Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Tokushima Prefectural Govt casts online forum on ethical consumption

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The Consumer Policy Department of the Tokushima Prefectural Govt is promoting initiatives for consumer administration and education in cooperation with the Consumer Affairs Agency’s Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy, an agency established in Tokushima Prefecture as Japan's hub for policy development and international operations.

Estée Lauder launches organizational evolution of its portfolio leadership

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Executive Chairman William P. Lauder and President and CEO Fabrizio Freda of The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) announced an organizational evolution across its brand portfolio to position the company for sustainable growth in a fast-paced evolving global landscape. Effective September 1, 2022, the company’s brand portfolio evolved into two brand clusters led by Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Executive Group President, and Stéphane de La Faverie, who was promoted to Executive Group President. This new brand leadership structure is designed to ensure continued portfolio-wide alignment, enabling the business to focus on the greatest areas of opportunity. Jane and Stéphane will continue to report directly to Fabrizio Freda.

Bacardi announces a leadership reshuffle to drive future growth

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Bacardi Limited, the privately held spirits company, announced moves within commercial and finance and the North America business. Current Regional President for North America Pete Carr will take on the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Global Growth Officer. Pete will be responsible for commercial excellence and strategy, route-to-market models, digital commerce, and on-trade relationships for the family-owned spirits business. Pete comes armed to spearhead continued commercial success for Bacardi, with a lifetime of spirits experience and over eight years at the helm of one of the company’s largest markets.

Future Farm launches Future Tvna in Coles Supermarkets Australia wide

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Future Farm bring their very first fish substitute to Australian shores, now available in 487 select Coles stores nationwide. Future Tvna is the plant-based alternative made to look and taste like the real thing.

Nike teams up with Ant Group to launch shoe recycling mini program

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Nike announced that it has joined Ant Group’s Green Energy Initiative and launched an official mini program on Alipay, the digital open platform, to encourage more consumers to recycle worn-out shoes. Chinese consumers can search the mini program “Recycle-A-Shoe” in the Alipay app and have worn-out Nike shoes collected for recycling. The shoes will then be dismantled and re-processed to make sustainable sport courts through Nike Grind tech.

Honeywell casts smoke detection and indoor air quality monitoring system

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Honeywell cast a solution that combines early warning smoke detection with indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring, furthering its efforts to create safer and healthier buildings. Built on the flagship VESDA-E™ line of aspirating smoke detectors, the VESDA Air solution has a unique five-in-one IAQ sensor within a single box, which can help improve building safety by identifying life safety, asset protection or IAQ issues before they escalate into problems.

Estée Lauder appoints industry expert Justin Boxford to lead its global brand

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The Estée Lauder Companies announced that Justin Boxford has been appointed Global Brand President, Estée Lauder. Justin succeeds Stéphane de La Faverie, whose promotion to Executive Group President was part of an organizational evolution. Justin is reporting to Stéphane and will continue to serve on the company’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

Estée Lauder announces the promotion of Guillaume Jesel

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The Estée Lauder Companies announced that Guillaume Jesel has been promoted to President, Global Brands, TOM FORD BEAUTY, BALMAIN BEAUTY and Luxury Business Development, effective immediately. Guillaume will report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Executive Group President and also to Tracey T. Travis, Executive VP and CFO in her role of overseeing the company’s mergers and acquisitions, for Guillaume’s Luxury Business role.

Philip Morris International hires two former FDA officials to key positions

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Philip Morris International Inc. announced that it has hired two former U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials to key positions to accelerate its science-based transformation. Dr. Badrul Chowdhury is appointed PMI’s Chief Life Sciences Officer, Smoke-Free Products, succeeding Jorge Insuasty, who will complete his move into the recently created position of President, Vectura Fertin Pharma. After a short transition period, Badrul will join PMI’s Senior Management Team in January 2023, reporting to Jacek Olczak, Chief Executive Officer.

Demanding Australians have lower tolerance for inconvenient businesses

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Aussie consumers say their tolerance for poor business communication has decreased since the pandemic and are willing to blacklist businesses who don’t cater to their preferences, according to a study by Podium, the communications and payments platform for businesses.