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February 2, 2012

Burt’s Bees, a maker of natural personal care products, has developed a new collection, dubbed “Güd,” that is reimagined for the millennial generation.

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees, a maker of natural personal care products, has developed a new collection, dubbed “Güd,” that is reimagined for the millennial generation.

February 2, 2012

Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has introduced its new Naturally Dry antiperspirant line, which is positioned as the first antiperspirant stick made entirely with sustainably sourced ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources, and without artificial fragrances, preservatives and silicones.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has introduced its new Naturally Dry antiperspirant line, which is positioned as the first antiperspirant stick made entirely with sustainably sourced ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources, and without artificial fragrances, preservatives and silicones.

January 26, 2012

CARA B Natural Products, a maker of ethnic personal care products, has just launched its collection of all-natural skin and hair care products formulated especially for ethnic babies and children in Target stores across the country.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CARA B Natural Products, a maker of ethnic personal care products, has just launched its collection of all-natural skin and hair care products formulated especially for ethnic babies and children in Target stores across the country.

January 16, 2012

Mintel Group, a supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has named Katie Gross as VP beauty and personal care division for the United States and Canada, based in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Mintel Group, a supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has named Katie Gross as VP beauty and personal care division for the United States and Canada, based in Chicago.

This new position will report to Jane Henderson, global president of the beauty and personal care division.

As VP America and Canada, Gross will direct the published and custom business. Her experience includes the beauty industry and consumer research. Gross rejoins Mintel from Toluna, a global online panel company.

December 6, 2011

As rising costs eat into margins, personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures, integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency, according to findings of recent research from Kline & Co.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — As rising costs eat into margins, personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures, integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency, according to findings of recent research from Kline & Co.

According to the research firm’s “Personal Care: U.S. Competitor Cost Structures 2011” report, costs of goods sold — which includes raw materials, packaging, processing and overhead — have increased on average to claim 11.1% of the net sales total in 2011, compared with 10.6% in 2009.

November 10, 2011

Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

November 4, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia. Unilever initially is acquiring 82% of Concern Kalina for approximately €390 million (U.S. $537 million). The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.


October 20, 2011

Look Good…Feel Better, a global program dedicated to boosting cancer patients’ self-esteem and confidence through lessons on appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, has announced the details of 12 new partnership programs being launched to support Look Good...Feel Better during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

WASHINGTON — Look Good…Feel Better, a global program dedicated to boosting cancer patients’ self-esteem and confidence through lessons on appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, has announced the details of 12 new partnership programs being launched to support Look Good...Feel Better during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 14, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

LONDON — Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

Unilever initially is acquiring 82% of Concern Kalina for approximately €390 million ($537 million). The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

October 7, 2011

Unilever’s Gina Boswell, who was recently appointed EVP personal care for North America, has been selected as a 2011 Achiever of the Year, one of the highest awards bestowed in the beauty industry, by nonprofit Cosmetic Executive Women.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Gina Boswell, who was recently appointed EVP personal care for North America, has been selected as a 2011 Achiever of the Year, one of the highest awards bestowed in the beauty industry, by nonprofit Cosmetic Executive Women.

This year’s honorees will be feted Oct. 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

September 21, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels have soared, growing by nearly $1 billion since 2005, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co., and more double-digit growth is expected as consumers increasingly opt for the convenience of at-home shopping to meet their beauty needs.

PARSIPPANY, N.J.  — Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels have soared, growing by nearly $1 billion since 2005, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co., and more double-digit growth is expected as consumers increasingly opt for the convenience of at-home shopping to meet their beauty needs.
 

September 16, 2011

Former CVS/pharmacy product development manager Elizabeth Karvonen has joined the Emerson Group, where she will work on the beauty and personal care businesses at CVS/pharmacy.

WAYNE, Pa. — Former CVS/pharmacy product development manager Elizabeth Karvonen has joined the Emerson Group, where she will work on the beauty and personal care businesses at CVS/pharmacy.


Prior to joining the Emerson Group, Karvonen was a product development manager at CVS/pharmacy, where she developed private-label beauty and personal care products. In her first year, she developed more than 160 private-label products and was responsible for supply chain and logistics for the private-label beauty and personal care categories.

 

September 6, 2011

The U.S. specialty actives market is on the rise as consumers gain a better understanding of personal care active ingredients and increasingly demand products that deliver results, according to a recent report from consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The U.S. specialty actives market is on the rise as consumers gain a better understanding of personal care active ingredients and increasingly demand products that deliver results, according to a recent report from consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

August 24, 2011

Many consumers continue to express desire for natural and organic personal care products, and that holds especially true when it comes to baby care.



Many consumers continue to express desire for natural and organic personal care products, and that holds especially true when it comes to baby care.


