July 2nd, 2002
Cadbury Schweppes announced on Friday the acquisition of the branded chewing gum business of Dandy A/S for €310 million. Danish company Dandy, wholly owned by the Bagger-Sørensen family, boasts core brands Stimorol, Dirol and V6, which together accounted for almost 4% of global sales of chewing gum in 2001
June 24th, 2002
With sales amounting to US$11.2bn in 2001, the Asia-Pacific region scoops the lion’s share of skin care sales globally, accounting for over 37% of the overall market. Following the economic repercussions of the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998, the region’s sales of all personal hygiene and cosmetic articles have made a strong recovery, although suffered a 3.5% decline last year due to economic recession in Japan.