and Kaori Tsuzuku Top Sweet Harmony. Dishwashing detergent
sales also rose. Unfortunately, sales of Top powder detergent declined as consumers continue to switch to liquids.
For the first quarter of 2010, sales rose 3.3% to $716 million.
Oral care sales rose 2.2%, but beauty care sales fell 8.6%. Fabric
care sales rose 7% and household care sales were up less than 1%.
Sales: $2.7 billion
Bris Rocher, chairman and chief executive officer; René Desmarais,
chief executive officer, Yves Rocher North America Inc.; Stephane
Bianchi, president, Yves Rocher North America
Skin care, cosmetics and fine fragrances marketed under the brand
names of Yves Rocher, Dr. Pierre Ricaud, Stanhome, Kiotis and
Skin care—Pure Calmille 2 in 1 Cleanser + Toner, Les Plaisirs Nature Wild Strawberry EDT, Cure Solutions 24 hour Vitality Skin
Care Anti-Fatigue and Anti-Asphyxiation Flash Mask, Limited Edition Arnica Essentiel Hand Cream; Makeup—Aquarelles Végétales
Sunny tri-powder, lipgloss and nail polish; Fragrances—
Flower-party EDT, Fruity Water for Summer EDT
Nothing has changed at Yves Rocher, despite the passing of its
founder. That’s the promise from Bris Rocher, who took over the
company following his grandfather’s death in December. Bris
Rocher observed that while “everything has changed” in the
world during the past 50 years, “nothing has changed” at Yves
Rocher and that the company aims to continue its founder’s
legacy for the next 50 years.
In June, Yves Rocher opened its first North American franchise. The Atelier of Botanical Beauty is a 648-sq. ft. shop located
in the West Edmonton Mall in Canada.
The opening comes a year after the global launch of the Atelier store concept—a franchise business plan aimed at fueling the
brand’s global expansion. The company’s goal is to introduce franchising in the U.S. in the next few years, the firm said.
“We are incredibly excited for both the brand and our fran-
chisee because this represents a real milestone for Yves Rocher
globally and a real opportunity for Oksana Pachine and her part-
ner Anna Stsibaylo,” said René Desmarais, chief executive officer
of Yves Rocher North America Inc. “We
were saddened to lose the founder, Mr.
Sales: $2.1 billion
Alessandro Carlucci, chief executive officer
Cosmetics, skin care, fragrances, hair care, bath/body products sold
under the brands Chronos, Kaiak, Ekos, Mamãe e Bebê, Tododia
Inverno and Natura Ekos soaps
Fragrances—Amó, Kaiak Pulso, Natura Paz e Humor and
Natura Águas Lavanda; Bath/body—Tododia Verão, Tododia To-danoite moisturizing cream and body scrub, Naturé shampoo
and conditioner for fast drying. Also, Frutífera, a line of teas.