January 15, 2015

Beiersdorf — whose brands include Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie — announced on Thursday that it continued its profitable growth path in 2014 despite a challenging macroeconomic environment.

November 24, 2014

David Heist on Monday announced his retirement effective May 1, 2015.

 

October 1, 2014

Bayer on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck.

 

September 15, 2014

Bayer HealthCare on Monday launched Aleve PM, the first over-the-counter nighttime product with a safe sleep aid plus the 12-hour pain-relieving strength of Aleve.

August 7, 2014

Beiersdorf released results for the first half of the year and recorded a lift in sales of Nivea and Eucerin brands in the Consumer Business Segment.

July 24, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association celebrated the first International Self-Care Day event in the United States.

June 27, 2014

Bayer HealthCare and HealthyWomen on Thursday launched the Family Size Matters initiative to help educate women who are done, or think they may be done, having children about their family planning, including permanent birth control.

June 9, 2014

Bayer last week named Dieter Weinand president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals effective Aug. 1.

May 9, 2014

Bayer agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion. The OTC acquisition will give Bayer the global No. 2 position in nonprescription products following recently announced consolidations in this growing healthcare industry segment, and will significantly enhance Bayer’s business across multiple therapeutic categories and geographies. Merck's consumer care business includes such leading brands as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s. Pro forma sales of the combined businesses in 2013 amounted to $7.4 billion with Merck’s business contributing approximately $2.2 billion.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Bayer is expected to achieve global leadership positions in dermatology and gastrointestinals and advance to the No. 2 position in the cold, allergy, sinus and flu category. Bayer will remain No. 2 in nutritionals and No. 3 in analgesics. Overall, the proposed GlaxoSmithKline-Novartis combination represents the largest consumer health business with about 5.7% share, according to reports. The Bayer/Merck combination comes in second with around 4.5% share. McNeil Consumer rounds out the top three globally with a share just above 4%.

May 9, 2014

Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea and Eucerin, announced that it is “very satisfied” with its first quarter business performance as the consumer business segment posted a 6.3% boost in organic sales during the quarter.

May 6, 2014

Bayer on Tuesday agreed to acquire the consumer care business of U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck for a purchase price of $14.2 billion.

May 6, 2014

In a related transaction to Tuesday morning's acquisition of Merck's OTC portfolio, Bayer also agreed to enter into a strategic pharma collaboration in the area of cardiovascular diseases with a focus on sGC modulation.

May 2, 2014

Bayer is negotiating for Merck's consumer health business in a deal worth $14 billion, according to a Bloomberg report published Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

March 4, 2014

Beiersdorf, whose portfolio includes Nivea and Eucerin, enjoyed a “successful” 2013 as sales growth exceeded expectations.

January 23, 2014

Skin care company Beiersdorf announced on Thursday a consumer awareness and fundraising initiative to support National Mentoring Month.

January 16, 2014

Beiersdorf AG, whose brands include Nivea and Eucerin, recorded sales growth in all its business segments in 2013.

December 26, 2013

Thanks in part to the launch of Alka-Seltzer Fruit Chews, the Alka-Seltzer brand has experienced a resurgence within the antacid tablet category.

November 26, 2013

German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer plans to buy Norwegian drug maker Algeta for $2.4 billion, Algeta confirmed Tuesday.

November 8, 2013

Bayer’s Contour Next EZ has captured $5.9 million in sales in a little more than one year on shelf, according to IRI.

November 6, 2013

Skin care brand Beiersdorf reported that its consumer business segment achieved “significant, above-market sales growth” during the first nine months of 2013, with both Nivea and Eucerin enjoying a boost in sales.

October 21, 2013

Bayer HealthCare last week moved into its new U.S. headquarters on a 94-acre campus in Whippany, N.J., consolidating Bayer HealthCare's operations that previously operated from Morristown, Montville and Wayne, N.J., and Tarrytown, N.Y., into one location.

September 25, 2013

The board of directors of the World Self-Medication Industry on Wednesday named as its chair-elect Erica Mann, member of the Bayer HealthCare executive committee and president of Bayer HealthCare’s Global Consumer Care division.

September 18, 2013

Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand officially unveiled on Tuesday new packaging across all products inspired by the famous Nivea blue tin that women have come to recognize over the past century.

September 5, 2013

Hair care brand TRESemmé by Unilever is once again the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and this season, for the first time ever, will partner with contemporary fashion label Nanette Lepore.