May 2024 – Consumer Goods News

Posted on 31 May 2024

  • Next record strong Q1 performance, with online sales rising 8.8% and 5.7% overall vs 2022.
  • Germany toy manufacturer, Simba Dickie Group, announced Mortiz Duschl as their new Chief Financial Officer.
  • ProCook strengthened their executive team with the additions of Meg Lustman to the position of Non-Exec Director, and Claire Tait as Marketing Director.
  • Mattel promoted PJ Lewis to SVP and Global Head of Action Figures and Fisher-Price Entertainment.
  • Pandora reported strong Q1 sales growth, with the luxury Danish jeweller announcing organic sales growth of 18%.
  • UK-based tile retailer, Tile Choice, announced Matt Williams as their new CEO, joining from Topps Tiles, where he held the position of CEO.
  • Japanese toy company, TOMY International, appointed Julie Gwaltney as Vice President of their Toy Division.
  • Moose Toys revealed a new partnership with the WWE, as it continues to expand its licensing program.
  • Global baby product manufacturer, MAM Baby, announced industry veteran, Damian Butler, as their new Managing Director.
  • American mattress manufacturer, Sealy, revealed Neil Clark as General Manager for the UK.
  • Estee Lauder, appointed Shane Wolf as President of Global Brands, Aveda and Bumble.
  • Fragrance brand, Henry Rose, confirmed Laure de Metz as their new CEO.
  • Rachel Morgans joined British department store, John Lewis & Partners, as Fashion Director.
  • American toy company, Funko, announced Cynthia Williams, as their new CEO, who departs from Hasbro.
  • Global Toy Supplier, Sambro, announced the appointment of Chris Hylton as their new Chief Financial Officer.
  • German tool manufacturer, Stabila, confirmed Oliver Partington as their new UK Managing Director.
  • L’Oreal confirmed Jesus Abia Arias as their new Managing Director for Travel Retail in APAC, previously serving as MD for Prada, Valentino, Mugler, and Viktor & Rolf at the global cosmetics giant.
  • American personal care company, Dermalogica, announced Cirsten Hannken as General Manager for the UK & Ireland, having spent seven years as GM for Germany.
  • Victorian Plumbing confirmed their acquisition of the UK’s largest eCommerce only bathroom retailer, Victoria Plum, as they execute ambitious growth plans.
  • American beauty and cosmetics company, Revlon, have appointed Tchernavia Rocker as their latest Chief People Officer.
  • The American Toy Trade Association appointed industry veteran, Greg Ahearn, to the position of President & CEO.
  • Beauty membership platform, IPSY, have confirmed Francine Li as their new Chief Marketing Officer.
  • British retailer, Marks & Spencer reported a 58% rise in profit, following a recent “re-shape”, also delivering a 9.4% sales uplift.
  • Family-owned Spanish fashion and fragrance group, PUIG, revealed a new brand identity, marking a new chapter in their 110-year history.
  • E.L.F. Beauty announced record annual sales, crossing the $1bn milestone for the first time in the company’s history with FY sales of $1.02bn, a substantial 77% rise.
  • Global consumer goods company, Franke Group, promoted Craig McIntyre to the position of Managing Director for the UK and NESSA cluster. Global cosmetics brand, L’OCCITANE, confirmed former Shiseido executive, Evelyne Ly Wainer, as their new Managing Director for Global Travel Retail.

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