Several new organic and natural standards have been launched over the last 18 months on both sides of the Atlantic. CosmeticsDesign.com talked to Amarjit Sahota, director of Organic Monitor, to get under the skin of the “certification wars”.
Restructuring saves the day for Avon
Although sales slipped 9 percent in its fourth quarter aggressive restructuring has helped to boost profits by 80 percent.
Avon profits miss expectations on economic turmoil
Avon has reported a strong rise in its third quarter profits, but poor North American sales spell missed market expectations.
'Sluggish' markets hinder Tupperware's beauty sales
Direct seller Tupperware has suffered from ‘sluggish’ economies in its established markets, particularly in the beauty sector.
Analyst tips Avon for success
Avon has been tipped as a company likely to survive and even thrive a recession thanks to its business model and broad geographical spread.
Eastern Europe drives growth at Beiersdorf
Beiersdorf has expanded its market share in Central and Eastern Europe as the economic downturn in Europe and North America pushes companies towards emerging markets.
IFF results suffer from weak fragrance sales
International Flavors and Fragrances reports an increase in turnover and reiterates predictions for future growth, although fragrance sales continue to disappoint.
Risdon creates innovative lipstick packaging for Avon
Risdon International has created a new lipstick packaging for Avon
- Pro-To-Go -which has been designed to enable the user to apply
the lipstick using one hand.
Kao reports solid sales but predicts a difficult 2009
Rising raw material costs and a decline in operating profit has led
Japanese personal care firm Kao to forecast low sales growth
for the coming year.
International markets drive Alban Muller results
France-based ingredients supplier Alban Muller says that its
continued expansion into overseas markets is helping to drive
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.
Cosmetics tops stolen goods list
Cosmetics are proving popular among shoplifters, topping a list of
the most frequently stolen goods in North America and prompting
calls for greater use of tagging and tracking devices.
Tupperware focuses on growth in emerging markets
Strong third quarter sales figures at Tupperware Brands indicate
that direct selling cosmetics firms should concentrate on emerging
markets as the retail channel has lost popularity in some
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.
Amcor Flexibles re-focuses US operations
Leading personal care packaging provider Amcor Flexibles says it is
further investing in its manufacturing facilities in the US in an
effort to meet the specific requirements of its personal care
customers in North America and worldwide.