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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.

Aug 12, 2008 | 09:49 AM CDT

Asia-Pacific: Stepping Up the Pace

By: Briony Davies, Euromonitor International

The region’s historic performance has been somewhat marred by the Asia-Pacific currently is the world’s second largest cosmetics and toiletries market with sales of $62.1 billion in 2005. Euromonitor International forecasts that its importance is set to swell by 2010 as its share of global growth increases by more than 10%...

Aug 08, 2008 | 10:31 AM CDT

Blyth Acquires Retailer; Supplement Brand

Acquisition of catalog/Internet retailer and entry into the health/wellness category called a fit for the company's strategy...