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Swallowfield back to black

UK beauty and personal care manufacturer Swallowfield has turned last year’s £940,00 loss into more than £400,000 of operational profit

Europe | Finance | Cosmetic News Weekly

Japan becomes a better place to shop

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Tourists to Japan will be able to buy more items tax-free from October 1

Finance | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

Latin Americans turn to local brands

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Due to the growth spurt, local companies have had fertile ground to develop and in some cases become world class competitors in their own right.

Finance | Latin America | Manufacturing | Cosmetic News Weekly

Romania’s Farmec Cluj to expand cosmetics output

Romania’s cosmetics producer Farmec Cluj plans to invest 10.7m lei or US$3.2m in new technological lines

Europe | Finance | Cosmetics International

Pola Orbis aims to improve performance

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Japan’s Pola Orbis Holdings is setting itself some tough financial targets. The firm aims to double its earnings per share

Finance | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

Rhône Capital tightens grip on Elizabeth Arden

Private equity firm Rhône Capital announced last week that it is planning to acquire another 6.4 million shares of Elizabeth Arden

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China’s cosmetics market slows

Growing beauty consciousness and an increase in disposable income has provided rapid expansion; however, 2013 saw a slowdown in fortune...

Finance | Asia | Cosmetic News Weekly

Coty reports Q4 losses

The company is expanding sales in emerging markets in Latin America and Asia, which offset the 9% fall in revenue in North America

Finance | Cosmetics International

Upping the tempo in Latin America

Led by the region’s powerhouse, Brazil, the beauty and personal care business in Latin America continues to thrive. This article examines growth drivers in key markets

Finance | Latin America | SPC

Natura aims to reverse market loss

The Brazilian company’s revenue has dropped from 12.7% to 9.7% since 2011 due to lost market participation

Finance | Latin America | Cosmetics International

Combating global counterfeit products

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Manufacturers are facing a growing multi-platform global counterfeit trade which irrevocably devalues brands by consumers associating the real deal with cheap knockoffs

Finance | Retail | Manufacturing | Cosmetic News Weekly