Unilever personal care up in 2009
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Executive SummaryDove and Ponds skin-care sales, in addition to revenue from launch of Axe Hair in the U.S., led a 5.3% increase in personal-care sales in 2009 to €11.8 bil. or $16.1 bil., firm reports Feb. 3. Unilever reported 2009 sales were up 3.5% to €39.8 bil., or $54.7 bil., and earnings fell 31% to €3.7 bil. ($5.06 bil.). CEO Paul Polman said in release that firm's brands are stronger due to innovation and changes in advertising and promotion, and with a stronger performance culture "we are faster and more agile.
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