Personal Products


  • 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.

  • Turning junk into cold, hard cash   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    Turning junk into cold, hard cash

    CNBC consumer reporter, Kelli Grant, gives viewers tips on how to turn your junk in to cold, hard cash.

  • Nu Skin shares shed 16% after China attack Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:11 PM ET
    Nu Skin's Chinese website

    Nu Skin shares are getting shellacked after the People's Daily in China ran a report suggesting the company is running an illegal pyramid scheme.

  • Henkel's CEO on European consumers   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Henkel's CEO on European consumers

    Kasper Rorsted, Henkel CEO, provides his views on the state of the global economy and Europe's economic recovery.

  • Dollar Shave Club Founder on Men's Wipes   Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:45 PM ET
    Dollar Shave Club Founder on Men's Wipes

    Dollar Shave Club founder & CEO Mike Dubin wants to "own the bathroom." Dubin discusses his company's new "One Wipe Charlie" product.

  • Butt Wipes May Clean Up the Male Grooming Market Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Howard Stern was right: Wet wipes may be the next big thing in male grooming. Dollar Shave Club introduces a toilet paper alternative.

  • Herbalife Earnings Beat; Second Quarter Looks Lean Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:42 PM ET

    Herbalife earnings beat expectations for a 17th straight quarter but its second-quarter outlook fell short.

  • Shiseido President to Resign, Shares Jump Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:33 AM ET
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    The president of Shiseido 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.

  • British Beauty Business Defies Recession   Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    British Beauty Business Defies Recession

    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.

  • Does Ping An's Move Signal More Curbs Coming? Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

    A move by China's Ping An Bank to ban its regional branches from approving mortgages may signal that Beijing is set to tighten controls on the property market to calm prices.

  • Kimberly-Clark Beats Street by a Nose   Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 7:43 AM ET
    Kimberly-Clark Beats Street by a Nose

    Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark chairman & CEO, breaks down the household products makers fourth quarter earnings, and discusses growth opportunities in China, and commodity headwinds.

  • One Company's Savvy Response to a Facebook Rant Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 3:28 PM ET
    One Company's Savvy Response to a Facebook Rant

    After a humorous tirade by one man accused feminine products company Bodyform of lying, the company struck back with a witty response of its own.

  • Avon for Sale?   Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:17 PM ET
    Avon for Sale?

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on how to play unusual options activity in Avon's shares on Monday.

  • Why Colgate-Palmolive Is a Tech Company Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 7:24 PM ET

    Jim Cramer explains why this company is more than just another soft goods play.