The 125-year-old maker of the Swiss Army knife is branching out into cutlery, watches shirts and perfume. Victorinox Chief Executive Carl Elsener said the range of newer products emblazoned with the firm's distinctive white cross within a red crest logo are breathing new life into the brand.
For those who dismiss Miss Universe contests as parades of vacuous beauties in bikinis gushing about world peace, Japan has an alternative. The Miss Universe Japan pageant is creating a new daredevil beauty queen through a punishing boot camp that would make many men cry.
Li & Fung plans to expand its health, beauty and cosmetics business through acquisitions, aiming to double revenue from the sector to $1 billion by 2010, Managing Director William Fung said on Wednesday 13 May.
Major palm oil buyers face being graded for their green credentials after figures showing they have bought only a fraction of the sustainable palm oil available, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday 12 May.
Fragrance maker Inter Parfums Inc posted first-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates, as a strong U.S. dollar took a big bite out of its sales amid a challenging retail environment, but it backed its 2009 outlook.
Stockpiles of cars, mobile phones and beauty products that piled up during the global downturn are being whittled away but restocking will do little to boost growth as cautious firms adjust to lower inventories.
Beauty product maker Aveda, a company with a long history of environmental concern, has earned Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certification for seven products and also earned an endorsement naming it a C2C Company.
Revlon, which according to Jessica Biel “embodies today’s modern woman”, has returned the compliment and chosen her as their latest ambassador, joining Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Connelly, Elle MacPherson, Beau Garrett in the role.
Patrice Louvet, currently P&G Global Prestige Products Vice President - Future Strategy and Growth, is making his way through the ranks. He will succeed Hartwig Langer to become President of Global Prestige Products as Mr Langer will retire on the 1st of January 2010.