14. Groupe Yves Rocher
Beauty Sales: $3 billion
Key Personnel: Bris Rocher, chairman and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Skin care and cosmetic brands including Yves Rocher, Dr Pierre Ricaud, Daniel Jouvance, Kiotis, ID Parfums Paris, Flomar.
New Products: Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream, Anti-Wrinkle Night Care, Ultra Long Lasting Crème Eye Shadow-Waterproof, Red Berries Smoothie Eau de Toilette, Flowerparty by Night Yves Rocher.
Flower Party by Night, from Yves Rocher, tells an instant botanical story through its cap.
Sales for 2012 topped $3 billion, up from about $2.8 in the previous year. The Yves Rocher brand accounts for almost two thirds of the Group’s sales.
Bris Rocher bought back 19.3% of Yves Rocher from French pharmaceuticals company Sanofi in 2012.
According to a report from Euromonitor, in France, the botanicals beauty company share of market is second only to L’Oréal’s.
The company has long been involved in environmental causes and, as part of a United Nations Environment Program, Yves Rocher has committed to planting 50 million trees before the end of 2015. They are now offering customers a way to join the cause. If they buy one of a list of products specified, the company will plant a tree on their behalf.