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Avon's Boutique Brand Names Actress-Singer Lucy Hale As Brand Ambassador

June 11, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Avon's beauty and fashion boutique brand, mark, appointed actress and singer Lucy Hale as its beauty brand ambassador. As brand spokesperson, Hale will appear in mark Magalogs and on digital platforms of mark and Avon. Hale will also be the public face of mark's m.powerment campaign against dating abuse and violence against young women. Avon's mark brand has been an industry leader in combining beauty and fashion, as well as a pioneer in promoting the concept of social beauty.
"mark Names Lucy Hale Beauty Brand Ambassador", Avon, June 11, 2013, © Avon Products, Inc.
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Shiseido Unveils Ibuki Line Of Skin-Care Products For Younger Women

June 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido announced the Ibuki line of skin-care products, which the company plans to introduce worldwide in September 2013. Ibuki, which means "new breath" in Japanese, is aimed at women who are 25 to 35 years old. Ibuki products the company claims will work to restore skin damaged by modern urban lifestyle that can cause stress, disturb the skin's balance, and increase sensitivity and fragility. Shiseido says women between the ages 25 and 40 years are more prone to suffer from these ill effects.
Rebecca Mann, "Shiseido set to breathe new life into skin care portfolio with Ibuki", The Moodie Report, June 10, 2013, © The Moodie Report
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Estée Lauder Expands Manufacturing Facility In Melville, New York

June 7, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Estée Lauder said it is expanding its production facility in Melville, New York, as part of its efforts to optimize the plant size and gain better economies of scale. With revenue in 2012 reaching $10 billion and an EBITDA margin of 22.4 percent, the company's efforts to streamline its operations to improve efficiencies and lower costs would push its margins higher. The company shut down its Oakland factory in April 2013 and merged the facility's operations with the Melville plant. Two new fragrances are set for launch in 2013, further boosting the company's fragrance division, which has a 4.6 percent share of the market and contributed $1.28 billion in revenue in 2012. Estée Lauder's makeup division, which accounted for about 38 percent of the company's 2012 revenue, launched a limited-edition Bronze Goddess Summer Collection.
"Estée Lauder Smells Market Share Gains With New Launches", Trefis , June 07, 2013, © Trefis
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Sephora Helps Owner LVMH Cope Better With Slowing Luxury Fashion Sales

June 6, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics retailer Sephora's rapid growth is pushing LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton's Selective Retailing unit to overtake fashion and leather as the luxury company's biggest business by 2018, according to Sanford C. Bernstein. In 2012, Selective Retailing, which also includes the department store Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche in Paris and two duty-free shop operators, accounted for 28 percent of LVMH's sales. Expanding its business in Latin America and Asia, Sephora is also introducing services, such as mobile payments, and expanding its house-brand selections to encourage shoppers to keep spending. While LVMH's reported its weakest fashion and leather goods sales in three years, Sephora's new stores in Shanghai and Hong Kong drove a 17 percent increase in first-quarter comparable sales for Selective Retailing.
Andrew Roberts, "Cosmetics Seller Sephora Is Driving Growth at Luxury House LVMH", Business Week, June 06, 2013, © Bloomberg L.P.
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P&G Reorganizes Global Business Units Into Industry-Based Sectors

June 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
In an effort to improve business performance worldwide, Procter & Gamble announced a consolidation of global business units into four industry-based sectors. Each sector will focus on common consumer benefits, common technologies, and common competitors. The new sectors, each to be led by a group president, include: baby, feminine and family care; beauty; health and grooming; and fabric and home care. “We expect this structure to facilitate faster global expansion of brand and product innovations to win with consumers,” said CEO A.G. Lafley.
"Procter & Gamble Announces Organization Changes", Procter & Gamble, June 05, 2013, © Procter & Gamble
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Procter & Gamble Aims To Make Advertising More Cost-Effective

May 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. enlisted media technology provider Sticky Inc. to help the consumer goods company measure how many people view its digital ads. Sticky's technology involves using consumers' eye movements to determine which ads they have viewed, according to its Website. P&G's partnership with Sticky is part of its efforts to make its advertising more cost-effective and reallocate advertising money from TV to digital. Cost-cutting efforts of the company include taking advantage of free advertising on social media sites.
"P&G wants to know who's seeing its ads", Business Courier, May 30, 2013, © American City Business Journals.
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Shiseido Gains Access To Canadian Life Sciences Company's Hair-Regenerative Technology

