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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...

Feb 06, 2006 | 11:30 AM CST

Report Focuses On Italian Hair Care Market

Research and Markets, in its latest report, Haircare–Italy, found that the Italian hair care market €1,231 million in retail sales at the end of 2004. Italians reportedly spent €7.2 billion on cosmetics and personal care in 2003, with hair care products accounting for around 17% percent of the total sales...

Feb 01, 2006 | 09:29 AM CST

Study Reaffirms Rise of C&T Direct Sales; Notes Avon’s Global Scope

Posted Feb. 1: According to a recent study by Kline & Company, global sales of cosmetics and toiletries through the direct sales channel rose to $15.4 billion...

Jan 31, 2006 | 09:36 AM CST

China Gets Royal Treatment

Royal Aromatics formed a joint partnership with KINDWIN International to manufacture Royal Aromatic fragrances for the China market...

Jan 27, 2006 | 09:44 AM CST

Naturals Grow In U.K.

According to the Organic Monitor, a business research publication on the European organic food industry, U.K. sales of natural personal care products nearly doubled between 2002 and 2005...