MARKWINS PROMOTES: Markwins International has announced the promotion of Goran Agardh to general manager and director of sales and marketing for Markwins Beauty Products Europe. The move is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhance its core brand, Wet ‘n’ Wild. Agardh assumes responsibility for all business activities, including distribution selection, policy setting and personnel of Wet ‘n’ Wild in Europe. He will report directly to Markwins USA headquarters and will work with the supervision of Bill George and the Wet ‘n’ Wild global brand team. A native of Stockholm, Agardh has worked with Markwins since 2003.

MAKEUP SHAKE-UP: Beauty counters in the U.K. are about to get a new splash of color. French natural makeup brand Une will launch in Boots stores this month, while German color-cosmetics and treatment brand Artdeco is expanding its retail reach in the country. Une, which is a sister brand to the Bourjois makeup line, launched in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain in 2009. Artdeco, meanwhile, is increasing its U.K. presence beyond its network of 500-plus spa and salon doors. The brand entered Hoopers department stores and a Fenwick door in April, one year after it opened in The Garden Pharmacy in London’s Covent Garden.

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