PARIS — Joseph Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Groupe Clarins’ U.S. subsidiary, Clarins (USA) Inc., will retire as a full-time employee on July 1.

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Horowitz, who has held the position since 1987, will assume the role of adviser to Clarins (USA) Inc.’s board of directors after July 1.

“During his tenure Mr. Horowitz established [Clarins] in the United States as one of the foremost cosmetics and fragrance suppliers to the prestige market, developed and enhanced the stature of the Clarins brand and increased the sales of Clarins (USA) Inc. fifteenfold, to nearly $250 million,” said Christian Courtin, Groupe Clarins’ president and chief executive. Clarins’ U.S. subsidiary today generates about 20 percent of Groupe Clarins’ total sales.

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