• Oral Care Marketers Keep Smiling in Europe

    Oral Care Marketers Keep Smiling in Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets December 1, 2011
    There have been some things to smile about during the past year in theBig 5 countries with most countries making gains in value terms. France, Germany and Spain all put in polished performances, but the UK and Italy posted losses, albeit tiny ones.…

  • Europeans Paint the Town Red As Color Cosmetic Sales Rise

    Europeans Paint the Town Red As Color Cosmetic Sales Rise

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets November 10, 2011
    It has been a bright past year for the color cosmetics market in the Big 5 as all countries, apart from Spain, made gains in value terms. In the case of France and Germany, the increases were particularly impressive, demonstrati…

  • Uncertainty and Innovation Underscore the Spa Market

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets October 18, 2011
    It was only a matter of time before European spa marketers felt the grinding effects of the recent recession. While last year’s sales results were largely positive, this year has proved to be much more of a mixed bag. France did see an incre…

  • Throughout Europe, Aesthetics Are Accessible and Acceptable

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets August 29, 2011
    The subject of aesthetics is certainly one that is growing in prominence in the Big 5 countries with all five reporting increased interest from consumers. Often consumers can simply walk into clinics in order to get procedures such as fillers and B…

  • Hair Care Market Lacks Luster in Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor,European CosmeticMarkets August 11, 2011
    It has not been a good year for the hair care category in the Big 5 countries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. With the exception of the UK, which posted positive sales, all other countries experienced a loss in value terms. This is dis…

  • European AP/Deo Market Manages To Keep Its Cool

    European AP/Deo Market Manages To Keep Its Cool

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets July 7, 2011
    Things are looking up when it comes to underarm protection. The deodorant market in the Big 5 has seen much good news in the past year with all countries reporting gains in value terms. Germany showed the highest growth, followed by France. However,…

  • European Body Care Market Is Plumped Prosperous

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets June 16, 2011
    The body care market in the Big 5 has, for the most part, improved in the past year with all countries apart from France making value gains. After a couple of years in the doldrums, the UK made the biggest gains, with sales rising 4.3% in 2010. Ger…

  • Big Gains in Fragrance For Women in Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets May 3, 2011
    The women’s fragrance market in the Big 5 had a very successful 2010 with France, Germany, Italy and the UK making gains in value terms. At press time, results from Spain were unavailable. This unequivocal success story is welcome news indeed…

  • Sun Care Shines Brightly Over Much of Europe

    Sun Care Shines Brightly Over Much of Europe

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets April 5, 2011
    The sun care market in the Big 5 has warmed up during the past year as each country recorded gains in value terms. But while Germany posted the most growth at 5.3%, the UK just about broke even with a scant gain of just 0.1%. Still, a gain is a gain…

  • Groom for Improvement In the Mens Market

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets March 11, 2011
    Results have been mixed in the European male grooming category in the past year with some countries posting gains and others losses. This was a marked difference to 2009 when all countries in the Big 5 reported gains in value terms. Many have point…

  • Saving Face in Europe With New Skin Care

    Saving Face in Europe With New Skin Care

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets February 17, 2011
    New skin care SKUs are making waves in stores. The facial skin care market in the Big 5 has had a fairly static year with no real notable gains or losses for the most part. France, Germany and Italy all recorded declines, w…

  • Its Gains All Around In European Color

    Its Gains All Around In European Color

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets November 4, 2010
    Sales of eye and nail color are pacing growth in much of Europe. All of the color cosmetics markets in the Big 5 made rosy progress during the past year with each of them posting a gain in value terms. The most impressive in…

  • A Beauty Boost in the Spa Category

    A Beauty Boost in the Spa Category

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets October 1, 2010
    Spa therapies and spa products continue to perform well across the Big 5 countries and there is definitely a keen interest from consumers in this sector. This is proven by the fact that more day spas are popping up all the time and spa brands now hav…

  • Hair Styling Marketers Are in a Real Fix

    Hair Styling Marketers Are in a Real Fix

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets September 7, 2010
    To spray or not to spray? Hair styling product sales took a hit in much of Western Europe. The hair styling category in the Big 5 in Europe has fallen resolutely flat in the past year—with the sole exception of the UK,…

  • A Lackluster Performance In European Hair Care

    Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets August 3, 2010
    There was little to get excited about in the Big 5 countries when it came to hair care in the past year. Most countries reported declines, although Italy and the UK did each post nominal growth. This pullback follows a fairly lackluster performance t…

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