May 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido signed a collaboration and technology transfer deal with Canada-based life sciences company RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. As part of the agreement, Shiseido gains access to RepliCel's hair regenerative medicine technology. Shiseido said it plans to combine RepliCel's technology with its own in order to develop and commercialize safe and effective hair regenerative medicine that combines beauty and medical science to help those with baldness and thinning hair. With its safety guaranteed by RepliCel's more than 10 years of clinical research, the autologous cell implantation technology replicates the patient's own cells and injects them into the balding scalp to rejuvenate hair growth. RepliCel's technology offers several advantages, including small physical burden during surgeries, long-lasting effects, and fewer risks of reactions.
"Shiseido starts research on hair regenerative medicine", Shiseido, May 30, 2013, © Shiseido Co.,Ltd.
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L’Oréal Canada's Hiring Policies See Talent Not Limited By Disability

May 29, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L’Oréal Canada developed and put in place policies aimed at hiring and retaining people with disabilities. Lyne Sarrazin, a deaf member of the staff at the company's client services department, highlights L’Oréal Canada's commitment to inclusive hiring practices that also aim to make sure the company reflects the community it serves. Sarrazin's use of email and the Quebec Sign Language helps her communicate effectively with co-workers and other departments of the company, including the head office. L’Oréal says its worldwide diversity policy includes ensuring it meets specific diversity goals. It does not have a recruitment quota for people with disabilities; however, its policies encourage people to apply regardless of disability.
"Disability no barrier to talent", Special to Financial Post, May 29, 2013, © National Post
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Unilever Launches Apprenticeship Programs In UK

May 28, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever launched its 2013 apprenticeship programs business administration and information technology in the South East in England. Recognized by the National Apprenticeship Service as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, Unilever began accepting applications to its Advanced Business Administration and Advanced and Higher IT apprenticeship programs. Unilever's UK apprenticeship programs will employ 20 South East-based young people who will work in the company's UK and global headquarters, supporting the marketing, customer development, supply chain, human resources, and finance departments.
"Unilever launches new apprenticeship schemes in the South East to aid youth employment", Unilever, May 28, 2013, © Unilever
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Avon Wants More Men As Sales Representatives In UK

May 26, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Avon is recruiting more men as sales consultants in the UK. Men seem to be good in selling cosmetics and other Avon products, with Fife-based Avon sales leader Tracey Eydmann saying it is maybe because men have an idea of what women want. Avon sales representatives receive a 25 percent share on sales higher than £150 per month, and the company also offers incentives and bonuses for sales leaders managing other representatives and recruits. Avon reported sales decreased to £313 million in 2011 from £329 in 2010; however, the company said pre-tax profits rose from £4 million to £25.5 million during the same period. Avon's male representatives are part of a trend in the UK where more people are choosing self-employment with multi-level marketing companies, which contributed £1.5 billion to the UK economy in 2012, according to the Direct Selling Association.
Erikka Askeland, "Avon looking to recruit more men to join ladies", scotsman.com, May 26, 2013, © Johnston Publishing Ltd.
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Majority of Consumers In New Zealand Look At Quality Brand When Choosing Cosmetics To Buy, Research Shows

May 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Among New Zealand consumers who have bought cosmetics in the previous six months, about 58 percent said quality brand is an important factor when choosing which brands of skincare and cosmetics to buy, according to market research firm Roy Morgan Research. These respondents are 38 percent more likely to bought Bobbi Brown, 28 percent more likely to have purchased MAC, and 27 percent more likely to have bought Estée Lauder or Lancôme. Value for money is the second most important factor for New Zealand consumers, with 57 percent of respondents saying it played a role in their cosmetics buying decisions. For consumers who rated proven benefits as the most important factor when choosing which cosmetics brands to buy, 3.3 percent said they are more likely to have bought Clarins in the last six months, compared with 1.9 percent of all cosmetics buyers.
"Face facts: what Kiwis want in cosmetics and skin care — and which brands they're likelier to buy", Roy Morgan, May 23, 2013, © Roy Morgan Research
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Lafley Rejoins Procter & Gamble, Replaces McDonald As CEO And President

May 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble announced that Alan George Lafley, who served as president and chief executive officer of the company in 2000–2009, has rejoined the company as president, CEO, and chairman. Lafley succeeded Robert A. McDonald, who is retiring from the company on June 30, 2013, after 33 years of working at P&G. McDonald was Lafley's successor at P&G. Board of directors presiding director Jim McNerney expressed his confidence in Lafley's ability to lead the company and his appreciation for what McDonald accomplished during his tenure.
"A.G. Lafley Rejoins Procter & Gamble as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer", Procter & Gamble, May 23, 2013, © Procter & Gamble
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P&G Chief Shares Insights On Innovation

