QUOTE AND NEWS
Reuters  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Regularly named France's richest person and for years the wealthiest woman in the world thanks to her L'Oreal inheritance, Liliane Bettencourt lived her life surrounded by the scent of money, politics and more than a touch of scandal.
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...
Benzinga  Jul 31  Comment 
Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA)'s nearly 15 percent sell-off over the past month could be the beginning of the stock's longer-term trend, analysts at Oppenheimer said. The firm's Rupesh Parikh downgrades the stock's rating from Outperform to...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 28  Comment 
SeekingAlpha  Jul 27  Comment 
Channel News Asia  Jun 27  Comment 
French beauty products giant L'Oreal said Tuesday it has a signed a contract to sell The Body Shop, which it has owned for over a decade, to Brazil's Natura Cosmeticos for one billion euros ($1.1 billion).




 
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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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