16-Sep-2013 By Chris BARKER
US cosmetics company Ulta Beauty has announced a 25 percent jump in sales in the second quarter of 2013.
27-Aug-2013 By Chris BARKER
Limited Brands, parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, has reported solid results combined with a reduction in gross margin and slowing growth in sales in its Q2 financial report.
25-Jul-2013 By Chris BARKER
International fragrance, consumer products and flavor giant Givaudan reported a 5.7 percent growth in sales for the first half of 2013, with a solid performance bolstered by high growth in Latin America and other emerging markets.
02-May-2013 By Simon Pitman
The Estée Lauder Companies posted solid third quarter results, as sales climbed steadily and profits rose significantly as it realized benefits from its cost restructuring program.
Avon results take another big hit as sales continue to slide
01-Nov-2012 By Simon Pitman
Avon Products has reported another big dip in sales and net profit for its third quarter as the company continues to battle operational challenges and a sliding market share.
Avon profits fall 70 percent on lack of product focus
01-Aug-2012 By Simon Pitman
Avon Products has reported one of its worst quarterly results in many years, with both sales and profits taking a big hit on the back of tough market conditions and an ill-defined product portfolio.
02-May-2012 By Michelle Yeomans
The deodorant and antiperspirant segment of the market, already up 16 percent since 2006 is set to continue to drive the market through 2016 and beyond due to population growth in the US.
Sally Beauty reports strong increase in sales for Q1
02-Feb-2012 By Simon Pitman
Beauty retailer and provider Sally Beauty has reported a strong rise in sales in the first quarter together with an increase in EBITDA margin, in turn beating analysts’ expectations.
P&G results hit by weak US markets, forecast reduced on strong dollar
30-Jan-2012 By Simon Pitman
Although Procter & Gamble’s second quarter results were buoyed by a strong performance in the developing markets, slower consumer spend in the US market holds back growth.
Sally Beauty reports strong quarter on acquisition and more stores
16-Nov-2011 By Simon Pitman
Leading US cosmetic retailer and provider Sally Beauty has announced a big hike in both its net profit and sales for the fourth quarter on the back of significant business expansion.
Elizabeth Arden Q1 boosted by strong international sales
US color cosmetics and fragrance player Elizabeth Arden has posted a strong first quarter, boosted by international sales and positive currency translations.
Avon hit by flat US dollar sales and fresh SEC China probe
03-Nov-2011 By Simon Pitman
Avon third quarter US dollar sales were virtually flat, while a renewed SEC probe into bribes in China meant the company’s stock value has plummeted to a year low.
Key cosmetic trends to fight the economic doldrums
02-Aug-2011 By Simon Pitman
Although market researcher Demeter Group is predicting tougher times for the US cosmetics industry in the second half of 2011, there are a handful of key industry trends that are expected to cushion the blow.
Skin care and oral care in the plus for J&J's second quarter
27-Jul-2011 By Pooja Kondhia
US-based personal care products giant Johnson and Johnson has released its second quarter results for this year 2011, with skin care and oral care both in the plus.
Sex, chocolate, coffee? No thanks I prefer my cosmetics
14-Apr-2011 By Andrew McDougall
According to a recent survey carried out in the US, women are more willing to sacrifice luxuries such as chocolate, coffee or even sex for a week than to give up their favorite beauty product.
Women looking to cut costs in their daily beauty routine
22-Dec-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Whilst the majority of women follow an anti-aging beauty regime, over half are taking action to save money on anti-aging products with some looking to pay less on products they already buy.
Black Friday not expected to kick-start holiday shopping this year
24-Nov-2010 By Andrew McDougall
As Black Friday approaches, two surveys by market analysts Accenture and the NPD Group, have revealed that shoppers are more likely to spend the same or less than last year, this holiday period.
Sales down for Colgate-Palmolive on weaker dollar
28-Oct-2010 By Katie Bird
Colgate-Palmolive has reported a slight drop in third quarter sales dragged down by the weakening dollar, although net income remains strong.
Avon Q3 sales show strong gains from new markets
28-Oct-2010 By Simon Pitman
Avon Products reported above market average sales growth for the third quarter, a result that was driven by strong growth in new markets that helped to offset falling North American sales.
L’Oreal nine month results show continued growth in all divisions
25-Oct-2010 By Simon Pitman
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.
Colgate first quarter profits hit by Venezuelan currency devaluattion
05-May-2010 By Simon Pitman
Colgate-Palmolive has announced strong sales growth for its first quarter, driven by robust overseas sales, but tax charges relating to the Venezuelan currency devaluation hit profits.
Avon’s profits fall despite sales increase
03-May-2010 By Katie Nichol
Direct-seller Avon has reported a 14 percent increase in first quarter revenue aided by double digit sales growth in the company’s strongest markets; Europe and Latin America.