May 22, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Speaking to a group of R&D executives at an Industrial Research Institute meeting recently, Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald said that 175 years of innovation at the company have taught some key lessons. Innovation, he said, has to be inspired by “fundamental human truths” and “core human needs” in addition to technology and science. Innovation has to be open, inside and outside the company; and balanced between “sustaining, transformational and disruptive”. According to McDonald, innovation differentiates P&G brands from the competition and prevents “commoditization”.
"McDonald Shares Innovation Lessons", Procter & Gamble, May 22, 2013, © Procter & Gamble
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Boost In Chinese Household Income Spurs “Trading Up” Trend

May 22, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Growing buying power is giving Chinese consumers the desire – and the ability –  to buy goods and services that are a notch or two above the ordinary in terms of price and quality, Nielsen research finds. The average annual household income in China increased from $1,022 to $3,999 between 2000 and 2012 – a fourfold increase. At first this trading-up-to-premium trend was reflected in smaller purchases, like more expensive yogurt drinks. But it has grown to include all categories of FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), “ from infant baby formula to liquid milk, from a bottle of skin moisturizer to a tube of toothpaste.” And sales of luxury cars have tripled since 2007.
"In China, Premium Sells: From Toothpaste to Cars to Banking", Nielsen Newswire, May 22, 2013, © The Nielsen Company
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Cosmetic Brands Among Brazilian Consumers' Favorite Luxury Products, Study Shows

May 21, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetic brands, including MAC, Chanel, and Dior, are among the top 50 most searched luxury brands in Brazil, according to market research firm Digital Luxury Group. Details from the "World Luxury Index" report showed beauty brands accounted for 18 percent of the luxury market. Within the beauty market, perfumes and make-up account for more than 90 percent of consumer interest and are driving the segment's popularity. Brazil's luxury market was estimated at $11.94 billion, according to DLG analysts, with brand interest for luxury rising 24 percent in 2012.
Michelle Yeomans, "Cosmetics among top luxury segments for Brazil consumers", Cosmetics Design, May 21, 2013, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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"Lipstick Effect" Comes To China As Economy Slows Down

May 20, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
China's economy grew at its slowest rate in 2012, and marketers and market analysts claimed the "lipstick effect" has come to the country. Lipstick effect happens when the economy slows down and consumers are more willing to spend on smaller and less expensive indulgences, such as lipstick, rather than on expensive luxury products. China's gross domestic product rose 7.8 percent in 2012, its slowest rate since 1999. In the first quarter of 2013, China's economy grew 7.7 percent. China's Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to 49.2 points in August 2012, a nine-month low. Although the industrial and manufacturing industries declined in 2012, fast-moving consumer goods and fashion brands made significant gains. China's beauty and personal care market's retail value grew from 184.1 billion yuan, or $30 billion, in 2011 to 202.1 billion yuan in 2012.
"'Lipstick effect' hits China as economy slows", China Daily, May 20, 2013, © Chinanews.com
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Coty Wins Manufacturing Innovation Award

May 16, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics company Coty Inc. received the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Global Value Chain Award for its Coty Supply Chain Defining Moment initiative. Coty said its focus on constant improvement covers all aspects of its business, including supply chain. Coty has identified actions aimed at creating a sustainable advantage in the areas of cost, capacity use, supply chain cycle time, and inventory levels.
"COTY INC. WINS 2013 MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP 100 GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN AWARD", Coty, May 16, 2013, © Coty Inc.
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More Than Half Of Women Do Not Use Coupons To Save On Cosmetics, ShopSmart Study Shows

May 14, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Although there are various ways to save on makeup and skin-care products, 56 percent of women say they do not use coupons and discount codes, according to a study by ShopSmart. Four new ways to save on cosmetics are presented including buying new store brands, products that look like their high-end counterparts, celebrity makeup lines, and buying from warehouse stores and their web sites. Meanwhile, results of the survey showed 43 percent of women said they buy cosmetics only when they are on sale and 61 percent admitted they had beauty products that were expired or they no longer used. Also, 33 percent of women said they had experienced buyer's remorse after buying a beauty product in the previous 12 months.
"ShopSmart: Four New Ways to Save on Beauty Products", Consumer Reports, May 14, 2013, © Consumer Reports
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Avon Shareholders Say No To Safer Cosmetics

