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Sodexo Boosts First-Half Profit
April 17, 2014 — Sodexo SA reported a first-half net profit of US$384 million, an increase of 18 percent year-on-year. The company’s profit in the six-month period ending February 28 rose 9.5 percent from... (rest of article)

Grainger 1st-Quarter Sales Climb 5%
April 16, 2014 — W.W. Grainger, Inc. reported fiscal first-quarter sales of US$2.4 billion, an increase of 5 percent from $2.3 billion a year earlier. Grainger’s U.S. sales, which account for the majority of... (rest of article)

P&G Divests Pet-Food Brands
April 10, 2014 — Procter & Gamble, parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional, has divested three pet-food brands to Mars, Inc. for US$2.9 billion. Per the terms of the agreement, Mars will acquire... (rest of article)

WD-40 Boosts Quarterly Sales
April 9, 2014 — WD-40 Co. reported second-quarter net sales of US$94.2 million, up 9 percent year-on-year. The company’s year-to-date net sales were $189.7 million, up 4 percent from the same period last... (rest of article)

P&G Boosts Quarterly Dividend
April 7, 2014 — Procter & Gamble, parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional, has raised its quarterly dividend 7 percent. Procter & Gamble increased its dividend on the company's common stock to... (rest of article)

Tennant Lands Health Care Contract
April 2, 2014 — Tennant Co. has been awarded a group purchasing contract with health care facilities alliance Premier, Inc. Per the terms of the three-year deal, Tennant will supply floor care equipment,... (rest of article)

ServiceMaster Files for IPO
March 25, 2014 — The ServiceMaster Co., parent company of ServiceMaster Clean, has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO)... (rest of article)

Cintas 3rd-Quarter Earnings Climb 13%
March 20, 2014 — Cintas Corp. has reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of US$84.6 million, or $0.69 cents a share, up 13 percent from $74.7 million, or $0.60 cents a share, a year earlier. The company’s... (rest of article)

Study: UK Facilities Management Market on the Rise
March 18, 2014 — The facilities management market in the United Kingdom grew US$4.1 billion last year, according to a new study from market research firm MTW Research. The study, titled “Facilities... (rest of article)

Colgate-Palmolive Increases Quarterly Dividend 6%
March 14, 2014 — Colgate-Palmolive Co. has raised its quarterly dividend 6 percent. The company boosted the dividend on its common stock to US$0.36 per share, up from $0.34. The dividend is payable May 15 to... (rest of article)

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