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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Mexico: Jalisco avocados expect continued double-digit growth in 2021
    Avocado exports from Jalisco, Mexico grew 17 percent in 2020, double-digit growth that is predicted to continue in the...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Chilean experts analyze postseason table grape outlook
    During a webinar hosted by ASOEX and Anasac, panelists spoke about the postseason for Chilean table grapes and what...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Del Monte Fresh Produce offers employee vaccinations in Illinois
    Del Monte is partnering with the Kankakee County Health Department to offer vaccines on-site to their employees at the...
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  • February 12, 2021
    Calavo Growers announces changes in organizational structure
    Calavo Growers, Inc. has announced changes to its Operations department with the goal of enhancing the company’s organizational structure. The...
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  • February 12, 2021
    U.S. and international blueberry industry reaction to historic ITC...
    The reaction to yesterday's ruling has been pouring in from the two sides of the debate in the U.S.,...
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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
    USITC finds imported blueberries have not caused serious injury...
    As a result, the investigation will end, and the Commission will not recommend a remedy to the President....
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  • February 11, 2021
    TOMRA Food launches Packhouse Academy
    Press Release TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce...
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  • February 11, 2021
    PMA town hall breaks down complex root cause analysis
    During PMA's Virtual Town Hall, panelists broke down the process of root cause analysis through real-world examples to provide...
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  • February 11, 2021
    As South African blueberry exports rise, so does use...
    South African blueberry exports hit another consecutive record in the 2020-21 season, with three-quarters of the fruit shipped via...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Opinion: The debate on blueberry imports vs domestic supply...
    Jim Prevor says that this battle over blueberries, and protecting US farmers versus providing for consumers, is truly a...
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  • February 11, 2021
    T&G Global launches new early ripening apple brand
    T&G Global has launched a new early ripening apple brand which will be one of the first New Zealand...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Boosted by lockdowns, U.S. potato sales hit record in...
    Potatoes were consistently one of the highest performing produce items in terms of year-on-year growth, as consumers looked to...
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  • February 11, 2021
    Tesco to have shareholder vote in bid to tackle...
    The supermarket group is the first FTSE 100 company to be hit with an investor resolution on health grounds. The...
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  • February 10, 2021
    After heavy rainfall, Chile's Uvanova takes new measures to...
    A representative of Chile's Uvanova offers an analysis of the measure being taken to boost sales after heavy rainfalls...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Peru: Agrarian Promotion Law paralyzes Hass Avocado investments
    As the new Agrarian Promotion Law in Peru continues to affect the fruit and vegetable industry, Hass avocado investments...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Europe could see grape oversupply amid “sluggish” global markets,...
    “Peruvian grapes, in particular, are not being absorbed by alternative markets such as the U.S. and China,” according to...
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  • February 10, 2021
    U.K.'s Ocado says grocery shopping has "changed for good"
    Ocado's comments came as it reported a 35% jump in sales over the past year. Amid rocketing demand the...
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  • February 10, 2021
    Costa Rica to scan all pineapple shipments after major...
    The development follows a major drug bust, in which around 2 metric tons (MT) of cocaine were discovered hidden...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Blue Whale partners with Inversiones VECS in Chile
    Press Release Blue Whale, France's largest apple exporter, has been developing its Southern Hemisphere fruit sourcing in recent years...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Philaport is the fastest-growing container port on the East...
    The Port of Philadelphia experienced a seven percent increase in container volumes in 2020 despite difficulties brought by Covid19 The...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Church Brothers Farms launches premium Little Gem pack for...
    Press Release Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Church Brothers Farms is offering foodservice customers a new premium pack...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Chile's Asoex sees recovery in Chinese cherry market
    The Chinese cherry market is recovering amidst an unusual season and "unprecedented market performance", President of Chile's ASOEX told...
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  • February 9, 2021
    IFCO becomes Walmart's exclusive RPC provider for produce in...
    Walmart has made IFCO its exclusive RPC packaging provider for fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the U.S. The post...
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  • February 9, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Super Bowl sees avocado volumes hit...
    From 2000 to week 4 of this year there has only been one other year with prices lower than...
