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Published December 19, 2002
Home fragrance and giftware leader Blyth, Inc., Greenwich, CT, announced the formation of Blyth HomeScents International as its global wholesale home fragrance group serving North American and European customers. The new group encompasses Blyth's rec… Read More »
Published December 11, 2002
The Alberto-Culver Company, Melrose Park, IL, announced that it is formalizing and making public an internal company ban, in place for 10 years, that prohibits all animal testing."This permanent action has been made possible by advancements supported… Read More »
Published October 7, 2002
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles in the U.S., and Molecular, an Internet services firm, today announced the availability of Yankee Candle's "Make a Memory," an onl… Read More »
Published October 3, 2002
Revlon has entered into a licensing agreement with Pacific World Corporation, a leading manufacturer for nail and nail care products.The new Revlon artificial nail line is slated to launch in January 2003 and is comprised of 23 SKUs, including 12 set… Read More »
Published September 17, 2002
The European Union Commission Tuesday approved the purchase by investment firm EQT Northern Europe Private Equity Funds of two fragrance and flavors companies, Haarmann & Reimer GmbH and Dragoco Gerberding. EQT is paying pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG… Read More »
Published March 22, 2002
Manufacturing, packaging and labeling solutions provider CCL Industries Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, has sold its K-G Packaging business unit located in Toronto.K-G Packaging operates three separate business lines with annual sales of approximatel… Read More »
Published February 26, 2002
MyDesign, an online service created by Phoenix, AZ-based xPackage, to offer online design services and collaboration packaging companies and product manufacturers, is now available.Found at www.xpackage.com, the service is "designed to be accessible… Read More »
Published February 1, 2002
Personal Care Ingredients Expo & Conference (PCIX) will debut Oct. 14-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. This major exhibit will be held concurrently with HBA Global Expo, the premier health, beauty and personal care exposition.… Read More »
Published January 3, 2002
Ecolab has purchased Audits International, a Chicago, IL-based provider of food safety audits and food retail quality evaluations. Audits International is a leading provider of national food safety services with annual sales of approximately $3 milli… Read More »
Published December 20, 2001
Estee Lauder Cos. Inc warned yesterday that its fiscal second-quarter sales and earnings would be sharply lower than expected, because U.S. retailers are tightening inventories in the weakened economy.The company anticipates that diluted earnings per… Read More »
Published December 11, 2001
Procter & Gamble said after the market closed Tuesday that it expects to beat Wall Street's per-share profit expectations by as much as 3 cents for its second quarter, which ends December 31."Despite significant economic uncertainties that continue t… Read More »
Published December 5, 2001
Elizabeth Arden, Inc., maker of skin care, cosmetic and fragrance brands such as Red Door and Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds, today reported third-quarter net earnings rose 160% to $302.9 million for the third quarter ended Oct. 27. Last year's th… Read More »
Published November 20, 2001
Johnson Wax Professional announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DiverseyLever, Unilever's institutional and industrial cleaning business. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approval will be completed in early 2002.Th… Read More »
Published November 19, 2001
U.S. consumers have named Suave as the No. 1 brand in the Health & Beauty Aids category, according to the recent 2001 Top Brands Study sponsored by DSN Retailing Today. Spanning 22 product categories, the national study reported that Suave edged out… Read More »
Published October 9, 2001
Chairman John Pepper, and President and Chief Executive A. G. Lafley addressed The Procter & Gamble Company shareholders at the company's annual meeting today. Lafley told shareholders he is confident in the company's ability to deliver business and… Read More »
Published September 13, 2001
Henkel KGaA has agreed to sell its chemical division Cognis to a consortium of financial investors comprising of Schroder Ventures and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. The transaction is based on an enterprise value of 2.6 billion euro.Henkel has succ… Read More »
Published August 22, 2001
