By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd.
Published September 7, 2010
Headlines blare: “Can Sunscreens Cause Cancer?” “By the Ounce or by the Tumor?” “Sunscreen or Smokescreen?” Articles bearing scare-tactic titles such as these appear in daily blogs, in the press and in TV reports d… Read More »
Almost impossible – since you know that every product, ad, package, et al., has
been focused, qualified and quantified with the latest high-tech research (psychological, demographical, behavioral) plus… Read More »
By Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published 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,… Read More »
Cosmprof North America was a huge hit this summer, attracting more than 25,000 attendees and 700-plus exhibitors.
Cosmoprof North America enabled the entire beauty trade to connect, see new products and conduct meaningful business meetings. As a res… Read More »
Natural cosmetic brand Tarte, known for its “skinvigorating” ingredients, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Fall with a variety of limited edition products (http://www.happi.com/news/2010/06/22/tarte_turns_10).
The brand als… Read More »
Lipo Chemicals Merges with Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Chicago, a producer of specialty chemicals, has merged with Lipo Chemicals, Inc., Paterson, NJ, and its affiliates, including Ruger Chemicals, Inc., Linden, NJ, Li… Read More »
L’Occitane Sees Sales Jump Nearly 14%
L’Occitane posted a 13.9% increase in sales to $865.5 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, helped along by strong results in Japan, Hong Kong, the U.K., Brazil, China and Russia.
“De… Read More »
26th IFSCC Congress Opens Sept. 20 in Buenos Aires
“Innovation & Responsibility: Cosmetics Forever” is the theme of the 26th IFSCC Congress, scheduled for Sept. 20-23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Congress organizers have created a sla… Read More »
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry has introduced a concentrated liquid surfactant product that provides an environmentally-friendly, yet equally effective cleaning alternative to heavy-duty degreasers containing high VOC pet… Read More »
Colgate Patents Red Herbal Tooth Powder
U.S. Patent No. 7,736,629 B2; Colgate-Palmolive Company has received a U.S. patent for a tooth powder that contains calcium carbonate having a particle size and angularity effective to provide mild abrasivit… Read More »
Luxury Shopping Trends
• When analyzing luxury shopping in 2009, it was more booze, fewer shoes—but there was some good news for the beauty business: cosmetics and makeup showed some growth.
According to the Personal Luxury Report 20… Read More »
There is so much fall-off between the new Bioré Steam Activated Cleanser concept and its actual use, that we are showing the two TheBrandAudit scores separately (see chart next page). The Bioré price in a local chain drug is $7.99 for 5… Read More »
Sales: $696 million
Mike Jatania, chief executive officer; Jon Osborne, chief operating officer; Aart Weijburg, non-executive director; Charles Hinkaty, non-executive director; Philip Smith, non-execut… Read More »
Sales: $900 million (estimated)
Household care—Omino Bianco laundry care, WC Net bathroom cleaners, Carolin floor cleaners, SMAC metal and all-purpose cleaners, Overlay floor and surface cle… Read More »
Sales: $1.4 billion (estimated)
Christian Courtin-Clarins, chairman; Philip Shearer, chief executive officer; Jonathan Zrihen, president and chief executive officer, Clarins USA and Canada
Ski… Read More »
Sales: $2.7 billion
Andrew Witty, chief executive officer; John Clarke, president, consumer healthcare
Oral care products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dry mouthand denture care produc… Read More »