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Oct 01, 2009 | 11:02 AM CDT

European Natural Cosmetics Sales Approaching €2 Billion

Competitive landscape significantly altered; Organic Monitor expects market winners to be those that can successfully differentiate their products from competitors, targeting specific consumer groups or sales channels.

Sep 25, 2009 | 10:01 AM CDT

Sara Lee Agrees to Unilever's Acquisition Bid for Personal Care Business

Brands such as Sanex, Radox and Duschdas expected to strengthen Unilever's position in skin cleansing and deodorants.

Sep 18, 2009 | 12:25 PM CDT

Elizabeth Smith To Leave Avon

President steps down to pursue new opportunities; has no immediate plans to replace Smith. CEO Jung aborbs direction of global business units.

Sep 04, 2009 | 10:25 AM CDT

Success Beyond the Cultural Divide

Katharine L’Heureux
By: Brian Budzynski

In the fall of 2007, Katharine L’Heureux, founder of Giving Beauty, first lay eyes on Morocco. The excursion took her from Rabat to Casablanca to Marrakesh—the richest sights the country has to offer—and subsequently deeper into the south of the country, where the argan forests cover some 1.5 million acres. It was there, in the midst of government cooperatives and a rather wobbly economic infrastructure, that she had what she refers to as her a-ha moment.

Sep 03, 2009 | 05:17 PM CDT

Legislative Changes in Ecuador Impact Beauty Imports

By: Cristina Kroll

Direct sellers continue to make impact in South America; imports tend to outweigh exports in a number of economies.

Sep 03, 2009 | 05:14 PM CDT

Balancing on a Bubble

By: Carrie Lennard, Euromonitor International

Significant levels of innovation fail to prevent consumer trade down in bath and body, but growth remains and opportunities continue.

Aug 27, 2009 | 10:39 AM CDT

Sears Debuts Beauty Department

Retailer opens customer-focused environments intended to be fun, easy to shop and allow for product testing and consumer education

Jul 31, 2009 | 07:07 PM CDT

Deodorant Market Smelling Rosy

By: Carrie Lennard, Euromonitor International

Changing consumer habits, marketers’ responses to these changes and product innovations have allowed deodorants to maintain positive growth.

Jul 23, 2009 | 09:38 AM CDT

L’Oréal Paris Signs Mexican Actress as North American Spokesperson

Kate del Castillo to be featured in print and television advertising for Excellence hair color, scheduled to debut in the U.S. in the fall of 2009.

Jul 22, 2009 | 12:11 PM CDT

Avon Highlights Restructuring Plans; Jobs Supply Chain Impacted

Company to realign supply chain manufacturing as part of initiatives toward annualized savings of approximately $200 million by 2012-2013.