Global battery sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 were $253.6 million compared to $264.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Tighter retailer inventory levels and reorder rates, along with significant competitor discounting, continued to impact the North American battery market. Rayovac® growth was achieved in a key, non-Nielsen measured channel. European VARTA® battery business growth was driven by favorable foreign exchange. The Latin American battery business was adversely impacted by tighter Brazilian retailer inventory management, partially offset by successful new lighting product launches.Net sales for the global personal care product category of $126.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 6.1 percent versus $119.7 million last year. Significantly increased revenues in Europe and Latin America drove the improvement. North American revenues were unchanged despite the ongoing, negative impact of a one-time shaving and grooming category shelf space reduction at a major retailer. Excluding a negative foreign exchange impact of $0.7 million, net sales for the global personal care product category grew 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
Spectrum Brands Holdings Reports Record Fiscal 2013 Results, Meets Or Exceeds Full Year Financial Guidance
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