|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Avon Products Inc|
|Industry:||Household & Personal Products|
|Avon Products Inc. commenced operations in 1886 and was incorporated in the State of New York on January 27, 1916. It is a manufacturer and marketer of beauty and related products. The reportable segments of the Company are based on geographic operations in six regions: Latin America; North America; Central & Eastern Europe; Western Europe, Middle East & Africa; Asia Pacific; and China. The Company’s product categories are Beauty, Fashion and Home. Beauty consists of color cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and personal care. Fashion consists of fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, footwear and accessories. Home consists of gift and decorative products, housewares, entertainment and leisure products and children’s and nutritional products. Sales from Health and Wellness products and mark., a global cosmetics brand that focuses on the market for young women, are included among these three categories based on product type. The Company presently has sales operations in 65 countries and territories, including the U.S., and distributes its products in 43 or more countries. The Company manufactures and package almost all of is Beauty products. Raw materials, consisting chiefly of essential oils, chemicals, containers and packaging components, are purchased for its Beauty products from various suppliers. Almost all of the company’s Fashion and Home products are purchased from various suppliers. Packages, consisting of containers and packaging components, are designed by the company’s staff of artists and designers. The design and development of new Beauty products are affected by the cost and availability of materials such as glass, plastics and chemicals. Worldwide, the company competes against products sold to consumers by other direct-selling and direct-sales companies and through the Internet, and against products sold through the mass market and prestige retail channels.|
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