Estée Lauder reported a 3% decline in earnings for its second quarter as higher sales, among which were in the U.S. and Americas, were more than offset by an increase in operating expenses as well as softer-than-expected demand in some markets.
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever has seen its sales growth slow due to currency weakness in emerging markets, but insists that this is only a temporary issue and that things will pick up again.
International fragrance, consumer products and flavor giant Givaudan reported a 5.7 percent growth in sales for the first half of 2013, with a solid performance bolstered by high growth in Latin America and other emerging markets.
Boots Alliance says that sales of its No 7 Protect and Perfect brand in the United States has given a significant boost to help drive a successful quarter for the retailer and beauty provider, while it is also testing out expansion into the Asia market.
Consumers around the world show greater confidence in a cosmetic product’s safety if it has not been tested on animals according to a new survey, as other countries call for bans to follow Europe’s example set this week.
The global Fragrance and Perfumes market is forecast to continue growing over the coming years, driven primarily by growth expected in the underpenetrated emerging markets and innovative product launches.
French firm L’Oréal has opened its $100 million dollar hair colour manufacturing facility in Villa de Reyes, Mexico, which will serve both the North American market and the fast-growing Latin American market.
As the dust settles from this summer’s sporting event in London, beauty brand Chanel appears to have cashed in on the increased levels of tourism in the English capital, by joining the flash retailing trend.
Swedish cosmetics maker Oriflame saw strong sales growth in Asia, Africa and Latin America once again for the second three months of the year, although admits that figures in Europe and CIS fell just short of expectations.
Procter & Gamble head of beauty Virginia Drosos has confirmed that she is retiring from her role in the company, while the division is set to be relocated from the global headquarters in Cincinnati to Singapore.
According to research carried out by Organic Monitor, natural & organic brands on the North American market are making inroads in mass market retailers and encouraging supermarkets to develop private label ranges as shelf-space in natural food shops...
Fragrance house CPL Aromas has moved its Colombian subsidiary to a new site close to Bogota that becomes the regional Centre for Latin America incorporating Production, Perfumery and Sales, and better places the company to serve its consumers in this...
Building on the success of being the biggest pack type used in volume terms in the personal care market in 2010, flexible packaging is predicted to continuing to perform the best in that packaging market, according to Rexam.
WRBM Inc, publisher of CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, has opened an office in Lower Manhattan, New York City for its sister site CosmeticsDesign.com USA to re-enforce its position as the leading provider of independent news serving the US cosmetics formulation...
Increased sales of DMAPA in the US and Latin America has led Belgium-headquartered alkylamines producer Taminco to construct a unit for the surfactant intermediate at its plant in St Gabriel in Louisana
L'Oreal and Nestle, plan to enter the Chinese market in 2011 with their beauty pill brand Inneov, as more young people turn to dietary supplements to improve skin and hair conditions, according to press reports.