L’Occitane is preparing for a showdown with a rich global competitor. In July, the beauty giant L’Or? wrapped up its purchase of L’Occitane’s longtime British rival, the Body Shop International, for £652 million ($1.2 billion).
The takeover has provoked shudders in the quirky market for natural cosmetics. These are companies that wear their hearts and politics on their labels and products — from public opposition to animal testing of ingredients to socially responsible shopping bags made of algae.
After the dust from the Enron collapse settles, one positive outcome may arise. CEOs, take note: The energy trader’s demise provides an important lesson in the value — the necessity, really — of having a corporate conscience and a culture built around knowing the difference between right and wrong.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.