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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

Pernod Ricard invests in KI NO BI gin

Pernod Ricard is strengthening its gin portfolio with a "significant investment" in KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin. The investment will mainly be used to fund a state-of-the-art distillery for the ultra-premium Japanese gin brand to meet increasing[…]

03/05/2020 |
Edition Spéciale by Luxe Pack gets creative in 2020

Edition Spéciale by Luxe Pack gets creative in 2020

Paris trade show Edition Spéciale by Luxe Pack is gearing up for its second edition in May with an uptick in exhibitor numbers, crafts and design animations and a focus on innovative start-ups. Like its inaugural edition in 2019, this year’s[…]

03/05/2020 |

KDC/One buys Cosmetic Laboratories of America

Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/One) has acquired California-based Cosmetic Laboratories of America, a formulator and packager of beauty and personal-care products. The deal expands KDC/One's footprint on the West Coast of the US, creating[…]

03/03/2020 |
Prestige beauty paints a mixed picture

Prestige beauty paints a mixed picture

The prestige beauty market is contrasted, with a scissors effect between makeup and skincare, highlighted market-research firm The NPD Group at CEW’s Beauty Business event in Paris last week. Prestige beauty sales in North America were flat In[…]

03/03/2020 | skincareData
Distill Ventures’ Shilen Patel talks no/low drinks packaging

Distill Ventures’ Shilen Patel talks no/low drinks packaging

Describing itself as “the world’s first independent drinks accelerator”, Distill Ventures (Diageo) scouts novel newcomer spirits brands looking to scale up and become the sought-after brands of tomorrow. On that journey, packaging plays an[…]

03/02/2020 | Consumer trends
Piramal Glass expands capacity in India

Piramal Glass expands capacity in India

The Indian glassmaker is investing $42m in the expansion of its plant in Jambusar, Gujarat. The supplier will add a furnace with seven new lines catering to the cosmetics & fragrance, specialty food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The[…]

02/28/2020 | FragranceSpirits