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 30, 2014

DHL Parcel will soon launch a unique pilot project on the North Sea island of Juist, Germany, the company announced last week. 

September 29, 2014

L’Oréal has inked a licensing deal with sports company Puma for beauty products.

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.

September 2, 2014

The asthma treatment market value will grow from approximately $15.9 billion in 2013 across eight major countries — the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia — to $23.1 billion by 2023, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

August 20, 2014

The DIY beauty trend continues to show momentum, and according to industry sources, the at-home beauty devices segment is “pulsing with potential” as awareness among consumers continues to grow and new products hit the market.

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.

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 16, 2014

Crest + Oral-B for Dental Professionals is celebrating its four registered dental hygienists Pros in the Profession award winners by sharing an exclusive grand prize trip to the Oral-B Innovation Center at Kronberg, Germany.

June 9, 2014

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

June 6, 2014

Henkel, a laundry and home care business, announced that it will acquire all shares in the Spotless Group in a transaction valued at 940 million euros (about $1.28 billion USD).

June 2, 2014

Henkel has signed an agreement with TSG Consumer Partners to acquire three U.S. hair care brands — SexyHair, Alterna and Kenra — for about 270 million euros in cash.

June 2, 2014

Women who use at-home skin care devices report high levels of satisfaction with these high-tech gadgets; however, the penetration rates remains largely because of a lack of awareness, according to new research by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

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.

April 18, 2014

President and CEO of Merck Serono, Belén Garijo, has been appointed an independent director of L'Oréal.

March 13, 2014

The epilepsy therapeutics market value in the eight major countries — the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan — will increase from $3.4 billion in 2012 to $4.5 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9%, according to a new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research.

March 4, 2014

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

January 24, 2014

Alere announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, a molecular test that detects and differentiates influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes.

January 23, 2014

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

January 21, 2014

Actavis Pharma recently announced that it intends to enter into an agreement for Aurobindo Pharma to acquire Actavis' generics commercial operations in seven markets in Western Europe.