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CHI, Miss Universe Organization create hair care line

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK —The Miss Universe Organization and Farouk Systems have partnered to create the first hair care line together, named Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI. The line will hit shelves April 22 and be exclusively sold at Ulta Beauty. 

Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI was produced with key ingredients that allow women to rework and mold several styles in one day, the companies stated. A specially formulated blend of vitamins and oils, including moringa and macadamia, enhance volume to provide hold without product buildup, and contain anti-oxidants to make hair smooth and shiny.

"CHI has been a sponsor of the pageant since 2005, providing hair care and styling needs to contestants representing nearly 90 different countries, all with very different hair types," said Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. "No matter the hair type, CHI consistently delivers flawless, high quality professional care to the women who compete, allowing each of them to shine on stage," Shugart said.

The Miss Universe Style Illuminate by CHI consists of six products: Restage Dry Shampoo, Work Your Style Flexible Hair, Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray, Set the Stage Blow Dry Spray, Spotlight Shine Spray and Moringa & Macadamia Oil.

The Miss Universe by CHI tool collection consists of four devices: Professional Hair Dryer with 1800 watts of powerful airflow, Titanium Hairstyling Iron, Titanium Volumizing Iron and 1 ¼ Titanium Curling Iron. 

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Weis Markets announces center store promotions

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to director of center store sales; Maria Panko to senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods; and John Evans to center store sales manager.

As director of center store sales, Bosworth is responsible for sales, merchandising and procurement. In his new role, he will oversee a team of center store category managers. In 2011, he joined the company as a category manager and worked as a center store sales manager prior to his promotion.

Evans succeeds Bosworth as center store sales manager. In this position, he will help develop and implement center store sales building programs and initiatives. Evans, who joined the company in 2011, was a center store category manager prior to his promotion.

As senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods, Panko will continue to oversee the product development and sales and marketing for the company’s more than 6,300 private brand products, including center store, HBC and fresh private brand products. She will take on additional responsibilities for the procurement, merchandising and marketing of specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods.

Prior to her promotion, she was manager of private brands. Earlier in her career she worked as a category manager and for Daymon Worldwide where she worked on Weis Markets’ private brand account.

 

 

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Packaged Facts: Pet med market to reach $10 billion by 2018

BY Michael Johnsen

ROCKVILLE, Md. — U.S. retail sales of pet medications reached $8 billion in 2013, including sales through veterinarians, brick-and-mortar retailers and online according to a Packaged Facts report released Wednesday. This figure reflects a 2% increase over 2012 sales and a compound annual growth rate of 7% during the 2009-2013 period.

Growth in the overall pet medication category is attributable to the strength of several new product introductions, the return of Novartis products to the market (following the closure in 2012 of its Lincoln, Neb. plant), as well as continued strength of non-flea and tick drugs in the veterinary channel. By animal type, dogs accounted for the lion’s share of pet medication sales, at 77%, with cats representing the remainder.

Most marketers of pet medications in the U.S. slot into two groups: global pharmaceutical companies operating through animal health divisions and selling mainly through the veterinary channel, such as Merial; and pet product marketers selling through retail channels, including broad-line marketers like Central Garden & Pet and smaller companies focusing on over-the-counter pet health products. With the recent and ongoing cross-over into retail of formerly vet-only brands like Bayer’s Advantage and K9 Advantix, the pharmaceutical/veterinary vs. pet product/retail distinction is blurring, however. For many companies, antiparasitics are a key part of the pet medications portfolio, with flea-tick products representing their best-known consumer brands.

Looking to the future, Packaged Facts projects that pet medications sales will experience healthy returns through 2018. The market will grow from its 2013 level to more than $10 billion in 2018, reflecting a CAGR of 5%. As always, the biggest wildcard will be the weather for flea and tick sales. But as new products emerge in the coming years, the industry should be poised for healthy growth, noted Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle.

 

 

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