Sephora today unveiled the first phase of its new advertising campaign. The advertisements, shot by well known fashion photographer Craig McDean, are striking, close-up photographs that capture the playful application of colorful make up to various f… Read More »
Published August 17, 2001
"We're delighted to have Nance join our team," said Ms. Emmolo. "She has extraordinary experience in branding and strategic marketing. Nance also has an excellent background in education, and that experience will be a tremendous asset in identifying… Read More »
Published July 31, 2001
Revlon, Inc. announced today that CW Cosmetics Ltd. has purchased the Revlon subsidiary that owns and operates its manufacturing facility in Maesteg, Wales, UK, including all production equipment. Revlon will receive approximately $20 million, $10 mi… Read More »
Published July 25, 2001
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Total sales for the second quarter were $62.2 million, a 7% increase over the year ago quarter. Wholesale sales including European operation… Read More »
Published July 11, 2001
Ecolab Inc. announced today it has purchased Microbiotecnica, the leading provider of commercial pest elimination services in Brazil. The acquisition is part of Ecolab's strategy to expand its international pest elimination business, which now spans… Read More »
Published July 3, 2001
WD-40 Company reported net sales for the third quarter ended May 31, 2001 of $42.7 million compared to sales of $38.3 million in the same period last year, an increase of 11%. Sales for the first nine months of the year were flat at $113.1 million. N… Read More »
Published June 29, 2001
The board of directors of National Service Industries (NSI) said today that The Lithonia Lighting Group and the NSI Chemicals Group, the company's largest business units, will become a new company (SpinCo), which will be formally named at a later dat… Read More »
Published June 15, 2001
Faced with slowing sales and a costly acquisition of the Clairol hair care business from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Procter & Gamble today detailed the steps it would take to improve its performance in fiscal 2002.According to A.G. Lafley, P&G's chief exe… Read More »
Published May 21, 2001
The Procter & Gamble Company today announced that P&G will purchase the Clairol business from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) for $4.950 billion in cash. Clairol is a world leader in hair color and hair care products with about $1.6 billion… Read More »
Published April 20, 2001
Today, Ecolab's Pest Elimination Division introduced the new estat communications platform that brings its quality service to yet another level, according to the company.One component of the platform is the new estat communicator, which allows the co… Read More »
Published April 16, 2001
Ecolab Inc. announced today that its professional products division has entered a long-term supply arrangement with Unisource Worldwide, Inc., which is the leading distributor of printing and imaging papers, packaging systems and facility supplies in… Read More »
Published April 2, 2001
The Lamaur Corporation, Fridley, MN, reported significantly improved fourth quarter and year end results over the prior year. Lamaur develops, formulates, and markets personal hair care products to mass merchandisers, drug, and food chains under the… Read More »
Published March 16, 2001
Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. said on Friday it had licensed intellectual property to an unidentified Fortune 500 company, adding that it was exploring similar licensing deals with a range of other companies as an extra way of making m… Read More »
Published March 16, 2001
Jo Malone, the British fragrance and skin care company that is partially owned by Estee Lauder, has opened a U.S. flagship store in New York's Flatiron building. According to the company, classic Jo Malone elements are combined with a new technologic… Read More »
Published March 13, 2001
Essence of Beauty Sensual Bath Fizz Tablets, sold exclusively at CVS/pharmacy, have been selected as a Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) 2001 Beauty Award Finalist in the Best New Bath or Body Treatment Product category (mass distribution division). Mem… Read More »
Published March 6, 2001
Reflect.com, the first interactive beauty care brand empowering women to reflect their authentic beauty by creating customized products, announced today that over 1 million customizations have been created since the site launched last year. Reflect.c… Read More »
Published February 20, 2001
International Flavor & Fragrances Inc. today provided an update regarding its integration of Bush Boake Allen Inc. ("BBA'') and the progress of its reorganization plan announced on October 5, 2000. IFF also outlined its perspectives on 2001. The Comp… Read More »
