Swiss-based global fragrance and flavours giant Givaudan says that
a down-turn in its performance for the first six months of the year
was buouyed by a stronger showing from it international fragrance
Gillette has reported a significant rise in both quarterly sales in
profits boosted by a series of new product launches. The results
leave it in good shape for the proposed merger with P&G later
this year, reports Simon Pitman.
P&G is building on four years' of solid growth, having revealed
that its most recent quarterly results are continuing the trend and
is pointing to the proposed merger with Gillette as a means of
continuing the current momentum...
The gap is growing between Avon's leading market, the US, and the
rest of the world, as growth in both second quarter revenue and net
income continues to prop up a sagging domestic performance. But a
dip in China sales and slower...
L'Oreal has reported a significant growth in its second quarter
sales on the back of a solid performance in both North America and
new markets, prompting investment firm UBS to upgrade its rating,
reports Simon Pitman.
The growth of the Australian cosmetics and toiletries industry has
dipped for a second year in a row, mirroring growth in the general
economy and the slower retail environment. But with income levels
still high the latest market report...
The maker of the Nivea brand has announced first quarter sales
broadly in line with the previous quarter, but a small increase in
profits helped the company to achieve a respectable bottom line,
reports Simon Pitman.
P&G appears to be going from strength-to-strength, with the
announcment that it has increased its first quarterly sales by 10
per cent, exceeding market expectations. Analysts say that the
performance is proof of the company's...
Despite global sales rising 9.5 per cent Colgate-Palmolive has
reported an 11 per cent drop in net profits for its first quarter
results. However, the company said that increased advertising
expenditure had managed to ensure sales...
Direct sales player Oriflame has announced a significant drop in
its first quarterly profits despite a healthy increase in sales.
The results reflect last year's IPO and refinancing expenses,
reports Simon Pitman.
Although the US market for fragrances has shown a distinct downturn
in recent years, an upturn in 2004 was driven by rising demand from
the Hispanics market, combined with the continued strength of big
name endorsements. Simon Pitman...
In reaction to the EC directive to regulate levels of Farnesol,
Symrise has launched a new purer grade of Bisabol - Dragosantol 100
- enabling cosmetic and personal care formulators to meet the
introduction of the regulation on 10...
L'Oreal announced second half financial results broadly in line
with market expectations at the end of last week, boosted by strong
sales in both the US and emerging markets. However, analysts
believe that improvements in profitability...
Avon has reported that sales grew ten per cent during 2004,on the
back of a continued growth during the fourth and last quarter. But
currency weakness and a slack US market continue to hamper
otherwise healthy results.
Leading UK and international retailer Boots has reported that sales
for its mainstay toiletries division have fallen by 0.8 per cent
due to a price discounting strategy. The results reflect the
increasingly competitive retail environment...
Contrary to many reports that men's grooming is a major boom sector
a recent report indicates that British men are more interested in
keeping the contents of their bathroom cabinets down to a minimum.
Simon Pitman reports.
Cosmetics giant Avon says that it is expecting strong profit and
sales growth to continue in to its third and fourth quarters. The
company said that despite flat sales in the US market, strong sales
in Central and Eastern Europe together...
World leading cosmetics companies have rediscovered "the rest of
the world" - everywhere outside Western Europe, North America
and Japan - as one of the strongest forces driving sales growth.
With increasing incomes, the...
Airspray, the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer
of innovative dispensers for the cosmetics and personal care
sectors reported a significant slowdown in sales and profit growth
in the first half of 2004 due to...
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...
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.
L'Oréal has announced a good start to 2004 following the release of
its first quarter results. The company saw growth in all of its
cosmetic divisions despite a high base of comparrison against last
year's results. The dermatology...
France's perfume and cosmetics industry has reported a domestic and
global sales increase of 1.6 per cent for 2003. Findings show that
the French remain the world's top users of cosmetics and fragrances
with half a milion...
Avon Products has attributed its fourth quarter earning and sale
growth figures to the company's success in Europe. Sales in the EU
rose 30 per cent to €440 million and operating profit rose by 50
per cent. Strong international...
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...
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.
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)