PZ Cussons tanned by St Tropez

PZ Cussons said more customers had taken a shine to its St Tropez tanning products thanks to its advertisements featuring Kate Moss, boosting sales in the first half. The company behind Imperial Leather soaps said revenue and operating profit were four per cent and six per cent higher respectively in the six months to 30 November compared with a year ago, driven by sales in Africa and Europe, which offset a weakening in Asian currencies.