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Jan 20, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

L Catterton-backed Intercos enters US$388 million financing agreement; L'Oréal Paris to debut 100 SKU Age Perfect Makeup Collection for the over-50s; November retail sales surge on back of Black Friday Bonanza; and refillables: Hermès and L'Occitane tap into the growing trend.

Jan 13, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Beauty tech grabs headlines at world's largest consumer technology show; leading Italian investment firm buys 20 per cent stake in Santa Maria Novella; halal beauty and personal care sales to reach US$54 billion; and L'Oréal to ramp up international expansion of US luxury brands with new global president.

Jan 6, 2020: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Retailers buoyed by Boxing Day sales of $2.3 billion; the four mega-trends for 2020 beauty; direct-to-consumer beauty sales continue to soar; and Kylie Skin to debut in Europe.

Dec 16, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Prada inks new fragrance license with L’Oréal; Australian Retailers Association partners with Facebook; World's top 10 cosmetic exporting countries; and Adore Beauty gets intimate.

Dec 9, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

$685 million expansion of Chadstone shopping centre; the natural look and dermo-cosmetics are key drivers of the APAC beauty market; Ulta Beauty's nine month sales reach US$5.1 billion; and beauty and personal care brands rate highly on Nielsen's breakthrough innovation 2019 rankings.

Dec 2, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Priceline launches Click-and-Collect for Christmas; Unilever, Henkel, Colgate-Palmolive and private equity firms shape up for US$7 billion auction to buy Coty Professional Beauty; L'Oréal ramps up global presence of SkinCeuticals; and Givaudan acquires Indena's cosmetics division.

Nov 25, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Australia predicted to be among top four international markets for Kylie Cosmetics; Australian Christmas spending to reach $52.7 billion; and MCM inks fragrance deal with Inter Parfums.

Nov 18, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

L'Oréal and Estée Lauder both pull in more than AUD$209 million on record-breaking Singles' Day; China to overtake US as world's largest single beauty market; younger Australians fuelling Cyber Weekend sales; and Pitt Street Mall – World's seventh most expensive retail street.

Nov 11, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Kline Group analyses potential buyers for Coty Professional Beauty; nearly 2 million Australians have used buy-now-pay-later methods; SC Johnson makes second sunscreen brand acquisition of the year; and Walgreens Boots Alliance explores US$70 billion go-private buyout.

Nov 4, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Strong Q3 sales lift L'Oréal YTD revenues to UD$24.55 billion; Estée Lauder predicts a strong 2020 on double digit Q1 growth; media consolidation in the UK: Future acquires TI Media for AUD$262.89 million; and DIY health and fitness attract major investments from tech giants and fashion brands.

Oct 28, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Priceline sales top $2.1 billion; beauty drives Q1 2020 growth for P&G; Alibaba predicts more than 500 million users for Singles' Day 2019; and Australia's top four gift-giving personalities.

Oct 21, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

La Perla launches beauty division; Unilever Q3 sales reach US$14.7 billion; Miniso to open 68 more new stores in Australia; and new Google for beauty search engine debuts.

Oct 14, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Global online beauty and personal care sales to reach US$60 billion; Ipsy poised for international expansion as sales reach US$500 million; Australian women more health-conscious than ever; and LVMH perfumes and cosmetics fuel record Q3 results.

Oct 7, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Alibaba Group to reach 2 billion global consumers; Halloween spending on the rise; world's top three natural and organic beauty markets; and hair makeup – the latest K-Beauty trend.

Sept 30, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Groupe Nuxe sells 45 per cent stake to Sofina; Firmenich acquires minority share in fragrance icon Robertet; Sephora gears up for Adelaide expansion; and regional health and wellness spas post 14 per cent growth.

Sept 23, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Global perfume market to reach US$70 billion; personal care and beauty appliances to hit value of US$30 billion; IFF-Lucas Meyer buys Swedish green beauty tech leader; and Marionnaud shutters all stores in Spain and Portugal.

Sept 16, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Global hair styling market to reach US$28 billion; over 10 per cent of Australian women use Buy Now, Pay Later services; South Korea's top 5 duty-free companies reach record sales of US$8.25 billion in first half; and natural fragrance trend to push floral extracts market to US$2.3 billion.

Sept 9, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Alibaba acquires rival Kaola for US$2 billion; Japanese print giant buys BASF's global pigments business for AU$1.86 billion; Experienced Capital takes 41 per cent stake in French beauty retailer and clean beauty brand; and Brazilian beauty titan purchases e-commerce platform Beleza na Web.

Sept 2, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Revlon seeks buyers for entire business; Coty to exit Younique; Ulta Beauty posts double digit growth but warns against slowdown; and IPSOS tracks impact of major beauty trends.

Aug 26, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Net sales at Estée Lauder reach US$14.86 billion; Givaudan continues shopping spree with buyout of Fragrance Oils; high percentages of young Australians suffer from stress, anxiety and panic attacks; and South Korean beauty device market to hit US$1.43 billion.

Aug 19, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Revlon exploring strategic alternatives with Goldman Sachs; parent company of Aesop and The Body Shop posts strong Q2 results; Japanese brewer Kirin buys stake in pioneering skincare company for US$1.2 billion; and Shiseido's travel retail sales climb to US$504 million in first half.

Aug 12, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Top 15 international beauty and personal care companies for 2019; Canada's Cronos acquires US CBD company for US$300 million; Africa/Asia/Australia the strongest growth region for Beiersdorf; and 12.4 million Australians buy headache and pain relief products.

Aug 5, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

P&G and Unilever dominate Australian shampoo market; L’Oréal first half sales reach a record US$16.5 billion; beauty and grooming key drivers in P&G’s 2019 sales of US$67.7 billion; and beauty and personal care sales in Western Europe to reach US$111.7 billion.

July 29, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Private equity firm buys Dr Scholl's for US$585 million; Givaudan acquires Drom to expand global fragrance presence; LVMH's revenues jump 15 per cent in first half of 2019; and sensitive skin a major issue in China.

July 22, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Tom Ford debuts new skincare division; Crabtree & Evelyn to return to Australian market; Korean duty-free sales reach US$1.66 billion; and Kopari secures US$20 million for further global expansion.

July 15, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Colgate-Palmolive acquires French skincare brand for US$1.69 billion; Global beauty drinks market to hit US$4.4 billion; Unisex launches power global fragrance market; and Indian beauty market on track to reach US$20 billion.

July 8, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Coty's new turnaround plan to revive growth; Sales jump 24 per cent for The Hut Group; Estée Lauder edges out Colgate to rank second in US top 10 beauty and personal care companies; and global halal cosmetics market to reach US$52 billion.

July 1, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

13.4 million Australians read catalogues; online spending in New Zealand hits AUD$4.01 billion; South Korean cosmetic exports top US$6.3 billion; and anti-pollution skincare now a separate category.

June 24, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

13.4 million Australians pay for personal services; majority of Australians prefer to shop in-store; global face mask sales to reach US$10.5 billion; and net sales at L'Occitane surge 8.1 per cent.

June 17, 2019: Elisabeth King reports on this week’s business news

Nichebox acquires Clive Christian Perfume; 15 per cent of Australians buy home hair colourants; BrandZ rates world's most valuable luxury brands; and French cosmetic industry reports annual sales of AUD$73.58 billion.

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