-up
28 December 2017
Seaweed could hold key to environmentally friendly sunscreen
07 December 2017
HC again bars Patanjali ads, this time for chyawanprash
08 September 2017
Unilever to buy personal, home care brands from LatAm firm Quala
16 May 2017
Patanjali doubles turnover to Rs10,561 crore, to double sales in FY18
05 May 2017
Private equity firms in the race for L'Oreal’s The Body Shop worth £1 bn
05 April 2017
Marico acquires 45% stake in Beardo
18 March 2017
Kraft Heinz may sweeten $140-bn bid as Unilever rejects takeover bid
18 February 2017
Activist investor Trian raises stake in P&G to $3 bn
15 February 2017
ITC Q3 net profit rises 5.7% to Rs2,647 cr on higher cigarette revenues
28 January 2017
Coty to buy majority stake in online cosmetics retailer Younique for $600 mn
11 January 2017
HUL to enter Ayurveda turf to fight Ramdev’s Patanjali: report
29 December 2016
Belgium’s Ontex to buy personal hygiene business of Brazil's Hypermarcas
23 December 2016
Unilever to buy US-based hair care products maker Living Proof
17 December 2016
Coty in advance talks to buy British hair products maker GHD for £400 mn plus
17 October 2016
Another woman files case against Johnson & Johnson talc
27 September 2016
Unilever to buy privately-held Seventh Generation for a reported $700 mn
20 September 2016
L'Oreal to buy US beauty products maker IT Cosmetics for $1.2 bn
23 July 2016
Unilever to buy US toiletry delivery start-up Dollar Shave Club for a reported $1 bn
21 July 2016
Henkel to buy US laundry and home care company Sun Products for $3.5 bn
24 June 2016
Youth dies as hair transplant goes badly awry
08 June 2016
Hindustan Unilever Q4 net up 7% at Rs1,090 cr
09 May 2016
J&J to acquire dermocosmetics products maker NeoStrata
27 April 2016
Doctors want `deadly' fairness creams to be banned for ever: report
22 March 2016
Avon to cut 2,500 jobs, move corporate headquarters to the UK
15 March 2016
Maharashtra FDA to test J&J talcum powder for carcinogens
12 March 2016
Henkel to buy a range of hair care brands from Procter & Gamble
03 March 2016
J&J must pay $72 mn damages in talc case
25 February 2016
Perfume that helps you lose weight
01 February 2016
Ronald Perelman to seek strategic alternatives for Revlon
18 January 2016
Gillette sues Dollar Shave Club over patent infringement
18 December 2015
‘Supercondom’ that protects even if it breaks
17 December 2015
India fails to restrict use of harmful skin creams and lotions: expert
28 November 2015
Shampoo, cosmetics ingredient can cause breast cancer
02 November 2015
Retail meets yoga: Future Group ties up with Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali
10 October 2015
Hollywood's Gillian Anderson asks health ministry to end repeat animal tests
10 October 2015
Germany's Symrise to buy US perfume ingredients maker Pinova Holdings in $417-mn deal
22 September 2015
Avon in talks with private equity firms for stake sale
11 September 2015
Maharashtra FDA cracks down on ‘steroid-laden’ fairness creams
09 September 2015
Berry Plastics to buy baby diaper maker Avintiv from Blackstone Group for $2.45 bn
01 August 2015
India thwarts Colgate-Palmolive's bid to patent nutmeg mouthwash
17 July 2015
Procter & Gamble to sell its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 bn
09 July 2015
UK teens invent STD detecting colour-changing condom
26 June 2015
Coty nears deal to buy three P&G brands for about $12 billion
16 June 2015
CVC Capital to buy German perfume and cosmetics retailer Douglas for reported €3 bn
02 June 2015
UK competition regulator stumps Reckitt Benkiser's acquisition of J&J's brand K-Y
