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November 20, 2002 |
George Barrie, 90, a retired chief executive for Faberge products who created Brut cologne for men, died of pneumonia Saturday in Miami. Barrie was among the first to use celebrities to advertise fragrances. Actor Roger Moore, actresses Farrah Fawcett and Margaux Hemingway, and football star Joe Namath peddled Faberge products at one time. Barrie also convinced film legend Cary Grant to sit on Faberge's board of directors.
September 17, 1988
James E. Barclay, who co-founded the Reebok shoe operation in the United States, has resigned as executive vice president of Reebok International Ltd. Barclay, in a statement issued by Reebok International, said he was resigning to pursue new opportunities. Barclay, 47, will continue to consult with Reebok executives, and the company has no immediate plans to name a replacement, according to Kate Burnham, a Reebok spokeswoman. Reebok, based in Canton, Mass.
November 14, 1987 |
Faberge Inc. remains confident that it can buy Elizabeth Arden, one of the world's largest makers of prestige cosmetics, despite industry rumors that the deal will become another victim of October's stock market crash. In August, Faberge, maker of Aqua Net hair spray, Brut cologne and other personal-care products for the mass market, said that it would buy the more exclusive Arden from Eli Lilly and Co. for $700 million.
July 13, 1989 |
Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer products giant, has agreed to buy the Faberge and Elizabeth Arden lines of toiletries, cosmetics and fragrances for $1.55 billion, Unilever and Faberge announced today. The new deal between Faberge's owner, Riklis Family Corp., and Unilever United States Inc., the holding company for the group's American operations, is expected to be completed within 30 days.
November 30, 1994
Suzanne Biallot has been appointed director of marketing for South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Before joining the retail center, she was editorial director for Goldbook in Beverly Hills. Biallot has also held editorial positions with both Town & Country and Elle magazines in New York, and served as vice president of corporate communications for Faberge Inc. and director of public relations and advertising for Guerlain Inc. in New York. * Gary Nelson has joined Scantron Corp.
September 27, 1991 |
The shake-up of top management at L.A. Gear continued Thursday, as the troubled athletic shoe maker named Mark R. Goldston, a former marketing executive at rival Reebok International Ltd., to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer. The company also announced the immediate resignation of Kevin Ventrudo, 32, its senior vice president and No. 3 official. L.A. Gear officials said Ventrudo is pursuing other business opportunities.
April 21, 1991 |
Who's the heir to Batman and Dick Tracy in this year's summer-movie merchandising tie-in sweepstakes? Get ready for Robin Hood breakfast cereal, Terminator video games and Rocketeer watches. Add in a few "101 Dalmatians" "Happy Meals" from McDonald's as well. If Hollywood's production companies have their way, you'll be seeing a lot of these characters on T-shirts and pajamas, as toys and video games.
May 29, 2007 |
United Online Inc. is preparing for life after dial-up. The Woodland Hills Internet service provider still gets two-thirds of its revenue and most of its profit from providing Internet access -- mostly through the dial-up connections it helped pioneer with its low-cost NetZero and Juno brands. Tech experts have long said that the market for dial-up Internet access is dying, but its staying power surprises even United Online's chairman and chief executive, Mark R. Goldston.