Published February 14, 2001
Yankee Candle Co., Whately, MA, announced its fourth-quarter earnings rose 22%, but still missed analysts' estimates, as inclement weather and a slowdown in consumer spending dampened the company's holiday sales season. The candle maker, wholesaler a… Read More »
Published January 30, 2001
The Procter & Gamble Company reported net earnings of $1.19 billion or $0.84 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2000. Results included a $120 million after-tax charge related to the Organization 2005 restructuring program. Core net earnings… Read More »
Published January 15, 2001
Ecolab Inc. announced today that its earnings are on track for 2000, and it expects to achieve yet another year of double-digit growth in earnings per share for the year 2001.Allan L. Schuman, Ecolab's chairman and chief executive officer said "We ha… Read More »
Published January 11, 2001
Cincinnati is advancing its position as one of the most wired cities in America with an agreement between The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and Cinergy Communications (CC) to build a high speed fiber optic network that will circle metropolitan Cinci… Read More »
Published December 7, 2000
Ecolab Inc. announced today that it has agreed to combine into Ecolab's operations the remaining 50% of the Henkel-Ecolab joint venture that Ecolab does not own from its partner, Henkel KGaA of Dusseldorf, Germany. The transaction is scheduled to clo… Read More »
Published December 4, 2000
Conair Corporation, Stamford, CT, which celebrated its 41st anniversary this year, has reached another milestone. The company that grew from a Brooklyn based supplier of professional hair rollers started with a $100 investment, into a worldwide produ… Read More »
Published November 20, 2000
Beautysurf.com, a nationwide directory and personal care portal for salons and spas, is online at www.beautysurf.com. The site is a resource for consumers who are traveling, have recently moved into a new neighborhood, or are just looking for a salon… Read More »
Published September 28, 2000
Executives at Avon Products Inc. predicted its new line of makeup and skin care products, which begin selling in the second half of next year at Sears, Roebuck & Co. and J.C. Penney Co. stores, will generate $200 million to $300 million in revenues b… Read More »
Published September 18, 2000
Avon Products Inc. is negotiating with J.C. Penney and Sears, Roebuck and Co. regarding its store-within-a0store strategy at both retailers. Avon plans to launch a new product line at Penney's and Sears in the second half of 2001. The move follows Av… Read More »
Published September 18, 2000
Avon Products announced it will sell a new line of products, starting mid-2001, that will be on the shelves at cosmetic counters at J.C. Penney and Sears, Roebuck and Co. The goal, in part, is to attract customers who may feel that the idea of having… Read More »
Published September 5, 2000
Ecolab Inc. announced it has entered into a joint venture in Israel with Zohar Dalia Soap and Detergent Factory of Kibbutz Dalia, Israel. The business will directly market cleaning and sanitizing products and services for the institutional and food &… Read More »
Published August 17, 2000
FFI Fragrances today reported financial results for its second quarter ended July 31, 2000. Net sales for the quarter rose 12% to $66.9 million, compared to $59.7 million for the corresponding period last year. Net income, however, fell sharply from… Read More »
Published August 16, 2000
For the second year in a row, Ecolab Inc. has been named one of the 100 best-managed companies by Industry Week magazine, a 30-year-old publication that focuses on global manufacturing enterprises. A special report highlighting the winners will appea… Read More »
Published August 15, 2000
Marlene Klein Cosmetics has launched MarleneKlein.com (URL: http://www.MarleneKlein.com).Founded by cosmetics entrepreneur Marlene Klein, formerly with The Estee Lauder Companies, the site claims to be the first "internet brand'' cosmetics line. Sold… Read More »
Published August 9, 2000
Shopping at dollar stores is becoming an increasing part of American life, according to ACNielsen U.S.. An ACNielsen Homescan consumer panel analysis found that 52% of U.S households shopped at dollar stores such as Family Dollar, Dollar General and… Read More »
Published July 7, 2000
Coty Inc. officially launched The Healing Garden's ZZZ Theraphy (pronounced "Sleep Theraphy''). The products will be available in September. ZZZ Theraphy is the 11th line of products from The Healing Garden, which also produces Lavender Theraphy and… Read More »
Sales Down 11% at Herbalife
Leader momentum and sales volumes are increasing. Read More »