Procter & Gamble believes the beauty care business is a faster
growing, higher-margin and more asset effective business than food
and household products. Shifting its business to beauty care over
the last several years has boosted...
Airspray, the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer
of innovative dispensers for the cosmetics and personal care
sectors reported a significant slowdown in sales and profit growth
in the first half of 2004 due to...
Sephora, the French concept of selling beauty products from
elaborate retail outlets, is to set up shop in Toronto before the
end of the year. This move completes its effort to conquer the
North American market begun in 1998.
Looking for higher growth and lower risks, the world's leading
cosmetics companies are diversifying their distribution channels,
in particular focusing on mass retail outlets which they had
previously spurned. Estée Lauder is...
Perhaps the world already smells good enough, writes Jordan
Mateev, as Givaudan, the world's biggest maker of fragrances
and flavours reported another period of declining fragrance sales.
The Swiss company, whose mission is to...
Sales of leading brands to mass retailers and the use of big stars
such as Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Britney Spears
in its advertising campaigns helped boost Elizabeth Arden's sales,
though operating loss was...
Essel Propack, an important manufacturer of laminated tubes used in
the cosmetics, personal care and toiletries sector, has acquired
the UK-based Arista Tubes, which manufactures plastic seamless
Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes and Jaime King, all four
super models feature in a marketing campaign by US based cosmetic
group Revlon seeking to regain its balance in the mass cosmetic
market. However, the 2004 first half...
Procter & Gamble announced robust sales and profit growth for
the second quarter, exceeding its long-term targets. The strong
results were primarily driven by P&G's good performance in
beauty care and growth in developing...
Avon Products, the sixth largest global beauty company, reported
excellent sales growth in the second quarter, boosted by the
surprisingly fast-growing emerging markets. Focusing on China and
Russia, the company says it will reinvest...
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever faced tough competition
for its personal care products in the first half, operating mainly
in weak markets with declining prices. Cutting costs helped improve
operating profits at the division,...