2013 proves to be ‘strong’ year for Beiersdorf
HAMBURG, Germany — Beiersdorf AG, whose brands include Nivea and Eucerin, recorded sales growth in all its business segments in 2013.
“2013 was an important and successful year for our group. In 2012, we developed and launched our Blue Agenda setting out the course for the next phase of Beiersdorf’s strategic development. Now during 2013, we have seen the first results of its implementation. The excellent growth dynamic achieved in 2013 across all areas of the group shows that this course is the right one,” stated Stefan Heidenreich, CEO of Beiersdorf AG.
The company’s sales rose by 7.2% in organic terms in the past fiscal year, according to preliminary, unaudited figures. Nominal sales increased by 1.7%, to €6,141 million.
The Consumer Business Segment recorded organic sales growth of 7%. In nominal terms, sales rose by 1.1% to €5,103 million. All of the company’s three core brands — Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie — achieved strong growth rates, the company stated.
All figures for fiscal 2013 are preliminary and still subject to audit. The final figures will be presented at the Annual Press Conference and in the Financial Analyst Meeting on March 4 in Hamburg, the company noted.
Target unveils new Sonia Kashuk beauty for spring 2014
MINNEAPOLIS — Target is gearing up for spring with the launch of new Sonia Kashuk makeup, beauty tools and cosmetic bags available exclusively at Target beginning in March.
This season, the makeup artist, who has had a creative partnership with Target since 1999, is bringing to her collection new formulas for flawless skin, luxe metallic shadows and bold brights for lips and cheeks. New eye and facial makeup includes:
- Chic Luminosity Glow Powder ($12.99);
- Undetectable Loose Powder ($9.99);
- Undetectable Pressed Powder ($9.99);
- Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm ($9.99);
- Liquid Line Precision Marker ($8.99); and
- Pearlescence Longwear Crème Shadow ($8.99).
Also new to the collection is a Brush Couture Five-Piece Brush Set ($16.99), Brush Couture Four-Piece Brush Set ($12.99) and Brush Couture Kabuki Brush ($12.99).
Also available exclusively at Target beginning in March is a collection of new travel and makeup bags. Kashuk drew inspiration from the season’s hottest hues and trend-driven prints for her latest line of bags, which come in an array of shapes of sizes. The collection features such details as clear removable compartments for easy organization and access, separate makeup brush pockets with a flap to protect bristles and a hanging hook on the Valet.
For spring, Kashuk also has developed a limited-edition collection of beauty tools and accessories in a black and white floral print. Items in the limited edition collection include a Make a Face Brush Set ($24.99), Gold Standard Vanity Tray ($12.99) and Completely Compact Brush (14.99).
Coty Beauty U.S. appoints SVP sales
NEW YORK — Coty has announced that Brian Falcone will serve as SVP sales, overseeing all sales activities for Coty Beauty U.S. mass brands.
Falcone will be responsible for field sales, customer marketing, category management, wall strategy and fixture planning.
Falcone joins Coty after a 23-year career at Johnson & Johnson, where he most recently served as VP customer development for their Target business. Prior to that, he held several key sales leadership roles at J&J, including VP sales strategy for the consumer group; VP sales strategy for the global beauty business unit; national sales director for food, drug and mass; director of sales for Walmart; and multiple trade marketing and sales manager roles.
He will be based in New York and will report directly to George Cleary, president of Coty Beauty Americas.