New P&G CEO’s Agenda: Beauty Seen as Driver In McDonald’s Strategy

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Analysts say, Robert McDonald, the new chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., will surely look at the division to provide the growth profit drivers it needs to power through the tough economy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Business Features

Specialty Unit Sales Rise, Department Stores Fall

In the year-to-year picture, retailers struggled in May.

clock June 11, 2009Liza Casabona and Arnold J. Karr


Lululemon Net Drops 23.1 Percent

Retail stocks for Lululemon tumble Thursday on slide in first-quarter margins.

clock June 11, 2009Matthew Lynch

Good for You Girls’ starter skin care kit.


Good for You Girls Sets Sights on Mass Market

When Kim Grustas and Grace Petrarca couldn’t find an effective natural skin care line for their teen daughters, they decided to create their own.

clock June 12, 2009Faye Brookman

Reese Witherspoon in a ad for Avon's In Bloom.


Reese Witherspoon Creates ‘In Bloom’ Fragrance

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon is the largest fragrance initiative this year for Avon.

clock June 12, 2009Gillian Koenig and Rachel Brown

Beauty Features

New GMM at Walgreens?… TheBalm Goes Global… Kim Vo Barbers…

Market reports are that Walgreens has announced a new general merchandise manager for beauty, Shannon Petree, who previously worked at Wal-Mart.

clock June 12, 2009WWD Staff

Jennifer Flavin Stallone

Skin Care

Serious Skin Firms Up HSN Biz

Serious Skin Care is trying to hold tight to its spot as the best-selling skin care line on the Home Shopping Network.

clock June 11, 2009Alissa Cherry

Beauty Features

Beauty Companies Tout Restructuring, Fresh Product

Beauty firms were out in force at a host of financial conferences this week, charging ahead with down-to-earth plans to appeal to the consumer’s new frugality.

clock June 12, 2009Molly Prior

Inoa debuts on a catwalk.


L’Oréal Takes Rich New Spin on Hair Color

While still celebrating its 100-year anniversary this week, L’Oréal Professionnel unveiled a product it believes will redefine the salon hair coloring industry.

clock June 12, 2009Rachel Tiplady

A fall look from Madison Hill.

Ready To Wear

AVA Designs Introduces Madison Hill

Madison Hill Bows for Spring.

clock June 12, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Government and Trade

U.S. Importers Irked by Pakistan-Afghan Bill

Importers could find themselves partially funding duty free manufacturing zones in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border area if the bill in the House passes.

clock June 12, 2009Kristi Ellis


Givaudan Plans to Increase Capital

Because of the uncertain economic environment, Givaudan will increase its capital by about 420 million Swiss francs.

clock June 12, 2009Jennifer Weil

Ford at Selfridges.


Tom Ford Fans Pack Selfridges for Meet-and-Greet

Designer Tom Ford promotes Bois Marocain perfume, exclusive to Selfridge’s, with a photo op event inside the British store.

clock June 12, 2009Brid Costello

The brand visual.


Tom Ford’s Softer Side: White Musk

Tom Ford, known for his sultry take on style, will show a softer side starting in September with the launch of the four-fragrance White Musk Collection.

clock June 12, 2009Brid Costello


Judge Limits Scope of Suit Against Coty

Securities fraud claim filed by former Coty CFO against the beauty comopany has been dismissed.

clock June 12, 2009Matthew Lynch

Kristin Davis, on behalf of Ahava, at Lord & Taylor.

Human Resources

Kristin Davis Pushes Ahava at L&T

It’s clear from her personal appearance at Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan flagship that Kristin Davis still has plenty of pull in the city that made her famous.

clock June 12, 2009Gillian Koenig

Tim McGraw making music.


McGraw to Add Southern Blend to Fragrance Franchise

Tim McGraw is celebrating his roots this summer with Southern Blend by Tim McGraw, a new permanent addition to his fragrance franchise with Coty Beauty.

clock June 12, 2009Julie Naughton


Von Furstenberg Settles Copying Charge

Designer Diane von Fursenberg’s firm will pay an undisclosed amount for design copy.

clock June 12, 2009Matthew Lynch


At Piper Jaffray Conference, Retail Execs Take on the Economy

Speakers at Piper Jaffray retail conference discuss strategies like Internet marketing, expanding into new markets and streamlining inventory.

clock June 12, 2009Alexandra Steigrad


Daily Stock Wrap: June 11, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock June 12, 2009WWD Staff


Macy’s Buys Gottschalks Units

Macy’s Inc. is adding two stores to its roster through a bankruptcy auction, an unusual avenue for growth for the national department store chain.

clock June 12, 2009David Moin

Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada.

Designer and Luxury

Prada Rebuffs Purchase of Minority Stake

Prada ceo Patrizio Bertelli is negotiating with lenders the term payment of his company’s debts.

clock June 12, 2009Andrew Roberts

Cover of US Weekly.


Can’t Get Enough Gosselin… Bettencourt Saga… Fanmango…

Reality stars Jon and Kate Gosselin have been featured on the cover of Us Weekly for seven consecutive weeks.

clock June 12, 2009WWD Staff

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter


A Guiding Hand in Washington

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter has become the unofficial cultural ambassador for Desirée Rogers.

clock June 12, 2009Susan Watters

Cover Girl is one of the leading brands of Procter & Gamble.


Beauty Seen as Driver in P&G CEO’s Agenda

Analysts says P&G’s new ceo Robert McDonald will surely look at beauty to provide the growth profit drivers it needs to power through the downturn.

clock June 12, 2009Molly Prior and Andrea Nagel and Faye Brookman

Piazza Sempione’s new Chicago store is the brand’s first street location in the U.S.

Designer and Luxury

Piazza Sempione’s Growth Plan

Piazza Sempione is getting its U.S. rollout in gear and opened its first street location in the U.S. last Wednesday.

clock June 12, 2009David Moin

Fashion Features

Ecko Sells Avirex to Kids Headquarters

To raise cash and streamline organization, Marc Ecko Enterprises has sold the Avirex young men’s brand to Kids Headquarters.

clock June 12, 2009David Lipke

Joseph Abboud


Court Reverses Ruling Against Abboud

Joseph Abboud can use his name again in association with his men’s wear line Jaz, at least for now.

clock June 12, 2009Brenner Thomas

Eva Mendes at Cartier.

Fashion Scoops

Eva Mendes’ Charity Talk… A Little Jagger… David Beckham, Unfurled…

Eva Mendes was overcome with emotion while discussing her work with The Art of Elysium. Also in today’s scoops: David Beckham visits Selfridges.

clock June 12, 2009WWD Staff


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