Burberry sees slump in profits

Pre-tax profits came in at £152.3m from £173.9m with foreign exchange squalls doing little to help

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Nu Skin shares hit 12-month low of $38

Figures not helped by reports of an undisclosed SEC investigation

Skin Care | Finance | Asia | Cosmetics International

Walgreens flogs debt to buy remaining Boots chunk

Walgreens will pay almost $5.3bn in cash and $10bn in stock for a 55% chunk

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Macy’s slashes full-year forecast

"weaker-than-expected" consumer spending does not augur well for Christmas

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Middle East grows amid turmoil

The cosmetics market in the Middle East continues to defy the region’s instability with manufacturers taking advantage of the opportunities provided by Africa

Fragrance | Finance | Africa ME | SPC

Sally Beauty Holdings announces Q4 2014 results

Q4 consolidated net sales were $944.3m, an increase of 4.2% from the prior year period

Finance | Cosmetics International

Word-of-mouth responsible for 13% of sales

Word-of-mouth also acts as an amplifier to paid media, such as television ads

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Avon to cut more jobs as part of $400m savings plan

Latest round of job cuts predicted to generate annualised pre-tax saving of $40m

Colour Cosmetics | Finance | Cosmetics International

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

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

Radiation fears affect Japanese cosmetic sales in Korea

Concerns about nuclear radiation are cited as a reason why sales of Japanese cosmetics in Korea are falling

Colour Cosmetics | Finance | Asia | Cosmetics International

AmorePacific to withdraw from Japanese market

Weak yen caused difficulties for AmorePacific, which plans to close down its operations in Japan.

Skin Care | Finance | Asia | Cosmetics International