Parents understandably are cautious about the products they put on their baby’s skin and often seek natural or organic baby care products that are free of harsh ingredients. As evidenced by the slew of natural and organic baby care products that continue to hit the market, manufacturers and distributors are heeding the call.


August 5, 2011

Walgreens on Friday announced the pharmacy is hosting a Walgreens Pavilion at The Black Women’s Expo this weekend at McCormick Place.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Friday announced it is hosting a Walgreens Pavilion at The Black Women’s Expo this weekend at McCormick Place. Activities will include free health screenings from the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour bus, one-on-one health consultations, free samples of popular beauty products and networking opportunities for diverse companies interested in doing business with Walgreens. Flu shots also will be available for $10.

July 25, 2011

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations. The changes include several executive moves, including the appointment of Dave Lewis, president of the Americas, as president of personal care, consisting of skin, deodorants, oral and hair.


July 8, 2011

Market research company Kline recently announced a series of complimentary webinars in the coming weeks around the personal care, home care and healthcare industries.

NEW YORK — Market research company Kline recently announced a series of complimentary webinars in the coming weeks around the personal care, home care and healthcare industries.

The series includes five webinars on the skin care market, cosmetics and toiletries, home fragrances, anti-aging and natural over-the-counter remedies scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from July 19 through July 27.

For more information, click here.

July 7, 2011

Stinky Boyz from Pro Athletics showcased at NACDS Marketplace its line of all-natural personal hygiene products for boys and young men. What makes these products really cool and unique is that they are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, which is a strong antioxidant to help cleanse the body of toxins.

Stinky Boyz from Pro Athletics showcased at NACDS Marketplace its line of all-natural personal hygiene products for boys and young men. What makes these products really cool and unique is that they are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, which is a strong antioxidant to help cleanse the body of toxins. The collection includes deodorant and hair and body wash in the shape of sports balls. The hair and body wash includes a silicon wrist handle for easy grip and hanging.

June 26, 2011

Looking to appeal to boys and young men with its innovative product design is Stinky Boyz, a line of all-natural personal hygiene products that are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, a strong antioxidant that helps cleanse the body of toxins.

BOSTON — Looking to appeal to boys and young men with its innovative product design is Stinky Boyz, a line of all-natural personal hygiene products that are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, a strong antioxidant that helps cleanse the body of toxins.

The collection includes hair and body wash that has a silicon wrist handle for easy grip and hanging. After the hair and body wash is gone, the handle can be used as a wristband. The collection also includes deodorant (pictured).
 

June 26, 2011

Love & Toast by Margot Elena puts a fresh face on natural with its colorful, fashion-forward packaging. The collection includes fragrance, body care, lip care and hair care. All of the brand’s body care products are more than 97% natural.

BOSTON — Love & Toast by Margot Elena puts a fresh face on natural with its colorful, fashion-forward packaging. The collection includes fragrance, body care, lip care and hair care. All of the brand’s body care products are more than 97% natural.

A portion of each sale goes to Regional Affiliates of Girls, providing education and services to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.

June 16, 2011

Review websites have become an essential tool for the discriminating consumer, so it's only natural that one would crop up for consumer goods.

NEW YORK — Review websites have become an essential tool for the discriminating consumer, so it's only natural that one would crop up for consumer goods.

Consmr provides ratings for product categories ranging from consumables and personal care to hair care and household items, allowing users to give products between one and five stars. Advertising Age described it as a consumer product version of restaurant review site Yelp.

May 26, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday promoted Mike Spear to divisional merchandise manager of the retailer’s personal care division and announced that Lauren Vondrasek is transitioning to the company’s beauty merchandising unit, which is headed by Barbara Larson.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday promoted Mike Spear to divisional merchandise manager of the retailer’s personal care division and announced that Lauren Vondrasek is transitioning to the company’s beauty merchandising unit, which is headed by Barbara Larson.

Spear has more than 20 years of retail experience, most recently as director of category planning at Walgreens.

May 10, 2011

Organic baby brand Green Babies has teamed up with manufacturer MZB Accessories to introduce its baby body care line at Whole Foods Markets throughout the Northeast region.

NEW YORK — Organic baby brand Green Babies has teamed up with manufacturer MZB Accessories to introduce its baby body care line at Whole Foods Markets throughout the Northeast region.

The full spectrum of skin, hair and bath products for babies is tear-free and contains no artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens or sulfates. Green Babies products retail for between $8.99 and $10.99.

May 4, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States increased 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 — which is above pre-recession levels — thanks to technological advances, promotional activity and rising consumer confidence, according to worldwide consulting and research firm Kline.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States increased 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 — which is above pre-recession levels — thanks to technological advances, promotional activity and rising consumer confidence, according to worldwide consulting and research firm Kline.

April 5, 2011

Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.
 
Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend hand creams combine certified organic shea butter, soybean oil and sunflower oil with botanical extracts to hydrate, nourish and pamper dry hands.
 
The Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend hand cream collection includes: