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The Body Shop Expands into Puerto Rico
The Body Shop will open four locations in Sears stores on the island of Puerto Rico.
New Report Shows Dynamic Textured Hair Marketplace
The new study from TextureMedia, which focuses on the shopping behaviors and product habits of women with textured hair, found 46% of textured-haired women continue to try new hair products, even after finding their "holy grail."
Jewelry, Niche Fragrance Segment Makes Double-digit Gains, According to NPD
The prestige fragrance market in the U.S. also remain strong, according to the report, clocking in sales of $1.6 billion in U.S. department stores from January to September 2012.
New Branding Accompanies New Boots No7 Products
Sleek new packaging with easy-to-understand color coding and additional new branding elements accompanies the new product launches from the British drug store beauty brand.
Acting CFO Steps In at Ulta as Recently Named CFO Bows Out
Bruce Harmann, who was named Ulta's CFO in September, is resigning while Scott Settersten comes in as acting CFO.
ICMAD Recognizes Young Designer Winners
The event honored design students from Miami and Los Angeles for the contributions to the ICMAD's Young Designer competition.

Financial News

L’Occitane Announces 13.5% Net Sales Growth
The company’s year-on-year net sales growth reach 13.5% in local currency, and it also saw its growth accelerate in the second quarter through both emerging and developed markets, with China and Russia among the fastest-growing countries
Inter Parfums Net Sales In at $166.3 Million for Q3 2012
U.S.-based sales for the fragrance company increased 4% for the quarter, although European-based sales fell, while the company's nine-month results remain strong.
Kao Net Sales Down 1% for Six Months Ended September 30
Asia markets are strong for Kao's brands, as Europe and North America drop off, while premium skin care helps strengthen results.
Schwan-Stabilo Strong In Its 2011/2012 Fiscal Report
The company's cosmetics division, Schwan Cosmetics, showed a 10% turnover increase over last year.

Featured Articles

Turkey: A Rising Star in Western Europe’s Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients Industry
Offering analyst insight on the European-Asian bridge country, John Madden, Euromonitor International’s global head of ingredients research, notes the opportunities and challenges in Turkey’s beauty ingredients industry.
Understanding the Psyche of the Male Consumer
By: Richard Linder
Diving into the physical and psychological differences between women and men can uncover the key to attracting and maintaining a strong base of loyal male customers.