By and and  on March 25, 2011

BOLOGNA, Italy — Cosmoprof, once the bastion of old-world perfumery, has gone green.

Organic products bloomed in abundance in the natural pavilion, otherwise designated as halls 25 and 26. Fabio Franchina, president of UniPro, the Italian association of cosmetics companies, highlighted the above-average growth in retail channels where natural and organic products are sold. Herbalist shops increased their sales 5.5 percent last year to 365 million euros, or $484.7 million at average exchange. Revenues from pharmacies continued their strong upward trajectory. In 2010, their sales rose 3.3 percent to 1.47 billion euros, or $1.95 billion.

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