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  • June 8- Henkel& Co KGaA AG and Coty Inc, both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter& Gamble Co's beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Henkel made an offer for P&G's haircare business, which includes the Wella and Clairol brands, and could...

  • ULTA's earnings looking pretty Friday, 29 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    ULTA's earnings looking pretty

    Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance tops estimates, gives solid outlook.

  • PARIS, May 26- L'Oreal is not interested in buying Procter& Gamble Co's Wella haircare business, the head of the French cosmetics group's luxury division told German daily Handelsblatt in an interview. Sources close to the matter said last month that personal care and cosmetics companies Henkel& Co, Revlon and Coty were preparing bids for parts of Procter&...

  • Glow-in-the-dark toilet seat Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Glow-in-the-dark toilet seat

    Tennessee inventor Dave Reynolds thinks his glow-in-the-dark Potty Glow toilet seats are a necessity for families with young children, and helpful for the elderly and those who wake up in the middle of the night groggy.

  • May 14- Beauty products retailer Sally Beauty Holdings Inc confirmed an illegal intrusion into payment card systems at some of its U.S. stores. The company said earlier this month that it was investigating reports of the unusual activity. A number of U.S. retailers including Home Depot Inc and Target Corp have reported large-scale data breaches in the past...

  • Mom, daughters build big biz—and lots of confidence Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Melanie and Lily Sandler

    After reading about the lack of female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies, Renee Sandler inspired her daughters to think up business ideas. The result is now a multimillion-dollar business.

  • May 5- Estee Lauder Cos Inc, the maker of Clinique, M.A.C. and Bobbi Brown cosmetics, reported a 1.2 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand for its Pure Color Envy lipsticks and Perfectionist Youth-Infusing makeup. Net earnings attributable to the company rose to $272.1 million, or 71 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 31 from $213.2...

  • May 4- Beauty products retailer Sally Beauty Holdings Inc said it was investigating reports of "unusual activity" involving payment cards at some of its U.S. stores. Sally Beauty said it was working with its credit card processor and law enforcement officials. A string of retailers, including Home Depot Inc and Target Corp, have reported large-scale data...

  • The tech evolution of beauty treatment Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    The tech evolution of beauty treatment

    Mike Indursky, president of Bliss World, says there's been a shift from software (like creams and lotions) to hardware (such as tools and machines).

  • *Sees low single-digit fall in 2015 earnings/shr. April 30- Colgate-Palmolive Co cut its profit forecast for the full year again, indicating price rises will not be able to completely offset the impact of a stronger dollar. Colgate, which controls about 45 percent of the global toothpaste market, gets most of its revenue from outside the United States.

  • Chief Executive Sheri McCoy has been struggling to turn around Avon as it loses representatives- the so-called "Avon Ladies"- in the United States and grapples with weak demand in Brazil. Revenue fell 17 percent in Brazil and fell 12 percent in Mexico, Avon said, pulling down revenue from Latin America by 22 percent. The net loss attributable to Avon decreased to...

  • Cosmetics maker Avon's quarterly revenue falls 18 pct Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:14 AM ET

    April 30- Avon Products Inc, a direct seller of cosmetics and personal care products, reported a 17.8 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a strong dollar and weak demand in Latin America, its biggest market. Total revenue decline to $1.79 billion in the first quarter from $2.18 billion a year earlier, hurt by 22 percent fall in revenue from Latin America.

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co's sales fell for the fifth quarter in a row, hurt by a stronger dollar and lower demand for its beauty, hair and personal care products. Net income attributable to P&G fell to $2.15 billion, or 75 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 31, from $2.61 billion, or 90 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest household products...

  • April 21- Kimberly-Clark Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut costs and raised prices for its personal care products, such as Huggies diapers and Poise and Depend adult diapers. Kimberly-Clark also benefited from cost savings of $10 million due to a restructuring program started in 2014.. Net income attributable to...

  • Kimberly-Clark's quarterly sales fall 4 pct Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    April 21- Kimberly-Clark Corp reported a 4 percent fall in quarterly sales as demand for personal care products such as Huggies diapers fell for the third straight quarter in North America and a strong dollar hurt sales in other markets. Net income attributable to Kimberly-Clark fell to $468 million, or $1.27 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from...

  • PARIS, April 20- L'Oreal said on Monday the market for mass beauty products in western Europe had slowed in the early part of the year but was still growing moderately in North America as it posted a 14.1 percent rise in first-quarter sales. The maker of Garnier shampoo and Maybelline, whose figures broadly met expectations, received a boost from the weak euro and...

  • PARIS, April 20- L'Oreal posted a 14.1 percent rise in first-quarter sales on Monday, helped by the weak euro and resilient demand for luxury goods products such as Yves Saint Laurent's Black Opium perfume. The maker of Garnier shampoo and Maybelline make-up said the market for mass consumer goods had declined slightly in Western Europe but was still growing...

  • Manning up skincare Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    Manning up skincare

    Helix founder Sindhya Kalghatgi pitches her start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC.

  • March 16- Procter& Gamble Co is exploring a sale or initial public offering of some of its beauty brands in a single deal, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The maker of Pantene shampoo and Olay skin care is working on the plan with its advisers, but has not finalized details, including which products will be sold, Bloomberg said.

  • Ulta Beauty's secret to success: CEO Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Ulta Beauty's secret to success: CEO

    Mary Dillon, Ulta Beauty CEO, weighs in on the company's growth strategy and the pulse of the consumer.