L'Oreal announced second half financial results broadly in line
with market expectations at the end of last week, boosted by strong
sales in both the US and emerging markets. However, analysts
believe that improvements in profitability...
Avon has reported that sales grew ten per cent during 2004,on the
back of a continued growth during the fourth and last quarter. But
currency weakness and a slack US market continue to hamper
otherwise healthy results.
Avon is cutting back on non-cosmetics lines such as jewellery and
toys and concentrating on its international markets in an effort to
stem the effects of a slow US market, which the company forecasts
will not pick up during the course...
Natural cosmetics maker Oriflame has reported a steady increase in
sales for the first nine months of the financial years, although
the most recent quarter bucked that trend, reflecting increased
costs and currency movements in international...
Estee Lauder has reported a strong first quarter, with profits
rising 23 per cent to $95 million. And like the rash of other
cosmetics companies posting good results in the last week, it is
the international markets outside of the...
Despite Wella reporting a 7.2 per cent increase in sales for its
core cosmetics and fragrance business in the first six months of
the year, the company has reported a drop in group profits bought
on by restructuring costs - a factor...
Despite announcing rising profits yesterday, both Unilever and
Proctor & Gamble saw their stock prices slip, reflecting
growing concerns over excessive competition in the FMCG sector.
Simon Pitman reports.
Sales of care chemicals were up 3 per cent in the first half of
this year at German company Cognis, which said the increase to €577
million was driven largely by the skin care and fatty alcohol
According to a new report, the major forces in the cosmetics
industry - that include L'Oreal, Proctor and Gamble (P&G) and
Unilever - are turning away from sluggish US domestic markets, and
focusing their attention on the...