0000058175 00000 n 0000100181 00000 n [7][8][9][10][11] As of that date, JAB also owned Bally, Belstaff, Zagliani, Espresso House, and Baresso Coffee. 0000005922 00000 n 0000041113 00000 n 0000120729 00000 n From 539 pence a share on its first day of trading, the stock rose more than sixfold until just before his departure was announced in 2011. 0000003401 00000 n u�y0YJy��em��2 The studio behind the kids' mega-hit TV show "Paw Patrol" has a new animated series that arrives timed perfectly for a global pandemic: It celebrates delivery people. They have renamed the family foundation after him and doubled its budget to €25 million (US$28.2 million), to fund projects that honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazism. [6], He joined the Benckiser side of the business in 1988, following a career at Procter & Gamble, and was named CEO of Benckiser's Household Products Division in 1995. 0000027572 00000 n Caribou’s chief executive, Sarah Spiegel, also leads Einstein Noah for JAB. 0000028726 00000 n 0000002277 00000 n [9][10][11], During his tenure at Reckitt, Becht oversaw a fivefold increase in the company's market value and over the 10 years to 2010, the company was the fourth best performing stock in the FTSE 100. 0000100542 00000 n Fabien Simon will be the group’s chief financial officer, Ricard Rittes will lead expansion into emerging markets by opening a new office in Brazil and Jacek Szarzynski will be lead operating partner for the newly created Pret Panera Holding Co. That unit will combine the St. Louis-based Panera chain with the U.K.-based sandwich chain Pret a Manger, which operates in nine countries. Becht stepped down after failing to convince JAB to scale back its takeover ambitions and focus on operational improvements, the Financial Times reported, citing two people with direct knowledge of his decision. Evan Ramstad is a team leader in business news, working with reporters who cover the food industry from field to fork. 0000027428 00000 n [5][6], Becht received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and received an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Becht officially resigned from Coty's board Saturday, and the board appointed a new member Sunday to fill the vacancy. 0000131734 00000 n 0000004898 00000 n [8], While Becht led Reckitt Benckiser, he helped orchestrate the company's acquisitions of Boots Health Care International, Adams Therapeutics and SSL International. [12][13], He retired as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser on 31 August 2011, and was succeeded by Rakesh Kapoor. 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This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners. JAB will still be led by the two other partners, Peter Harf, who is close to the Reimanns, and Olivier Goudet, who is also the former chief executive at Mars Inc. and current chairman of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the global beer producer that includes Budweiser. The headlong nature of the company’s expansion makes the retirement of its chairman worth a closer look. [19][20] In May 2016, JAB-controlled JAB Beech reached an agreement to acquire US doughnut shop operator Krispy Kreme for $1.35 billion. The Financial Times reported, citing two people with direct knowledge of the decision, that Becht failed to convince other JAB executives to throttle back its acquisition activity and concentrate instead on improving the operations of its existing businesses. Harf will take over as chairman after Becht's departure. Here are 14 great ones, 2020 Latest: Mich. Democrat Peters wins Senate reelection, Pioneering Black doll Baby Nancy enters Toy Hall of Fame, Wall Street rallies again as stocks ride post-election wave, How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause, New kids' series 'Pikwik Pack' puts spotlight on deliveries, Loring Park mansion is star attraction of 124-unit apartment project. David Fickling is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering commodities, as well as industrial and consumer companies. In April 2017, JAB reached an agreement to buy U.S.-based Panera Bread, a fast casual bakery-café chain, for $7.5 billion. The skyline of downtown St. Paul seen from Raspberry Island. 0000033439 00000 n 0000037464 00000 n 0000167390 00000 n 1823 Incorporation of Benckiser as chemicals producer in Germany; 1956 Start household products business with launch of Calgon; 1981 Peter Harf joins Benckiser; 1980's Acquisition and integration of European and North American household products businesses; disposal of chemical activities; 1990's/2000's Acquisition and integration of cosmetics companies Keurig Dr Pepper said Monday that CEO Bob Gamgort will replace Becht as chairman of its board. JAB, meanwhile, is at its core a private investment office for money held by the Reimann family, billionaire descendants of Benckiser’s founder. [29] They trace their wealth to chemist Ludwig Reimann, who, in 1828, joined with Johann Adam Benckiser (founder of the namesake chemical company). [15], In August 2014, under the Peet's Coffee & Tea brand, JAB acquired Mighty Leaf Tea, a specialty tea retailer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. [15] As of June 2018, JAB had over $80 billion in assets under management. In the late 1990s, the family went public with their expanded business and merged with UK-based Reckitt and Colman to form the $15 billion consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser, with Becht as chief executive until 2011. [22] Also in April, JAB was reported to be stepping back from investment in luxury goods, with reported plans to sell its stakes in the designer shoe and clothing brands Jimmy Choo, Bally, and Belstaff. Reckitt Benckiser's return on invested capital nearly doubled during Bart Becht's first six years as CEO, and didn't slip below 20 percent until he left in 2011. 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