IFF CFO: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. said Thursday it named Kevin Berryman executive vice president and chief financial officer. Berryman, who was most recently cfo for the Americas at Nestlé Professional, will officially take the IFF post on May 15. He replaces Douglas J. Wetmore, who left the company last July, and will report to chairman and chief executive officer Robert M. Amen. “[Berryman] brings a wealth of experience in managing a global finance organization,” said Amen. “His expertise in strategy development, business decision support and people development will help to accelerate IFF’s growth and build a stronger company.” Previously, Berryman, 50, worked as Nestlé’s senior vice president of group control in Switzerland.
APPLE OF MY EYE: Recording artist Nelly is gearing up to introduce a signature scent for his Apple Bottoms brand. Apple Bottoms by Nelly is slated to launch in department and specialty stores this fall, priced at $58 for a 3.4-oz. eau de parfum and $48 for a 1.7-oz. size. Ancillary items include a pearlescent body wash for $20 and a body lotion for $22. Apple Bottoms linked arms with Romane Fragrances LLC to create the fragrance, which features notes of citrus, peony, rose, coconut, sandalwood, amber, musk and apple blossoms. A jewel-accented apple medallion adorns the bottle. The fragrance expands Apple Bottoms’ product lineup of denim, jewelry, eyewear and handbags. ”Apple Bottoms jeans make a woman feel great about herself, and that’s exactly the same feeling our fragrance and body care products create,” said Monte Henige, chief executive officer of Romane Fragrances.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)