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Report: Ricky’s NYC new CEO aims to position the retailer for the digital age

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — New York’s hip and edgy beauty retailer Ricky’s NYC has tapped Catherine Moellering, former EVP at the retail consultancy Tobe Report, to serve as its new president and CEO, according to a published report.

According to a Crain’s report, Moellering joined Ricky’s in order to better position the brick-and-mortar business for the digital revolution.

"It’s about practicing what I preach," Moellering was quoting as saying in the Crain’s article. She joined Tobe in 2010 after leading the now bankrupt Best & Co. childrenswear company. She was named a Crain’s 40 Under 40 honoree in 2009. "I’ve been lecturing for years about changing consumer expectations at stores.”

According to the article, she said that beauty and tech accessories — such as iPad covers and retro headphones — are areas of focus.

Earlier this year, Todd Kenig, the former chief executive who founded the company with his brother Ricky, left the brand. He was succeeded by Richard Krantz, a retail consultant, in late spring. Krantz is no longer with the company, Crain’s reported.

Ricky’s currently operates 29 retail stores across the New York metro area, along with one location in South Beach, Fla.

 

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NYX Cosmetics celebrates coast-to-coast expansion with new retail partnerships

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has announced new retail partnerships with Ricky’s NYC and PacSun.

"Within the last year, NYX Cosmetics has experienced significant, multi-faceted company growth, and we are extremely excited by the continued expansion these new, strategic retail partnerships will afford us," stated Scott Friedman, CEO NYX Cosmetics. "Our partnership with both of these retailers represents our company’s commitment to not only meet the expectations of our current customers, but also introduce the NYX brand to new audiences."

In early October, NYX launched into all 619 PacSun store locations, selling NYX in all three categories of the California-based company’s retail locations. Featured products will include Glam Shadow Stick, Mega Shine Lip Gloss, Super Skinny & Super Fat Eye Marker, Roll on Eye Shimmer, Fabulous Eye Lashes and Studio Liquid Liner, and Liquid Crystal Liner.

In mid-October, NYX Cosmetics launched into Ricky’s NYC and will initially be sold in 28 stores. The one-stop-shop for everything beauty will be the first major retailer in the heart of New York City to carry the NYX line and will offer more than 384 SKUs, featuring products such as The Curve, Roll on Eye Shimmer, Soft Matte Lip Cream and Collection Noir.

"Ricky’s is excited to be the premier retailer of NYX cosmetics in NYC," stated Marlyn Roquemore, director of buying and product development at Ricky’s NYC. "The brand is a perfect complement to our extensive product range in color and cosmetic accessories. "

Ricky’s NYC and PacSun join NYX’s current availability in 50-plus countries at department stores, freestanding shops and beauty supply stores.

 

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Energizer Holdings voluntarily withdrawing several Banana Boat sun care products

BY Antoinette Alexander

ST. LOUIS — Energizer Holdings is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products identified below because of a potential risk of the products igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry, the manufacturer announced on Friday.

Affected product/UPC:   

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 15 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600979-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600878-4

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965600955-2

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604626-7

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965600956-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Family Size Continuous Spray 9.5 oz., 7965605167-4

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600933-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604492-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604549-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 50 Clear Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604495-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604551-2

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50+ Continuous Spray 9.5 oz., 7965605110-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604654-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604665-6

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604916-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604677-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604679-3

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SFP30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., 7965605374-6

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., 7965605028-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., w/ Sport Lotion & Lip, 7965605389-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 8 oz. w/ Sport Lip Balm, 7965607951-7

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz. w/ $1 Instant Redeemable Coupon, 7965607975-3

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 3ct 6 oz., 7965605464-4

Energizer is voluntarily removing these products from retail outlets because of this potential safety concern. Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products. The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite.

Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product.  Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products in the United States, and one event in Canada. 

Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray sun care products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when using these products, should not smoke while using these products and should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are advised not to use them. Consumers with questions or complaints regarding this market withdrawal can contact Energizer by calling Consumer Affairs at 1-800-SAFESUN (1-800-723-3786) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern, or by sending an email to: suncare@customerfollowup.info.

These products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers from January 2010 through Sept. 30, 2012.

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