Unilever announces second quarter results showing that it has
maintained its steady growth of late, but the questions remains
whether it is enough to remain competitive against major rival
Procter & Gamble.
Ciba Speciality Chemicals has formed a joint venture with
India-based Virchow Drugs in an effort to expand its share of the
growing cosmetics market in Asia and further improve its position
in the region.
Sweden-based direct sales player Oriflame says it will continue to
focus its plans for sustained growth on Eastern Europe and
Mediterranean regions, following the publication of its 2005
Japanese scientists at the International Medical Center of Japan
say they have successfully undertaken a co-operative development
program with Sekisui Chemical company to extract vanilla fragrance
from cow dung.
German cosmetic and toiletries giant Beiersdorf says it will be
realigning its Dutch and Swedish facilities as part of the second
stage of restructuring plans that aim to save €100m a year in
Cognis tapped into a growing market last year with the launch of
two ingredients aimed at fighting the effects of pollution in hair
and skin care formulations - launches that have now been recognised
with innovation awards.
Global direct sales of cosmetic and toiletry products are growing
at a healthy 4 per cent, boosted by the opening up of the China
retail market and an increasing number of opportunities to buy
products over the internet.
German personal care giant Beiersdorf says it wants to achieve a
5.5 per cent of the global market for personal care products by the
year 2010 and will be particularly looking to the markets of China,
India, Brazil and Russia to help...
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...