With the multinational consumer goods giant recent first quarter results revealing an unexpected boost to sales growth, commentators suggest it’s a sign Unilever can go it alone.
Beiersdorf says it expects to see strong sales growth this year despite tough economic conditions, with company CEO Stefan Heidenreich stating that he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2015.
According to a survey conducted by IMRG, one in ten retailers expect more than 50% of their online sales to come from a smartphone or tablet device by the end of this year.
Unilever has triggered some concerns in the personal care market over a lower profit warning ahead of its third quarter results, due out later this month.
Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf has posted strong results for the first half of 2013 and expects to continue to outperform its rivals, despite CEO Stefan Heidenreich urging caution over certain markets.
Thanks to a strong fourth quarter in the hair care segment, Unilever signed off a good year of growth in Personal Care, as well as its other consumer categories, with the announcement of its full year results.
Germany-based fragrance and flavour supplier Symrise has announced the completion of a €16 million investment at its Holzminden headquarters to meet demand for synthetic menthols in emerging markets.
Symrise Q1 show sales up but profits threatened by rising costs
Symrise reports above market average group sales growth, but the results in the scent and care division are weaker and costs hold back stronger profit growth.
As it has done on several occasions previously, the Nivea brand has once again helped out German company Beiersdorf, as it announced its sales and profit for the first quarter 2012.
Beiersdorf delivers strong sales growth, but not on profits
Beiersdorf reported solid group sales growth, driven by big gains for its industrial adhesives unit, Tesa, and more modest increases in its consumer products division.
Developing markets help drive Oriflame sales growth
Oriflame Q2 results show a big leap in sales boosted by developing markets in Asia and Latin America, together with positive currency translations.
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.
Symrise results show recovery in third quarter as destocking slows
Symrise third quarter sales show a marked ‘upswing’ as destocking came to an end with both flavour and fragrance segments showing positive growth.
P&G downgrades quarterly sales targets
Procter & Gamble says it is still on course to increase organic sales during the October-December quarter, but says growth will be below original estimates.
Flagship brand Nivea drives Beiersdorf results
Good performance from Nivea helped keep Beiersdorf’s results up although costs relating to its Chinese operations may affect profits before the year is out.
Estee Lauder drops annual expectations due to uncertain times
Estée Lauder has lowered expectations for the year in the light of ‘extraordinary uncertainty’ in the global economy.
Sarantis reports strong sales but lowers expectations
Sarantis reports strong sales in its fragrance and cosmetics business but lowers its expectations for the future.
Hermes sales results led by perfume
Perfume sales drove double-digit sales growth for Hermes as the luxury goods company shrugged off concerns about an economic downturn.
Beiersdorf explains plans for future sales growth
Beiersdorf plans to expand its market share in 2008 by focusing on
product innovation and emerging markets with a special focus on the
IFF reports strong sales but charges hit profits
New Jersey-based International Flavors and Fragrances has reported
a strong increase in its third quarter sales driven by its flavors
division, but profits are hit by administration charges.
P&G sales continue to boom, but investors disappointed
Procter & Gamble said that net quarterly sales were up 8 per
cent to $18.69bn, driven by double-digit growth in the baby &
family care division and high single-digit sales growth in the
beauty and blades and razors division.
L'Oreal eyes further acquisitions to maintain growth
L'Oreal has declared that it is not adverse to making further
acquisitions in the future in an effort to maintain sales growth at
6 - 8 per cent, while confirming a 50 per cent drop in its annual
profits following merger gains...
Prestige fragrances should boost Inter Parfums sales in 2006
Inter Parfums says it is expecting a 10 per cent boost in its sales
next year on the back of a plethora of prestige fragrance launches,
as well as the freshly signed deal to supply personal care goods to
the Banana Republic and Gap.