Leading global consumer health care group, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has awarded a three-year contract for sales, merchandising and brand consulting services to Imperial Retail Solutions.
It has been confirmed by the opposition division of the European Patent Office that Schülke & Mayr holds unrestricted European patent protection for several of its preservatives for cosmetics and toiletries.
With continued growth in both local and global markets, Dr Gobac Cosmeceuticals now controls the development, manufacturing and distribution of its brand.
Global fragrances and flavours manufacturer, Symrise, has outperformed the overall market in the first nine months of 2015 and significantly boosted its earnings. The company benefited from strong demand in both segments and all regions, which saw its sales increased by 29 per cent to €1,977.0 million (9M 2014: €1,530.0 million) and its earnings – before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) – by 30 per cent to € 448.5 million (9M 2014 normalised: €343.8 million). With an EBITDA margin of 22.7 per cent (9M 2014 normalised: 22.5 per cent), Symrise is among the most profitable companies in the industry.
Science and technology company, Merck announced the relaunch of its brand identity in October. The new logo is said to reflect its transformation into a global science and technology organisation while the brand architecture at business level has been simplified.