About Burt's BeesBurt's Bees is a product of personal care branch American Clorox is described as an "Earth Friendly, Company Personal Care natural" makes the products of personal care, health and beauty and personal hygiene. As of 2007, they produced more than 197 skin care products for face and body skin, lip care, hair care, baby care, men's grooming, and outdoor remedies are distributed in nearly 30,000 retail outlets including grocery and drug store chains across the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan from their headquarters in Durham, North Carolina.
Burt's Bees manufactures its products with natural ingredients using minimal processing, distillation / condensation, extraction / steamed cook distillation / pressure, and hydrolysis to maintain cleanliness purity of ingredients. In addition, each product has a "natural sound" which gives a percentage of the natural ingredients in the product, frequent detailed component descriptions.
Native to Maine in the 1980s, businesses began when co-founder Roxanne Quimby began making candles from beeswax remains of Burt Shavitz. This ultimately leads to bottle and sell their honey, a reality which slowly reduced as companies grow as a company. Finally, other products using honey and beeswax, including edible spreads and furniture polish, was sold, before moving on to the personal care line. In late 2007, Clorox bought Burt Bees for $ 925 million.
Burt Bees originating from Maine in 1984 as a candle as a partnership between Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz. Shavitz had a honey business that offers excess beeswax candles and essential for Quimby's focus on maintaining high quality help their business grow from an initial $ 200 at the craft fair Dover-Foxcroft Junior High School to $ 20,000 at the end of their first year. Their first headquarters was an abandoned school building rent a room from a friend for $ 150 per year.
Burt's Bees to increase production in 1989 after a New York store, Zona, ordered hundreds of candle wax them. Forty additional employees were hired and an abandoned bowling alley has become the site of their new production. During this time, Quimby read a book by Burt Shavitz the 19th century bee keeping which includes recipes personal care manufacturer Burt's Bees in the country and the industry entered the personal care products ring.
Burt's Bees became established in 1991 and has a product offering includes candles, natural soaps, perfumes, and finally lip, which became the best-selling product of them.
In 1993, Quimby threatened to sue Shavitz about personal issues and basically forced Shavitz the company's activities. Increased demand and supply of products requiring a move from Maine to North Carolina headquarters, where the manufacturers of personal care products were also located. Bees Burt has changed its focus to personal care products exclusively.
In 1995, the company moved its manufacturing operations into a 18,000 square foot (1,700 m2) old garment factory in Creedmoor, North Carolina. Although Burt Bees continued focus on product theme "homemade", automatic machines, such as a food mixer former Duke University, has been introduced to increase production ,. Chapel Hill was the site of the retailer's first Burt Bees, which offers 50 personal care products a natural. Distribution and demand of these products have also reached the Japanese market.
In 1998, Burt Bees has provided more than 100 personal care products in 4,000 locations naturally with sales exceeding $ 8 million. Retail distribution in advanced countries have reached, including Cracker Barrel Foods Market and Whole. New products and services division in skin care products and hair care little tourism. In 1999, with demand increasing and value-added services of products, including sugar and milk-based body lotions and bath products, Burt's Bees moved to Durham among many businesses Others are in the Triangle region of North Carolina study. An ecommerce website has been launched that allows distribution of one, on a national scale is much larger.
In 1999, Quimby acquisition Shavitz 1/3 stake in the company in exchange for a house in Maine, worth about $ 130,000.
2002 and 2003 Burt Bees toothpaste launched its first, shampoo, and baby Bee product line success of personal care products for infants. Co-founder, Roxanne Quimby, also using company profits obtained to conserve 185,000 acres (750 km2) of forest land in Maine, marking the beginning of a relationship with The Nature Conservancy, an organization International participation of environmental protection and conservation.
In 2004, private equity, investment AEA, bought 80% of Burt Bees for $ 173 million US, with co-founder, Roxanne Quimby, retaining a 20% share and a seat on the board. When seeking compensation from Quimby after the deal, Shavitz be paid $ 4,000,000. 2005 Douglas Haensel, a former CEO of GE, has become Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Michael Indursky, a former Unilever executive Garnier, participants Burt Bees Bees in July to head of marketing and public relations group of Burt. In 2006, John Replogle, the former general manager of skin care division of Unilever, has become CEO and president, effective.