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Sluggish performance in Brazil contributed to softer results in Latin America.
Moves by Avon and Natura mark some changes in direct sales strategies in Brazil.
Despite conditions that one would expect to have a negative impact on bath and body, the category posted its best results in a decade. What makes bath and body so resilient?
There remains a strong preference among South African consumers for value-added and value for money product offerings within color cosmetics. Products that provide multiple benefits and all-in-one solutions remain a popular choice. High-income earners who are generally less price-sensitive tend to continue to demand more premium brands that have proven their efficiency.
A Q&A with Philippe de Carvalho, General Manager Brazil, Coty
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.