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Sep 22, 2010 | 11:38 AM CDT

Mintel Reports Japan Posts Highest Growth Rate for Antiaging Products

Skin care products launched in Japan with an antiaging claim increased by 85% from 2007 to 2009, compared to a 27% increase in the U.S. during the same time period.

Jul 27, 2010 | 12:16 PM CDT

Kao Reports Rise in Net Profit Q1 Fiscal 2011

Company attributes beauty sales dip to contraction of Japan’s high-end cosmetics market.

Mar 11, 2010 | 01:45 PM CST

Naturals Market Maintains Strong Global Growth

Though the natural segment of the personal care market continued to push ahead in 2009, despite the global recession, marketers need to develop an understanding of their target market, including their definitions and expectations of "natural."

Jan 15, 2010 | 08:50 AM CST

Shiseido to Acquire Bare Escentuals for $1.7 Billion

Acquisition part of Shiseido's bid to boost overseas sales to 50% of overall revenue by 2017.

Dec 22, 2009 | 10:50 AM CST

Indonesian Cosmetic Manufacturers Request Free Trade Postponement

Indonesian cosmetics and herbal medicine producers are requesting an exemption for their products from the ASEAN-China free trade agreement.

Dec 17, 2009 | 09:18 AM CST

Shiseido to Commence Operations in New Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

Establishment of subsidiaries in Switzerland and Vietnam part of company's strategy to enhance the collective strengths of the Shiseido Group and proactively respond to significant growth in emerging market.

Oct 16, 2009 | 10:02 AM CDT

Estée Lauder Companies Expects Better-than-anticipated Q1 2010 Results

Strong sell-in of new product launches lend to improved net sales in the quarter; financial results to be reported on Oct. 30, 2009.

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.

Jul 06, 2009 | 10:03 AM CDT

Beiersdorf Doubles Skin Care Production in Thailand

Expansion of capacity response to growing demand for products in Southeast Asia; company's flagship brands produced at facility partly specialized and developed to meet the needs of Asian consumers.

Jun 26, 2009 | 09:46 AM CDT

Kao Acquires European Production Facilities

Acquisition of hair care product plant made to enhance company’s beauty care business base in Europe; company seeks to establish a more efficient and stable supply chain system.