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Oct 27, 2014 | 10:42 AM CDT

Snapshot of Color Cosmetics in South Africa

By: Euromonitor International

There remains a strong preference among South African consumers for value-added and value for money product offerings within color cosmetics. Products that provide multiple benefits and all-in-one solutions remain a popular choice. High-income earners who are generally less price-sensitive tend to continue to demand more premium brands that have proven their efficiency.

Oct 27, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Potential in Turkey and the Middle East

By: Imogen Matthews

The economies of the Middle East are turbulent ever since the Arab Spring in 2010, with trade hit by the ongoing unrest in the region. This has impacted sales of cosmetics and toiletries, although there are still opportunities for both regional and multinational players—especially in nearby Turkey, where a young population and growing urbanization has helped drive growth in sales of beauty products.

Oct 13, 2014 | 05:07 PM CDT

Symrise Opens Vanilla Production in Madagascar

With the plant, the company said every step in the processing of vanilla can now be performed locally on the East African island for the first time.

Aug 21, 2014 | 10:15 AM CDT

Professional Hair Care Opportunities Popping Up in the Middle East, Africa

According to a Kline & Company blog post, the beauty markets in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa show burgeoning possibilities for the professional hair care category.

Aug 19, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Rhône Capital Makes Investment in Elizabeth Arden

Rhône Capital also has advised Elizabeth Arden that, subject to market conditions and applicable legal or regulatory approvals, it intends to increase its ownership of the company’s common stock over time.

Aug 19, 2014 | 10:18 AM CDT

New Operations in India and Mexico, Airless Development, and More Beauty Packaging News and Launches for Late August 2014

Packaging suppliers TricorBraun and Vitro have expanded into India and Brazil, respectively, and Fusion Packaging, Aptar and Albée have collaborated on innovative new beauty pack launches.

Aug 19, 2014 | 09:29 AM CDT

Financial Briefs from Global Beauty Companies

See the Q4 and fiscal year end results for both The Estée Lauder Companies and Elizabeth Arden Inc., as well as results for Oriflame.

Aug 01, 2014 | 10:21 AM CDT

Net Sales Down for P&G for the Quarter

Organic sales grew 2%, including a two percentage point benefit from pricing. Shipment volume was in-line with prior year levels, but net sales were $20.2 billion, a decrease of 1% versus the prior year period.

Jul 31, 2014 | 02:19 PM CDT

L’Orèal Stays Solid With Sales of €11.17 Billion for First Half 2014

The L’Orèal Luxe and active cosmetics divisions contribute growth to the multinational beauty company.

Jul 31, 2014 | 11:14 AM CDT

Avon Sees Decreases in Q2 2014 Financial Report

For the second quarter of 2014, Avon saw total revenue of $2.2 billion, decreased 13%, or 3% in constant dollars, and beauty sales declined 13%, or 3% in constant dollars.