Top Companies Report

50. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

July 10, 2013

Mellville, NY

Corporate sales: $110 million for personal care. Corporate sales: $1.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Key Personnel: Irwin D. Simon, founder, president, CEO and chairman; John Carroll, executive vice president and CEO, Hain Celestial US; Peter Burns, chief sales officer, grocery, snacks and personal care; James R. Meiers, president, Hain Celestial Personal Care and chief supply chain officer, grocery, snacks and personal care; Gerald F. Amantea, Ph.D., vice president, technical services; Mary Celeste Anthes, senior vice president, corporate relations; Nathalie Yin, director, marketing of Hain Celestial Personal Care; Sarah Galusha, director of marketing for Alba Botanica.

Major Products: Personal care products including hair care, skin care, acne treatments and more products. Major brands include Jason, Zia Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics, Alba Botanica and Queen Helene. The Earth’s Best line also includes select home care products.

New Products: Alba Botanica—Good & Clean skin care (Gentle Acne Wash, Toxin Release Scrub, Daily Detox Foaming Cleanser, Pore Purifying Mini Peel, and Dual Textured Exfoliating Towelettes), Hawaiian hair line; Jason— Dandruff Relief 2 in 1 treatment shampoo + conditioner; Queen Helene Royal — Curl Reactivator, Princess Curl; Earth’s Best baby care

Comments: In the US, if you are eating, snacking or drinking something with an organic/natural or healthy slant, there’s a good chance Hain Celestial owns the brand. On the company’s roster are brands such as Rice Dream, Celestial Seasonings, Garden of Eatin’, Terra Chips and Earth’s Best Baby to name just a few. But this Melville, NY-based firm also has several in natural/organic personal care companies under its umbrella. Its range includes skin, hair and oral care, deodorants, baby care, acne treatments and sunscreens. There’s even a few home care products in the mix now too, as Earth’s Best offers wipes and a spray nursery cleaner.

All told, personal care products accounted for approximately 8% of Hain’s consolidated net sales in 2012. However, it is a shrinking portion of the company’s portfolio; personal care sales represented 10% of sales in both 2011 and 2010.

Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason and Earth’s Best personal care products are manufactured in Culver City, CA. 
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