Clorox's (CLX) Q2 results reflect gains from strong demand trends, improved pricing, cost savings and strong execution, offset by lower volume and higher commodity costs.
Shaving razors maker Gillette India Ltd reported a 5.6% rise in its second-quarter profit on Wednesday, propelled by higher prices and sustained demand for its grooming products. Gillette India, in which consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co has a 75% stake, said its net profit rose to 744.5 million rupees ($9.10 million) for the three months ended Dec. 31, from 705 million rupees a year earlier. Makers of fast-moving consumer goods, including P&G and Unilever, have been raising prices of their products in a bid to cushion the impact of surging inflation and increasing supply-chain costs.
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