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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 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.

Aug 28, 2012 | 03:50 PM CDT

Beauty is in the Eye of the Trendsetter

By: Marie Ollagnier and Juliana Feitosa

The definition of beauty evolves constantly. Changing lifestyles, values and trends continuously influence consumer decisions, and in today's globalized and digitized marketplace, beauty brands must understand these trends to offer products that meet a world of needs.

Aug 28, 2012 | 11:18 AM CDT

Skin Care Market Radiant for Foreseeable Future

By: Nicole Tyrimou, Euromonitor International

The Asia-Pacific region has been pivotal in setting trends in skin care, leading to a skin care market forecast to reach $113 billion in absolute terms by 2016.

Aug 14, 2012 | 09:45 AM CDT

Lauder's Fiscal Year Sales Results Increase by Double Digits

Helped by the trend of increased prestige beauty purchasing, for the year, the company had net sales of $9.71 billion, a 10% increase compared with $8.81 billion reported in the prior year.

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.

Jul 26, 2012 | 11:54 AM CDT

Strong Growth for L'Oréal in First Half of 2012

The company saw sales of €11.2 billion for the period, a like-for-like of 6.% over 2011.