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Weekly Insights Jul 10, 2015

Executive Summary

  • The wearables space continues to generate headlines, including a Google-Levi Strauss cooperation and the Fitbit IPO, and consumers gave wearables an enthusiastic reception at a recent fashion show
  • Unilever announced an agreement to acquire Murad, a maker of clinical skincare products, which would be its fourth acquisition in premium skincare products this year
  • Amazon is promising deals on Prime Day—July 15, the day before its 20th anniversary—that will surpass those from Black Friday
  • Coty is close to completing the acquisition of P&G’s perfume and cosmetics companies, which would double its size and make it the leader in perfumes and number-five in haircare products

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