As we begin to wrap things up for 2023 and prepare for a long holiday weekend, Perfumer & Flavorist+ assembled this week's headlines in F&F to keep readers up to date. From appointments to distribution partnership announcements to licensing agreements, here is the latest:
Appointments & Announcements
Meflah—who is currently vice president and regional general manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)—succeeds Dionisio Ferenc.
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The association recently sent out an updated statement pressing congress for the inclusion of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act in the FY2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
The report provides data on the 2021-2022 Italian citrus fruit industry and a forecast for 2023, as well as includes an analysis of the phytosanitary conditions of citrus fruits by an agronomist, Salvatore Lauria, Ph.D.
According to new NPD Group data, U.S. prestige fragrance sales for the nine-week holiday season are up 4%, year-over-year, continuing a hot 2022 for the category. The firm notes, "The category also outperformed overall discretionary general merchandise spending during key weeks, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday."
Since its inception in 2015, Spark is designed to provide an understanding of the consumer landscape, blending culinary influences, market dynamics and product innovations with consumer attitudes, usage and purchasing habits to understand what’s shaping the future of flavors, fragrances and botanicals.
The platform enables users to browse, compare and choose fragrances from a constantly updated library that currently includes about 19,600 scents.
Partnerships & Licensing
Coty has renewed its license agreement for men's and women's scents with Hugo Boss, running through 2035 (the partnership began in 2016 with the transfer of select licenses from P&G). Simultaneously, Coty has sold the Lacoste license back to its namesake brand. That license has now been picked up by Inter Parfums.
Univar B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc., and Kalsec, Inc., have announced an exclusive agreement for Univar Solutions to distribute Kalsec’s natural taste and sensory, colors, and food protection ingredient solutions for savory applications in the United Kingdom and Ireland.