Following the launch of the France based L'Occitane stores in the
US airport DFW (Dallas Forth Worth) last year, the company has
expanded its network in the Americas and will aim to open up 25 new
airport retail stores by the...
Cosmetic retailers are being urged to target masstige and premium
segments in order to stay abreast of the upsurge in supermarket
retailing cosmetics – which are predicted to account for over half
of all beauty sales by 2011.
Sales of cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances in France grew at 5.7
per cent in 2006, the fastest rate of increase in five years and a
figure that puts it well ahead of average industry growth, both
within France and the European...
US department store Bergdorf Goodman has announced its decision to
include the Davi skin care line on its internet retail site,
targeting the current consumer surge in online shopping that is set
drive record breaking sales this holiday...
After several years in the doldrums, it appears the market for
cosmetics and toiletries is back on track, after sales grew by a
respectable 2.7 per cent in the country this year, the Italian
union of perfumery, cosmetics, toiletries...
UK-based cosmetics company, Molton Brown, has announced its
decision to end a long-standing retail-travel agreement with
British Airways (BA), which comes at an essential time for the
company amidst restructuring plans that will see...
Leading consumer and retail information company, NPD Group, has
released the 2006 annual holiday survey showing a 2 per cent
increase in intended fragrance sales for 2006, as traditional gifts
come back into fashion.
Airport authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have relaxed
safety rules for hand carry items on planes, bringing relief for
many cosmetics companies that rely on duty free as a significant
part of their annual sales.
Avon Products China says it has now employed 114,000 sales staff in
China and is in the process of hiring a further 31,000 recruits
just four months after it was awarded its first direct sales
license in the country.
Having soft launched a new range of men's grooming products on the
Australian retail market, Eyre BioBotanics says it is readying to
unleash the naturals-based line on the North American retail
Online sales of cosmetics and fragrances in the US remains small
but are continuing to grow well in excess of average market rates.
While the total market passed the $100m mark just three years ago,
this year it is set to top $200m.
Inter Parfums is upping its involvement with Gap group, having
announced that its agreement to design and manufacturer personal
care products will now be extended to Gap Outlet Stores and Banana
Republic Factory stores throughout...
Global direct sales of cosmetic and toiletry products are growing
at a healthy 4 per cent, boosted by the opening up of the China
retail market and an increasing number of opportunities to buy
products over the internet.
With larger retail outlets appearing to win the battle for the
European beauty spend recently, specialist retailer Sephora is
fighting back with new lines and aggressive marketing for its
With the US personal care market still struggling to increase sales
volumes in a mature market, the retail sector has been equally
challenged as traditional outlets such as department stores and
super markets see their sales margins...
Sales of Beauty products in the US are mustering only small
increases at the moment. But as the face of US retail changes, it
is the specialty and discount stores that are winning market share
from the more traditional department...
Looking for higher growth and lower risks, the world's leading
cosmetics companies are diversifying their distribution channels,
in particular focusing on mass retail outlets which they had
previously spurned. Estée Lauder is...
Sales of leading brands to mass retailers and the use of big stars
such as Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Britney Spears
in its advertising campaigns helped boost Elizabeth Arden's sales,
though operating loss was...
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.
UK supermarket group Tesco is making a bid to undercut health and
beauty retailer Boots by launching a €100m price reduction program.
With an everything under one roof policy more customers are turning
to supermarkets to purchase...