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  • A Challenging Year for Avon

    • Avon Products, Inc. posted fourth -quarter and full-year 2012 results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012. For the fourth quarter, total revenue decreased 1% to $3.0 billion. Total units grew 2% and price/mix decreased 1% during the quarter. Acti…
    03.14.13

  • Net Sales at Revlon Rise 3.2% for 2012

    • Revlon, Inc. posted results for the year and the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012. For the year, net sales rose 3.2% to $1.4 billion. The increase was primarily driven by higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics, Revlon ColorSilk hair colo…
    03.14.13

  • Q4 Sales Rise 2.5% At Colgate-Palmolive

    • Colgate-Palmolive Company posted a 2.5% increase in worldwide net sales to $4.3 billion in the fourth quarter 2012. Global unit volume grew 1.5%, pricing increased 2.5% and foreign exchange was negative 1.5%. Net income rose 6% to $671 milli…
    03.14.13

  • Reckitt Benckiser Acquires Schiff Nutrition for $1.4B

    • Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC acquired all of the outstanding shares of Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., a leading provider of branded vitamins, nutrition supplements and nutrition bars in the US and elsewhere, for $42 a share in cash, or a…
    02.13.13

  • TCP Invests in Laura Geller

    • Prestige color cosmetics brand Laura Geller Beauty, big at Ulta stores and on QVC, partnered with Tengram Capital Partners, LLC, (TCP), a Connecticut-based private equity firm to expand the business. The company is best known as a pioneer of t…
    02.13.13

  • Inter Parfums Signs Deal with Dunhill

    • Inter Parfums, Inc. has entered into a 10-year exclusive worldwide fragrance license to create, produce and distribute perfumes and fragrance-related products under the Alfred Dunhill Limited brand. The agreement commences on April 3, 2013 and…
    02.13.13

  • Gains Across the BoardFor Ulta Beauty

    • Ulta Beauty said third quarter sales increased 22.4% to $505.6 million. Comparable store sales (sales for stores open at least 14 months) increased 8.4%, while operating income increased 38.6% to $61.3 million. Net income increased 42.5% to $3…
    02.13.13

  • Parlux Enters Deal With Kenneth Cole

    • Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has entered into a new licensing agreement with Parlux Ltd., effective Jan. 1, 2013. With more than 20 years experience in marketing and developing fragrance brands, the collaboration marks the beginning of a new…
    02.13.13

  • First Quarter Sales Get Clipped At Regis Corporation

    • For the first quarter of 2013, Regis Corporation reported that net sales fell 4.9% to $505.4 million. Same store sales declined 3.1%, while same store transaction counts for salon businesses declined 2.3%. “First quarter results are ind…
    02.13.13

  • Personal Care Sales Flat At Helen of Troy

    • Helen of Troy Limited posted a 10.6% rise in total sales to $374.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. The increase was attributable to higher sales in the health care segment, driven by sales increase from the acquisition of the Pur…
    02.13.13

  • Robert af Jochnick Takes Bigger Stake in Oriflame

    • Robert af Jochnick, Oriflame’s chairman, has acquired 50,000 shares in Oriflame Cosmetics S.A., increasing his holding to approximately 6.5% of the votes and capital in the company. Founded in 1967 by two brothers and their friend, Orif…
    02.13.13

  • Nu Skin’s Q3 Is a CharmAs Sales Surge 23%

    • Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. reported record third-quarter results as sales rose 23% to $526.2 million. Additionally, the company announced that it is increasing its full-year 2012 revenue guidance to $2.11 billion, a 21% gain over 2011. “…
    02.13.13

  • Procter & Gamble’s Q2 Gains cheered by Wall Street

    • Take that, Bill Ackman! The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) reported a 2% rise in net sales to $22.2 billion for its fiscal second quarter. The result was cheered on Wall Street, which sent share prices up more than 3% when it was ann…
    02.13.13

  • Sales Rise 13.5% at Elizabeth Arden

    Elizabeth Arden’s net sales rose 13.5% to $344.5 million for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Net sales for the company’s international segment increased 2.2%, while net sales in the company’s North America segment grew 20.0%…
    01.29.13

  • Yankee Candle Posts Gains In Q3 and Nine Months

    Yankee Holding Corp. and The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. posted favorable financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 29, 2012.Sales rose 3.4% to $201.7 million. Retail sales increased 9.7% to $93.1 million, while sales from the wholesale seg…
    01.29.13

  • Sales Rise 4.8% At Revlon

    Revlon, Inc. posted results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Net sales rose 4.8% to $347.0 million. Revlon president and CEO Alan T. Ennis said, “In the third quarter, we continued to execute our strategy of profitably growing our b…
    01.29.13

  • Net Sales Fall 4% at P&G

    For the fiscal first quarter of 2013, the Procter & Gamble Company reported a 4% slip in net sales to $20.7 billion. However, P&G said it held or grew market share in businesses representing over 45% of sales in the July-September quarter, as…
    01.23.13

  • Burberry, Lanvin and Jimmy Choo Big at Inter Parfums

    The third quarter of 2012 was dim for Inter Parfums, but brighter for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012. The company reported that net sales for the third quarter of 2012 fell 3% to $166.3 million. However, for the nine months ended Sept 30, 2012…
    01.23.13

  • Sales Rise 6.5% at J&J

    Johnson & Johnson posted a 6.5% increase in third quarter sales of $17.1 billion. Operational results increased 10.8% and the negative impact of currency was 4.3%. Domestic sales increased 13.4%, while international sales increased 1.4%. Positiv…
    01.23.13

  • Looking Good At CCA Industries

    CCA Industries, Inc. posted favorable results for the third quarter ended Aug. 31, 2012. The company reported a 14.5% increase in total revenues to $14 million for the quarter; for the nine months, revenues jumped 12.5% to $42.4 million. “The…
    01.23.13