HAMBURG, Germany--Beiersdorf AG has reported that sales for the first nine months were up 10 percent over the same period last year. The German cosmetics and adhesives group said last week that sales through the third quarter ended Sept. 30 totaled $2.63 billion (3.95 billion DM). Sales in Germany were up 6.8 percent, while exports grew by 11.9 percent. Beiersdorf also said operating profits showed an increase of more than 10 percent for the period but gave no specific figure. Sales at the cosmetics division grew 14.8 percent in the nine months to $1.44 billion (2.17 billion DM). That includes Beiersdorf's joint venture with KOA Corp. in Japan. This year, the German company increased its stake in the venture from 60 percent to 90 percent. Without the extra share, the sales gain would have been 8 percent. Beiersdorf expects yearend sales to be up 8 percent. The company also said annual profits should increase faster than sales. In 1993, profits rose by 13.2 percent to $119.6 million (179.4 million DM) on a volume of $3.17 billion (4.76 billion DM).
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive