Clichy, October 24th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
L'Oréal USA signs agreement to acquire Emiliani Enterprises extending its coverage of American hair salons
Group subsidiary L'Oréal USA has just announced the acquisition, for its SalonCentric division, of the professional distribution business of the New Jersey-based company Emiliani Enterprises.
Well established in the metropolitan New York area, New Jersey and Connecticut, Emiliani Enterprises supplies hair salons through a network of representatives and sales outlets open only to professionals.
The SalonCentric division of L'Oréal USA is thus extending its distribution in the United States, which now covers 48 states. This acquisition reflects the constant determination of the Professional Products Division to offer a better service to American hair salons.
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