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  • February 8, 2021
    FDA announces new sampling plan for Yuma-grown romaine
    The FDA plans to begin collecting samples of romaine lettuce from commercial coolers in February and intends to continue...
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  • February 8, 2021
    U.S.: Fruit import growth nearly ground to a halt...
    Imports under the 'Fruits and Preparations' category rose marginally to $19.9 billion in 2020, having grown steadily from $10.4...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Grapes found to protect against UV skin damage
    A recent study conducted at the University of Alabama, Birmingham showed that grape consumption could provide protection against UV...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Spain: Second half of citrus season yields better prices
    According to AVA-ASAJA, Spain's citrus is looking at better pricing for the second have of the season due to...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Mexican mango season off to strong start
    The season for Mexican mangos has a strong outlook with higher volumes than previous years and no predicted operational...
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  • February 8, 2021
    Brazil eyes opportunities to strengthen fresh-fruit ties with UK...
    In light of Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, shifting consumer demand and the diversification of Brazil’s offer, coupled with production...
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  • February 5, 2021
    New Zealand kiwiberry ‘a healthy choice’
    Press Release The high summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty region (where the...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Namibia: Strong table grape season wrapping up with high...
    Despite a late start, the Namibian table grape season ended with higher- than-estimated volumes and expect high revenue from...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Australian exporters face delays due to container shortages
    Businesses have already started to plan shipping stems despite picking still being several months away amid container shortages. The post...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Papyrus Australia succeeding with banana waste technology
    Papyrus Australia has seen profits and market share values rise as the company succeeds in developing technology in order...
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  • February 5, 2021
    West Coast container vessel port congestion continues, spreads
    Container congestion at the LA-LB port continues and could potentially spread to the Oakland port as ships try to...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Grimmway welcomes Keri Morrelli as Product Innovation, Development Director
    Press Release Grimmway Farms is pleased to welcome Keri Morrelli as Product Innovation and Development Director. Joining the Sales...
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  • February 5, 2021
    Chile: Weather-related fruit losses pegged at $150M
    Fedefruta said that of the fruit yet to be harvested, losses are estimated at 53 percent of mid-season grapes,...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Chile: Late-season red grapes spared in mixed picture for...
    Blueberries still to be harvested have and mid-season grape varieties have been significantly affected, while there is damage reported...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Oppy to conduct two trials to further strawberry technologies
    Oppy is set to conduct two independent trials to test the effectiveness of technologies in solving issues faced by...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Compostable packaging to extend fresh produce's shelf-life
    A laser micro-perforated compostable film packaging has been created for fresh produce through a partnership between TIPA and PerfoTec. The...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Bayer reaches $2B deal over future Roundup cancer claims
    Glyphosate will remain on the market, and Bayer agreed to seek permission from the U.S. EPA to provide a...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Del Monte opens restaurant in Miami
    The FRSHst menu offering invites guests to fully customize their fresh-to-order items. Customers can take a trip around the...
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  • February 4, 2021
    Article retracted
    FreshFruitPortal.com has retracted an article published on Feb. 4 regarding the risk of transmission of Covid-19 via frozen foods. The...
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  • February 3, 2021
    South Africa boosts grape export forecast
    South Africa has increased its table grape export forecast following "very good quality and harvest conditions" in the Northern...
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  • February 3, 2021
    San Miguel's exports to U.S. and China on the...
    Despite last year being difficult for every company around the world San Miguel is starting the new year on...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Naturipe Farms promotes three employees
    Press Release Naturipe Farms is pleased to announce the promotions of three of its valued long-term employees. Jerry Moran,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Timorex Act biofungicide now registered in Mexico with Syngenta...
    Press Release STK bio-ag technologies, Israel’s innovative leader in botanical-based organic and hybrid solutions for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture,...
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  • February 3, 2021
    David del Curto purchase could mean investment increase in...
    After the Hancock Natural Resource Group's purchase of majority stake in the company David del Curto, experts predict a...
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  • February 3, 2021
    ‘I think we’ve proved our case to the ITC’,...
