December 5, 2011

“Just 1-in-4 consumers expect their financial position to improve in the coming year.” That’s the way SymphonyIRI Group saw it in its recently released report “The Downturn Shopper: Buckled in for a wild and crazy ride.”

December 5, 2011

Philosophy, which was acquired by the Coty prestige portfolio in 2010, has announced the newest addition to its Miracle Worker collection — the Miracle Worker Miraculous All-Over brightener and dark spot corrector.

December 5, 2011

L’Oréal USA plans to acquire Pacific Bioscience Labs, the maker of Clarisonic skin care technology. The Clarisonic brand will join the portfolio of L’Oréal Luxe

December 5, 2011

Orabrush tongue cleaners have become a case study in Internet marketing success with the brand’s nearly 300,000 Facebook fans and quirky YouTube videos that have attracted more than 40 million views and opened the doors for retail distribution.


December 5, 2011

Winn-Dixie’s latest transformational remodel in Miami is a store of the future with a merengue twist, featuring a strong Hispanic influence.

December 2, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI announced Friday that it acquired Newhall Labs — whose brands include La bella, Monkey Brains and GroWorks — through its wholly owned subsidiary Golden Sun Holdings, which marks Brynwood VI’s third acquisition in the personal care sector.

December 2, 2011

Derma e Natural Bodycare has introduced STUF Men’s Skin Defense, an all-natural skin care line for men.

December 2, 2011

Unilever is looking to close the Alberto-Culver plant outside of Chicago in Melrose Park in 2013, and, in a few months, will begin laying off at least 600 employees, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

December 1, 2011

Prestige makeup sales experienced growth during the first 10 months of the year, with the nail segment coming out a winner all around with a $50-plus increase in both nail enamel and top/base coats, according to beauty market research conducted by the NPD Group.

November 30, 2011

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced on Wednesday that 321 cosmetics companies have met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the campaign’s voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned by health agencies outside the United States and to fully disclose product ingredients. An additional 111 companies made “significant progress toward those goals,” the campaign stated.

November 30, 2011

National Bio+Green Sciences has created HandSan, which is positioned as the first-ever alcohol-free, organic hand cleanser made solely from purified water and vitamins with no artificial preservatives.

November 30, 2011

In an effort to help community pharmacies to effectively compete in the marketplace, the National Community Pharmacists Association has launched an initiative that is designed to help these retailers create better business opportunities for front-end merchandise.

November 30, 2011

SAI Global, which provides training, registration audits and supplier management programs, is partnering with the Personal Care Products Council to help improve and enhance the operations for suppliers and manufacturing facilities within the personal care and cosmetic industry.

November 30, 2011

Coty’s Sally Hansen beauty brand is gearing up for spring 2012 with an array of new nail color products that promise high-impact bling, diamond strength and a porcelain-smooth finish.

November 29, 2011

A personalized website that brings together beauty and fashion has debuted from Procter & Gamble's beauty and grooming business.

November 29, 2011

The Art of Shaving, a Procter & Gamble brand, has introduced a follow-up campaign to its "The Brotherhood of Shaving" campaign, which shows off the individual lifestyle approaches to a man's daily shaving ritual.

November 28, 2011

Curly Hair Solutions has introduced a nonchemical curl styling hair relaxer product that prevents curls from shrinking.

November 28, 2011

Rite Aid is offering two promotional programs to holiday shoppers, the company said Monday.

November 28, 2011

Zion Health, a maker of natural minerals skin care products, has announced the launch of its Adama Minerals clay body care line at Whole Foods in San Rafael, Calif.

November 23, 2011

Hair care brand Not Your Mother’s has announced that it is adding more than 7,500 new retail outlets to its distribution in January.

November 23, 2011

This holiday season, drug stores and big-box retailers increasingly are working with beauty and personal care brands to develop gift sets in an effort to persuade shoppers to spend holiday dollars in their stores and try a broader assortment of products, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

November 22, 2011

The men's brand BRUT, which is distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy, has teamed up with Hall of Fame footballer Joe Namath for an "Interview with a Legend," a digital video appearing on the brand's Facebook channel, the BRUT News Network.

November 22, 2011

Denture adhesive Fixodent, a Procter & Gamble brand, is putting consumers to the test with the Fixodent "12-hour hold challenge," which kicked off at the end of August and runs through June 30, 2012.

November 22, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy retailer and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, unveiled its private-label line, Vida Mia, at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Annual Trade Show in Chicago.