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February 8, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has promoted Pam Prisk to director of corporate development for GSK Consumer Healthcare North America, effective immediately.

PITTSBURGH — GlaxoSmithKline has promoted Pam Prisk to director of corporate development for GSK Consumer Healthcare North America, effective immediately.  

February 8, 2013

Kimberly-Clark announced its continued increase in production of face masks and other personal protective equipment products in response to increased customer demand from acute care facilities across the country.

ROSWELL, Ga. — Kimberly-Clark on Friday announced its continued increase in production of face masks and other personal protective equipment products in response to increased customer demand from acute care facilities across the country.

February 4, 2013

Merz North America on Monday named Jim Hartman VP of the Merz Aesthetics business unit, which includes Xeomin, Radiesse and Belotero Balance.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz North America on Monday named Jim Hartman VP of the Merz Aesthetics business unit, which includes Xeomin, Radiesse and Belotero Balance. 

Hartman was hired in June 2012 to lead the U.S. Dermatology Business Unit, which includes Naftin, Mederma and the recently launched Onmel. Prior to joining Merz, Hartman was VP global marketing and business development at Obagi Medical Products, a provider of topical skin care treatments. 

January 24, 2013

In the height of the one of the worst flu seasons in recent years, Kleenex is hand-delivering care packs to unsuspecting fans all across North America. Three fans will receive what could be the surprise of a lifetime.

DALLAS — In the height of the one of the worst flu seasons in recent years, Kleenex is hand-delivering care packs to unsuspecting fans all across North America. Three fans will receive what could be the surprise of a lifetime.

 

January 14, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America launched a new integrated marketing campaign for M&M's Brands called 'Better With M.' The campaign will feature a 30-second commercial to air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America launched a new integrated marketing campaign for M&M's Brands called 'Better With M.' The campaign will feature a 30-second commercial to air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

January 11, 2013

Skin care brand CeraVe, developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, is expanding its portfolio with a line of sun care products slated to hit stores beginning this month.

NEW YORK — Skin care brand CeraVe, developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, is expanding its portfolio with a line of sun care products slated to hit stores beginning this month.

The new CeraVe Sun Care line, developed with dermatologists, includes eight products for the face and body with various applications offering both broad spectrum SPF 30 and SPF 50 protection, and will be sold in the sun protection aisle in drug stores and mass market.

December 28, 2012

Hillshire Brands will introduce new products in the frozen breakfast category over the next few years in an effort for the company to become the most innovative meat-centric food company throughout North America.

CHICAGO — Hillshire Brands will introduce new products in the frozen breakfast category over the next few years in an effort for the company to become the most innovative meat-centric food company throughout North America.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Hillshire, backed by an enhanced marketing and advertising campaign, will offer new easy-to-heat breakfast bowls, quesadillas, burritos and egg sandwiches.

December 14, 2012

French beauty company L’Oréal has announced the opening of what it said is the largest hair color production plant in the world in terms of production capacity.

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ — French beauty company L’Oréal has announced the opening of what it said is the largest hair color production plant in the world in terms of production capacity.

With an investment totaling $100 million, this new factory will double the production capacity in Mexico, and will supply both Latin America and North America.

December 7, 2012

Fans were never given the chance to choose specific color combinations for mass-produced packages — until now.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Admit it, you have a favorite M&M's color, and you'll defend that "melts in your mouth, not in your hands" color with robust vigor. M&M'S has a rich, "colorful" history dating back more than 70 years. Fans were never given the chance to choose specific color combinations for mass-produced packages — until now. Mars Chocolate North America announced new limited edition 8-oz.

December 4, 2012

The International Fragrance Association of North America has announced the release of "The Story of Fragrances," a documentary that gives an inside look at the fragrance industry and the science behind some of the world's most well-known and successful perfumes.

WASHINGTON – The International Fragrance Association of North America has announced the release of "The Story of Fragrances," a documentary that gives an inside look at the fragrance industry and the science behind some of the world's most well-known and successful perfumes.

The film features such perfumers as Carlos Benaim, creator of Polo by Ralph Lauren. Benaim and other artists come together to discuss their expertise, inspirations and knowledge of the fragrance industry.

November 28, 2012

Coty has announced the appointment of Marc Rey as president of Coty Prestige U.S. and regional VP of Coty Prestige North America, starting Jan. 2.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced the appointment of Marc Rey as president of Coty Prestige U.S. and regional VP of Coty Prestige North America, starting Jan. 2.

Among Rey's key responsibilities will be the current U.S. Coty Prestige portfolio, Coty Prestige Canada, Philosophy and Sephora key account responsibility for the Americas. He will report to Jean Mortier, president of Coty Prestige, and will be located in New York.

November 28, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has appointed a new CFO and head of its North America business, the generic drug maker said.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy's Labs has appointed a new CFO and head of its North America business, the generic drug maker said.

Dr. Reddy's said Umang Vohra will take over the role of EVP and head of generics for North America, starting in January 2013. Vohra has been CFO of Dr. Reddy's for the past four years.

Saumen Chakraborty will take over as CFO of Dr. Reddy's following Vohra's reappointment. Chakraborty is currently president and global head of quality, human resources, information technology and business process excellence.

