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This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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NPD Group has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with TNS Infratest to acquire its Italian perfumery business, company announces Oct. 12. TNS Infratest is an Italian subsidiary of international market information provider Taylor Nelson Sofres. Deal aims to "strengthen NPD's position as the leading provider of comprehensive sales tracking information for the Selective Beauty industry in Europe and the U.S.," according to NPD. "This is an exciting step forward and paves the way for future expansion of our Selective Beauty business in Europe and Asia," NPD Europe President Andy Tarshis notes...

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