Sales: $553 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Jean-David Schwartz, chief executive officer; Michael D’Arminio, chief creative officer; Ashley Good, chief sales officer; Guy Thier, chief information officer; Peter Matravers PhD, chief scientific officer; Bernadette Chala, chief legal officer, general counsel; Fabienne Smolinski, chief people officer; Stian Merck, managing director; Gregory Colbert, senior vice president, finance and business intelligence.
Major Products: Skin care, makeup, hair care and nutrition. Brands include RE9 Advanced, Arbonne Cosmetics, FC5, Clear Advantage, Before Sun, SeaSource Detox Spa, Arbonne Intelligence, Arbonne Essentials, Arbonne Evolution, PureVibrance and Arbonne Aromaessentials.
New Products: Energy Fizz Sticks (blackberry), Heritage Home hand wash and soaps, Let It Set refreshing finishing spray, Dissolve the Day facial cleansing cloths, Arbonne Essentials Mind Health supplements, RE9 Advanced Prepwork cleansing polish and hydrating dew cream.
Comments: This is the last year that Arbonne will appear in The Top 50. In February, the company was acquired by Groupe Rocher. A purchase price was not disclosed. The deal also includes Nature’s Gate, the personal care brand that is owned by Arbonne’s holding company, Natural Products Group (NPG).
Arbonne, founded in Switzerland in 1975, is a global business with sales revenue in excess of $550 million. It has one production site and four integrated distribution sites and operates with a direct selling model.
At the time of the announcement, Arbonne had approximately 800 employees and more than 250,000 active independent consultants selling product in the in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Poland.
Arbonne’s new CEO Jean-David Schwartz has more than two decades of industry experience in general management, finance, business strategy and international development. He has held executive positions for Yves Rocher, Stanhome, and Tridem Pharma Group, and most recently, as CEO for Yves Rocher North America.
In May, Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Corrective eye cream earned a Reader’s Choice award at the Total Beauty Awards, Best Beauty Products of 2018.