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Beauty company Kao announces executive moves

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI — Kao — whose brands include Jergens, Biore and John Frieda — has announced several executive appointments, including the appointment of Paul Nunnari as president of Kao Canada, effective Jan. 1.

Succeeding Nunnari is John Sullivan, who has been named VP sales for Kao USA, effective Jan. 1.

Nunnari suceeds Simon Bureau, who recently passed away after a long illness. Nunnari’s responsibilities will include leading and growing both the mass and salon businesses in Canada with the salon brands Goldwell and KMS California and for the mass hair care brand John Frieda and skin care, Jergens, Curel and Biore.


Nunnari has been with Kao USA for the past four years as VP of sales for the mass business. He also has been an integral member of the U.S. senior management team responsible for the development and growth of the U.S. market, one of the largest markets within the Kao Group.

Nunnari’s prior experience includes a variety of management board positions at Johnson & Johnson. He served as VP sales at McNeil, Johnson & Johnson Merck and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. He began his career in sales at Proctor & Gamble.

”Paul’s vision and leadership qualities will play a significant role in the future growth and ongoing success of our Canadian business. His understanding of the business needs and brands, as well as his contagious enthusiasm, positions him well to lead the business forward. On behalf of the company, I wish to congratulate Paul on his new role,” said Joe Workman, Kao Americas president.

In his new role, Sullivan’s responsibilities will include managing the mass business sector’s sales organization, which include field sales, customer marketing, shopper insights and sales operations. Sullivan will report directly to John Nosek, Kao USA President.
 Sullivan has been with Kao USA since 2004 and has held a variety of roles with an increasing level of responsibility. In his latest role as senior director, sales strategies and effectiveness, he led both the trade marketing and sales operations departments.   

In addition, Sullivan will become a member of the Kao USA Management Committee.

“We are excited to have John assume his new role here at Kao USA," Nosek said. "Since joining Kao, he has had a significant impact on our business. We are fortunate to have someone with John’s experience, track record of success and leadership to head our mass sales team."

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Rite Aid extends hours for last-minute shopping

BY Alaric DeArment

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is extending store hours and featuring gift items as the holiday shopping season comes to an end, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

The company said it would extend store hours through Monday, as well as keeping some stores open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including some 24-hour stores.

"Whether you’ve just begun to shop or are at the end of your list, Rite Aid has a range of gifts that are perfect for your gift-giving needs," Rite Aid EVP merchandising Tony Montini said. "And with our nearly 4,600 locations nationwide operating under extended hours, people can quickly and easily cross names off their list and feel good about their giving."

In addition to items like batteries, tree trimmings and wrapping paper, stores will stock candy, toys, gift cards, electronics and bath and beauty items.

 

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E’Shee introduces new eye cream

BY Ryan Chavis

PHILADELPHIA — E’Shee Clinical Esthetic on Thursday announced the launch of Alpha and Omega, a new gene-therapy eye cream product designed to target wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and sagging skin.

The cream has a light, creamy texture and includes a blend of ingredients like aFGF (acidic fibroblast growth factor), far-infrared powder and peptides. The cream also works to reduce redness associated with rosacea and helps to repair broken capillaries. It can also help to heal scar tissue left behind by burns or acne.

"Supremely-advanced restoration and care for the eyes and lips is what this product delivers," Nataly Giter, founder, E’shee Clinical Esthetic, said of Alpha and Omega.

The product is recommended for all skin types and ages and it’s non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula means no clogged pores for consumers.

 

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