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Consumer Staples Household and Personal Products

  • PARIS, March 20- French luxury goods company LVMH has agreed to buy a majority stake in French independent perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian as it expands in fast-growing niche luxury fragrances. LVMH did not disclose financial terms of the deal with Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which was founded in 2009 by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and its Chief...

  • PARIS, March 20- French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy a majority stake in French independent perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian as it expands in fast-growing niche luxury fragrances. LVMH did not disclose financial terms of the deal with Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which was created in 2009 by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and its chief executive...

  • Unilever is preparing a 6 billion pound ($7.44 billion) sale of some of its food brands, British newspapers reported on Saturday.

  • Societe Generale says diaper pricing in China fell by double digits in 2016.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- OPI's nail polish is ubiquitous around the world, but the beauty products company had humble beginnings as a dental supply operation in the 1980 s. She grew up in communist Hungary before coming to the United States as a teenager and starting in business. Odontorium Products Inc became OPI in 1989 when Weiss-Fischmann noticed that the chemistry...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- OPI's nail polish is ubiquitous around the world, but the beauty products company had humble beginnings as a dental supply operation in the 1980 s. She grew up in communist Hungary before coming to the United States as a teenager and starting in business. Odontorium Products Inc became OPI in 1989 when Weiss-Fischmann noticed that the chemistry...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- OPI's nail polish is ubiquitous around the world, but the beauty products company had humble beginnings as a dental supply operation in the 1980 s. She grew up in communist Hungary before coming to the United States as a teenager and starting in business. Odontorium Products Inc became OPI in 1989 when Weiss-Fischmann noticed that the chemistry...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- OPI's nail polish is ubiquitous around the world, but the beauty products company had humble beginnings as a dental supply operation in the 1980 s. She grew up in communist Hungary before coming to the United States as a teenager and starting in business. Odontorium Products Inc became OPI in 1989 when Weiss-Fischmann noticed that the chemistry...

  • Your package of Brawny paper towels is going to look a little bit different this month.

  • LONDON, March 1- British broadcaster ITV said a strong performance from its program making business helped it to weather the first decline in advertising revenue since 2009.. ITV, which broadcasts long-running soap opera " Coronation Street" and police drama "Broadchurch," said advertising revenue was likely to fall six percent in the first four months of 2017..

  • LONDON, March 1- British broadcaster ITV said a strong performance from its program making business helped it to weather the first decline in advertising revenue since 2009.. ITV, which makes long-running soap opera " Coronation Street" and police drama "Broadchurch," said advertising revenue was likely to fall six percent in the first four months of 2017..

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK- based company, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 16- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings aims to double its share of the country's beauty products market in three years, its chief executive said, as the group reported a drop in half-year profit. Woolworths, an upmarket retailer which sells mostly clothing and food in South Africa, has only a 3 percent market share in cosmetics but its...

  • Feb 15- Procter& Gamble Co, maker of Tide detergent and Gillette razors, will face ever greater pressure to slice costs and slow-growing divisions now that activist investor Trian Partners is a major shareholder. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters that Trian currently holds more than $3 billion of P&G's stock. Bernstein Research said in January 2016...

  • Feb 15- Procter& Gamble Co, maker of Tide detergent and Gillette razors, will face ever greater pressure to slice costs and slow-growing divisions now that activist investor Trian Partners is a major shareholder. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters that Trian currently holds more than $3 billion of P&G's stock. Bernstein Research said in January 2016...

  • Feb 14- Trian Fund Management LP on Tuesday disclosed that it bought a $3.5 billion stake in Procter& Gamble Co, making it the second activist shareholder to take aim at the consumer products giant in the last five years. Cincinnati, Ohio- based P&G, maker of Tide detergent, Gillette razors and Crest toothpaste, is a $225 billion behemoth whose stock price has hardly...

  • Enfimil infant formula, made by Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., sits on display in a supermarket in New York, U.S.

    Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to buy U.S. baby formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 8- Adyen, one of Europe's biggest fintech companies, reported an 80 percent jump in 2016 payment transaction volumes to $90 billion powered by some of the world's biggest online players and expansion in Asia and the Americas. More than 1,400 stores in Europe and the United States now use its point-of-sale systems, with clients including fashion...