    In an interview after the ITC hearing, a member of the Blueberry Coalition said that they don't believe there...
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  • February 3, 2021
    Rihanna weighs in on major India farm protests, drawing...
    Tens of thousands of young and old farmers have blocked roads leading into New Delhi for more than two...
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  • February 2, 2021
    ALPS signs facility contract with Bluehouse Greenhouse
    ALPS, a construction management and commissioning consultancy company, has made a deal with Bluehouse Greenhouses to develop a new...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Kiwifruit prices high compared to previous...
    As can be seen from the graphs, kiwifruit prices are high this season compared to previous years all the...
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  • February 2, 2021
    New Zealand apple industry facing difficulties meeting demand
    Despite high global demand for apple, the New Zealand apple industry is facing obstacles such as lower volumes and...
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  • February 2, 2021
    SiCar announces commitment to net zero
    Press Release SiCar Farms is leading the way in initiatives towards sustainability. SiCar Farms has added more than 3,600...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Spain's CGC calls for EU to stop citrus imports...
    The CGC has urged the European Commission to stop citrus imports from Turkey amid the presence of unauthorized phytosanitary...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Naturipe kicks-off FeBLUEary with new digital platforms
    Press Release Naturipe, the world’s largest producer of fresh blueberries, is excited to announce its celebration of FeBLUEary for...
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  • February 2, 2021
    Chile: Table grapes hardest hit by storm amid agricultural...
    Fedefruta estimates that half of the mid-season varieties in two key central regions have been lost due to splitting,...
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  • February 1, 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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  • February 1, 2021
    Southeastern Grocers pulls IPO amid market volatility
    Florida-based Southeastern Grocers has postponed an initial public offering just a week after its launch, amid ongoing market volatility...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Chilean cherries: Supplies accumulate in China but sales continue...
    The situation in the Chinese cherry market remains troubling for Chilean exporters, with some 2,000 containers more arriving over...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Total Produce UK's 24 sites complete transition to 'Deep...
    Major Ireland-based fresh produce supplier Total Produce says the group’s entire UK operations have completed the transition to 100%...
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  • February 1, 2021
    Chile reports "serious damage" to fruit crops following unseasonal...
    Asoex said that weekend rainfall has caused damage to fruit crops including blueberries, table grapes, and stone fruit, and...
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  • February 1, 2021
    TOMRA Food announces new organization
    Press Release TOMRA Food announced today its new organization focused on two business areas, Fresh Food and Processed Food....
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  • February 1, 2021
    ASTRA Peeling machine can peel the thin yellow surface...
    ASTRA fruit peeling machine is completely different from the ordinary peeling machine. It uses a peeler blade to peel...
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  • January 29, 2021
    U.S. investment group buys majority stake in Chilean fruit...
    HNRG, a company of Canada-headquartered Manulife Investment Management, said the strategic acquisition of the leading fruit grower-exporter helps to...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Tesco's customers turning to greens during lockdown
    The retailer said they have seen an uptick in cabbage, spinach and sprouts sales as shoppers, still saddled by...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Global orange and soft citrus production to rise in...
    Is it a mixed forecast globally for the main citrus categories in different production countries, with soft citrus set...
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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
    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
    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 29, 2021
    Apple and pear varieties have enjoyed nationwide growth
    Data has shown that apple, specifically Cosmic Crisp and Autumn Glory varieties, and pears have seen increasing sales through...
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  • January 29, 2021
    Spain's lemon estimate unchanged despite cold snap
    According to a release from Ailimpo, Spanish lemon forecasts remain the same in spite of recent adverse weather conditions...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Dole’s Acuña Delcore talks impact of hurricanes in Latin...
    The Dole representative says 'the damage will dramatically limit supply volumes from Honduras and Guatemala for the foreseeable future...
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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 28, 2021
    Oppy invests in enhancing California cherry deal
    Oppy invests in a California cherry deal, bringing together top cherry brands, Katicich Ranch and Brookside, to form Katco...
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  • January 28, 2021
    U.S. table grape supplies looking strong into February
    Peruvian and Chilean table grape volumes are larger year-on-year, and quality for the U.S. market is shaping up to...
