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  • March 17- Beauty products retailer and distributor Sally Beauty Holdings Inc said "fewer than 25,000" credit-card records may have been taken in a recent data breach. Sally Beauty said on Monday that an investigation by forensics firm Verizon had discovered the evidence that card payment data may have been removed.

  • BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 23- Investors are growing impatient with the makers of global brands like Cadbury chocolate, Campbell Soup and Tide laundry detergent, as these stalwart consumer products companies try to boost profits through cost cuts and brand makeovers while smaller rivals take risks and grab market share.

  • Feb 13- Avon Products Inc said on Thursday it could end up paying as much as $132 million to settle a U.S. bribery probe into its efforts to develop new markets, the first time the beauty-products company has given an estimate for a penalty.

  • Currencies hit P&G’s bottom line. Who’s next? Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble Co. Crest brand toothpaste sits on display in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

    US multinational companies are dealing with an increasingly big headache when it comes to sales and profits: currencies.

  • Feb 13- Avon Products Inc said on Thursday it may cost as much as $132 million to settle a U.S. bribery investigation into the beauty products company's efforts to develop new markets overseas.

  • Feb 5- Beauty products company Estee Lauder Cos Inc forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' estimate, citing weak demand in European countries and South Korea and slowing growth in China. New York- based Estee Lauder forecast third-quarter sales growth of 10-11 percent, which translates to about $2.52 billion- $2.54 billion.

  • PARIS, Jan 30- LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group, posted an 8 percent rise in like-for-like full-year sales on Thursday as buoyant duty-free and cosmetics revenue helped offset lower demand for cognac in China and Louis Vuitton handbags.

  • The company's shares were down 6 percent at $96.45 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. "The organic sales decline in personal care was unexpected," BMO Capital Markets analyst Connie Maneaty said.

  • Elizabeth Arden: Lack of deep discounts hurt us Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden estimated quarterly results below analysts' expectations, after sales were hurt by its refusal to discount goods

  • *Optimistic for growth in Latin America, Germany, Spain. BERLIN, Jan 16- Spanish fashion label Desigual is accelerating its expansion in Europe and emerging markets, seeking to ride predictions of fast growth in women's apparel while also taking the colourful brand into new areas like perfume and shoes.

  • Where’s the beef? Industry at crossroads Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    Beef has never been more expensive, and rarely more controversial. From top-end T-bone to Big Mac, the future of the beef industry is at stake.

  • Minimum wage windfall? States test the idea Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 3:50 PM ET
    A worker puts together an order of Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's restaurant in Little Falls, N.J.

    Companies and industries that rely on low-income spenders could see a boost to the bottom line thanks to rising wages in many American states.

  • L'Oreal ends Garnier sales in China amid slowdown Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Jan 8- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal SA has halted sales of Garnier beauty products in China to focus on other brands, a week after U.S. rival Revlon Inc pulled out completely from the slowing China market.

  • UPDATE 1-Cosmetics maker Revlon to exit China Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    Dec 31- Revlon Inc said it would exit China, where sales of its cosmetics have been falling, and cut more than 1,000 jobs as part of a restructuring designed to save about $11 million a year. Revlon, owner of the Almay cosmetics brand and Sinful Colors nail polish, said in a filing that its Chinese operations accounted for about 2 percent of total net sales.

  • Cosmetics maker Revlon to exit China Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 6:54 AM ET

    Dec 31- Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc, known for its Almay and Sinful Colors brands, said it would exit its China operations as part of a restructuring that would save about $11 million annually. Sales from China, which had declined in 2012, accounted for about 2 percent of Revlon's total net sales.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Cars, cosmetics, information technology and medicines are among the industries earmarked for potential gains in trade talks between the European Union and the United States, negotiators said on Friday.

  • Luxury brands step up battle for travelling shoppers Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    *Chanel, Hermes, Gucci investing in new airport boutiques. The French luxury brand, the world's second-biggest behind Louis Vuitton by sales, has boutiques in four Asian airports and one at London's Heathrow, and next year will open a boutique in Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and another in Dubai.

  • LONDON, Dec 5- Consumer products giant Unilever Plc aims to cut the number of individual products it sells by 30 percent by the end of 2014 to become more efficient and navigate a global economic slowdown it admits it was slow to confront.

  • Sriracha fight set to simmer a little longer Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 6:54 PM ET

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge heard testimony Friday from attorneys for the city of Irwindale, Calif., and the owner of the Sriracha plant.

  • PARIS, Nov 21- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has created a new travel retail division to make the most of a 17- billion-euro market that is booming as a new, moneyed middle class emerges from China to Brazil.

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