What’s Hot: Drink to young-looking skin
LOS ANGELES —Because beauty starts from within, Noah’s Naturals is launching for 2010 a new Anti-Aging Beauty Beverage.
The daily powder drink promises to nourish and hydrate skin through a new anti-wrinkle ingredient, called Collactive, and such antioxidant-packed superfruits as acai berry, goji berry, pomegranate and blueberry. Collactive is a marine-based, all-natural ingredient that is composed of marine collagen and elastin peptides in the same ratio found naturally in skin.
According to the company, the beverage contains just 30 calories, 100% of the recommended daily serving of vitamin A, 300% of the recommended daily serving of vitamin C and 200% of the recommended daily serving of vitamin E. It has no added sugar.
The Anti-Aging Beauty Beverage will launch in January and has a suggested retail price of $19.99 (14-day supply) and $29.99 (30-day supply).
Unilever to close Calif.-based manufacturing plant
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.”
Unilever’s CFO to leave company by year-end
LONDON Unilever CFO, James Lawrence, will leave the company at the end of the year, the company announced on Thursday. A successor has not yet been named.
Lawrence, who joined the company in September 2007, will make himself available in the New Year to facilitate a smooth transition.
“It’s been an excellent time for me and I have made many good friends among my colleagues in the company. I’m delighted that Unilever is in such great shape for our shareholders and, having seen the company through an important period of transition, I’m now looking forward to pursuing new opportunities,” Lawrence stated.
Added Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, “We’d all like to thank Jim for the valuable experience and perspective he brought to Unilever during an important period in the company’s development. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”