Late-2000S Recession

Over-reliance on discounting in premium has backfired, says expert

Over-reliance on discounting in premium has backfired, says expert

By Michelle Yeomans

The latest research from Imogen Matthews Associates, in association with YouGov, reports more consumers than ever are waiting for discounts before they buy cosmetics. A strategy which may have backfired for some premium brands.  

In times of financial hardship make-up’s still important

In times of financial hardship make-up’s still important

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Despite the economic crisis over the last few years causing consumers to take a serious look at their spending, it appears they have stayed serious about their look, as UK make-up sales appear to be recession proof.

Jubilee gave sales boost but UK premium beauty growth slows in 2012

Jubilee gave sales boost but UK premium beauty growth slows in 2012

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The UK welcomed the Jubilee celebrations as well as the Olympics and Paralympics and this helped to boost consumer optimism, but the recession still took its toll and the premium beauty market saw slightly slower growth than in the previous year.

What has the economic downturn meant for beauty packaging?

What has the economic downturn meant for beauty packaging?

By Andrew McDougall

While the recession may officially be over it has taken its toll on the beauty packaging industry and manufacturers will have to turn to differentiation of packaging format, size and shape to attract consumers.

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