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Published April 2, 2004
The Gillette Company today introduced a print and television advertising campaign for Gillette Complete Skincare, a new line of premium products designed specifically for men. The ads highlight Gillette Complete Skincare's guarantee of delivering hea… Read More »
Published March 5, 2004
Procter & Gamble Company announced today an exclusive license agreement with OT OverTime, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, OT Overtime, LLC will manufacture, distribute and market a line of personal care products under the trademark "OT." This… Read More »
Published March 1, 2004
Elizabeth Arden, Inc. today announced the launch of a new skin care brand: skinsimple, which will be introduced exclusively in Wal-Mart stores nationwide in March 2004.The skinsimple philosophy is that a woman's skincare regime shouldn't complicate h… Read More »
Published February 10, 2004
Clorox Co., maker of bleach and other household products, said on Tuesday quarterly profit rose on sales of new products and reduced advertising costs. The company also forecast profit for the current third quarter, ending in March, below analysts' e… Read More »
Published February 4, 2004
Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek signed an exclusive agreement with Avon Products Inc. Ms. Hayek will serve as spokesperson for Avon's flagship color and fragrance brands and will appear in print and TV ads in the third quarter of 2004 for new col… Read More »
Published February 3, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Company reported its eighth consecutive year of double-digit earnings per share growth for the year ended Dec. 31, 2003. Executives said operating profit, gross profit and net profit margins all reached record highs for both the fou… Read More »
Published January 29, 2004
Profits at The Gillette Co. rose 6% in the fourth quarter, the company said Thursday, largely due to stronger blade and razor sales. Boston-based Gillette reported profits of $368 million, up 6% from a year ago. Income from continuing operations was… Read More »
Published January 26, 2004
The Dial Corporation reported net income was $24.9 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, a net loss of $29.2 million from last year's period. Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2003 rose 3.9% to $346.7 million from $333.6 million in last… Read More »
Published January 21, 2004
Acuity Brands, Inc. announced Vernon J. Nagel was elected to the board of directors and appointed vice chairman on January 20. He also continues to serve as chief financial officer.Mr. Nagel will succeed James S. Balloun as chairman and chief executi… Read More »
Published October 23, 2003
A federal judge in Los Angeles said that Vidal Sassoon's multi-million-dollar damages lawsuit against Procter & Gamble Co. may proceed to trial.Specifically, U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow denied P&G's motion to dismiss the entire complaint,… Read More »
Published October 14, 2003
CFCP Lavoris, LLC, a Los Angeles-based subsidiary of Charles Flora Consumer Products, LLC, has acquired of Lavoris mouthwash from Schwarzkopf & Dep, a division of the Henkel Corp. Lavoris mouthwash has been in the marketplace since 1903 with more tha… Read More »
Published September 11, 2003
USA Technologies' e-Port has been chosen as the to equip vending machines dispensing Playtex brand Banana Boat sun care products. Vision North America LLC, a marketing company providing vending machine management solutions to Playtex Products, Inc.,… Read More »
Published August 5, 2003
The Gillette Co., Boston, MA, said second-quarter net income rose 15%, giving much of the credit to the success of new shavers, razors and battery-powered toothbrushes. The company reported net income of $338 million, compared with $293 million a yea… Read More »
Published July 29, 2003
The European Commission has given Procter & Gamble Co. permission to take over German hair care group Wella, the U.S. group's largest deal ever, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.P&G, the leading U.S. consumer products company whos… Read More »
Published July 22, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Co., maker of products ranging from soap to dog food, on Tuesday said profit rose 10% in the second quarter as new products and the weaker dollar helped boost sales. The higher results continued a trend for Colgate, which has been h… Read More »
Published June 30, 2003
Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago, which sells data culled from grocery story checkout scanners, said late on Sunday it had agreed to be acquired for about $98.4 million cash to help it fight an antitrust suit against its rivals, according to… Read More »
Published May 28, 2003
