Lauder acquires Bumble and bumble distributor assets

Estée Lauder secures UK and Ireland distribution from Comptons

Estée Lauder Cosmetics Ltd, the UK affiliate of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc has acquired certain assets of Comptons Limited, Bumble and bumble’s distributor in the UK and Ireland.

“After many successful years in the UK and Ireland, we’re pleased to assume control of the distribution of Bumble and bumble within the market,” commented Peter Lichtenthal, president, Bumble and bumble. “We’re at a critical juncture in our development in the UK and Ireland, where we enjoy a distribution Network of both the finest salons and leading edge retailers such as Space NK, Selfridges, Liberty and Harrods, and we’re eager to take it to the next level in terms of the educational programmes and business development tools we have to offer.”

The external face of Bumble and bumble, including current brand and sales management, will be integrated into the Estée Lauder Companies.

Lauder says the change should result in many benefits to businesses in the Bumble and bumble UK and Irish Network.