Procter & Gamble profits slide despite jump in sales
First quarter profits were down for the global consumer products company as it was hit by price discounting and added promotional expenses to support new product launches.
Beiersdorf results show upturn, but outlook is unsure
Beiersdorf’s fourth quarter and full year results show clear signs of improvement, but analysts believe a strong rebound is far from close.
Personal care helps to buoy Beiersdorf results
Personal care sales help to propel Beiersdorf to the close of a tough year, underlined by the fact that the company outperformed average market growth.
Henkel sales dip on continued weakness in consumer environment
Preliminary results from Germany-based home and personal care provider Henkel show that sales have continued to decline in the latest quarter, but the results beat market expectations.
P&G acts with ‘urgency’ to return to organic sales growth
Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble expects to return to organic sales growth by the end of the year after reporting two quarters of organic sales declines.
P&G set to name McDonald as new CEO, report says
Robert McDonald is set to take over from A.G. Lafley as the new CEO of Procter & Gamble, according to a report in the Monday edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Frutarom blames currency and destocking for sales drop
Functional ingredients, fragrance and flavour supplier Frutarom has reported a decrease in sales and net income for the quarter but confirms growth plans.
Henkel 'not satisfied' with start of 2009
A respectable performance from Henkel’s cosmetics and laundry sectors could not make up for struggles in the company’s adhesives business.
Beiersdorf says acquisitions are still possible as results defy downturn
Beiersdorf announces strong sales growth and beats earning forecasts, adding that it will remain acquisitive in 2009 if the right opportunities arise.
National Starch acquisition boosts Henkel's results
Henkel’s acquisition of National Starch in April helped perk up the company’s fourth quarter results.
Henkel reports sales growth but costs hit profits
Germany-based personal care and household goods player Henkel has reported healthy organic sales growth for its second quarter but says redundancies and material costs hit the bottom line.
Cosmetics drive growth for Henkel
Germany-based cosmetics and home care producer Henkel has announced
strong results, driven higher by a particularly good performance
from its cosmetics division.
P&G ups profit but stocks tumble as sales disappoint
Procter & Gamble has reported a 37 per cent jump in its
profits, but share prices fell after the company revealed that its
sales had failed to meet with expectations on the back of inventory
cut-backs by Wal-Mart and slower than...
Restructuring helps drive Cognis Care results
Cognis Care Chemicals has reported a stronger financial performance
in 2004 thanks in part to a restructuring of the division. The
results helped the privately-owned German group to reduce its debts
by more than half compared to the...