Former Matrixx Initiatives executive shifts to Prestige Brands
IRVINGTON, N.Y. Prestige Brands on Monday named Timothy Connors to the position of chief marketing officer.
“We are excited to have [Connors] leading our marketing organization at Prestige,” stated Matthew Mannelly, Prestige president and CEO. “He brings a terrific combination of consumer and customer focus to our team. His marketing expertise, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit will serve our iconic brands well as we continue to build our brands in the marketplace.”
Connors comes to Prestige from Matrixx Initiatives, where he most recently served as VP marketing.
Prestige Brands markets and distributes brand name over-the-counter healthcare, personal care and household products throughout the United States, Canada and certain international markets. Key brands include Compound W wart treatments, Chloraseptic sore throat and allergy treatments, New Skin liquid bandage, Clear Eyes and Murine eye and ear care products, Little Remedies pediatric over-the-counter healthcare products, The Doctor’s NightGuard dental protector, Cutex nail polish remover and both Comet and Spic and Span household cleaners.
Mac opens Times Square flagship
NEW YORK Mac Cosmetics has opened the doors of its flagship in Manhattan’s Times Square.
The 1,700-sq.-ft. store is located on Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets and shares the block with two high-profile projects still in development: Forever 21 and Disney Store.
With its glossy black finishes and streamlined edges, the new Mac store has a dramatic, high-tech look, with glossy black finishes, makeup counters surrounded by LED screens and touch-screen computers to assist shoppers.
Coty to launch Baby Phat’s Dare Me fragrance
NEW YORK Coty Beauty has announced the launch this spring of Kimora Lee Simmons’ newest fragrance called Baby Phat Dare Me.
The young, sexy scent marks the fifth fragrance that Simmons has created since partnering with Coty in 2005. Dare Me targets girls ages 16 to 24 years. The fragrance will be available beginning April in select stores nationwide, such as Walgreens, Target and Kohl’s.
The floriental fragrance opens with a smooth coconut top note that blends into a velvety blackberry creme and vanilla orchid with a warm dry down of creme de musk and sandalwood. The fragrance is complemented with a hot fuschia pink carton. The bottle is hot fuschia pink with a jeweled cap with metallic gold details.
The suggested retail price is $28 (1 oz. eau de toilette), $17 (0.5 oz. eau de toilette) and $12.99 (travel size eau de toilette).