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Drom adds perfume pro Hogan to its group of personal care gurus

BY Antoinette Alexander

MUNICH, Germany Drom fragrances has hired perfumer Thomas Hogan Jr. to strengthen its personal care and home fragrance team.

Hogan has more than 30 years of experience as a perfumer at companies such as Flavor and Fragrance Specialties, Robertet, Ungerer and Givaudan. He will be located in drom’s New Jersey creative center.

Munich-based drom has spread over the four major regions: Europe, Asia Pacific, The Middle East and the Americas. Drom is managed by the third generation of family members: Ferdinand Storp and Andreas Storp.

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Sierra Summits gets the word out: sunburn still a risk in cooler seasons

BY Antoinette Alexander

RENO Skin care company Sierra Summits, which makes High Altitude Adventure Sunblock, is reminding consumers of the importance of using sunblock in the fall and winter.

“During the winter, even cautious outdoor enthusiasts may unknowingly put their skin at risk by leaving it unprotected or under-protected,” sated Sierra Summits’ founder and chief executive officer Jennifer Rice. “Cool weather may lull people into thinking they don?t need sunscreen when, in fact, UV rays are intensified by now and high altitudes.”

According to the company, snow reflects 80 percent of UV rays and UV intensity increases by 10 percent every 1,000-foot increase in elevation. In the mountains or snow, skin can burn more severely in less time. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying sunscreen when in the sun for more than 20 minutes.

Seeing a need in the marketplace for an affordable formula that protects skin under intense, high-altitude conditions, Rice designed the Sierra Summits High Altitude Adventure Sunblock. The product promises to offer multiple hour, broad spectrum, high-altitude and photostable protection against UVB and UVA rays. The product is priced at $7.95 for a 1.5-ounce tube and $25 for an 8-ounce tube.

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Colgate-Palmolive announces dividend pay-outs

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Colgate-Palmolive’s board of directors has declared quarterly cash dividends of 40 cents per common share.

The dividends are payable on Nov. 14, 2008, to shareholders of record on Oct. 24, 2008, the company said.

Colgate has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.

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