Coty partners with Chalhoub Group, Jashanmal to expand UAE presence
NEW YORK — Cosmetics maker Coty has entered a new joint venture that it said would expand its footprint in the United Arab Emirates.
Coty announced a deal with U.A.E.-based luxury goods distributors Chalhoub Group and Jashanmal to form Coty Distribution Emirates. Coty said the joint venture, developed in connection with its longstanding partnership with the Chalhoub Group, would expand its go-to-market capabilities in the United Arab Emirates and provide consumers in the region with better access to its brand portfolio, in addition to allowing it to consolidate the distribution of its products and ensure a cohesive market strategy there.
"The United Arab Emirates has enjoyed steady growth over the past decade and is a key emerging market for Coty and the beauty industry," Coty CEO Michele Scannavini said. "Both Chalhoub and Jashanmal have proven to be exceptional partners to Coty in the Middle East and through our new joint venture. We look forward to further growing our business in this important market."
Beauty company Kao announces executive moves
CINCINNATI — Kao — whose brands include Jergens, Biore and John Frieda — has announced several executive appointments, including the appointment of Paul Nunnari as president of Kao Canada, effective Jan. 1.
Succeeding Nunnari is John Sullivan, who has been named VP sales for Kao USA, effective Jan. 1.
Nunnari suceeds Simon Bureau, who recently passed away after a long illness. Nunnari’s responsibilities will include leading and growing both the mass and salon businesses in Canada with the salon brands Goldwell and KMS California and for the mass hair care brand John Frieda and skin care, Jergens, Curel and Biore.
Nunnari has been with Kao USA for the past four years as VP of sales for the mass business. He also has been an integral member of the U.S. senior management team responsible for the development and growth of the U.S. market, one of the largest markets within the Kao Group.
Nunnari’s prior experience includes a variety of management board positions at Johnson & Johnson. He served as VP sales at McNeil, Johnson & Johnson Merck and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. He began his career in sales at Proctor & Gamble.
”Paul’s vision and leadership qualities will play a significant role in the future growth and ongoing success of our Canadian business. His understanding of the business needs and brands, as well as his contagious enthusiasm, positions him well to lead the business forward. On behalf of the company, I wish to congratulate Paul on his new role,” said Joe Workman, Kao Americas president.
In his new role, Sullivan’s responsibilities will include managing the mass business sector’s sales organization, which include field sales, customer marketing, shopper insights and sales operations. Sullivan will report directly to John Nosek, Kao USA President. Sullivan has been with Kao USA since 2004 and has held a variety of roles with an increasing level of responsibility. In his latest role as senior director, sales strategies and effectiveness, he led both the trade marketing and sales operations departments.
In addition, Sullivan will become a member of the Kao USA Management Committee.
“We are excited to have John assume his new role here at Kao USA," Nosek said. "Since joining Kao, he has had a significant impact on our business. We are fortunate to have someone with John’s experience, track record of success and leadership to head our mass sales team."
Rite Aid extends hours for last-minute shopping
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is extending store hours and featuring gift items as the holiday shopping season comes to an end, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.
The company said it would extend store hours through Monday, as well as keeping some stores open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including some 24-hour stores.
"Whether you’ve just begun to shop or are at the end of your list, Rite Aid has a range of gifts that are perfect for your gift-giving needs," Rite Aid EVP merchandising Tony Montini said. "And with our nearly 4,600 locations nationwide operating under extended hours, people can quickly and easily cross names off their list and feel good about their giving."
In addition to items like batteries, tree trimmings and wrapping paper, stores will stock candy, toys, gift cards, electronics and bath and beauty items.