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  • January 28, 2021
    Cherry sales in China show slight improvements, but market...
    Consumer and distributor confidence in cherries increase amid social media campaigns encouraging consumption of the fruit, in a statement...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Red Sun Farms announces 2021 growth plans
    Greenhouse grower, Red Sun Farms has announced plans for continued expansion in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico in 2021. The...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Giumarra partners with South American blueberry company CarSol Group
    CarSol Group farms approximately 1,200 hectares of its own blueberry production throughout major growing regions in Chile, Peru, and...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Church Brothers Farms Hires Marketing Director
    Press Release SALINAS, Calif. – Jennifer Wagner Sanchez has joined Church Brothers Farms as director of marketing. Sanchez has...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Sorma Group launches HyperVision, a new platform for optical...
    PRESS RELEASE Sorma Group launches HyperVision, the new high-tech platform for SormaTech optical sorting machines. A patented system that...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Cocaine shipment found in banana shipment at UK port
    Police found almost a metric ton of cocaine in England port, hidden in a banana shipment on its...
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  • January 27, 2021
    Zespri proposal to buy counterfeit kiwifruit rejected by KNZ
    Kiwifruit producer, Zespri’s proposal to buy counterfeit Chinese golden kiwifruit has been rejected by Kiwifruit New Zealand The post Zespri...
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  • January 27, 2021
    AQUA4D: A revolution for the management of salt in...
    Switzerland’s AQUA4D provides a case study showing how its innovative technology can help plants in salty soils to flourish,...
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  • January 27, 2021
    West Coast ports experience heavy congestion and delays
    Over the past months, the container vessel congestion at West Coast ports has been coming together to create the...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Chilean cherry exporters say China situation "critical" as market...
    Chile's Asoex said that movement in wholesale markets is just 4 percent of what would normally be expected for...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Pacific Trellis Fruit extends cherry season with premium, Argentine...
    The company says that with the air-shipment-based Chilean cherry season coming to a close at the end of January,...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Westfalia Fruit acquires Hausladen Fruchthandel in Germany
    Westfalia Fruit CEO Alk Brand says the deal to acquire a controlling interest in the Munich-based fruit supplier will...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Hunts Point Produce Market strike comes to an end
    An almost week-long strike over wages at Hunts Point Produce Market ended when a contract was signed to raise...
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  • January 26, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: The American Blueberry Alliance dives into...
    Capital Trade, Inc. has done a study on behalf of the American Blueberry Growers Alliance, explained by our In...
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  • January 25, 2021
    MSC Chile exec on challenges and trends on logistics...
    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about more challenges for the fruit sector. In the agricultural industry there has been...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Alarm as China allegedly detects Covid-19 on imported cherry...
    The major development - which is yet to be officially confirmed by Chinese authorities - comes at a critical...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Capexo to collaborate with Chiquita bananas in France
    Capexo is collaborating with Chiquita to import their full assortment of bananas into the French market. The post Capexo to...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Cocaine-containing bananas shipped to Canadian grocery stores in botched...
    The discovery happened on Feb. 24, 2019, when two separate grocery stores both found what they believed to be...
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  • January 25, 2021
    Midwest-developed EverCrisp apples now available
    The Michigan Apple Committee recently announced the EverCrisp apple, a cross between a Honeycrisp and a Fuji, now...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Biden's immigration reform "fundamentally different" in emancipating farmworkers -...
    The United Farm Workers and UFW Foundation said the bill is unique in granting immediate legal status to eligible...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Oppy adds Southern Hemisphere grapes to Ocean Spray
    Fruit marketer and distributor Oppy has announced a new grape program building on its exclusive partnership with Ocean Spray,...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Organic produce sees growth in sales and volumes
    Organic produce saw significant growth last year for both sales and volumes as a result of new consumer habits...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Egyptian citrus exports to grow by 20 percent
    The Egyptian citrus season has started well fuelled by strong demand and is likely to see a big increase...
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  • January 22, 2021
    Peru's ADEX says trade relations will be strengthened under...
