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  • Beauty Business Boosts First Quarter at Avon

    June 23, 2008
    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%…


  • Elizabeth Arden Sales Fall In Third Quarter 2008

    June 23, 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…


  • P&Gs Sales Rise 9% In Fiscal Third Quarter

    June 23, 2008
    The Procter & Gamble Company posted financial results for the first quarter 2008. Net sales increased 9% to $20.5 billion. Operating profit was up 13% to $4.1 billion. Based on the company’s January-March quarter, beauty net sales increased…


  • Colgate Posts Gain in 1Q

    June 23, 2008
    Colgate-Palmolive Company posted a jump in worldwide sales and unit volume growth together with higher than expected earnings growth for first quarter 2008. Worldwide sales grew 15.5% to $3.7 billion and unit volume grew 5%, as reported. First qu…


  • Revlons First Quarter Sales Drop

    June 23, 2008
    Revlon, Inc. announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008. Net sales decreased 2.5% to $320.4 million. For the second half of 2008, the company plans to introduce an extensive lineup of new Revlon and Almay color cosmetics.…


  • Alberto-Culver Reports Strong 2Q, First Half 2008

    June 23, 2008
    Alberto-Culver Company—manufacturer and marketer of personal care products including TreSemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus and St. Ives—posted record sales and earnings from continuing operations for its second quarter and first half of fiscal ye…


  • Kimberly Clark Posts 1Q Gain

    June 23, 2008
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported that net sales in the first quarter of 2008 advanced 9.7% to $4.8 billion, a new quarterly record. According to the company, sales in developing and emerging markets climbed 22%, with particular strength in the per…


  • Bare Escentuals Still Going Strong in First Quarter 2008

    June 23, 2008
    Bare Escentuals, Inc. posted its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended March 30, 2008. Net sales were $140.4 million, an increase of approximately 21% from $115.6 million in the prior year. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 20…


  • First Quarter Sales

    June 23, 2008
    Inter Parfums, Inc.’s net sales for the first quarter were approximately $123.2 million—a gain of 45%. According to the company, at comparable foreign currency exchange rates, net sales for the first quarter were up 35% for 2008.…


  • Church & Dwight Buys Del Labs for $380 Million

    May 5, 2008
    Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will acquire the Del Pharmaceuticals, Inc. business for $380 million in cash from Coty Inc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions, is expected to close in July. Del Ph…


  • Blyth Posts 4Q, Full Year Sales

    May 5, 2008
    Multi-channel marketer of home fragrance products Blyth, Inc. reported net sales for the fourth quarter that ended Jan. 31, 2008 declined approximately 2% to $373.8 million compared to the prior year period. Excluding the sales of Blyth HomeScents In…


  • Business Is Booming At Bare Escentuals

    April 3, 2008
    Mineral makeup giant Bare Escentuals, Inc.’s net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 soared 31% to $144.6 million. Net income was $27 million. For the year that ended Dec. 30, 2007, sales rose 30% to $511 million, while net income j…


  • Unilever Combines Foods With Home & Personal Care

    April 3, 2008
    Unilever announced a number of changes to simplify its structure in support of the company’s growth agenda. Building on the success of its One Unilever program, the company now intends to go further by combining home and personal care and foods…


  • Regis Completes Acquisition Of PureBeauty and BeautyFirst

    April 3, 2008
    Regis Corporation has completed the acquisition of the PureBeauty and BeautyFirst salon operations, consisting of 63 company-owned locations and 51 franchise locations operating in 20 states with consolidated annual revenues of approximately $65 mill…


  • Revlon Reports Better Results

    April 3, 2008
    Revlon, Inc. released its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2007. Revlon’s fourth quarter sales increased 1.0% to $382.6 million. However, in the U.S., net sales in the fourth quarter of 2007 decreased 5.0% to $215.…