According to a global survey by market researcher GfK, while half of the people were found to be 'fairly' or 'completely' satisfied with their looks, Japan's people are the most self-critical with over 1 in 10 'not at all...
In 2014, each consumer spent $145 on average, shopping online in Vietnam, with fashion and cosmetics accounting for 60 per cent of the country's $3b revenue.
Beiersdorf reports sales up but profits down for first half
Germany-based cosmetics and personal care giant Beiesdorf has reported a rise in its sales for the first half of the year as its consumer division continues to show signs of recovery.
Oriflame reports strong sales increase on expanded sales force
Direct cosmetics sales player Oriflame has reported a strong increase in sales that falls in line with a significant increase in its workforce.
BASF 2Q results underline a clear recovery
BASF has reported a big leap in both earnings and sales for the second quarter, although the results compare to a much weaker performance last year and the outlook is more subdued.
Colgate-Palmolive announces record profits on continued sales growth
The world’s leading oral care player, Colgate Palmolive, has announced continued steady sales growth and record profits for its second quarter.
Beiersdorf posts strong Q1 sales growth, boosting profits
Beiersdorf reported strong like-for-like sales growth driven by a marked recovery in its Tesa adhesive group, but the consumer goods division shows a very mixed performance.
Symrise profits almost double in first quarter
Increased customer demand and the continuing effects of restructuring measures helped Germany-based Symrise deliver a strong first quarter in 2010.
L’Oreal preliminary Q1 results show clear return to growth
L’Oreal’s sales for the first quarter have made a strong comeback, growing 7.4 per cent on a like-for-like basis, as consumers return to the fold.
Beiersdorf results show upturn, but outlook is unsure
Beiersdorf’s fourth quarter and full year results show clear signs of improvement, but analysts believe a strong rebound is far from close.
Personal care helps to buoy Beiersdorf results
Personal care sales help to propel Beiersdorf to the close of a tough year, underlined by the fact that the company outperformed average market growth.
Cosmetics sales in China continue to boom, despite global down-turn
Latest data from the Chinese government show that the market for cosmetics has continued to grow in excess of 17 per cent for the first nine months of 2009.
Unilever sales volumes rise on discounting
Unilever has seen its sales volumes for the European market rebound on heavy discounting, although net profits continue to dive.
Symrise restructures as first quarter profits suffer
Symrise is closing a production facility in Spain as part of restructuring plans which aim to improve the company’s bottom line.
Unilever profits boosted by sale of operations and higher turnover
The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker has announced strong results on the back of the sale of food operations and increased selling prices during its fourth quarter.
Beiersdorf is buoyed by emerging markets
Lower consumer spending in the developed markets has not stopped Beiersdorf recording strong sales growth and a significant jump in profit.
Cosmetics drive Alliance Boots results
Alliance Boots has announced significant growth last year driven by
strong health and beauty sales and cost cutting measures.
Symrise results affected by high raw material costs
Symrise has reported a sales increase for the first quarter of 2008
led mainly by emerging markets but bottom line figures suffered due
to higher energy and raw material costs.
Strong sales help boost Oriflame profits
Sweden-based direct sales giant Orilflame says it has managed to
boost its profits thanks to double digit sales growth during the
Naturex targets cosmetics and moves towards consolidation
Naturex is targeting an operating margin of 11 per cent in 2008 as
it plans to expand its supply of cosmetic and personal
Symrise reports market leading growth for 2007
Flavour and fragrance supplier Symrise has reported positive 2007
results thanks to a focus on fast-growing segments and regions.
Henkel to cut 3000 jobs despite positive sales
Henkel has reported a positive sales increase for its cosmetics and
toiletries sector although sales in North America have suffered
across all divisions.
Oriflame's sales force expands boosting turnover
Oriflame's sales force increased twenty per cent during the fourth
quarter leading to strong sales results, although profit was
affected by significant restructuring costs.
International focus pays off for L'Oreal in 2007
Emerging markets overtook North America in terms of profitability
for L'Oreal as the company's international outlook helped it secure
high operating profit once again.
Environmental adjustments changing logistics strategies
Environmental supply chain logistics, once seen as a "necessary"
evil is becoming de rigueur for industry, according
to a survey by Eye on Transport.
New markets boost Symrise fragrances
Better distribution of fragrances in new markets has helped
contribute to strong overall growth for Symrise's Q3, in turn
increasing its presence in the personal care segment.
L'Oreal is on track to hit high sales target
L'Oreal overcame the stagnant US market and met high sales
expectations for the third quarter with the help of several product
releases including the launch of Diesel's first fragrance.
