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L’Oréal launches coronavirus solidarity plan

L’Oréal launches coronavirus solidarity plan

French beauty group L’Oréal has launched a European coronavirus solidarity plan aimed at supporting all those on the frontline tackling the health crisis. The group’s factories, which started producing hand sanitizer last week, will step up[…]

Pernod Ricard adds Italicus & KI NO BI to portfolio

Pernod Ricard adds Italicus & KI NO BI to portfolio

French group Pernod Ricard has expanded its spirits portfolio with the addition of Italicus, the Italian premium bergamot-infused aperitivo and Japanese gin KI NO BI. Pernod Ricard explains that Italicus, founded in 2016 by Giuseppe Gallo,[…]

03/17/2020 |
LVMH’s perfume factories to make hand sanitizer

LVMH’s perfume factories to make hand sanitizer

LVMH’s Perfumes & Cosmetics division's production sites are to make hydroalcoholic gel as France faces the risk of a shortage due to the coronavirus crisis. LVMH said in a statement that from Monday March 16, all the production facilities of its[…]

Italy’s makeup industry faces up to coronavirus

Italy’s makeup industry faces up to coronavirus

The northern part of Italy, which accounts for around 65% of the world's makeup production, is facing an unprecedented challenge in light of the coronavirus crisis. For most of the major international brands, as well as many indie players,[…]

03/12/2020 | Regional focusCoronavirus
Salinas buys Fabregas Packaging

Salinas buys Fabregas Packaging

Alicante-based rigid box specialist Salinas has announced the acquisition of fellow Spanish supplier Fabregas Packaging, which had been in receivership since November 2019. Valued at €9m, Fabregas brings with it an 8,000m2 facility with a[…]

03/10/2020 |

Luxe Pack NY & NYSCC Suppliers’ Day announce “cross-over” day

The first day of luxury packaging trade show Luxe Pack New York’s 2020 edition, May 6, will run concurrently with NYSCC Suppliers’ Day at Manhattan’s Javits Center. The shows’ organizers are highlighting this as an opportunity for visitors to[…]

03/10/2020 |
IWSR launches coronavirus risk assessment tool

IWSR launches coronavirus risk assessment tool

In a bid to help wine and spirits brands navigate the impact of the coronavirus on their business, market analyst IWSR is launching its Coronavirus Risk Assessment Model (CRAM), a tool designed to leverage data and local market knowledge to[…]

03/09/2020 | Coronavirus
Guala Closures invests in digital agency SharpEnd

Guala Closures invests in digital agency SharpEnd

In a bid to accelerate its connected closures business Italian wine and spirits supplier Guala Closures has acquired a 20% share in London-based digital IoT agency SharpEnd. Guala Closures Group chief marketing officer Paolo Ferrari and Violette[…]

03/09/2020 | Consumer trends
GPA Global acquires Hub Folding Box

GPA Global acquires Hub Folding Box

Luxury secondary packaging specialist GPA Global has acquired fellow US-based company Hub Folding Box, a specialist in printing and packaging. The acquisition will expand GPA’s global manufacturing and establish North America as the cornerstone[…]

03/06/2020 | M&A
Beauty groups count the cost of coronavirus

Beauty groups count the cost of coronavirus

The number of cases of Covid-19 outside mainland China continue to climb. Last week—for the first time—there were more cases confirmed outside of the country than since the crisis began, which has seen beauty groups reassess their forecasts. As[…]

03/06/2020 | MakeupFragrance