Toothpaste maker Colgate-Palmolive says it is axing more than 4,000
of its global work force and closing a third of its 78 factories in
a restructuring plan that aims to save the company up to $300
million a year. Simon Pitman reports.
The UK is likely to be the first market in Europe to be hit by the
US fad for oral convenience whitening products. Researchers say
that as British consumers consistently follow American consumer
patterns, the big cosmetic companies...
Encynova, a provider of precision pumps, announces the new 2-1
Development Unit, which is said to provide increased process
development versatility for a variety of chemical-based liquid
metering applications. Simon Pitman reports.
In the US, BMK, a general merchandise distributor, has purchased
Baltimore-based Rita Ann Distributors, one of the nation's largest
cosmetics distributors, from AmerisourceBergen Corporation,
extending its presence in that sector.
London-based Reflexion Cosmetics, a company which was formed to
acquire businesses in the UK toiletries and cosmetics sector has
announced pre-tax losses for its first six month period in trading,
as it still waits to make its first...
A new high-end make-up line for ethnic consumers, Haute Face, is
being launched in the US and Europe in a bid to muscle in on the
burgeoning market for ethnic personal care products. Simon
Salon hair care product sales in both the US and Europe will
continue to perk up the stagnant hair care segment in the coming
years as more and more hairdressing businesses clue into greater
potential earnings. Simon Pitman reports.
Swiss company Cosmetochem International has signed a new
distributor for its botanical extracts and actives in the US and
Latin American markets. The deal is part of the group's aim to
increase sales in the Americas by as much...
In the US The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded Obagi Medical
Products' Nu-Derm System Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen
with its Seal of Recommendation. The product won the award due to
its effective combination of active...
The market for functional skin and hair care is continuing to boom
in Europe. A recent market report highlights the UK as being the
fastest growing market for functional care products, as consumers
take to treatments that assure them...
The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association is today holding
its annual Regional Meeting in California, US. The one-day seminar
will feature information sessions focusing on regulatory,
international, legislative, and scientific...
Rapidly increasing consumption of cosmetics products helped fuel a
14.2 per cent growth in China's retail sales during the month of
October. The figures confirm the continued rise of cosmetics sales
in the country and the mounting...
Although ethnic personal care in the UK, US and South Africa has
experienced steady growth in recent years, it has failed to live up
to early expectations. A recent report highlights that steady
market growth will continue, but that...
China's government is set to free up the market for direct sales in
the country, a move that is likely to allow the direct sale of
cosmetics by international companies such as Avon, Nu Skin and
Oriflame. Simon Pitman reports.
Stars are rarely out of the cosmetics limelight, and this week we
report on US singer Jessica Simpson being sued by a cosmetic
supplier of the Dessert brand she endorses. Also more details on
Unilevers plans to cut its advertising...
Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame is about to launch a new line of
products called Indulgence, combining essential oils and
all-natural products. Tapping in on the premium end of the mass
market, the line is said to focus on giving...
A declining US personal care sector, twinned with the sluggish
growth of personal care products across Europe have failed to halt
an overall increase in the global personal care market, despite
Latin America and a number of emerging...
Growing concern about personal appearance amongst the older
generation is set to boost sales of cosmetics items such as hair
loss remedies and acne treatments in the US and Western Europe.
According to a new study sales of such products...
The continuing American obsession with health and well-being has
contributed to steep growth in the anti-ageing product market,
which is set to prove particularly lucrative for formulators of
cosmetics ingredients. Tom Armitage reports.
Gillette, the US male grooming company, claim that sporting a
facial adornment - ranging from beards, and moustaches, to designer
stubble - can seriously hamper your chances of success in the
fields of wealth, politics and power....
International beauty firm Avon, has announced it is to launch a
number of cosmetics products marketed exclusively at the male
market - marking a break in a 118 year tradition for the company.
Tom Armitage reports.
A new report has hailed the emerging winners in the global
cosmetics market as those who continue to use product innovation as
their main feature in driving sales growth - proving particularly
important in an ever crowded retail environment....
The loss of fat and sun exposure play a bigger role than gravity in
ageing the face, surgeons heard a conference today in the US,
re-enforcing opportunities for cosmetic players operating in the
anti-ageing or sun care market.
A recessionary economy and increasing diversion of brands has
stunted growth in the US market for salon hair care products in
recent years but manufacturers could gain market share if they
refresh their product lines with new, trendy...
With thousands of new and updated cosmetics products introduced
into the EU market each year, a new online directory has been set
up to help allay consumer fears over the safety of some cosmetic
products. Tom Armitage reports.
Tesco, the UK's leading supermarket chain, is hoping to bolster
sales growth across its health and beauty range this Christmas by
riding on the back of continuing UK demand for luxury cosmetics.
The bid is an attempt to increase...
The fixation on celebrity culture and the influence of women's
magazines are continuing to drive international sales of make-up.
According to the latest report from Mintel, names such as Catherine
Zeta Jones and Kate Moss who...
Europe continues to lead the way in the global fragrance market,
with a recent market report pointing out that it now accounts for
40 per cent of all international sales. But a closer look at
individual markets reveals a mixed bag...
Laboratoire Dermscan, an independent French pre-clinical and
clinical testing centre, has been drafted in by the Cosnessens
Company to undertake a clinical and subjective trial of its Ice
Source skincare brand. Tom Armitage reports.
International media have focused in on Donald Trumps agreement to
become the 'spokesperson' for a new perfume to be launched by Estee
Lauder's Aramis and Designer Fragrances. Although some mind find it
an odd match,...
Fourteen per cent of American adults say they have had some type of
cosmetic treatment or surgery, according to the results of a new
Harris Interactivepoll of 2,719 US adults conducted online between
September 9 and 13, 2004 for the...
With the Russian cosmetics sector continuing to experience double
digit growth, it is not surprising that the market is currently
brimming with new product launches, from both Western European and
Following on from the extension of its Finest food range into
personal care, European retailer Tesco has added to the range with
six new products for its bath and body care collection that target
the luxury end of the market.
Volume growth of cosmetics and toiletries in Morocco declined
across many sectors particularly in colour cosmetics, skin care and
fragrances. According to a new report from Euromonitor, this is due
to a shift towards Islamic values...
The urban Chinese Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry has
out-stripped all the fast-growing Asian economies, including India,
over the past year. And a Closer look at the ACNielsen figures
reveals that growth in cosmetics and...
DSM Nutritional Products has just opened up the world's largets
vitamin E production facility in response to growing demand from a
number of different business areas, including the cosmetics
industry, reports Dominique Patton.
Spurred by magazines, young girls, now use cosmetic more than ever,
shows a new Mintel research. Further to this analysts believe that
plans to place teen cosmetic brands in school vending machines may
push sales even more.
As the lack of of beauty products available to Latino women becomes
increasingly obvious, cosmetics companies are increasingly starting
to offer make-up lines for darker complexions. Cosmetics Design's
Iordan Mateev takes a look...