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  • April 19, 2021
    L’Oréal hails ‘strong’ first quarter with sales up 10.2...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. The French beauty giant saw...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Sally Beauty to roll out new hair colors
    THE WHAT? Sally Beauty is going big on color. The omni channel hair color retailer is set to add...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Avon debuts on TikTok with #LiftLockPop challenge
    THE WHAT? As part of its ongoing digital transformation journey, Natura &Co-owned Avon has made its debut on TikTok. THE...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Guangzhou to build beauty-focused industrial park
    THE WHAT? China’s Guangzhou has broken ground on a 10.22 sq km Beauty and Healthcare Industrial Park, according to...
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  • April 19, 2021
    Amyris bets on AI with acquisition of Beauty Labs
    THE WHAT? Amyris has announced that it has agreed to acquire Beauty Labs International. Terms of the deal have...
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  • April 18, 2021
    INOLEX: Supernatural Shimmer Highlighting Stick
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Dates fixed for WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference
    The WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place from 30 November to 3 December 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland,...
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  • April 16, 2021
    The Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in clean beauty...
    THE WHAT? Global investment firm The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in clean beauty brand Beautycounter from...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Kamal Osman Jamjoom acquires The Body Shop Stores (UAE)
    THE WHAT? Retail group Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group has acquired The Body Shop Stores (UAE), the exclusive distributor of...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Interparfums SA completes acquisition of future headquarters in Paris
    THE WHAT? Interparums SA has announced the completed acquisition of 10 rue de Solférino in the 7th arrondissement of...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Gucci Beauty launches Rouge de Beauté Snapchat lens
    THE WHAT? Gucci Beauty has launched a Snapchat lens to promote its new Rouge De Beauté Brillant hybrid lipstick. THE...
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  • April 16, 2021
    Dolce & Gabbana beauty opens first beauty boutique in...
    THE WHAT? Dolce & Gabbana has launched its first DG Beauty store in Singapore, located at ION Orchard. THE DETAILS...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Virtual seminar to explore TRIPS and trade in knowledge
    The WTO is organizing a virtual seminar on 20 April 2021 to explore the burgeoning trade in knowledge within...
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  • April 15, 2021
    2021 Model WTO initiative focuses on trade and health
    Close to 60 students from around the world successfully concluded on 15 April the 24th edition of Model WTO,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Workshop on Information Technology Agreement to be held in...
    A WTO workshop to discuss developments in information and communications technology (ICT) will take place on 16 September in...
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  • April 15, 2021
    LVMH reports bolstered Q1 results; capitalizes on demand for...
    THE WHAT? LVMH has reported a ‘good start to the year’, recording revenue at €14 billion for Q1 2021,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Pai Skincare secures £6.4 million in Series B investment...
    THE WHAT? Pai Skincare has secured £6.4 million in a Series B investment round, led by Famille C Venture,...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Innisfree accused of greenwashing over paper bottle claim
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific-owned Innisfree has been called out over greenwashing following the discovery that a product labelled a ‘paper...
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  • April 15, 2021
    The Body Shop continues sustainability drive with relaunch of...
    THE WHAT? The Body Shop is set to relaunch its body butters with new ingredients and sustainable packaging. THE...
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  • April 15, 2021
    Glossier names former L’Oréal exec Kleo Mack as new...
    THE WHAT? Glossier has named former L’Oréal executive Kleo Mack as its new Vice President of Brand, effective 19th...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Chair Summary following “COVID-19 and Vaccine Equity: What Can...
    DG Okonjo-Iweala provided this summary at the end of the event.All copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics...
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  • April 14, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala calls for follow-up action after WTO vaccine...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today (14 April) called on WTO members, vaccine manufacturers and international organizations to act to address...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Participants in talks on services domestic regulation share implementation...
    At a virtual meeting held on 14 April 2021, WTO members participating in the negotiations on services domestic regulation...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Tonga
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of Tonga takes place on 14 and 16 April 2021....
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  • April 14, 2021
    The next P&G? Honest Co files for IPO as...
    THE WHAT? Jessica Alba’s CPG company, The Honest Company has filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement with the United...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Unilever’s Lifebuoy partners with England Cricket
    THE WHAT? Unilever-owned Lifebuoy has announced a multi-year partnership with England cricket ahead of the new season. The deal...
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  • April 14, 2021
    New L’Oréal facility in New Jersey gets green light
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has received planning permission to construct a research and development hub in Clark, New Jersey, according...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Procter & Gamble rumored to have worked with Chinese...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble is said to have worked with a group of Chinese tech firms and trade...
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  • April 14, 2021
    Henkel announces new Board Member as Schwarzler steps down
    THE WHAT? Henkel has announced that Wolfgang König, currently Category President Kellogg North America, will join its Henkel Management...
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  • April 13, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Equitable vaccine access key to sustained recovery...
    In meetings in Washington, D.C. last week, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO Director-General, made the case that equitable worldwide access...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Target pledges to spend more than US$2 billion with...
    THE WHAT? Target has announced that it will spend more than US$2 billion with Black-owned businesses by the end...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Unilever to partner with Universities of Liverpool and Oxford...
    THE WHAT? UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced nine innovative business-led research partnerships to develop new technologies, backed...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Aekung department store to produce bespoke beauty
    THE WHAT? AK Plaza, the department store unit of K-beauty giant Aekung, has unveiled a prototype store that will...
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  • April 13, 2021
    Revlon lenders petition judge to release frozen funds
    THE WHAT? The Revlon lenders battling with Citigroup to retain some US$500 million paid over in error have argued...
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  • April 13, 2021
    The Estee Lauder Companies announces retirement of EVP, Global...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced the planned retirement of Alexandra Trower, Executive Vice President, Global Communications,...
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  • April 12, 2021
    WTO launches call for proposals for 2021 Public Forum
    The WTO has issued a call for proposals for this year’s Public Forum, whose theme is “Trade beyond COVID-19:...
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  • April 12, 2021
    DG calls on WTO members to narrow remaining gaps...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 12 April urged heads of WTO delegations to stay engaged in the fisheries subsidies negotiations...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Negotiating Group on Rules — Fisheries Subsidies: Plenary meeting...
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • April 12, 2021
    Inolex: Split End Repair Cream
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Beiersdorf Q1: sales up 6.3 percent thanks to tesa...
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021. The German manufacturer of Nivea...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Sally Beauty to stock all four Cultivate Cohort brands
    THE WHAT? Sally Beauty has announced that all four brands selected for its accelerator program, Cultivate, will be stocked...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Shu Uemura to open global flagship in Tokyo
    THE WHAT? Shu Uemura is preparing to unveil a global flagship in Tokyo, Japan. The store will boast a...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Forsythe Cosmetics President charged for violating Iran sanctions
    THE WHAT? The President of Forsythe Cosmetics Group, Michael Rose has been charged for his supposed involvement in a...
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  • April 12, 2021
    Amyris names Reese Witherspoon Global Brand Ambassador for Biossance
    THE WHAT? Amyris has announced a five-year partnership with Reese Witherspoon as Global Brand Ambassador for its Biossance brand. THE...
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  • April 10, 2021
    Menopause: too little information
    By 2025, there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause globally Yet this universal female experience, that challenges both...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Calling young professionals: the WTO wants you!
    Wanted: Young, dynamic, hard-working individuals with an interest in trade and a yearning for learning to work at...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Kim Kardashian to follow in footsteps of Kylie Jenner...
    THE WHAT? Kim Kardashian is set to follow in the footsteps of her younger sister Kylie Jenner, with the...
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  • April 9, 2021
    e.l.f. Cosmetics joins forces with Jen Atkin on new...
    THE WHAT? e.l.f. Cosmetics has joined forces with haircare expert and Ouai Founder Jen Atkin on the new e.l.f....
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  • April 9, 2021
    Afterpay launches ‘top-up’ program to promote sustainable shopping
    THE WHAT? Buy now, pay later provider Afterpay has launched a top-up program that allows customers to donate $1...
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  • April 9, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies joins the Global Shea Alliance
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has joined the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) to ‘further embed inclusivity and...
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  • April 9, 2021
    Jackson Yee appointed Global Make-Up and Skincare Ambassador for...
    THE WHAT? Jackson Yee has been appointed as the Global Make-up and Skincare Ambassador for Armani Beauty. THE DETAILS...
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  • April 8, 2021
    ITP Media introduces print magazines Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire...
    THE WHAT? ITP Media has launched Harper’s Bazaar Saudi and Esquire Saudi in Saudi Arabia, with permission from Saudi...
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  • April 8, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies winds down Rodin Olio Lusso...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies has announced it is to wind down operations of skin care brand Rodin...
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  • April 8, 2021
    APHA launches resource to standardize hemp terminology
    THE WHAT? The American Herbal Products Association (APHA) has published a Hemp Lexicon in order to standardize the terminology...
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  • April 8, 2021
    Maybelline awards Australian creative account to McCann and Hero
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Maybelline has named McCann and independent network Hero as its Australian digital partners, according to a...
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  • April 8, 2021
    Megan Thee Stallion unveiled as face of new Revlon...
    THE WHAT? Megan Thee Stallion has been announced as the face of Revlon’s new fragrance Reign On....
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  • April 7, 2021
    It’s on us: Dove incentivises other brands to make...
    THE WHAT? Dove is offering to pay its models to appear in advertisements for other brands in a bid...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Maybelline names K-pop’s ITZY as global spokesmodels
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Maybelline New York has announced K-pop band ITZY as its newest global spokesmodels and the first-ever...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Revolution launches global hunt for the next big TikTok...
    THE WHAT? Makeup Revolution and TikTok have joined forces to launch a global hunt to find the best beauty...
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  • April 7, 2021
    US$10 million Japanese factory complex to be built in...
