BEAUTY CARE

Whole Foods taps Lily Organics as Premium Body care brand

BY Antoinette Alexander

DENVER Lily Organics, a beauty company that is a certified organic grower, has announced that it has been chosen as a Premium Body Care brand by Whole Foods Market.

Those products that meet Whole Foods’ Premium Body Care standard cannot be tested on animals and must be free of chemicals such as parabens, propylene and polyethylene glycols, and sodium laurel and laureth sulfates.

Based near Brighton, Colo., Lily Organics in 2007 became certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture as a certified organic grower. Lily Organics products contain no synthetic chemicals. Ingredients are grown on specialized certified organic farms, and the final product is bottled each week in small batches to ensure purity and freshness.

“A lot of products out there that are labeled ‘natural’ will never achieve this distinction because of their ingredient list. What we love about the Whole Foods standard is that it eliminates the confusion that the ‘natural’ label can create, and gives the consumer peace of mind that what they are spending their money on really is what it says it is—organic, chemical-free and safe for themselves and the environment,” stated Lily Morgan, chief executive officer of Lily Organics.

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Stop & Shop cuts prices on health and beauty

BY Alaric DeArment

QUINCY, Mass. East Coast supermarket chain Stop & Shop has announced that it will lower prices on more than 5,000 products, the company announced Thursday.

Discounted health and beauty items will include shampoos and soaps, vitamins, cotton swabs, bandages, toothpaste and others. The reductions are part of Stop & Shop’s “Low Prices Every Day” campaign, which has also lowered prices on foods, baby-care products, paper goods and household supplies.

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. employs more than 59,000 people, operating 378 stores throughout New England, as well as New York and New Jersey. It is owned by the Dutch company Ahold.

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Cloyd to retire as P&G technology officer

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced the retirement of G. Gilbert Cloyd, chief technology officer.

Cloyd will retire effective Sept. 1, 2008, after more than 33 years of service. Until that time, effective June 1, Cloyd will be named officer on special assignment, reporting to A.G. Lafley, chairman and chief executive officer.

Effective June 1, Bruce Brown, current vice president of research and development of Global Hair Care and Global Hair Colorants, will be elected chief technology officer. Brown will report to Robert McDonald, chief operating officer.

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