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Oct 26, 2012 | 02:28 PM CDT

Do Men Really Care About Beauty?

By: Irina Barbalova, Euromonitor International

The male grooming category has demonstrated consistent performance over the recent years of economic instability, and has once again come to the spotlight with a flurry of activity in terms of increased marketing and advertising efforts, as well as many targeted brand expansions.

Oct 26, 2012 | 02:13 PM CDT

A Challenging Global Climate for Fragrances

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

As the landscape becomes more difficult for premium fragrances, though currently performing well, opportunities open for mass brands.

Oct 23, 2012 | 11:27 AM CDT

Kao Net Sales Down 1% for Six Months Ended September 30

Asia markets are strong for Kao's brands, as Europe and North America drop off, while premium skin care helps strengthen results.

Oct 22, 2012 | 02:36 PM CDT

L’Occitane Announces 13.5% Net Sales Growth

The company’s year-on-year net sales growth reach 13.5% in local currency, and it also saw its growth accelerate in the second quarter through both emerging and developed markets, with China and Russia among the fastest-growing countries

Oct 18, 2012 | 10:50 AM CDT

Schwan-Stabilo Strong In Its 2011/2012 Fiscal Report

The company's cosmetics division, Schwan Cosmetics, showed a 10% turnover increase over last year.

Oct 15, 2012 | 12:04 PM CDT

LVMH Reports Record Revenue of €19.9 Billion

The company increased its revenue 22% overall over the same time period in 2011, and its perfumes and cosmetics business group saw organic revenue grow 8% as well.

Sep 28, 2012 | 08:41 AM CDT

Asia-Pacific Continues its Dominance in Luxury

In a new Mintel report tracking the luxury market around the globe, perfumes and cosmetics were found to have underperformed in the past five years, but were on the upswing in the most recent two years.

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.

Sep 14, 2012 | 10:19 AM CDT

BirchBox Acquires JolieBox

The acquisition expands Birchbox’s footprint, distribution and partnerships and establishes it as a global lifestyle brand.

Sep 12, 2012 | 11:19 AM CDT

Mintel Shows Increase in Makeup Sales in the U.K., With Nails as the Star

The research from Mintel also finds women do not see makeup as just something utilitarian, but relate to it at an emotional level—eight out of ten (80%) say that wearing makeup makes them feel more confident in themselves and is the main reason for them to wear color cosmetics.