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Aug 15, 2006 | 02:11 PM CDT

State of the Industry: Will Megabrands Rule?

By: Briony Davies

With global sales topping $253 billion, cosmetics and toiletries (C&T) is on the rise after a lackluster 2004, according to Euromonitor International’s 2005 research. Although growth in Western Europe, the largest market, has almost peaked, recovery from economic uncertainty.

Aug 07, 2006 | 03:43 PM CDT

Japan Set for Recovery

By: Briony Davies

The year 2005 marks a reversse in the slowdown of the second largest cosmetics and toiletries market in the world—Japan. Euromonitor International’s lastest view forecasts sales growht of 12% to 2010.

Jul 19, 2006 | 10:11 AM CDT

A.S. Watson Group Acquires Stake in Ukraine

A.S. Watson Group, the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, announced its move into the Ukraine market by acquiring a 65% stake in the country's number one health and beauty chain...

Jun 20, 2006 | 12:06 PM CDT

Americans Take a Sniff; Apply More Deodorant

According to Antiperspirants and Deodorants in the U.S., a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts, U.S. sales of deodorants and antiperspirants should reach $2 billion by 2010...

Jun 06, 2006 | 04:13 PM CDT

State of the Industry: Will Megabrands Rule?

By: Briony Davies, Euromonitor International

An annual look at the state of the industry shows strength and dynamism and spotlights growth opportunities, based on Euromonitor International’s data for 2005.

Feb 27, 2006 | 11:06 AM CST

Natura Posts 2005 Results

Natura Cosmeticos SA posted a fourth-quarter 2005 net profit of $64.23 million, up 39.2% from the same quarter of 2004. Net revenue was $340.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2005, up from $264.7...

Feb 23, 2006 | 11:37 AM CST

South Korean Cosmetic Exports Grow

According to Asia Pulse news, South Korean cosmetics exports to Asia, especially to Chinese-speaking nations, increased sharply in 2005. South Korea exported $222.2 million in cosmetics last year (excluding perfumes and bath products)...

Feb 22, 2006 | 11:36 AM CST

Kao Completes Acquisition of Kanebo Cosmetics

Kao Corporation acquired 14 million shares of Kanebo Cosmetics' common stock from Kanebo, Ltd. to complete the acquisition of all Kanebo Cosmetics' issued and outstanding stock...

Feb 13, 2006 | 09:46 AM CST

Report Reveals Spain Smells Good

Research and Markets reports that sales of fragrances and color cosmetics in Spain have risen by 29% since 2000, making Spain the second-largest retail market, behind France, for fragrances in the EU. Fragrances accounted for 72% of market value in 2004.

Feb 07, 2006 | 09:29 AM CST

Report Looks at German Antiaging Market

According to a new report by Research and Markets, seven of 10 German women between the ages of 55 and 65 use antiaging products. The report, Skincare—Germany, highlights how an aging population and growing consumer awareness have been the driving forces behind product development...