Direct sales giant Avon has reported a 36.7 per cent drop in its Q4
income as it tackles fierce competition and rising costs. The
disappointing results coincide with the decision to pull out of the
Indonesia market, which also knocked...
A team of researchers working at the Hiroshima University's
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Japan claims it has
clarified the structure of melanin, a move which could enable
cosmetic companies to develop more effective...
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.
Algatechnologies has taken the first step towards increasing
distribution of its AstaPure astaxantin in Europe, entering into a
new partnership with S Black to sell the antioxidant in the UK and
German personal care giant Beiersdorf says it wants to achieve a
5.5 per cent of the global market for personal care products by the
year 2010 and will be particularly looking to the markets of China,
India, Brazil and Russia to help...
Nanotechnology has been making the headlines recently prompting
CosmeticsDesign.com to take a look at the latest personal care
launches on the market that feature the technology. And it seems to
be in Asia where nano cosmetics seem...
BASF's hostile takeover bid on leading personal care supplier looks
set to be a rocky road, with Engelhard executives warning
stockholders to be cautious over the offer and investors suggesting
that the bid will have to be raised...
Reflecting the mixed fortunes of UK retailers in general over the
Christmas period, leading beauty retailer Boots has reported strong
beauty sales, while direct sales cosmetic player Victory and The
Body Shop reported lower than expected...
Despite tough market conditions, particularly in the all-important
German market, Beiersdorf says its preliminary year-end results
indicate sales growth of 5.1 per cent, while profit after tax rose
by 7 per cent.
Rio Tinto, a leading Anglo-Australian mineral producer, has
announced that it will consolidate three of its subsidiaries,
including talc producer Luzenac, with two other subsidiaries to
form Rio Tinto Minerals.