chased a specially selected healthy lunch at the Pola
Orbis cafeteria, a small donation (approximately 20 cents)
per meal was made to Table for Two—enough to support
one lunch for a child in a developing country.
23. PZ Cussons
Sales: $975 million
Key Personnel: Anthony J. Green, chairman; A.G. Calder,
deputy chairman; Alex Kanellis, chief executive officer;
C.G. Davis, regional director-Africa; Brandon H. Leigh,
finance director; J. Pantellireis, supply chain director.
Major Products: Personal care and toiletries sold under
brands including Imperial Leather, Joy, Cussons Kids,
Premier, Carex, Baby, Luksja, Makler, Sweet Seventeen,
Venus Hair, Original Source. Household product brands
include Morning Fresh, Elephant, Radiant, Robb, Duck
New Products: Elephant Colour fabric detergent, Jet multi-purpose detergent, Ava liquid air freshener, Cussons Sahaja
basics, Radiant Aquasave, Time Defy hair products.
efits now being realized by the co-location of liquids manufacturing, research and development and perfumery capability at one site, according to the company.
24. Lornamead Group
Sales: $762 million
Key Personnel: Mike Jatania, chief executive officer; Jon
Osborne, chief operating officer; David Cardno, chief
financial officer; Aart Weijburg, non-executive director;
Charles Hinkaty, non-executive director.
Major Products: Hair care—Aqua Net, Finesse, Harmony,
Vosene, Once, Brisk, Bristow, Té Tao; Cosmetics and skin
care—CD, Tura, Lypsyl, Christy, Handsan, Crisan, Witch
skin care (licence), CCS Footcare (distributor); Bath and
fragrance—Woods of Windsor, Yardley; Oral care—Brilliant
Rapid White, Clinomyn (distributor).
New Products: Yardley Heritage fragrance collection,
Witch Skin Care (license), Vosene Kids 3-in-1 conditioning
shampoo and leave-in spray with head lice repellent,
Woods of Windsor floral fragrance collection.
; PZ Cussons’ corporate sales exceeded $1.3 billion for the
year ended May 31, 2008, with sales of $975 million for personal care and household products.
According to chairman Anthony J. Green, the diverse geographic spread of PZ Cussons’ businesses, together with the
growing number of categories in which it operates, has
demonstrated that the firm can successfully evolve both as
markets develop and as economic conditions, both local and
And could the Cussons product mix get even bigger? Back
in April, the Manchester Evening News reported that Cussons
was on the “shortlist of bidders” for Sara Lee’s European
household and personal care unit, which includes Brylcreem
hair gel, Sanex deodorant and Ambi Pur air freshener.
The Sanctuary brand and spa, which Cussons purchased
in January 2008, has continued to perform well for its new
owners. Approximately two-thirds of revenue and profits
are derived from sales from Boots, the sole UK distributor,
with the balance arising from The Sanctuary Spa in Covent
The Cussons Personal Wash Centre of Excellence in
Manchester, England is fully operational with tangible ben-
; On April 1, Lornamead finalized a licensing agreement
with DeWitt to become the licensee for the Witch skin
care brand, as well as distributor for the CCS foot care
and Clinomyn oral care brands.
Witch is an international facial skin care brand and the
license agreement—which allows Lornamead to use and
promote the Witch trademark—covers 31 countries.
Clinomyn, which includes deep-cleaning specialty toothpastes, is popular with smokers. CCS includes clinically-tested and dermatologically-approved foot cream and balm.
Both will be part of the Lornamead’s health and beauty
portfolio. Brand rights will be acquired under a distribution
agreement, allowing Lornamead to sell and promote the