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CCA Industries names Richard Kornhauser CEO, president

BY Antoinette Alexander

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — CCA Industries, a marketer and distributor of such health and beauty products as Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Gel Perfect gel color, has appointed Richard Kornhauser as CEO and president, effective immediately.

The unfortunate loss of the company’s CEO Dunnan Edell earlier this year caused it to operate without a full-time CEO during the last eight months. The company stated that, without the “energy, passion and creativity” that Dunnan brought to CCA Industries and its brands, the company lost momentum in 2013. As a result, the company’s performance, in-store merchandising position and turnover were not nearly on par with its efforts over the past 25 years, the company explained.

The company has been seeking a new CEO and has employed Kornhauser to help drive CCA Industries going forward.

For the past 30 years, Kornhauser has honed his management skills, entrepreneurial drive and sense of opportunities in the health and beauty aids Industry at companies with similar problem-solution brands to CCA Industries: Chattem, Combe and FGX International. He was instrumental in spearheading the marketing and advertising efforts that helped drive significant and profitable growth for such brands as Gold Bond skin care, Icy Hot topical analgesics, Selsun-Blue dandruff shampoo, Sea Bond denture care, Odor-Eaters foot care and the Foster Grant eyewear brand.

The company has commenced a major reorganization of its operations and has already substantially reduced overhead. It will also temporarily suspend its quarterly dividend. These savings are being targeted for new marketing and advertising programs, including new product launches and sales promotional efforts that will aim to trigger new momentum in the coming year.

For the Q3 ended Aug. 31, the company reported total revenues of $9.7 million and a net loss of $792,892. For the same period of 2012, the company had revenues of $14 million and net income of $428,747.

 

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Ulta Beauty invites beauty mavens to pucker up for a cause with Kiss Kart

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO — Ulta Beauty recently stationed its first ever “Kiss Kart” in the heart of Chicago as part of its Donate with a Kiss campaign to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

(Kristin Cavallari stopped by Ulta Beauty’s Kiss Kart to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Oct. 10 at Chicago’s Pioneer Court.)

Consumers who visited the Kiss Kart could donate $1 to BCRF to receive a “kiss” sticker representing their donation. Among the celebrities who hosted the Kiss Kart was designer Kristin Cavallari. 

Anyone who donated a $1 also got their own kiss perfected by an Ulta Beauty makeup artist at the Kart. And, they got to keep the complementary lip gloss from Jane Cosmetics.

 

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Actress Kerry Washington named newest Neutrogena spokesperson

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — Neutrogena has tapped Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington to be the newest face of the skin care brand.

Not only will Washington be one of the faces for Neutrogena, but for the first time ever, she will also serve as a “creative consultant” to the brand, sharing her insights with the marketing, scientific and retail teams.

“Neutrogena is about making a difference in women’s lives. We partnered with Kerry because she’s an inspiration to women everywhere and shares this same value system. Her work ethic, charity commitments and, of course, her ability to balance it all while also having beautiful, healthy skin made this an obvious fit. She is truly aspirational to everyone,” stated Michelle Freyre, GM for Neutrogena.

Washington joins beauty icons Jennifer Garner, Julie Bowen, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, Diane Lane and Sandra Echeverria as a member of the Neutrogena family.

 

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