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Baccarat names Margareth Henriquez new CEO

French luxury glassmaker Baccarat has appointed former President and CEO of Krug Champagne, Margareth Henriquez as its new CEO, effective April 1, 2022. With over 40 years of experience, of which the last 12 were spent heading up LVMH champagne[…]


Cosfibel Group appoints new CEO

French premium packaging group Cosfibel has appointed Marie Sermadiras, who joined the group in May 2021 as Executive Vice President, as its Chief Executive Officer. Having started her career as the founder of online beauty booking service[…]

01/05/2022 |

BillerudKorsnäs to acquire Verso

Swedish paper maker BillerudKorsnäs is to acquire North American coated paper producer Verso and convert one of its facilities into a paperboard production site. As part of its aim to expand in North America, BillerudKorsnäs is to purchase[…]

12/23/2021 |

MS BeautiLab names GM North America

In line with MS BeautiLab’s Pulse 2025 strategy, the French cosmetic formulation specialist is focusing on expansion to North America with the appointment of Shannaz Schopfer as General Manager of the region. Having over 20 years of experience[…]

12/06/2021 |

Superga names VP Business Development

Beauty supplier Superga Beauty has appointed Laurent Bourgoin as VP Business Development. Reporting to President Leslie Bréau Meniger, Bourgoin is tasked with accelerating the development of new business, new geographical areas and high-added[…]

09/16/2021 |

Goldfield & Banks opts for Quadpack cap

Looking for a European provider for its perfume caps, Australian niche fragrance brand Goldfield & Banks turned to Quadpack. The wooden cap is made of ash from sustainably managed forests and has a PP liner. It is decorated using lacquering and[…]


Pantone’s Colors of the Year 2021

Color institute Pantone has elected two colors – gray and yellow – for its traditional Color of the Year for 2021, with the shades said to be “both enduring and uplifting”. Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is described as being emblematic of solid[…]


Laminate manufacturer API files for bankruptcy

API Americas, supplier of laminates and foils for the luxury packaging sector among others industries, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. The supplier is hoping to find a buyer, according to industry reports. API’s UK business also[…]


James Cropper appoints Global Luxury Packaging Lead

James Cropper has named Tricia Hartmann to the role of Global Luxury Packaging Lead, a newly created position for the UK paper manufacturer. Hartmann comes from Arjowiggins Creative Papers, where she was in charge of luxury packaging development[…]


L’Oréal names Packaging Design Director

Pierre Favresse has been appointed Director of Packaging Design at L’Oréal. He was previously with home furnishing brand Habitat and Creative Director at Spanish luxury porcelain specialist Lladró.