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Aug 28, 2008 | 02:43 PM CDT

The Challenges of a U.S. Launch

By: Michael Long and Chris Czajkowski

The idea of launching international brands into the U.S. market presents an exciting yet intimidating proposition for many international brands. A strong U.S. management partner is the first step to meeting the challenge.

Aug 28, 2008 | 01:23 PM CDT

Emerging Markets: A New Spin

By: Briony Davies

A new crop of emerging, promising markets offers opportunities beyond those explored heavily by manufacturers in recent years—and just in time to pick up the slack of mature, underachieving markets.

Aug 28, 2008 | 12:29 PM CDT

In My Opinion: Shanghai Rising

By: Peter Kelly

The Chinese economy and the industry from which we craft our living has grown seemingly beyond limit: new malls, new high-rise buildings and, to the western cosmetics professional, new competitors with which to contend.

Aug 28, 2008 | 12:22 PM CDT

Latin Beat: Import Activity in South America

By: Cristina Kroll

Import/export numbers, market activity and sales increases demonstrate the dynamism of the South America cosmetics and toiletries market.

Aug 27, 2008 | 04:52 PM CDT

Asia Insider: Brand Lessons

By: T. Joseph Lin, PhD

SK-II closed its retail counters in China following a government finding of contamination. The move has been seen as both a responsible act to protect consumers and a misstep that may have tarnished brand image.

Aug 26, 2008 | 04:08 PM CDT

Markets and Dichotomies

By: Briony Davies

Despite global sales almost hitting the $100 billion mark in 2006, the segment is often considered to be a drag on the overall global beauty products market—posting value growth of 27% between 2001 and 2006 compared to the 30% achieved by the larger, more lucrative cosmetics categories.

Aug 26, 2008 | 12:02 PM CDT

Latin Beat: Colgate to Invest in Argentina

By: Cristina Kroll

The beauty market continues significant investment in the Latin American market, while regional brands eye foreign markets.

Aug 22, 2008 | 01:22 PM CDT

Report Outlines Beauty Spending in EU

Verdict Research report shows British spend the most on health and beauty; U.K retailers make limited impact on mainland Europe due to pharmacy-focus.

Aug 20, 2008 | 02:19 PM CDT

U.S. Demand for Silicones to Reach $3.9 Billion

The Freedonia Group reports advances will be buoyed by strong growth in cosmetic and toiletry production.

Aug 19, 2008 | 04:08 PM CDT

Desert King Partners With Jojoba Oil Supplier

Strategic partnership allows expansion of jojoba oil product line in U.S.