    According to Peruvian agroindustry exporters, trade relations under the Biden administration will be strengthened throughout his term in office. The...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Chilean blueberries receive Heart-Check certification
    The Chilean Blueberry Committee has announced that blueberries from Chile are now certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check...
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  • January 21, 2021
    India state renames dragon fruit 'lotus' amid souring relations...
    An Indian state's decision to rename dragon fruit because of the original name's "association with China" has set off...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Crespo Organic mangos start season strong
    Crespo Organic starts the 2021 mango season strong with high volumes earlier in the year and with new packaging...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Brexit impact on produce sector totaling $66 million
    With Brexit unfolding, the costs for the fresh produce market are mounting due to the need for new operational...
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  • January 21, 2021
    Remembering Tim Corkill, Long-Time FirstFruits Marketing’s Regional Marketing Manager
    On Saturday, Jan 9th, we lost our dear friend and coworker Tim Corkill. “Tim Corkill had such a killer...
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  • January 21, 2021
    California oranges look good in the long term despite...
    The California citrus industry reports that oranges have strong sales and a bright outlook despite uncertainty and potential problems The...
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  • January 20, 2021
    South Africa forecasts later pome fruit season and slightly...
    Apple exports are expected to rise by 4 percent year-on-year to 38 million cartons, while pears are due to...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Mission Produce's Q4 hit by lower avocado prices
    The California-based avocado company completed an initial public offering (IPO) in October 2020, with 7.5 million shares sold at...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Q&A: Under Michael Castagnetto’s leadership, Robinson Fresh launches its...
    In an interview with Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit, Michael Castagnetto, President of Robinson Fresh, speaks in-depth about the addition...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Divine Flavor adopts StePac's Xgo pouches
    Produce distributor, Divine Flavor, has adopted StePac’s modified atmosphere standing pouches after over two years of testing The post Divine...
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  • January 20, 2021
    Canada: Sollum Tech harvests first winter-produced greenhouse peppers
    Sollum Technologies, partnering with Allegro Acres has recently harvested the first greenhouse crop of winter-produced peppers. The post Canada: Sollum...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: The "green gold" craze during Super...
    The “Green Gold” craze is beginning as the Superbowl is just around the corner and avocado supply from Mexico...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Nature's Pride partners with GAIN to improve worker nutrition
    As part of the partnership with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Nature’s Pride will roll out workforce...
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  • January 19, 2021
    U.K.: Criminals imported drugs worth millions hidden in fruit...
    An international drugs gang allegedly used a blizzard of bogus companies to import cocaine and heroin worth millions of...
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  • January 19, 2021
    VOG Consortium reports good start to apple season
    VOG Consortium reports a positive start to the season with stable operations, increased availability, and positive feedback on fruit...
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  • January 19, 2021
    Europe expecting light avocado arrivals amid low Chilean volumes,...
    Avocado suppliers say imports into Europe are predicted to be light in January and February amid lower supplies from...
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  • January 18, 2021
    U.S. Ag Secretary applauds final DOL rule modernizing H-2A...
    He said this final rule streamlining and modernizing the H-2A visa process "will go a long way in ensuring...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Peruvian grape arrivals to be concentrated
    Due to the difficulties experienced in 2020, an exporter predicts that table grapes will arrive in large, concentrated shipments...
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  • January 18, 2021
    Produce Marketing Association offers new online produce retail certificate
    The Center for Growing Talent and the Produce Marketing Association are expanding FreshEd Academy online offerings to include a...
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  • January 18, 2021
    RipeLocker containers hold blueberries eight weeks
    After eight weeks, the blueberries stored in RipeLocker containers were of "pristine quality", according to the owner of Blueberry...
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  • January 18, 2021
    South African table grape exports stay low into January
    Data recently released from SATI shows that table grape exports are down 25 percent in comparison to last year...
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  • January 15, 2021
    China steps up cold-chain inspections to prevent Covid-19 spread
    China is stepping up inspections of imported frozen products to prevent the spread of Covid-19 via cold chains, an...
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  • January 15, 2021
    Excellent outlook for Peruvian mango season pricing
    As Peruvian mangoes enter the market, January and February are forecasted to have irregular high prices due to low...
