JewelScent gets festive for milestone
LOS ANGELES — JewelScent, a candle brand that places rings inside of its scented candles and aromatherapy products, announced its one-year anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, the company is launching a limited-edition anniversary candle.
Each anniversary candle contains three mystery rings valued at $10 to $7500 each and also incorporates the fragrance of Spanish Sevilla Oranges along with powdered sugar.
"I am thrilled with the response we've received from our customers, JewelScent has come so far since the business started in my home," said Sara Nguyen, co-founder of JewelScent. "The past year has been so exciting. We have harnessed the power of social marketing, building an engaged network of 360K+ brand loyalists on Facebook alone. We are growing with our customers and we love it. People are excited about the JewelScent experience. They enjoy our fragrances, and are always eager to discover the design and value of their hidden ring."
The full collection of JewelScent products are available for purchase on JewelScent.com.
Molson Coors CEO Peter Swinburn to retire
DENVER — After 40 years in the beer business, Molson Coors Brewing Co. president and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring from the company and its board of directors on Dec. 31. The board has named Mark R. Hunter, currently CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe and a 25-year industry veteran, as his successor.
Hunter will step into the president and CEO role upon Swinburn’s retirement, at which time he will also join the company’s board. Swinburn, who has served as Molson Coors’ CEO since 2008, will continue to lead the company until his retirement, working closely with the board and Hunter to ensure a smooth transition.
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Peter for his extraordinary contributions during the past six years as our company’s CEO,” Peter H. Coors, board chairman, said. “Peter has personified the values, culture and performance that have become the hallmark of our organization, and as a board, we respect his decision to retire and appreciate his continued leadership through this transition. Peter has led the company through a period of significant growth and change, with milestones that include the formation of the MillerCoors JV in the United States, the acquisition of StarBev in Europe, and the development of additional strong and growing global brands. Simply put, we are a stronger, more global and more dynamic company today as a result of Peter’s influence. At the same time, we are excited that we have an executive of Mark’s caliber who can seamlessly step into the CEO role. Mark is a true leader and brings a deep knowledge of all aspects of our business, as well as years of exceptional brand-building and commercial beer industry expertise. He also is recognized throughout our organization for his integrity and belief in the extraordinary people who make Molson Coors so successful. The board is confident that Mark is the right person to lead us going forward and continue our strong momentum.”
“It has been a privilege to be part of the Molson Coors organization for the past 12 years, and I am proud of all we have accomplished during my time here. Molson Coors has the right strategy in place, a strong financial foundation, and some of the most dedicated and talented leaders — like Mark Hunter — in the beer industry. I am confident that under Mark’s leadership, the Company’s best days are ahead. At the same time, it is business as usual at Molson Coors and we will remain focused on growing our brands and creating value for shareholders,” Swinburn added.
Hunter has served as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe since January 2013. Prior to that role, Hunter served as CEO and president of Central Europe since June 2012 and as CEO and president of MCBC UK from December 2007 until June 2012. Previously, from May 2005 to November 2007, he was chief commercial officer for Molson Coors Canada, where he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities.
From 1997 to 2005, he served on the board of Bass Brewers Ltd. and Coors Brewers Limited, now MCBC UK, as marketing director. During such time, Hunter had accountability for the Bass Brewers brand portfolio, including Carling plus business unit strategy and export development. From 1989 to 1997, Hunter held marketing leadership roles for Bass Brewers. Before joining Bass Brewers in 1989, he held sales positions with Hallmark Cards and Bulmers Drinks. Hunter has a bachelor honors degree in marketing and business administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where he also was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2009.
“Molson Coors is extremely well-positioned for growth, with world-renowned brands, strong market share across key geographies, and the most talented and dedicated employees in the industry. I am grateful to the board for its vote of confidence and look forward to working closely with them and with our management team over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition and execute on our strategy for growing brands and shareholder value,” Hunter said.
Eternal Energy launches new time-release energy shot
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LXR Biotech announced the launch of Eternal Energy TR, a 1.93-oz. time release energy shot that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours, according to the company. The product uses a time-released energy blend called Nutratheine, which has green tea extract as the primary active ingredient.
"We saw the need for a product that gets you through your entire work day," said Eternal Energy brand manager Richard Ensley. "Let's face it, most of us work more than five hours. We need something that can get us up and going in the morning and last until we get home. Eternal Energy TR is the first and only energy shot to deliver results for that length of time."
Eternal Energy TR will debut on retail shelves in the fall and is available for puchase at EternalEnergyShot.com