    THE WHAT? The Chairman of the Egyptian-Japanese Business Council, Ibrahim Al-Arabi has announced that Japanese cosmetics firm Saraya is...
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  • April 7, 2021
    Colgate-Palmolive teams up with Philips on LATAM electric toothbrush...
    THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive and Philips have announced a long-term collaboration to bring the oral care benefits of electric toothbrushes...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Qatar
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Qatar takes place on 6 and 8 April 2021....
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  • April 6, 2021
    Now Neutrogena debuts its own Studio
    THE WHAT? Neutrogena has launched its own studio, according to a report published by Media Post. The Johnson &...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Reckitt expands gender pay gap reporting
    THE WHAT? Reckitt has published its most comprehensive gender pay report to date, providing data for 10 of its...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Screen face: Shiseido discovers impact of digital fatigue on...
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has revealed that excessive use of digital devices can not only cause mental and physical fatigue...
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  • April 6, 2021
    Meghan Markle invests in Clevr Blends
    THE WHAT? Wellness start-up Clevr Blends has welcomed a high-profile investor on board, according to a report published by...
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  • April 6, 2021
    L’Oréal prevails in Olaplex appeal
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has prevailed in the latest instalment of its ongoing battle with Olaplex. The US Court of...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Henkel: we expect ‘very strong’ sales growth in Q1...
    THE WHAT? Henkel has announced that it expects a strong start into fiscal 2021 with organic sales growth of...
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  • April 5, 2021
    China to usher in sweeping ban on CBD beauty
    THE WHAT? China is set to ban the use of cannabis and its extracts in beauty products, according to...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Unilever HQ gets council greenlight
    THE WHAT? Unilever’s proposed new headquarters is one step closer to fruition after plans were given the go-ahead by...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Crayola teams up with MOB Beauty to develop inclusive...
    THE WHAT? Crayon specialist Crayola marked Canada’s National Crayon Day this year with the launch of 24 specially formulated...
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  • April 5, 2021
    Investment in wellness continues apace as Cornell-led investors buy...
    THE WHAT? Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness (INW) and Cornell Capital have announced that a group of investors led...
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  • April 4, 2021
    Inolex – UnVisible Sunscreen SPF 35
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • April 2, 2021
    The World After – Exit International Uniform
    We are all waiting for the big party after months of darkness and loneliness. Most of us are fed...
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  • April 2, 2021
    P&G ramps up opportunities for Black creators as it...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has announced the creation of a new platform, named Widen the Screen’, that enables...
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  • April 2, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris launches Stand Up campaign to raise awareness...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has launched its Stand UP campaign in a bid to raise awareness about street harassment...
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  • April 2, 2021
    Drew Barrymore enters publishing space with new lifestyle magazine...
    THE WHAT? Actress Drew Barrymore is set to launch a new lifestyle magazine with Bauer Media Group, with the...
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  • April 2, 2021
    DSM acquires flavour & fragrance business from Amyris
    THE WHAT? DSM has acquired the flavors and fragrance portfolio from health and beauty biotech company Amyris. THE DETAILS...
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  • April 2, 2021
    Elemis strengthens leadership team; promotes Marc Gallagher to Chief...
    THE WHAT? Elemis has announced key changes to its leadership team, having promoted former SVP Global Brand and Digital...
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  • April 1, 2021
    France contributes approximately EUR 6 million to help developing...
    France is donating approximately EUR 6 million to finance WTO technical assistance programmes for developing countries and least-developed countries...
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  • April 1, 2021
    WTO hosts Virtual Course on Trade and Public Health...
    WTO member and observer governments are invited to submit candidates for the 2021 Virtual Course on Trade and Public...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Kao removes the word ‘whitening’ from all products
    THE WHAT? Japanese beauty brand Kao has removed words such as ‘whitening’ and ‘lightening’ from its product as a...
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  • April 1, 2021
    UK government called to introduce Arrivals duty free shops...
    THE WHAT? A group of more than 60 MPs and peers are calling on the UK government to introduce...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Yoma Wellness acquires cannabinoid manufacturer Socati Corp
    THE WHAT? Yoma Wellness has announced the acquisition of U.S. based cannabinoid ingredients and consumer products manufacturer, Socati Corp....
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  • April 1, 2021
    Amorepacific’s HERA launches signature Rouge Holic range onto Amazon...
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific-owned HERA is launching its Rouge Holic brand onto Amazon U.S. THE DETAILS The launch is being promoted...
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  • April 1, 2021
    Mary Kay appoints Wendy Wang as President for Asia...
    THE WHAT? Mary Kay has appointed Wendy Wang as President of the Asia Pacific region. THE DETAILS As part of...
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  • March 31, 2021
    ReThink – CBD Beauty
    With wellness at the top of consumers mind in a post-Covid world, CBD Beauty’s global growth potential is likely...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Trade forecast press conference
    Remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • March 31, 2021
    World trade primed for strong but uneven recovery after...
    Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Sunday II Sunday closes US$4.2 million Series A round
    THE WHAT? Infinite Looks has announced that its Sunday II Sunday brand has closed a US$4.2 million Series A...
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  • March 31, 2021
    LG Chem hails ‘unprecedented’ ESG model in partnership with...
    THE WHAT? LG Chem has teamed up with Korean start-up Innerbottle to set up an eco-platform that fully recycles...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Nu Skin Enterprises sees 125 percent shares surge: here’s...
    THE WHAT? Nu Skin Enterprises has seen its shares swell 125.1 percent in the past year, according to a...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Dufry scores two new concession contracts at Brazil airport
    THE WHAT? Dufry has been awarded two new concession contracts at Salgado Filho International Airport, Porto Alegre, Brazil. THE DETAILS...
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  • March 31, 2021
    Dior Beauty names Christian Serratos US brand ambassador
    THE WHAT? LVMH-owned Dior Beauty has named Christian Serratos as Brand Ambassador for the US market, according to a...
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  • March 30, 2021
    WTO members discuss measures to tackle climate change and...
    WTO members discussed the trade-related aspects of the European Green Deal and heard presentations from several developing countries on...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Director-General urges WTO members to deliver concrete results this...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members to deliver concrete results that promote the WTO’s founding objectives: using trade...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Global Trade and Blockchain Forum 2021
    Remarks by DDG YiAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • March 30, 2021
    Blockchain forum looks at how to accelerate digitalization to...
    The 2021 Global Trade and Blockchain Forum held on 30 March brought together policy-makers, trade officials and business representatives...
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  • March 30, 2021
    COVID-19 concerns continue to overshadow WTO farm trade discussions
    Concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on farm trade and farm policies continued to overshadow the work...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Palmolive launches 100 percent PCR plastic bottle for dish...
    THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive is set to save some 5,200 tons of plastic a year out of landfills in the...
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  • March 30, 2021
    P&G’s SK-II launches film studio division
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned SK-II has announced the launch of SK-II Studio, a film studio division and content hub dedicated...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Avon to launch in Kenya
    THE WHAT? Avon is on a mission to expand its African footprint, according to a report published by CAJ...
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  • March 30, 2021
    New York on brink of decriminalizing marijuana; state to...
    THE WHAT? New York State is set to greenlight the recreational use of marijuana, according to a report published...
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  • March 30, 2021
    Encore Consumer Capital invests in Love Wellness
    THE WHAT? Private equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has announced that it has completed an investment in Olgilvie Brands,...
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  • March 29, 2021
    WTO committee explores initiatives to increase developing countries’ trading...
    Special and differential treatment for developing countries, and particularly for least-developed countries (LDCs), featured in WTO members’ discussions at...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Sudan, WTO host Round Table with development partners to...
    The Government of Sudan and the WTO Secretariat organised a Round Table with WTO members and development partners on...
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  • March 29, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: Action on trade can help alleviate debt...
    Speaking at a High-Level Meeting with Heads of State and Government on the International Debt Architecture and Liquidity on...
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  • March 29, 2021
    2021 Public Forum theme to be “Trade beyond COVID-19:...
    The WTO’s 2021 Public Forum, to be held from 28 to 30 September, will look at the effects of...
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  • March 29, 2021
    WTO-ECOWAS workshop addresses health, intellectual property and trade policy-making
    The WTO and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission jointly organized a three-day virtual workshop on...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution kicks off again
    The Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade took place on 29 March 2021 and focused...
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  • March 29, 2021
    L’Oréal invests in environmental tech start-up Gjosa
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced that it has made a minority investment in Swiss environmental tech start-up Gjosa via...
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  • March 29, 2021
    Unilever forms JV with Seri Industrial
    THE WHAT? Seri Industrial subsidiary, Seri Plast has announced that it has formed a Joint Venture with Unilever. THE DETAILS...
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  • March 29, 2021
    French circular beauty supplier Hub.cycle raises €1.5 million in...
    THE WHAT? French by product beauty supplier Hub.cycle has raised €1.5 million in a Series A funding round led...
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  • March 29, 2021
    H&M, Burberry face ire in China over Xinjiang cotton...
    THE WHAT? H&M and Burberry are among a number of western brands facing boycotts in China over their stance...
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  • March 29, 2021
    RB announces rebrand as Reckitt
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser has announced that it has rebranded as Reckitt. The redevelopment of the corporate identity was...
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  • March 28, 2021
    Inolex -Nourishing Oil Hair Spray
    Listen to Lindsay Lord, Application Scientist at INOLEX and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss how...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Training course on trade in services for acceding governments...