L'Oreal is on track to hit high sales target
L'Oreal met high sales expectations for the third quarter with the
help of strong Eastern European sales and several product releases
including the launch of Diesel's first fragrance.
US sales slump causes Clarins' profits to fall sharply
Luxury cosmetics group Clarins has suffered a sharp decline in
profits over the first half of the year following a sales crisis in
L'Oreal sales power ahead fueling further possible acquisitions
Having announced strong growth in sales and profits L'Oreal
CEO Jean-Paul Agon says that the company has never before been so
engaged in the process of considering new acquisitions.
British men sniff out manly fragrances and cosmetics
Strong growth in the male cosmetics market in the UK is being
driven by premium fragrance sales and product innovation, despite a
slump in shampoo sales, according to the latest market
Tax cuts attract firms to booming Vietnam
Dramatic cuts in import tariffs combined with growing demand for
cosmetics may make Vietnam an appealing market opportunity.
Innovative personal care launches drive Unilever results
Personal care sales outstripped Unilever's other product categories
as the global giant posted a 16 per cent increase in net profit for
the second quarter.
Colgate reports double-digit sales and profit growth
As savings from restructuring kick in, oral and personal care giant
Colgate-Palmolive has reported a robust quarter, with sales
significantly boosted by a raft of international product launches.
Cosmetic and personal care counterfeit seizures increase
The amount of counterfeit personal care products seized at the EU's
borders increased by 128 per cent in 2006, the European Commission
said last week.
Nivea brand boosts Beiersdorf Q1 sales
Strong sales in its leading Nivea brand has boosted German personal
care player Beiersdorf's Q1 sales - following increases in sun
products, deodorants and male grooming across all regions.
Estee Lauder sees strong results, but US disappoints
New York-based Estee Lauder reported a 7 per cent increase in sales
on the back of a strong performance in Europe and Asia, but the
performance could have been even stronger if US sales had been
Colgate reports strong Q1 as oral care domination grows
The Cologate-Palmolive Company has reported particularly strong
results as it continues to dominate in the oral care sector, backed
up by favorable global pricing and currency exchange rates, all
driven by a 20 per cent increase in...
L'Oreal Q1 sales boosted by emerging markets
L'Oreal has reported strong sales across all geographical areas in
Q1, with emerging markets posting the fastest like-for-like growth
rate for the period, despite falling sales in the US.
French beauty sales enjoy mini boom
Sales of cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances in France grew at 5.7
per cent in 2006, the fastest rate of increase in five years and a
figure that puts it well ahead of average industry growth, both
within France and the European...
Increased ad spend helps boosts Avon's fourth quarter
Avon's turn around is starting to happen, after the company
reported a 9 per cent boost in sales for the fourth quarter on the
back of strong fragrance and color sales.
Colgate-Palmolive increases oral care dominance
Dental care and toiletries giant Colgate-Palmolive has announced a
big rise in net profits for its fourth quarter off the back of
strong sales driven by a particularly big rise in both the European
and Latin American markets.
P&G reports big rise in profits
Not only has the acquisition of Gillette helped global giant
Procter & Gamble to boost its sales, subsequent synergies and
consolidation have helped the company achieve strong profit growth.
Renewed 'dynamism' in Europe helps drive L'Oreal
L'Oreal has met its targets for 2006 after reporting a strong
fourth quarter results, driven by renewed vigour in the Western
European markets and a continued strong performance in new markets
such as Russia and China.
Cosmetics drive growth for Henkel
Germany-based cosmetics and home care producer Henkel has announced
strong results, driven higher by a particularly good performance
from its cosmetics division.
P&G results touch top-end of expectations
Proctor & Gamble has reported a 27 per cent increase in its
sales and a 33 per cent increase in net earnings as the company
continues to power away on the strength of last year's merger with
Gillette and a continued improvement...
Avon profits hit by ad spend and tax fee
Despite sales rising significantly, profits at Avon have been hit
by a rising ad spend, restructuring costs and charges relating to a
tax dispute in the company's UK arm.
Estee Lauder profits fall, outlook mixed
Although sales are still growing strongly, Estee Lauder has posted
a 27 per cent drop in its net income after being impacted by
restructuring charges. But the company says that it is terrorism
threats that could pose a significant...
Avon share price levels off after big fall
The investment world showed its disappointment in Avon's recently
announced quarterly results with a flurry of market activity that
saw the company's share price fall by more than five dollars.
Unilever maintains growth - but is it enough?
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.