P&G board members Lee, Snyderman retire
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced the retirement of Charles Lee and Ralph Snyderman from its board of directors.
Lee has been a director since 1994 and Snyderman has been a director since 1995. They both recently celebrated their 70th birthday.
Current director, Patricia Woertz, has been designated chair of P&G’s audit committee while the chair of P&G’s innovation and technology committee will be taken by current director, Scott Cook.
“Chuck and Ralph have served P&G’s board with distinction for more than 15 years. Their insights, counsel and leadership have been invaluable,” stated Bob McDonald, P&G’s chairman of the board, president and CEO. “We will miss them both but wish them continued success.”
Elizabeth Arden to develop, market, distribute John Varvatos fragrances
NEW YORK Elizabeth Arden has inked an exclusive global licensing agreement with John Varvatos Apparel Group for the development, marketing and distribution of John Varvatos men’s and women’s fragrances.
The John Varvatos fragrance collection currently includes the original John Varvatos classic fragrance, which was launched in 2004, the John Varvatos Vintage fragrance and the recently launched John Varvatos Artisan fragrance. The fragrances are currently sold primarily in U.S. prestige department stores and to select markets internationally.
The previous licensee for John Varvatos fragrances and skin care was Shiseido Americas Corp. Shiseido will continue to sell the John Varvatos fragrances until June 30, 2010.
“John has established a premier men’s designer fragrance business in the United States and is one of the most dynamic men’s fashion designers. We are excited to take the fragrance business to another level and expand the franchise,” stated Ron Rolleston, EVP of global fragrance marketing. “This license provides us the opportunity to grow our market share of the men’s fragrance market with an already existing and successful men’s designer fragrance brand and leverage the growing awareness of the John Varvatos fashion line.”
Say goodbye to stink with new Old Spice Odor Blocker body wash
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice brand has introduced new Odor Blocker body wash to detect, neutralize and protect guys from all kinds of body odors for 16 hours.
The Odor Blocker launch was kicked off with a series of new commercials, starring Terry Crews, which re-enforces the long-lasting power of the new body wash.
Odor Blocker combines a clean scent to keep guys smelling and feeling fresh throughout the day. The formula is designed with a proprietary, breakthrough technology to stop odor — before it starts — by targeting and neutralizing the source.
Old Spice Odor Blocker now is available with a suggested retail price of $3.99 for a 10-oz. bottle.