Organisation: Reckitt Benckiser
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Reckitt Benckiser’s new chief executive promised to step up spending on its brands and improve performance after the British household goods maker cut its full-year sales forecast for a second time.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019
Reckitt Benckiser cut its full-year revenue target, after lower-than-expected sales in its last quarter under long-time chief executive, Rakesh Kapoor, hurt by a surprise slowdown in demand for infant formula in China.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
Shares in Reckitt Benckiser rose after the consumer goods group posted higher-than-expected sales growth, helped by improvements in both its health and home and hygiene businesses.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
After a cyber attack and a botched product launch spoiled Reckitt Benckiser’s 2017, a pricing squeeze threatens to make this year almost as tough.
Tue, 20 Feb, 2018
Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food firm, said it would reorganise its infant nutrition business to improve performance, five months after the new CEO listed the category as one of its priorities for growth.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2017
Consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser has decided to split its business into two units after warning there would be no growth in sales this year.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
Danone’s sales of baby milk formula in China rose strongly in the third quarter, beating forecasts and sending the French food company’s shares to a record high.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
One fifth of businesses do not change their online passwords regularly despite the fact that more than four out of five have been the targets of online crime.
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
Almost one-fifth of Irish businesses would pay a ransom of up to €50,000 to cyber criminals, a survey has found. The survey by IT firm DataSolutions found almost a third of senior IT professionals didn’t think their companies were equipped to deal with emerging cybersecurity threats.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2017
Reckitt Benckiser expects muted sales growth this year, after last month’s global cyber attack exacerbated ongoing difficulties at the British consumer goods firm.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
Mustard is the new hot thing as US foods giant McCormick agreed to pay a scorching $4.2bn (€3.6bn) for Reckitt Benckiser’s food business, home to brands including French’s mustard and Frank’s RedHot sauce.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
Cyber crime insurers largely avoided costly claims from the recent attacks that hit businesses around the globe but the next global virus could change that, a leading global insurer has warned.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
The admission of global consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser that a recent global cyber attack cost it millions in revenue should be a wake-up call to all businesses that nobody is immune, warns an Irish cyber security expert.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
US cereal company Post Holdings agreed to buy Weetabix from Bright Food Group of China for £1.4bn (€1.65bn), adding the breakfast staple to a portfolio that includes Grape Nuts and Honey Bunches of Oats.
Wed, 19 Apr, 2017
Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to buy US baby formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition for £13bn (€15.25bn), giving the British consumer goods company a new product line and expanding its presence in developing markets.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2017
Tue, 10 Jan, 2017
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Tesco has awarded chief executive Dave Lewis an annual bonus of nearly £3m (€3.8m), according to sources.
Fri, 13 May, 2016
Tue, 03 May, 2016
The Ftse struggled to make headway yesterday as the falling price of crude dragged on stocks after a key meeting of oil producers ended in stalemate.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
The FTSE 100 Index enjoyed more festive cheer in the last full trading day before Christmas today though the pound took a knock after it emerged UK growth was not as strong as first thought.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2014
Improved sentiment on Wall Street helped blue-chip shares shake off worries over Ukraine and wipe out early session losses.
Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
Demand for Nurofen painkillers and other health brands in emerging markets helped Reckitt Benckiser offset weaker markets elsewhere to post a rise in half-year profits today.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2013
The FTSE 100 Index was buoyed by a much-needed session on the front foot today as attention turned to a key meeting of US policymakers later this week,
Mon, 17 Jun, 2013
Incoming Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes, the latest Indian-born businessman to head a global multinational, is likely to continue the strategy of his predecessor by focusing on growth in emerging markets, writes
Sat, 11 May, 2013
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser has reported a strong start to 2013 after a heavy flu and colds season boosted demand for Strepsils and Nurofen.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2013
A surge in winter cold and flu bugs helped Nurofen and Strepsils maker Reckitt Benckiser report better-than-expected profits today.
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013
A raft of economic data from the US and China fuelled fears over the global economic recovery today and hit confidence on the London market.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
A codeine addict who contaminated packets of Nurofen Plus in a ruse to fund his habit was jailed by a UK court today for 18 months.
Mon, 28 May, 2012
Lloyds was the biggest faller on London’s leading shares index today after it suffered a £3.5bn (€4.12bn) loss and warned of further problems ahead.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2012
The London market made nervous gains today as traders waited for the details of a eurozone rescue plan set to be hammered out a crunch meeting of politicians.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2011
Nurofen Plus tablet packs are being checked in Ireland for rogue products, the manufacturer said.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2011
London’s FTSE 100 Index made more gains on hopes this week may have seen the start of a solution to the eurozone’s debt worries.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2011
BSkyB’s on-off takeover saga and renewed fears over the spread of Europe’s debt crisis led to a dramatic session in the City today.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2011
World markets staged a bounce back today as oil prices steadied and offset disappointing economic data in the UK and US.
Fri, 25 Feb, 2011
Costs stemming from the acquisition of UK chocolate business Cadbury left foods giant Kraft with a 24% drop in fourth quarter profits today.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
The London market retreated today as fears over China’s decision to raise interest rates continued to weigh on the minds of investors.
Wed, 09 Feb, 2011
Relief that China refrained from raising interest rates pushed the FTSE 100 Index to its highest level for a month today as miners surged ahead.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
MEMORY loss is not listed as a possible side effect of taking painkiller Nurofen Plus and there are no issues around taking the tablets with alcohol, according to the makers of the drug.
Thu, 04 Nov, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index pressed ahead today on the back of a strong show from the oil and gas sector and a weaker US dollar.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
Robust third quarter updates from the likes of BP and insurance giant Aviva helped drive further gains on London’s blue chip share index today.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index marched further ahead today thanks to robust figures on Chinese economic growth and more good earnings news on Wall Street.
Thu, 21 Oct, 2010