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...
French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire
SkinCeuticals, a cosmeceuticals skin care company based in the US,
a move that will see the business expanded into the international
market, reports Simon Pitman.
The European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (Colipa)
published its annual financial review of retail sales prices for
the industry, showing that in 2004 overall growth rates continued
to fall in Western Europe, whereas...
With the latest market survey revealing that more than 70 per cent
of Britons do not know what the UV index represents for weather
forecasts, aims to harmonise and simplify the present SPF standard
for sunscreen products are now all...
Schroeder & Tremayne has updated its Crayola children's foaming
hand and soap packaging, two years after it was first introduced.
The new packaging aims to give the product more appeal by making it
interactive, reports Simon...
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...
The maker of the Nivea brand has announced first quarter sales
broadly in line with the previous quarter, but a small increase in
profits helped the company to achieve a respectable bottom line,
reports Simon Pitman.
Avon has announced a significant increase in its first quarterly
sales, leading to an even bigger jump in net profits. Although the
UK market registered a slump in sales, it was the central and
eastern Europe markets where extraordinary...
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...
Despite global sales rising 9.5 per cent Colgate-Palmolive has
reported an 11 per cent drop in net profits for its first quarter
results. However, the company said that increased advertising
expenditure had managed to ensure sales...
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...
L'Oreal chief executive says that the company's strong performance
in the US market is being overshadowed by sluggish sales in Europe.
Meanwhile the company's continued focus on the China market is
market by a major...
In the battle to prevent the signs of skin aging a digital
high-resolution imaging technology is becoming the preferred choice
for many beauty salons. Visia Complexion Analysis can be used to
predict how the skin will age in the future,...