    The second training course on trade in services for WTO acceding governments took place virtually from 15 to 26...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Members discuss SPS Ministerial Declaration, address large number of...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures on 25-26 March, WTO members discussed a...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Lancôme launches global sustainability program
    THE WHAT? Lancôme has launched its first global sustainability program, named Caring Together for a Happier Tomorrow, with a...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Ralph Lauren reduces water waste with new dying process
    THE WHAT? Ralph Lauren is changing the way it dyes its clothes in order to drastically reduce its water...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Qatar Airways partners with luxury fragrance brand Diptyque
    THE WHAT? Qatar Airways has announced a partnership with Diptyque, with the fragrance brand supplying a new line of...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Dior’s launches refillable alternative for Sauvage fragrance
    THE WHAT? Dior has launched a refillable alternative for its masculine Sauvage fragrance, according to a report by Unreserved...
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  • March 26, 2021
    Shu Uemura withdraws from Korean market
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Shu Uemura has withdrawn from Korea after 16 years, the company has announced. THE DETAILS The...
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  • March 25, 2021
    WTO concludes online Regional Trade Policy Course for Arab...
    The WTO’s second online Regional Trade Policy Course concluded on 25 March, with 16 government officials from nine Arab...
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  • March 25, 2021
    WTO launches Trade for Peace Network in support of...
    On 25 March, the Trade for Peace Network was launched at a meeting attended by ambassadors from WTO members...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Cartier parent company shares rise following Kering merger rejection
    THE WHAT? Shares in Cartier parent company Richemont have risen this week following reports it rejected a merger offer...
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  • March 25, 2021
    L’Oréal Hong Kong launches recycling programme for 13 beauty...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Hong Kong has announced a new recycling program for 13 of its beauty brands, starting at...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Unilever North America invests $15 million in recycling initiative...
    THE WHAT? Unilever North America has invested $15 million in the Closed Loop Partners’ Leadership Fund in a bid...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Maybelline New York announces Storm Reid as Global Spokesperson
    THE WHAT? Maybelline New York has announced Storm Reid as its new Global Spokesperson. THE DETAILS The Actress and...
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  • March 25, 2021
    Sally Beauty appoints Kim McIntosh Group Vice President, Controller...
    THE WHAT? Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed Kim McIntosh as Group Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer. THE DETAILS...
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  • March 24, 2021
    WTO and Enhanced Integrated Framework announce winner of photo...
    The WTO and the Enhanced Integrated Framework EIF announced today (24 March) the winner of the “Trading during the...
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  • March 24, 2021
    WTO holds online discussion on trade issues in Arab...
    Key trade negotiators, decision makers and private sector representatives from Arab and Middle Eastern countries discussed contemporary trade policy...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Dove Men+Care challenges stereotypes with March madness campaign
    THE WHAT? Unilever-owned Dove Men+Care is hoping to encourage white men to see Black men as multidimensional after research...
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  • March 24, 2021
    L Brands to welcome two new Board members as...
    THE WHAT? L Brands has announced the appointment of two new members of its Board; Francis Hondel, President of...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Dior collaborates with top chef to create scent-inspired menu
    THE WHAT? Dior has teamed up with Portuguese chef Jose Avillez to put together a multi-sensory menu inspired by...
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  • March 24, 2021
    Good skin equals a good impression, Shiseido research reveals
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has revealed the results of a joint research project with the National Institute of Information and...
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  • March 24, 2021
    P&G to face class action suit over charcoal toothpaste...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble-owned Crest could be called upon to defend itself in a class action lawsuit, bought...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Aid for Trade Stocktaking Event
    Remarks by DG Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • March 23, 2021
    Post-COVID-19 recovery must not leave anyone behind — DG...
    WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, joined by five heads of international organizations, stressed the need to keep global trade flows...
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  • March 23, 2021
    New WTO report examines ways of increasing Africa’s trading...
    African economies have been hit hard by the downturn in global trade triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Finland gives EUR 2 milion to EIF to help...
    The government of Finland has provided EUR 2 million to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for 2021-2022 to help...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Clarins names new USA GM as Boilard-Paul departs
    THE WHAT? Clarins has announced that Danyelle Boilard-Paul, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Clarins USA is leaving...
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  • March 23, 2021
    AS Watson unveils its Social Purpose and 2030 Sustainability...
    THE WHAT? AS Watson Group and its 13 global retail and manufacturing brands have announced the launch of a...
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  • March 23, 2021
    L’Oréal Canada appeals to start-ups with open innovation challenge
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Canada has partnered with Bonjour Startup Montreal to launch an open innovation challenge with which it...
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  • March 23, 2021
    Smart Hemp poised to expand prior to IPO
    THE WHAT? Russian hemp cultivator, Smart Hemp, is set to embark on an aggressive expansion policy, expanding domestic production...
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  • March 23, 2021
    P&G’s Charmin debuts collectible cryptocurrency digital art
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned Charmin has released its non-fungible token (NFT) crypto collection – three original pieces of digital TP...
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  • March 22, 2021
    WTO members consider EU-Singapore, Peru-Australia trade agreements
    WTO members considered the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore and the Free Trade Agreement between...
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  • March 22, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala continues outreach to members with Ottawa Group...
    As part of her outreach to WTO members aimed at encouraging results-oriented compromises in ongoing negotiations, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Chanel launches Global Culture Fund
    THE WHAT? Chanel has announced the launch of a new fund designed to support ‘cultural innovators’. The global program...
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  • March 22, 2021
    BASF invests in biotech start-up Bota Bio
    THE WHAT? BASF Venture Capital has announced that it has invested in Bota Biosciences. The Chinese industrial synthetic biotech...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Amway announces sweeping job cuts
    THE WHAT? Amway has announced that it is to cut around 6 percent of its global workforce, approximately 900...
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  • March 22, 2021
    Tmall leaps into intellectual property domain with IPmart launch
    THE WHAT? Alibaba-owned Tmall has launched an intellectual property trading property, dubbed IPmart, designed to help China’s emerging creators...
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  • March 22, 2021
    MAC to reduce NY footprint by 10,000 sq ft...
    THE WHAT? Lauder-owned MAC has hired Cushman & Wakefield to help it sublease four of its New York City...
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  • March 21, 2021
    Univar Solutions – The Essentials Heroes ‘Energize Hair Mask
    Listen to Lisa-Laure Dunoyer Morali, laboratory technical manager EMEA at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global...
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  • March 19, 2021
    WTO members hold March cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings
    In the week-long cluster of meetings of the Negotiating Group on Rules held from 15 to 19 March, WTO...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • March 19, 2021
    United States appeals panel report regarding US duties on...
    The United States notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 19 March of its decision to appeal the panel report...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Shiseido calls time on Waso brand in Japan
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced it is to pull the youth-focussed Waso brand from the Japanese market, according to...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Colgate-Palmolive focuses on wellness with new Co. by Colgate...
    THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive is focusing on wellness with the launch of its new Co. by Colgate collection, with is...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Share prices of Thai cosmetic firms jump as cannabis...
    THE WHAT? Share prices of Thai consumer firms have jumped following the government decision to allow the use of...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Flexible payment provider Clearpay launches in Southern Europe
    THE WHAT? Flexible payment provider Clearpay has launched into Southern Europe, and is now in merchants across Spain and...
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  • March 19, 2021
    Inolex promotes Lisa Gandolfi to Vice President Marketing
    THE WHAT? Inolex has announced the promotion of Lisa Gandolfi to Vice President Marketing. THE DETAILS Gandolfi takes on the...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Estée Lauder expands partnership with QVC with livestream video...
    THE WHAT? Estée Lauder has expanded its partnership with QVC and is now featured across all of the shopping...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Wella Company announces digital global We Create event
    THE WHAT? Wella Company has announced its first global ‘We Create’ digital event, which will be an agenda of...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Yatsen revenues soar 72.6 percent in 2020
    THE WHAT? Chinese beauty company Yatsen has reported full year 2020 results, with net revenues up by 72.6 percent...
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  • March 18, 2021
    Virginia approves law banning sale of newly animal-tested products
    THE WHAT? Virginia has signed the Virginia Humane Cosmetics Act into law, which will prohibit the sale of newly...
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  • March 18, 2021
    B2B e-commerce platform NuOrder raises $45 million investment; Net-a-Porter...
    THE WHAT? NuOrder, a B2B e-commerce platform, has raised $45 million in an investment round led by Net-a-Porter Founder...
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  • March 17, 2021
    DDG Wolff: Africa is a priority for the WTO
    Speaking at a meeting of the Informal Working Party on the Accession of Sudan on 17 March, Deputy Director-General...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Director-General concludes successful official visit to Nigeria
    On the final day of her three-day visit to Nigeria, Director-General Okonjo-Iweala met with women entrepreneurs and representatives of...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Mongolia
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Mongolia takes place on 17 and 19 March 2021....
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  • March 17, 2021
    Ulta Beauty pulls Teen Vogue ads after anti-Asian tweets
    THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has pressed pause on ad bookings with Teen Vogue after it emerged that the Conde...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Juicy Chemistry raises US$6.3 million in Series A funding...
    THE WHAT? Juicy Chemistry has raised some US$6.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Verlinvest, according...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Hailey Bieber launches beauty YouTube channel
    THE WHAT? Hailey Bieber is set to star in her own YouTube series. The model and media personality has...
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  • March 17, 2021
    Gin for your skin: Full Circle debuts new upcycled...
    THE WHAT? Circular beauty ingredients supplier Full Circle has teamed up with zero waste brewer and distiller Adnams to...
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  • March 17, 2021
    American Securities to acquire Conair Corporation
    THE WHAT? Conair Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Co-convenors of e-commerce negotiations: We are heartened by progress...
    At a meeting on e-commerce negotiations on 16 March, co-convenor George Mina (Australia) reminded participating members of their target...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Revlon Q4 2020: Perelman hails ‘positive developments’ despite 10.4...
    THE WHAT? Revlon CEO Debra Perelman said that the US beauty firm saw ‘positive developments’ in the final quarter...
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  • March 16, 2021
    CVC to offload AR Packaging?
