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  • Feb 5- Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in revenue in the second quarter, helped by higher demand for its skin care and makeup products such as Clinique lotions and Pure Color Envy lipstick during the holiday shopping season. Estee Lauder, however, said sales would fall more than it had forecast in the year ending June 30, hurt by a stronger...

  • Feb 5- Estee Lauder Cos Inc said full-year sales would fall more than it had forecast, hurt by a stronger dollar and slowing growth in Hong Kong and China. The maker of M.A.C., Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder cosmetics, said it now expected adjusted earnings of $2.93- $3.01 per share on net sales decline of up to 2 percent for the year ending June 30. Estee Lauder received...

  • Jan 27- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, said it no longer expects sales and core earnings growth this year, joining a host of companies in blaming a strong dollar for disappointing results and outlooks. P&G, which derives roughly two-thirds of revenue outside the United States, also reported lower-than-expected quarterly...

  • Strong dollar, weak demand weigh on Kimberly-Clark Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Earnings report

    Kimberly-Clark forecast a decline in net sales for 2015 due to a stronger dollar and weaker demand for its core products.

  • Jan 23- Kimberly-Clark Corp forecast a decline in net sales for 2015 due to a stronger dollar and weaker demand for its core products such as Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers in North America. Kimberly-Clark's shares were down nearly 5 percent at $113.50 in premarket trading. Sales in the personal care business, Kimberly-Clark's biggest, fell 2 percent in...

  • Jan 23- Personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark Corp reported a 1.4 percent fall in quarterly sales, hurt by weak demand for its core products such as Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers in North America. Net loss attributable to the company was $83 million, or 22 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $539 million, or $1.40...

  • UPDATE 2-Unilever sees no improvement after weak 2014 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:51 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 20- Consumer goods group Unilever expects another sluggish year, after a slowdown in emerging markets and flagging developed economies curbed demand for everything from soup to soap in 2014.. Unilever makes more than half of its sales in emerging markets and so is particularly exposed to slowing demand in once fast-growing countries such as India...

  • The watchdog announced sanctions totaling 345.2 million euros on cleaning products makers Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Procter& Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Sara Lee, SC Johnson and Bolton Solitaire. It announced a further 605.9 million euros of fines relating to personal hygiene products against Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Procter& Gamble,...

  • The watchdog announced fines of a total of 345.2 million euros against cleaning product manufacturers Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever, Procter& Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Sara Lee, SC Johnson and Bolton Solitaire. It announced a further 605.9 million euros of fines relating to personal hygiene products against Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Unilever,...

  • Beautycounter, a seller of skincare and cosmetics, was founded in Santa Monica in 2013 by Gregg Renfrew, the company's chief executive. Its products, including Beautycounter's popular glow sugar scrub, vibrant eye perfector and routine clean cream cleanser, are sold through independent consultants, e-commerce and partners like retail chain J. Crew and...

  • PARIS, Dec 14- The first thing one sees on entering Guerlain's perfume shop in Paris' Champs Elysees is the French brand's exclusive collection- Les Parisiennes- which costs 200 euros a bottle and is sold only in a few dozen shops around the world. Niche brands take up increasingly more shelf space at upmarket department stores such as Harrods in London, Printemps...

  • LONDON, Dec 4- Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever is on the hunt to acquire higher-end personal care brands, its chief executive said on Thursday. Speaking at an investor meeting, CEO Paul Polman also said that high valuations in the industry would not be a deterrent for the right deal. "We continue to look at opportunities to bring our personal care...

  • UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    The U.K. grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war.

  • The European staples resisting Russia's downturn Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:20 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    Fears that Russia's economic downturn will ravage European multinationals may have been overstated in some cases, with companies that sell beer and soap defying expectations.

  • *Worst of Russia pain, rouble slide still to come. Whether due to' recession-proof' products or because the companies have been able to offset pain in Eastern Europe with growth elsewhere, brewer Carlsberg and detergent-and-cosmetics group Henkel are among firms whose third-quarter results beat market forecasts, despite their exposure to Russia.

  • Detergent pods pose poisoning risk to children   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Detergent pods pose poisoning risk to children

    Laundry detergent pods, that are sometimes mistaken for candy or toys, have accidentally poisoned thousands of children, according to a new study.

  • Online shaving start-up takes on the big blades Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    Harry's Razors product

    Movember sponsor Harry's is looking to shave off a piece of the $6.1 billion men's grooming industry with low-priced blades and bathroom products sold online.

  • Supermarket sweep: What could lift Kroger shares Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    A shopper outside a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois.

    Kroger has delivered 43 straight quarters of rising sales at stores open at least a year.

  • Clorox profit beats; demand for products rises Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Clorox

    U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for household products.

  • Food prices hit 4-year low, Russia ban hurts Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    The UN food price index has dipped to a four-year low as good weather has resulted in an oversupply of cereals and dairy imports have slowed.