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Not Your Mother’s hair care now available at Ricky’s NYC

BY Antoinette Alexander

TAMPA, Fla. — Not Your Mother’s hair care is further expanding its distribution by adding Ricky’s NYC to its retail mix.

The “one-stop supershop for everything beauty,” is playing host to a diverse, cult-like following of clients from hip teenagers and their moms to celebrities and pro hair stylists. As of mid-November, Ricky’s NYC has brought in Not Your Mother’s full line of hair care in all its retail stores as well as its online store.

“We are always working on staying ahead of the trend and offer products that offer that something extra,” stated Bethany Pagliarulo, Not Your Mother’s owner.  “Ricky’s NYC is an amazing store and will introduce us to their great customers that might not yet have tried our products. Needless to say, we’re very excited to be part of their product mix.”

The line has experienced significant growth in 2012 adding new products, a new line of travel sizes and several major retailers. There are more than 11,500 retail locations in the United States currently selling Not Your Mother’s. The brand has also expanded internationally with success in Australia and this month in the U.K. (through Urban Outfitters). More international locations are expected to come in 2013.

 

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Estee Lauder announces organizational redesign

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder — whose brands include American Beauty, Flirt!, Aveda and Origins — has announced an organizational restructuring that includes the expansion in the number of group presidents.

Specifically, under the enhanced organizational design, the company will expand its number of group presidents, from two to four, adding two new senior positions to top management. The company will also further realign its brands to leverage additional innovations and strategic synergies, increasing its ability to become even more locally relevant and ensuring sharp focus on the greatest opportunities globally, the beauty company stated.

Key highlights of the reorganization, effective Jan. 1, 2013, include the following:

Thia Breen has been named to the new position of group president North America. Breen will oversee both the United States and Canadian affiliates, to further drive growth in these markets.

Lynne Greene has been named to the new position of group pesident, continuing to oversee the Clinique, Origins and Ojon global brands, with the addition of the Aveda and Darphin brands. Greene also will join the company’s Investment and Development Committee to help guide global M&A strategy.

Breen and Greene will continue to report to president and CEO Fabrizio Freda.

The company also announced the realignment of several global brand positions and increased responsibilities of other leaders in the company.

“We owe the success of our company to our great leaders and people. The redesign we are announcing today expands the roles of several of our most senior executives and positions our company for sustained profitable growth. I am confident that given their new responsibilities, this team will continue to deliver superior results, further inspiring and motivating our dynamic culture,” stated executive chairman William P. Lauder.

 

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Spectrum Brands strengthens foothold in home-use dermatology, hair removal devices

BY Antoinette Alexander

MADISON, Wis. — Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings has acquired a 56% interest in Shaser Bioscience, a privately held developer of energy-based, aesthetic dermatological technology for home use devices, for $50 million in cash.

The transaction provides Spectrum Brands with exclusive rights to Shaser Bioscience’s entire range of technology platforms and strengthens the position of Spectrum Brands’ Remington personal care division in the growing segments of the worldwide beauty and skin care retail device market.

Building on a commercial partnership established in 2008 between Spectrum Brands and Shaser Bioscience, through which the companies have jointly developed and brought to market the Remington i-LIGHT Pro light-based hair removal system, the controlling interest in Shaser Bioscience will become part of Spectrum Brands’ Remington personal care division.

The i-LIGHT Pro, introduced in continental Europe in early 2010 and in the United States in 2011 following clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is a hair removal system utilizing the same Intense Pulsed Light technology used by dermatologists to achieve professional results at home.

Spectrum Brands is creating a new consumables business within Remington to focus on developing a full line of energy-based, companion aesthetic dermatology devices and companion products using Shaser Bioscience technology to address the demand for skin care solutions for conditions, including unwanted signs of aging, acne and blemishes, spider veins and other retail aesthetic applications to be announced in the future.

Combined with a global retail hair removal market estimated at $16.5 billion annually, the worldwide market for home use devices that address these conditions is estimated at more than $50 billion annually, according to Spectrum.

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