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CommentWire
CommentWire

Kao/Molton Brown: looking for the lap of luxury

Kao is looking to Europe for growth opportunities, with UK luxury goods producer Molton Brown an apparent acquisition target. Molton Brown would undoubtedly be a beneficial addition to Kao's portfolio, allowing it to make an entrance into Europe's fast-growing premium personal care sector, while also offering a neat fit with its upscale Asian range Kao Sofina.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2005
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Kao: full-year outlook bodes well for Kanebo bid

After successfully incorporating Molton Brown into its global business, Kao has raised its full-year sales expectations and is now looking closer to home for its next acquisition target. Thought to be one of the top contenders in the race to buy local rival Kanebo, Kao is on the verge of a move that would reform its distribution channels and boost profits even further.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2005
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New personal care products review: biotechnology leaves soap smelling of roses

Innovative soap products headline this month's roundup of the latest novel launches from the personal care industry. In Japan, 20 years of research has come to fruition with the launch of a soap fragranced with "blue rose," while in Brazil a bar soap is making clever use of packaging to target kids. In other news, novel solutions for removing make-up and handling pets have gone on sale in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2011
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New personal care products review: cellulite treatments find new applications

This month's rundown of novel launches in the personal care industry focuses on the latest cellulite treatment products, with massage applicators and soap-impregnated sponges being touted as the latest "cures" for the skin condition. In other developments, lychee is being newly promoted as a well-being ingredient, and wasabi has found a new use as a cold remedy.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2010
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New personal care products review: dual action products gain user appeal

This month's roundup of innovative personal care launches finds a plethora of products that have dual action qualities. These include a soap that is also a toy for kids, a toothpaste that can aid sleep as well as fight decay, and a female perfume that has anti-aging properties. As consumers are demanding time-saving devices for use in their busy lives, such products could well appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2009
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New personal care products review: foundation offers portion control

The trend for pack design as a key component of modern make-up products is evidenced by two new launches which use novel packaging for both practical and decorative effect. Also in focus in this month's rundown of new personal care innovations is the childcare market, with one product that aims to make bath time fun for children, and another that aids the toilet training process.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Mar 2011
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New personal care products review: hair care looks to wine for inspiration

Alcoholic ingredients are not normally found in the hair care aisle, but this month's new personal care products review finds that two brands have broken the mold by launching wine-inspired variants. Meanwhile, shower gels are becoming more innovative, with one recently launched product containing silver ions, which means it could be a hit with the scientifically minded.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2010
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New personal care products review: industry turns to science to boost deodorizing power

Manufacturers around the world are increasingly turning to science to boost the deodorizing and fragrancing credentials of their products, as this month's new personal care products review discovers. Deodorants with heat-responsive molecules and perfumes which 'reactivate' in water all demonstrate how technology is making increasing headway in the personal care market.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
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New personal care products review: safe stimulation for diabetics

This month's roundup of innovative new launches in the personal care market sees two companies seeking out new avenues in sexual performance aids. The release of stimulant products which are safe to use for diabetics and an all-natural 'fertility friendly' kit to help couples conceive shows how the sector is expanding to cater for the ever more diverse needs of consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2010
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New personal care products review: skin brightening seeks novel approach

The allure of even, radiant skin has led manufacturers to find new ways to attract consumers to skin whitening and brightening products. As this month's roundup of the latest innovations in personal care reveals, producers are coming up with evermore creative ways to brighten, whiten and reduce blemishes, from a 'white melanin' formula to an injectable-grade skin brightener.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2010

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