BERLIN — Procter & Gamble has named Heiner Gürtler to head its new business unit that combines the Global Professional business of Wella, P&G Clairol, Prestige Beauté Fine Fragrances and Cosmopolitan Cosmetics.
Gürtler, currently the chief executive officer of Wella and president of Global Professional Hair and Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, will now assume the new position of group president of Global Prestige and Professional Care. He will report directly to A.G. Lafley, P&G’s chairman, ceo and president.
The combination of the Wella and P&G business units follows the registration of a domination agreement between the two companies in June. The agreement provided the legal basis for P&G to consolidate Wella’s activities into the American group.
Gürtler stated, “With the creation of this new business unit, Wella is taking on an increased role within P&G in both of its core competencies — prestige and professional. This structure will ensure that Wella’s prestige and professional care expertise is preserved and further developed.”
In related moves, Carsten Fischer, executive vice president of Wella Professional, America, Asia and Pacific, has been appointed president of Professional Care. He will continue to report to Gürtler and be based in Darmstadt.
Hartwig Langer, now vice president of Global Fine Fragrances, has been named president of Prestige Products. He will report to Gürtler and be based in Geneva. — Melissa Drier
ADP Begins Loyalty Program
PARIS — Generally people earn points by traveling. But now, Aeroports de Paris is inviting its customers to rack up points even before they take off. The French travel-retail operator has begun a loyalty card program in Paris’ Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports.
For every euro spent in a participating airport store, cardholders receive 1.5 points. If 750 points are accumulated within one year, the cardholder will receive three $6 gift vouchers, or 5 euros at current exchange rates, to be used in its stores. Special bonus points will also be obtainable during the year. In the three months after its March launch, 9,000 people signed up for the ADP card.Mercier, Warren-Tricomi Team Up
NEW YORK — Warren-Tricomi’s 57th Street salon has launched a complete line of services under the Laura Mercier Cosmetics brand. In addition to carrying Mercier’s complete color cosmetics line, the Mercier boutique offers makeup applications, consultations, special occasion makeup and eyebrow sculpting by makeup artists, including brow expert and makeup artist Maribeth Madron. The Laura Mercier counters at Warren-Tricomi are the only location where customers can receive a complete makeup lesson, a makeup application and eyebrow sculpting under the brand.
Versace Beauty Unit for Sale?
MILAN — Reports are circulating in the market here that Versace is on the verge of selling its beauty business, Giver Profumi, to a major industry player. An announcement is expected within two weeks, according to sources. Executives at Versace could not be reached for comment.
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A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
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@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)