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  • Nov 2- M.A.C. and Clinique beauty products maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc said sales rose nearly 8 percent in the first quarter, helped by higher demand for makeup products such as Smashbox and Tom Ford. Net income attributable to Estee Lauder rose to $309.3 million, or 82 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept.30, from $228.1 million, or 59 cents per share, a year...

  • *L'Oreal says suffered sales drop in Hong Kong, airports. PARIS, Oct 29- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal missed third-quarter sales expectations and said on Thursday that demand for its luxury products had suffered a slowdown in Hong Kong and at airports. "It was very precisely Chinese consumers outside China and it was generally Hong Kong and travel retail," that...

  • P&G CFO: Very strong earnings in cash Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    P&G CFO: Very strong earnings in cash

    Jon Moeller, Procter & Gamble CFO, breaks down the company's third quarter results which beat on earnings but missed on revenue. Also Moeller weighs in on the pulse of the consumer and managing currency headwinds.

  • KMB CEO: Proud of our team in challenging environment Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 7:42 AM ET
    KMB CEO: Proud of our team in challenging environment

    Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark CEO, breaks down the company's quarterly results and weighs in on the pulse of the U.S. consumer.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 14- Hindustan Unilever Ltd, India's largest consumer goods firm, said price cuts for key products including soaps and detergents dragged down its profit in the second quarter, missing market estimates despite improved sales. Grappling with weaker demand in rural India, the Indian unit of the Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever Plc had slashed...

  • Henkel CEO: Long-term bullish on China Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Henkel CEO: Long-term bullish on China

    Kasper Rorsted, Henkel CEO, discusses how his company is dealing with volatility in China and attempts to break into the U.S. consumer markets.

  • Henkel CEO on Volkswagen Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Henkel CEO on Volkswagen

    Kasper Rorsted, Henkel CEO, shares his thoughts on whether Volkswagen has hurt the "Made in Germany" brand.

  • Oct 6- Nu Skin Enterprises Inc, a maker of skin care products, cut its revenue estimate for the third quarter, blaming a strong dollar and low sales of its cosmetic oils in China. The company estimated current-quarter revenue at between $570 and $573 million and said the strong dollar is expected to lower full-year revenue by $60 million. Nu Skin's shares were down...

  • Sept 25- Kraton Performance Polymers Inc, which makes rubbers used in adhesives, coatings and personal care products, has offered to acquire pine chemicals producer Arizona Chemical Company LLC, in a deal that could exceed $1.2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Buyout firms Bain Capital LLC and Apollo Global Management LLC...

  • CARACAS, Sept 10- From makeup to insect repellent, Venezuelans are looking to natural and homemade products in response to the chronic shortages resulting from a deepening economic crisis in the socialist-ruled country. Falling oil prices and a collapsing state-led sector have left the OPEC nation struggling to keep shelves stocked. "This year I started...

  • PARIS, Sept 1- LVMH has hired Ian Rogers, an Apple Inc iTunes senior director, to be its new head of digital, as part of the luxury group's drive to more fully embrace the Internet. It marks one of the most high profile hires from the digital industry as fashion, jewellery and cosmetics brands race to build up teams able to engage online customers. Previously, transfers...

  • Aug 25- Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said it had asked retailers to withdraw some batches of detergents made by foreign companies including Henkel& Co and Procter& Gamble as they did not meet toxicological safety criteria. Russia banned many food imports from the European Union and the United States last year in retaliation to their...

  • Aug 17- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc forecast full-year earnings below estimates and reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by weak demand for Clinique and Estee Lauder skin care products. Shares of Estee Lauder fell as much as 5.3 percent. Part of the weakness comes from their inability to attract young women, Raymond James analyst...

  • A mixed bag for Estee Lauder Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    A mixed bag for Estee Lauder

    Estee Lauder reports mixed Q4 earnings; issues weak guidance for the current fiscal year.

  • Aug 17- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by less demand for Clinique and Estee Lauder skin care products and a stronger dollar. Shares of Estee Lauder, which also makes M.A.C and Bobbi Brown makeup products, fell 2 percent to $86.85 in premarket trading on Monday. Net income attributable to Estee Lauder...

  • Estee Lauder sales fall first time in 3 qtrs Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    Aug 17- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc's net sales fell for the first time in three quarters, hurt by a stronger dollar and less demand for Clinique and Estee Lauder skin care products. Net income attributable to Estee Lauder fell to $153.0 million, or 40 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended June 30, from $257.7 million, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • This hair trend is shaking up the beauty biz Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Lupita Nyong'o

    The market for African-American hair products is growing and changing, pushing large hair companies to adapt.

  • Glow-in-the-dark toilet seat Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Glow-in-the-dark toilet seat

    Tennessee inventor Dave Reynolds thinks his glow-in-the-dark Potty Glow toilet seats are a necessity for families with young children, and helpful for the elderly and those who wake up in the middle of the night groggy.

  • KMB CEO: Very solid quarter, big beat outside US Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    KMB CEO: Very solid quarter, big beat outside US

    Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark CEO, breaks down the company's quarterly numbers, and weighs in on how a strong U.S. dollar and consumer buying are impacting sales.

  • Tech turns tasty with printed pancakes Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    Meet the PancakeBot: the world’s first pancake printer that allows you to design your own pancakes, print them in different colors and then eat them.