Colgate-Palmolive continues to dominate oral care sector
28-Jan-2010 By Katie Bird
Oral care provider Colgate-Palmolive has benefited from strong fourth quarter sales growth and positive foreign currency effects, leading it to report a substantial profit increase.
Price-cuts bring consumers back to the P&G fold
28-Jan-2010 By Simon Pitman
Procter & Gamble has delivered net sales growth of 6 percent for its second quarter, with strong unit volume sales growth indicating its brands are back on track.
Beauty market losing out to other consumer categories
26-Nov-2008 By Simon Pitman
The beauty market remains a safe bet, despite stronger evidence that the US economy has taken a downturn although its position is slipping.
Avon profits miss expectations on economic turmoil
30-Oct-2008 By Simon Pitman
Avon has reported a strong rise in its third quarter profits, but poor North American sales spell missed market expectations.
Prestige market picks up after tough start to the year
09-Oct-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
The US market for prestige beauty products is perking up after a sluggish start to the year according to a global market report from the NPD Group.
Tupperware continues to outpace market
24-Jul-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Tupperware Brands has posted an 18 percent increase in sales for the fourth quarter on the back of high emerging market growth.
Beauty sales lead growth for Tupperware group
24-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman
Tupperware Brands has announced a significant increase in its first
quarter sales, driven partly by the strong performance of
its direct sales beauty division.
Bare Escentuals ends year with high sales and profit growth
27-Feb-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Bare Escentuals has enjoyed another year of fast growth with sales
increasing by over a quarter and net profits rising by over three
Profits down but rosy outlook boosts Avon
05-Feb-2008 By Simon Pitman
Despite reporting net profits down 30 percent for the fourth
quarter the result was still better than expected - further boosted
by stronger sales predictions for 2008.
Restructuring helps to further boost Colgate profits
31-Jan-2008 By Simon Pitman
Personal care and oral care player Colgate-Palmolive has announced
a further increase in quarterly profits on the back of cost cuts
and sales increases in key categories, including toothpaste and
Tupperware finishes year with strong cosmetics sales
30-Jan-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Propelled by emerging market growth Tupperware has ended the year
on a high posting a 19 percent increase in sales for the fourth
L'Oreal announces industry-leading growth, again
28-Jan-2008 By Simon Pitman
The world's largest cosmetics company has once again revealed
industry-leading growth, with like-for-like sales up an impressive
J&J personal care sales contribute to solid year
23-Jan-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) posted high fourth quarter sales
growth supported by a sharp rise in personal care sales that helped
the company achieve strong full year financial results.
Kao profits hit by raw material costs
23-Jan-2008 By Simon Pitman
Japanese global personal care provider Kao has reported a fall in
profits as rising raw material prices send costs rocketing.
Mariah Carey makes Elizabeth Arden's day
05-Nov-2007 By Simon Pitman
First quarter sales made significant progress at Elizabeth Arden,
which the company said was largely attributable to the successful
international launch of its new Mariah Carey fragrance.
Cost cutting and emerging markets help boost Colgate profits
31-Oct-2007 By Simon Pitman
Colgate-Palmolive posted a significant rise in its third quarter
profits, lifted by strong sales in emerging markets and
cost-cutting measures that contributed to increased operating
Avon reports positive profits supported by healthy sales
31-Oct-2007 By Katie Bird
Avon's third quarter results show a significant increase in
profits supported by successful third quarter sales,
illustrating how the company is reaping the
benefits of its restructuring initiatives.
P&G's beauty division lags behind in Q1
31-Oct-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Proctor and Gamble reported on target sales growth for the first
quarter but beauty lagged behind other divisions after a health
scare hit the sales of a key skin care product in Asia.
Tupperware focuses on growth in emerging markets
24-Oct-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Strong third quarter sales figures at Tupperware Brands indicate
that direct selling cosmetics firms should concentrate on emerging
markets as the retail channel has lost popularity in some
J&J profits fall but solid sales driven by personal care growth
17-Oct-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Strong personal care sales fed solid third quarter top-line growth
for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) but restructuring costs hit
Personal care helps to boost Atrium results
09-Aug-2007 By Simon Pitman
A strong performance in the Canadian company's active ingredients
and specialty chemicals division helps to boost results for the
Profits and sales surge for IFF
08-Aug-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Fragrance and flavors player IFF reported increased second quarter
net income and sales, although falling market prices impacted the
performance of the company's fragrance division.
Avon sales up but profit hit by restructuring
01-Aug-2007 By Simon Pitman
Avon has reported a healthy 12 percent leap in its second quarter
sales turnover, but the good news was overshadowed by a 25
percent drop in profits as restructuring charges related to its
turnaround plan hit hard.
Sensient reports strong cosmetic ingredient sales
12-Feb-2007 By staff reporters
Fragrance, colors and flavors firm Sensient Technologies has
reported strong results for its fourth quarter and full financial
year, following higher sales, improved product mix and increased