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
*Shiseido shares surge 7.3 pct to 10- mth high. TOKYO, March 11- The president of Shiseido Co Ltd will resign and be replaced by the company's chairman after a two-year stint that saw profits suffer, the Japanese cosmetics maker said on Monday.
*Shiseido shares surge as much as 6.5 pct to 10- mth high. TOKYO, March 11- Japan's Shiseido Co Ltd is set to replace its president after an underwhelming reign that saw profits suffer, media reports said, sending shares in the cosmetics giant surging to a 10- month high.
Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.
Caroline Neville, president of Cosmetic Executive Women, says the British 'kit and caboodle' industry employs 1 million people, and urges British cosmetic brands to capitalize on exports to emerging markets.
Feb 12- Avon Products Inc's stock rose more than 20 percent on Tuesday after the beauty products company posted surprisingly strong earnings in the fourth quarter, a sign CEO Sheri McCoy's turnaround plan is taking hold. Avon reversed sales declines in top markets like Brazil and Russia, attracted more sales representatives and cut costs in the fourth quarter.
The convergence of increasingly accurate weather forecasts and the explosion of the social media channel is super-charging the effect of Winter Storm "Nemo" on the Northeast's economy.
One company found that energy usage in the US drops by more than 5% during the game and as much as 7.5% during the half-time show, even though it would take 10 coal-fired power plants to fire all the televisions being watched.
Jan 21- In February 2008, Thomas Minder, a Swiss businessman whose family-owned company is best known for its old-fashioned herbal toothpaste, attacked his banker, UBS Chairman Marcel Ospel, as if he were a form of stubborn plaque. At a shareholders' meeting in Basel, he stormed the podium as Ospel addressed the crowd.
Diageo and Pernod-Ricard are predicting fizzy sales this December as Americans make merry at holiday parties.
Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season is continuing for now.
Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.
Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.
How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season.
This was supposed to be the "Year of the Tablet" but Black Friday dispatches from the mall keep pointing to strong sales of big-screen TVs. So what gives? Didn't shoppers get the memo?
Black Friday bargains aside, uncertain economic times have launched consumers on a never ending quest for “great value on great products”, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers told CNBC Friday.
The CEO of department store goliath Macy's said Friday he has no immediate plans to open the company's doors earlier to conform with the recent trend of early Thanksgiving sales.
Every year it seems the holiday season gets more competitive for retailers. First it was free shipping, now it’s free layaway and price-matching in guaranteed, speedy in-store pickup. Promises, promises. But do the programs really work?
Kosher turkeys are slowly taking a larger share of the Thanksgiving market, with some companies seeing customers who don't keep kosher buying kosher poultry.
If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday shopping by comparing TV prices online, Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has been showing a notice: "Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we shovel you a path." And it's not even Black Friday!
A recent survey found that many tapped-out buyers would prefer that Santa Claus not even bother coming down their chimney.