Financial News

  • Unit Sales Boost Revlon's Third Quarter Results

    December 8, 2008
    Revlon reported a 1% increase in third quarter sales to $334.4 million, while posting net income of $29.2 million, vs. a loss of $10.4 million a year ago. However, the gain in profit is attributable to the July sale of Revlon’s Bozzano branded…


  • Physicians Formula Posts Small Gain in Third

    December 8, 2008
    Physician's Formula's third quarter sales rose 2.5% to $20.3 million. Net income soared from $102,000 to nearly $1.7 million. “Given the very soft consumer environment, we are pleased with our double-digit net sales growth we have achieved i…


  • Avons Beauty Product Sales Soar 15% in Q3

    December 8, 2008
    Avon Products’ profit in the third quarter rose 60% to $222.6 million, boosted by strong foreign sales, demand for new products and a tax benefit. Sales of beauty products rose 15%. The company’s 15% growth in beauty sales included increa…


  • Ecolab Announces Plan to Buy Back Stock

    December 8, 2008
    At Henkel’s request, Ecolab has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would enable Henkel to sell all 72.7 million Ecolab shares it holds. Ecolab and Henkel have also agreed to amend the stockholder&rsq…


  • Financial News

    December 2, 2008
    Ecolab Announces Plan to Buy Back Stock At Henkel’s request, Ecolab has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would enable Henkel to sell all 72.7 million Ecolab shares it holds. Ecolab and Henkel…


  • Unit Sales Boost Revlon's Third Quarter Results

    November 17, 2008
    Revlon reported a 1% increase in third quarter sales to $334.4 million, while posting net income of $29.2 million, vs. a loss of $10.4 million a year ago. However, the gain in profit is attributable to the July sale of Revlon’s Bozzano branded…


  • Physicians Formula Posts Small Gain in Third

    November 17, 2008
    Physician's Formula's third quarter sales rose 2.5% to $20.3 million. Net income soared from $102,000 to nearly $1.7 million. “Given the very soft consumer environment, we are pleased with our double-digit net sales growth we have achieved i…


  • Avons Beauty Product Sales Soar 15% in Q3

    November 17, 2008
    Avon Products’ profit in the third quarter rose 60% to $222.6 million, boosted by strong foreign sales, demand for new products and a tax benefit. Sales of beauty products rose 15%. The company’s 15% growth in beauty sales included increa…


  • Ecolab Announces Plan to Buy Back Stock

    November 17, 2008
    At Henkel’s request, Ecolab has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would enable Henkel to sell all 72.7 million Ecolab shares it holds. Ecolab and Henkel have also agreed to amend the stockholder&rsq…


  • Financial News

    November 7, 2008
    Inter Parfums’ Sales Surge in the Third Quarter Inter Parfums, Inc.’s net sales for the third quarter rose 21% to a record $123.5 million. For the first nine months of 2008, net sales rose 28% to $345.8 million. Jean Madar, chairman…


  • Marketers Trim Their Projections...Can Inventories be Far Behind?

    October 30, 2008
    Now it's official. The U.S. economy slipped 0.3% at an annualized rate in the third quarter. The decline in real gross domestic product was the largest since the end of the last recession in late 2001. The economy grew at a 2.8% pace in the secon…


  • Financial News

    September 4, 2008
    Unilever To Sell North American Laundry Unit Unilever has signed a definitive agreement to sell its North American laundry business in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to Vestar Capital Partners. The global private equity firm will merge the business…


  • Scotts Liquid Gold Announces First Quarter

    August 6, 2008
    Household and skin care company Scott’s Liquid Gold posted its operating results for the first quarter of 2008. For the three months ended March 31, 2008, net sales rose 13% to $4.1 million. The company reported a net loss of $454,200 in the m…


  • Church & Dwight Completes Purchase of Orajel, OTC Brands

    August 6, 2008
    Church & Dwight Co., Inc., maker of Arm & Hammer products, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Del OTC pharmaceutical business from Coty Inc. The transaction was completed substantially under the original terms announ…


  • Stephan Buys Bowman Barber And Beauty Supply Company

    August 6, 2008
    The Stephan Co. has purchased Bowman Barber and Beauty Supply Company of Wilmington, NC. According to Frank F. Ferola, chief executive officer of The Stephan Co., it was “a very important strategic acquisition for us, which will strengthen o…