Latest market research suggests that the Middle Eastern market for
cosmetics and personal care products is set to experience major
growth this year as the region's economy and retailers continue to
experience significant growth.
Strong growth in sales of beauty products continues to see the
Brazilian market powering away. In 2005 the market grew at 34.2 per
cent to become the world's fourth largest market - well above the
world's 8.2 per cent average...
The resumption of direct sales in the fast-growing China market is
providing big names such as Avon, Amway and Oriflame with plenty of
opportunity, but it seems that, with its return, an old problem is
back - the pyramid scheme.
The Grape Seed Extract Company is the latest New Zealand company to
tap the nutraceutical potential of a waste product of a traditional
industry, with an antioxidant extracted from grape seeds left over
by wine-makers using a non-chemical...
Procter & Gamble has reported a 37 per cent jump in its
profits, but share prices fell after the company revealed that its
sales had failed to meet with expectations on the back of inventory
cut-backs by Wal-Mart and slower than...
The Body Shop says that widespread criticism of its merger with
French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has failed to have an impact on the
stronger performance the company has experienced throughout the
Leading Japanese and global cosmetics player Shiseido has pulled
back into profit following improved sales and reduced labour costs,
but it is predicting that sales growth will slip in the coming year
as a result of competition.
Colgate-Palmolive has successfully implemented increased pricing
and a greater emphasis on higher margin goods to help boost its
first quarter results despite the challenge of facing stiff
The European Commission has adopted a directive to combat
intellectual property offences against consumer goods, including
luxury cosmetics and fragrances. The new law means that
counterfeiters could face a four year jail term if...