September 20, 2014 |
Alice Davidson Rinear, 83, of Gloucester City, a saleswoman for Avon Products from the early 1950s into the 1990s, died of heart failure Monday, Sept. 15, at the Masonic Home in Burlington Township, where she had lived since January 2012. "She loved going door-to-door, she loved talking with people," while being known as an Avon Lady, son Garry Sr. said. A resident of Gloucester City for 79 years, Mrs. Rinear first worked at the Security Restaurant on Route 130 there from 1947 to 1949, her son said.
October 7, 2012
IN THE REGION Escalon sells diagnostics unit Escalon Medical Corp. , of Wayne, said it sold its clinical diagnostics businesses to ERBA Diagnostics Inc. , of Miami, for $6.5 million. The group of businesses, which included Drew Scientific Inc., makes instruments for blood analysis and diabetes testing. Escalon president Richard J. DePiano Jr. said in a statement that the company will focus on eye-care products in its ophthalmic business. According to Escalon's recent annual report, the clinical diagnostics business generated $12.99 million in revenue for the 12 months ended June 30, or about half of the company's total revenue.
April 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Coty came calling, but Avon slammed the door. Struggling cosmetics seller Avon Products Inc. on Monday rejected a $10 billion buyout offer from Coty Inc., a smaller beauty- products maker looking to capitalize on Avon's business woes. The $23.25-per-share bid marked a 20 percent premium to Avon's closing stock price Friday. Avon said that was too low. But investors frustrated with the company's shrinking profits and disappointing sales growth sent the stock soaring 17 percent on the news.
September 13, 2011 |
HAZEL Southerland had a challenging message for her fellow graduates of the Duplin County Negro High School, in North Carolina. She dared them to "rise above the tyranny of ready-made thinking and strike out for themselves into the unknown," her family said. It was a challenge that Hazel Southerland herself accepted throughout her life as a homemaker in her adopted Philadelphia, and as a mother, grandmother, school volunteer, expert gardener and devoted churchwoman. She died Sept.
January 25, 2011
Gloria Jones-Johnson, 77, of West Philadelphia, a retired third-grade teacher, died of Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Mrs. Jones-Johnson grew up in West Philadelphia, where she met her future husband, Curtis H. Johnson Sr. After graduating from John Bartram High School in 1951, she held several clerical positions, including one with the Philadelphia Police Department, and worked in a sweater factory before her marriage in 1956. While raising four children, she was active in her church, was a reading aide at Harrington School in West Philadelphia, sold Avon products, and belonged to Today's Women, a social club.
May 2, 1999 |
If Avon Products is the name and direct-selling industries is the game, then the exhibition titled "Selling Beauty: A Century of Avon Products" at Hagley Museum in Wilmington is for you. This fascinating exhibit tells the tale of one of the first national companies to market cosmetics at a time when middle-class respectability kept the image of the "painted woman" at bay. Selling Avon products was the way many American women gained an...
October 12, 1998 |
Women the world over share a surprising unity of opinion about their most important life challenges and aspirations. In every corner of the globe and in every niche along the economic spectrum, what women want is greater security and control regarding family, financial and work circumstances, according to a survey of 30,000 women in 43 countries conducted by cosmetics giant Avon Products Inc. Three out of four of those queried said that...
May 5, 1996 |
EYE IN THE SKY SAVES MEN AT SEA An eagle-eyed British Airways flight attendant helped to save three American fishermen when she happened to glance out a window and spotted their ship blazing 34,000 feet below in the North Atlantic. Jane Savage told reporters that she was on a flight from London to New York on Friday when the clouds suddenly parted to reveal smoke rising from the water. She told the pilot of the Boeing 747, who tuned to an emergency channel, picked up an automatic SOS beacon and contacted U.S. authorities, who sent a helicopter to pluck the men from a life raft 100 miles off Massachusetts.
March 5, 1996 |
Lillian Jensen Vallette, 78, of Langhorne and formerly of Huntingdon Valley, who had volunteered at a cancer center for nearly two decades, died Saturday at the St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township. Mrs. Vallette was born in Philadelphia and grew up in New Jersey. She lived in Huntingdon Valley from 1956 until 1990. when she moved to the Attleboro Retirement Village in Langhorne. She was a volunteer at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia for more than 18 years, until 1988.
June 19, 1994 |
Remember how Avon's Skin-So-Soft took on almost a cult following last year? It was rumored to be good for everything from cleaning wood to removing gum, soap scum and candle wax. Even as a lubricant for pipe joints. But mostly it was touted as a great bug repellent. People put it on themselves, on their pets, even around door and window frames. Well, somebody at Avon must have been taking notice. This season, Avon is marketing what it calls "the ultimate outdoor skin protection.