SK-II hot seller for Procter & Gamble

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SK-II hot seller for Procter & Gamble

By Brian Berk - 01/20/2017

CINCINNATI — The continued growth of the super-premium SK-II skin care brand was a main component that led Procter & Gamble to enjoy a 3% rise year over year in beauty segment sales for its 2017 fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31.

Also rising to the occasion was innovation and marketing support for the Pantene and Head & Shoulders brands, P&G announced Friday.

The Cincinnati-based company also reported organic earnings rose in its health care segment (up 7% year over year); grooming segment (up 1% year over year); and baby, feminine and family care segment (up 1% percent year over year).

Regarding the health care segment, oral care and personal health care sales were strong, while shaving products sold well in the grooming segment.

Overall, P&G reported net sales of 16.9 billion for its 2017 fiscal second quarter, unchanged versus the prior year.