Sales: $252 million
Key Personnel: Keech Combe Shetty and Akshay Shetty, co-chief executive officers.
Major Products: Hair care, oral care, men’s grooming and feminine health products.
Comments: In May, Combe Inc. joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, in which members use a standardized label on-package to communicate to consumers how to recycle or properly dispose of product packaging.
“We are pleased to use the consumer-friendly How2Recycle labels on our packaging to help our consumers recycle our packaging correctly. It is an important part of Combe’s sustainability efforts,” said Tim Williams, senior vice president of operations and manufacturing.
Combe’s Just for Men brand is possibly the most well known men’s hair coloring product in the world.
Unfortunately, the brand has found itself in a class action suit. Garnett Davis filed a suit in February in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Combe Inc., citing product liability, negligence, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, negligent representation and fraud. A St. Louis-based law firm is representing Davis.