Beauty products retailer Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc posted a fourth-quarter profit that beat market expectations as it avoided discounting during the holiday season, but forecast first-quarter results below market estimates.
Hungary's competition watchdog GVH has fined cosmetics maker L'Oreal's Hungarian unit 150 million forints ($636,800) for misleading customers about its products, GVH said in a statement late on Monday March 16.
Avon Products Inc (AVP.N) said on Thursday that it expected to save more than it had previously anticipated from its original restructuring, and unveiled a new plan to improve profits and fund its growth.
French cosmetic and hygiene group Johnson & Johnson, won permission from the European Commission on Wednesday, to take full control of two French makers of feminine protection products. Johnson & Johnson, a subsidiary of U.S.
On the red carpet, austerity is generally about as well received as a surprise cameo appearance by Robert Blake, and yet a grim economic outlook could cause the mood at Sunday's Academy Awards to be as subdued as the ceremony that followed the September 11 attacks.
Britain's Croda, which makes ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products, reported on Tuesday full-year pretax profits up 78.3 percent to 98.4 million pounds ($140.7 million) in a difficult environment.