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Beauty Inc issue 10/14/2011

Changes are afoot at the top echelon of Marionnaud France. WILLIAM KOEBERLÉ, chief executive officer of Marionnaud Group since 2008, has added the management of Marionnaud France to his responsibilities. MIEK VERCOUTEREN, managing director of Marionnaud France since 2008, has chosen to leave the company at the end of September for personal reasons. The Marionnaud perfumery chain is part of the A.S. Watson Group and has more than 1,200 stores in 11 countries, including France, Austria, Switzerland and Spain…

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