Bloomberg: Shiseido acquires U.S. beauty brands
Shiseido has entered into an agreement with Alitcor Inc. to acquire its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gurwitch Products. The Gurwitch portfolio includes the ReVive and Laura Mercier beauty brands. (Bloomberg)
Report: Are selfie sticks behind latest surge in lice?
Lice isn't just being transferred by shared hats or combs anymore, today a shared selfie may be responsible for the spread of lice, WPLG reported Tuesday. "A Wisconsin pediatrician calls the bugs 'social media lice,'" the news organization reported. "While there's no scientific proof that selfie snapping is to blame for spread of lice, studies show that lice in 25 states, including Florida, is now resistant to over-the-counter treatments." (WPLG)
P&G’s David Taylor named chairman
CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble on Wednesday announced that David Taylor will be appointed chairman of the board, effective July 1, 2016. Taylor assumes the position in addition to his role as president and CEO following the retirement of current executive chairman A.G. Lafley, who was named chairman, president and CEO in 2013.
“I want to recognize and thank A.G. for his legacy of leadership at P&G,” Taylor stated. “Over the past three years in particular, A.G. was instrumental in leading our strategic, leadership and cultural transformation, rationalizing our portfolio, instituting a productivity mindset, and building our global leadership team. We are now better positioned for the long term to address both the challenges and opportunities before us.”
Taylor joined P&G in 1980. He has helped to build many of P&G’s core businesses, including Baby Care, Family Care, Hair Care and Home Care. He has led global businesses, and lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to being named CEO, Taylor served as group president of Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care. Previously, Taylor was responsible for Family Care and Home Care, both of which delivered consistent double-digit profit and mid-single-digit sales growth under his leadership.
Taylor and Lafley have worked closely together in the past year on the company’s strategy to strengthen and focus P&G’s business and brand portfolio.
Lafley served as CEO from 2000 to 2009, and returned from retirement to serve as CEO again from 2013-2015. From 2015, as executive chairman, Lafley led the board of directors and provided advice and counsel on company and business strategies, portfolio choices and organization decisions.