Top Companies Report

26. L'Occitane

August 6, 2012

France
www.loccitane.com

Sales: $1.1 billion

Key Personnel: David Boynton, group managing director; Benoit Mennegand, CFO/IT/supply chain; Chris Giunta, vice president of finance and accounting; Christina Polychroni, vice president of marketing and public relations; Teresa Gefter, vice president of retail sales; David McConnachie, vice president of retail development; Franck Vergara, vice president of wholesale UK and US; Suria Porta, vice president of human resources and learning and development; Matt Kritzer, vice president of international web development; Jean–Louis Pierrisnard, chief scientific officer.

Major Products: Divine Cream, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Almond Milk Concentrate, Immortelle Precious Cream, Verbena Eau de Toilette, Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo, and Angelica Hydration Cream.

New Products: Immortelle Brightening Essence, Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream, Immortelle Precious Serum, Rose des Champs, Amande Shower Scrub, Amande Beautiful Shape, Amande Smooth Hands, Angelica Instant Hydration Masque, Angelica Exfoliating Gel, Angelica Hydration Face Mist, Radiance and Color Shampoo, Radiance and Color Conditioner, Radiance and Color Mask, Eau de Cologne Eau Universelle, Eau de Cologne Eau Ravissante, Eau de Cologne Eau Captivante, Shea Ultra Rich Face Cream, Shea Protective Cream SPF 20 and Shea Ultra Gentle Moisturizer. To be launched: Bonne Mere collection, Immortelle Precious Serum, Shea Butter limited editions, Holiday 2012 collection.

Comments: Making news headlines this year, Club Med announced an exclusive partnership with L’Occitane to create the first L’Occitane branded spa in North America. The spa opened in December 2011 at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, an all-inclusive family resort in Florida.


Angelica Exfoliating Gel is new from L’Occitane.
The 5,000-sq.-ft. spa features seven indoor treatment rooms including one designed for couples massages, a manicure and pedicure area, Zen lounge and a L’Occitane boutique featuring more than 80 products. The spa experience and interior decor was specifically designed for Club Med Sandpiper Bay.


L’Occitane’s new Radiance & Color Care Mask.
“Each L’Occitane product is a multi-sensory spa experience in itself—our partnership with Club Med takes the indulgence one step further with expert treatments,” explained David Boynton, L’Occitane group managing director North Atlantic and Australia. “We’re thrilled to offer L’Occitane fans a new way to experience Provence in an elegant setting.”


In addition to adult treatments, the spa also features teen and junior treatments for younger guests, including pedicures and facials.
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