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Colgate Engages Consumers To 'Buy Into' Brands On Digital Spend Boost

Colgate targets at least 20% of its global media spending digitally as part of a larger marketing push to help counter marketplace uncertainties. It also is engaging in programs that create “meaning” for its brands and is engaging with consumers more on social media, says President and CEO Ian Cook.

Dietary Supplements Advertising, Marketing & Sales Business Strategies

J&J Consumer Health Brands Deliver Local Connections In Startup Style

J&J is growing Listerine mouthwash sales tapping into local tastes while continuing a global marketing push, says consumer business chief Jorge Mesquita. The firm also is developing strategy to make its brands “ambidextrous,” competing among small as well as large businesses.

Dietary Supplements Distribution Innovation

Legacy Consumer Health Firms Invest To Compete In Startups' Realm: E-Commerce

J&J, Colgate, P&G and Church & Dwight look to e-commerce to regain market share from smaller, nimble consumer health brands and digital-based retail startups, executives from the firms say at Barclays Global Consumer Staples conference.

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FTC Chair Nominee Links Ad Claims Enforcement To Consumers' Loss

President Trump nominates as FTC chair Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney who led its Bureau of Competition under former President Bush. Advertising law attorneys say Simons sees whether consumers incurred economic injury to be central to enforcement on false advertising complaints.

Dietary Supplements Regulation

Omega-3 Ingredients Fair Trade Complaint? Not FDA's Bailiwick, Amarin Says

The drug maker says it's not asking ITC to interpret the FD&C Act, but to investigate whether some omega-3 ingredient suppliers and marketers are failing to fulfill "certain marketplace expectations about the nature" of their products. ITC on Oct. 27 will vote on whether to investigate the complaint targeting a large part of the omega-3 market.

Dietary Supplements Legal Issues

Sexy Hair, Ulta Fail To Dismiss Suit Challenging 'Sulfate-Free' Line

Massachusetts District Court says a plaintiff has satisfied minimal requirements to proceed with her proposed class action, which alleges that the previously named Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free line actually contained sulfates and other salts, contrary to marquee claims. In fact, while reasonable consumers wouldn't think to look there, the ingredients were identified in small print in back-panel ingredient lists, she says.

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L'Oreal Boosting Startups That Optimize Sampling, 'Recognize' Digital Product Images

"Merging the innovation capacities of L'Oréal with those of beauty tech startups creates a powerful synergy which helps to address the aspirations of our consumers and to build a new generation of personalized and smart digital services," explains Chief Digital Officer Lubomira Rochet in L'Oreal's announcement.

Business Strategies Innovation

Beauty Launches In Brief: Silk'n Titan Anti-Aging Device; Walgreens' Crowd-Sourced YourGoodSkin; More

The FDA-cleared Silk'n Titan uses three forms of energy to "tighten facial skin," according to marketer Home Skinovations; Walgreens Boots Alliance unveils YourGoodSkin, a line it says was co-created by a community of consumers who provided input over a two-year period. More beauty launch news in brief.

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Rose Report Podcast – September 2017

Rose Sheet’s editorial team counts down top news items in the cosmetics and dietary supplement sectors over the past month, including possible cosmetics regulatory convergence under a renegotiated NAFTA, the FTC’s first enforcement action against social media influencers, FDA movement to develop a list of “old dietary ingredients” pre-dating DSHEA, and more.

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P&G's China Turnaround Fueled By Premium Skin-Care Gains, Hair Innovations

SK-II sales jumped 40% in China during the firm's fiscal 2018 first quarter, and Olay also was up in the mid-teens, P&G reports. Execs discussed hair-care innovations in the country and the importance of engaging Chinese millennials during the firm's Q1 call with analysts.

Sales & Earnings Commercial

Abbott Nutrition, FDA Warning, OWL Board: Health And Wellness Industry News

Abbott Nutrition sales flat; Texas herbal coop gets FDA warning; And CRN appoints OWL advisory board.

Dietary Supplements Sales & Earnings

J&J Beauty Sales Offset Sluggish Oral, Baby Care Product Results

J&J’s beauty business had 4.4% sales growth operationally in the third quarter to $1.03bn, boosted by the addition of Vogue brands. The unit helped offset slower sales of oral care and baby care products, which are competing with new market entries and online start-ups.

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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.

Consumer Business Strategies

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.

Dietary Supplements M & A

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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