Top Companies Report

20. L’Occitane

July 29, 2016

Sales: $1.4 billion

Key Personnel: Reinold Geiger, chairman and chief executive officer; André Hoffmann, vice chairman and Asia/Pacific BU president; Domenico Trizio, executive director and group managing director; Thomas Levilion, executive director and group chief financial officer; Karl Guénard, executive director and joint company secretary; Bénédicte Le Bris, head of research and development and quality;  Jean-François Gonidec, general manager of Laboratoires M&L;  Marcin Jasiak, managing director, Russia, Poland, Scandinavia, Central Europe, (STREAM) BU; Maddie Smith, regional managing director, North American BU; Anne Guidollet, chief marketing officer, L’Occitane En Provence Brand.

Major Products: Personal care, skin care and fragrance sold under L’Occitane en Provence, L’Occitane au Brésil Melvita, Le Couvent des Minimes and Erborian.

New Products: L’Occitane Limited Edition Verbena Collection; Aromachologie Body & Strength Leave-in Concentrate; Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection, Botanical Cologne of the Cloister collection, Le Couvent des Minimes 3-in-1 Micellar Water, Erborian Bamboo Shot Mask, Erborian Ginseng Mask.

Comments: L’Occitane International S.A. is a global natural ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products enterprise touted for having “true stories from around the world.”
In addition to celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, L’Occitane en Provence opened its fifth flagship store in Disney Springs, a center for world-class shopping, unique dining and high-quality entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

“We are so excited to officially open our doors at Disney Springs,” said David McConnachie, senior vice president of retail development at L’Occitane Inc. “L’Occitane en Provence strives to share the beauty of Provence, France with the rest of the world, and this new store offers us a great opportunity to serve as a go-to beauty destination for the many local shoppers and vacationing guests who visit Walt Disney World Resort.”

The store’s layout is divided into four key areas for guests to shop: Harvest Fragrances, Distillation, Soap Artistry and Texture Bar. Within each area lives a personalized experience from fragrance bottle engraving and customized soap stamping to real-time skin care consultations. New digital touch-points include iPads, mobile charging stations and an interactive photo booth that digitally transports shoppers to the emblematic lavender fields the South of France is known for, according to the company.