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June 27, 2015

Coty Doubles in Size with P&G Brand Acquisition

Ildiko-SzalaiAnalyst Insight by Ildiko Szalai - Senior Beauty and Personal Care Analyst

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Coty is set to boost its presence in its core beauty categories via the US$12 billion bid it has reportedly won for Procter & Gamble’s spin-off beauty brands. Coty is undergoing significant changes; it is reducing its reliance on fragrances which generates most of its revenue (50% in 2014) and is now seeking to diversify its portfolio in terms of both category and region. The purchase of Wella and Clairol, if completed, will see Coty’s entry into hair care at global fifth position, whilst the purchase of Max Factor and Cover Girl will double the company’s global value share of colour cosmetics and the integration of Procter & Gamble’s prestige fragrances would see Coty rise to hold the leading global position in fragrances. However, Coty will continue to be challenged by the geographic reach of many of these newly purchased brands as their performances have historically been subdued as a result of their narrow focus on mature markets. Cover Girl generated 88% of its 2014 sales in North America and registered a sales decline between 2009 and 2014. Clairol meanwhile witnessed negative growth during this period due to its heavy reliance on the competitive US hair care market. 

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June 14, 2015

Four Ways that Technology is Changing Beauty

Nicole_TyrimouAnalyst Insight by Nicole Tyrimou - Beauty and Personal Care Analyst

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While the relationships of technology with fashion and luxury have been the source of much media frenzy, its relationship with beauty has, in comparison, been relatively low key. Beauty companies from L’Oréal to Unilever have upped their game through the launch of try-on apps and an extensive social media presence. However, the potential of technology in beauty is still at a nascent stage. As consumers embrace technology in their everyday lives, notably through the increasing use of smartphones, the boundaries between the virtual and real world become increasingly blurred. Virtual wallets, virtual assistants, virtual try-on apps and even virtual currencies like Bitcoin are signs of what is about to come. Now, wearable technology is becoming more commercially available and beauty companies can no longer afford to be on the side-lines. Beauty companies will start to put technology at the centre of their core strategy, making it an intrinsic part of the product.

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May 28, 2015

The Old Spice Factor

Fernando-CruzAnalyst Insight by Fernando Cruz - Research Analyst

In an effort to further boost its growth in men’s grooming, Procter & Gamble is looking to capitalise on opportunities in Latin America through its brand Old Spice. However, the image the brand is creating appears to be out of sync with current trends in how men perceive grooming in the region. Men’s shaving is only expected to record annual growth of 2% over the next five years, while men’s skin care is set to increase by a 5% annual rate in the same period. For example, the image from an Old Spice commercial shows a strong guy, with more muscle than most men, screaming to the screen. He punches other men, bombs explode. And above all, he yells. It is apparent he is rejecting bad smells, but he declares something more important than that: You only need the product he is holding with his right hand to smell good.

However, the issue is that the consumer trend is evolving away from such an image of macho men, and men in the region are increasingly seen to purchase a wider array of grooming products - a phenomenon that could be described as a growing feminisation of the Latin American man. So by portraying such an image, is Old Spice trying to achieve something different to distinguish itself from its competitors and will it work for the brand?

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May 23, 2015

Key Trends for Mergers and Acquisitions in the Beauty and Personal Care Industry

Current mergers and acquisition trends are driven by fast value creation by the purchase of niche and luxury brands. This video discusses the strategies behind these business moves across perfumery, skin care, derma-beauty and more.  Watch the video for complete insights.

Nicholas MicallefVideo features Nicholas Micallef - Beauty and Personal Care Analyst

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May 20, 2015

The Success of Korean Beauty Products in the United States

South Korea is known for its smartphones, K-dramas, and K-pop. Now this Asian country is having success exporting its beauty products outside of Asia. BB creams originated in Korea and have exploded around the world. We are now seeing cushion compact foundations that blend color with skin care benefits as well as sleeping masks you wear overnight. What’s driving their success? Korean beauty products offer the latest in technology, cute packaging, and affordable prices. In the US, Korean beauty products have moved beyond ethnic Korean grocers to Target, Sephora, and Urban Outfitters.

