Sales: $963 million
Richard Harvey, chairman; Alex Kanellis, chief executive officer; Chris Davis, commercial director; Brandon Leigh, finance director; John Pantelireis, supply chain director
Personal care and toiletries—Imperial Leather, Joy, Cussons Kids, Premier, Carex and Original Source. Household products—Morning Fresh, Elephant, Radiant, Robb and Duck. The Sanctuary Spa is also owned by PZ Cussons.
Cussons First Years premium baby care, Kokosal Automat auto dish detergent (Poland), Imperial Leather SkinKind, Imperial Leather Dacha Parfum
PZ Cussons’ corporate sales jumped 27% last year—with its toiletries and household unit also posting a significant gain.
“2009 has been another successful year for PZ Cussons with strong performance in all territories despite the challenging economic environment,” commented then chairman Anthony Green. On July 1, Richard Harvey took over as chairman, replacing the retiring Green, who had served as executive chairman since 1993.
Green and staff have new digs as PZ Cussons recently moved into its new international headquarters near the Manchester Airport. Last year, the company opened a new innovation center in Salford, England.
New in 2010, PZ Cussons’ venerable Imperial Leather brand created a limited edition fragrance called Dacha, of which only 500 bottles were made available. Dacha includes many of the same oils, musks and balsams as the original Imperial Leather fragrance, but they were rebalanced and blended with new notes, to create a sensuous feminine fragrance, according to the company.
In November 2009, PZ Cusson’s subsidiary The Sanctuary at Covent Garden Ltd., acquired Body Experience Ltd., a provider of spa services.