GloProfessional: tapped Jerald Wenker as chief executive officer. He is responsible for all aspects of the gloProfessional business. Most recently, Wenker was president and chief operating officer at Dermalogica, where he led the sales and marke… Read More »
As a relatively mature segment, hair care has experienced slower value growth than many others in recent years within China’s personal care market. This is primarily due to the saturating standard shampoos category, which accounted for 72% of h… Read More »
Unilever’s TreSemmé joined forces with Amazon to make the top hair looks from New York Fashion Week shoppable in real-time. Customers were able to shop the products from each look on Amazon.com and the TRESemmé 24/7 Runway Studio.… Read More »
UNITED KINGDOM: Omo (also known as Persil in the UK and Surf Excel in India) has launched the Learning for Tomorrow Initiative, which the Unilever detergent brand is calling the “first step in committing to help improve the future of children a… Read More »
Much as they are in skin care, European consumers are changing their hair care regimens to include a variety of targeted products for different hair and scalp conditions. As a result, the scope for product innovation is much wider, as companies exten… Read More »
Unilever has teamed up with Philadelphia Eagles’ running back DeMarco Murray.
Launching in stores nationwide this month, the Get Game Ready campaign offers men grooming options from products across the Unilever men’s personal care portfo… Read More »
Unilever Canada is recalling four SKUs of Clear for Men Shampoo/Conditioner due to not meeting the specification required for preservatives, according to the company. The products were distributed nationwide starting in 2013 to the present throu… Read More »
Lumene: tapped Michel Dallemagne to serve as CEO. He will be responsible for accelerating the growth of the business internationally, building on the solid foundation, achieved to date under the leadership of Tapio Pajuharju and the management team.… Read More »
Blue, like beauty, is apparently in the eyes of the beholder.
Beiersdorf recently won a ruling from a top court that gives it a second chance to defend a trademark for the blue color on its Nivea products in an ongoing fight with Unilever. The… Read More »
No marketer worth his or her salt would be crazy enough to overlook the tremendous buying power of women. Study after study confirms that women control 90% of household spending budgets. Of course, today’s pampered kids seem to get everything a… Read More »
Sales: $27.4 billion
Key Personnel: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive officer; Laurent Attal, executive vice president, research and innovation; Nicolas Hieronimus, president, selective divisions; Barbara Laverno… Read More »
Sales: $32.8 billion
Key Personnel: Michael Treschow, chairman; Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Baillie, chief human resources officer; David Blanchard,… Read More »
The proliferation of Facebook has brought new life to “like.” Drones everywhere “like” this and “like” that...too bad there’s no “unlike” button to tell friends how we really feel about photos of… Read More »
Sales: $9.6 billion for the year ended June 30, 2014, but that total includes food management.
Key Personnel: H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark Eckhardt, executive vice presi… Read More »
Sales: $68.9 billion (estimated) for personal care, household care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $83 billion, for the year ended June 30, 2014.
Key Personnel: AG Lafley, chairman, president an… Read More »
Vantage Specialty Chemicals: appointed Richard McEvoy as its new chief executive officer.
In his new role, McEvoy will oversee all units of Vantage, including personal care, performance materials, and oleo chemicals.
Prior to joining Vantage, McEvoy… Read More »
First quarter highlights at Unilever show sales growth of 2.8% to $13.6 billion (€12.8 billion) with emerging markets up by 5.4%, according to the company. Personal care sales rose 2.7% to $5.1 billion, while home care increased 3.1% to $2.7 bil… Read More »
It may not be the pits, but it’s certainly not coming up roses, either. Regarded by many Europeans as a functional daily essential, deodorants have long been a relatively unexciting product category and posted just a 2% gain in 2013 (the latest… Read More »