Sales: $585 million
Motonobu Nishimura, representative director and president; Yoshikatsu Nishiumi, senior managing executive officer
Men’s toiletries—Gatsby, GB and Lucido; Women’s toiletries—Fraiche, Treatia, Lucido-L, Produce, Pixy and Simplity
Hair Care—Gatsby Quick Moving Mist, Gatsby Water Gloss Hyper Solid, Gatsby Moving Rubber Series. Skin care—Gatsby Face Wash Series.
The consolidated sales for the year ended March, 31 2010 fell 1.6% to $585 million. This is explained mainly by the fall in local currency values across Asia resulting in the decrease in yen-denominated sales figures of overseas companies, which could not be offset by a growth in sales both in Japan and overseas that was powered by the core brand Gatsby, according to the company.
Regarding sales, the management at Mandom intends to do the following for 2010: promote the stable growth of core brand Gatsby; ensure further growth of women’s cosmetics; and strengthen sales increase on local currency basis in the overseas business.