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Beauty Manufacturers Rethinking Newness

Beauty manufacturers are rethinking newness to improve profit and customer loyalty.

clock January 8, 2016Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Avon Luck for Him and Luck for Her.


Despite Cerberus Deal, Avon’s Challenges Remain

The private equity company will invest $435 million into Avon and $170 million in Avon North America, which will become privately held.

clock December 17, 2015Evan Clark and Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Procter & Gamble Making Headway on Sustainability

The company reports achieving traction in its no deforestation drive in its palm oil supply chain and reduces water use.

clock December 15, 2015Molly Prior


Tengram Makes an Investment in Cos Bar

The private equity firm made a “significant” investment after deciding that the upscale boutique retailer presented a compelling opportunity.

clock December 8, 2015Molly Prior

Add Service: “Place service stations — nail or brow bars — at the window to attract consumers’ attention.” — Joe Magnacca, Mass Retail


Retail Experts Dream Up an Ideal Beauty Store

Experts prescribe remedies for ailing beauty sales in languishing chains.

clock December 4, 2015Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Avon Luck for Him and Luck for Her.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Avon Shares Rise of Rumor of Sale of North American Business

As Cerberus is eyeing the North American business, activist Barington Capital is said to be in the wings opposing a deal.

clock December 3, 2015Vicki M. Young

Ulta Beauty store in Auburn.


Ulta Beauty Reports Third-Quarter Gains

Sales and profit growth driven by double-digit gains in traffic.

clock December 3, 2015Molly Prior


Joel Ronkin Tapped as CEO of Fekkai and Luxe Brands

He will be joined by Amy Sachs, a colleague from Arden, who will assume the role of chief commercial officer at Fekkai and Luxe.

clock November 19, 2015Molly Prior

Jon Moeller

Business Features

Procter & Gamble Still Evolving

P&G is transforming into a simpler, faster growing company, but it isn’t there yet.

clock November 18, 2015Molly Prior


Kohl’s Taps Sona Chawla as Chief Operating Officer

Kohl’s said Chawla eventually could land on the list of potential candidates to succeed Kevin Mansell as the retailer’s ceo.

clock November 17, 2015Molly Prior

Beauty Features

Joel Ronkin Steps Down at Elizabeth Arden

He left to accept a chief executive officer post at a personal care company in South Florida.

clock November 17, 2015Molly Prior

Bart Becht

Human Resources

Coty’s Bart Becht Aims for One of Beauty’s Biggest Mergers

He is on a mission to orchestrate one of the biggest mergers in beauty history.

clock November 15, 2015Pete Born and Molly Prior


Estée Lauder Looks Back on 20 Years as a Public Company

Beauty firm looks back on 20 years at annual meeting.

clock November 12, 2015Molly Prior

Color Cosmetics

Alliance Consumer Growth Takes a Stake in Nudestix

Private equity firm is said to have taken a 30 percent stake in the fledgling company.

clock November 12, 2015Molly Prior

Bart Becht

Beauty Features

Coty Tackles Its Own Transformation

A $1 billion deal is struck with Brazil’s Hypermarcas and the corporate structure is reorganized into three divisions run by presidents recruited from outside Coty. That’s week one.

clock November 5, 2015Molly Prior

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