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  • January 15, 2021
    Stone fruit: South Africa, Chile happy with normal seasons
    Both South Africa and Chile are pleased with having "good, normal seasons" for stone fruit, according to industry members. The...
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  • January 15, 2021
    IDeA Agro and Agrintesa team up for Italian SunGold...
    IDeA Agro and Agrintesa Cooperativa Agricola have partnered to launch an agricultural development operation in Italy growing Zespri's SunGold...
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  • January 15, 2021
    EPA approves aldicarb to help in Florida citrus's HLB...
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 12 announced it had approved the insecticide aldicarb, which combats the...
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  • January 14, 2021
    DSV builds integrated logistics center in Sweden
    Danish logistics company DSV has announced it is building an integrated logistics center in Stockholm, Sweden, amid growing demand...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Brian Deese joins Wish Farms as director of blueberry...
    Press Release International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, Wish Farms, is pleased to announce...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Backed by grocery sales, Sainsbury's shines with strong performance...
    Grocery sales helped lead the way, growing at 7.4%, helped by a tremendous quarter from its Groceries Online, which...
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  • January 14, 2021
    USDA: 2020-21 Florida citrus forecast reports mixed figures in...
    January's USDA forecast for Florida citrus showed an array of numbers, reporting decreasing trends here to stay this month. The...
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  • January 14, 2021
    Five retail trends to watch in 2021
    Some of the trends listed by grocery sector research and training non-profit IGD are recuperative retail and system upgrade. The...
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  • January 14, 2021
    The role of the banking sector in the face...
    The Banco de Chile relates the role the banking sector plays within agriculture in the face of water shortages...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Oppy expands international reach with new team member in...
    Oppy, a fresh produce distribution and marketing company, has expanded its international team to South Africa by hiring Sila...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Dutch criminals use potato exports to African countries to...
    Dutch criminals are reportedly increasingly using exports to Africa to launder money which is subsequently invested in diamonds and...
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  • January 13, 2021
    U.S. blueberry industry groups testify at ITC trade hearing
    Groups representing two different sectors of the U.S. blueberry industry testified on Tuesday at a hearing before the U.S....
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  • January 13, 2021
    South Africa lowers table grape crop estimate
    The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) now expects the country's intake volumes to be between 61.7 million and...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Limoneira posts dip in 2020 operating income
    Limoneira released its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year financial results of 2020 to show a 4% decrease in revenue...
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  • January 13, 2021
    Peruvian raspberries said to have strong export potential
    Peruvian raspberries have the potential to become a major export for the country if they are able to obtain...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Virto Group chooses TOMRA, renews equipment with Nimbus BSI+...
    PRESS RELEASE Virto Group, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe,...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Freshfel research shows increase in fruit and vegetable consumption
    Freshfel Consumption Monitor found daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables has gone up over the last five years. The...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Agronometrics in Charts: Blueberry Coalition publishes analysis in response...
    This week Colin Fain analyzes the blueberry markets for the Coalition for Progress and Health, an organization that was...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Opinion: More hope within the banana sector this year
    José Antonio Hidalgo, Executive Director of the Association of Banana Exporters in Ecuador (AEBE), says the banana sector continues...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Cold snap hits Spanish fruit and vegetable production
    The severe cold weather in the southeastern regions of Almeria and Granada will reduce yields of numerous crops including...
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  • January 12, 2021
    Dole has eyes on Georgia for new frozen fruit...
    Dole's new frozen fruit facility will begin production with a phased approach and should be fully operational by September...
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  • January 11, 2021
    USDA establishes weekly report to highlight seasonal and perishable...
    “This report will help the federal agencies involved in overseeing the supply chain understand import trends as we work...
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  • January 11, 2021
    Ahold USA testing UV disinfection robots in distribution centers
    The new disinfection robot by Ava Robotics disinfects both air and surfaces at a rate of approximately 9,000 square...
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  • January 11, 2021
    U.K. supermarkets running low on some fruit and veg...
    Gaps are appearing on British supermarket fruit and vegetable shelves amid warnings that supplies are being squeezed by Brexit...