November 16, 2012

Current Nestlé Waters North America president and CEO Kim Jeffery will step down from the role after 20 years, to assume a nonexecutive chairman position on Feb. 1, 2013, the company announced on Thursday. He will be succeeded by Tim Brown, current president and CEO of Nestlé Canada.

STAMFORD, Conn. – Current Nestlé Waters North America president and CEO Kim Jeffery will step down from the role after 20 years, to assume a nonexecutive chairman position on Feb. 1, 2013, the company announced on Thursday. He will be succeeded by Tim Brown, current president and CEO of Nestlé Canada.

Brown, 49, has served as president and CEO of Nestlé Canada since 2010, overseeing such global brands as Lean Cuisine, Kit Kat and Smarties. Previously, Brown spent 22 years at Nestlé Waters North America as EVP retail operations and general manager.

November 15, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has announced the appointment of former Kraft Foods executive Michael Hsu as president of North America consumer products, succeeding Robert Abernathy, who announced his intent to retire after more than 30 years with the company.

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has announced the appointment of former Kraft Foods executive Michael Hsu as president of North America consumer products, succeeding Robert Abernathy, who announced his intent to retire after more than 30 years with the company. 

Abernathy will remain with K-C through 2013 to oversee the European strategic changes announced last month in K-C's earnings call. Abernathy and Hsu will report to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk.

November 6, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has made a few new executive appointments, the drug maker said Tuesday.

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has made some new executive appointments, the drug maker said Tuesday.

Teva promoted Allan Oberman, currently SVP North America generic pharmaceuticals, to president and CEO of Teva Americas Generics. In the new role, Oberman will report directly to Teva president and CEO Jeremy Levin and have continued responsibility for generics in the North American market and overall management of the company's Latin American businesses.

November 5, 2012

Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has appointed Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has appointed Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America. Graham previously served as president and general manager of Beiersdorf. 


October 17, 2012

Ansell Healthcare on Wednesday announced the launch of Zero and Zero Larger.

ISELIN, N.J. — Ansell Healthcare on Wednesday announced the launch of Zero and Zero Larger. Zero is the thinnest latex condom now offered in America, 45% thinner than Ansell's standard latex design, and Zero Larger is now the thinnest large condom in the market in the United States, the company stated. 

According to consumer focus groups, condom users are consistently searching for more sensitive and better-fitting designs, and are willing to try different brands and styles to discover the condoms that best suit their needs. 

October 9, 2012

Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has announced the appointment of Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has announced the appointment of Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

Graham previously served as president and general manager of Beiersdorf. His new role includes leadership of both the United States and Canadian business units.
 
Graham was promoted to the position of general manager of Beiersdorf in August 2011, after joining the company as VP sales in 2007.

September 7, 2012

The future North American grocery business of Kraft Foods will deliver steady and profitable top-line growth, consistent bottom-line growth and a superior dividend payout, according to the business's future executive team.

BOSTON — The future North American grocery business of Kraft Foods will deliver steady and profitable top-line growth, consistent bottom-line growth and a superior dividend payout, according to the business's future executive team.

September 6, 2012

Mars Chocolate North America is ready for some football.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America is ready for some football.

The chocolate maker said it has launched its Snickers limited-edition NFL Minis, a 40-oz. pack of Snickers Minis that are adorned with wrappers featuring all 32 National Football League team logos.

August 29, 2012

Global consumers' intent to buy food and beverages online has jumped 44% in two years, and more than one-quarter (26%) said they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access — such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet — in the next three to six months, according to Nielsen.

NEW YORK — Global consumers' intent to buy food and beverages online has jumped 44% in two years, and more than one-quarter (26%) said they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access — such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet — in the next three to six months, according to Nielsen.

August 28, 2012

Self-checkout technology continues to rise in importance at retailers in North America, according to a new study by IHL Group.

NEW YORK — Self-checkout technology continues to rise in importance at retailers in North America, according to a new study by IHL Group.

The "2012 North American Kiosk" study finds that self-checkout shipments are increasing 8% year to year, with self-checkout transactions exceeding $255 billion annually in North America. Transactions at self-service kiosks are growing more than 7% per year in North America, and are expected to exceed $1 trillion by 2014.

August 20, 2012

PharmaSmart International and Microlife will offer an integrated assessment of cardiovascular health risk factors to healthcare providers under a new partnership between the companies.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International and Microlife will offer an integrated assessment of cardiovascular health risk factors to healthcare providers under a new partnership between the companies.

July 31, 2012

Following regulatory approval by the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, GlaxoSmithKline confirmed it has begun shipping the first lots of its 2012-2013 seasonal influenza vaccines to healthcare providers and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distribution centers.

PHILADELPHIA — Following regulatory approval by the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, GlaxoSmithKline confirmed it has begun shipping the first lots of its 2012-2013 seasonal influenza vaccines to healthcare providers and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distribution centers.

July 30, 2012

Coca-Cola has streamlined its operating structure and the senior leaders for those businesses, the company said.

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola has streamlined its operating structure and the senior leaders for those businesses, the company said.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Coca-Cola will organize around three major operating businesses: Coca-Cola International — which will consist of the company's Europe, Pacific and Eurasia and Africa operations; Coca-Cola Americas — which will consist of the company's North America and Latin America operations; and the Bottling Investments Group, which oversees the Coca-Cola-owned bottling operations outside of North America.