Personal Products


  • Beauty-in-a-box service Glossybox says moves into profit Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    The Berlin- based company, backed by Germany's Rocket Internet and inspired by rival New York- based cosmetics-in-a-box firm Birchbox, said its customer base grew 25 percent in 2014, despite cutting marketing costs by 33 percent. It now focuses on 10 markets including Germany, France, Britain and the United States and has begun hiring again after making...

  • PARIS, Feb 13- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal on Friday said it expected the weak euro and slump in oil prices to boost consumption in many regions such as Western Europe and help it increase profits substantially this year. The maker of Lancome cream and Yves Saint Laurent perfume said sales in Western Europe, where it made a third of revenue, enjoyed their...

  • Feb 5- Elizabeth Arden Inc reported a bigger-than-expected 20 percent drop in quarterly revenue, citing lower sales of its celebrity fragrances and changes to the way its beauty products are distributed in China. Elizabeth Arden said a decline in sales of its celebrity fragrances, which include the Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj brands, would...

  • Elizabeth Arden quarterly revenue falls 20 pct Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    Feb 5- Beauty products maker Elizabeth Arden Inc reported a 20 percent drop in quarterly revenue due partly to a decline in the popularity of its celebrity fragrances. Net loss attributable to Elizabeth Arden's shareholders was $56.8 million, or $1.90 per share, for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, versus a profit of $35.0 million, or $1.16 per share, a year earlier.

  • 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...

  • Macy's to buy BlueMercury in $210 million deal   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Marla Malcolm Beck, Bethesda native and founder of the successful apothecary beauty boutiques 'bluemercury'.

    Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman & CEO, and Marla Beck, BlueMercury CEO, discuss details of Macy's acquisition of the beauty products retailer. This is a new avenue of growth for Macy's, says Lundgren.

  • 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...

  • 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
    Ulta is back: Cramer

    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
    Estee Lauder CEO on business of beauty

    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
    Estee Lauder's beauty tips for Joe

    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
    Harry's ramps up shaving war

    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.