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Consumer Staples Household and Personal Products

  • Jan 23- Consumer goods packaging company Silgan Holdings Inc said it would buy WestRock Co's business that makes soap dispensers and perfume sprayers for about $1 billion. The unit, which has 13 plants in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, generated $566 million in revenue in the year ended Sept. 30. Norcross, Georgia- based WestRock said the sale would...

  • PARIS, Jan 23- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said on Monday it had chosen to invest in five tech start-up firms in the beauty products sector along with partner Founders Factory, as L'Oreal steps up its ventures in this area. In 2012, L'Oreal set up an internal start-up unit in Silicon Valley and in May last year it invested in Founders Factory, a digital incubator,...

  • The headquarters of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in Laval, Quebec.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals said that the sale's proceeds will be used to pay down debt.

  • Jan 10- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors wait for the quarterly corporate earnings season, with Wall Street at record levels. *Wall Street has been on a record-breaking surge since the Nov. 8 election of Trump, who has pledged tax cuts, lighter regulation and fiscal stimulus. JPMorgan, Bank of America and Wells Fargo reporting...

  • Dec 22- Prestige Brands Holdings Inc, which distributes household and cleaning products in U.S. and Canada, said it would buy women's healthcare products maker C.B. Fleet Co for $825 million in cash from private equity firm Gryphon Investors. Founded in 1869, Fleet's products include constipation relief product Pedia-Lax, anti-gas medication Phazyme and has...

  • Yankee Candle's Luminous Collection candle

    Yankee Candle is recalling around 31,000 of its "Luminous Collection" candles, saying a glass jar is a laceration hazard.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 18- U.S. packaging group Westrock has put a unit making soap dispensers and perfume sprayers up for sale in a potential $1 billion deal, as it seeks to streamline its portfolio after a recent merger, three people close to the matter said. The Westrock unit- dubbed a home, health and beauty business- posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation...

  • The company's stock fell as much as 15.6 percent to $18.48 on Wednesday, a day after the U.S election, its lowest level since January last year. "People are not necessarily fully focused on the business... they are in transition... helping out on the integration of the business so those have caused distractions and caused us to lose momentum in the business," Coty...

  • Recent change in management teams at the company's headquarters, regions and countries, have contributed to a decline in Coty's stand-alone revenue and profit in the first quarter, Chairman Bart Becht said. In the year-earlier quarter, the company reported a net income of $125.7 million, or 34 cents per share. Net revenue fell to $1.08 billion from $1.11 billion.

  • Nov 9- Beauty products maker Coty Inc's quarterly revenue fell 3 percent, due to a slump in demand across its businesses, including fragrances and color cosmetics. In the year-earlier quarter, the company reported a net income of $125.7 million, or 34 cents per share. Net revenue fell to $1.08 billion from $1.11 billion.

  • HAVANA, Nov 4- Communist-ruled Cuba and global consumer products company Unilever Plc on Friday started work on their new $35 million soap and toothpaste factory, a joint venture in the Mariel special development zone west of Havana. The factory, due to begin production in 2018, reflects a surge of investor interest in Cuba since President Raul Castro took over...

  • PARIS, Nov 3- Cosmetics giant L'Oreal said on Thursday the make-up market was booming as it posted stronger-than-expected sales growth in the third quarter, driven by a "substantial acceleration" in North America and market share gains. Chief Executive Jean-Paul Agon said many of the group's make-up brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Urban Decay and Armani, were...

  • PARIS, Nov 3- Cosmetics giant L'Oreal posted stronger-than-expected sales growth in the third quarter, as a "substantial acceleration" in North America helped make up for weakness in its home market of France. The maker of Yves Saint Laurent make-up and Armani perfume said on Thursday sales rose 5.6 percent on a like-for-like basis to 6.15 billion euros in the...

  • Benno Dorer, CEO of Clorox.

    Benno Dorer, Clorox's chairman and CEO, tells "Mad Money" Host Jim Cramer he feels good about the business one quarter into the fiscal year.

  • Nov 2- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales on Wednesday as fewer shoppers visited department stores in the United States. Estee Lauder, like its peers in the cosmetics industry, has struggled to boost sales in the United States as customers increasingly spend more on big-ticket items such as cars and...

  • Clorox

    The household products maker posted earnings excluding items of $1.36 a share on revenue of $1.443 billion.

  • Woman awarded $70M in baby powder lawsuit

    The lawsuit accused Johnson & Johnson of 'negligent conduct' in both making and marketing its product.

  • P&G CEO's first year

    Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor speaks to CNBC's Sara Eisen about his first year at the helm and the transformation of the company, as well as the broad U.S. economy and the 2016 election.

  • BRASILIA, Oct 25- The board of Natura Cosméticos S.A., a Brazilian maker of beauty products, has appointed Joao Paulo Brotto Gonçalves Ferreira as chief executive officer, the company said on Tuesday in a securities filing.

  • Oct 17- Beauty products maker Coty Inc said it would buy ghd, a high-end hairstyling appliances brand, from private equity firm Lion Capital LLP for about 420 million pounds. London- based ghd, whose name stands for "good hair day," generated 178 million pounds in revenue in fiscal year 2016.. Lion Capital and ghd are being advised by Rothschild& Co and Proskauer Rose...