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.» Read More
Nov 7- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported a 2.9 percent fall in quarterly sales, hurt by weak demand for its fragrance and nail products in the United States. Net income attributable to Coty rose to $93.5 million, or 24 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $86.7 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier.
Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co is chugging along with its turnaround, posting a quarterly profit that met Wall Street's expectations and holding to its annual forecasts as the world's largest household products maker gets a lift from cost cuts and a lower tax rate. Shares of P&G slipped 0.5 percent to $80.20 in premarket trading on Friday.
Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co posted a higher quarterly profit on Friday, as the world's largest household products maker benefited from some growth overseas, cost cuts and a lower tax rate. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide detergent earned $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, in the fiscal first quarter, up from $2.81 billion, or 96 cents per share, a year earlier.
*Turnover down 6.5 percent to 12.5 billion euros. LONDON, Oct 24- Unilever Plc reported slower sales growth after demand for its consumer goods was hit by the devaluation of a handful of emerging market currencies and other factors such as rising onion prices in India.
TORONTO, Oct 24- Canadian paper and pulp products producer Domtar Corp reported a lower third-quarter profit on Thursday, as weakness in its paper and pulp segment offset the impact of a stronger performance from its personal care products business.
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*Analysts' value of unit ranges from 2 bln- 5.5 bln stg. LONDON, Oct 22- Reckitt Benckiser may sell its pharmaceuticals unit, which has been suffering from declining sales of its main heroin addiction drug, to focus on growing consumer health and household cleaning products businesses.
*China's fast-growing cosmetics market seen as top target. PARIS, Oct 6- Neverfull- the name of Louis Vuitton's best-selling handbag- sums up well its parent LVMH: even if it snapped up all of the world's last remaining independent luxury brands, it would still have room for more.
*Rosso was eying LVMH's J.W. Anderson and Kirkwood. PARIS, Sept 29- Renzo Rosso, the founder of Diesel, says competition for hot designers is now as intense as for football stars, as shown by the speed at which big luxury groups such as LVMH are investing in promising new fashion names.
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Sept 17- Coty Inc said revenue was likely to decline marginally this quarter as growth slows in the United States and Europe, taking some luster off stronger-than-expected results in the beauty products maker's first report as a public company.
Sept 17- Beauty products maker Coty Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit in its first quarterly results as a public company, mainly due to strong sales of branded perfumes such as Marc Jacobs and Chloe in Asia.
Sept 17- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported a smaller loss in its first quarterly results as a public company. The company's net loss narrowed to $62.3 million, or 16 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, from $357.3 million, or 95 cents per share, a year earlier.
L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.
At least nine City Council members back legislation to require most retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each bag.
After Danish brewer Carlsberg announced disappointing second quarter profits, the company's CEO placed the blame firmly on Russia, where a raft of legislation has heavily regulated the sale of alcohol.
CNBC Prime's Marcus Lemonis, "The Profit" host discusses tonight's show where he tries to clean up "Eco-Me," a manufacturer of all natural home cleaning products.
Tesco has unveiled a brand new concept store in the UK in Watford. Tesco Extra is the latest experiment in transforming the supermarket into a retail destination.