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  • January 11, 2021
    New Zealand cherry harvest "devastated" by rain
    Although the full extent of the damage is yet to be quantified, it is expected that up to 50%...
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  • January 11, 2021
    USITC to investigate the effects of cucumber and squash...
    The investigations were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a letter received on Dec. 7, and the...
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  • January 8, 2021
    U.S.: Q4 retail potato sales show continued growth
    While all categories, except deli-prepared sides, grew in dollars and volume sales from October to December, dehydrated potatoes saw...
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  • January 8, 2021
    Peruvian avocado exports up by 100,000MT in 2020
    Peruvian avocado exports experienced significant growth of 32 percent in 2020. The value of these exports, however, experienced only...
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  • January 8, 2021
    Grape exports from India face uncertainties in EU market
    Due to recent lockdowns in Europe, Indian grape exports face an uncertain market with the start of the season...
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  • January 8, 2021
    2021 trends in fresh produce
    Breakthrough Solutions has summarized the top consumer trends for produce suppliers in the coming year, all of which it...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Limoneira announces organizational changes to marketing department
    John Chamberlain, who served the company for over 15 years, in his most recent role as Vice President of...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Chilean ag minister steps down
    Antonio Walker has stepped down from his role as Chile's Agriculture Minister and will be replaced by María Emilia...
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  • January 7, 2021
    England to consult on enabling gene-edited foods post-Brexit
    The British government is to begin a consultation on enabling the use of gene-edited crops and livestock in England,...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Mexican avocado exports show record rise
    Mexican avocado exports reach all-time highs and are projected to continue this trend even through price fluctuations due to...
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  • January 7, 2021
    Yentzen Group launches revamped website
    Yentzen Group, the leader in news content, consultancy services and events for the global fruit industry, has announced the...
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  • January 6, 2021
    International blueberry coalition formed to oppose U.S. import limitations
    Leading U.S. and international blueberry industry members, including Driscoll’s, California Giant Berry Farms, Agroberries S.A., and Family Tree Farms,...
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  • January 6, 2021
    Peruvian grape exports started season with 11% growth
    Exports during October, the season’s opening month, rose by 11% year-on-year to US$80 million, but there is some unease...
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  • January 6, 2021
    Freshfel Europe launches SpeakUp4FruitVeg campaign
    Freshfel Europe has launched a digital campaign for 2021, which both celebrates the UN’s International Year of Fruits and...
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  • January 6, 2021
    U.S. summer Hass avocado sales continued to grow in...
    The Hass Avocado Board’s recently published Q3 holiday recap report indicates that Father’s Day, the 4th of July and...
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  • January 5, 2021
    Colombian banana industry to "overcome challenges" in 2021
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  • January 4, 2021
    Former Hortifrut exec joins Terra Exports
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  • January 4, 2021
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  • January 4, 2021
    Peru: Farmworkers unblock northern highway amid anger over new...
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  • January 4, 2021
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  • December 14, 2020
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    U.K. shoppers worried about the government failing to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union should not...
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  • December 14, 2020
    USDA announces grants to help solve problems in avocado...
    New grants totaling US$6.3 million will help to solve problems including diseases and pests in America's avocado orchards. The post...
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  • December 14, 2020
    Chilean cherries: Latest forecast pegs exports even higher
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  • December 14, 2020
    Banana Link hits out at banana multinationals after force...
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  • December 14, 2020
    BerryWorld partners with FareShare over Christmas to provide the...
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  • December 11, 2020
    UK retail industry warns of higher good prices with...
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  • December 11, 2020
    Egyptian table grape exports to rise by 13 percent
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  • December 11, 2020
    Spain: Valencian citrus sector concerned by warehouse worker strike
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  • December 11, 2020
    Container shortage affecting exporters in U.S. and Europe
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  • December 11, 2020
    Wish Farms expands Florida strawberry farm acreage
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  • December 10, 2020
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  • December 10, 2020
    California Giant forecasts steady blueberry volumes
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  • December 10, 2020
    Chile: Fedefruta voices concerns for potential lockdowns during peak...
