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,...
Mainland Chinese consumers are increasingly joining the health and
beauty craze which is gripping the west and as such have helped US
personal care group Nu Skin Enterprises to a 400 per cent increase
in revenues there during the...
UK chemicals group Croda has seen strong demand for its marine and
nutritional oils as well as products for the personal care sector,
driving sales to the personal and healthcare sectors up 14 per cent
at constant currency rates in...
Maker of Era Face spray-on foundation and other beauty products
Classified Cosmetics has filed a motion for a preliminary
injunction against cosmetics and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
manufacturer Del Laboratories in a suit that...
International household and personal care products company PZ
Cussons has is to acquire top UK haircare brand Charles Worthington
in a deal worth up to £37m (€55 m) to the celebrity hairdresser and
his business partner.
The California Court of Appeals has overturned two rulings that had
dismissed a class-action lawsuit that alleges direct-selling
cosmetics company Avon inflated figures in its financial reports by
accounting for shipments dispatched...
Clarins has announced that its contract to distribute fragrances
for Procter & Gamble in the United States would come to an end
on 31 December 2005, in a move that would allow it to concentrate
on its own fragrance brands, Clarins,...
The maker of Arm & Hammer toothpaste, Church & Dwight, has
elected a new president and chief executive officer. James Craigie,
who also takes a seat on the board, will succeed Robert Davies, who
will remain as chairman.
Unilever has sold its 9 per cent stake Elizabeth Arden, which has
closed its offering of about 2.5 million common shares at US$19.50
(€16.14) per share, including over-allotment option exercised by
investment bank Morgan Stanley.
UK-based Virgin Cosmetics' parent company Victory Corp made a
pretax profit in the year to end March 2004. The company said its
profitability was helped by Virgin Cosmetics' sales and that
trading levels in the first eight...
Skincare technology company Radiancy aims to raise £30 million (€45
m) through its flotation on the London Stock Exchange next month.
One look at Radiancy's corporate profile tells you that it is a
small company with big ideas...
Avon raises its earnings forecast and announces new cash management
and tax strategies that will see more of the US-headquartered
company's international earnings remain offshore, taking advantage
of overseas sales and profits...
Elizabeth Arden has posted a Q1 loss smaller than that reported for
the same period last year. The narrowing of losses was driven by
favourable foreign currency exchange rates and an increase in sales
of both higher margin fragrance...
Alberto-Culver has announced that it has completed the sale of its
Indola professional hair care business to Henkel. The transaction,
effective 1 June 2004, is the latest in a series of mergers and
acquisitions in the salon hair care...
Omega Pharma has agreed the acquisition of a portfolio of 60
European over-the-counter and personal care brands from Pfizer for
€135 million in a transaction to be completed around the end of
Nivea has reportedly signed a half million pound (€0.75 m) deal
with TalkSport to sponsor the UK commercial radio station's
coverage of the Euro 2004 tournament and promote its new Nivea for
Men Sensitiv product range, writes...
Shares in Natura Cosmeticos stock, which was listed on Brazil's
Novo Mercado, Wednesday, rose 12 per cent in heavy early afternoon
trade as the country's first IPO in more than two years proved
popular with investors, writes...
Revlon's shares dropped as much as 8.6 per cent before recovering
slightly, Friday, as the cosmetics company's financial makeover
plans faltered after its debt offer was cancelled due to
"unfavourable market conditions".
German hair and beauty product producer Wella has this week
announced both the most profitable first quarter in the company's
history and the signing of a purchasing agreement with Procter
& Gamble, writes Louise Sheridan.
Henkel is to acquire hair care company Indola from Alberto-Culver.
They are expected to complete the deal by 1 June 2004, subject to
final agreement and competition law clearances. The transaction is
the latest in a series of mergers...
Brazil's largest cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos is embarking
on an international roadshow for potential investors following its
announcement of the first public offering in Brazil in more than
two years, writes Louise Sheridan.
Improved fragrance sales in Europe, boosted by modest gains in
currency conversions, increased first quarter results for the US
fragrance giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF).
Strategies in 2003, to help get the company...