PZ Cussons to make progress

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CONSUMER goods group PZ Cussons said it has been trading in line with expectations since the start of January, with promotions helping UK sales and growing momentum in its Asian business.

The maker of Imperial Leather soap and St Tropez tanning products, said yesterday conditions remain challenging in most of its markets in an interim management statement.

The group said its Nigerian business has improved, but it remains concerned that unrest in the north of the country is continuing to hit sales.