Material and marketing costs hit Kao profits
Global personal care giant Kao has announced that its year-on-year
six monthly profits fell by nearly 1 percent as costs mounted, a
result that takes into consideration trading under its newly
acquired Kanebo Cosmetics business for...
Shiseido uses improved solar power to cut costs
Shiseido has fitted solar panels to the roof of its New Jersey
facility to help save the company $100,000 a year, indicating that
financial and environmental goals are not necessarily incompatible.
Duty-free cosmetics sales are back from the brink
A year ago the future of duty-free sales of cosmetic products in
Europe was looking glum amid suggestions of a total sales ban, but
things are looking brighter now, according to the European Travel
Retail Council (ETRC).
Kimberly-Clark reports quarterly sales record
Operating profits at Kimberly-Clark increased by almost a third as
the personal care giant posted record sales figures for the third
quarter driven in particular by a strong performance in emerging
Clarins fights back after US sales crisis
Luxury French cosmetics group Clarins has bounced back from a sales
crisis in the US to post strong third quarter sales figures.
Dairy boosts growing beauty foods market
Dairy is leading the current pack of beauty enhancing food and
drink products, which is expected to grow and diversify over
the coming years.
Toothpaste packaging firm bought out by equity investor
Leading UK toothpaste packaging manufacturer Betts Global has been
bought out by private equity specialist Gresham in a move that aims
to better position the company for future global growth.
Call for international co-operation within the cosmetics industry
The International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (ICCR) is
calling for increased international cooperation within the
industry, in areas such as nanotechnology and alternatives to
LVMH reports strong sales in tough luxury market
Strong sales of cosmetics and perfumes at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis
Vuitton indicate that there is still life in the luxury market.
Gilchrist & Soames buy-out moves one step closer
Business development company Allied Capital has pledged $51m
towards the buyout of hotels personal care and amenities supplier
Gilchrist & Soames by private equity group Swander Pace
Plantic and DuPont to develop eco-friendly packaging
Eco-friendly packaging specialist Plantic will soon be entering the
US market as part of a development, marketing and branding
agreement with chemical firm DuPont.
Consumer lobby group slams cosmetics safety in US
There are 383 cosmetic products on the US market that contain
ingredients banned in other countries, according to a new survey by
the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Russia enters the beauty food market
A Russian producer of healthy food products has announced the
release of its first beauty drink aimed at improving skin using a
blend of antioxidants and minerals.
PCAS's cosmetics and perfume sales catapult
Sales in PCAS's perfume-aroma-cosmetics division leapt up by 43 per
cent in six months, a rise the company attributed to the work of
distributors in the US and Japan.
Tackling cynicism is vital for high beauty supplement sales
Breaking public cynicism and maintaining an association with health
benefits are the keys to continued growth in the UK beauty
supplement market, says Mintel.