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Unilever adds Kate Somerville Skincare LLC to its portfolio of personal care brands. The brand was founded in Los Angeles. It is distributed in the United States, with a growing presence in Asia.
With annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, Kathy Ireland Worldwide is listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally by License Global Magazine; announcement foreshadows the company's plans for major marketing launches in the coming months.
Lasaro's background expected to be instrumental in achieving the desired growth and expansion within Brazil and South America.
Founded in 1981 with roots in affordable fine fragrances, PDC Brands has a portfolio of beauty and personal care brands in the fine fragrance, specialty and adult bath, and first aid categories in the mass market.
Premium positioning complements Unilever's existing portfolio; acquisition is expected to close in May 2015.
Shiseido teams with IBM to provide its beauty consultants mobile apps designed to improve the way they work; company relies on mobile apps to influence future product development and allow consultants to socially connect with each other, better serve their consumers.
Less centralized, company saw its efficiencies and processes improved, and a stronger focus on its 10 core countries has been established; customer base grew by more than 25%, while marketing costs were reduced by 33%.
Former Yes To CEO Joy Chen chosen to lead the marine-based skin care brand; ability to drive sales and profit growth in demanding, complex turnaround situations cited in decision to appoint her to lead H2O+.
Edgewell Personal Care the outcome of Energizer's splitting of its household products and personal care businesses; new branding, logo announced.
Hains expanding footprint in Canada with Belvedere International's diversified portfolio of baby, body and hair care products; acquired company had approximately $25 million in net sales, and is expected to be accretive to Hain Celestial's earnings in fiscal year 2016