Are Western European men ready to embrace a skin care regime?

by March 4th, 2003

In men’s grooming products razors, blades and deodorants continue to provide staple income for competitors, comprising around 62% of total global sales. However, it is recognised that niche areas such as men’s bath and shower and men’s skin care products offer further avenues for stimulating growth by diversifying beyond the traditional realms of men’s grooming products.

Latin American potential for pet food players

by January 17th, 2003

In recent years, Latin America has become a major market for pet food and pet care products, and significantly Brazil and Mexico now feature among the top ten markets in terms of global value sales. While regional value growth of just over 5% in US dollar terms between 1998 and 2002 seems modest, this is primarily due to the negative impact of currency exchange rates.

The lure of generation Y

by December 20th, 2002

With a plethora of anti-ageing products flooding the market, catering for society’s baby boomers would appear to be at the fore of new trends within the cosmetics and toiletries industry. However, manufacturers have also set their sights firmly at the other end of the spectrum, on the tweens and teens market, as they increasingly segment products across all age groups.