QUOTE AND NEWS
Reuters  Oct 20  Comment 
L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know how much sun you are getting.
Channel News Asia  Oct 5  Comment 
L'Oreal said on Thursday it would appeal a 2.6 million euro (US$3 million) fine imposed by Greece's competition authority, which ruled that the French cosmetics company and several of its rivals were fixing prices.
Channel News Asia  Sep 28  Comment 
France's prime minister said on Thursday he would look very carefully at any attempted ownership change at L'Oreal especially if an international investor sought to buy the world's biggest cosmetics firm.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 26  Comment 
Nestlé set a new profit-margin target and said it would accelerate share buybacks amid pressure from activist investor Dan Loeb, but remained firm on retaining its stake in cosmetics giant L’Oréal.
guardian.co.uk  Sep 13  Comment 
Illamasqua hires Munroe Bergdorf, sacked by French firm after urging white people to be aware of unconscious racism A transgender model fired by L’Oreal for making comments about systemic racism on social media has been chosen as the face of a...
Channel News Asia  Sep 1  Comment 
French cosmectics giant L'Oreal sacked its first transgender model to appear on a British advertising campaign after she described all white people as racist on Facebook.
Benzinga  Aug 28  Comment 
Various media reports from last week suggested that Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: EL) may be looking to sell itself, and companies including Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE: UL), Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE: PG) and L'Oreal SA (ADR) (OTC: LRLCY) could...




 
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L'Oreal is the world's largest producer of beauty and personal care products (e.g. perfume, makeup, shampoo).


Business Outline

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Trends and Forces

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Older Women and Men Will Drive Cosmetics Demand

Traditionally women aged 15-30 formed the consumption base for cosmetics companies. Since 2001 7 million new men consumers entered the cosmetics market. This growth is shown in the accompanying table. Men are beginning to purchase facial skincare products.


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Emerging Market Growth Will Increase Global Disposable Income

As emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and South America grow, income growth will spur consumption. This presents an opportunity for consumer product companies like L'Oreal. Each year 60 million new consumers achieve an income level that allows them to buy more sophisticated cosmetics products.[6] This demand growth will be seen in both the middle and high income segments of the consumer population as seen in the table.

Competition


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References

  1. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Consolidated Financial Results, pg. 20
  2. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  3. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  4. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  5. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  6. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
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