retailers such as Auchan, Tesco, Carrefour, Aldi, Walmart and Sainsbury. In addition, Mc Bride has a range of its own budget brands including Surcare, Clean n Fresh, Oven Pride and Planet Green, an eco friendly range of household care SKUs. Household products account for the bulk of McBride’s revenues (80% of sales) with personal care products taking up the remainder. But the latter appears to be a growing part of its plan. In 2010 alone, McBride acquired Fortlab, a Malaysian cos- metics and toiletries firm; Newlane Cosmetics in Vietnam; and Brno, a Czech Republic skin care operation. Revenues for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 increased
a modest 2%, and profit after
tax attributable to shareholders, before amortization of intangible assets and exceptional items was $52.5 million, up from
$36.7 million in 2009. For the first half of its new fiscal year, sales
were down 1% to $645 million.
Planet Clean is an eco-friendly
product from McBride.
19. Pierre Fabre
Sales: $1.2 billion
Pierre Fabre, chairman
Skin care and hair care products sold under the Avéne, Glytone,
Elancyl, Galénic and René Furterer brand names.
He barely had time to break in that new office. After taking over as
chief executive last September, Olivier Bohuon left Pierre Fabre
after just five months at the helm (he moved on to a post at Smith
& Nephew’s medical device company).
Last month, Ducray Laboratories launched an awareness campaign for its new biodegradabale extra gentle shampoo formula.
According to Fabre, the formula has been optimized for low environmental impact thanks to a complete analysis of its product life
cycle. It is also paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free and silicone-free, which reduces its impact on aquatic organisms by 84%, the
Last year, founder Pierre Fabre was promoted to the ranks of
Grand Cross of the Order of the Legion of Honour.
19. PZ Cussons
Sales: $1.2 billion
Richard Harvey, chairman; Alex Kanellis, chief executive officer;
Chris Davis, commercial director; Brandon Leigh, finance director;
John Pantelireis, supply chain director.
Personal care and toiletries—Imperial Leather, Joy, Cussons Baby,
Premier, Carex, Venus, Original Source, Charles Worthington, St
Tropez (acquisition). Household products—Morning Fresh, Elephant, Radiant, Robb and Duck. Spa services—Sanctuary Spa.
Robb Junior, Robb Super Intense Heat, Robb Tarzan Herbal; line
extensions for Morning Fresh, Radiant and Duo and Imperial
Leather Skin Kind.
Sales fell 1.3% for the year ended May 31, 2010. However, net profit
rose 28.4% to nearly $101 million.
According to the company, there was an increase in profitability
across Australia, Indonesia and the Middle East, as well as strong
growth in UK profitability delivered through an effective brand renovation program. There was continued progress in Poland through
a particular focus on personal washes. Plus, there was a good start
to the year in Greece, although trading in the second half became
more difficult due to the deteriorating economic environment.
In September 2010, PZ Cussons Plc acquired St Tropez Holdings Limited from UK private equity group LDC in a $98.8 million
cash deal. St Tropez is the UK’s leading sunless tanning product
range consisting of lotions, mousses, sprays and other products.
More than 80% of St Tropez’s sales are within the UK with Australia and the US also growing markets for the brand. Distribution
in the UK is mainly via Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams, Sainsbury’s,
House of Fraser and John Lewis, as well as through major salons,
according to Cussons. The St Tropez retail range comprises approximately 30 products organized across self-tan, gradual tan and
wash off varieties, complemented by tan optimizing products. All
manufacturing is outsourced to third parties, according to Cussons.
“The acquisition of the St. Tropez brand represents an excellent
strategic opportunity for PZ Cussons and further strengthens our
portfolio of masstige brands which includes The Sanctuary and