Unilever Full-Year Net Gains 4.9%

Company sales declined in 2014, hit by slowdowns in Europe and China.

Beiersdorf 2014 Sales Rise 2.3%

Both of the company’s segments — its consumer and adhesive units — registered gains in the period.

Grace Beauty Invests in Digital Up-and-Comers

Changes in beauty and fashion retailing have not been lost on Grace Beauty.

Walgreen Shareholders Approve Alliance Boots Deal

The company is planning to acquire the remaining interest in Alliance Boots GmbH.

Women Seeking Hair Removal Spur Kaya Shares: Corporate India

Rising income in the world’s second-most populous country is fueling demand for beauty products and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Beauty's Biggies No. 1: Buy, Buy, Buy

Beauty powerhouses have been on a shopping spree, snapping up one tempting brand after another.

Eleven Hygiene Product Makers Fined $745.6M in France

L’Oréal said it will appeal the decision handed down by France’s competition authority on Thursday.

Avon, China, corruption, bribes, court, guilty,

Avon to Pay $135M in Corruption Case

The beauty firm's aggressive efforts to break into the Chinese direct-to-consumer market led it to plead guilty in a Manhattan criminal court.

TPG, Beautycounter, stake,

TPG Takes Stake in Beautycounter

Investment firm’s John Bailey to join the products marketer's board.

L'Oréal Acquires Israel's Coloright

The start-up develops hair fiber optical reader technology.

Shiseido, Japan, beauty, business strategy, outlook, Masahiko Uotani,

Shiseido Unveils Strategic Plan

Under new ceo Masahiko Uotani, the company will pursue M&A opportunities, introduce new brands and ramp up research and development investments.

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