    THE WHAT? CVC is said to be mulling the sale of AR Packaging Holdings, according to a report published...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Coupang completes largest US IPO of the year to...
    THE WHAT? Shares in Seoul-based e-commerce company Coupang started trading last Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange at...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Helen of Troy shares outpace market as leadership brands...
    THE WHAT? Helen of Troy has seen its shares swell 59.2 percent in value over the last year, significantly...
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  • March 16, 2021
    Is Rihanna poised to launch hair care brand?
    THE WHAT? Rihanna’s company, Roraj Trade has filed a trademark application for the term ‘Fenty Hair’ leading to speculation...
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  • March 15, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala makes official visit to Nigeria
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is in Nigeria for her first official trip since taking office at the beginning of March....
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  • March 15, 2021
    Ulta Beauty announces next CEO as 4Q sales drop...
    THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2020. Net...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Citi wreaks revenge on rogue Revlon lenders
    THE WHAT? Citibank is penalising the Revlon lenders refusing to repay sums sent to them in error by blocking...
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  • March 15, 2021
    US, Australia, India and Japan to partner over rare...
    THE WHAT? The US, Australia, India and Japan are in talks over the possibility of partnering over rare earth...
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  • March 15, 2021
    AS Beauty snaps up Mally Beauty
    THE WHAT? AS Beauty has announced the recent acquisition of Mally Beauty, the award-winning cosmetics line founded by celebrity...
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  • March 15, 2021
    Neutrogena names Chloe x Halle brand ambassadors
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson-owned Neutrogena has named Grammy nominated duo Chloe x Halle as its newest brand ambassadors. THE...
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  • March 14, 2021
    Univar Solutions – The Essentials Heroes ‘Illuminate Highlighter serum’
    Listen to Kevin Hedou, technical manager at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Members of Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender...
    Members adopted a 2021 work plan to intensify efforts to increase women’s empowerment through trade at the 26 February...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Perfect Corp partners with Better Natured to launch virtual...
    THE WHAT? Beauty tech provider Perfect Corp has teamed up with Henkel’s DTC hair color brand Better Natured to...
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  • March 12, 2021
    e.l.f. Cosmetics joins forces with Chipotle Mexican Grill to...
    THE WHAT? Cult beauty brand e.l.f. Cosmetics has teamed up with U.S. fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill to...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Ipsy partners with Khloe Kardashian on limited-edition Glam Bag...
    THE WHAT? Subscription beauty brand Ipsy has partnered with reality star Khloe Kardashian on a limited edition Glam Bag...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Amorepacific becomes first Korean beauty company to join RE100
    THE WHAT? Amorepacific has become the first Korean company to join the global RE100 initiative. THE DETAILS The company has...
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  • March 12, 2021
    Gillette announces return of Gaming Alliance
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble-owned Gillette has announced the return of the Gillette Gaming Alliance, which introduces 11 stars,...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Barometer points to services trade rebound in short run,...
    After falling sharply during the global pandemic, world services trade appears to be in a recovery phase, according to...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Members discuss TRIPS waiver, LDC transition period and green...
    Members continued discussions on the role of intellectual property amid a pandemic and how the WTO and other stakeholders...
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  • March 11, 2021
    L’Oréal adopts Green Sciences approach to business
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced that its adopting a ‘Green Sciences’ approach to business and has committed to a...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Loop and Ulta launch sustainable beauty platform
    THE WHAT? U.S. beauty retailer Ulta has expanded its partnership with Loop through the launch of a new website,...
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  • March 11, 2021
    Molton Brown launches new signature dispenser to reduce waste
    THE WHAT? Kao-owned Molton Brown has launched a new signature dispenser that will help reduce waste and excess spending....
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  • March 11, 2021
    Lancôme Travel Retail Asia Pacific partners with China Duty...
    THE WHAT? Lancôme Travel Retail Asia Pacific has teamed up with China Duty Free Group to launch a new...
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  • March 11, 2021
    L’Oréal shakes up leadership team with new executive appointments
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced two new executive appointments, with Omar Hajeri becoming President of the Professional Products division...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Workshop looks at incentives for technology transfer to LDCs...
    A virtual workshop on incentives for technology transfer to least-developed countries (LDCs) under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of...
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  • March 10, 2021
    The Estee Lauder Companies creates Equity and Engagement Center...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that it has established a new Equity and Engagement Center of...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Elizabeth Arden names Sui He Global Brand Ambassador
    THE WHAT? Elizabeth Arden has announced the appointment of supermodel and actor Sui He as Global Brand Ambassador for...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Siemens Energy knocks Beiersdorf out of the DAX index
    THE WHAT? Siemens Energy is set to take Beiersdorf’s place in Germany’s DAX index, according to a report published...
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  • March 10, 2021
    L’Oréal-backed Slick raises £1.2 million in funding round
    THE WHAT? Salon software start-up, Slick has raised some £1.2 million in a funding round, according to a report...
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  • March 10, 2021
    Johnson & Johnson, L’Occitane and Amazon scoop EcoVadis Procurement...
    THE WHAT? EcoVadis has announced the winners of its fifth annual Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards Program. Johnson & Johnson...
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  • March 9, 2021
    Steady progress in the negotiations for an investment facilitation...
    The participants in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development held another negotiating meeting on 8-9...
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  • March 9, 2021
    DG calls on COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to increase production...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 9 March called on COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to do more to ramp up production in...
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  • March 9, 2021
    No more normal: Unilever unveils Positive Beauty mission
    THE WHAT? As part of a new Positive Beauty vision and strategy, Unilever has announced that it will eliminate...
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  • March 9, 2021
    L’Oréal debuts virtual idol for Chinese market
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Group has launched a virtual idol for the Chinese market, according to a report published by...
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  • March 9, 2021
    LVMH tops European Stock Exchange as highest valued company
    THE WHAT? LVMH has seen its stock rise by some 65 percent over the last 10 months bringing its...
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  • March 9, 2021
    P&G launches shampoo refills in UK
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has launched its hotly anticipated refill system across the UK, according to a report...
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  • March 9, 2021
    Natura &Co Q4: revenue up 6.4 percent, profit soars...
    THE WHAT? Natura &Co has reported another quarter of revenue and profit growth. The Brazilian owner of The Body...
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  • March 8, 2021
    2021 WTO International Women’s Day: “Women in Leadership: Achieving...
    Opening remarks by DG Okonjo-IwealaAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • March 8, 2021
    International Women’s Day: Focus on women for a stronger...
    On the occasion of 2021 International Women’s Day on 8 March, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said: “The COVID-19 pandemic...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Univar Solutions – The Essentials Heroes ‘Boost’ skin care...
    Listen to Lisa-Laure Dunoyer Morali, laboratory technical manager EMEA at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Coty partners with LanzaTech on sustainable fragrance production
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to partner with LanzaTech to produce...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Muji to dedicate 30 percent of store footprint to...
    THE WHAT? Muji is preparing to up its grocery aisle to a department, according to a report published by...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Nina Dobrev to front Dior perfume campaign
    THE WHAT? Dior has expanded its relationship with Nina Dobrev, according to a report published by WWD. The Canadian...
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  • March 8, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris doubles prize pot for 2021 Women of...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has announced the call for its 2021 Women of Worth nominations. The applications deadline has...
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  • March 8, 2021
    Qatar Duty Free unveils new Chanel fragrance space
    THE WHAT? Qatar Duty Free has cut the ribbon on a rotonda for Chanel fragrances at Hamad International Airport,...
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  • March 5, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala hits the ground running
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala finished her first week at the WTO by meeting with ambassadors and groups of members for...
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  • March 5, 2021
    First meeting held to advance work on trade and...
    The first meeting of WTO members taking part in a new initiative aimed at advancing work on trade and...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Two internship programmes for developing countries and LDCs get...
    Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah welcomed 36 new interns from developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) at a virtual...
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  • March 5, 2021
    WTO members to hold workshop on preferences for services...
    At a meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on 5 March 2021, WTO members agreed to organize...
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  • March 5, 2021
    The World After – 5 Raw Materials
    5 Raw Materials In the last few decades, the raw material industry was dominated by advanced innovations, high tech, complex...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Chinese beauty start up Yatsen acquires Eve Lom
    THE WHAT? Chinese cosmetics start up company Yatsen has acquired Eve Lom from Manzanita Capital. THE DETAILS As part...
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  • March 5, 2021
    MEDIK8 receives investment from private equity firm Inflexion
    THE WHAT? Medik8 parent company Pangaea Laboratories has received investment from private equity firm Inflexion. THE DETAILS Medik8 is...
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  • March 5, 2021
    IT Cosmetics launches global campaign to inspire confidence in...
    THE WHAT L’Oreal-owned IT Cosmetics has launched its new campaign ‘Go For It’, in a bid to inspire women...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Augustinus Bader reformulates The Rich Cream as vegan
    THE WHAT? Augustinus Bader has reformulated its best-selling The Rich Cream, with the product now fully vegan, according to...
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  • March 5, 2021
    Target profits from pandemic with sales rising 20 percent...
    THE WHAT? U.S. retailer Target has profited from the COVID-19 virus outbreak with FY revenues rising 20 percent, reaching...
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  • March 4, 2021
    DDG Wolff: AfCFTA and WTO can help “knit...
    Regional and multilateral integration through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and WTO membership can help to “knit...
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  • March 4, 2021
    WTO chairpersons for 2021
    The WTO General Council, on 4 March 2021, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Talks on domestic regulation in services focus on disciplines...
    Participants in the talks on domestic regulation in services explored at a virtual meeting on 4 March equivalent disciplines...
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  • March 4, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies issues $600 million of Senior...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced the offering and pricing of $600 million of 1.950 percent...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Instagram calls on fashion, beauty and Black businesses to...
