Berlin — Douglas Perfumeries and Nocibé are harmonizing their talents as well as their companies. The Germany-based Douglas Group AG implemented its purchase of the French perfumery chain in June. As of this month, Nocibé president Isabelle Parize is a member of Douglas Perfumeries’ management board and its general director responsible for southern Europe — France, Italy, Spain and Portugal — and the international development of Douglas’ branded cosmetics, care and consumer products.
Joining Nocibé in 2011, Parize previously worked for Mangas Gaming, Quest International and Henkel, among others.
According to the company, Douglas Group president and chief executive officer Henning Kreke will remain provisional executive director of the perfumeries division, a position he resumed after Manfred Kroneder’s departure from the job at the end of last month. A successor for Kroneder has not yet been named.
Together, Douglas and Nocibé will have close to 500 perfumeries in France, making the venture the second-largest perfumery chain in the country in terms of both doors and sales. Globally, Douglas Perfumeries has more than 1,150 locations.
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In its most recently released financial report, Douglas Holding, the parent company of Douglas Group, registered net sales of 3.5 billion euros, or $4.59 billion at average exchange, for its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2013. Douglas Holding has been owned by Advent International and the founding Kreke family since May 2013.