L'Oreal has managed to reach its financial year sales target, helped by the concentration of products launched in its first and last quarter. However, the cost of achieving this growth may translate into low earnings for its 2003 second half results...
Beiersdorf, the German manufacturer of Nivea cosmetics, has
reported a fall in turnover for the first time in many years. In
its results to year end, the company reveals that turnover fell by
1.5 per cent to €4.67 billion in real...
German-based Henkel Group is to further strengthen its hair
cosmetics business through the acquisition of US company Advanced
Research Laboratories (ARL). The agreement will push the European
company into third position in the US...
Kao, Japan's biggest maker of toiletries, plans to add cosmetics to
its product lineup in China by the middle of next year in a bid to
find faster markets for growth. Kao's plans for China is aided by
its intention to purchase...
Avon is to become the first cosmetic company to put its name to a
co-branded credit card. The company's innitiative is set to cause a
ripple throughout the whole industry sector as companies strive to
stay ahead in an increasingly...
Atrium this week announced its full acquisition of active
ingredient supplier Siricie. The €1.6 million cash deal
demonstrates the trend of biotechnology companies moving further
towards novel products.
Tokyo is set to become L'Oréal's third largest operational centre
today, following the company's shareholding extension in Japenese
Shu Uemura Cosmetics. The agreement confirms the company's
commitment to globalising...
Procter and Gamble, owner of the Olay, Pantene and Head &
Shoulders lines and recent acquirer of Wella, today announced
healthy Q1 results including double-digit earnings growth for its
beauty and health care segments.
Kao, Japan's leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals and
personal care and household products, and Kanebo, the country's
second largest cosmetics maker, have announced a provisional
agreement to consolidate the two companies'...
The consortium led by German coffee company Tchibo has signed an
agreement to purchase a 40 per cent holding in Nivea creams maker
Beiersdorf from German insurer Allianz, upping the stakes in a
potential takeover bidding war between...
Better business plans, closer consumer relationships, tighter
customer partnerships, more sustainable growth' was the slogan
provided by Procter & Gamble's president A.G. Lafley in an
upbeat address to the company's...
The wind might have changed direction for UK-based The Body Shop
with the natural beauty company reporting first half figures for
2003 that showed profit before tax rose to £9.1 million, compared
to a loss of £0.7 million for the...
The deal announced in early September for the sale of Noiro, the
cosmetics and detergent business of Finnish healthcare specialist
Orion Corporation, to funds managed/advised by CapMan was closed
Door-to-door cosmetics giant Avon digs deeper into Russian beauty
market with a hefty $40 million (€35m) investment in production
facilities, helping to hit the company's $500 million Russian sales
target for 2007.
Amerchol Corporation has announced an agreement for the sale of
several product lines used in the manufacturing of personal care
products, as well as a manufacturing plant in Belgium, to the
Alcan's hostile takeover of French counterpart Pechiney has become
a friendly bid following acceptance of a revised offer for the
company by Pechiney's board. But getting regulatory approval may
Finnish healthcare specialist the Orion Corporation and its funds
manager/adviser, private equity investor CapMan, have agreed upon a
deal for the acquisition of Orion's cosmetics and detergent
business unit Noiro by funds managed/advised...
Direct cosmetic seller Avon Products has benefited from favourable
'currency tailwinds' in the third quarter as well as strong sales
in the US, keeping it well on track to meet, or exceed, its
financial targets. Sales for...
Consumer products group Procter & Gamble has closed a €4.65
billion deal to purchase hair care and beauty company Wella. In
agreement with the tender offer launched at the end of April this
year P&G will purchase the additional...
Valentino will regain control from Unilever Cosmetics International
(UCI) of the brand's line of fragrances. The move is a further step
in Valentino's renegotiation strategy following its acquisition by
the Marzotto Group...
A new report from market analyst Datamonitor reveals the average
Norwegian spends more on haircare products than anyone in Europe.
Consumers in Norway spend €50, almost twice the amount as the UK
consumer at €27.
Sensient Technologies Corporation, US manufacturer of colours,
flavours and fragrances, has reported a steady increase in revenue
of 9.3 per cent for Q2 compared to the same period in 2002, rising
to $261.9 million (€233.6m)
Number one flavour and fragrance house reports a drop in sales for
the second quarter, hit by a slip in European and North American
sales. International Flavors & Fragrances had expected sales to
increase by 5 per cent on 2002,...
German beauty care company Henkel has accepted a takeover offer
from US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble for its 6.86 per
cent stake in German haircare company Wella, the company said on
Friday. P&G has been in control...
Emil Flachsmann, a Swiss supplier of natural compounds and
ingredients for cosmetics, is to come under the wing of flavours
multinational Frutarom, following an agreement between the two
companies announced this week.
Swiss supplier of fragrance ingredients Givaudan has decided to
start a new share buy back programme of up to 800,000 registered
shares - representing 10 per cent of the share capital, announced
the board of directors this week.
The Body Shop founder and ardent environmental campaigner Anita
Roddick was awarded the title of Dame as part of the Queen's
Birthday Honours released on 14 June. She was awarded the title for
her life-long work in retailing,...
In response to growing demand, beauty care product company Combe
incorporated is to start distributing a new shade of Just For Men
Haircolor, recently reformulated with vitamins and conditioners,
this spring that is specifically designed...
US company IMX Cosmetics has launched a custom cosmetics line that
allows customers to mix their own personalised recipes for lip
gloss and other cosmetics and retrieve them at in-store computer
Avon Products, a direct seller of beauty and related products, has
announced it is to retain Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to provide
entertainment-based marketing strategies for the launch of its new
beauty business 'mark'.
Givenchy's Marc Jacobs Men took the awards for Men's Fragrance
Introduction of the Year Noveau Niche: Fragrance Sold in Specialty
Stores, Private Label under 500 doors and Men's Packaging of the
Year at the 2003 annual...
Canada's Omega Biotech, maker of the Protovin grape seed
antioxidant, has introduced its first cosmeceutical product this
month. The anti-ageing cream is said to firm and brighten the skin
and can also repair damage.
A cream composed of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) can improve quality
of life and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, claims a
study conducted in the US by Connecticut university together with
bioceutical company Imagenetix.
This summer, the US branch of Japanese mail order company DHC
introduces its new Eau de Parfum line of six 'intoxicating'
fragrances. The blends include aromas of jasmine, sandalwood, iris,
lemongrass, vanilla, and cinnamon.
US product development and marketing company Universal Group today
announced the introduction of Old Spice High Endurance shaving
products for men for which the trademark is licensed from Procter
US product development company Universal group - that licenses the
Old Spice High Endurance trademarks from the Procter & Gamble
company - today announced the introduction of eleven new products
US division of Japanese mail order skincare company DHC introduces
alpha-arbutin white mask. The company claims alpha-arbutin is up to
ten times more effective at brightening skin than the traditional
brightening ingredient beta-arbutin.
Israeli nutritional oil company Enzymotec claims its newly
developed natural oil based product, MultOil, has been found to
have a broad efficacy profile in skincare applications. The company
is targeting manufacturers of creams, balms,...