    THE WHAT? Instagram has announced the launch of Live Rooms, which allows up to four users to live stream...
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  • March 4, 2021
    MAC teams up with Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim on...
    THE WHAT? MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Lebanese actress and model Nadine Nassib Njeim to create a new...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Croda acquires French beauty ingredient supplier Alban Muller in...
    THE WHAT? British specialty chemicals company Croda has acquired French beauty ingredient supplier Alban Muller in a €25m deal. THE...
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  • March 4, 2021
    Hindustan Unilever aims to be waste neutral by year...
    THE WHAT? Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has announced that it will achieve 100 percent plastic waste collection in 2020, meaning...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Talks kick off for Brazil’s accession to government procurement...
    Parties to the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) initiated negotiations on 3 March on Brazil’s accession to the GPA at...
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  • March 3, 2021
    WTO members adopt roadmap to review implementation of the...
    The WTO Committee on Trade Facilitation on 3 March adopted a roadmap for the first ever review of progress...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Saudi Arabia
    The third review of the trade policies and practices of Saudi Arabia takes place on 3 and 5 March...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Kiehl’s partners with Gyrl Wonder
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Kiehl’s has announced that it has teamed up with Gyrl Wonder, a cross-cultural mentorship program that...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Estee Lauder names Ana de Armas Global Brand Ambassador
    THE WHAT? Estee Lauder has signed Ana de Armas as its new Global Brand Ambassador. The Golden Globe Award-nominated...
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  • March 3, 2021
    UCO Cosmetics mulls Hong Kong IPO
    THE WHAT? Chinese e-commerce servicing firm, UCO Cosmetics is mulling floating on the Hong Kong stock exchange, according to...
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  • March 3, 2021
    Solvay to cut 500 jobs despite Q4 sales rise
    THE WHAT? Solvay has reported its results for the final quarter and full year 2020. For the full year,...
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  • March 3, 2021
    TikTok to pay out US$92 million over facial recognition...
    THE WHAT? TikTok will pay out some US$92 million to settle a class action suit which claims that the...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Douglas hails record online holiday sales
    THE WHAT? Douglas has announced that its e-commerce sales soared more than 74 percent in the first quarter of...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Lotte Shopping struggles to grow online presence
    THE WHAT? Lotte Shopping’s online shopping platform, Lotte On is struggling to attract repeat visitors to its recently launched...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Bottega Veneta eschews social media; deletes Weibo and disables...
    THE WHAT? Bottega Veneta is taking a step back from social, according to a report published by Bloomberg. The...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Sephora’s US store count to increase by 260 in...
    THE WHAT? In a clear sign that bricks and mortar has plenty of life in it yet, LVMH-owned Sephora...
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  • March 2, 2021
    Johnson & Johnson allows US$3.9 billion to settle talc...
    THE WHAT? Johnson & Johnson has created a pot of US$3.9 million to settle numerous talc suits, according to...
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  • March 1, 2021
    This year holds great promise for WTO and multilateral...
    Speaking at a General Council meeting on 1 March, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff welcomed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her...
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  • March 1, 2021
    DG Okonjo-Iweala: WTO can deliver results if members “accept...
    Addressing the WTO General Council immediately after taking office on 1 March, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala called on members to...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Twelfth Ministerial Conference to take place in Geneva in...
    WTO members have agreed that the organization’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) will take place in the week of 29...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Civil society call for fishing subsidies deal welcomed by...
    Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed civil society’s plea for a successful conclusion to the fisheries subsidies negotiations, illustrated through a...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Lauder calls time on Becca Cosmetics
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies-owned Becca Cosmetics has announced that it will cease to trade from September this...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Avon named one of Philippines’ top employers
    THE WHAT? Avon Philippines has been recognized as a Top Employer by the Top Employer Institute for its employee...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Eucerin launches first medical sunscreen with SPF100
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf-owned Eucerin is expanding its sun protection portfolio with a brand-first – a medical sunscreen said to...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Citigroup seeks court order to freeze Revlon funds
    THE WHAT? Citigroup’s next step in its ongoing battle to recover funds mistakenly paid to Revlon creditors last summer...
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  • March 1, 2021
    Ardagh to merge business with Gores Holdings
    THE WHAT? Ardagh Group has announced that it is set to spin off its metal packaging unit, which will...
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  • February 28, 2021
    Formula Friday: The Sound of Chemistry Podcast Univar Solutions...
    Listen to Kevin Hedou, technical manager at Univar Solutions and Siobhan Murphy Publishing Director at Global Cosmetics News discuss...
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  • February 28, 2021
    PODCAST – ReThink: Travel Retail
    At the beginning of 2020 the travel retail distribution channel represented one-third of revenues for some traditional beauty brands. The...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Members review proposals on improving implementation of Technical Barriers...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) on 23-26 February, WTO members discussed various...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Pandemic power; Reckitt Benckiser reports best ever growth thanks...
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has announced a sales rise of 11.8 percent last year, the strongest in its...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Resale service Reflaunt raises $2.7 million in pre-series A...
    THE WHAT? Resale platform Reflaunt has raised $2.7 million in a pre-series A funding round from luxury investors, led...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Twitter introduces direct message voice note function in India,...
    THE WHAT? Twitter has introduced voice messaging for direct messages, which is being rolled out in stages across India,...
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  • February 26, 2021
    AirAsia Food launches into Singapore; eyes beauty collaborations
    THE WHAT? AirAsia’s delivery service AirAsia Food is set to start operations in Singapore as of next month, with...
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  • February 26, 2021
    Celebrity make-up artist Mohammed Hindash launches beauty brand Hindash...
    THE WHAT? Dubai-based celebrity make-up artist Mohammed Hindash is set to launch his first beauty brand, named Hindash Cosmetics....
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  • February 25, 2021
    DDG Wolff calls on members to work with new...
    Speaking to heads of WTO member delegations on 25 February, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged them to build on...
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  • February 25, 2021
    Estée Lauder Companies acquires majority stake in No Ordinary...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has acquired a majority stake in The Ordinary parent company Deciem in...
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  • February 25, 2021
    L’Oréal launches Modiface virtual try-on tool for Essie brand
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has utilized AR reality developer Modiface to launch a new virtual try-on tool for its Essie...
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  • February 25, 2021
    Tiger Brands predicts H1 profit to rise 20 percent
    THE WHAT? Tiger Brands has stated that it expects H1 headline earnings to rise 20 percent in the six...
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  • February 25, 2021
    Digital agency Filter Coffee Co wins Bioré account
    THE WHAT? Digital agency Filter Coffee Co has won the creative account for Japanese skincare brand Bioré, according to...
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  • February 25, 2021
    IFF appoints Dirk Lauvsen as Master Perfumer
    THE WHAT? Flavors and fragrance company IFF has named Dirk Lauvsen as Master Perfumer. THE DETAILS An industry veteran...
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  • February 24, 2021
    Japan gives CHF 160,000 to help developing countries strengthen...
    Japan has contributed over CHF 160,000 in 2021 to help build the trading capacities of developing countries and least-developed...
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  • February 24, 2021
    WTO members hold February cluster of meetings for fisheries...
    The Negotiating Group on Rules concluded another cluster of fisheries subsidies meetings on 19 February. During the week-long series...
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  • February 24, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris names Nidhi Sunil Global Ambassador
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has announced the appointment of Indian model and actor, Nidhi Sunil, as International Spokesperson. THE DETAILS...
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  • February 24, 2021
    Kohl’s battles to keep activist investors at bay
    THE WHAT? Kohl’s has issued a statement in response to an open letter published by an activist investor group...
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  • February 24, 2021
    Chanel debuts Lipscanner app to help shoppers match a...
    THE WHAT? Chanel has launched an app designed to help shoppers find a lipstick to match any given shade....
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  • February 24, 2021
    AmorePacific furthers sustainable mission with planet-friendly gift set
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has launched an eco-friendly gift set under its Earth & Us brand, according to a report...
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  • February 24, 2021
    MAC names former Revlon executive SVP Global Marketing
    THE WHAT? Lauder-owned MAC has named Aida Moudachirou Rebois as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, effective immediately. THE DETAILS In...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Members discuss TRIPS waiver request, exchange views on IP...
    At a formal meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 23 February 2021,...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Hermes sees sales soar 16 percent in Q4 thanks...
    THE WHAT? Hermes has beaten expectations to deliver sales growth of 16 percent in the final quarter of fiscal...
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  • February 23, 2021
    The Avon Company launches vegan clean skin care line
    THE WHAT? The Avon Company has debuted a vegan clean skin care brand, Farm Rx, according to a report...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Nigeria’s FairMoney has high hopes for Indian expansion
    THE WHAT? Licensed online lender FairMoney is hoping to replicate its success in Nigeria on the Indian market, according...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Kris Jenner to launch skin care line?
    THE WHAT? Kris Jenner could be poised to launch her own skin care line, according to a report published...
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  • February 23, 2021
    Glossier and ELF CEOs join Allbirds Board
    THE WHAT? Californian sneaker brand, Allbirds has announced two high-profile appointments to its board, according to a report published...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Japan supports EIF to help poorest countries recover from...
    Japan has contributed over USD 81,000 (approximately CHF 72,000) to the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) in 2021 to help...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Pakistan appeals panel report regarding duties on BOPP film...
    Pakistan notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 22 February of its decision to appeal the panel report in the...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Programme for Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event now online
    The programme for the Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event to be held from 23 to 25 March was published at a...
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  • February 22, 2021
    New WTO handbook sheds light on the Technical Barriers...