May 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products, Inc. shareholders rejected a proposal filed by Green Century Equity Fund asking the cosmetics company to remove hazardous chemicals from its products, according to a report from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics said the request called on Avon to use safer alternatives in lieu of hazardous ingredients. Although Avon has taken steps to remove dangerous chemicals from its cosmetics, the company's products still contain chemicals that are linked to cancer and chemicals that reportedly have adverse effects on hormones.
Laurie A. Henry and Madeleine McDonough, "Avon shareholders reject request to “ditch toxic cosmetics”", Lexology, May 10, 2013, © Globe Business Publishing Ltd
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Beauty Changes Lives Foundation Announces First Sassoon Scholarship Awardees

May 9, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation announced the winners of the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program during the Spring Operations Conference of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. Funded by a $1.5 million grant established by Procter & Gamble's Salon Division Wella, the program awards scholarships to starting cosmetologists and working hairdressers who want to gain advanced training. From January 2013, 786 candidates submitted their applications for scholarships through the foundation. Applicants submitted essays and video statements highlighting how they plan to continue the late Vidal Sassoon's commitment to excellence in hairstyling. Members of the panel of judges who selected the awardees included Sassoon's son, Elan Sassoon; Wella Global Education dean Stephen Moody; and Sassoon International creative director Mark Hayes.
"Beauty Changes Lives Names First Sassoon Scholarship Winners", Procter & Gamble, May 09, 2013, © Procter & Gamble
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Coty Gets Ready For Its Planned IPO

May 7, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics company Coty plans to launch an investor road show promoting its planned initial public offering. Founded in Paris, France, in 1904 by Francois Coty, the company has grown into a global corporation, posting $4.6 billion in sales in the year that ended on June 30, 2012. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley will lead the share offering for the privately owned company which gained attention for its ultimately failed attempt to acquire larger rival Avon in 2012. Revelations about Coty's overpaid acquisition of China-based skincare company TJoy and United States-based high-end brand Philosophy, however, have clouded the prospects of the IPO-bound Coty.
Elizabeth Paton and Arash Massoudi, "Coty prepares for a very public close-up", Financial Times, May 07, 2013, © The Financial Times Limited
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Fruits And Vegetables Increasingly Used As Personal Care Product Ingredients

May 6, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
The beauty industry is strengthening the link between food and personal care with the introduction of “food-based” products. Without Food and Drug Administration regulation of the term "food-based," beauty companies are claiming the products are organic, natural and even edible in some cases. Food-based products on the market include coconut shampoo, grapefruit body scrub, mushroom anti-aging cream, pomegranate-pigmented lipstick and cucumber eye-makeup remover. The founder of 100(PERCENT) Pure, a California brand that markets a body scrub made of organic Kona beans, told the Economic Times: "Just as you eat food to nourish your body on the inside, we use the same food to nourish the skin on the outside."
"Beauty industry increasingly market 'food-based' cosmetics products", Economic Times, May 06, 2013, © Times Internet Limited
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L'Oréal Takes Root In East Africa, Prepares For Expansion

May 6, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal's acquisition of Kenya-based Interconsumer Products Limited, which it has renamed Interbeauty Products, signaled the cosmetics company's intention to expand its operations in East Africa. L'Oréal plans to use Nairobi in Kenya as its operations hub for other East African countries, including Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. L'Oréal East Africa managing director Patricia Ithau said the company chose to operate in East Africa due to the region's three "power houses" — Kenya, which is the region's center; Tanzania, which is a very fast growing economy; and Ethiopia. L'Oréal's number 1 task now is to classify its products and target specific segments of the market, according to Ithau.
Margaret Wahito, "L’Oreal navigates competitive EA cosmetics market", Capitalfm, May 06, 2013, © Capital Broadcasting Network
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Consumer Group Claims Cosmetics Companies Not Exactly Upfront With Animal Testing

May 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer protection group Choice said its investigation has revealed that cosmetics companies are misleading Australian consumers with their cruelty-free claims for their products. Some cosmetics companies are testing their products on animals because doing so is part of China's requirements for beauty companies operating in the country. L'Oréal said it is committed to pushing alternative methods to animal testing, while the Australian cosmetics industry organization Accord said the Chinese cosmetics market is a complex issue, with confusing requirements for product approval. The Body Shop, a unit of L'Oréal, said it has chosen not to operate in China until the country adopts cruelty-free product testing policies.
Amy Bainbridge, "Consumers 'being misled' over cruelty free cosmetics", ABC, May 05, 2013, © ABC
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L'Oréal Announces Breakthrough In Treatment Of Hair Loss

