Despite the dominance of the aerosol format, roll-ons are sticking around thanks to variation in market demand across the globe, according to research firm Euromonitor.
Avon released fourth quarter results showing that sales continue to slide at an alarming rate, just as it also announces a big hit from its bribery investigation.
US-based skin care company Restorsea has filed a lawsuit again Norway-based Aqua Bio Technology (ABT) claiming it breached a businsess contract, allegations ABT says it will fight against.
A recent campaign by Benefit Cosmetics indicates that the beauty industry has entered 2014 with a renewed focus on harnessing social media to drive consumer engagement.
A fragrance partnership between Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias and beauty company Coty has been announced, in a move which confirms Coty's intention to expand within developing markets.
Following a particularly strong growth in the US for the luxury goods trade of late, Dove has moved to take advantage of the market with its 'Men+Care' premium line.
Ulta Beauty Salon has reportedly met its growth forecast for the third quarter of 2013 with respectable increases in sales and net profits.
A growing trend in fake beauty products retailing over the internet is threatening the integrity of Estee Lauder's popular MAC brand.
Cosmetics company Avon "does not understand" the MLM model and is dangerously trapped between two different strategies for selling, according to an expert in multi-level marketing.
Global cosmetics company Sally Beauty Holdings reported a poor performance in Q4 of their financial year as profits were affected by increasing income tax despite an increase in sales.
Schwan Cosmetics has moved its USA headquarters from New Jersey to Rutherford County in North Carolina in order to take advantage of a higher quality of life and a more skilled work force.
Troubled cosmetics manufacturer Avon has reported a poor third quarter for 2013 as a result of low sales in North America and weakness in emerging markets.
The Americas have overtaken China as the engine of the world’s luxury growth, according to a report by market research firm Bain & Company.
US cosmetics giant Procter & Gamble has reported relatively static sales growth in its latest quarterly earnings report.
Natura Cosmeticos’ position as the leading cosmetics company in Brazil may ultimately depend on its ability to connect to international markets, according to Euromonitor International.
Amazon has just launched a new luxury beauty division for the US market, in direct competition with the online presence that luxury beauty retailer Sephora has already carved out.
The US government shutdown is a game of “brinksmanship” which should not damage the cosmetics industry, according to Euromonitor.
Colgate-Palmolive has announced a nearly $200 million investment to open a factory in Greenwood County South Carolina, which will manufacture personal care products including deodorants and liquid soaps.
Specialty chemicals company Innospec says it has given more impetus to its strategy to focus on personal care with the joint acquisition of the Chemsil and Chemtex businesses.
Fitch Ratings has re-affirmed cosmetic giant Natura Cosmeticos SA’s IDR rating of BBB, meaning that the company is in a good position to meet its financial obligations.
Brazilian buyers are increasingly using e-commerce to purchase cosmetics as a result of the country’s poor economic situation, according to a report by market research company E-bit.
The FDA will cease all but essential activities until the US government shutdown is resolved, including inspections, notifications and monitoring of imports - areas likely to affect cosmetic suppliers and manufacturers.
Euromonitor analyst Oru Mohiuddin has called Coty's fourth quarter results “better, but definitely not positive” and suggested that the company needs to develop a more focused strategy.
Inter Parfums has raised its guidance to $540m for 2013 in anticipation of growth in both existing and newly introduced product lines.
US cosmetics company Ulta Beauty has announced a 25 percent jump in sales in the second quarter of 2013.
The US color cosmetic market posted a 5 percent growth in 2012 on the back of innovative technology, developing fashion trends and immature markets for some products, according to a report by www.companiesandmarkets.com.
The Procter & Gamble executive board says it will stand by its CEO Bob McDonald, while activist shareholder Bill Ackman claims that his newly acquired stake in the business makes him influential.
A resurgence in skin care sales and a good performance in the US helped cosmetics giant Estée Lauder post an increase in profit for its third quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Cosmetics company Revlon will look to new product launches later this year and will build upon its strong brands having tackled financial difficulties in the first quarter of 2012.
Rexam announces it will sell personal care division following 2011 results
Packaging supplier Rexam has announced it is now ‘actively marketing’ its Personal Care business for sale following the release of the company’s 2011 results.
Cosmetic manufacturer Revlon saw its fourth quarter and full year profits plummet as it saw sales dry up in the US and Europe, with China as its only saving grace.
L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has announced that he will hand back half the stock-options he received in 2010 and that the French firm will stop using them altogether.
Cosmetics giant L’Oréal is eyeing emerging markets to increase revenue and profits in 2012 following the announcement of strong 2011 results.
Avon posts a net loss on the back of falling Q4 sales
Avon Product’s fourth quarter sales take a significant dive as it continues to be impacted by operational issues in Brazil and economic challenges in the developed markets.
IFF reports strong Q1 growth aided by fine fragrance and beauty
Particularly strong growth in both the emerging markets and fine fragrance and beauty have helped International Flavors & Fragrances to achieve revenue of $714m in the first quarter of this year; nine per cent up on the same period of last year.
Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.
Symrise sniffs out market demand to exceed sales and earnings
Symrise exceeded its sales and earnings for fiscal year 2010 thanks to the global economic recovery, strong boost in demand and a solid positioning in emerging markets.
Revlon reports net sales increase for Q4 and 2010
Global cosmetics firm Revlon announced its fourth quarter and year results, reporting an overall increase in net sales despite problematic currency fluctuations in Latin America.
Alberto Culver settles shareholder lawsuit over proposed Unilever acquisition
A group of shareholders of Alberto Culver have reached an agreement with the company stemming from its proposed acquisition by Unilever, in which it claims the best deal was not sought by the beauty care firm.
Elizabeth Arden announces net sales increase for Q1
Global beauty products firm Elizabeth Arden has released its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, citing strong momentum in international business for an increase in sales figures.
Women’s fragrance a shrinking market, Mintel
The latest report from market research company Mintel has found that sales of women’s fragrances in Food, Drug and Mass outlets, excluding Walmart, (FDMx) show a significant decline since 2005.
L’Oreal nine month results show continued growth in all divisions
All four of L’Oreal divisions have recorded strong growth in the first nine months of financial year 2010, reaffirming the strength of the company’s recovery.
Beauty segment aids AptarGroup Q3 growth
Packaging firm AptarGroup posted better-than-expected Q3 results helped by strong growth in its beauty & home and closures segments; but predicts a difficult end to the year.
J&J reports Q3 sales down but profits are up
Johnson & Johnson said sales for its US consumer products division were hard hit by a series of recalls during the period, but other divisions helped to boost the group result.
Parlux says loss of Guess license will lead to lower sales in 2011
Following its annual general meeting, executives at Parlux say the company is likely to see lower sales in 2011, due to the loss of the Guess license.
LVMH reports strong growth, driven by new launches
New fragrances and cosmetic launches help to boost group sales at LVMH by 19 per cent during the first nine months of 2009.
P&G CEO claims target of 5 billion consumers is on track
During Procter & Gamble’s annual meeting, CEO Bob McDonald says his company’s growth plan is on track to achieve its target of five billion consumers in five years.
L'Oreal rumored to be in talks over Avon takeover bid
Investors are taking rumors over a potential Avon take-over bid so seriously that share prices have risen significantly in the past couple of days.
L’Oreal underlines plans for future sustainable development
L’Oreal has been acknowledged for its efforts on sustainable development several times in the past year and its recently published annual report stresses how this area will continue to be a core focus for the business.
Investors to target natural personal care companies in 2010
Natural personal care companies are expected to be a key target for investors in 2010, according to Organic Monitor’s latest Strategic Insights report.