22 May 2015
FBI looking into suspicious bid for Avon
18 May 2015
Hindustan Unilever Q4 net up nearly 17% at Rs1,018 cr
08 May 2015
Dabur to expand its baby care portfolio; reports 20% jump in Q4 net
06 May 2015
Avon explores sale of North America business
15 April 2015
French court convicts Nina Ricci perfume heiress of tax fraud
14 April 2015
Advent puts German perfume and cosmetics retailer Douglas Holding for sale
02 April 2015
P&G on course in pruning low-value brands
23 February 2015
Emami buys controlling stake in Australian firm Fravin
23 January 2015
Godrej arm buys South African Frika’s hair extension business
07 January 2015
Avon to pay $135 mn to US regulators to settle China bribing probe
18 December 2014
P&G explores sale of Wella hair care business worth around $7 bn
29 November 2014
KIK Custom Products seeks to sell itself for more than $1.5 bn
14 November 2014
Estee Lauder to buy French luxury perfume brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
08 November 2014
India bans import of animal-tested cosmetics
15 October 2014
P&G to cut 100 underperforming brands, focus on key products
04 August 2014
Nivea to set up first Indian plant at Sanand in Gujarat
23 June 2014
New ad by Pantene creates waves over women’s empowerment
19 June 2014
Germany’s Henkel to buy Spotless Group in $1.28-bn deal
05 June 2014
Luxottica signs exclusive 10-year license agreement with Michael Kors
16 April 2014
Google, Luxottica in deal to manuacture Google Glass eyewear
25 March 2014
L'Oreal to divest Galderma stake to Nestle
25 March 2014
L'Oreal to buy Decleor and Carita skincare brands from Japan’s Shiseido for $316 mn
20 February 2014
Avon China bribery settlement could reach $132 million
17 February 2014
L’Oréal to buy back 8% stake from Nestle for $8.88 bn
11 February 2014
Nestle looks at options for stake in L'Oreal
10 February 2014
Carlyle buys minority stake in haircare product maker Vogue for reported $800 mn
24 January 2014
Unilever could review investment if UK exits EU
22 January 2014
Indian fairness creams, lipsticks high on lethal heavy metals: study
17 January 2014
US cosmetics major Revlon exits China; slashes 1,100 jobs
02 January 2014
Germany’s Douglas Holding close to buying French cosmetics retailer Nocibe
19 October 2013
Poddar group to prune stake in Gillette India, cede promoter role to P&G
27 September 2013
L’Oréal acquires Mumbai-based Cheryl's Cosmeceuticals
21 September 2013
Titan launches perfumery foray with mid-price ‘Skinn’ range
17 September 2013
L'Oreal to buy Chinese skincare company Magic Holdings for $840 mn
16 August 2013
Cosmetics giant Revlon to buy Spain’s Colomer Group for $660 mn
05 August 2013
Germany’s Douglas Holding says no plans to sell any units
19 July 2013
German cosmetics retailer Douglas is final bidder for French rival Nocibe: report
05 July 2013
Avon sells Silpada Designs jewellery unit for one-tenth of acquisition price
03 July 2013
Alternative methods to animal tests
28 June 2013
India bans cosmetic testing on animals
28 June 2013
Domtar to buy US diaper maker Associated Hygienic Products for $272 mn
29 May 2013
Coty owners to raise up to $1.1 bn IPO
29 May 2013
Avon to cut 400 jobs, exit Irish market
09 April 2013
Unilever to invest €50 mn on deodorant plant in India
18 February 2013
Vogue International seeks buyer for Organix Hair Care brand: report
31 January 2013
Marico to hive off Kaya into separate unit
08 January 2013
Godrej Consumer Products arm acquires Colgate-Palmolive's Soft & Gentle brand in UK
01 January 2013
L'Oréal to buy specialist makeup brand Urban Decay Cosmetics