In a license with Procter & Gamble, Los Angeles-based Universal Group has launched Old Spice High Endurance shaving products for men, providing men with leading technology to meet their daily shaving and face care needs, executives said."As a leading… Read More »
Published May 23, 2003
Mellon HVB Alternative Strategies, a New York-based fund manager and holder of preference shares in Wella AG, is opposed to takeover terms being offered by Procter & Gamble Co. and has filed suit in Frankfurt's higher court in an effort to block the… Read More »
Published May 7, 2003
Reckitt Benckiser PLC, London, said its pretax profit for the three months to March 31 was GBP111 million, compared with a year-earlier GBP96 million. Net revenues grew 2% (6% constant) to GBP874 million. Net revenues from continuing operations grew… Read More »
Published April 17, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive delivered record profits growth for the first quarter on Thursday driven by strong sales of new products such as Colgate Simply White, a clear gel to whiten teeth. The group behind brands such as Ajax cleaning liquid and Speed stick… Read More »
Published February 3, 2003
Coty Beauty and the world's best-selling female recording artist, Celine Dion, unveiled the launch of Celine Dion Parfums, a collection of an EDT, body lotion and shower gel. This collection launches on March 25 to coincide with the opening of Celine… Read More »
Published January 15, 2003
Consumer goods maker Beiersdorf AG, Frankfurt reported higher sales and record earnings for 2002 as German consumers continued to buy quality branded products despite the bad economic climate. The owner of the Nivea brand kept its earnings target for… Read More »
Published December 23, 2002
The Dial Corporation today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Argentina business to an entity designated by Southern Cross Group, a private equity investor in Argentina. The transaction is structured as a sale of the assets of Dia… Read More »
Published October 24, 2002
Sara Lee, Chicago, said first quarter household product sales rose 3% to $478 million. Operating income increased 5% to $72 million. Household Products is Sara Lee's most global business, with leading positions in four core product categories: body c… Read More »
Published October 15, 2002
The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors Association (ICMAD), Chicago, announced the top three winners of the 2002 ICMAD Young Designers Competition at the board of directors meeting on Oct. 15.The Young Designers Competition showcases s… Read More »
Published September 20, 2002
Nearly 2,500 new beauty products appear in stores every year, and for seven straight years, the editors and readers of Allure wade through all those skin creams, lipsticks and fragrances to find the ones that truly deliver. This year, Allure editors… Read More »
Published September 5, 2002
The Procter & Gamble Company raised its sales and earnings per share growth guidance for the September 2002 quarter behind strong volume performance. Volume is expected to grow double digits behind the Clairol acquisition, strong performance by the h… Read More »
Published August 29, 2002
Reckitt Benckiser Plc, the world's largest household cleaning products group, reported a higher-than-expected 21% rise in second-quarter net profits on Thursday and raised 2002 profit and sales targets.The Anglo-Dutch firm, which sells Finish/Calgoni… Read More »
Published August 22, 2002
Colgate-Palmolive Co. will try to take a bite out of rival Procter & Gamble's lead in the fast-growing at-home teeth-whitening market with its own entry-a gel that costs less than half the price ($14.99) of competing Crest's Whitestrips. The system c… Read More »
Published August 15, 2002
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., New York, announced net sales increased 8% to $1.13 billion for the fourth quarter ended June 30, compared with $1.05 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2001. Net sales in the quarter increased on a constant curr… Read More »
Published July 23, 2002
Colgate-Palmolive Company announced record net income and earnings per share in the second quarter. Net income increased 14% to $327 million.The company also reconfirmed external estimates for both third quarter and full year 2002 earnings per share.… Read More »
Published July 19, 2002
Avon Products, Inc., New York, NY, reported record sales, earnings and cash flow in the second quarter of 2002. Earnings per share of $.64 exceeded the $.63 consensus estimate among Wall Street analysts. The company also said it was comfortable with… Read More »
Published July 8, 2002
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Provo, UT, today reported that it expects results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2002 to be ahead of the company,s previous guidance. Revenue on a reported basis will likely be $237 to $241 million, up 9-10% over the… Read More »
