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France’s premium fragrance sales fare better than selective beauty overall

France’s premium fragrance sales fare better than selective beauty overall

The market may have seen sales of premium perfumes plummet between January and end October of 2020, but the category's online sales increased by 41% during the same period, says NPD data. While premium fragrance sales in France saw a[…]

12/16/2020 |
Lalique Group’s The Glenturret reveals new identity

Lalique Group’s The Glenturret reveals new identity

The rebrand of Whisky distillery The Glenturret, acquired by Lalique Group in 2018, highlights the heritage of Scotland’s oldest working distillery, founded in 1763. Paris-based brand and packaging design agency Appartement 103 is behind the[…]

L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

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L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

L’Oréal is out to reinvent the consumer experience and packaging will play a vital role in this transformation. In our exclusive interview, Jacques Playe, appointed Global Head of Packaging & Product Development earlier this year, speaks with[…]

Groupe Pochet sets out roadmap for return to profitability

Groupe Pochet sets out roadmap for return to profitability

With the hard-hit premium fragrance market its core business, Groupe Pochet is set to see around a 30% drop in sales for 2020 as a result of the health crisis. A return to profitability and increased agility are two big goals for the French[…]

12/08/2020 |
Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Described as the premium spirits market’s first sustainable alternative to conventional plastic closures, including biodegradable options, Amorim’s RE-Cork, the newest collection to launch in the Portugal-based supplier’s Top Series portfolio,[…]

L’Explorateur du Goût launches La Spirithèque premium spirits refill station

L’Explorateur du Goût launches La Spirithèque premium spirits refill station

Inspired by the growing trend for luxury in-store fragrance fountains, La Spirithèque invites consumers to refill their bottles with their spirit of choice. Launched last month at 30 wine merchants in France, the goal is to be present in 100[…]

12/03/2020 | Consumer trends
Salinas rebrands, sets sustainability roadmap

Salinas rebrands, sets sustainability roadmap

Along with its newly minted identity, Salinas Packaging Group, the Spanish rigid box manufacturer, has outlined its sustainability goals for the years ahead. The year 2020 has been busy for Alicante-based box supplier Salinas. In March, just[…]

12/01/2020 | CSR
HCP invests in ex-Rusi plant, makes strides in sustainability

HCP invests in ex-Rusi plant, makes strides in sustainability

Following the acquisition of mascara specialist Rusi in 2017, HCP is aiming to make the Germany-based operation its “packaging platform”. The cosmetics packaging supplier is also innovating on the sustainability front with EcoWood, a bio-based[…]

MultiScent 20: a tablet turned fragrance sampler

MultiScent 20: a tablet turned fragrance sampler

Brazilian scent tech start-up Noar’s MultiScent 20 is a patented technology allowing consumers to sample up to 20 fragrances via a tablet. Exclusively distributed by US-based sampling specialist Orlandi, the device is geared to retail and to[…]

11/27/2020 | Consumer trends
Quadpack bets on sustainable solutions & collaborative innovation

Quadpack bets on sustainable solutions & collaborative innovation

Cosmetics packaging supplier Quadpack is targeting €400m in sales for 2025, up from €131m in 2019, and a global market share of 2%, up from 0.6% currently, making it one of the world’s top-five suppliers in its sector. To get there, the company[…]