Virginia LeeVideo features Virginia Lee - Senior Research Analyst

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May 16, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Beyond Beauty Paris 2015

BBP-logo-to-useDate: 15-17 September, 2015

Location: Porte de Versailles - Paris, France

About the conference:

Beyond Beauty Paris will take place from the 15th to the 17th September 2015, at Porte de Versailles, with a fresh new dynamic as well as a new team. After 12 years of experience, now more than ever, the 2015 edition of Beyond Beauty looks towards the future and to what it has in store: what’s at stake, and the challenges to overcome.

This year 3 major themes will be proposed:  SKINCARE, FRAGRANCE and TRENDS, presented through our expert led conferences programmes, thematic exhibition areas, two unique competitions and a selection of exhibitors with innovative products and services.

Gathering the entire supply chain– from suppliers to finished products - Beyond Beauty Paris is a true beauty platform with a “360 degrees” perspective

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May 12, 2015

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

250_brazilBusiness-v1.0On the surface, Brazil looks like an attractive market. It is the seventh largest global economy and has a population of 200 million, with high consumer expenditure and high demand for commodities.
But Brazilians are spending less, industrial confidence is deteriorating, and inflation is rising, meaning a future of slow growth and economic recovery.

Consumer goods companies operating in Brazil need to adapt their strategy to integrate the global market place. What are the reasons behind this slowdown and how can organisations work it to their advantage? 

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May 11, 2015

Impactful Power of Internet over Personal Care Appliances

Thidathip TawichaiAnalyst Insight by Thidathip Tawichi - Consumer Appliances Analyst

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Due to increases in internet access and the growth rate of smartphones and tablets sales volumes, internet user numbers have greatly increased around the globe. In personal care appliances, the internet has become a significant selling channel for manufacturers as well as a marketing channel where products have been widely advertised and promoted. Owners of global personal care appliance brands such as Panasonic, Braun and Philips increasingly advertise their products via social media such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to introduce new products, launch beauty tutorials or share promotional campaigns and marketing activities. Since smartphones and tablets are expected to post higher volumes over the next five years, social media will therefore be continuously utilised as an impactful marketing platform by personal care appliance manufacturers.

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May 1, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at InnoCos Europe Summit 2015

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Date: June 4-5, 2015

Location: Hotel Wellington, Madrid - Spain

EMI Speaker: Irina Barbalova, Head of Beauty and Personal Care Research

Presentation date and time: Thursday June 4, 2015 at 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Presentation topic: The presentation will discuss how the beauty industry is transforming through the exploration of novel growth concepts and tapping into more prospective and less penetrated areas for future revenue generation. It will also assess the increasingly challenging operating environment and how major beauty players are adapting in the face of strong growth from local and regional players in developing markets, as well as rapid expansion of smaller and niche players providing more tailored and exclusive offerings.

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Asian Shades of Skin Care

Nicole_TyrimouAnalyst Insight by Nicole Tyrimou - Beauty and Personal Care Analyst

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It is perhaps unsurprising that Asia Pacific – the generator of over half of skin care’s global revenues in 2014, and the expected source of over 75% of skin care absolute growth to 2019 – has become the key trend dictator. While Japan has long lost its skin care innovator image, over the past three years a rise in the popularity of K-pop culture and China’s extraordinary path from rags to riches has created a new era in skin care. International players now create products specifically for Asian consumers, test them in Asia and, if successful, then launch them in the West as well. This strategy is followed by Lancôme, Chanel and Christian Dior, among others. Estée Lauder has even taken it a step further by creating a brand specifically for China back in 2012, called Osaio. Thus, with all eyes on Asia, the region’s influence over skin care has developed in three distinct ways.

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Coty Doubles in Size with P&G Brand Acquisition

Four Ways that Technology is Changing Beauty

The Old Spice Factor

Key Trends for Mergers and Acquisitions in the Beauty and Personal Care Industry

The Success of Korean Beauty Products in the United States

Euromonitor to Speak at Beyond Beauty Paris 2015

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

Impactful Power of Internet over Personal Care Appliances

Euromonitor to Speak at InnoCos Europe Summit 2015

Asian Shades of Skin Care