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Nov 03, 2011 | 03:31 PM CDT

Unilever Reports Sales of €12.1 Billion in Q3 2011 Financials

The company's personal care division delivered one of the company's strongest results, growing its sales 7.5% in the 2011 nine months report; CEO reports performance reinforces company's "position as the emerging markets consumer goods company."

Nov 03, 2011 | 03:26 PM CDT

Alliance Boots Sees Mid-year Health and Beauty Revenue at £3,652 Million

The company is also working on developing a more science-based R&D product development approach for new products and is looking to expand locations to the U.S.

Nov 03, 2011 | 03:20 PM CDT

Elizabeth Arden Reports Q1 2012 Financials

The company primarily sees growth outside of the U.S., with sales in its skin care and color cosmetic portfolio increasing by 22%.

Nov 03, 2011 | 08:50 AM CDT

The Product Development Team

By: Art Rich, Ph.D.

The product development group functions as the swing activity between product marketing and research and development. It is involved with the selection of product(s) that will satisfy marketing needs for the new product launch.

Nov 03, 2011 | 08:24 AM CDT

A Brief Look at Glass Packaging

By: Bernd Stauch

The viability of glass packaging, notably as consumers increase their scrutiny of the environmental impact of what they purchase, continues to be affirmed.

Nov 02, 2011 | 01:45 PM CDT

On-Time Delivery: The Measurement that Matters

By: Simon Kaye

The beauty brand owner that is not transforming its logistics processes to meet today's global shipping requirements, and consistently measuring how well it meets them, will have a dysfunctional sourcing and shipping effort that is a competitive disadvantage in the constantly changing global marketplace.

Nov 01, 2011 | 07:22 PM CDT

Schwan Cosmetics 2010/2011 Fiscal Performance Best in Company's History

Schwan Stabilo's 90-plus year old cosmetics division grew 24.9% on strength of cosmetic pencils, twist mechanisms and liquid liners.

Nov 01, 2011 | 07:01 PM CDT

HBA Puts Out Call for Speakers

June 2012 conference track topics will include creating successful brands; package design and consumer appeal; new ingredients and formulation processes, regulatory updates; social media and effective marketing solutions; and real-world case studies.

Nov 01, 2011 | 09:28 AM CDT

Price vs. Value: Packaging’s Role

By: Craig Sawicki

A brief look at the economy’s impact on retail and the subsequent impact on consumers’ buying preferences and habits, but packaging can still sway them in what they buy.

Nov 01, 2011 | 09:13 AM CDT

Of Bacon, The Cloud and Connections

By: Jeff Falk

Katie Anderson, the associate editor for GCI sister publication Cosmetics & Toiletries, has a little whiteboard in her cube where she adds her “word of the day.” Recently, it’s become the odd idiom of the day—both marveling and celebrating those phrases that, when given real thought, don’t make a whole lot of sense to modern speakers/writers...