Procter & Gamble will become the biggest player in the UK
cosmetic and toiletry markers once its merger with Gillette is
complete, over-taking current market leader Unilever. But it may
not be a smooth path ahead, a market report...
The global hair care market enjoyed steady growth, thanks mainly to
robust conditions in developing countries like Russia and Brazil,
backed up by sustained growth in buoyant developed markets such as
Spain and the UK. But increasing...
Beiersdorf says that the recent launch of its Nivea branded men's
skin whitening range in the Asian market has been a significant
success, following in line with the boom in men's skin care
products throughout the region.
Body Shop International said that its latest results for the six
months up to 27 August showed new lines featuring exotic community
trade ingredients such as Brazilian babbusu nut oil and Zambian
honey have been a major driving force...
The fact that big names like the Body Shop is now trying to muscle
in on the India market is testimony that the sub-continent will be
an increasing draw for international players. And the latest report
on the countyr's fragrance...
The NPD Group, a US-based global provider of consumer and retail
information, has made an agreement with TNS Infratest to acquire
its Italian business providing information about the perfumery
category, in a move that strengthens...
The effects of hurricane Katrina are continuing to affect the
speciality chemicals industry worldwide as major players announce a
succession of price hikes that will affect costs of both packaging
materials and personal care ingredients.
Procter & Gamble has signaled that it plans to make more use of
palm oil in its shampoos and detergents instead of relying mainly
on crude oil, which likely to be subject to volatile price changes
in the future.
The second round of bids for Japanese household and cosmetics group
Kanebo were submitted yesterday by ten Japanese and foreign groups
of companies, many of which have made joint offers for the JPY400
billion (€2.95bn) company.