Lower consumer spending in the developed markets has not stopped Beiersdorf recording strong sales growth and a significant jump in profit.
Alliance Boots has announced significant growth last year driven by
strong health and beauty sales and cost cutting measures.
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.
Sweden-based direct sales giant Orilflame says it has managed to
boost its profits thanks to double digit sales growth during the
Naturex is targeting an operating margin of 11 per cent in 2008 as
it plans to expand its supply of cosmetic and personal
Flavour and fragrance supplier Symrise has reported positive 2007
results thanks to a focus on fast-growing segments and regions.
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 increased twenty per cent during the fourth
quarter leading to strong sales results, although profit was
affected by significant restructuring costs.
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 supply chain logistics, once seen as a "necessary"
evil is becoming de rigueur for industry, according
to a survey by Eye on Transport.
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 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.
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.
Luxury cosmetics group Clarins has suffered a sharp decline in
profits over the first half of the year following a sales crisis in
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.