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  • Cosmetics
    Premi Beauty Opens New Offices, Hosts DROM Event

    Premi Beauty Opens New Offices, Hosts DROM Event

    Premi Beauty announced the opening of its new offices in Los Angeles, in February, and hosted an event featuring a presentation by DROM fragrances. The team from DROM presented upcoming trends in the fine fragrance sector, with a focus on new gener…
    04.30.18

  • Cosmetics
    Natural and Organic Products Remain on a Growth Path

    Natural and Organic Products Remain on a Growth Path

    The strong demand for natural and organic personal care products continues. According to a market study released by Technavio, the global market is projected to grow to $17.63 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of nearly 10% over the forecast period. This…
    04.30.18

  • Eco-friendly | Sustainable Pkg/Practices
    L’Oréal USA Plans to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2019

    L’Oréal USA Plans to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2019

    L’Oréal USA has announced plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities with a financially sustainable approach that could potentially serve as a model to support new renewabl…
    04.30.18

  • Eco-friendly | Sustainable Pkg/Practices
    Kao Puts an Emphasis on ‘RecyCreation’

    Kao Puts an Emphasis on ‘RecyCreation’

    In a commitment to address social issues connected with the environment, Kao has created an initiative to avoid throwing products away after use. The company has been working with residents of local communities to collect used refill packs and recycl…
    04.30.18

  • Flexibles | Labels | Printing/Decorating

    Overnight Labels Introduces Website Makeover

    Full-service label and flexible packaging printing company, Overnight Labels (ONL), has revised and updated their website: www.overnightlabels.com. The modern, enhanced design helps visitors better understand the intricacies of custom labels, shrink…
    04.30.18

  • Fragrances
    PHLUR Closes $6 Million Financing Deal

    PHLUR Closes $6 Million Financing Deal

    How to successfully sell fragrance online has been a dilemma for some. But Austin-based startup PHLUR has succeeded, announcing the first closing of its Series A, targeting a total of $6 million in financing. The round is led by Symrise in its first-…
    04.30.18

  • The Autajon Group Acquires Thoro Packaging in the U.S.

    The French group AUTAJON has announced that the Californian company, Thoro, has joined its packaging division. Located in Corona, near Los Angeles, Thoro specializes in folding cartons and displays in solid board, and produces packaging for cosmetics…
    04.30.18

  • PAI Partners Completes Acquisition of Albéa

    PAI Partners, a pan-European private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Albéa. François Luscan, CEO of Albéa, commented: “This is the start of a new era for Albéa. With PAI, we are opening another excit…
    04.30.18

  • Transparent Container Earns UL Certification

    Transparent Container has earned the UL Certification, and is now an authorized printer for UL Certification Marks. According to the company, “Brand and product teams invest significant effort in earning their UL Certification, and they should…
    04.30.18

  • MAC Moves Forward in a Digital, Global World

    MAC Moves Forward in a Digital, Global World

    The 20-year-old phenomenon of Color Cosmetics, MAC, is taking a giant step forward, revitalizing itself in a global, digital environment. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) has announced that Karen Buglisi Weiler, global brand president, MA…
    04.30.18

  • Fragrances
    The Fragrance Foundation to Honor Olivier Cresp

    The Fragrance Foundation to Honor Olivier Cresp

    The Fragrance Foundation has announced that Olivier Cresp, master perfumer of Firmenich, will be the 2018 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award. Cresp will be honored by the fragrance industry at The Fragrance Foundation Awards gala on…
    04.30.18

  • Sold! World Wide Packaging

    Sold! World Wide Packaging

    Bain Capital Private Equity has announced the acquisition of World Wide Packaging LLC, a leading provider of cosmetic packaging components, plastic tubes, and formulation/filling technologies. The senior management team at World Wide Packaging will r…
    04.30.18

  • Trends in Global Cosmetic Packaging Market Predict an Upswing

    Trends in Global Cosmetic Packaging Market Predict an Upswing

    A recent report from Research and Markets shows that the global cosmetic packaging market was valued at $24.86 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach a value of $31.75 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.16% over the forecast period, 2018-2023. Dat…
    04.30.18

  • Eco Packaging: The Next Frontier for Indies?

    As Millennial and Gen-Z consumers express increased concern for the Earth’s fragility, and for the effects of potential materials waste, an eco-consciousness held by many of today’s Indie brands is driving packaging choices in the beauty…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 04.30.18

  • MakeUp in Paris Gets Set for June 21-22

    MakeUp in Paris Gets Set for June 21-22

    The 9th edition promises 130 exhibitors from the formula, packaging and accessories industry.
    04.30.18

  • Cosmetics | Package Development | Skin Care/Sun Care
    A Renewed Interest and Upswing in J-Beauty

    A Renewed Interest and Upswing in J-Beauty

    The Japanese approach of time-tested, high-quality products, gentle skincare and softer makeup is resurfacing.
    Karen Young , CEO & founder of The Young Group 04.30.18

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

    April K. Anslinger has joined The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) as senior vice president/general manager, Aveda–North America, reporting directly to Chris Good, president, North America, with a matrix reporting line to Barbara De Lae…
    04.30.18

  • Eco-friendly | Sustainable Pkg/Practices
    How Green Is Your Packaging?

    How Green Is Your Packaging?

    Consumers increasingly demand an ethical stance from beauty brands, and the latest focus is on product packaging.
    Regina Haydon, Global Food & Drink Analyst, Mintel 04.30.18

  • Cartons/Boxes | Paper/Board
    Metsä Board’s Arrow Box Holds a Surprise

    Metsä Board’s Arrow Box Holds a Surprise

    The Arrow Box is a unique e-commerce box made of Metsä Board’s white kraftliners and developed in partnership with PrintCity. The outside of the box is printed brown with the text in white. The surprise is inside, and not just with the pro…
    04.30.18

  • Applicators | Brush Fibers | Cosmetics
    Cosmogen Provides Magnetic Brush Set for Sephora

    Cosmogen Provides Magnetic Brush Set for Sephora

    Cosmogen has manufactured a set of magnetic brushes for full-face makeup application, for Sephora. The set was designed to keep the six brushes orderly thanks to a magnetic frame, which also doubles as an ideal place to store brushes, for fast drying…
    04.30.18