Swander Pace Capital has acquired the personal- and home-care assets of Watkins Inc.
For the deal, the private equity firm is carving out J.R. Watkins Personal Care & Household into a separate company — the other part of the Watkins business focuses on spices. J.R. Watkins sells products including Coconut Liquid Hand Soap, Hand Cream with Shea and Cocoa Butters, Aloe & Green Tea and Liquid Dish Soap in Lemon, sold at retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens, as well as Amazon. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018