May 4, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal claimed its scientists have invented a cosmetics product that can revive dormant hair cells and make them grow back. Demand for the product called the Kérastase Densifique has seen beauty salons taking thousands of pre-orders although the recommended three-month treatment costs almost £300. L'Oréal scientists claim that in 90 days, the product can help grow back more than 1,500 new hairs. Head of scientific affairs Patricia Pineau said the cosmetic product "respects the natural way hair regenerates".
Andrew Hough, "Breakthrough hair loss product works on stem cells", Telegraph, May 04, 2013, © Telegraph Media Group Limited
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Henkel Hair Care Unit Launches Social Initiative

May 3, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Schwartzkopf Professional, the hair care products unit of Henkel, has launched a worldwide social initiative called “Shaping Futures” in which groups of volunteers train young adults to be hairdressers. In autumn 2012 two women volunteers were chosen as ambassadors to represent the brand in Chennai, India. The two trained under-privileged teens and young adults, giving them a skill for life and a brighter future. Overcoming harsh living conditions, they spent two weeks sharing their talents. They said their experience in India was nothing short of life changing.
"Social initiative hits the news", News release, Henkel, May 03, 2013, © Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
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Maybelline Chooses Mega Airless' Pump Dispensers For Make-Up Product With Primer

May 3, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal's Maybelline cosmetics brand chose Mega Airless' Micro round neutral pump dispensers for its Instant Age Rewind Lifting Make-Up with Primer. Mega Airless claims its 100-percent plastic, neutral, airless dispensers protect skin care formulations, which use active ingredients, such as the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind. Maybelline's product combines a lifting make-up and primer. Also, Mega Airless' lotion dispensers offer full neutrality, protecting the formula and extending shelf life, the packaging company claims.
"Mega Airless Expertise for L'Oreal", Packaging Europe, May 03, 2013, © Packaging Europe
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Unilever Seeks Greater Control Over Indian Unit Hindustan Unilever

May 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever is investing $5.4 billion to boost its ownership and control over Hindustan Unilever Ltd., which last year achieved a 37 percent increase in earnings selling brands custom-designed to appeal to Indian consumers. Competition in the $42 billion Indian market for beauty, home care and packaged food products is fierce. Competitors like P&G and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Co. are pushing hard to gain market share, though so far Hindustan Unilever has a lock on the consumer products market. With the investment, Unilever hopes to increase its stake in Hindustan Unilever from 52.5 percent to 75 percent by offering shareholders a 21 percent premium – an “obscene valuation” according to analysts – over the current price. If completed, the transaction will be Unilever’s biggest since its 2000 purchase of Best Foods Ltd.
Adi Narayan & Matthew Boyle , "Unilever Wagers Billions on India Economic Revival", Bloomberg, May 02, 2013, © Bloomberg L.P.
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Beiersdorf Reports Strong Sales Growth In First Quarter 2013

May 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Beiersdorf AG reported organic group sales increased 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013. Nominal sales rose 2.9 percent from €1.533 billion to €1.577 billion. Revenue growth was driven by the double-digit sales growth posted in emerging markets. Earnings before interest and taxes, excluding special factors, increased from €198 million in 2012 to €215 million, an increase of 8.3 percent. EBIT margin was 13.6 percent, up from the previous year's 12.9 percent. Consolidated profit after tax also increased to €155 million, the company said.
"Beiersdorf on track", Beiersdorf, May 02, 2013, © Beiersdorf A. G.
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Avon Posts Slightly Lower Revenue For 1Q 2013

April 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products, Inc. reported total revenue declined 4 percent to $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2013. Operating profit was $172 million, with operating margin at 6.9 percent during the quarter. Avon said operating profit was negatively affected by the $20 million restructuring costs and $13 million in losses from Venezuela's devaluation of its currency. Adjusted operating profit was $206 million, with adjusted operating margin at 8.3 percent, 450 basis points higher compared with that of the first quarter of 2012. Net loss for the quarter was $13 million, or $0.03 per share, while adjusted net income was $112 million, or $0.26 per share.
"Avon Reports First-Quarter 2013 Results", Avon, April 30, 2013, © Avon
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Unilever Plans To Raise Stake In Indian Subsidiary

April 30, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever PLC said it plans to increase its stake in Hindustan Unilever from 52.48 percent to 75 percent. Unilever has offered to acquire up to 487,004,772 shares at a price of 600 Indian rupees per share, which represent 22.52 percent of the total outstanding shares of HUL. With a potential total value of about INR 292.2 billion or €4.1 billion, the offer means a premium of approximately 29.5 percent over the floor price mandated under India's regulation and a premium of 26 percent to HUL's average trading price for the previous month. For the financial year ending March 31, 2013, HUL reported sales of more than INR 270 billion or €3.8 billion and net profit of INR 38 billion or €0.5 billion.
"Unilever PLC initiates offer to increase stake in Hindustan Unilever", Unilever, April 30, 2013, © Unilever
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Cosmetics Market Sees Onslaught Of Beauty Supplement Pills

