Beiersdorf appoints new CFO
Beiersdorf has announced the appointment of Dessi Temperley to the executive board, effective July 1, 2018.
Temperley has over 20 years of experience in various financial management roles and was most recently the regional CFO of Nestlé Purina for Europe, Middle East and North Africa before becoming head of investor relations.
She will be taking over from Jesper Andersen, who will be completing his term with the Hamburg-based company in June.
“Beiersdorf thanks Jesper Andersen for his lasting contribution towards financial professionalism and efficiency,” Reinhard Pöllath, chairman of the supervisory board, said. “With her deep career background and rich international experience, Dessi Temperley will further strengthen a transparent finance function, make the best use of data and financial resources for the core of Beiersdorf: Superior skin-care for everybody.”
Temperley studied economics at the American University in Bulgaria and later obtained her MBA from Henley Business School in the UK. She is a U.K. chartered accountant who began her career with Shell Bulgaria in 1994, which was then followed by a tenure at Cable & Wireless plc before joining Nestlé in 2004.
“We welcome Dessi Temperley to our management team. We are confident that with her broad financial expertise she will contribute substantially to further advancing Beiersdorf’s success and growth,” Stefan F. Heidenreich, CEO of Beiersdorf AG, said. “My personal best wishes go to Jesper Andersen who was an excellent CFO for Beiersdorf and a successful contributor to our path of profitable growth during the past years. Our management team is very grateful for his dedication and achievements.”
The Vintage Cosmetic Company hits JCPenney’s in-store salon initiative
After bringing its ‘50’s style to Ulta Beauty, The Vintage Cosmetic Company is bringing a new slew of products to another retailer’s shelves.
Beginning in July, over 100 JCPenney locations will begin carrying products from the U.K.-based company as part of their new in-store salon initiative.
“We think our range will be a perfect fit for JCPenney — our vintage-inspired cosmetic accessories company is best known for creating beauty tools inspired by the charm of the 1950s,” Clare Tarry, The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s brand creator, said. “Beautifully produced and loved by make-up artists and celebrities alike, our products make vintage glamour accessible to the busy, modern woman!”
Products to be available in the Plano, T.X.-based retailer’s new salon will include gift sets, bathing and body accessories, three different types of hair brushes, and soft-touch sectioning clips designed in a ‘50’s style. A total of 12 products will be found in JCP Salons across the United States.
JCPenney’s new in-house salons were designed to give consumers a salon experience in the store, but also as a place where an array of beauty products from various brands can be purchased.
Further information on the salons can be found on JCPenney’s website, where products from The Vintage Cosmetic Company also will available for purchase.
Walmart, Always partner with Girl Scouts to support girls confidence in STEM
After teaming up with the end of goal of keeping girls in sports, Walmart, Always and the #LikeAGirl campaign announced they would be joining forces with the Girl Scouts of the USA, to encourage girls confidence in STEM.
A recent #LikeAGirl survey conducted by Always uncovered that 7-in-10 girls report being afraid of failing during puberty. This fear causes them to opt out of important growth opportunities and has become increasingly evident in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, the Cincinnati-based feminine hygiene brand stated.
To address this issue, the two companies are teaming up with the organization and actress Abigail Breslin. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer also has committed $250,000 to support the Girl Scout’s efforts to encourage girls in their STEM pursuits and fill the female STEM leadership pipeline.
“As a Girl Scout alum, I am so happy to partner with Always #LikeAGirl and Walmart to experience Girl Scouts’ STEM programming with the troops and share experiences of how I overcame my own challenges with issues of self-esteem and confidence,” Breslin said. “We want to show these girls that no matter what obstacles come their way, they can find success when they believe in themselves.”
The Girl Scouts STEM programming helps girls learn to identify and investigate a problem, brainstorm ways to address it and take action accordingly in a safe, all-girl space. At the conclusion of the program, those involved work on a Take Action project, which pinpoints a problem in their own communities they would like to tackle, then works towards a sustainable solution using the skills learned.
“We are excited to be working with Walmart and Always #LikeAGirl to create this unique experience for girls, providing them access to STEM mentors during a pivotal time in their lives. GSUSA knows that having strong female role models is critical to preparing girls to be the STEM leaders of the future,” Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, said. “In Girl Scouts, girls learn to identify opportunities and gain the skills to seize them. This event will allow girls to engage in hands-on STEM activities and strengthen their confidence in STEM subjects.”
Always and Walmart are also supporting Girl Scouts through a cause marketing campaign from now until the end of April. For every eligible pack of Always product sold on Walmart.com, Walmart will donate $1 to GSUSA, with a guaranteed minimum and maximum $50,000 from the total eligible transactions.