Published February 5, 2002
The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA, exceeded analysts' consensus earnings estimates for the second quarter. Results were driven primarily by continued strength in the company's Glad and cat litter businesses, Kingsford charcoal and Armor All auto care s… Read More »
Published January 31, 2002
The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, OH, said net income for the second quarter ended Dec. 31 rose 9%. Sales rose 2% to $10.4 billion, supported by launches of Crest Whitestrips and other beauty care products. This was the first sales increase the c… Read More »
Published January 30, 2002
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. reported net sales for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2001 was $1.26 billion, down 3% from $1.29 billion in the prior-year period. This includes the negative impact of foreign currency translation. Net earnings were… Read More »
Published January 22, 2002
Annual consumption of personal care products has jumped to 40.5 packages per person in 2000, up from 38.4 packages per person in 1990, and according to a new study by Kline & Company, changes in the demographic composition of the U.S. are largely res… Read More »
Published November 29, 2001
Blyth, Inc. today during its third quarter fiscal year 2002 earnings teleconference commented on its outlook for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002. Based on management's expectations at this time, the company anticipates reporting several restructuri… Read More »
Published November 8, 2001
The board of directors of National Service Industries, Inc. yesterday formally approved the spin-off of the company's lighting equipment and chemicals businesses into a separately traded company. The spin-off company is currently called L & C Spinco,… Read More »
Published October 30, 2001
Gillette today unveiled its new Turbo Mach 3 men's shaving system at a press conference in New York. The Boston-based company maintains that the new razor, which will reach store shelves in April, provides a noticeably better shave than the current M… Read More »
Published October 23, 2001
Ten, the first fragrance for the gay market formulated with an exclusive, patented, man-to-man pheromone based on advanced scientific research, is being introduced by 10% Productions, Los Angeles. The fragrance is formulated with pheromones developed… Read More »
Published October 11, 2001
CCA Industries, Inc., East Rutherford, NJ, announced today third quarter revenues were up 6% to $10,608,116. Net income was up 415% to $304,125. Earnings per share were up 333% from $0.01 per share to $0.04 per share.The company said its core brand p… Read More »
Published October 10, 2001
Once upon a time, talk of recession was the only thing consumers concerned themselves with, but all of that's changed since Sept. 11. In fact, fear about personal safety is the biggest restraint on economic recovery, researchers at the University of… 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 14, 2001
Robert L. Wehling, 62, global marketing and government relations officer will retire on August 10, 2001 after more than 41 years of service. In anticipation of Mr. Wehling's retirement, James R. Stengel, 46, currently vice president, global baby care… Read More »
Published April 27, 2001
The Clorox Company today announced earnings before special charges of $109 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2001. This compares with earnings of $114 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, in the p… Read More »
Published April 12, 2001
The Procter & Gamble Company announced today that the board of directors has elected Paul Polman (44), previously president-global fabric care, to be president-Western Europe. He succeeds Antonio Belloni (46), who is leaving the company to pursue a n… Read More »
Published April 4, 2001
Inter Parfums Inc., New York, NY, which manufactures and distributes Burberry and Christian Lacroix perfumes, said on Wednesday it sees first-quarter earnings beating estimates due to strong orders for the company's newest products. The company said… Read More »
Published March 14, 2001
L'Oreal announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide contract with actress Jessica Alba as spokesperson for the company and its brands. Her first L'Oreal commercial for L'Oreal Feria haircolor will debut later this year. Carol J. Hamilton, senior… Read More »
Published March 6, 2001
A major development in the reduction of electricity costs and production of energy occurred today (March 6) with the joint announcement from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Neutrogena Corporation that the health and beau… Read More »