Avon Products Inc., part of the Natura &Co. family, will be closing its Research & Development operations in Suffern, New York. The R&D facility, which has been located in New York for 125 years, will begin layoffs in March 2023 and officially close its doors in 2024.
In its place, the company will be establishing R&D processes in Brazil and Poland as part of its strategy to deliver seamless supply chain capabilities for its Natura in Brazil operations and connect with key markets where representatives and consumers already reside.
“For 136 years, breakthrough innovation has been at the core of the Avon brand with our proprietary technology and award winning, affordable beauty products,” said Angela Cretu, Avon Chief Executive Officer. “We believe this evolution of our R&D operations will give us access to a wider ecosystem of partners to drive our innovation pipeline. We’re incredibly proud of our Suffern team and grateful for the strong innovation foundation that we will build on.”