Cosmetic and fragrance giant Elizabeth Arden posted a quarterly
loss on Friday, as it was hit by restructuring costs, but with
marketing spend lower than expected and sales still strong, the
underlying results appear to be solid.
Proctor & Gamble has reported a 27 per cent increase in its
sales and a 33 per cent increase in net earnings as the company
continues to power away on the strength of last year's merger with
Gillette and a continued improvement...
The world's leading cosmetic player has further expanded its
position in the naturals market with the acquisition of French
Laboratoire Sanoflore, one of the founding companies specialising
in the manufacturing of certified organic...
Sensient Technologies, supplier of fragrances and colors for
cosmetic products, has reported a significant increase in both its
sales revenue and its net profits on the back of strong activity in
both the US and China markets.
A continued and growing recognition of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis
Vuitton brands has helped the group to put in another strong
quarter, with sales of its major French cosmetic and fragrance
brands also making a mark.
French cosmetic giant L'Oreal has announced that it intends to
extend the Body Shop brand into international markets. The move
follows the £652m take-over of the UK based Body Shop by L'Oreal
back in March 2006.
Japanese beauty manufacturer Shiseido is expanding its research and
development centres, opening up facilities in Europe and Asia in an
effort to better appreciate the needs of its customers there and
expand beyond the US and domestic...