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  • Physicians Formula Posts Small Gain in Third

    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…
    11.17.08

  • Unit Sales Boost Revlon's Third Quarter Results

    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…
    11.17.08

  • Financial News

    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…
    11.07.08

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

    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…
    10.30.08

  • Financial News

    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…
    09.04.08

  • Dow Chemical To Acquire Rohm & Haas for $18.8B

    Dow Chemical Company agreed to buy Rohm & Haas Co. for about $18.8 billion, reducing its dependence on petroleum-based commodity chemicals and increasing sales of more profitable products. Financing for the deal includes equity investments of $3…
    08.06.08

  • Cognis Sells Pulcra Chemicals

    Specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has signed an agreement to sell its Pulcra Chemicals subsidiary to Germany-based Fashion Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG for $42 million. According to the company, the sale is in line with Cognis’ strategy of foc…
    08.06.08

  • WD-40 Reports 5.8% Rise In Third Quarter Sales

    WD-40 Company posted net sales for the third quarter ended May 31, 2008 of $82.1 million, an increase of 5.8%. Year-to-date net sales were $240.2 million, up 5%. Net income for the third quarter was $8.1 million, up 5.6% compared to the prior year…
    08.06.08

  • Henkel Directors To Resign From Ecolab Board

    Ecolab Inc. announced that three directors designated by stockholder Henkel AG & Co.—Stefan Hamelmann, Kasper Rorsted and Hans Van Bylen—have decided to resign from Ecolab’s board. In February 2008 Henkel reported it owned 29…
    08.06.08

  • Stephan Buys Bowman Barber And Beauty Supply Company

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Church & Dwight Completes Purchase of Orajel, OTC Brands

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Scotts Liquid Gold Announces First Quarter

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Cognis First Quarter Sales Rise 7% to $1.4B

    Cognis said its first quarter sales rose 7.1% to $1.4 billion. According to the company, all three strategic business units—Cognis Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health and Functional Products—increased sales by focusing on the innovatio…
    07.14.08

  • Human Pheromones 1Q Impacted by Market Downturn

    Human Pheromone Sciences, Inc.’s first quarter sales fell 20% to $266,000, and the company reported a net loss of $63,000. According to a spokesperson, the results reflected the overall downturn in the U.S. fragrance and beauty market sales…
    07.14.08

  • Record First Quarter Results At Inter Parfums, Inc.

    Inter Parfums, Inc. announced first quarter sales rose 45% to $123.2 million; at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales were up 35% for the period; European-based operations achieved sales of $110.6 million, a 46% increase; sales by U.…
    07.14.08

  • First Quarter Jump At Natural Health Trends

    Natural Health Trends Corp. posted a rise in its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. According to the company, the quarter showed significant improvement over the previous periods. Net sales from December 2007 to March 2008 featu…
    07.14.08

  • Is a Nano Nail Enamel On the Horizon?

    NaturalNano, Inc., a Rochester, NY developer of advanced nanomaterials and extended release nanotechnologies, has entered into an exclusive development and testing agreement with global cosmetics supplier Fiabila, S.A. to explore the use of halloysit…
    07.14.08

  • Unilever Taps Aon For Consulting Services

    Aon Corporation, a provider of global risk management and consulting services, has formed a global partnership with Unilever to work with its business lines worldwide. According to a statement to the press, the agreement enables Unilever to appro…
    07.14.08

  • Beauty Business Boosts First Quarter at Avon

    Avon Products, Inc. posted its first-quarter 2008 results showing a 14% rise in total revenue to $2.5 billion. Sales of beauty products jumped 17% and included increases in all categories: fragrance grew 20%, color was up 15%, personal care rose 15%…
    06.23.08

  • Elizabeth Arden Sales Fall In Third Quarter 2008

    Global prestige beauty products company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. posted its financial results for the third fiscal quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2008. For the third quarter, net sales decreased 4% to $210.6 million. According to the company…
    06.23.08