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...
Latest EU figures show that seizures of counterfeit cosmetics and
perfumes increased by 800 per cent in the period 2002 - 2003,
prompting the European Commission to draft new legislations aimed
at reducing the problem, reports Simon...
Nanotechnology creates substances with new chemical properties that
we do not yet understand. A science with such huge potential
deserves closer attention to the possible risks, before it falls
the wrong side of belated discoveries...
The global market for cosmetics and toiletries reached nearly $150
billion (€125m) in 2004, up by more than 4 per cent from 2003,
according to a new study that also highlights major growth in key
The China government has revealed details of new licensing laws for
direct selling - legislation that is expected to herald a huge
surge business for players such as Avon and Orilfame, reports
Hong-Kong based AS Watson, part of the Hutchinson Whampoa group, is
continuing its march into the European health and beauty retail
sector with the acquisition of Portegies Drugstore in the
Netherlands, reports Simon Pitman.
With increasing evidence that more and more consumers are plucking
for luxury cosmetic brands on both sides of the Atlantic, a recent
report points out that, despite the twinned growth, the each
markets has very distinct characterteristics,...
The growth of the Australian cosmetics and toiletries industry has
dipped for a second year in a row, mirroring growth in the general
economy and the slower retail environment. But with income levels
still high the latest market report...
Mirroring the extraordinary growth of the organic food market, the
cosmetics market now looks set to undergo a similar revolution,
with the latest report suggesting that the UK and the US markets
are now the most advanced.
Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchinson Whampoa has made a £221.9
million offer for the Merchant Retail Group, a UK specialist
perfume retailer. The deal will see AS Watson, Hutchinson Whampoa's
retail division, take on one of...