26 November 2012
Unilever pushes ahead with restructuring UK operations
14 September 2012
Estee Lauder launches legal action against Target Australia for selling fake make-up
08 September 2012
Wipro to buy Yardley in UK; add Woods of Windsor brand
24 July 2012
TPG Capital acquires Chinese cosmetics packaging firm HCP Holdings for $600 mn
10 July 2012
Dabur exits UAE cosmetics distributor Weikfield
03 July 2012
Perfumier Coty Inc to raise $700 million in IPO
30 June 2012
Delhi High Court restrains Emami from airing commercial
19 June 2012
Coty withdraws $10.7-bn Avon bid
15 May 2012
Avon to respond to Coty’s revised $10.7-bn offer within a week
14 May 2012
M&S to launch beauty products line
12 May 2012
Avon receives letter from Coty chairman Bert Brecht
11 May 2012
Coty's bags Warren Buffet backing for Avon, raises bid
11 May 2012
JAB divests stake in Reckitt Benckiser to fund Coty's Avon acquisition
10 May 2012
3i acquires majority stake in German cosmetic packaging firm Geka
27 February 2012
Marico stock up 4 per cent on Paras Pharma
16 February 2012
P&G to cut 1,600 jobs to save costs
04 February 2012
Temasek to pick up a 4.9 % stake in Godrej Consumer Products for Rs685 crore
23 January 2012
L'Oréal completes acquisition of skin care devices maker Pacific Bioscience
16 December 2011
Unilever faces first-ever strike over pension row
10 December 2011
Sweden’s SCA to buy Georgia-Pacific’s European tissue operations for $1.8 bn
10 November 2011
Unilever to buy Russian skincare company Concern Kalina for $694 million
15 October 2011
Jyothy makes open offer for Henkel India
30 July 2011
Godrej acquire majority stake in African hair-care firm Darling Group
01 June 2011
Jyothy looks to raise Rs675-Rs900 crore from PE firms: report
01 June 2011
Jyothy launches open offer for Henkel India buyout
09 May 2011
Godrej Household Products merged with Godrej Consumer Products
31 March 2011
Jyothy may rope in PE firms if bid for Henkel succeeds
25 March 2011
No more ‘Kiwi’ as Sara Lee ends deal with Godrej
24 March 2011
Colgate-Palmolive to buy Unilever’s Sanex brand for $940 mn
23 March 2011
Marico acquires ICP to enter FMCG market in Vietnam
18 February 2011
Reckitt Benckiser outbids rivals with Rs3,263 crore bid for Paras Pharmaceuticals
13 December 2010
Personal care company Helen of Troy to acquire rival Kaz Inc for $260 million
09 December 2010
Emami close to acquiring controlling stake in Paras Pharma for Rs3,000-cr
02 December 2010
Perfumier Coty Inc close to buying nail-polish maker OPI Products for $1 billion
29 November 2010
Advertising to propel Boroplus to Rs500 crore brand in two years: Emami
23 November 2010
Perfumier Coty Inc to buy Philosophy from Carlyle Group
23 November 2010
Unilever gets regulator conditional nod for Sara Lee’s bodycare acquisition
17 November 2010
Lilliput Kidswear diversifies into baby care products
28 September 2010
Haircare industry in India poised for growth
24 August 2010
Marico South African unit acquires health care brand Ingwe
13 August 2010
Gufic Biosciences wins trademark infringement case against American cosmetic major, Estee Lauder
12 August 2010
Wipro Yardley launches soap brand in India
29 July 2010
Dabur buys Turkish firm Hobi Kozmetik for $69 million
26 July 2010
Dabur India in talks to buy Turkish personal care firm Hobi Kozmetik: report
22 July 2010
Old Spice redefines marketing through social media
20 July 2010
Avon to buy sterling silver jewellery firm Silpada Designs for at least $650 million
13 July 2010
Adidas launches signature scent for FIFA world cup 2010
06 July 2010
