IFF's profits fall after weak fragrance sales
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has reported sluggish
fragrance performance in the fourth quarter depressed by a fall in
sales of fine fragrances.
Restructuring helps to further boost Colgate profits
Personal care and oral care player Colgate-Palmolive has announced
a further increase in quarterly profits on the back of cost cuts
and sales increases in key categories, including toothpaste and
Tupperware finishes year with strong cosmetics sales
Propelled by emerging market growth Tupperware has ended the year
on a high posting a 19 percent increase in sales for the fourth
Mineral make-up brand aims for global reach
California-based BellaPierre Cosmetics says it is aiming to turn
its mineral-based make-up line into a global brand through the
development of a worldwide family of franchises.
L'Oreal announces industry-leading growth, again
The world's largest cosmetics company has once again revealed
industry-leading growth, with like-for-like sales up an impressive
Faces Cosmetics records significant loss
Canada-based Faces Cosmetics has posted a net loss of $CAD2.3m
($2.3) in the first set of annual results the company has released
since going public in 2006.
UK and US catch up on Asian-led nutricosmetics trend
Although the Asia Pacific region continues to be the main launch
pad for new nutricosmetics products, latest market movements show
that the UK and US are catching up.
Beautifying vitamins march into personal care
Demand for vitamins in personal care products is booming as
awareness of their anti-ageing properties rises, according to
market researchers Frost & Sullivan.
Personal care ignites Kimberly-Clark's sales figures
Double-digit sales growth in personal care was cited by
Kimberly-Clark as the principle driver behind its strong top-line
figures for the fourth quarter.
Kao profits hit by raw material costs
Japanese global personal care provider Kao has reported a fall in
profits as rising raw material prices send costs rocketing.
Organic personal care ingredients target US market
Ceapro has signed two US distribution agreements in an attempt to
increase supply of its range of organic ingredients to cosmetics
and personal care manufacturers.
P&G claims hair color breakthrough will transform industry
Procter and Gamble (P&G) claimed today to have made a hair
coloring breakthrough that will transform the future of the
category and persuade more women to color their hair at home.
Sustainable manufacturers reaping consumer rewards
US consumers are becoming increasingly concerned over social and
environmental implications when choosing packaged food and beverage
brands, according to a new report by Information Resources, Inc
Beiersdorf reports high sales growth for 2007
High growth in emerging markets drove Beiersdorf to record high
sales figures and a double-digit increase in operating profit for
Ayurvedic ingredients hit US market
US-based company Nutraceuticals International has formed a joint
venture with India's Amruta Herbals to develop and market Indian
plant extracts for use in the cosmetics and nutraceuticals market.