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  • Sales Up 2.1% at Revlon

    • Revlon, Inc. first quarter sales rose 2.1% to $331.9 million. In the US, net sales rose 4% to $192.1 million. The increase was primarily driven by higher net sales of Revlon and SinfulColors color cosmetics and the inclusion of the net sales o…
    06.06.13

  • Inter Parfums’ Sales Jump 29.3%

    • Inter Parfums’ first quarter sales rose 29.3% to $213.8 million. During the quarter, the company launched Desire by bebe and US-based operations took over the manufacture and distribution of legacy Alfred Dunhill fragrances. Also, Inter…
    06.06.13

  • A Quarterly Turnaround At Avon Products

    • After months—no years—of bad news, things may finally be turning around at Avon Products, Inc. The company reported a better-than-expected first-quarter results, helped by higher sales in key markets Brazil and Russia and cost cut…
    06.06.13

  • Q1 Shows Gain for Colgate

    • Colgate-Palmolive’s first quarter sales rose 2.5% to $4.3 billion. Global unit volume grew 4.0%, pricing increased 1.5% and foreign exchange was negative 3.0%. Operating profit decreased 21% to $742 million in first quarter 2013. Colgate…
    06.06.13

  • Skin Care Sales Up at Energizer

    • Energizer Holdings, Inc. said personal care sales for the quarter increased 0.2% to $652.6 million; for the six months, it remained flat at $1.206 billion. “Modest top line growth in personal care was offset by declines in household pro…
    06.06.13

  • WD-40 Posts Gains in Q2

    • WD-40 Company’s second quarter sales rose 1% to $86.7 million. For the year, sales rose 6% to $182.0 million. Net income for the second quarter fell 1% to $10.5 million, while year-to-date net income was $21.4 million, an increase of 23…
    06.06.13

  • Q1 Successful at Ecolab

    • Ecolab’s sales rose 2% to a record $2.9 billion in the first quarter of 2013. When adjusted for acquisitions and divestitures, first quarter 2013 fixed currency sales rose 3%. Global institutional segment sales rose 2% to $975 million, l…
    06.06.13

  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance
    Coty To Raise $1.2 Billion

    Coty To Raise $1.2 Billion

    IPO priced between $16.50-18.50 a share.
    05.28.13

  • Screentech/Spraytech's New Venture

    'Sort It Out' culls packaging defects and rejects.
    05.28.13

  • Skin Care
    Valeant To Buy Bausch & Lomb

    Valeant To Buy Bausch & Lomb

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will pay $8.7 billion to acquire Bausch & Lomb, the eye care company. Under the terms of the deal, Valeant will pay $4.5 billion to the investor group that owns Bausch & Lomb, led by private equity firm W…
    05.27.13

  • Croda Buys Arizona Chemical Unit

    Croda Buys Arizona Chemical Unit

    Adds specialty products business.
    05.24.13

  • Lafley In, McDonald Out at Procter & Gamble

    Lafley In, McDonald Out at Procter & Gamble

    Former CEO returns after pressure from investor Ackman.
    05.24.13

  • US Economy On Track

    Cheap money provides lift.
    05.22.13

  • Coty To Issue IPO

    Coty To Issue IPO

    Set to file S-1 form today
    05.13.13

  • Nu Skin Launches ageLOC TR90

    Nu Skin Launches ageLOC TR90

    New 90-day weight loss system.
    05.13.13

  • US Unemployment Rate Drops

    US Unemployment Rate Drops

    Economy adds 165,000 jobs in April.
    05.03.13

  • Valeant To Acquire Obagi

    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Obagi Medical Products Inc. According to reports, Valeant will acquire all the outstanding common stock of Obagi for $19.75 a share in cash, or $360 million.…
    05.03.13

  • Avon Q1 Results: Not So Bad

    Avon Q1 Results: Not So Bad

    Emerging markets provide lift.
    04.30.13

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    Ecolab Posts Strong Results

    Ecolab Posts Strong Results

    Energy business provides lift.
    04.30.13

  • Net Sales Rise 7.4% At Yankee Candle

    Net Sales Rise 7.4% At Yankee Candle

    • Yankee Holding Corp. and The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. posted financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 29, 2012. For the year ended Dec. 29, 2012, total company net sales increased 7.4% to $844.2 million. Retail sal…
    04.04.13