Amway India plans big push for its health products
23 June 2010
Godrej Consumer Products acquires Argencos in Argentina
03 June 2010
Marico buys Derma Rx's aesthetic skin care business in Singapore to expand Kaya
25 May 2010
Estee Lauder to acquire Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics
18 May 2010
Godrej Consumer Products completes acquisition of Megasari Group in Indonesia
17 May 2010
Godrej Consumer to acquire Latin American company
19 April 2010
Avon suspends four executives on alleged bribery charge: report
13 April 2010
Godrej buys Indonesian pesticide maker Megasari Makmur
07 April 2010
Future Group launches co-branded toothpaste with Sachin Tendulkar
22 March 2010
Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido to acquire Bare Escentuals Inc. for $1.7 billion
15 January 2010
Marico buys Colgate Palmolive's Malaysian business
04 January 2010
UK advertising regulator rules P&G's Olay eye cream ad ‘misleading’
16 December 2009
Godrej keen to acquire majority stake in JV with Sara Lee
16 December 2009
Alberto Culver to acquire Simple Health & Beauty for $390 million
15 December 2009
Reckitt Benckiser may merge with Colgate-Palmolive: report
19 November 2009
Lakme restructures business model
16 November 2009
Emami acquires Lakshmibilas
16 November 2009
Wipro buys Yardley lines in area-specific deal
05 November 2009
Dabur Amla oil in new avatar, beauty contests for rural markets
29 October 2009
Chocolate shampoo for kids by Marico
20 October 2009
Kimberly-Clark acquires I-Flow for $276 million
10 October 2009
Spinz Black Magic deo launched
05 October 2009
Zandu shareholders approve merger with Emami
22 September 2009
Dabur readies war chest of $250-500 million for acquisitions
19 September 2009
Actress Amrita Rao to promote Vivel shmpoos
01 September 2009
Yardley brand to launch soaps in India
25 August 2009
Procter & Gamble tries out social media
05 August 2009
Dabur appoints Bates 141 for creative portfolio
05 August 2009
Head & Shoulders tops survey on brands promoting health and happiness
03 August 2009
Euro RSCG wins Clearasil digital account
16 July 2009
Reckitt Benckiser to launch first corporate digital ad campaign
15 July 2009
Beehive bags Chambor account
09 July 2009
Higher rural outlay excites FMCG companies
07 July 2009
New Gillette campaign pushes brand beyond shaving
01 July 2009
VLCC to strengthen marketing plans
24 June 2009
Emami to merge Zandu’s FMCG business, hive off realty arm
20 June 2009
Ayur to launch 24-hour awareness channel
17 June 2009
Procter & Gamble to discontinue marketing Max Factor
06 June 2009
Bipasha Basu becomes brand ambassador for Fa Men Xtreme and Aristocrat
18 May 2009
HUL sales up 6 per cent in Q4; PAT up 4 per cent
11 May 2009
Pantaloons to promote cosmetics range, Faces
24 April 2009
Big B sings for an ad film for the first time
14 April 2009
Santoor rides on election wave
08 April 2009
L’oreal appoints Percept D’Mark for two brands
08 April 2009
China examining Johnson & Johnson baby products for possible toxins
19 March 2009
Scientific study finds toxins in baby products and other cosmetics
13 March 2009
Helen of Troy to buy out P&G’s hair care division
05 March 2009
Kiran Bedi becomes brand ambassador of No Marks cream
02 March 2009
P&G's Pantene ad wins silver medal at New York film festival
13 February 2009
Kerastase launches Oleo-Curl Intense
11 February 2009
Naughty and nice: Landor's new brand identity for China's Jissbon
09 February 2009
Axe launches ad for iPhone
07 February 2009
Emami to set up new production facility in Assam
27 January 2009
High-end cosmetics for free!