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  • December 10, 2020
    Biden's nominee for USDA secretary draws mixed responses
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  • December 9, 2020
    Sun World grants import license to Canadian company
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  • December 9, 2020
    Christmas and Brexit double bill put strain on UK...
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  • December 9, 2020
    Avocado consumption "off the charts" - WAO
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  • December 9, 2020
    EU recognizes UK organic certifications for one year
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  • December 9, 2020
    California avocados: Cautious optimism ahead of 2021 season
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  • December 9, 2020
    Why ASTRA fruit peeling machines are so special
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  • December 8, 2020
    South African table grape exports remain far below previous...
    Compared to last year, data shows a 34 percent decrease of South African table grape exports by week 48. The...
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  • December 8, 2020
    U.S. imports more citrus and blueberries, fewer avocados and...
    Blueberry imports hit a new peak in October, while Chilean avocado imports almost fell off the map and citrus...
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  • December 8, 2020
    Agronometrics in Charts: Lower apple volumes set spot market...
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  • December 7, 2020
    NZ: T&G launches fresh produce charity for struggling families
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  • December 7, 2020
    Tesco CEO discusses current supermarket environment, support for others
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  • December 7, 2020
    Ag industry likely to see more compromise under Biden...
    As Biden steps into office, he will have many decisions to make on key issues and will most likely...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Mission Produce's Jim Donovan to retire
    During his expansive stretch at Mission, Donovan garnered a strong reputation in sales, operations, and industry relations, but spent...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Peruvian protests: 'Normal operations to resume' after protests, harvest...
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  • December 7, 2020
    Pixofarm sets sights on southern hemisphere with apple crop...
    Austrian-based Pixofarm has developed an app that uses advanced image processing technology to analyze photos taken in the field...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Peruvian farmworker protests: Harvests hindered as exporter says 'grapes...
    The demonstrations in Peru spread north into key agricultural areas of the Andes, hindering harvests of some crops, crippling...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Exotic fruit to drive growth in reefer shipping trade
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  • December 4, 2020
    EU and U.S. avocado markets have room for growth...
    U.S and EU avocado markets could at least double in upcoming years, but it will be necessary to increase...
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  • December 4, 2020
    Nili Capital acquires fresh produce packaging specialist StePac
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  • December 4, 2020
    Colombia aims to fill global lime market gaps and...
    Colombia's lime industry is on track to becoming an "exporter of sizeable volume", says industry authority as the farms...
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  • December 3, 2020
    San Miguel appoints new CEO
    The Argentina-headquartered fresh produce company has named Pablo Plá as its new CEO. The post San Miguel appoints new CEO...
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  • December 3, 2020
    Fresh Del Monte Produce joins Science Based Targets initiative
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  • December 3, 2020
    Mexican avocado exports up through October
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  • December 3, 2020
    Nanobubbles: The technology that allows for efficient use of...
    Nanobubbles are a technology that helps to promote water efficiency in agriculture. Kapicoa is the company that has pioneered...
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  • December 2, 2020
    USITC to monitor bell pepper, strawberry imports
    The "monitoring factfinding investigations" were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a letter received on Nov. 4,...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Pure Green Farms - Hydroponic greenhouse putting down roots...
    PRESS RELEASE Situated strategically at the crossroads of America, Pure Green Farms is set to begin growing, packaging and...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Greenyard settles with regulator over late communication during 2018...
    Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) said that Greenyard had in July 2018 disclosed misleading information regarding the...
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  • December 2, 2020
    Farmworker protests in Peru hit agro-export sector
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  • December 2, 2020
    Nature Fresh Farms expands operations into Texas
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  • December 2, 2020
    LatAm banana groups seek clarification from Rainforest Alliance
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  • December 2, 2020
    Clarifruit's automated QC solution provides big benefits for both...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Citrosol improves the preservation and transport of avocados with...
    Press Release Over the last few years, Citrosol has kept pace with the avocado market, burgeoning on a global...
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  • December 1, 2020
    Kenyan avocado exports see price spike
    Export prices for a four kg pack of avocados rose Sh800 (US$7) in November, which is a 33 percent...
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