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Avon Refreshes Executive Leadership Team With McCoy Still At Head

Avon seems intent on dispelling rumors that CEO Sheri McCoy is on her way out, stating June 20 that all planned changes to its executive leadership structure are now complete. New appointments include execs with previous experience at Herbalife and Procter & Gamble.

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Cosmetics News In Brief: Unilever Moves Into Makeup; L'Oreal Divests The Body Shop; More

"The color cosmetics category has been showing high growth rates, driven by social media content, channel diversity and democratization of professional makeup techniques," Unilever's Personal Care President Alan Jope notes in a June 19 release announcing the acquisition of Hourglass Cosmetics. More news in brief.

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Carlyle Trims Nature's Bounty Assets: Private Equity Rolls In Supplement Space

Carlyle's $2.2bn sale of Nature's Bounty's Holland & Barrett business to a Russian investment fund is the latest sign of the private equity sector's continuing interest in the health and wellness space.

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Waiting For FDA: Federal Courts Debate Stays Of 'Natural' Class Actions

Mayer Brown attorney Dale Giali discusses the "natural" litigation landscape, where litigants increasingly are sparring over the appropriateness of stays in light of FDA's comment-gathering initiative launched in 2015.

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MusclePharm Trims Loss, Vitamin Shoppe Stretches Spark: Health And Wellness Industry News

Age group clear in UK follow-on formula ad; MusclePharm trims loss; Kill Cliff alive with investment; and more news in brief.

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Vitamin Shoppe Turnaround Tools Include Auto-Delivery, Price-Matching

The firm has looked to boost sales through a retail re-invention strategy for improving customers' shopping experience with better store layouts, product assortment and website improvements. Now it’s using tools “directly focused on customer acquisition, price/value and customer retention,” CEO Colin Watts says.

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Nutricosmetics Pose Intriguing Possibilities For Brands That Hit Wall With Skin-Care Claims

Statements about collagen production, maintaining cellular integrity, addressing age spots, even shrinking wrinkles and treating noncystic acne – all are viable structure/function claims for nutricosmetics, assuming there's evidence to back them up. The Rose Sheet discusses the growing opportunity with regulatory and legal experts and provides an overview of the market at present.

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Is 'Moisturol' Up For Grabs? NBC's Faux Nutricosmetic May Be Worth Reconsidering

The "Moisturol" pill that Dateline NBC pitched in 2006 to test the integrity of the infomercial industry – because it "could not possibly work as advertised" – is a lot less outrageous today amid a global nutricosmetics boom. The Rose Sheet considers how the faux beauty-from-within innovation might fare with consumers and regulators in 2017.

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Rose Report Podcast – July 2017

The Rose Sheet's editorial team counts off top news items in the cosmetics and dietary supplement sectors in July. In this installment we discuss developments under the EU’s cosmetics animal-testing ban, cosmetic preservatives positioned for elimination, and a bill advancing in California that would tighten requirements for continuity marketing; On the supplement side, warning letters are issuing regularly, but investments in the industry also are up, while innovative medical foods and probiotics are creating new growth opportunities.

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Revlon Aims “Laser Focus” At Online Channels, Fast-Tracks Innovation

Revlon was hit hard in the second quarter by a slowdown in the US mass retail channel, but the firm is making moves to strengthen its e-commerce presence and accelerate its innovation program. "Third quarter is the beginning of the innovation phase," which "is the reason why we feel very good about the balance of the year," CEO Fabian Garcia said.

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L’Oréal Benefits From 'Skin-Care Comeback,' With Mass Makeup Slowing

The French beauty giant has reported back-to-back quarters of sluggish mass-market makeup growth, particularly in the US, but strong performances from luxury and skin-care products drove sales up 4%, reported, during the first half of fiscal 2017. L'Oreal is eager to reinvest proceeds from its sale of The Body Shop to increase profitability in the back half of the year, company leadership says.

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P&G Looks To Follow Brand Trimming By Spreading Through M&A

P&G posts 2% organic growth in its latest quarter and its adjusted EPS beat analyst expectations as it is again interested in M&A. However, analysts ask whether P&G, under pressure from an activist investor, has entered a growth era or is pushing a “false positive.”

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GSK Trims Nutritional Drink Lines, Wants All Of Its Consumer JV Pie

With its July 26 earnings report, the UK firm made clear it's ready to become sole owner of its consumer health JV with Novartis, and that divesting UK brands Horlicks and MaxiNutrition are among its steps toward cutting manufacturing costs.

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KKR Steers Nature's Bounty With Carlyle In Back Seat After Seven-Year Ride

Since acquiring Nature's Bounty in 2010 and taking the publicly traded firm private, Carlyle could have been at the helm longer than executives at the private equity firm intended or expected, exceeding the five-year plan typical for similar investments.

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Activist Investor Forces P&G's Hand: Shareholder Vote On Joining Board

Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, with a stake of around 1.5%, isn't satisfied with P&G progress from multiple initiatives across more than five years toward gaining market share for its health, personal and household care products and increasing margins.

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