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Oct 27, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Potential in Turkey and the Middle East

By: Imogen Matthews

The economies of the Middle East are turbulent ever since the Arab Spring in 2010, with trade hit by the ongoing unrest in the region. This has impacted sales of cosmetics and toiletries, although there are still opportunities for both regional and multinational players—especially in nearby Turkey, where a young population and growing urbanization has helped drive growth in sales of beauty products.

Oct 23, 2014 | 02:28 PM CDT

Inter Parfums Reports 6% Increase For Q3 2014

Inter Parfums announced net sales of the company’s ongoing brands (excluding Burberry brand sales) increased 6.0% to $134.2 million; Jimmy Choo sales rose 23% due in part to the successful launch of Jimmy Choo Man and the continued popularity of the brand’s signature scent.

Oct 23, 2014 | 12:47 PM CDT

Despite Receding Ecomony, Makeup in Brazil to Grow

An obsession with beauty and image continues to propel makeup sales in Brazil; direct selling or relationships with local shops and salons among the keys to success.

Oct 23, 2014 | 11:22 AM CDT

Mintel Explores 2015 US Consumer Macro Trends

By: Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler

Mintel trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key U.S. consumer trends identified by Mintel as the most impactful for 2015—and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.

Oct 17, 2014 | 03:40 PM CDT

China Losing Out in Expanding Asian Natural Cosmetics Market

With the exception of Hong Kong, Organic Monitor reports that the Chinese market for naturals has declined, with markets such as India, Thailand and Singapore picking up momentum.

Oct 17, 2014 | 02:49 PM CDT

Promising Ethnic Beauty Market Gives Way to Intensified Competition

Kline report finds that multicultural beauty marketers are breaking boundaries between general and multicultural beauty.

Oct 16, 2014 | 05:00 PM CDT

Digital Shopping Moves to Epicenter Brand Distribution Strategies

Kline reports that alternate shopping channels and sub-channels have emerged as essential for the growth of brands; digital shopping has moved from the peripheral to the epicenter of a brand’s distribution strategy.

Oct 15, 2014 | 01:59 PM CDT

Multicultural Skin Care

By: JoElle Lee

All people of color experience fine lines and wrinkles as they age—some even experience deep facial wrinkles. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the natural aging process.

Oct 14, 2014 | 09:49 AM CDT

Growth Forecasted for Color Cosmetics in Portugal

The color cosmetics market in Portugal is forecasted to see growth in upcoming years, despite a decreased spending capacity due to the difficult economy and increasing taxation.

Oct 13, 2014 | 05:35 PM CDT

BYS Cosmetics Takes Runway Speed to Cosmetics Market

According to a report by Business World Online, Australian company BYS Cosmetics has taken a background in fashion and runway trends full speed to the cosmetics market, but with a twist: affordability.