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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.

Jul 26, 2012 | 11:50 AM CDT

Unilever Reports Higher Numbers for First Half Year, Q2 2012

The company's beauty brands performed well overall, with new launches and increased global availability helping improve sales.

Jul 09, 2012 | 04:41 PM CDT

The Parallel Worlds of Hair Care

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Developed and emerging markets are currently consuming hair care products in two very diverse, distinct ways—one trading down and the other trading up.

Jul 09, 2012 | 04:17 PM CDT

Touch Me, Tell Me, Sell Me: The Business of International Beauty

By: Daniela Ciocan

A view of the global beauty retail scene.

Jun 25, 2012 | 03:27 PM CDT

Lip Care Products Big in Europe

A variety of influences have come together to make lip care popular in Europe lately, including product innovations and fashion trends.

Jun 14, 2012 | 11:55 AM CDT

The Anatomy of Global Skin Tones

professional skin care client with skin of color
By: Pamela Springer

Meet consumers' needs by understanding the skin's mechanism as it relates to ethnic differences.

Jun 14, 2012 | 11:08 AM CDT

PZ Cussons Reports for Year Ended May 2012, Launches New Beauty Brands

A strong performance in the U.K. and momentum in emerging markets help buoy the company, which had reported an expectation of lower profits, and the company is targeting mom and babies and the anti-aging market with new brand launches.

Jun 12, 2012 | 10:32 AM CDT

AT Kearney Tracks Global Retail Development

The company's Global Retail Development Index ranks the top 30 countries in terms of retail expansion, and this year sees Brazil, Chile, China, Uruguay and other emerging markets as key.

Jun 11, 2012 | 09:51 AM CDT

Beauty Fusion

By: Ilana Allegro, Maira Arnaudo, Natalie Ivezaj, …

This white paper from 2012 FIT cosmetics and fragrance marketing and management master's program graduates delves into how we might harness a true understanding of diverse cultures and shifting demographics to create more inspiring product concepts, and how these might better align with the values of an increasingly global and diverse consumer population.