Belfast Telegraph

Soap firm Cussons in a lather over costs

Soap company PZ Cussons, has cautioned over its outlook as it grapples with the cost of ingredients and discounting by rivals.

The price of palm oil, which is used in many of its products, has shot up.

The firm, revealed that the more difficult conditions contributed to a 5% fall in European operating profits to £23.7m in the six months to November 30.