15 January 2009
HUL to license' Lakme' and 'Lever Ayush' brands to Lakme
10 January 2009
Colgate buys supplier to improve control on supply chain
17 December 2008
Nivea and MTV's fun element campaign
21 October 2008
Emami buys out Parikh stake for Rs243 crore; raises Zandu stake to 50 per cent
16 October 2008
Fashion designer Narendra Kumar unveils the Sunsilk style range at Lakme Fashion Week
04 October 2008
Emami eyes healthcare acquisitions in the UK, South Africa
02 August 2008
Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Acquires Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
01 August 2008
Estee Lauder's investment in India's top spa brand to spur retail strategy
30 July 2008
VVF Ltd acquires Henkel’s soap manufacturing plant in Poland
07 July 2008
French cosmetics maker's majority stakeholder makes $3.6-billion buyout offer
30 June 2008
Emami buys 27.5 per cent in Zandu; to make open offer
31 May 2008
Avon to launch new line 'Bond Girl 007'
27 May 2008
P&G sues J&J for patent infringement on tooth-whitening strips
03 May 2008
Emami seeks mid-size acquisitions for growth
14 April 2008
Procter & Gamble files infringement lawsuit against Blue Cross Labs
08 January 2008
ITC launches new range of personal care products
15 October 2007
J L Morison plans relaunch of ''Baby Dreams'' child care brand
17 September 2007
Ajanta Pharma to market Prollenium Medical Technologies'' Revanesse dermal filler
14 September 2007
L''Oreal to take legal action against eBay over sale of fakes
14 September 2007
Nivea launches Visage skincare range
13 September 2007
UK''s Ultra Motor - Hero Cycles to sell electric bikes through Reliance retail outlets
13 September 2007
Godrej Sara Lee acquires Indian business of Sara Lee
03 July 2007
Colgate recalls toothpaste in the US
16 June 2007
Dabur bets on village beauties to revive its Amla brand hair oil
27 March 2007
Hindustan Lever to be renamed Hindustan Unilever
20 February 2007
L'Oreal in search of an ayurvedic skin-care brand
15 February 2007
Marico's fifth acquisition in 18 months is Egyptian hair-care brand
13 September 2006
Godrej Consumer Products to acquire South Africa's Rapidol
04 July 2006
Godrej Consumer acquires FMCG company in UK
02 November 2005
VLCC set to expand globally
20 October 2005
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget: a look at SCA
31 May 2005
''This is the right time to come to India''
31 May 2005
Amway India launches skincare range
09 February 2005
P&G acquires Gillette for $55billion
29 January 2005
Dabur buys three Balsara group companies
28 January 2005
Hindustan Lever to hive off Sewri facility
04 November 2004
HLL''s bottomline takes a hit
03 August 2004
Colgate's net sales up 7%, net profit up 23% for Q1
19 July 2004
Karvy to be HLL''s registrar and transfer agent
14 July 2004
Colgate announces record net profit
01 July 2004
Henkel Spic Re-launches Fa Deos, Roll-ons & Soaps
29 June 2004
Fair & Lovely Foundation invites applications for Project Saraswati scholarships for 2004
03 May 2004
HLL’s Q1 profit down 21 per cent
30 April 2004
HLL revamps management team
16 April 2004
HLL revamps management team
16 April 2004
Wyeth seeks shareholder approval for sale of Forhan''s
11 March 2004
Godrej launches Cinthol Deo, soap
16 February 2004
L'Oréal India opens new manufacturing plant in Pune
09 February 2004
Kotex Leak Guard launched
29 December 2003
Dr Batras' unveils new products
04 September 2003
Hindustan Lever unveils Nihar Naturals hair oil with fragrance
16 January 2003
Modi Revlon to launch StreetWear, all set to take on Elle 18
19 December 2002
Marico extends its top brands into categories like skincare
19 December 2002
Menezes Cosmetics bags P&G’s Old Spice trademark license
13 December 2002
Procter & Gamble terminates distribution alliance with Marico
30 November 2002
Marico to set up skincare clinics, spa saloons in Indian metros
22 November 2002
Colgate net rises 19% to Rs 19 crore in Q1
29 July 2002
Godrej Consumer Products Q1 sales up 9%
23 July 2002
GCPL seeks buyback, re-launches FairGlow
15 July 2002
Velvette International bounces back
22 February 2001
Gillette consolidates operations in India
17 February 2000
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