April 2024 – Consumer Goods News

Posted on 30 April 2024

  • Moose Toys promoted Emily Maclennan to GM for UK & Ire, following industry veteran, Neil Shinner, stepping into retirement.
  • THG Beauty division reported 11.1% growth, a standout performer among the group’s 4.5% rise in Q1 sales.
  • Dobbies Garden Centres appointed Board Advisor, and experienced hospitality executive, Robert B. Cook, to support development of their restaurant division.
  • Brian, J. Fitzharris returned to Fisher-Price as their new SVP & General Manager, following a successful period leading PlayMonster’s global sales & marketing teams.
  • Dunelm Q3 sales rose to £435, a 3% YoY increase.
  • Horwood Homewares announced Tom Morley as Sales Director, responsible for creating and implementing sales strategies across all channels.
  • L’Oreal promoted Silvia Galfo to the position of President, leading their USA Luxe Division, including brands such as Giorgio Armani, Lancôme, and Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.
  • DCS Group appointed Carl Palmer to the position of COO, overseeing all group operations across the business’ head office, distribution, and manufacturing centres.
  • John Lewis appointed Jason Tarry as Chairman, ahead of Sharon White’s planned departure, expected to take place in September of this year.
  • Puig confirmed plans to list on the Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, and Valencia Stock Exchanges, in a move expected to be worth €2.5bn.
  • Robbie Feather was promoted to Very Group, CEO, following a successful period as Retail Managing Director.
  • Smeg UK appointed Daniel Hadley to the position of CEO, replacing Mike Giddings, who steps down to spend more time with family, following 16 years with the business.
  • Claudia Arney joined Kingfisher as the group’s new Chair of the Board, following the resignation of Andrew Cosslett, with Non-Executive Director, Rakhi (Parekh) Goss-Custard, taking over her role as Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee.

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