INDIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has purchased a minority stake in Forest Essentials, a privately held Indian company that manufactures, markets and sells beauty products based on Ayurvedic formulations. Terms of the agreement were not d… Read More »
Symrise To Distribute Organic Plant Extracts
Cosmetic and body care products that contain organic ingredients are growing more popular. As a result, Symrise has now expanded its portfolio of organic plant extracts.
As of Jul… Read More »
Tocca Launches Line of Fragrance Diffusers
One can now experience Tocca’s most sought-after scents from its candle line in Bastocini Profumati, a new collection of alcohol-free fragrance di… Read More »
J&J Acquires China’s Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd.
Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has acquired Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., which touts a wide range of personal care brands in the country, including… Read More »
Faced with rising costs, a growing emphasis on sustainability and greater demand for multifunctionality, industry suppliers offer a range of solutions for household, personal care and industrial and institutional product formulators. Read More »
Licensed characters have usually helped sell kids’ products. But in 2007, the market for licensed kids’ personal care products fell a dramatic 39% to $291 million, according to new data from Packaged Facts.
With a sluggish economy ahe… Read More »
Skin care is a critical component of the Chinese beauty industry, accounting for 70% of all money spent each year. And with the country’s growing economy and consumers’ disposable income on the rise, there has been steady movement in the… Read More »
On July 2, Kate Hudson and longtime hairstylist David Babaii made their debut on HSN to unveil David Babaii for WildAid, their new line of eco-conscious hair care products devoted to wildlife preservation. During the spot, Mr. Babaii shared styling s… Read More »
INDIA: Best known for its globally recognized denim, Levi Strauss India plans to enter the personal care segment. The company will launch deodorant and other personal care products for men and women.… Read More »
l Dow Chemical Co., the biggest U.S. chemical maker, agreed to buy Rohm & Haas Co. for about $18.8 billion, reducing its dependence on petroleum-based commodity chemicals and increasing sales of more profitable products. Rohm & Haas investo… Read More »
Dow Chemical Company agreed to buy Rohm & Haas Co. for about $18.8 billion, reducing its dependence on petroleum-based commodity chemicals and increasing sales of more profitable products. Financing for the deal includes equity investments of $3… Read More »
Entrepreneurial companies are wonderfully (woefully?) optimistic. Armed with an idea, coupled with passion, and off they go— even without a pocketful of money. Never mind that the idea may not be, or is no longer really new, (no fir… Read More »
By Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published August 4, 2008
The hair care markets across the Big 5 experienced mixed fortunes last year. Two countries, France and the UK, actually posted declines, and while Germany, Italy and Spain’s hair care markets did climb, they posted only modest growth.
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Surfactant industry executives from around the world gathered in Paris in June to discuss a wide range of topics including sustainability, new product development and slow growth in mature markets. Read More »
Sales: $430 million
$430 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.
Kazuyoshi Miyajima, chairman; Yoshifumi Narimatsu, chief executive officer; Tsuyoshi Tatai, chief operating offi… Read More »
Sales: $637 million
$637 million for the year ended March 31, 2008.
Hiroo Kaneda, chief executive officer.
Oral care and beauty care products.
A management buyo… Read More »
Sales: $739 million
$739 million (estimated) for household, personal care and cosmetic products.
Laundry care products—Omino Bianco, Merito, Nibro; Bathroom/kitchen car… Read More »
Sales: $828 million
$828 million for personal care and household products. Corporate sales: $1.11 billion for the year ended May 31, 2007.
Alex Kanellis, group chief executive; and… Read More »
Sales: $889 million
Robert Polet, president and chief executive officer of the Gucci Group; Andrea Barbier, president and chief executive officer, YSL Beaut&eacut… Read More »
Sales: $1.0 billion
$1.0 billion for cosmetics.
Hubert Bevelsborg, president and chief executive officer, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique.
Skin care and hair care p… Read More »
Sales: $1.38 billion
Philip Shearer, chairman of the management board; Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director, research and development; Pierre Milet, managing director… Read More »
Sales: $2.2 billion
Alessandro Carlucci, chief executive officer.
Natura Ekos, Natura Tododia, Natura Chronos, Natura Mamãe e Bebê, Natura Diversa, N… Read More »
Sales: $2.41 billion
$2.41 billion for cosmetics, toiletries and home care products. Corporate sales: $2.8 billion.
Yves Rocher, president and chief executive; Bris Rocher, vice president.… Read More »
Sales: $2.65 billion
$2.65 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $2.9 billion.
Sadayoshi Fujishige, president and chief executive officer; Kazuo Obayashi, senior execu… Read More »
Sales: $3.74 billion
$3.74 billion for perfumes and cosmetics. Corporate sales: $22.5 billion.
Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer; Antonio Belloni, group managing director.
… Read More »
Sales: $9.42 billion
$9.42 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $10.54 billion.
Bart Becht, chief executive officer; Colin Day, chief financial of… Read More »
Sales: $9.6 billion
$9.6 billion for personal care, household care and cosmetics. Corporate sales: $11.6 billion for the year ended March 31, 2008.
Motoki Ozaki, president and chief executiv… Read More »
Sales: $25.48 billion
$25.48 billion for home and personal care products. Corporate sales: $55.1 billion.
Michael Treschow, chairman; Patrick Cescau, group chief executive; James A. Law… Read More »