Author: Georgina Caldwell

Green is the new luxury: Chanel invests in Sulapac

When Chanel speaks, the luxury world listens, so let’s hope the prestige beauty camp is tuning into this particular nugget. Chanel has invested an undisclosed sum in Finnish start-up Sulapac. The French luxury beauty label is the first investor to hail from the cosmetics industry – although presumably more will follow assuming Sulapac goes ahead with the A-round funding planned for early 2019. “We have set a very high quality standard to our sustainable material, with an ambition to replace plastic, and we are very pleased to welcome Chanel, a leading brand representing the most demanding of the luxury...


Dior Lipstick brings Cara Delevingne on board as new face

LVMH-owned Dior has named model Cara Delevingne as its latest face, according to a report published by WWD. Delevingne has form with the brand, appearing in ads for the Capture Youth range and is set to front the brand’s campaign for Dior Addict Stellar Shine, which will hit billboards next spring. The line was conceived by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director, is said to capture the ‘spectacular spirit of fashion’ and sports an updated...


Croda named ‘most admired’ in British chemical sector at Management Today Awards

Croda is celebrating being named the most admired company in the British chemical sector for the second year running at the Management Today awards. The company was also voted the third most admired company in Britain – a considerable improvement on the 16th place it achieved in 2017. “For our innovative and sustainable approach to business to be acknowledged in this way is testament to the hard work and dedication of our people across the world,” commented Steve Foots, CEO. “At Croda, we have a can-do attitude and a culture where internal and external collaboration is central to everything...


If we succeed in India, we’ll go global with our herbal range: Amway tests the waters for Ayurveda

Amway has revealed that it is testing the potential for a line of herbal products on the Indian market, before taking its range global, according to a report published by The Economic Times. The direct sales company launched Attitude Be Bright Herbals line, which comprises a day cream, night cream and face wash based on aloe vera, Indian pennywort, sandalwood and sea buckthorn, in August in India. Sales currently stand at Rs5 crore, a figure the company is hoping to build up to Rs45 crore in the space of three years. “India has a strong credibility for its association...


End of an era: Unilever’s Keith Weed to step down

Unilever stalwart Keith Weed is to step down from his role as Chief Marketing Officer, according to a report published by Bloomberg. Weed’s 35-career with the Anglo-Dutch manufacturing giant will officially end in May. “Wow! Where did the last 35 years go? Time has flown. I’ve had the pleasure of working with super people in Unilever and beyond. It’s with a happy and heavy heart that I’ve decided to retire from Unilever in April. It’s been over a year in planning with exciting challenges to follow,” write Weed on Twitter. Weed pointed to the ‘business and marketing revolution in...