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Helen of Troy posts Q2 results

BY Antoinette Alexander

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy — a marketer of brand name personal care products whose personal care portfolio includes Vidal Sassoon, Bed Head and Pert — posted double-digit gains in second quarter revenues as net income remained essentially flat during the period.

Net sales for the quarter ended Aug. 31 rose 11.1% to $319.4 million compared with $287.4 million in the year-ago period.

Net income totaled $23.3 million, or 72 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $23 million, or 72 cents per diluted share, in the year ago period.

Looking ahead, the company continues to expect net sales in the range of $1.29 billion to $1.32 billion for fiscal 2014. Adjusted diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $3.50 to $3.60, which is consistent with the company’s previous guidance.

 

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Oral-B wraps up nationwide oral care campaign with introduction of Deep Sweep power brush

BY Rebecca Haughey

CINCINNATI — Oral-B on Thursday shared the result of their nationwide tour, the WOW Experiment — the Oral-B Deep Sweep power brush.

Testing the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 power brush was a family affair at the Oral-B WOW event in Bainbridge Island, Wash., on July 28.

The purpose of the summertime campaign was to encourage consumers to give up their manual toothbrushes and improve their daily oral care routines.

The Oral-B Deep Sweet power brush provides a long-lasting clean feeling and unique triple-cleaning action, according to the company. Sweeping bristles reach deep between teeth and remove up to 100% more plaque compared with a manual toothbrush, helping to prevent and reverse gingivitis.

The Oral-B Deep Sweep power brush is available in several models nationwide at department, retail and specialty stores. To learn more about the product and view videos from the WOW Experiement, visit WOWExperiment.com or the Oral-B Facebook page.

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Bio-Oil continues to enjoy sales boost

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — One of the more well-known skin care oils found at mass hails from South Africa. Bio-Oil is infused with the PurCellin Oil and is formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks anduneven skin tone. According to IRI, sales of Bio-Oil rose nearly 8% to $20.9 million for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 11 at U.S. multi-outlets.

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