Thursday 24 August 2017

Reckitt Benckiser reports profit rise

RECKITT Benckiser, the household products and drugs group, said annual profits jumped, boosted by emerging markets, in the first set of results under its new chief executive.

The Anglo-Dutch maker of Dettol surface cleaners and Nurofen pain relief pills said net profit rose 11pc to €1.745bn last year, compared with 2010.

Turnover swelled by 12pc to €9.49bn, boosted by the group's so-called "powerbrand" products that include Air Wick air fresheners, Finish dishwasher products and Strepsils throat lozenges.

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