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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Strong growth in sales of beauty products continues to see the
Brazilian market powering away. In 2005 the market grew at 34.2 per
cent to become the world's fourth largest market - well above the
world's 8.2 per cent average...
Procter & Gamble has reported a 37 per cent jump in its
profits, but share prices fell after the company revealed that its
sales had failed to meet with expectations on the back of inventory
cut-backs by Wal-Mart and slower than...
Colgate-Palmolive has successfully implemented increased pricing
and a greater emphasis on higher margin goods to help boost its
first quarter results despite the challenge of facing stiff
Direct sales giant Avon has reported a 36.7 per cent drop in its Q4
income as it tackles fierce competition and rising costs. The
disappointing results coincide with the decision to pull out of the
Indonesia market, which also knocked...
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...
Reflecting the mixed fortunes of UK retailers in general over the
Christmas period, leading beauty retailer Boots has reported strong
beauty sales, while direct sales cosmetic player Victory and The
Body Shop reported lower than expected...
Despite the lull in its domestic market, German personal care
player Beiersdorf has revealed steady results for the first nine
months of the year, prompting the company to increase its
expectations for full year sales.
Direct sales giant Avon has posted a seven percent drop in its
third quarter net profit. A continued lull in US sales was further
exacerbated by the impact of increasing fuel costs due to Hurrican
Katrina - a problem that the company...