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The Kirschner Group Expands Southwest Sales Team

Professional beauty manufacturers representative The Kirschner Group has added Bruce Blankenship to its southwest sales team. Blankenship joins the Kirschner Group team with a strong knowledge of brand sales, customer service and broad industry experience.

“We are excited Bruce has joined our southwest domestic team and look forward to the growth in this territory,” said Jane Caris, president of The Kirschner Group.

14th Annual CPNA Saw Record-Breaking Numbers

Cosmoprof North America has attained record-breaking exhibitor attendance and ticket sales for its 2016 event. The business-to-business beauty trade show was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, covering 280,991 square feet (10% larger than last year’s space). The show saw 33,750 attendees (a 12.5% increase over 2015) and 1,154 exhibitors, representing 38 countries (a 12% increase over 2015).

Unilever Acquires Dollar Shave Club

Unilever, a supplier of food, home and personal-care products, is set to purchase men’s grooming brand Dollar Shave Club. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, though Michael Dubin is expected to continue to serve as CEO of DSC.

DSC, headquartered in the Venice area of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 2012. Since inception, it has worked to transform the shaving category through its lifestyle brand, empowering 3.2 million members, and is on track to exceed $200 million in 2016.