Strong buyer demand for growing and profitable businesses in the
personal care and supplements sectors means that sellers are
increasingly able to negotiate favourable terms, according to a
report that is due to be published this...
Avon has reported that sales grew ten per cent during 2004,on the
back of a continued growth during the fourth and last quarter. But
currency weakness and a slack US market continue to hamper
otherwise healthy results.
Leading UK and international retailer Boots has reported that sales
for its mainstay toiletries division have fallen by 0.8 per cent
due to a price discounting strategy. The results reflect the
increasingly competitive retail environment...
Inter Parfums has reported a better than expected sales performance
for the fourth quarter and full year 2004. The company said that
favourable currency exchange and it Burberry branded fragrances
were the main reason for the result,...
German health and beauty care manufacturer Beiersdorf has reported
marginally better than expected results for the fourth quarter and
financial year 2004, reflecting the success of its lengthy
Avon is cutting back on non-cosmetics lines such as jewellery and
toys and concentrating on its international markets in an effort to
stem the effects of a slow US market, which the company forecasts
will not pick up during the course...
Inter Parfums says it expects sales for 2005 to be well ahead of
its original guidance following the strong performance of British
fragrance brands and the continued success of several new launches.
Simon Pitman reports.
Imagenetix, the US-based manufacturer of nutraceutical skin care
and joint care products, has continued to grow on the back of
increasing sales, the company's latest quarterly results reveal.
But even stronger future growth is...
Natural cosmetics maker Oriflame has reported a steady increase in
sales for the first nine months of the financial years, although
the most recent quarter bucked that trend, reflecting increased
costs and currency movements in international...
US-based multinational Revlon has announced a decline in sales of 7
per cent for its third quarter. As well as trying to trying to
refinance its growing debts, the company is also struggling to hold
on to its costumers.
An investment arm of the Canada-based Onex Corporation, Onex
Partners LP, has announced it has acquired the parent company of
Cosmetics Essence (CEI) - the largest contract manufacturer of
alcohol-based fragrance products in the United...
Ahead of Beiersdorf's third quarterly financial results, analysts
are warning that the Germany-based manufactuer of personal care
products is heading for a weak performance, citing a slow domestic
market as one of the leading...
Estee Lauder has reported a strong first quarter, with profits
rising 23 per cent to $95 million. And like the rash of other
cosmetics companies posting good results in the last week, it is
the international markets outside of the...
Despite Wella reporting a 7.2 per cent increase in sales for its
core cosmetics and fragrance business in the first six months of
the year, the company has reported a drop in group profits bought
on by restructuring costs - a factor...
Russia is a bread country - it has been a staple part of the diet
there for centuries, and to many people it is as much a part of the
Russian way of life as tea or vodka. But even a product with such
an impressive heritage needs to...
Despite announcing rising profits yesterday, both Unilever and
Proctor & Gamble saw their stock prices slip, reflecting
growing concerns over excessive competition in the FMCG sector.
Simon Pitman reports.
L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics group, said this week that
sales had increased 3.7 per cent rise in the first nine months,
largely thanks to its hair salon and luxury retail products, and
that it was on track to achieve...
Food and cosmetic companies in France have received letter threats
from an unidentified group warning that if they refuse to each pay
€1 million, their products will be poisoned, reports the French
One of the world's largest beauty companies, Procter and Gamble
(P&G), has announced a licensing agreement which allow it to
add IMAN and I-MAN skincare products to its extensive cosmetics
portfolio - as well as giving it...
Italian fashion brand Miss Sixty announced last week that it is to
launch a new line of fragrance, marking its first foray into the
sector - and signaling the continuing allure of the cosmetics
market to designer clothes labels. Tom...
Sales of care chemicals were up 3 per cent in the first half of
this year at German company Cognis, which said the increase to €577
million was driven largely by the skin care and fatty alcohol
Sales at the world's biggest supplier of flavours and fragrances,
Swiss company Givaudan, have been hit by the discontinued sales of
fragrance ingredients and adverse conditions for flavours but the
company said its current fragrance...
According to a new report, the major forces in the cosmetics
industry - that include L'Oreal, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) and
Unilever - are turning away from sluggish US domestic markets, and
focusing their attention on the...
Leading Russian cosmetics players Koncern Kalina has reported a 34
per cent increase in its profits for the first half of 2004. The
growth came about from a significant increase in sales, reflecting
a shift towards higher margin products...
The Alberto-Culver Company announced earlier this week that fourth
quarter and fiscal year 2004 sales and profits results were in line
with expectation, placing the company in a good position to exceed
analysts estimates, despite...
Fierce competition in the consumer goods sector has driven Unilver,
maker of some of the world's leading cosmetics and toiletry brands,
to cut back its earnings outlook for 2004 with a view to changing
it five-year sales targets.
Cosmetics giant Avon says that it is expecting strong profit and
sales growth to continue in to its third and fourth quarters. The
company said that despite flat sales in the US market, strong sales
in Central and Eastern Europe together...
World leading cosmetics companies have rediscovered "the rest of
the world" - everywhere outside Western Europe, North America
and Japan - as one of the strongest forces driving sales growth.
With increasing incomes, the...
Proctor & Gamble and Vidal Sassoon have announced that a
lawsuit claiming P&G had deliberated sabotaged Vidal Sassoon
hair care products in favour of other brands in the North American
and European markets has been settled...
Sometimes not following market trends and competitors, but sticking
to your own business and marketing strategy may be the best way to
succeed. One of the best examples of this is Avon, the sixth
largest global beauty company, which...
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.