Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchinson Whampoa has made a £221.9
million offer for the Merchant Retail Group, a UK specialist
perfume retailer. The deal will see AS Watson, Hutchinson Whampoa's
retail division, take on one of...
The latest group of product launches from Mintel's GNPD testify to
the growing range of skin care products relying on natural
ingredients that include minerals and vitamins in the fight to
maintain healthy and wrinkle-free skin,...
French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire
SkinCeuticals, a cosmeceuticals skin care company based in the US,
a move that will see the business expanded into the international
market, reports Simon Pitman.
The European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (Colipa)
published its annual financial review of retail sales prices for
the industry, showing that in 2004 overall growth rates continued
to fall in Western Europe, whereas...
With the latest market survey revealing that more than 70 per cent
of Britons do not know what the UV index represents for weather
forecasts, aims to harmonise and simplify the present SPF standard
for sunscreen products are now all...
Schroeder & Tremayne has updated its Crayola children's foaming
hand and soap packaging, two years after it was first introduced.
The new packaging aims to give the product more appeal by making it
interactive, reports Simon...
Swedish direct sales cosmetics company Oriflame has increased its
expenditure on software for its supply chain. The investment
centres on its new business in China, which is due to be
inaugurated at the end of the year, reports Simon...
Tapping into fast-growing sales revenue from its websites, the Body
Shop has made a significant investment in software designed to
increase the efficiency and sales options available for on-line
transactions, reports Simon Pitman.
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.
Avon has announced a significant increase in its first quarterly
sales, leading to an even bigger jump in net profits. Although the
UK market registered a slump in sales, it was the central and
eastern Europe markets where extraordinary...
UK-based Body Shop has upped its expectations for the coming
financial year on the back of full-year results revealing a trading
come-back. Growth had come on a global basis thanks to a successful
investment programme to enhance the...