The European Travel Retail Council (ETRC) has been lobbying the
European Parliament in a bid to sort out 'transfer passenger
problems' that are said to be affecting duty-free sales of cosmetic
and fragrance products.
Parrs Products, a New Zealand-based maker of natural-based skin
care products, has signed a deal to distribute throughout North
America, driven by interest in its indigenous plant extracts and
other natural ingredients.
Recent activity in the Chinese cosmetics market indicates that it
is set to become a lucrative and expanding area, prompting many
European manufacturers to target the booming segment through direct
Fueled by massive economic growth and the shear size of the
population, the market for professional skin care in China looks
set to topple worldwide competition if current growth rates can be
Global fragrance manufacturer Coty has consolidated its regional
business portfolios in America, Europe and Asia to create a new
overall global unit, in a bid to cement its goal of becoming one of
the top five global beauty companies...
Following the recent sale of its Hirtler soap factory to an
independent buyer, Beiersdorf has stated this week that it will
sell its logistics centre in Hamburg in a bid to bring the
realignment of its supply chain organisation programme...
Brazilian cosmetic and personal care companies reported that their
sales grew by 12.3 per cent in 2006, boosted by the continued
strength of the domestic market, together with interest in
The novel marriage between cosmetic giant MAC and Barbie license
holder Mattel has been cemented this week with the announcement of
the full Barbie inspired cosmetic range for adults –launched
worldwide next month.
Anti-aging skin care, currently the biggest driving force for
industry growth, is now branching out into the hair care segment,
as the latest launch from California-based Jan Marini Skin Research
In a bid to underline its position as worldwide skin care leader,
Beiersdorf has expanded its portfolio into the Czech Republic and
the Slovak Republic markets with the launch of its well-known
dermocosmetics range, Eucerin.
Stressing the importance of sanitary work practices, US company
Skinvisible is launching a targeted marketing campaign for its
antimicrobial hand sanitizer lotion as part of the battle to help
prevent the spread of bird flu in Asia.
An influx of cosmetic products containing fruit extracts have been
launched this month by high profile beauty manufacturers keen to
cash in on the growing trend driving the booming organics and
naturals cosmetics sector.