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Lisa M. Edwards to join board of directors at Colgate-Palmolive

By Deanna Utroske

The Salesforce executive will take her seat at the table March 1st; and later this year 2 board members will retire. The leadership changes come at a time of transition for Colgate: the consumer products company’s next CEO takes his post in April.

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Charlotte Tilbury to open first US store this summer

By Deanna Utroske

The color cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance brand led by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury announced the location of its first own-brand retail shop in North America this week. The flagship store is a next step in what has been a steady progression of...

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CBD personal care maker Green Growth Brands adds ecommerce

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Columbus, Ohio – based cannabis company has opened both physical retail and online retail spaces serving beauty consumers in the US, looking for skin care, bath, and body care formulated with hemp-derived CBD.

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Colgate announces next CEO

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the global consumer brands company (which owns Tom’s of Maine, Irish Spring, Lady Speed Stick, and other personal care brands) announced that Noel Wallace, currently COO at Colgate-Palmolive, will become CEO in April.

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Maria Dempsey joins NEST Fragrances as CEO

By Deanna Utroske

The luxury fragrance company Laura Slatkin founded 10 years ago is poised for international growth, new digital initiatives, and expansion into even more product categories. And Dempsey, who brings substantial industry experience to the role vacated by...

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Vantage Specialty Chemicals acquires German surfactant maker

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care ingredient maker announced the deal late last week. By adding LEUNA-Tenside GmbH to the Vantage business, the company hopes to expand its specialty personal care offerings and grow its reach in Europe.

Alan Jope, incoming CEO (photo via Unilever)

Unilever’s next CEO is current president of beauty and personal care

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the New Year, Alan Jope will take over as CEO of the multinational consumer goods company. Having most recently led the beauty and personal care business—Unilever’s largest division—and been with company his entire career, Jope has the...

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

By Deanna Utroske

Camillo Pane took on the CEO role in July of 2016 just about one year after he joined Coty’s category development team. Now Pane is out and Pierre Laubies, an executive who’s apparently adept at reducing the debt burden of CPG companies, is in as CEO...

Holly Cardinali to lead CPL Aromas US market growth

Holly Cardinali to lead CPL Aromas US market growth

By Deanna Utroske

This month the British fragrance company announced Cardinali’s new role as Business Development Manager for its USA division, making CPL the latest in a string of global fragrance makers to solidify plans to advance and expand business in the United States.

Avon cuts back US operations

Avon cuts back US operations

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty, personal care, and wellness company announced plans this week to streamline operations in New York State. Avon is closing offices and reducing staff, all in an effort to “fuel growth,” according to company executives.

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