Braun Satin Hair brush makes U.S. debut
CINCINNATI — Following a European launch in 2009, Braun, a member of the P&G beauty and grooming family of brands, has announced the availability of the Braun Satin Hair brush in the United States.
Braun Satin Hair brush makes its exclusive debut in the United States on QVC on July 12. The brush has a suggested retail price of $65.
The battery-operated Braun Satin Hair brush combines Braun’s Active Ion Technology, which promises to give hair smoothness and shine, with its Seamless Bristle Technology.
Braun’s Active Ion Technology was designed to instantly deliver visibly more shine and smoothness to hair with every brush stroke. The brush’s uniquely designed jet delivers a stream of Active Ions to the hair to restore shine, and tame frizz and flyaways. Seamless Bristle Technology is designed for anti-damage brushing, featuring a smooth surface to glide gently through hair to prevent breakage and damage to the scalp.
The Braun Satin Hair brush U.S. launch will be supported by a marketing plan that leverages Braun’s "Free Your Head" movement.
Kline to offer free webinars on health, home and personal care
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.
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Bill Graham named Beiersdorf president
WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea, Nivea for Men and Eucerin, announced on Thursday the promotion of Bill Graham to president and general manager of the company. Effective immediately, Graham will be responsible for the strategic direction, growth and success of the U.S. affiliate.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, the company announced in March the departure of Robert Taylor-Hughes as president of Beiersdorf North America. At that time, Graham, then VP sales for Beiersdorf North America, assumed the role of acting GM in addition to his duties as VP sales.
As VP sales, a post he held since April 2007, Graham is credited with reshaping the U.S. sales organization to create a competitive advantage for the company. Under his leadership, Beiersdorf has experienced significant sales growth, improved its presence at retail and dramatically strengthened its relationships with U.S. customers, the company stated.
"Bill’s ability to deliver results has made him instrumental in making Beiersdorf the fastest-growing skin care company in the [United States], " said Peter Feld, executive board member responsible for Europe and North America. "I would like to congratulate Bill on this exciting promotion. I am extremely confident that he will continue to be an important leader in Beiersdorf’s future success."
Prior to joining Beiersdorf, Graham held a number of senior leadership positions at Novartis Consumer Healthcare, Bristol Myers-Squibb and Unilever.