    A new WTO publication, launched on 22 February, provides an overview of the purpose and scope of the WTO...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Panels established to review Indonesian, US trade measures
    WTO members agreed at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 22 February to two requests for...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Walmart reports record Q4 and FY21 revenue
    THE WHAT? Walmart has reported its results for the final quarter of fiscal 2021. The US retailer saw revenue...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Westminster Council unveils regeneration plans for London’s Oxford Street
    THE WHAT? A central London local authority has unveiled plans to reboot one of the capital’s most popular shopping...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Singapore opens COVID-secure meeting facility
    THE WHAT? Singapore has cut the ribbon on a new venue designed to facilitate in-person meetings without upping the...
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  • February 22, 2021
    IFF to sell off microbial controls business?
    THE WHAT? IFF is set to auction off its microbial controls business and food preparation unit, according to a...
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  • February 22, 2021
    Secret unveils fruits of a decade of research, Derma+...
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned Secret has unveiled its first clinical-level sweat and odor protection with skin conditioners and soft-touch applicator,...
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  • February 19, 2021
    P&G’s Old Spice opens first barbershop; doubles as content...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble-owned Old Spice has opened its first barbershop and retail location in Ohio, U.S., with...
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  • February 19, 2021
    Beiersdorf goes digital with launch of personalised skin care...
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has announced the launch of its new digital-first personalised skincare brand, named O.W.N. THE DETAILS Launched...
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  • February 19, 2021
    LVMH Chief Bernard Arnault teams up with ex-UniCredit CEO...
    THE WHAT? LVMH head Bernard Arnault is teaming up with former UniCredit CEO Jean Pierre Mustier to launch a...
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  • February 19, 2021
    Budget Russian retailer Fix Price mulls London and Moscow...
    THE WHAT? Discount Russian retailer Fix Price has stated it is considering listing on the stock markets in London...
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  • February 19, 2021
    Shiseido partners with We Are One Ocean campaign; calls...
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has been announced as an official partner of the We Are One Ocean campaign, which calls...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Goods Barometer signals strong trade rebound but momentum may...
    World merchandise trade volume growth remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2020 after trade rebounded in the third...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Working group on small business reflects on topics for...
    At the first meeting of the year for the Informal Working Group on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), held...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Munroe Bergdorf calls on social media giants to stop...
    THE WHAT? Munroe Bergdorf has spoken out and called for social media giants to go further in their fight...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Beiersdorf FY20 sales fall; expects sales recovery in 2021
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf has reported a FY20 sales decline of 8.2 percent, with the multinational having been adversely affected...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Citibank loses bid to recoup US$900 million mistaken payment...
    THE WHAT? A federal judge has ruled against Citibank recouping the accidental re-payment of a loan to a group...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Poshmark expands into Australia following IPO
    THE WHAT? U.S. fashion and beauty e-tailer Poshmark is expanding its presence into Australia, a move that follows its...
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  • February 18, 2021
    Dettol partners with British Airways to offer products on...
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser’s Dettol brand has teamed up with British Airways (BA) to offer its products on planes...
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  • February 17, 2021
    Gillette launches new sustainable shaving brand Planet Kind
    THE WHAT? P&G-owned Gillette has launched a new shaving and skin care brand, which as its name – Planet...
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  • February 17, 2021
    L’Oréal Paris names Mona Zaki as spokesperson for the...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Paris has announced Mona Zaki as its new spokesperson for the MENA region, according to a...
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  • February 17, 2021
    Indian beauty ad spend forecast to grow 7.6 percent...
    THE WHAT? Advertising spend across the beauty sector is forecast to grow 7.6 percent a year up until 2022,...
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  • February 17, 2021
    AmorePacific signs Memorandum of Understanding with Shoppee
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading e-commerce platform, Shopee to strengthen their regional partnership...
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  • February 17, 2021
    Lancôme Travel Retail teams up with Dufry to open...
    THE WHAT? Lancôme Travel Retail Americas and Dufry have partnered to open the biggest Lancôme flagship in South America. THE...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Statement by the Chair of the General Council
    Appointment of the next Director-GeneralAll copyrights for this article are reserved to Cosmetics design Europe
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  • February 16, 2021
    Garnier names Drew Barrymore as first celebrity Creative Director
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal-owned Garnier has announced that it has signed Drew Barrymore as its first celebrity Creative Director as...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Shiseido unveils strategy for recovery by 2023
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has developed a new medium- to long-term strategy, named WIN 2023 and Beyond, which summarizes its...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Lanxess snaps up Emerald Kalama Chemical; eyes further M&A...
    THE WHAT? Lanxess is accelerating its growth course and has signed a binding agreement to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical...
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  • February 16, 2021
    Conde Nast caught up in rent dispute as publisher...
    THE WHAT? Conde Nast has declined to pay some US$2.4 million in rent for its One World Trade Center...
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  • February 16, 2021
    P&G appoints B Marc Allen to Board of Directors
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has announced the appointment of B. Marc Allen, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of...
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  • February 15, 2021
    History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as Director-General
    WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Myanmar
    The second review of the trade policies and practices of Myanmar takes place on 15 and 17 February 2021....
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  • February 15, 2021
    L’Oréal FY2020: Record online sales accounts for more...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has announced its results for the final quarter and full year of 2020. The French beauty...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Microsoft eyes up potential Pinterest deal
    THE WHAT? Microsoft has approached Pinterest with a view to acquiring the US$51 billion social media site, according to...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Walgreens Boots Alliance launches corporate social responsibility report
    THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced the launch of its At the Heart of Health 2020 Corporate Social...
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  • February 15, 2021
    DFS signs up to Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf Development
    THE WHAT? LVMH-owned DFS has signed on the dotted line to deliver 6,000 sqm of luxury retail floorspace in...
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  • February 15, 2021
    Inolex expands leadership team to focus on manufacturing excellence
    THE WHAT? Inolex has announced a series of new appointments to its leadership team. The cosmetics ingredients supplier has...
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  • February 13, 2021
    The World after: Selling Semi-Finished Products; Patterns & Recipes
    Strictly selling finished products has long been the fashion and cosmetics industry’s only source of revenue. These industries will...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Sephora relaunches Accelerator Incubator program with focus on BIPOC...
    THE WHAT? Sephora has announced the re-launch of its Accelerator Incubator program, which will this year focus exclusively on...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Old Spice and Secret launch refillable antiperspirant packaging
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice and Secret brands are launching refillable antiperspirant cases, with both brands expanding...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Shiseido relaunches male grooming range; adds male make-up
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced the relaunch of its Shiseido Men’s range, which will feature male beauty products. THE...
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  • February 12, 2021
    LVMH and Rihanna put ready-to-wear operations on hold as...
    THE WHAT? LVMH and Rihanna have announced that they are to put the singer’s ready-to-wear operations on hold due...
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  • February 12, 2021
    L Brands announces retirement of CFO Stuart Burgdoerfer
    THE WHAT? L Brands has announced the retirement of Stuart Burgdoerfer, Chief Financial Officer and interim CEO of Victoria’s...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Walmart acquires Thunder ad tech ahead of self-serve tool...
    THE WHAT? Walmart has acquired the technology and IP behind ad-tech company Thunder, which will play a key part...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Instagram goes vertical; social media app confirms new Stories...
    THE WHAT? Instagram has confirmed it is developing a new Vertical Instagram Stories feature, similar to the vertical navigation...
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  • February 11, 2021
    TikTok unveils e-commerce drive to challenge Facebook et al
    THE WHAT? TikTok is said to be gearing up for a huge e-commerce push throughout the U.S. according to...
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  • February 11, 2021
    U.S. congress re-introduces bill to legalize CBD supplements
    THE WHAT? The U.S. congress has introduced a new bill that will approve CBD for use in dietary supplements,...
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  • February 11, 2021
    China’s Hainan province opens two more duty free stores
    THE WHAT? China’s island province of Hainan has opened two new duty free stores, taking the total number in...
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  • February 10, 2021
    WTO launches “Trading during the COVID-19 pandemic” photo contest
    The WTO and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a photo contest to showcase how world trade is...
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  • February 10, 2021
    New system for applying for trade-related training activities now...
    The WTO launched on 10 February an online portal to allow individuals to apply online for trade-related technical assistance...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Coty Q2 2021: Sales plunge 16 percent over holiday...
    THE WHAT? Coty has reported its results for the second quarter of the current financial year. The US beauty...
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  • February 10, 2021
    TikTok plans e-commerce drive
    THE WHAT? TikTok is gearing up to introduce a number of features to its site that will enable e-commerce...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Kao merges Kanebo and Sofina to strengthen brand communications
    THE WHAT? Kao has announced that it is creating a new beauty consulting business via the merger of its...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Givaudan branches into AI with Myrissi acquisition
    THE WHAT? Givaudan has announced that it is to acquire Myrissi as part of its long-term strategy to expand...
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  • February 10, 2021
    No7 to boost Shecovery with Unstoppable Together campaign
    THE WHAT? No7 has launched its first multi-year campaign in the US. Dubbed Unstoppable Together, the initiative will see...
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  • February 9, 2021
    WTO General Council to consider appointment of next Director-General
    The WTO’s General Council will hold a special meeting on 15 February at 15:00 Geneva time to consider the...
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  • February 9, 2021
    DDG Wolff — WTO must demonstrate soon it...
    In remarks delivered to the Washington International Trade Association on 9 February, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said the WTO...
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  • February 9, 2021
    UK Advertising Standards bans influencers from using filters when...
    THE WHAT? The UK Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that social media influencers must steer clear of filters when...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Coty opens Gucci Beauty flagship on Tmall Luxury Pavilion
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced the opening of the Gucci Beauty flagship on Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion. THE DETAILS The...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Made in France beauty exports plunge 11.8 percent
    THE WHAT? Exports of French cosmetics fell 11.8 percent in 2020 versus 2019, according to a report published by...
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  • February 9, 2021
    L Catterton poised to acquire Birkenstock?
