Allegro launches spring, summer designer cosmetic bag collections
LOS ANGELES Allegro Manufacturing, which is owned by Conair, is launching for 2009 new spring/summer collections under the Trina and Morella brands.
The 2009 Trina collection, a premium cosmetic bag line, features a mix of modern luxury with elements of classic elegance. The new collection features sleek textures and rich fabrics that are coupled with bold citrus tones and black and white minimalism to reflect the season’s trends. Within the collection are eight unique lines priced between $25 and $99.
For the mass market, Allegro is offering the Modella 2009 spring/summer collection. Modella bags combine form and function with their bright colors and distinctive patterns on bags that serve a purpose for all kinds of travel.
The new Modella collection includes fitted valets, three-piece weekend sets, purse kits, fitted mini-train cases and a fitted weekender made of recycled nylon. The pieces are priced at less than $15.
Coty announces partnership renewal with Information Resources Inc.
CHICAGO Coty Inc., whose brands include Sally Hansen, Rimmel and N.Y.C. New York Color, has renewed its business with Information Resources Inc.
Under the multi-year agreement, IRI will provide marketplace information and business insights for all of Coty’s business units.
In addition to consumer panel and audit services, Coty will utilize IRI InfoScan. This census-based scanner tracking service will provide Coty with data and insights to fuel more effective business analyses and decision support processes at retail. InfoScan leverages data from more than 44,000 stores on a weekly basis across the food, drug, mass and convenience channels.
“Our extended relationship with Coty solidifies IRI as the powerhouse in the beauty market information solutions space,” said Steve Johnson, executive vice president and general manager of IRI Healthcare and Personal Care Solutions Group. “IRI’s rich consumer insights will empower Coty to quickly identify potential issues and opportunities, take action against them, and ultimately leverage this information to win at the shelf.”
Murad taps Sameyah for global general manager of Murad Professional
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Murad Inc., which was founded in 1989 by Dr. Howard Murad, has promoted Tracey Sameyah as global general manager of Murad Professional.
In this role, Sameyah will be responsible for creating global trade strategy and providing a consistent message in the areas of sales, education and marketing internationally. Sameyah will be a driving force behind the new spa brand, Murad Professional.
In addition, the development and expansion of the Murad Inclusive Health Center will be a critical part of this position. The Murad Inclusive Health Center is a new service division of Murad that partners with retailers, spas and medical offices to provide consumers with individualized anti-aging programs.
Sameyah moved to the states from London in 1992 to pursue new opportunities in spa management. She ran the day spa, A Sense of Self, founded by Murad.
In 1995, the spa relocated and reopened as the Murad Medical Spa, where Sameyah assumed the positions as spa director and vice president of the Murad Professional division.
Murad’s line of skin care products are available through the company Web site, salons, spas and select retail outlets.