All news articles for July 2014

Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

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Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

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Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

By Michelle Yeomans

This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of, there is however, new stories on melanogenesis, according to our AP expert. 

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. 

Record tourist numbers in Japan: a boost for department stores

Record tourist numbers in Japan: a boost for department stores

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Japan National Tourist Organization has said 6.26 million tourists visited Japan during the first half of 2014, 26.4% ahead of figures for the same period last year – with 2013 already a record breaking year itself.

Is fragrance allergy partly psychosomatic?

Is fragrance allergy partly psychosomatic?

By Simon Pitman

Scientists in the US have been conducting research that suggests some individuals with allergic reactions to smell may be caused by what they think they smell, rather than the actual scent.