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Feb 05, 2013 | 10:57 AM CST

Kao Reports Financial Results for 2012

Net sales increased 0.4% for Kao compared with restated fiscal year 2011 to ¥1,012.6 billion. Excluding the effect of currency translation, net sales would have increased 1.1%.

Jan 29, 2013 | 10:27 AM CST

PZ Cussons Grows Revenue 2.7% for Six Months Ended November 30

Revenue growth was achieved in the U.K., Poland, Indonesia and in the smaller markets of Kenya, Ghana, Thailand and the Middle East for the company.

Jan 29, 2013 | 10:17 AM CST

L’Occitane Net Sales Increase 17.6%

For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, L’Occitane recorded net sales of €801.3 million, pushed by growth in emerging markets Russia and China as well as the U.S.

Jan 10, 2013 | 10:42 AM CST

L’Oréal Unveils New Indian Research and Innovation Center

The new center will represent a €140 million investment from 2011 to 2016 to better understand beauty needs of Indian consumers and develop products especially for them.

Jan 04, 2013 | 04:31 PM CST

More Multicultural: Handling Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

By: Christine Heathman

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a universal response of the skin and is more common in the darker global skin types.

Jan 02, 2013 | 11:21 AM CST

Natura Announces Strategic Investment in Aesop

The Brazilian and Australian beauty companies are partnering for larger international growth and influence, as Natura acquires a 65% stake in Aesop for approximately AUD $68 million.

Dec 05, 2012 | 10:17 AM CST

Elizabeth Lamont Becomes VP of Marketing for Americas/Oceania, La Prairie

Lamont will be responsible for providing the strategic marketing direction for La Prairie through all channels of distribution within North and South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Nov 20, 2012 | 10:02 AM CST

Report Shows Skin Care Dominating Ayurvedic Cosmetics Market in India

Beauty brands in India have been working to create awareness about using the right skin care products and ayurvedic ingredients in recent years, according to Kuick Research.

Sep 19, 2012 | 09:55 AM CDT

PZ Cussons Optimistic, Still Sees Challenges in Global Market

The company's U.K. and Asia divisions were strong, while issues remain in Africa and a few other areas.

Aug 01, 2012 | 04:17 PM CDT

Baby Care Shows Dynamism in Face of Aging Demographics, Slowing Economies

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Baby and child-specific products outperformed all beauty and personal care categories in 2011, generating global retail growth of 7% at fixed US dollar prices. And despite the dual challenge of aging demographics and acute economic instability, the category’s global growth prospects to 2016 look promising. Euromonitor International assesses the main category battlegrounds and identifies where brands ought to be strengthening their positions going forward.