China's economic slowdown to push consumers to local brands

The country is experiencing the slowest growth in decades

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MeadWestvaco and RockTenn enter combination deal

US packaging companies hope to become a leading global provider

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Unilever downbeat on 2015 sales

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Unilever has acknowledged a 2.7% dip in total 2014 sales, clipped to €48.4bn

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Poundland sales register unexpected slowdown

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Budget retailer has revealed a new set of numbers that aren’t as shiny or polished as the City expected

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Middle East grows amid turmoil

The cosmetics market in the Middle East continues to defy the region’s instability with manufacturers taking advantage of the opportunities provided by Africa

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Puig acquires Penhaligon's and L'Artisan Parfumeur

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The team will continue to operate both brands

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A.S. Watson to acquire Netherlands-based Dirx stores

All 50 Dirx stores will be bought, while another five are due to roll out

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Update: Missha's future questioned in Hong Kong

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Speculation arises that Missha may have crumbled under weight of rival brands

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Romania’s Farmec Cluj to expand cosmetics output

Romania’s cosmetics producer Farmec Cluj plans to invest 10.7m lei or US$3.2m in new technological lines

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Coty reports Q4 losses

The company is expanding sales in emerging markets in Latin America and Asia, which offset the 9% fall in revenue in North America

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Burberry revenues beat expectations amid difficulties

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Burberry’s latest quarterly retail revenues climbed 14% to £604m

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Avon slashes jobs in Canada

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It is unknown how many jobs will be cut. Avon hopes to make $55m savings

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