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Consumer Staples Household and Personal Products

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 17- China's luxury goods market is back in fashion. Domestic sales of Gucci handbags to Chanel cosmetics, sluggish in China for years, rose at the fastest pace in over half a decade last year and are poised to consolidate the gains in 2018, according to consultancy Bain& Co.. China's shoppers are the biggest spenders worldwide on luxury products,...

  • NEW YORK— Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products. CVS Health Corp. said Monday it will not "materially" alter photos used in stores, on websites and on social media by changing a model's shape, size, skin or eye color or wrinkles. CVS, which was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1963 but now is...

  • Procter & Gamble Tide detergent pods

    Teens are endangering themselves by potentially swallowing the toxic detergent, USA Today reports.

  • *Amorepacific began selling in France in 2017. *Rival South Korean firms also working on Europe business. PARIS, Jan 5- South Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific aims to expand in Europe by launching one of its luxury brands in Britain this year and in Germany in 2019, after introducing its products in France in 2017, a senior executive said.

  • Jan 4- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said on Thursday same-store sales during the key selling months of November and December rose 3.4 percent, driven by strong demand for home and beauty products and jewelry. The company's shares were up 1 percent in premarket trading on Thursday.

  • Behind the scenes at GSK's Consumer Science Lab

    CNBC's James Wright finds out what goes into bringing a new product to market...lots and lots of testing.

  • SEOUL/ SHANGHAI, Dec 1- As a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Seoul raged this year, many South Koreans felt decidedly unwelcome in China. Chinese brands, which compete with Korea names from top-rated Amorepacific to nimble budget makers such as Clio, are gaining market share in the mid-range and premium cosmetics sector where South Korea has traditionally...

  • LONDON, Nov 29- Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker. The company's 20 billion-euro- a-year personal care business, often seen as its most attractive, posted only 2.4 percent growth in the first nine months of the year, but the unit's president, Alan Jope, on Wednesday said it should be back above 4 percent soon. In explaining the slowdown, Jope pointed to lower growth of...

  • LONDON, Nov 29- Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever expects new products and increased distribution to help its personal care business return to growth above 4 percent soon, after a recent slowdown. Alan Jope, head of the unit that includes Dove soap and Sunsilk shampoo, said he was not satisfied with its 2.4- percent growth in the year so far, but he was "...

  • LONDON, Nov 29- Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever expects its personal care business to return to growth above 4 percent soon, having slowed down recently. Alan Jope, head of the unit that includes Dove soap and Sunsilk shampoo, said he was not satisfied with its 2.4- percent growth in the year so far, but he was "determined and confident" there would be a...

  • After rebuffing a $143 billion takeover offer from Kraft Heinz, Unilever said in April it would review its dual structure under which it is based and listed in both Britain and the Netherlands, aiming for a decision by the end of the year. A recent move by the Dutch government to scrap a tax on dividends was seen as an effort to keep the maker of Dove soap and Knorr soup...

  • After rebuffing a $143 billion takeover offer from Kraft Heinz, Unilever said in April it would review its dual structure under which it is based and listed in both Britain and the Netherlands, aiming for a decision by the end of the year. A recent move by the Dutch government to scrap a tax on dividends was seen as an effort to keep the maker of Dove soap and Knorr soup...

  • TOKYO, Nov 26- A Japanese cosmetics firm has apologized for a sign banning entry for Chinese people posted in one of its outlets, highlighting lingering hostility to foreign visitors from some in Japan as it strives to extend a shopping-driven tourism boom. Pola's mea culpa comes as Japan looks to boost a Chinese-powered inbound tourism boom ahead of the 2020...

  • LONDON/ BERLIN, Nov 14- Weakness in its global laundry and beauty business pushed Henkel's third-quarter results below forecasts, sending its shares down 3 percent on Tuesday. The maker of Persil detergent, Schwarzkopf beauty products and Loctite adhesives has been grappling with a decline in the overall laundry market in Western Europe and competition in...

  • Nov 10- Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported same-store sales above its estimates, helped by an overhaul of women's apparel and higher demand for home goods and Sephora beauty products. Net loss widened to $128 million, or 41 cents per share, in the quarter ended Oct. 28, from $67 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Q1 EPS 10 cents vs. est of 7 cents. Nov 9- Beauty products maker Coty Inc posted a quarterly profit on Thursday that beat Wall Street estimates, selling more products geared toward millennials and making progress folding in newly-acquired brands in an expanded global portfolio. Coty has been trying to keep pace with rivals Estee Lauder and LVMH's Sephora, and has...

  • Nov 9- Beauty products maker Coty Inc on Thursday posted a quarterly profit that beat Wall Street estimates, selling more high-margin products like Younique makeup and ghd hair care merchandise that are popular with millennials. Coty, to keep pace with rivals Estee Lauder and LVMH's Sephora, has added brands that appeal to younger customers.

  • Nov 9- Beauty products maker Coty Inc on Thursday posted a quarterly loss on higher expenses related to the acquisition of P&G's beauty brands and weak demand for its fragrances and color cosmetics. Net loss attributable to the company was $19.7 million, or 3 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30. Net sales more than doubled to $2.24 billion, but was in...

  • *Pick-up in Asian sales, especially China. PARIS, Nov 2- L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company, beat third quarter sales expectations on Thursday thanks to surging demand from Chinese consumers and strong appetite for Lancome and its other luxury brands. France's L'Oreal said demand from Chinese buyers- not just at home but in airport stores or other...

  • PARIS, Nov 2- L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company, on Thursday posted slightly higher-than-expected sales in the third quarter as luxury brands such as Lancome and a surge in demand in China drove growth. Sales in L'Oreal's luxury division, which also includes Kiehl's and Yves Saint Laurent beauty products, rose by 11.2 percent on a comparable basis,...