INDUSTRY NEWS — Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register. The FDA ordered the changes last summer but gave manufacturers one year — until this June — to get the revised bottles on the shelf. The FDA now is delaying the compliance dates of the 2011 final rule by six months, to Dec. 17 for products with sales of $25,000 or more; and until Dec. 17, 2013, for products with annual sales of less than $25,000.
SUPPLIER NEWS — Yardley London has launched its new Skin Indulgence bath and shower collection. Skin Indulgence bath and shower gels feature a paraben-free, biodegradable formula that is packaged with 50% recycled materials in a built-in pump. New Skin Indulgence bath bars also feature eco-friendly packaging in the form of biodegradable, recyclable cartons, and are created with 98% plant-derived ingredients in a pure vegetable base. The line is designed in vibrant colors, which stand out on retail shelves and look elegant on bathroom counters. This new collection began hitting retail shelves in May.
Rogaine has tapped Bill Rancic, an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and star of the reality show “Giuliana & Bill,” to serve as the brand’s first-ever “Growth Coach.” Rancic will share his own Rogaine success story and offer advice through Facebook, Twitter, an upcoming contest and various other online channels. Rancic also will be featured in Rogaine advertorials and print advertising in men’s publications.
EXECUTIVE NEWS — Ethnic hair care company Johnson Products has announced that its CEO, Eric Brown, will become executive chair as the company restructures and prepares for future growth. Succeeding Brown as CEO is Gabrielle Greene, who has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. She serves on several corporate boards, including Whole Foods and Stage Stores. In his new role, Brown will be actively involved with JPC, as well as focused on strategic initiatives and potential acquisitions. Renee Cottrell-Brown will remain in her current role as chief marketing officer.