April 29, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Cosmetics companies launched various beauty supplements in pill form, which their manufacturers claim are loaded with nourishing ingredients. Based on an old theory that what people ingest affects the body's external appearance, these pills are claimed to have an impact on how the skin looks. Dove Spa's Strength-Within pill, which the company claimed contained soy isoflavones, lycopene, vitamins C and E, and omega-3 fatty acids, started the trend. Nutrition experts are divided over the pill supplements' beauty claims, with some concurring that these products indeed work and others saying that a balanced and healthy diet should do the trick. Several brands of pill supplements were tested by consumers to confirm whether they work or not including the Seven Seas ilumina, Imedeen Time Perfection, and Colladeen Visage.
Kim Jones, "Can a pill really make you beautiful? We put anti-ageing tablets to the test", Daily Mirror, April 29, 2013, © Daily Mirror
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Men In Asia Increase Use Of Cosmetics, UK And US Men Follow Suit

April 29, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Men account for 51 percent of the personal grooming market in India and 41 percent in China. In contrast, men account for 22 percent of the makeup and skincare market in the UK and 23 percent in the United States. Market observers claim that men's concern about how their looks can affect their career opportunities is driving the market for men's grooming products. South Korean men, for example, see using cosmetics as a means of improving their looks and enhancing their career. Korean Air even sponsors cosmetics training sessions for its male employees. Although the UK and US markets for male grooming products are currently limited to hand creams and a few facial creams, there are signs of possible market expansion in the future, such as new moisturizers, scrubs, and flash bronzers from Clarins and L'Oréal.
Emily Neil , "Why men are wearing make-up to get ahead at work", New Statesman, April 29, 2013, © New Statesman
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Shiseido Reports Slightly Lower Sales In Fiscal Year Ending March 2013

April 26, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Shiseido reported consolidated net sales declined 0.7 percent to ¥677.7 billion in the year ending March 31, 2013, from the previous year. In Japan, sales declined 1.8 percent, while overseas sales rose 0.7 percent. Anti-Japanese sentiment and increased expenditures in China, Shiseido said operating income in the country fell 33.4 percent to ¥26.0 billion. Overall, Shiseido reported a net loss of ¥14.7 billion for the year and extraordinary losses of ¥36.3 million. Operating margin was 3.8 percent, while consolidated ROE was -5.1 percent.
"Shiseido Consolidated Settlement of Accounts for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013", Shiseido, April 26, 2013, © Shiseido Co.,Ltd.
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Procter & Gamble Reports Higher EPS And Organic Sales In Third Quarter

April 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. reported core earnings per share rose 5 percent to $0.99 for the January–March 2013 quarter. Diluted net earnings per share increased 7 percent to $0.88. Also, the company said organic sales grew 3 percent, while net sales increased 2 percent to $20.6 billion from the same period in the previous year. Core gross margin increased 20 basis points, while reported gross margin, which includes non-core restructuring charges, rose 50 basis points. P&G said operating cash flow was $3.9 billion for the quarter, during which the company repurchased shares valued at $1.0 billion and returned $1.6 billion of cash as dividends to shareholders.
"P&G DELIVERS THIRD QUARTER CORE EPS OF $0.99, ORGANIC SALES UP 3%", Procter & Gamble, April 24, 2013, © Procter & Gamble
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Natura Cosmeticos Reports Huge Fall In Net Profit In 1Q 2013

April 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Brazil-based cosmetics company Natura Cosmeticos SA reported net profit dropped 18 percent year-over-year to 125 million Brazilian reais, or $62 million, in the first quarter of 2013. Net revenue, however, rose 6 percent at BRL 1.35 billion. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization declined 4 percent to BRL 262 million. Promotions strategy in the first quarter failed to drive sales growth as expected, according to the company, which also saw its market share fell from 14.4 percent in 2011 to 13.4 percent in 2012.
Jeff Fick, "Brazil's Natura Cosmeticos 1Q Profit Down 18% at BRL125 Million", Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2013, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Cosmetics Giants L'Oréal And Estée Lauder Expand In China, Focus On Smaller Cities

