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  • Burberry Bruises Inter Parfums

    Burberry Bruises Inter Parfums' Results

    March 12, 2015
    Fragrance company's 2014 sales decline 10%.


  • Quite a Bump, Baby!

    Quite a Bump, Baby!

    March 11, 2015
    The CEO at J&J gets a big increase in pay.


  • P&G Fined for Crest Advertising in China

    P&G Fined for Crest Advertising in China

    March 10, 2015
    Purported false claims bring almost $1 million in costs.


  • Improved Economy Boosts Salon Business

    Improved Economy Boosts Salon Business

    March 6, 2015
    New report shows professional services rise 3.2% to $67 billion.


  • Annual Sales Rise 2.9% at Unilever

    March 4, 2015
    Unilever posted gains for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Full year sales rose 2.9% to $56.1 billion. Fourth quarter sales increased 2.1% to $14.4 billion. Personal care sales jumped 3.5% to $20.5 billion for 2014; the sector rose 2.1% to $…


  • Business Slipping at P&G?

    March 4, 2015
    The Procter & Gamble Company reported that second quarter fiscal year 2015 net sales were $20.2 billion, a decrease of 4% versus the prior year, including a negative five point impact from foreign exchange. “The October-December 2014 qua…


  • Q1 Personal Care Sales Down At Energizer Holdings

    March 4, 2015
    Energizer Holdings’ first fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2014 showed that net sales fell 6.8% to $1.04 billion. “First quarter adjusted net earnings per diluted share were in-line with our expectations despite significant currency…


  • Strong Year for J&J

    March 4, 2015
    Johnson & Johnson sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were almost flat at 0.6% down to $18.3 billion. Worldwide sales for the full-year rose 4.2% to $74.3 billion. “2014 was a strong year for Johnson & Johnson, as we delivered solid…


  • Mixed Results at K-C

    March 4, 2015
    Continued fluctuations in Venezuela’s currency exchange rate contributed to Q4 losses for Kimberly-Clark Corp. 
“While we expect significant currency headwinds, we remain optimistic about our future and our prospects to generate attract…


  • Challenges at Colgate for 2014

    March 4, 2015
    Colgate-Palmolive Company reported worldwide net sales fell 3% to $4.2 billion in the fourth quarter, even as unit volume grew 2.5%. The company noted that pricing increased 3.5% and foreign exchange was negative 9.0%. Organic sales grew 6.0%. Q4 net…


  • Sales Slip at Nu Skin for 2014

    March 4, 2015
    Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.’s fourth-quarter sales fell 4% to $609.6 million. The company reported full-year 2014 revenue decreased 19% to $2.57 billion. “Our business performed as we expected for the quarter, and we look forward to a so…


  • A Strong Holiday Season At Estée Lauder

    March 4, 2015
    The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported net sales for its second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014 increased 1% to $3.04 billion. President and CEO Fabrizio Freda said, “Our successful performance this quarter reflected solid global demand…


  • Coty Banks on Innovations for 2015

    March 4, 2015
    Coty Inc.’s net revenues fell 5% to $1.3 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. For the first six months, ended Dec. 31, 2014, net sales decreased 2% to $2.4 billion. Commenting on the company’s performance, chairman and interi…


  • SC Johnson Buys HomeBrands A.S.

    SC Johnson Buys HomeBrands A.S.

    March 3, 2015
    SC Johnson buys HomeBrands A.S. for an undisclosed amount.


  • Chemical M&A Activity Rises

    Chemical M&A Activity Rises

    March 3, 2015
    A new study by AT Kearney finds chemical industry M&A activity rose 13% last year.