SALES RISE 13.5%
AT ELIZABETH ARDEN
•Elizabeth Arden’s net sales rose 13.5%
to $344.5 million for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012.
Net sales for the company’s international segment increased 2.2%, while net
sales in the company’s North America
segment grew 20.0%. Net sales growth
in North America benefitted from several new fragrance launches.
Yankee Candle Posts Gains
In Q3 and Nine Months
•Yankee Holding Corp. and The
Yankee Candle Company, Inc. posted favorable financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 29, 2012. Sales rose 3.4%
to $201.7 million. Retail sales increased
Innovations in color cosmetics and skin care are
fueling sales at Elizabeth Arden.
9.7% to $93.1 million, while sales from the
wholesale segment stayed almost flat with
a 0.5% increase to $83.6 million. Sales in
the company’s international segment fell
7.3% to $25.0 million.
Sales Rise 4.8%
•Revlon, Inc. posted results for the
third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Net
sales rose 4.8% to $347.0 million.
Revlon president and CEO Alan T.
Ennis said, “In the third quarter, we continued to execute our strategy of profitably
growing our business as we grew net sales
by 4.8%, maintained competitive operating income margins, and improved free
cash flow. We continue to bring highly innovative, consumer-preferred new products to the marketplace.”•