IRI gears up for Reinventing CPG and Retail Summit 2010
SAN ANTONIO A leading provider of enterprise market information solutions and services is set to kick off a three-day conference for senior leaders in the global CPG, retail and healthcare industries.
Information Resources Inc.’s Reinventing CPG and Retail Summit 2010 will be held from Mar. 22 to 24 at J.W. Marriott in San Antonio. The conference is a broad-based, high-level forum designed to address and attack the major challenges facing retailers and manufacturers today via the application of cutting-edge content, technologies and best practices, IRI said.
This year’s conference, however, will present an additional feature: Innovation. Since its inception, the summit included discussion on insight and impact, ways for companies to expand. Summit 2010 is about innovating in a new economy, IRI said, which includes finding and taking advantage of opportunities during such hardships. Above all, the summit is about sharing best practices, trends and actionable insights designed to drive growth.
P&G promotes Clement-Holmes to SVP global diversity and global business services
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has appointed Linda Clement-Holmes SVP global diversity and global business services, effective Feb. 1.
Clement-Holmes, a 27-year P&G veteran, will maintain her existing global business services responsibilities and will take on new responsibilities as global diversity leader for the company. In her new capacity as global diversity leader, she will report to Bob McDonald, chairman of the board, president and CEO, and to Moheet Nagrath, global human resources officer.
For her global business services responsibilities, she will continue to report to Filippo Passerini, president, global business services and CIO.
“This appointment is a clear sign of the company’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion,” McDonald stated. “Linda brings a track record of high performance, high standards and collaborative leadership to P&G’s efforts to ensure our employees reflect the diversity of consumers we serve.”
L’Oreal Paris gets new hair care expert
NEW YORK L’Oreal Paris has announced the addition of hair expert and Internet sensation Johnny Lavoy to the company’s roster of beauty experts in the United States.
Lavoy’s recent rise to fame in the beauty industry was fueled by his “How to Get the Look” videos that appear online via Ford Models. His videos have received more than 20 million hits from all over the globe, and his fan base continues to grow.
Lavoy is a hair stylist based in Connecticut and New York City, and has worked on many national advertising and editorial campaigns. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour and Elle, and he has worked on fashion shows including Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Dior, Cynthia Steffe and Gucci.
“Johnny is the perfect fit for L’Oreal Paris,” stated Karen Fondu, president of L’Oreal Paris division, L’Oreal USA. “He has an amazing ability to interpret high fashion or red carpet hair looks, and his step-by-step approach easily teaches women how to achieve a similar look at home. We are very excited to partner with Johnny and bring his style advice and L’Oreal Paris expertise to women across the country.”