This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Executive SummaryThrough expansion into new categories, Dove has grown to a $1.61 bil. (€1=$.94) franchise and "has the potential of becoming the world's largest cosmetic brand," Unilever Chairman Antony Burgmans tells analysts at Sanford Bernstein conference in New York June 4. In addition to cleansing bars, the Dove label has been applied to shower gels, body washes, deodorant and hair care products, which are in the process of rolling out worldwide, Burgmans notes. Dove hair care currently is available in countries including the UK, Australia, Japan and Israel; however, Unilever currently has no plans to bring such products to the U.S., a company spokesperson says...
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