April 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Luxury cosmetics companies L'Oréal and Estée Lauder are expanding their operations into China's tiers 2 and 3 cities and smaller urban centers. Expansion into China's secondary cities, where 75 percent of the country's urban population lives and which account for two-thirds of retail sales, helped Estée Lauder grow its retail sales by 28 percent in the second quarter ending December 2012. Consumer companies find China's smaller cities more attractive than their larger counterparts because of their higher average disposable income per head.
Scheherazade Daneshkhu, "Cosmetics groups move deeper into China", The Financial Times, April 23, 2013, © The Financial Times Limited
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UAE Consumers Spent $300 Per Capita On Cosmetics In 2012, Report Says

April 23, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Residents of the United Arab Emirates spent $300 each on beauty and cosmetic products in 2012, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. Spending on beauty products by UAE consumers is forecast to increase 13 percent by 2017. Hair-care products and skin-whitening creams topped the list of UAE consumers' favorite beauty products. While most products are aimed at women consumers, spending by men on personal care products is also rising, according to the organizers of the Beautyworld Middle East 2013 trade show.
"UAE beauty boom sees $300 a year spent on cosmetics", Al Arabiya, April 23, 2013, © Al Arabiya News Channel
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Avon's International Fundraising Program Donates Money To Groups Fighting Deforestation

April 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products, Inc. announced that the Avon Hello Green Tomorrow international program has raised $2 million in 2012, bringing the total to $5.5 million since its 2010 launch. Avon awarded the funds to The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund to help deal with deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia. Avon raises funds by selling special products in more than 50 countries through Avon sales representatives and its online stores.
"Avon Hello Green Tomorrow Fundraising Tops $2 Million in 2012; Program Total Reaches $5.5 million since 2010", Avon, April 18, 2013, © Avon Products, Inc.
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Beiersdorf Chairman Reveals Company's Strong 2012 Performance, Better Outlook For 2013

April 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Beiersdorf AG held its 2013 general meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Company chairman Stefan F. Heidenreich highlighted the firm's strong financial performance in 2012, which pushed shares of its stock more than 40 percent higher in value. Beiersdorf's Consumer Business Segment's sales grew 4.9 percent to €5.048 billion, while the tesa business segment's sales grew 3.6 percent organically and 5.8 percent in nominal terms to about €1 billion in 2012. Heidenreich told the company's shareholders that Beiersdorf is expected to outperform the market in 2013.
"Beiersdorf AG’s 2013 Annual General Meeting", Beiersdorf, April 18, 2013, © Beiersdorf AG
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Despite Slow European Markets, L'Oréal Posts Strong Sales Buoyed By North America And Emerging Markets

April 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal reported sales grew 5.5 percent on like-for-like basis to €5.93 billion, or $7.76 billion, in the first quarter of 2013, slightly ahead of analysts' 5.2 percent forecast, driven by strong demand in North America and emerging markets. Sales in Western Europe of luxury products, however, were characterized as lackluster by the company, while professional hair products are affected by negative trends in southern Europe. Demand for luxury products remained strong in North America, China, and the Arab Gulf states, while sales of mass market products gained strength in Brazil and Russia. L'Oréal said it is poised to achieve its goal of outperforming the market in 2013.
"L'Oréal First Quarter 2013 Sales", L'Oréal, April 18, 2013, © L'Oréal
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Sephora Grows Faster Than Department Stores' Cosmetics Business, Expands Global And Online Presence

April 18, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Since its acquisition by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy in 1997, cosmetics retailer Sephora expanded rapidly around the globe. By 2013, Sephora is operating in 30 countries with more than 1,750 points of sale, generating more than $4 billion in revenue. Sephora opened its first store in New York in 1998; today, the retailer has about 706 stores in the United States. By offering new and modern cosmetics brands, Sephora has attracted consumers who are younger than those of department stores. Also, Sephora has adopted technology-driven services, such as smartphone credit card payments to speed up check-out, and expanded its presence on the Internet.
Walter Loeb, "Sephora: Department Stores Cannot Stop Its Global Growth", Forbes, April 18, 2013, © Forbes.com LLC™
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L'Oréal New Zealand Appoints Tanya Abbott As Corporate Communications Manager

April 16, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal New Zealand promoted Tanya Abbott to group corporate communications manager. Abbott's responsibilities include managing the company's internal and external corporate communications at a country level. She will continue to manage the company's corporate social responsibility programs and activities. A long-time employee at L'Oréal New Zealand, Abbott has worked across all divisions of the company.
"L'Oreal promotes Tanya Abbott to corporate comms role", Voxy.co.nz, April 16, 2013, © Digital Advance Limited
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L'Oréal Acquires Local Cosmetics Company In Kenya