    THE WHAT? LVMH-backed L Catterton has emerged as the preferred bidder in the race to acquire casual shoe manufacturer...
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  • February 9, 2021
    LVMH orders Tiffany workers back to the office
    THE WHAT? New Tiffany owner, LVMH is said to have ordered employees of the jewelry brand back to the...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Chair calls dedicated meetings to solve impasse on special...
    At a meeting on 8 February, the Chair of the trade and development negotiations, Ambassador Kadra Ahmed Hassan of...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Bounce back: The Estee Lauder Companies sees sales rise...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has reported net sales of US$4.85 billion for the second quarter of the...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Hailey Bieber files trademark for beauty brand
    THE WHAT? Hailey Bieber has filed a trademark application for naming rights for the name Rhode, according to a...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Beckham-backed CBD firm, Cellular Goods prepares to float on...
    THE WHAT? A CBD brand backed by DB Ventures, Cellular Goods has announced that it is gearing up to...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Net loss widens at AmorePacific as sales plummet 13.3...
    THE WHAT? AmorePacific Corp has reported its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, according to a report...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Ulta Beauty announces diversity and inclusion commitments
    THE WHAT? Ulta Beauty has pledged to invest some US$25 million in a series of diversity and inclusion commitments...
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  • February 5, 2021
    E-commerce negotiations: Members finalise “clean text” on unsolicited commercial...
    At the first meeting of the year on e-commerce negotiations, held on 5 February, co-convenor Ambassador George Mina (Australia)...
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  • February 5, 2021
    WTO negotiators undertake intensive preparatory work as agriculture talks...
    At a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 5 February, WTO members discussed the latest...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Pull Up For Change teams up with beauty brands...
    THE WHAT? Pull Up for Change Founder Sharon Chuter has launched a new campaign, named Make it Black, which...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Ashley Graham unveiled as St. Tropez new Global Brand...
    THE WHAT? Supermodel Ashley Graham has been announced as the new Global Brand Ambassador for PZ Cussons’ tanning brand...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Reckitt Benckiser Hong Kong Wellness in Action Index to...
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has released the findings of its Hong Kong Wellness in Action Index in a...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Symrise announces executive changes and divisions merger
    THE WHAT? Flavors and fragrance company Symrise has unveiled a slew of executive changes while also announcing the merger...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Dior partners with QDF to launch exclusive Tobacolor fragrance
    THE WHAT? Dior has partnered with Qatar Duty Free (QDF) on an exclusive launch of the new fragrance Tobacolor....
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  • February 4, 2021
    Participants in domestic regulation negotiations for services commit to...
    Participants in the negotiations on services domestic regulation reaffirmed on 4 February their commitment to reaching a “meaningful” outcome...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Online executive trade course under way for developing countries
    Sixty-two senior government officials from developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) are attending the WTO’s first Virtual Executive Trade Course...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Shiseido divests personal care business to CVC in $1.5bn...
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has announced the sale of its shampoo and affordable skin care business to CVC Capital Partners,...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Estée Lauder Companies teams up with Howard University to...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies has teamed up with Howard University to embark on a mission to empower...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Japanese fashion retail site ZOZO launches new beauty platform...
    THE WHAT? Japanese fashion retail site ZOZO has announced the launch of its new beauty platform ZOZOCOSME, which is...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Nivea announces new global purpose to promote benefits of...
    THE WHAT? Nivea has announced its global purpose of #CareForHumanTouch, which follows two consecutive global reports by the Beiersdorf-owned...
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  • February 4, 2021
    L’Oréal pre-lets North West space as headquarters and warehouse...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal is said to have pre-let a 900,000 sq ft space on the Russell Group’s H.Park scheme,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    DDG Agah welcomes fifth cohort of WTO young professionals
    Deputy Director-General Frederick Yonov Agah welcomed the new cohort of young professionals to the WTO at a virtual welcoming...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Unilever to sell off non-core beauty brands?
    THE WHAT? Unilever is rumored to be mulling the sale of a portfolio of its non-core beauty brands, according...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Beiersdorf gears up to launch online shopping facility
    THE WHAT? Beiersdorf is set to launch a direct-to-consumer e-commerce site in 2021, according to a report published by...
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  • February 3, 2021
    What pandemic? LG Household & Health Care reports record-breaking...
    THE WHAT? While the pandemic has proven disastrous for many, LG Household & Health Care has reported its best-ever...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Asos acquires Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge for £265...
    THE WHAT? Asos has announced the planned acquisition of four Arcadia brands: Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT for...
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  • February 3, 2021
    L’Oréal USA unveils inclusive beauty fund
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA has partnered with NAACP to present a new grant program, named the Inclusive Beauty Fund....
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  • February 2, 2021
    Online Aid for Trade event to examine the impact...
    The WTO will host an online event on 23-25 March to explore the trade-related challenges faced by developing countries...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Douglas to close 500 stores as online shopping grows
    THE WHAT? Douglas has announced that there will be adjustments to its European store network in view of the...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Booksy raises US$70 million in Series C funding round
    THE WHAT? Beauty and wellness appointment booking app Booksy has raised US$70 million in a Series C funding round,...
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  • February 2, 2021
    PZ Cussons 1H 2021: Revenue up but operating profit...
    THE WHAT? PZ Cussons has reported its results for the six months to November 30, 2020. The UK manufacturer...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Reckitt Benckiser leads funding round for Bombay Shaving Co
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser has been named as lead investor in a R45 crore funding round for Visage Lines...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Lose: Lose – Federal judge rejects Olaplex and L’Oréal...
    THE WHAT? The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected an appeal against a decision in...
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  • February 1, 2021
    WTO DDGs call for heightened cooperation on vaccine availability
    The WTO’s four Deputy Directors-General — Yonov Frederick Agah, Karl Brauner, Alan Wolff and Yi Xiaozhun — urged members...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Coty to close Cologne factory as it consolidates fragrance...
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced the planned closure of its manufacturing site in Cologne, Germany. The move was prompted...
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  • February 1, 2021
    L’Occitane Hong Kong cuts the ribbon on sustainable flagship
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane Hong Kong has cut the ribbon on its first Hong Kong concept store. The space centers...
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  • February 1, 2021
    We’re creating a new fashion system: Depop announces sustainability...
    THE WHAT? Depop has announced an intensive two-year sustainability plan that aims to set up a ‘new fashion system’....
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  • February 1, 2021
    THG announces beauty recycling scheme
    THE WHAT? THG has announced a recycling scheme, recycle:me by THG, which will allow customers to send all used...
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  • February 1, 2021
    The Estee Lauder Companies announces sustainability goals for travel...
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced sustainability goals specific to its Travel Retail unit. THE DETAILS The duty-free...
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  • January 31, 2021
    The World After: Semi-Finished-Products
    Strictly selling finished products has long been the fashion and cosmetics industry’s only source of revenue. These industries will...
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  • January 31, 2021
    PODCAST ReThink: Sustainable Beauty
    2020 asked us all to ReThink the way we live our lives For the cosmetics industry People, Product, Plant became...
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  • January 29, 2021
    DDG Wolff urges WTO ministers to address the pandemic...
    Speaking to ministers from a cross-section of the WTO membership on 29 January, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff urged them...
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  • January 29, 2021
    LVMH Luxury Ventures and L’Oréal BOLD support social selling...
    THE WHAT? Social selling platform Replika Software has completed its Series A funding round, backed by the likes of...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Avon Mexico launches make-up line for men in collaboration...
    THE WHAT? Avon Mexico has launched a new make-up line for men in collaboration with make-up artist Patrick Mua....
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  • January 29, 2021
    Walgreens Boots Alliance makes history with Starbucks’ Rosalind Brewer...
    THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has announced the appointment of Starbucks COO Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as its new...
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  • January 29, 2021
    L’Occitane reverses sales decline in FY2021 Q3
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane has announced an overall growth of 4.3% at constant rates for the three months ending 31...
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  • January 29, 2021
    AmorePacific teams up with Virgil Abloh’s Off-White brand on...
    THE WHAT AmorePacific has teamed up with Italian brand Off-White to launch a new beauty and fashion collaboration named...
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  • January 28, 2021
    New WTO publication looks at impact of digital technologies...
    A new WTO publication launched on 28 January looks at how the rapid adoption of digital technologies can create...
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  • January 28, 2021
    LVMH 2020 profit down by a third despite strong...
    THE WHAT? LVMH has announced a recorded revenue of 44.7 billion euros in 2020, down 17 percent, while organic...
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  • January 28, 2021
    THG partners with Splitit to offer monthly payment solutions...
    THE WHAT? THG has partnered with global monthly instalment payment solution provider Splitit to offer monthly payment options across...
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  • January 28, 2021
    L’Occitane USA files for bankruptcy; aims to close pandemic-hit...
    THE WHAT? The U.S. arm of beauty retailer L’Occitane has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week in the...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Lotte and Shilla close duty-free stores at South Korea’s...
    THE WHAT? Lotte and Shilla have announced the closure of duty-free stores at Incheon Airport, South Korea, according to...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Bed Bath & Beyond appoints Mara Sirhal as SVP...
    THE WHAT? Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Mar Sirhal as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Harmon...
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  • January 27, 2021
    COVID-19 continued focus of trade facilitation discussions
    The COVID-19 pandemic continued to be at the centre of discussions when the WTO’s Committee on Trade Facilitation met...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Trade Policy Review: Nicaragua
    The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Nicaragua takes place on 27 and 29 January 2021....
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  • January 27, 2021
    Now Lauder shuffles supply chain leadership
    THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that Gregory F Polcer, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain will...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Unilever to review global media buying accounts?
    THE WHAT? Unilever is rumored to be poised to launch a review of its media buying accounts worldwide, according...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Victoria Beckham Holdings loss widens as beauty set up...
