SUPPLIER NEWS — Pacific World is launching exclusively at Walmart in March its new GeoGirl eco-friendly beauty line for tweens. The 69-SKU collection, which has suggested retail pricing between $3.98 and $5.98, includes makeup for face, lips, cheeks and eyes, as well as skin and body care. The formulas are made with 100%-natural fragrances, and the packaging is made of recyclable materials.
Hair care company Salon Grafix is releasing for spring its new 450 Maximum Heat Protect spray to help protect hair from the extreme heat of such styling appliances as flat irons, blow-dryers and curling irons. The product will retail for $6.99.
Celebrity and supermodel Heidi Klum has teamed up with Coty to develop and market her own signature fragrance called Heidi Klum Shine. The fragrance is expected to launch in fall 2011 and will be managed by the Coty Beauty division.
EXECUTIVE NEWS — Procter & Gamble’s Robert Steele, vice chairman of global health and well-being, will retire effective Sept. 1. Steele oversees oral care, feminine care, personal health care, pet care and snacks for P&G. As part of this management change, P&G will consolidate its current three global business units into two: beauty and grooming, and household care. The oral care and feminine care businesses will become part of P&G’s beauty and grooming GBU. The personal health care, pet care and snacks businesses will become part of P&G’s household care GBU.