Personal Products


  • 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...

  • Ulta is back: Cramer  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why he believes Ulta's growth is sustainable.

  • 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...

  • Estee Lauder CEO on business of beauty  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    William Lauder, Estee Lauder executive chairman, discusses what he is seeing consumers buying around the globe, and growth in its online business.

  • Estee Lauder's beauty tips for Joe  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    William Lauder, Estee Lauder executive chairman explains to "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen how to take better care of his skin.

  • Estee Lauder signs Kendall Jenner  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Kendall Jenner

    William Lauder, Estee Lauder executive chairman, talks about the social media power of the company's new face.

  • Harry's ramps up shaving war  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Happy "Movember!" Shaving company Harry's is the official shave partner for The Movember Foundation. Its co-founders and co-CEOs Andy Katz-Mayfield, and Jeff Raider, speak to "Squawk Box" about its new products.

  • Estee Lauder snaps up third luxury brand in a month Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Nov 7- Estee Lauder Cos Inc bought French luxury perfume brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, its third acquisition in less than a month as the company looks to boost its portfolio of high-end luxury perfumes and skin care brands. The Frédéric Malle fragrances, which cost upwards of $150, are sold through five standalone stores in Paris and New York.

  • Oct 30- Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden Inc posted its third straight quarterly loss, largely due to its large exposure to perfumes, a category that has seen weak demand in North America. Elizabeth Arden had announced an annual cost saving target of $40- $50 million and the company said it had made significant overhead cost reduction during the first...

  • Oct 30- Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden Inc reported a quarterly loss for the third time in a row as sales of perfumes, its largest business, continued to decline. The U.S. cosmetics maker, which has been struggling with weak sales for the past year, said revenue from its North American business fell 23 percent due to weak demand for celebrity fragrances and...

  • Elizabeth Arden posts third straight quarterly loss Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Oct 30- Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden Inc posted a quarterly loss for the third time in a row as sales fell by more than a fifth. The net loss attributable to shareholders was $25.4 million, or $1.54 per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, down from a net profit of $1.7 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 21.3 percent to $270.4 million...

  • Oct 21- Kleenex and Huggies maker Kimberly-Clark Corp said it would cut 1,100 to 1,300 jobs as it focuses on emerging markets after the spinoff of its U.S.-based healthcare business. The company also cut its full-year profit forecast to reflect costs associated with the spinoff, while reporting better-than-expected quarterly revenue on strong demand in...

  • UPDATE 1-Kimberly-Clark to cut up to 1,300 jobs Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Oct 21- Personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark Corp said it would cut 1,100 to 1,300 jobs as part of a restructuring to contain costs arising from the spinoff of its healthcare business. Kimberly-Clark said it expects the restructuring, to be completed by the end of 2016, to cost $130 to $160 million after-tax and generate pre-tax savings of $120 to $140...

  • Oct 21- Personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark Corp reported a 3.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales in international markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa and Vietnam. The maker of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers said net income attributable to the company rose to $562 million, or $1.50 per share, in the quarter ended Sept....

  • *Coty agrees to buy Bourjois from Chanel. *To pay for Bourjois with 15 Class A Coty shares. PARIS, Oct 7- US cosmetics group Coty said on Tuesday it had made a binding offer to buy French make-up brand Bourjois from Chanel and give the family-owned French luxury company a stake in Coty worth an estimated $240 million.

  • Sept 29- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc said Chief Executive Michele Scannavini had stepped down for personal reasons, sending the company's shares down as much as 3 percent.

  • CARACAS, Sept 26- Venezuela's famed models and aspiring beauty queens are struggling to doll themselves up as shortages turn eye shadow and breast implants into coveted luxuries. "I exhaust myself visiting pharmacies, I look everywhere for makeup," said Ileanne Davila, a 19 year-old civil engineering student and model.

  • Douglas nears sale of jewellery retailer Christ - sources Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Sept 11- German books-to-cosmetics retailer Douglas has asked for second-round bids for its Christ jewellery arm in a potential deal worth more than 400 million euros, two sources familiar with the deal said. By comparison, listed peer Signet Jewelers, which is not vying for the asset, trades at a multiple of 11.7 times its expected operating earnings.

  • Aug 19- Elizabeth Arden Inc reported the biggest quarterly loss in its history due to a steeper-than-anticipated fall in sales of celebrity perfumes, particularly Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift brands.