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...
The latest group of product launches from Mintel's GNPD testify to
the growing range of skin care products relying on natural
ingredients that include minerals and vitamins in the fight to
maintain healthy and wrinkle-free skin,...
Swedish direct sales cosmetics company Oriflame has increased its
expenditure on software for its supply chain. The investment
centres on its new business in China, which is due to be
inaugurated at the end of the year, reports Simon...
Tapping into fast-growing sales revenue from its websites, the Body
Shop has made a significant investment in software designed to
increase the efficiency and sales options available for on-line
transactions, reports Simon Pitman.
Nevada-based Bio-Vel Technologies says it has launched the first
anti-aging skin care system designed and marketed exclusively for
men onto the US market. The range includes a number of innovative
ingredients aimed at tapping into...
US-owned AXM Pharma has signed two distribution agreements for its
Whispers feminine hygiene products, marking the company's continued
expansion onto the fast-growing China market. Following on from its
domestic ambitions, the...
Herbalife has launched NouriFusion MultiVitamin Skin Care - a
vitamin-enriched skin care range fortified with vitamins A, C and
E. Simultaneously unveiled on the European, North American and
Asian markets, the product is characteristic...
Direct sales player Oriflame has announced a significant drop in
its first quarterly profits despite a healthy increase in sales.
The results reflect last year's IPO and refinancing expenses,
reports Simon Pitman.