April 14, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal acquired Kenya-based Interconsumer Products, the manufacturer of Nice & Lovely brand of cosmetics. According to the terms of the purchase deal, L'Oréal would buy the health and beauty business from Interconsumer Products owner Paul Kinuthia who retains the diapers and sanitary businesses of the company. The deal was completed after Kinuthia transferred the beauty division to a new company and took over the division's debts. L'Oréal's purchase of the company is reportedly part of the cosmetics giant's focus on the low-end beauty market in Kenya.
"L’Oreal beats Tiger brands in buyout of Nice & Lovely", Business Daily, April 14, 2013, © Business Daily/Nation Media Group
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Alba Botanica Partners With Recyclebank To Promote Recycling In The United States

April 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Hain's Alba Botanica brand of natural beauty and personal care products partnered with Recyclebank to encourage United States consumers to recycle. Part of the company's celebration of the 2013 Earth Month, the two organizations are giving consumers, who buy beauty products sold in recyclable packaging, a $2 discount coupon for use in stores when buying Alba Botanica products. Alba Botanica's previous sustainability efforts include using 100 percent post-consumer resin bottles, which are made from recycled materials and are 100 percent recyclable.
"Alba Botanica® Brand is Urging Consumers to Recycle", Hain Celestial, April 10, 2013, © The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
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L'Oréal Joins Industry's Call For Government Action On Climate Change In The United States

April 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal joined a group of leading companies and consumer brands to call on the United States government to address issues and concerns related to climate change. In 2012, the company's efforts to manage and reduce its carbon emissions resulted in L'Oréal's inclusion in the Carbon Disclosure Project Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. L'Oréal was also named as leader in the household products sector by ClimateCounts, citing the company's achievements in managing its carbon emissions.
"L'Oreal Signs The Climate Declaration In Support Of Climate Change Policy ", PRNewswire, April 10, 2013, © PR Newswire Association LLC
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Clarins Launches BB Cream That Combines Skincare And Makeup

April 10, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Clarins introduced the BB Skin Perfecting Cream, a skincare and makeup combination the company claims revitalizes, protects, and perfects the skin. Also, the company said the product is a light BB cream is suitable for all skin types and offers a satin finish, with light to medium coverage. Ingredients include fresh organic kiwi extract, antioxidants, and katafray bark extract, vitamin E, and white tea extract.
Charlie Barnett, "Clarins BB Cream", StyleNest, April 10, 2013, © StyleNest
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Avon Announces Details Of Planned Cost-Cutting Moves

April 8, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Avon Products, Inc. announced details about its previously announced initiative aimed at cutting $400 million in costs by 2016. According to the cosmetics direct-selling company, it plans to reduce more than 400 associates across all regions and functions and restructure or close smaller, underperforming markets in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Avon said it plans to exit the market in Ireland. Avon also said it expects total charges related to these cost-cutting moves to range between $35 million to $40 million before taxes, with about $20 million of the total to be reflected in the company's first quarter of 2013.
"Avon Outlines Further Steps of Cost Savings Initiative", Avon, April 08, 2013, © Avon Products, Inc.
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China's Cosmetics And Personal Care Markets Maintain Blistering Growth

April 8, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
China's cosmetics and personal care market expanded at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent in the last five years to reach $15.2 billion in value, according to market research firm IBISWorld. Data revealed government regulations introduced by the State Food and Drug Administration in 2011, restricting the use of ingredients and additives, have forced vendors to reformulate or discontinue products. Rise in Chinese consumers' disposable income also helped grow the market; however, the low-base nature of growth means vendors have to compete in the lower-end market. Very few China companies compete in the high-end market, which has remained a near-exclusive territory of large Western companies, such as L'Oréal and Estée Lauder.
"China market continues to power ahead, but remains fragmented", Cosmetics Design, April 08, 2013, © William Reed Business Media SAS
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Olay Launches Mobile Advertising Campaign On Apple's iAd Network

April 8, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble's Olay cosmetics brand launched an advertising campaign on Apple's iAd network. Featuring video and rich media, the iAd campaign promotes Olay's Total Effects CC cream the company claims fights signs of aging. Olay's mobile banner ad features animation and encourages consumer interaction. In 2012, Olay launched a mobile advertising campaign via the Huffington Post iPhone app.
Lauren Johnson, "Procter & Gamble's Olay boosts brand awareness via interactive iAd campaign", Mobile Marketer, April 08, 2013, © Napean LLC
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