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Oyin Handmade hair and body brand to launch at Target

BY Antoinette Alexander

BALTIMORE, Md. — Indie beauty brand Oyin Handmade has announced that, starting in April, its products will be available in select Target stores across the country and online at Target.com.

“Target has done so much to advance the market for high-quality products for hair of all textures, and we are thrilled to be among its offerings for spring 2014,” stated Jamyla Bennu, Oyin Handmade’s co-founder and grandmixtress. “For more than 10 years now, customers have been falling in love with our goodies, ordering them online and having us to ship them fresh to their homes. We look forward to a whole new generation of customers finding and falling in love with our products, as well as offering our existing Oyin Honeys the convenience of purchasing their favorite products at their local Target store.”

The product line up will include:

  • Whipped Pudding ($13.99) — An all-purpose, head-to-toe shea butter and aloe-based moisturizer;
  • Juices & Berries ($13.99) — An oil-free herbal, leave-in tonic with a fruity scent;
  • Honey Hemp ($13.99) — A leave-in lotion for hair with aloe vera and castor oil that is, like all Oyin products, free of mineral, paraffin and petroleum;
  • Hair Dew ($13.99) — A leave-in lotion for hair with aloe vera and castor oil that also is free of mineral, paraffin and petroleum;
  • Greg Juice ($13.99) — An oil-free, herbal, leave-in tonic for all hair types available in with a light, citrus-herbal scent; and
  • Burnt Sugar ($13.99) — An all-vegetable pomade and styling product that gives a shiny appearance to hair, while locking in moisture It is available in Burnt Sugar and Sugar Berries scents.

 

 

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Calgon expands with new products, updated packaging

BY Antoinette Alexander

DARIEN, Conn. — Parfums de Coeur, the maker of the Calgon bath and beauty brand, is gearing up for spring with new scents, beauty bar soap products, revamped packaging and a new ad campaign.
 
"We are updating Calgon in formula and design in a way that we believe will help to modernize the iconic brand, while keeping the same attributes that women love about Calgon," said Madeline Blaize, director of marketing of Parfums de Coeur. "It is important to us to offer the consumer the latest trends in beauty care while staying true to the authenticity of the 60-year-old brand."

Two new scents, Lavender Vanilla and Spring Cherry Blossom, will be added to all products in the Calgon lineup — body mist, body cream, body wash, bubble bath and bath beads. The new scents join the fragrances in the current collection —  Hawaiian Ginger, Morning Glory, Parisian Charm and Tahitian Orchid.

Calgon will launch Beauty Bar Soaps, which will be available in four fragrances: Hawaiian Ginger, Morning Glory, Lavender Vanilla and Spring Cherry Blossom. The Beauty Bar Soaps are formulated with shea butter and aloe.

The Calgon fully refreshed package design, available at major retailers beginning in March, features bold, bright colors, in sleek, slender bottles. Calgon, well-known for its iconic "Take Me Away!" tagline, also will continue to communicate the relaxation and pampering benefits of the collection through a national print campaign launching in March in major women’s lifestyle publications.

 

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Kimberly-Clark announces executive moves

BY Antoinette Alexander

DALLAS — Personal care company Kimberly-Clark, whose portfolio includes Kotex, has announced executive changes designed to further enhance its focus on executing its global business plan and driving global expansion.

Elane Stock, group president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected group president of K-C International, and is succeeding Christian Brickman, who has announced his intent to pursue a senior executive officer position outside of K-C.

Kim Underhill, currently president of K-C’s European consumer business, has been elected president of KCP.

In addition to these executive appointments, K-C’s global nonwovens operations and sustainability, safety and continuous improvement teams will now report to Mike Hsu, group president for K-C’s North American consumer business. These teams previously reported to Stock. The European consumer business will now report to Gustavo Calvo Paz, who will become president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Calvo Paz currently leads K-C’s business in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Stock joined K-C in 2010 and served as the company’s chief strategy officer prior to her role in KCP. Before joining Kimberly-Clark, she served as national VP at the American Cancer Society, and previously was a regional manager of Georgia Pacific’s (Koch Industries) Color Box business. She also held progressive management positions at McKinsey and Co. both in the United States and Ireland.

Underhill is a 26-year veteran of K-C who joined the company in 1988. She recently led the development and execution of the company’s European strategic changes, which involved the exit of certain low-returning businesses and a re-focus on driving growth behind K-C’s strongest positions and opportunities in Europe. Prior to her Europe role, she was VP of K-C’s consumer business in the United Kingdom and Ireland from August 2009 until September 2011, and also has served in various marketing, supply chain and research and engineering roles in the North American consumer businesses.

All of these changes are effective April 1. Hsu, Stock and Underhill will report to Falk. Calvo Paz will report to Stock.

 

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