Elizabeth Arden's profits jump despite US sales fall
Reduced consumer spending in the US held back Elizabeth Arden's
second quarter sales figures but the company widened its margins
and reported significant profit growth.
Estee Lauder results buck soft US retail trend
Despite the tough retail conditions in the US Estee Lauder has
recorded particularly strong sales and net profits for its second
quarter thanks to solid international sales boosted by a weak
Shiseido offsets stagnant domestic sales
Strong sales growth in Asia and Europe have helped to offset
falling sales in the domestic Japanese market, says global
cosmetics player Shiseido.
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
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.
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.
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
Merger and acquisition highlights for 2007
The merger and acquisition highlights for 2007 include
consolidation in the natural and organics market, further
acquisitions by the biggest players and rumors concerning the
future ownership of Clarins and Estee Lauder.
Indian personal care giant tackles African market
A subsidiary of a leading Indian consumer goods manufacturer has
commissioned a toothpaste factory in Nigeria, adding to a growing
number of companies attracted by Africa's low manufacturing and
Cosmetics tops stolen goods list
Cosmetics are proving popular among shoplifters, topping a list of
the most frequently stolen goods in North America and prompting
calls for greater use of tagging and tracking devices.
New markets boost Symrise fragrances
Better distribution of fragrances in new markets has helped
contribute to strong overall growth for Symrise's Q3, in turn
increasing its presence in the personal care segment.