Boots’ Waters to step down in February
STAMFORD, Conn. Boots Retail International has announced that Martin Waters, the company’s chief executive officer, will resign Feb. 14.
Once his term is complete, Waters is expected to take a new post in the United States, according to Boots. However, details were not disclosed.
A successor has not yet been named, but in the interim Kevan Quantock will continue to lead the Boots team in North America. Quantock has more than 15 years of experience with Boots, playing an integral role in the company’s international development over the last eight years. When introducing Boots to the United States, he was instrumental in establishing commercial and trade relationships with both Target and CVS.
Boots earlier this week announced the launch of its No7 skin care line for men.
ECRM event features natural/organic products aimed at mass market
DESTIN, Fla. Retail buyers and sellers gathered here this week to attend ECRM Cosmetics, Fragrance & Bath EPPS event.
Nestled beachside in the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla., the event attracted 82 retailers and featured 90 planning sessions and 32 Power Hall sessions. Meetings kicked off Monday morning and wrap-up was Thursday.
While retail beauty buyers undoubtedly saw a range of beauty products while at the show, there was a clear trend: bath and body products that are positioned as natural and/or organic.
The health-and-wellness movement shows little signs of slowing as many beauty manufacturers highlighted the latest in product development.
For example, Organic Bath Co. is looking to make a splash in the mass market after spending several years in the natural foods market. Among its offerings is a new anti-aging line called Timeless, infused with certified organic ingredients.
In addition, The Village Company has created a new Village Naturals Green line that includes shampoo and conditioner, as well as body products. This marks the company’s first foray into the hair care segment.
Woodridge introduces 40 carrots skin care
LOS ANGELES Woodridge Labs has announced the launch of the 40 carrots skin care line that combines retinol with the antioxidant beta carotene.
The 40 carrots line, infused with a proprietary formula called Betanol Radiance Complex, includes Carrot + Creme Cleanser, Carrot + C Vitamin Serum, Carrot + Mango Moisture Splurge and Carrot + Cucumber Eye Gel.
Natural retinol is added and combined with such other extracts as soy, apricot, creme, mango, cucumber and tea tree oil. The beta carotene comes from carrot oils, carrot seeds and carrot juice.