For some, having a strong year in such a difficult climate may be an excuse to take it easy, but not for beauty behemoth L’Oréal as CEO Jean-Paul Agon announced the company are open to acquisitions to further strengthen this year.
Gillette has reported a significant rise in both quarterly sales in
profits boosted by a series of new product launches. The results
leave it in good shape for the proposed merger with P&G later
this year, reports Simon Pitman.
P&G is building on four years' of solid growth, having revealed
that its most recent quarterly results are continuing the trend and
is pointing to the proposed merger with Gillette as a means of
continuing the current momentum...
Direct sales player Oriflame has announced a significant drop in
its first quarterly profits despite a healthy increase in sales.
The results reflect last year's IPO and refinancing expenses,
reports Simon Pitman.
Estee Lauder has reported a strong first quarter, with profits
rising 23 per cent to $95 million. And like the rash of other
cosmetics companies posting good results in the last week, it is
the international markets outside of the...