Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in France

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Kesa Electricals: bracing itself for the future

Kesa's revenue grew by 14.0% to GBP4.5 billion in the year to April 31, 2008, while retail profit reached GBP141.3 million, an increase of 3.1% on 2007. Although Kesa is tightening operating costs and reducing capital investment as it prepares for tougher market conditions, it must continue to enhance and expand its brands, or risk losing market share.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2008
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Kesa: sales improvements driven by Darty

Electricals retailer Kesa has seen solid revenue growth in H1, with an uplift in both retail profits and margins. While Darty remains the strongest performer of the group, its Comet brand continues to flounder. Consequently, Kesa has accelerated the rollout of the Darty concept across its European stores, and is investing the bulk of its capital expenditure in further boosting the brand.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 2010
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L'Oreal's new sunscreen may filter out US opposition

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a sunscreen formula manufactured by L'Oreal that is designed to protect the skin from harmful short UVA waves. The product should serve to increase L'Oreal's comparatively small share of the US suncare market, although the company must take pains to position it accordingly in order to fully reap the rewards.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 2006
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L'Oreal/Body Shop: ethical benefits outweigh risks

The idea of The Body Shop being bought out by an international cosmetic company would have been unthinkable a few years ago. However times and consumer trends move on, and the ethical and natural credentials of the beauty retailer make it a strong proposition in today's market. Now, with L'Oreal's resources and marketing expertise behind it, The Body Shop looks set become a major global brand.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2006
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L'Oreal/Nestle: co-operating on cosmeceuticals

Nestle and L'Oreal's new joint venture into the cosmeceutical industry will give them the opportunity to capitalize on a new market. There are many attractions to cosmeceuticals, notably the lack of regulation in the market and the speed with which new products can be developed. However, potential competitors will be watching eagerly and hoping to learn from any mistakes.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2002
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L'Oreal: because Beiersdorf is worth it

L'Oreal wants to acquire control of the Nivea skincare brand, but it may not be the only bidder. Several American and Japanese companies may be interested, but the biggest threat is German retail group Tchibo. Even if Tchibo does not put in the highest bid, its existing 30% stake will give it the power to damage the new shareholder's plans.

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2002
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L'Oreal: looking forward to handsome sales

Jean-Paul Agon, CEO designate at L'Oreal, has promised a return to the stellar growth the company has for so long enjoyed, highlighting strong prospects in men's toiletries and those aimed at older women. Today's consumers are more concerned about health and appearance than previous generations and, fortunately for L'Oreal, they are prepared to pay a premium to preserve both.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2006
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L'Oreal: looking pretty

Despite a weaker than expected Q4, due to the euro changeover and September 11, L'Oreal's global reach and product portfolio has brought good overall 2001 results. Its acquisition of BioMedic, meanwhile, will help sustain strong growth in the active cosmetics division through 2002. This should make L'Oreal a leading player in the emerging skincare cosmeceutical market.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2002
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Luxury goods industry: future's looking good

Luxury goods manufacturers have been reporting mixed results for H1 2002 sales; the slow economy and the continuing weakness in tourism have impacted growth. However, industry players can feel optimistic about the steady growth in the number and value of mass affluent and high net worth consumers, which will provide a sound base to develop and grow the prestige market.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2002
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LVMH: not cracking open the champagne

LVMH had a rough 2001, but in the long term things should improve. Although the current economic climate looks bad, refocusing back on its core business should ensure the luxury goods company recovers some sparkle before too long. But most urgently (and like its rivals), LMVH needs to witness a rise in travel and tourism.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jan 2002

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