Angela Cretu has been appointed Avon Products Inc.’s CEO to drive the next phase of the company’s transformation. The appointment follows the recent transaction between Avon and Natura &Co to create the world’s fourth-largest pure-play beauty company. Cretu will be responsible for business operations outside of Latin America and for the oversight of the Avon brand globally. She brings…

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animal testing

Avon Products Inc. has ended all regulatory-required animal testing, making it the first global beauty company selling in China to stop all animal testing of ingredients and products across all its brands. Respect for animal welfare is a cornerstone of Avon’s product safety philosophy and Avon was one of the first companies to stop animal…

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Stevie Awards for Women

ARIIX, Jeunesse Global, Nu Skin Enterprises and Avon Products Inc. were among the winners at the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards, which honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run, were presented Nov. 15 at a gala celebration in New York. Winners included: Grand Stevie Award (Program’s Highest Honor) Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL,…

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Genetika+

Genetika+ has won Avon’s Women Startup Competition 2019. Genetika+, led by Talia Cohen Solal, has developed cutting edge technology to determine which drug to treat depression will be best suited to each patient, making treatment more effective, more quickly. The start-up from Jerusalem was crowned the winner during the final event in London, followed in…

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Natura

Natura &Co posted another strong performance in the third quarter of 2019, with revenue growth in all three of its brands: Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop. Natura &Co’s consolidated net revenue reached R$3.5 billion, up 7.2 percent on a reported basis and up 10.1 percent at constant currency. The Natura brand’s adjusted net revenue in Brazil was…

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Avon Q3

Avon Products, Inc. announced revenue of $1.18 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, down 16 percent from $1.4 billion in Q3 2018. “We continue to execute our Open Up turnaround strategy, with productivity gains driving adjusted operating margin expansion and improved free cash flow,” said Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld. “The push and pull…

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Malala Fund

Avon Products, Inc. announced that the Avon Foundation for Women is donating $100,000 to Malala Fund, a charity that champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The donation will be channeled directly to advance education for girls in Brazil, Avon’s largest market. Breaking down the barriers holding women and girls back, to create a better…

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Luis Vázquez

Avon Products, Inc. recently announced that Luis Vázquez has been appointed to lead its global sales team.   Vázquez, who has extensive direct selling experience, will spearhead the company’s efforts to open up growth by driving recruitment, retention and training for the millions of Avon Representatives across the world.   “I am delighted that Luis is joining Avon in…

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NYSE Board Advisory Council

The New York Stock Exchange today announced the launch of the NYSE Board Advisory Council, which will proactively address the critical need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors. The Council is comprised of 13 Founding Member CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-established brands, including Avon’s CEO Jan Zijderveld.…

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Avon Foundation for Women

The Avon Foundation for Women today announced the elections of Amy Greene as chair and Natalie Deacon as president of the Avon Foundation Board of Directors. Greene was recently appointed vice president, Investor and Stakeholder Relations for Avon. Deacon was recently appointed executive director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability. Working with NGOs and Avon teams across…

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