NEW YORK-- Shares of Codexis Inc. jumped Friday after the company said it reached an important milestone in development of detergent alcohols made from biomass. THE SPARK: Codexis and its partner Chemtex said they have scaled up production of CodeXol detergent alcohols.» Read More
NEW YORK, June 10- After 109 years of selling beauty products, Coty Inc is ready for its close-up, blemishes and all. The maker of Stetson cologne, OPI nail polish and Sally Hansen lip balm, is set to go public Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, with shares to trade on Thursday.
Global spending on green cleaning products is expected to rise to $9.3 billion in 2017 from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2012, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc- albeit still a fraction of the relatively stable $150 billion market for all household cleaning products.
Howard Stern was right: Wet wipes may be the next big thing in male grooming. Dollar Shave Club introduces a toilet paper alternative.
As Coca-Cola unveiled its first processing plant in Myanmar, one analyst warned that the move into frontier markets could mean emerging markets are not as attractive to multi-nationals as they once were.
Despite experiencing the coldest spring in 50 years, U.K. consumers beat the weather by posting a rise in retail sales, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
Wal-Mart said Monday it will offer a money-back guarantee on produce sold in its U.S. stores as it tries to gain share in the grocery business.
May 20- Avon Products Inc, the beauty products direct seller, said on Monday it tapped a former Tupperware Brands Corp executive to be responsible for turning around its business in North America, where sales have been declining for years. Pablo Munoz, who was with Tupperware since 1993, most recently heading the Americas region.
LONDON, May 14- From ketchup to hot drinks, family-run investment firms are shaking up the consumer deals market, squeezing out private equity players and forcing them to change strategy.
Wrigley has temporarily halted the production of its Alert caffeinated gum as the FDA's investigates the safety of caffeine-added foods.
Green Mountain announced it's extending its partnership with Starbucks and delivered earnings that topped expectations. GMCR shares jumped after-hours.
*Flag carrier Turkish Airlines bans red lipstick. Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourth-biggest carrier, said the ban was aimed at keeping crews "artless and well-groomed with makeup in pastel tones", as a natural look improved communication with passengers. Turkish Airlines declined a request for further comment.
May 2- Beauty products company Elizabeth Arden Inc posted a third-quarter loss, but higher-than-expected third-quarter sales that were helped in part by the popularity of celebrity fragrances named for stars like Nicki Minaj and by its push into international markets.
*1st- qtr adj profit 26 cents/ share vs estimates 14 cents. April 30- Avon Products Inc on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit in the latest sign the beauty products company's business continues to improve, helped by higher sales in key markets Brazil and Russia and cost cuts.
MUMBAI, April 29- Hindustan Unilever Ltd will intensify a price war against lesser-known detergent and skincare brands this year as it seeks to win back India's increasingly thrifty shoppers and reverse four consecutive quarters of slowing sales.
British grocery giant Tesco came to America nearly six years ago. Sadly for the British company, its invasion ended like the Revolutionary War.
WD-40 has been a staple in American households. Now, they aim to fix the world’s problems. "There's still lots of squeaks in China and lots of rust in Russia!" the CEO said.
The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.
One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.
Furniture retailer IKEA's Swedish meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horse meat scare, with new supply chain controls "from farm to fork," the company's head of foods said.
*Europe bans sale of new cosmetics tested on animals. BRUSSELS, March 11- The European Union wants to persuade countries such as the United States and China to adopt its ban on the sale of new cosmetics tested on animals that came into force on Monday.