H2O Plus has signed a long-term lease for new corporate headquarters in the San Francisco Financial District. The company will take 10,000 square feet of space on the top floor of the historic 111 Sutter Street building. H2O Plus anticipates that abo… Read More »
Ulta Beauty’s net sales increased 19.4% to $877 million in the second quarter. Comparable sales (sales for stores open at least 14 months and e-commerce sales) increased 10.1% compared to an increase of 9.6% a year ago. Retail comparable s… Read More »
Inter Parfums, Inc. reported second quarter sales decreased 5.2% to $102.0 million; however, sales by US-based operations rose 5.7% to $24.9 million.
Chairman and CEO Jean Madar noted that sales for European-based operations fell due to currency flu… Read More »
Ecolab Inc. says it will acquire the US operations of Charlotte, NC-based Swisher Hygiene Inc. for approximately $40 million in cash.
Swisher Hygiene provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions for the food service, hospitality, retail and health care… Read More »
For the fourth quarter in a row, Colgate-Palmolive reported a decline in sales. In Q2, sales dropped 6.5% to $4.1 billion. Still, global unit volume grew 3.0% and pricing increased 2.5%, but foreign exchange was negative 12.0%. Operating profit decre… Read More »
Avon Products, Inc. posted loses in its second-quarter 2015 results. However, “our overall second-quarter performance was in line with our expectations in an environment of extraordinary currency pressure,” said CEO Sheri McCoy.
“M… Read More »
CHINA: Nestlé Skin Health has launched its Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development (SHIELD) Center in Shanghai. The center will establish China as one of the anchors in Nestlé Skin Health’s global innovation… Read More »
Few things in life make me truly happy—being married to the same woman for nearly 26 years, knowing that my children have a shot at becoming successful adults, working for the same company for more than a quarter of a century...they're all… Read More »
What makes Millennials tick? Meredith Corporation is determined to find out, following the release of its Women 2020 research study targeting this 80 million strong consumer group. Meredith's Women 2020 proprietary study is designed to help marke… Read More »
Stepan Company has signed a long-term supply agreement with The Sun Products Corporation to supply the detergent maker with anionic surfactant requirements for laundry in North America. The agreement is expected to begin in the third quarter of… Read More »
Ashland Specialty Ingredients has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Zeta Fraction technology from AkzoNobel, a deal that broadens Ashland’s portfolio in the personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and agriculture markets.… Read More »
Sales: $2.8 billion
Key Personnel: Andrew Witty, chief executive officer; Roger Connor, president, global manufacturing and supply; Simon Dingemans, chief financial officer; David Redfern, chief strategy officer; Emma… Read More »
Sales: $3.2 billion
Key Personnel: Suk Yong Cha, chief executive officer and vice chairman; Joo-Hyung Kim, vice president and chief financial officer; Ho-Young Jung, vice president and chief financial officer.
Major… Read More »
Sales: $3.3 billion
Key Personnel: Itsuo Hama, president and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Oral care, skin care, beauty products, toiletries, fabric care, home care and household cleaners.
New Products: Syst… Read More »
Sales: $27.4 billion
Key Personnel: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive officer; Laurent Attal, executive vice president, research and innovation; Nicolas Hieronimus, president, selective divisions; Barbara Laverno… Read More »
Sales: $32.8 billion
Key Personnel: Michael Treschow, chairman; Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Baillie, chief human resources officer; David Blanchard,… Read More »