Sales: $117 million
Sales: $117 million for personal care products. Corporate sales: $1 billion. Net income: $41 million for the year ended June 30, 2009.
Key Personnel: Irwin D. Simon, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Ira J. Lamel, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer; Gerald F. Amantea, vice president, technical services; Benjamin Brecher, senior vice president, special products; Ellen B. Deutsch, senior vice president and chief growth officer; James R. Meiers, chief supply chain officer, grocery and personal care.
Major Products: Natural personal care products sold under such brand names as Alba Bontanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Natural Products, Orjene, Shaman Earthly Organics, Heather’s, Queen Helene, Batherapy, Shower Therapy, Footherapy, Tushies, TenderCare and Zia Natural Skin Care.
New Products: Jason Natural Products—Body Scrubs, PowerSmile flavors toothpaste, Kids Only! daily detangling shampoo, Jason fragrance-free facial cleanser; Zia Natural Microdermabrasion System.
Comments: Personal care product sales soared 25% last year due to the strength of the Alba and Avalon brands. Last year, corporate sales topped $1 billion for the first time. Back in 1998, corporate sales were just $174 million.
Hain Celestial offers a wide range of natural foods, but the company is rapidly expanding into personal care, attracted by its higher margins.
For the nine months ended March 31, sales rose 12% to $872.6 million.