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Published December 9, 2004
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) held a meeting today in Boston for financial analysts and institutional investors, promising sustained growth in the future."We're confident we have the strategies, brands, innovation pipeline and new market opportu… Read More »
Published November 16, 2004
Day Spas of America, Inc. announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase New Faces of Brandon, Inc., which has owned and operated a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio retail outlet in the location for the past 20 years.Day Spas of America will pay… Read More »
Published October 19, 2004
USANA Health Sciences Inc. announced record net sales of $68.7 million for the third quarterended Oct. 2, 2004. Net sales increased 30.8% from the prior-year period. The company reportedrecord operating income for the quarter of $12.1 million, compar… Read More »
Published October 6, 2004
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Morris Plains, NJ-based division of Pfizer Inc., will acquire the Purellline of instant hand sanitizers from Gojo Industries, Inc., Akron, OH. Under the agreement, Pfizerwill market Purell to consumers through retail chann… Read More »
Published September 17, 2004
Avon Products, Inc., New York, is joining forces with the United Service Organizations (USO) to aidits customers in supporting U.S. men and women in uniform. Avon customers can sponsor an OperationAvon Cares gift set for just $10. Gift sets will be d… Read More »
Published September 13, 2004
Greenwich, CT-based Blyth Inc. acquired 100% interests in Edelman BV, a designer and marketer ofhome, garden and seasonal decor, and Euro-Decor BV, which designs and markets traditional andcontemporary gift and florist products. Financial terms were… Read More »
Published September 1, 2004
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that effective today, Vernon J. Nagel is the new chairman and chiefexecutive officer, succeeding James S. Balloun, who retired as part of a previously announcedsuccession plan. Mr. Nagel joined Acuity Brands in December… Read More »
Published August 24, 2004
Mark, a beauty business of Avon Products Inc., announced three new alliances. These are added tothe seven existing alliance partnerships in communications, entertainment, education and philanthropicareas.The three new alliances-Ford Motors, Hairspray… Read More »
Published August 24, 2004
OraLabs Holding Corp. reported that second quarter revenues were $3 million, down from $3.4 millionin the same period of 2003. Reduced revenue along with higher operating costs were blamed for thesecond quarter 2004 loss.OraLabs executives said the c… Read More »
Published June 2, 2004
Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, has entered the commercial pest elimination market in South Africa through the acquisition of Elimco, Cape Town, South Africa. In 2003, Elimco had sales of approximately $4 million."This marks our second pest elimination ac… Read More »
Published April 26, 2004
Estˇe Lauder passed away at her home in Manhattan on April 24 after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest. Until her death, Mrs. Lauder served as the founding chairman of the Estˇe Lauder Companies, an honorary position that will not be filled, according… Read More »
Published April 21, 2004
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Provo, UT, posted record first quarter revenue of $264.0 million, an increase of 20% over last year for the quarter ended March 31. Earnings per share grew 25% for the same period. Momentum in Mainland China, growth in the… Read More »
Published March 12, 2004
D Ecolab Inc. will acquire Alcide Corp., a Redmond, WA-based producer of biocidal and sanitation products that are primarily used in the dairy, meat and poultry industries. It had worldwide sales of approximately $22 million in calendar 2003.The agre… Read More »
Published March 10, 2004
Procter & Gamble shares hit a 52-week high Wednesday, gaining as much as 4.4% after the consumer-products giant said increased sales will push third-fiscal-quarter earnings above Wall Street estimates.Late Tuesday, P&G also announced a boost in its q… Read More »
Published March 1, 2004
The Board of Directors of Ecolab Inc. today announced its leadership transition plan. Douglas M. Baker, Jr., currently Ecolab's President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Allan L. Schuman as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2004. B… Read More »
Published February 12, 2004
Revlon, Inc. said full-year net sales rose 16% to $1,299 million (net sales increased 9% excluding the impact of growth plan-related charges) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2003. The company indicated that significant progress was made in 2003 to streng… Read More »
Published February 12, 2004
Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, announced it has acquired Daydots International, a $22 million Fort Worth, TX-based manufacturer and supplier of food safety products including food rotation labels and food preparation and handling bags. These products are… Read More »
Published December 10, 2003
Avon Products, Inc. and Bank One launched the new Avon Platinum Visa Card, enabling card members to earn points redeemable for Avon products through their card purchases and helping Avon's 600,000 U.S. representatives boost their earnings when they g… Read More »
Published December 10, 2003
Procter & Gamble and Marietta Corp., the No. 1 personal care amenity supplier worldwide, have continued their brand relationship by adding P&G's Herbal Essences to Marietta's hotel amenity brand portfolio.The retail versions of Herbal Essences shampo… Read More »
Published November 6, 2003
Bradford Soap Works, West Warwick, RI, acquired Hewitt Soap last month. A purchase price was not disclosed. The move brings together the No. 1 (Bradford) and No. 2 (Hewitt) players in the bar soap segment. At the same time, the acquisition expands Br… Read More »
Published November 4, 2003
Acuity Brands, Inc. sold its National Chemical product line to Cascade Water Services, New York. Prior to this sale, National Chemical was a part of Acuity Specialty Products (ASP), a business segment of Acuity Brands, which includes leading brands s… Read More »
Published November 4, 2003
Strong blade and razor sales fueled by new marketing initiatives propelled The Gillette Co. to an 18% gain in third-quarter profits, beating analysts' estimates, according to sources.Boston-based Gillette, which makes razors and Duracell batteries, r… Read More »
Published October 29, 2003
Del Laboratories, Inc. posted net sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 were $99.7 million, an increase of 4.7% compared to third quarter 2002 net sales of $95.2 million. Net earnings for the third quarter were $4.6 million. Executives said the… Read More »
Published October 27, 2003
The Procter & Gamble Company announced volume and sales results set a new record for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2003. Unit volume increased 12%, including the impact of the recently completed acquisition of Wella AG. Net sales increased 13% to $12.2… Read More »
Published October 6, 2003
Procter & Gamble said it expects to reach $500 million in sales this year in the company's fastest growing market, Russia. Sales are expected to top $1 billion in the next two years and $3 billion in a decade, P&G Russian market chief Daniela Riccard… Read More »
Published June 26, 2003
Sara Lee Corp., Chicago, announced that its board of directors has elected Michael Flatow as vice president of the corporation, effective immediately.Mr. Flatow is chief customer officer for Sara Lee Branded Apparel North America, driving the strateg… Read More »
Published April 30, 2003
Announces Gains in the Third Quarter The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. announced that today it has completed its acquisition of Laboratoires Darphin, the Paris-based company dedicated to the development, manufacturing and marketing of prestige skin car… Read More »
Published March 13, 2003
Nu Skin, Provo, UT, has established an agreement with Cosmix, a German pharmaceutical company, to develop proprietary ingredient technology for future Nu Skin personal care products. Executives said Cosmix has extensive knowledge of functional molecu… Read More »
Published February 24, 2003
Fortune Magazine has named Avon Products No. 3 on its "America's Most Admired Companies" list, advancing the company one position from its 2002 ranking. Avon has also been ranked the No. 1 company for executive women by the National Association for F… Read More »
Published February 21, 2003
Flavor, scent and price are all variables that consumer product makers juggle to sell their wares, and now there's another one--the size of the cap on a bottle of laundry detergent.Over the next two years, Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, said it plans to… Read More »
Published February 6, 2003
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Provo, UT, reported 8% revenue growth from $232.6 million to $250.2 million and 38% earnings per share growth in the fourth quarter of 2002 ended Dec. 31. Net income increased 32% to $18.0 million. During the quarter, the co… Read More »
Published January 31, 2003
J.C. Penney said Friday it would stop selling Avon's beComing line, as well as most other cosmetics and skin care products, in order to have more room to expand and upgrade its woman's accessories business, a hot-selling area for the retailer.Avon sa… Read More »
Published January 16, 2003
Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, announced Mariano Martin has been promoted to global customer business development officer, effective immediately. He previously served as vice president, global customer business development."Mariano has played a ce… Read More »
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 »