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Report: Gillette to limit marketing featuring Tiger Woods

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Men’s grooming brand Gillette will limit Tiger Woods’ role in its marketing, according to a New York Times report. The news came one day after the golf pro said he was taking an “indefinite break” from golf to focus on his marriage after he admitted to infidelities.

On Woods’ Web site he stated: “I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What’s most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.”

Woods has been a Gillette spokesperson since 2007, when he signed a four-year deal that pays him more than $5 million a year, the NYT reported. His off-course earnings total more than $100 million annually from endorsements and other businesses.

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Unilever to close Calif.-based manufacturing plant

BY Antoinette Alexander

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Unilever is shuttering its manufacturing plant in City of Industry, Calif., which manufacturers such personal care brands as Dove, Suave and Axe, and shifting the production to other company facilities in the United States, the company announced on Thursday.

The plant’s closure will affect 61 salaried and hourly employees.

Production from City of Industry will be transferred to Unilever sites in Jefferson City, Mo., and Raeford, N.C., in several phases beginning by the second quarter of 2010 and to be completed in the third quarter 2010.

City of Industry plant production is expected to finish during the third quarter of 2010, with the final plant closing expected to occur during that same time period.

“Continually achieving greater efficiencies across our supply chain network is essential to our business,” stated Dennis Myers, supply leader. “An extensive and careful analysis has shown that greater efficiencies can be achieved by shifting production to other company plants in the United States. This decision was not easily made, and in no way reflects the dedication or performance of our colleagues at the City of Industry facility.”

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Get Lashed! Lash Shops ‘pop’ up at CVS’ Beauty360 stores

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK POP Beauty has announced the opening of Get Lashed! Lash Shops exclusively at CVS’ Beauty360 stores.

There currently are four Beauty 360 stores in operation in Mission Viejo, Calif.; Palos Verdes, Calif.; Ridgefield, Conn.; and Washington, D.C. A fifth store in Yorba Linda, Calif., is scheduled to open Dec. 14.

The Get Lashed! Lash Shops are staffed with a lash consultant for personalized application. There are 15 lash looks to choose from. 

The collection includes:

  • Dressed Up Lashes ($10): “Ooh la la” looks ranging from Darling, which adds thickness and lusciousness, to Diva, which is ultra-flattering, long and jet black. Individual lashes can also be purchased to build up a look gradually and for the exact eye enhancement.
  • Icon Lashes ($12): Super sultry looks ranging from Liza, which releases your inner showgirl, to Twiggy, the ultimate fashionista 60’s lash flash, to Brigitte, which takes you from St. Tropez to Bardot.
  • Fantasy Lashes ($15): This collection includes Wonderland (a touch of whimsy and pink feathers), Fantasia (light-catching sparklers) and Rhapsody (tipped with black plumes).

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