Shiseido Co. Ltd. plans to streamline its organizational structure in the U.S., consolidating several back-office and administrative functions.
The company will group the U.S. finance, legal and human resources functions for four brands — Bare Escentuals, Beauté Prestige International USA, Nars and Shiseido — into one shared platform. The company also plans to consolidate the U.S. distribution operations for most of its brands at its distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, which will become the Shiseido Americas Distribution Center. The process is currently under way, and the company expects to complete the consolidation by the end of the third quarter in 2013.
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