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Jan 31, 2013 | 01:51 PM CST

Sales Decreases Cause Reorganization for Shiseido

After reporting a sales decrease of 1.2% for the three-quarter period ending December 31, 2012, Shiseido announced it is reorganizing parts of its business, including shutting down a factory in Kamakura and a research center in Kanazawahakkei.

Jan 30, 2013 | 10:13 AM CST

Young Women, Moms Behind Nail Care Rise

A new report from Mintel finds women in households with children are more likely to use most nail care products than those without children in their homes, and use of colored nail polish is highest among women aged 18–24 with 85% reporting usage.

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 25, 2013 | 10:52 AM CST

CEW, NPD Trend Presentation Looks at Growth of Prestige Market in 2012

The NPD Group's Karen Grant noted, "growth remains positive for both the prestige and mass channels." However, "The trend of prestige beauty outpacing mass beauty continues to be evident since the recessionary period of 2009 and will likely continue into 2013."

Jan 24, 2013 | 10:50 AM CST

Beiersdorf Steady in Preliminary 2012 Financials

The owner of the Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie skin care brand grew sales 4.7% during the fiscal year, with gains in BRIC markets.

Jan 23, 2013 | 10:06 AM CST

Q4, Full Year 2012 Financials for Unilever Show Broad Growth

The company's Sunsilk hair care brand joined the company's group of €1 billion brands, and Unilever's personal care division recorded a turnover of €4.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012 and of €18.1 billion for full year 2012.

Jan 17, 2013 | 01:48 PM CST

Online Product Reviews and Testimonials Continue to Gain Importance in Beauty Recommendations

The percentage of women who found information through searches done online increased the most since 2010, compared to other influences that either stayed the same or decreased slightly, according to an updated report from The NPD Group.

Jan 15, 2013 | 11:39 AM CST

Mintel and EIU Team Up to Investigate FMCG Trends for 2013

The research looks at key trends for the future of different fast moving consumer good (FMCG) categories in emerging markets and the U.K. and U.S. For the U.S., for example, the report shows beauty showing a resurgence.

Jan 09, 2013 | 10:13 AM CST

Young Men Love the Convenience of Buying Beauty Products Online

A new report from Mintel shows the love for shopping for beauty online, especially among young male consumers, who appreciate the convenience and availability of products on the Internet.