    THE WHAT? David and Victoria Beckham have received a total of £21 million in dividends from their sports and...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Thai education authority green lights cannabis course
    THE WHAT? Thailand’s Health and Education Ministries have agreed to create a course that will guide students through the...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Queen V to join Reckitt Benckiser
    THE WHAT? Reckitt Benckiser has announced the acquisition of feminine sexual wellness brand, Queen V. THE DETAILS Founded in the...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Investment facilitation agreement negotiators set up roadmap towards Ministerial...
    WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development have approved a roadmap...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Services trade recovery not yet in sight
    Global services trade in the third quarter of 2020 fell 24% compared to the same period in 2019, according...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Coty appoints Chief Procurement Officer
    THE WHAT? Coty has announced the promotion of Stephane Delbos to Chief Procurement Officer, effective February 1, 2021. THE DETAILS...
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  • January 26, 2021
    The Estee Lauder Companies closes all counters at Debenhams...
    THE WHAT? Some 600 sales staff are set to lose their jobs as The Estee Lauder Companies announced the...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Malaysia Airlines launches online shopping platform
    THE WHAT? Malaysia Airlines’ frequent flyer program, Enrich has announced the launch of a new online shopping platform called...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Ashland to acquire Schulke & Mayr’s personal care business...
    THE WHAT? Ashland has announced that it has agreed to acquire the personal care business from Schulke & Mayr,...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Unilever faces class action suit over Tresemme product
    THE WHAT? A class action suit has been launched against Unilever in the US, according to a report published...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Members consider panel requests regarding Indonesian, US trade measures
    At a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on 25 January, WTO members considered two requests for the...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of...
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Unilever unveils inclusivity pledges
    THE WHAT? Unilever has announced the launch of a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions aimed at raising living...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Dubai Duty Free home delivery racks up US$13 million...
    THE WHAT? Dubai Duty Free racked up sales of approximately US$13 million via the home delivery service it set...
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  • January 25, 2021
    TFWA set to return to Cannes for 2021
    THE WHAT? TFWA has announced that its World Exhibition & Conference is planning to return to Cannes this September...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Our personal care business is not for sale: Shiseido...
    THE WHAT? Shiseido has released a statement in response to a news report published by Bloomberg stating that the...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Jay-Z launches US$10 million fund to invest in black-owned...
    THE WHAT? Jay-Z is set to launch a fund dedicated to increasing black participation in the burgeoning legal cannabis...
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  • January 22, 2021
    DDG Wolff stresses need to make progress in WTO...
    Addressing agriculture ministers at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin on 22 January, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Korea appeals panel report regarding Korean duties on Japanese...
    Korea notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 22 January of its decision to appeal the panel report in the...
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  • January 22, 2021
    WTO members resume work on fisheries subsidies negotiations using...
    On 22 January, at a meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules, heads of WTO delegations said they were...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Tokyo’s Ginza Six mall closes more stores as pandemic...
    THE WHAT? Ginza Six mall located in Tokyo has shuttered more stores due to the ongoing COVID-19 travel bans,...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Procter & Gamble raises forecasts as it capitalizes on...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has raised its annual forecasts again thanks to the surge in demand for paper...
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  • January 22, 2021
    USDA gives hemp industry a boost with new Final...
    THE WHAT? The USDA has published its Final Rule for the domestic production of hemp and has raised the...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Walgreens Boots Alliance top marketer Vineet Mehra leaves for...
    THE WHAT? Walgreen Boots Alliance Global Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer Vineet Mehra is leaving the company...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Dermalogica offers online course to strengthen ‘human connection’
    THE WHAT? Dermalogica has launched a new online course aimed at skincare professionals, named Meaningful Connections, which looks to...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Group of members issue joint pledge on humanitarian food...
    A group of nearly 80 WTO members issued a joint statement on 21 January pledging not to impose export...
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  • January 21, 2021
    WTO panel issues report regarding US duties on Korean...
    On 21 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Korea in “United States —...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Thirteen Lune raises US$1 million; Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Combs...
    THE WHAT? Online retailer Thirteen Lune, which features Black- and brown-owned businesses, has raised US$1 million, with celebrities Gwyneth...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Jennifer Lopez launches ‘JLo’ lifestyle channel on Triller
    THE WHAT? Jennifer Lopez has launched a lifestyle channel, named JLo, on social media app Triller, which will include...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Procter & Gamble’s Always teams up with Walmart to...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble has teamed up with U.S. retailer Walmart via its Always brand to launch the...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Kao partners with Nykaa to launch leading Bioré sunscreen...
    THE WHAT? Japanese cosmetics company Kao has launched its leading sunscreen brand Bioré into the Indian market. THE DETAILS...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Beautycounter names Gina Boswell as new Chairwoman; appoints Dasha...
    THE WHAT? Beautycounter has bolstered its female leadership having appointed Gina Boswell as new Chairwoman, with Dasha Smith announced...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Beiersdorf partners with Plan International and CARE
    THE WHAT? As part of its global €50 million aid program, Care Beyond Skin, Beiersdorf is devoting additional funding...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Former Mars exec joins Chanel as Global Head of...
    THE WHAT? Chanel has named Kate Wylie as Global Chief Sustainability Officer and President of Fondation Chanel, effective July...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Asos lumped with £15 million tariffs after Brexit deal
    THE WHAT? Asos is facing tariff costs of up to £15 million following the UK’s official departure from the...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Shiseido JV Effectim debuts anti-aging line
    THE WHAT? The joint venture established between Shiseido and Ya-Man, Effectim, is set to launch a new aging care...
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  • January 20, 2021
    L’Oréal Group bans animal hair brushes
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal Group has agreed to ban all animal-hair, including badger- and goat-hair, from its make-up brushes after...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Malaysia initiates WTO dispute complaint against EU palm oil...
    Malaysia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the European Union regarding measures adopted by the EU and its member...
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  • January 19, 2021
    We won’t donate to those who disrespect democracy: P&G...
    THE WHAT? Procter & Gamble will withdraw its financial support from any elected officials who have questioned the result...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Unilever: there’ll be no bounce back before summer
    THE WHAT? Unilever expects global consumption to remain depressed for the first half of 2021, according to a report...
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  • January 19, 2021
    The government needs to act on deforestation: Natura CEO...
    THE WHAT? CEO of Natura &Co Latin America, Joao Paulo Ferreira has called on the Brazilian government to do...
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  • January 19, 2021
    France enables export of non-animal tested cosmetics to China...
    THE WHAT? France is set to become the first country in the European Union to export cosmetics to China...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Chanel launches podcast featuring Vogue’s Enninful and Tilda Swinton
    THE WHAT? Chanel has launched a podcast named Chanel Connects. The series is based on ‘what matters most and...
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  • January 18, 2021
    WTO panel issues report regarding Pakistan duties on BOPP...
    On 18 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United Arab Emirates in...
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  • January 18, 2021
    No going back: Unilever boss says the era of...
    THE WHAT? Unilever CEO, Alan Jope has dismissed the idea that office workers will return to the daily 9-5....
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  • January 18, 2021
    L’Occitane names Yves Blouin Group MD
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane Group has announced the appointment of Yves Blouin as Executive Director and Group Managing Director, effective...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Publicis scoops L’Oréal China account
    THE WHAT? Publicis Groupe has prevailed in one of the biggest pitches in China, according to a report published...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Walgreens partners with Synchrony and Mastercard to expand financial...
    THE WHAT? Walgreens is expanding its financial services in offering in partnership with Synchrony and Mastercard. The WBA-owned drugstore...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Procter & Gamble debuts LifeLab Everyday at all-virtual CES
    THE WHAT? Virtual attendees of CES 2021 and members of the public alike are invited to tour the latest...
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  • January 15, 2021
    The Hut Group beats own forecast as online beauty...
    THE WHAT? The Hut Group has beaten its own sales forecast, with the boost in beauty sales causing the...
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  • January 15, 2021
    Unilever teams up with Alibaba to launch AI-powered closed...
    THE WHAT? Unilever has joined forces with Alibaba to launch an AI-powered closed loop recycling system as part of...
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  • January 15, 2021
    Anna Wintour defends Kamala Harris Vogue cover following social...
    THE WHAT? Vogue U.S. Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has defended the recent Vogue cover starring Vice President Elect Kamala Harris...
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  • January 15, 2021
    L’Occitane launches first spa at sea on World Navigator...
    THE WHAT? L’Occitane is set to feature its first SeaSpa by L’Occitane on Ocean Voyages’ new expedition cruise ship...
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  • January 15, 2021
    The Estée Lauder Companies appoints Dave Smith in M&A...
    THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Dave Smith as Senior Vice President of New Business Development, succeeding...
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  • January 14, 2021
    DDG Wolff: Focused WTO talks needed on trade...
    Speaking at a webinar hosted by the French Association of Large Companies (AFEP) on 14 January, Deputy Director-General Alan...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Costa Rica initiates dispute complaint against food import restrictions...
    Costa Rica has requested WTO dispute consultations with Panama regarding measures imposed by Panama that restrict or prohibit the...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Novamont expands global presence with BioBag acquisition
    THE WHAT? Biochemicals company Novamont has announced the acquisition of waste collection and packaging company BioBag group, with the...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Kylie Jenner accused of ‘profiting off the pandemic’ following...
    THE WHAT? Kylie Jenner has faced backlash online over the launch of her new Kylie Skin hand sanitizer product,...
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  • January 14, 2021
    iMedia announces 16 new brand launches across television networks:...
    THE WHAT? iMedia is set to launch 16 new brands across its three national television networks ShopHQ®, ShopBulldogTV and...
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  • January 14, 2021
    L’Oréal targets both salon and at-home hair care markets...
    THE WHAT? L’Oréal has unveiled its new L’Oréal Water Saver sustainable hair care system at CES 2021, which is...
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