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REAL ESTATE
January 24, 1993
I would like to correct a misleading statement in the short article "Peanut Packing Can Be Recycled" (Jan. 3). The statement "Packing peanuts are not biodegradable. They will be around in 500 years. . ." is not completely true. Some of the packing peanuts being used today are biodegradable. The company I represent, Jafra Cosmetics International, part of Gillette, uses biodegradable peanuts because we are concerned about our environment. I applaud your eforts to make the public aware that these peanuts can be recycled but I think you should also let them know that there is an alternative to using them in the first place.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000
CDRJ Investments and its subsidiaries, doing business as Jafra Cosmetics International, reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31. Net income for the quarter was $7.1 million, up $9.1 million over the same period a year earlier when the company reported a loss. The company incurred $1.7 million of nonrecurring restructuring and impairment charges during the fourth quarter of 1999. Net income for 1999 was $4.6 million, up $8.6 million over 1998.
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BUSINESS
January 29, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. said it agreed to buy Gillette Co.'s Jafra Cosmetics International for an undisclosed sum. People familiar with the transaction said Clayton Dubilier, a leveraged-buyout firm based in New York, paid about $200 million for the company. Jafra sells cosmetics in the U.S., Germany, Mexico and 17 other countries through a direct-marketing sales force of about 215,000. The Westlake-based company had sales of about $200 million in 1997.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. said it agreed to buy Gillette Co.'s Jafra Cosmetics International for an undisclosed sum. People familiar with the transaction said Clayton Dubilier, a leveraged-buyout firm based in New York, paid about $200 million for the company. Jafra sells cosmetics in the U.S., Germany, Mexico and 17 other countries through a direct-marketing sales force of about 215,000. The Westlake-based company had sales of about $200 million in 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000
CDRJ Investments and its subsidiaries, doing business as Jafra Cosmetics International, reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31. Net income for the quarter was $7.1 million, up $9.1 million over the same period a year earlier when the company reported a loss. The company incurred $1.7 million of nonrecurring restructuring and impairment charges during the fourth quarter of 1999. Net income for 1999 was $4.6 million, up $8.6 million over 1998.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1995
Impact Corporate Communications, a Ventura firm that stages company presentations, has been retained to coordinate a series of meetings for Jafra Cosmetics International of Westlake Village. Impact will provide stage expertise and equipment for meetings in 12 states across the country, reports Art Hobba, Impact's executive vice president for sales and marketing. The Ventura company will produce shows in several cities simultaneously, Hobba said.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Los Padres chapter of the American Society for Training and Development has elected its 1997 board. Elected as president was Phyllis Sigerist of PS Consulting. Co-vice presidents for memberships are Lynda Thomas of Technicolor and Laura Jansma of Jansma & Associates. Also elected were Ron Culverson of Plan Member Services Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2000 | KATIE COOPER
Oxnard College will open a new distance-learning center Thursday at Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. to assist company employees meet their educational goals. Under the federally funded program, Career Power, employees at the Westlake Village-based company can prepare for a high school equivalency degree or enroll in English as a Second Language and college-level classes using software loaded at the work site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2000
CDRJ Investments in Westlake Village, which does business as Jafra Cosmetics International Inc., said third-quarter net sales were $76.6 million, up 14% from the $67.1 million reported in the third quarter of 1999. Excluding the effects of foreign currency translation, the third-quarter sales increased 15% over the same period last year. The company ended the quarter with 311,000 consultants, up 13% from last year.
REAL ESTATE
January 24, 1993
I would like to correct a misleading statement in the short article "Peanut Packing Can Be Recycled" (Jan. 3). The statement "Packing peanuts are not biodegradable. They will be around in 500 years. . ." is not completely true. Some of the packing peanuts being used today are biodegradable. The company I represent, Jafra Cosmetics International, part of Gillette, uses biodegradable peanuts because we are concerned about our environment. I applaud your eforts to make the public aware that these peanuts can be recycled but I think you should also let them know that there is an alternative to using them in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000
CDRJ Investments and its subsidiaries, doing business as Jafra Cosmetics International in Westlake Village, reported a net loss of just over $1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with net income of $300,000 a year earlier. Sales for the quarter were $71.7 million, up 6% compared with $68 million a year ago. The company ended the quarter with 304,000 consultants, up 15% from the 265,000 a year earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1999 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB
Seeking to reduce costs, Jafra Cosmetics International Inc. is laying off nearly 19% of its work force as it ends manufacturing operations at its corporate headquarters at 2451 Townsgate Road. The company plans to get rid of 75 of its 400 employees by contracting with another manufacturer to produce Jafra skin care and body care products.
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