The Tupperware party is back and Avon is calling again, ushered in by the U.S. recession. In the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, women are selling everything from eyeliner to food containers to make extra cash.
Procter & Gamble has found clients for the sale of its pharmaceutical brand. Investment group Cerberus Capital Management and pharmaceutical laboratory Warner Chilcott and “at least one other” company would be interested.
Hindustan Unilever Ltd, India's largest consumer goods company, reported a 2.7 percent fall in net profit for the June quarter, disappointing investors and knocking its shares down from a nine-year high touched earlier in the session.
Britain's Croda International Plc, a manufacturer of ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products, reported a 14% fall in first-half pretax profit as losses in its industrial specialties division offset growth from its core consumer care business.
If you look upon fitness addicts as shallow narcissists suffering grimly for the body beautiful, it may be time to look again; most dedicated exercisers view working out as their apple a day, not their path to preening perfection, a new poll showed.
European Union nations adopted a ban on seal products, which can be used in cosmetics and medicine, from Canada, despite a threat from the Canadian government to take the matter to world trade's governing body.