Stale sales in developed markets are boosted by very strong growth in revenues from P&G's emerging markets, which are headed up by the Asia Pacific region.
Asian conglomerate Kao Group has predicted a ¥6bn drop in operating profit this fiscal year due to the skin lightener product recall by its subsidiary Kanebo.
Revlon results bear the brunt of charges, currency translations and lower overseas sales
Revlon’s second quarter results struggle under the weight of charges, currency translations and falling sales in Europe and Asia, but strong results in the Americas help fend off bigger losses.
Colgate-Palmolive sales up but rising costs take their toll
Sales for oral and personal care player Colgate-Palmolive were up for the first quarter of 2011, but the company said increasing raw material costs were affecting profit margins.
Colgate-Palmolive announces record profits on continued sales growth
The world’s leading oral care player, Colgate Palmolive, has announced continued steady sales growth and record profits for its second quarter.
Revlon 2Q profits rise, but US sales remain subdued
Revlon second quarter profits rose significantly as restructuring costs ease, but US sales continue to fall, counterbalancing stronger international results.
Estee Lauder profits beat expectations on high sales
Estee Lauder Companies has beat profit expectations having posted a 10 percent increase in Q3 sales as consumers of prestige products return to their old spending patterns.
Revlon profits slide on slow sales and strong dollar
Revlon revealed falling sales during its third quarter, underlining tough retail conditions and the strength of the dollar against international currencies.
Kimberly-Clark sales down but outlook up on lower costs
Personal care giant Kimberly-Clark says net sales fell 6 per cent during its second quarter but says cost savings should boost full year results.
J&J posts big rise in profits despite sales slump
Health and personal care giant Johnson & Johnson has announced a 14 percent rise in profits despite the big drop in retail sales in the US.
Shiseido ups forecast but warns of tougher times ahead
Shiseido has upped its profit forecast for the first half of the year but the company warned that business conditions will be tougher in future quarters.
Estee Lauder performs better than expected
Estée Lauder has reported higher than expected profits from the year, despite its weakening performance in the US.
Weakness in Japan pushes Shiseido sales down
Japan-based Shiseido has reported falling turnover in the first quarter after sales in the domestic market plummeted.
Kao reports solid sales but predicts a difficult 2009
Rising raw material costs and a decline in operating profit has led
Japanese personal care firm Kao to forecast low sales growth
for the coming year.
Color for cosmetics helps boost Sensient results
Sensient Technologies, supplier of fragrances and colors for
cosmetic products, has reported a significant increase in both its
sales revenue and its net profits on the back of strong activity in
both the US and China markets.
Shiseido pulls back into profit, but predicts tough times
Leading Japanese and global cosmetics player Shiseido has pulled
back into profit following improved sales and reduced labour costs,
but it is predicting that sales growth will slip in the coming year
as a result of competition.
Exotic formulations boost Body Shop sales
Body Shop International said that its latest results for the six
months up to 27 August showed new lines featuring exotic community
trade ingredients such as Brazilian babbusu nut oil and Zambian
honey have been a major driving force...
Wella reports a drop in profit
Wella, the German maker of hair-care and beauty products, has
forecast a 'year of challenges' for 2004 after the group reported a
significant drop in net profit. Recently acquired by Procter &
Gamble, the company was...
Givaudan results take a knock
Swiss flavours and fragrance company Givaudan saw operating profit
for the first half of 2003 knocked by lower gross margins and a
rise in pension charges.