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Aiken Staying in U.S. at Request of Sanofi

NEW YORK -- Lawrence J. Aiken, president and chief executive officer of Sanofi Beaute Inc., said Wednesday that he has canceled plans to relocate to Paris at the request of executives at his French parent company, Elf-Sanofi.

He will remain...

Claude Saujet is out at Sanofi

PARIS -- Claude Saujet, who had been chairman and chief executive officer of Sanofi Beaute SA since 1991 and oversaw last year's integration of Parfums Yves Saint Laurent into the group, has apparently been forced out of the company, confirming a...

Beauty Firms Open up to Open-Sell Strategy

NEW YORK -- While mass market retailers and manufacturers are staffing drugstores with cosmeticians to build an aura of service, many in the prestige arena are taking the opposite approach.

For a few years, companies such as Estee Lauder,...

QVC Aims to Build Loyal Beauty Clientele

NEW YORK -- Cocktail party chit-chat about QVC Network can easily turn to dollars-per-minute bravado, but the TV shopping operation is trying to go beyond the quick hit.

QVC wants to become a buy-anytime business in cosmetics.

"In order...

Milano Again Head of Dana Perfumes

NEW YORK -- Eugene J. Milano has resumed the position of president of Dana Perfumes Corp. He succeeds William Quinn, who has left the company.

A 25-year Dana veteran, Milano was president from 1976 to 1992. For the last two years he has been...

Beauty Scoop: May Dropping Ultima, Cites 'Diluted Cachet'

NEW YORK -- Ultima II is back in the eye of controversy.

Earlier this week, May Department Stores Co. said it has decided to discontinue the business, confirming a report that appeared in WWD on Monday.

"The line no longer fits in our...

Beauty's Political Play: Kitty Verges on $300,000

WASHINGTON -- Cosmetics executives and political action committees have anted up almost $300,000 in campaign contributions for their favorites in the House and Senate, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

Since this is an election...

Fujiki's Win in Japan May Boost U.S. Imports

WASHINGTON -- A Japanese retailer's court victory over cosmetics giant Shiseido may well transform the face of the personal care industry in Japan to the benefit of U.S. cosmetics firms, analysts here say.

"This decision will open the Japanese...

Beauty Picks up New Power Tools

NEW YORK -- With the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the beauty industry is focusing on new ways to do business.

Only two years ago, technology talk centered around putting UPC bar codes...

Reaching for the Sun

NEW YORK -- Princess Marcella Borghese, which was founded as a makeup line in the late Fifties, will launch its first group of sun products next month.

The three-item collection, called Solare Superiore, will fall under the umbrella of Terme di...

The Suppliers' Side


Last year's tidal wave of new fragrances is showing no signs of subsiding.

Michael Sweeney, corporate vice president of creative and commercial marketing of fragrances for North America and Europe at International...

CTFA Asks Clinto to Press Japan on Steamlining Rules

WASHINGTON -- The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association has asked the Clinton administration to pressure Japan to streamline its cumbersome regulatory process for cosmetics.

In a letter sent this week, Louis Santucci, the CTFA's vice...

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