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  1. June 12, 2014

    PZ Cussons profits hit by weak currencies

    PZ Cussons, the company behind Imperial Leather and Carex soaps, said that its full-year profits would have been 17 per cent...

  2. December 11, 2013

    Kate Moss tanning product boosts PZ Cussons

    Model Kate Moss has given sales of St Tropez self-tanning lotion an overseas boost, according to PZ Cussons, as the...

  1. September 25, 2013

    Cussons has healthy sheen amid strong UK trading

    PZ Cussons struck an upbeat note on Wednesday when it reported “robust” UK trading in its washing and bathing products,...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2013

    Week ahead, June 10-15

    Coming up this week: the US-Islamic Forum in Doha coincides with the fourth Islamic Banking Conference in Kuala Lumpur on...

  3. January 29, 2013

    PZ Cussons profits up 13% in tough market

    Easing commodity prices are failing to benefit makers of shower gel and other bath-time products as they are being passed...

  4. September 19, 2012

    PZ Cussons blames weather for poor sales

    Britain’s wet summer has been blamed for dampening profits at a host of retailers, housebuilders and pubs. Now PZ Cussons is...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2012

    PZ Cussons: keeping faith in Nigeria

    By Duncan Robinson Nigeria hardly fits the phrase “emerging market” for PZ Cussons. The maker of Imperial Leather has been...

  6. July 24, 2012

    PZ Cussons’ results hit by redundancy costs

    Weak performance in Australia and Nigeria marred PZ Cussons’ full-year results, after heavy writedowns and redundancy costs...

  7. June 14, 2012

    Cussons reveals baby-product line-up

    PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather soap whose earnings have been dented by problems in Nigeria, sought to cheer...

  8. March 27, 2012

    Lower-spending Nigerians switch brands

    Samuel Adeseha, a 40-year-old tanker driver in Lagos, is downing fewer beers these days and has switched from an expensive...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Cussons hit by Nigerian unrest * Bumi: Tan lays out his plans * Russia set to sell $7bn of bonds * US World Bank nominee...

  10. March 27, 2012

    Nigeria unrest prompts PZ Cussons warning

    Shares in PZ Cussons fell almost 10 per cent on Tuesday after turmoil in Nigeria forced the maker of Imperial Leather soap...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2012

    Cussons hit by Nigerian unrest

    Shares in PZ Cussons, the UK manufacturer of Imperial Leather and other toiletry and household cleaning brands, fell by 10...

  12. January 24, 2012

    Cussons warns on impact of Nigeria strife

    PZ Cussons warned that strife in Nigeria “may further impact” its full-year results, revealing a worrying flipside to...

  13. December 9, 2011

    UK economy watch: EU uncertainty

    Economy Watch can usually identify a few glimmers of light in the economic firmament. Events of recent days, however, have...

  14. December 8, 2011

    Cussons warns on profits after input costs rise

    Shares in PZ Cussons slumped more than 10 per cent on Thursday morning after the maker of Imperial Leather soap issued a...

  15. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday: - Tesco says UK sales down for a fourth month in a row — statement. - Imperial Leather...

  16. July 26, 2011

    Emerging markets boost PZ Cussons’ profits

    PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather soap, reported a 7 per cent rise in full-year pre-tax profits for the year to end...

  17. January 25, 2011

    PZ Cussons hit by raw materials rise

    Shares in PZ Cussons fell 7 per cent after the consumer goods company’s broker downgraded full-year forecasts. While the...

  18. December 9, 2010

    PZ Cussons positive on higher growth in Asia

    PZ Cussons said higher profitability in Asia would help it offset a competitive trading environment in Europe and bring its...

  19. September 27, 2010

    PZ Cussons slaps on St Tropez fake tan

    PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather soap, has added the fake tan brand beloved of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham...

  20. September 13, 2010

    Cussons upbeat despite ‘competitive’ trading

    The promotional environment has been getting worse in the UK for PZ Cussons Frenetic promotional activity in shower gels and...

  21. April 16, 2010

    PZ Cussons to clean up in tough year

    PZ Cussons, the consumer products group, said it expected to meet City expectations of full-year profit, in spite of tough...

  22. April 15, 2010

    PZ Cussons upbeat despite challenging markets

    Head for business: a woman carrying washing-up liquid in a market in Nigeria, where the consumer products group says the...

  23. March 2, 2010

    PZ Cussons: Sweet smell of success

    PZ Cussons is a rare company that started in services and then moved into manufacturing, albeit more than 60 years ago. It...

  24. January 25, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY * Filtronic will be looking to reassure the market on trading when it reports interim results for the six months to...

  25. November 27, 2009

    Richard Harvey's life after Africa

    After his name was briefly touted as a possible chairman of Pearl, former Aviva chief Richard Harvey has resurfaced as...

  26. October 6, 2009

    PZ Cussons cleans up after strong trading

    PZ Cussons said it was “cautiously optimistic” on its 2010 outlook as the maker of Imperial Leather soap and Carex handwash...

  27. June 10, 2009

    PZ Cussons looks to clean up in Nigeria

    When Imperial Leather soap was introduced into the UK in the late 1930s by Paterson Zochonis, scented with a fragrance...

  28. April 12, 2009

    Sara Lee likely to split for-sale portfolio

    Sara Lee is likely to have to break up its European household and personal care portfolio if the US foodmaker wants to...

  29. April 9, 2009

    PZ Cussons finds sanctuary in repeat custom

    Santa Claus is still delivering for soapmaker PZ Cussons after a surge in Christmas sales of its premium Sanctuary range of...

  30. April 8, 2009

    PZ Cussons finds sanctuary in post-Christmas sales

    Santa Claus is still delivering for soapmaker PZ Cussons after a surge in Christmas sales of its premium Sanctuary range of...

  31. January 27, 2009

    PZ Cussons aided by African sales

    International sales and favourable currency fluctuations helped lift underlying profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of personal...

  32. September 27, 2008

    The Sanctuary introduces pampering to British women, 1977

    When The Sanctuary opened in 1977, it was London’s first women-only day spa. An offshoot of choreographer Gary Cockrell’s...

  33. July 30, 2008

    Fruity gels lift Cussons

    Demand for fruit-based shower gels and Nigerian fridge-freezers has helped boost profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of...

  34. July 29, 2008

    Fruity gels lift Cussons

    Demand for and fruit-based shower gels and Nigerian fridge-freezers has helped boost profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of...

  35. April 7, 2008

    CORPORATE DIARY

    TODAY * The City will take great interest in the trading update from Michael Page International , the recruitment company...

  36. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2008

    PZ Cussons buys UK's Sanctuary

    The Sanctuary, one of the UK’s best known spa businesses, has been sold by its private equity owner HG Capital for £75m to...

  37. January 30, 2008

    Cussons takes the plunge at The Sanctuary

    PZ Cussons has taken another step on the road to transform itself from a paternalistic Greek family-owned business into an...

  38. January 29, 2008

    The Sanctuary sold to PZ Cussons

    The Sanctuary, one of the country’s best known spas, has been sold by its private equity owner HG Capital for £75m to PZ...

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