PARIS — Givaudan SA said sales in the first nine months of 2009 dipped 3.9 percent year-over-year to 3.03 billion Swiss francs, or $2.74 billion at average exchange for the period.
In local currencies, the Swiss flavors and fragrances firm’s revenues rose 0.4 percent. Minus the effects of a divested business in its flavors division, Givaudan’s gain in local currencies was 0.6 percent.
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