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KDC expands into home care with acquisition

KDC expands into home care with acquisition

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the Ontario-based personal care and cosmetics contract manufacturer announced the acquisition of the Aromair Fine Fragrance Company, a move that expands the KDC business into a whole new industry.

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty retailer is now accepting applications for its program supporting women entrepreneurs in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries. Though founders need not be beauty brand leaders to apply; Sephora is also actively recruiting...

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

By Deanna Utroske

This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward...

The Notables 2017 (image courtesy of The Fragrance Foundation)

The Fragrance Foundation honors ten industry leaders of the future

By Deanna Utroske

Last Thursday evening at the LVMH Tower in New York City, the foundation held its third-annual event celebrating The Notables, accomplished millennial executives working in every facet of the fragrance business from oil houses through to brands.

image courtesy of Beautycounter

Beautycounter brings in new executive leaders

By Deanna Utroske

The ‘safer skincare’ and ‘cleaner cosmetics’ company announced this week that four men, with significant industry experience, have joined the Beautycounter team. And, one company-founding executive is on her way out.

Kathy Cullin, General Manager of Bare Escentuals US

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

By Deanna Utroske

On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in it Cullin reports to Marc Rey, president and CEO of Shiseido Americas.

Changes in the ranks at Fragrance West

Changes in the ranks at Fragrance West

By Deanna Utroske

The Van Nuys, California–based creative perfumery and fragrance manufacturer recently announced several senior staff appointments that company president Christina Fiduccia believes will meaningfully advance Fragrance West’s standing in the industry.

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