Procter & Gamble will become the biggest player in the UK
cosmetic and toiletry markers once its merger with Gillette is
complete, over-taking current market leader Unilever. But it may
not be a smooth path ahead, a market report...
Body Shop International said that its latest results for the six
months up to 27 August showed new lines featuring exotic community
trade ingredients such as Brazilian babbusu nut oil and Zambian
honey have been a major driving force...
Procter & Gamble has signaled that it plans to make more use of
palm oil in its shampoos and detergents instead of relying mainly
on crude oil, which likely to be subject to volatile price changes
in the future.
The second round of bids for Japanese household and cosmetics group
Kanebo were submitted yesterday by ten Japanese and foreign groups
of companies, many of which have made joint offers for the JPY400
billion (€2.95bn) company.
Swedish direct sales company Oriflame has said that it expects
sales to grow at faster rates, but that significant investments,
particularly in the China and Russia markets, will impact operating
Rexam is expanding its plastics packaging business in a tough
market, announcing that today it has agreed to purchase a US maker
of injection-moulded jars and closures for £83m (€123m) - a move
that will expand its capabilities in...
Rexam, which shed its UK glass unit for a £24m loss earlier this
year, said today it has benefited in the first half of 2005 by
successfully passing on aluminium price increases to its
Estee Lauder has reported a six per cent fall in its profits
despite a significant hike in its sales for its fourth quarter. The
company said that large tax charges and increased expenses had led
to the decline, but a rise in earnings...
International consumer goods maker Sara Lee has confirmed that it
is selling its direct sales cosmetics business to Tupperware for
$577 million. The move forms part of the company's bid to redefine
its over-stretched product...
The Japanese government bailout agency is to finalise the list of
bidders for household and cosmetics company Kanebo as final bids
are submitted today. Although all the bidders have maintained
silence throughout the run-up, global...
Unilever's second quarter results continue to indicate that future
growth in its home market, at least in the medium term, lies in the
east, as sales in western Europe continue to sit in the doldrums,
reportAhmed ElAmin and Simon...