While almost two-thirds of consumers say that supermarkets are
their first choice retailers of toiletries and household goods,
nearly 40 per cent of them still prefer to purchase cosmetics from
specialist stores and pharmacies.
While it is too soon to tell whether the influx of footballers for
Euro 2004 has had a measurable impact on sales of hair styling
mousses and gels and other men's grooming products, market analysts
Euromonitor have published...
China's metrosexuals, the "ai-mei nanren" (love-beauty men), are
spending their rising disposable incomes in beauty salons, and
contributing to the 8 per cent value growth experienced in the
The UK Co-operative Group is marking the National Cruelty-Free Week
with special cosmetics and toiletries promotions and has announced
that it has become the first retailer to be awarded the British
Union for the Abolition of Vivisection's...
The metrosexual trend is extending to the younger generation as
more than 80 per cent of American teenaged boys aged 13-17 splash
on some scent, according to a report published by US market
research company NPD.
A number of perfume retailers in Germany, led by InterCos and
Parma-Aurel, have formed an alliance named Beauty Alliance
Deutschland that is expected to generate a total annual turnover of
around €650 million.
Grandson of company founder William Lauder, who assumes the role of
chief executive officer at Estee Lauder from tomorrow, is believed
to be the driving force behind the company's move into mid-range
mass market brands.
France is witnessing two upmarket product line launches for its
cosmetics market this month, the first being a range of make-ups
for T. LeClerc's Look Illusion brand, the second being two new sun
products to add to Laboratoire...
With new EU regulations coming into force on both the testing of
chemicals and cosmetics, the demand for alternatives to animal
experiments has escalated. The European Commission is committed to
a reduction in animal testing, as evidenced...