Solar-powered Eco Gym to Chicago’s North Shore
Glenview, Ill. — Eco Gym will open an 8,300-sq.-ft. solar- and human-powered health club at Glenbrook Market Place in Glenview, Ill., a North Shore suburb of Chicago, according to Mid-America Asset Management Inc., the landlord’s representative.
The fitness center, Eco Gym’s second, will use a combination of human kinetic power and solar power to generate electricity for its equipment. As members use the equipment, they generate more power to the central power grid, which lowers monthly dues.
UCR announces three new leases
Houston — United Commercial Realty Houston has announced three new leases for Houston-area centers:
- Goody Goody Liquor will open a third Houston-area location at Copperfield Village Shopping Center this fall.
- Pink’s Pizza has signed a deal for its fifth area location at the Cougar Den Plaza adjacent to the University of Houston’s central campus.
- Affinity Veterinary will open a clinic at a center located at 19450 Katy Freeway in Houston.
Clinique prepares to expand in North America
NEW YORK — Cosmetic brand Clinique has promoted Jean-Christophe Jourde to the newly created position of SVP and GM of North America. Jourde will be responsible for driving sales and market share growth for the brand in the region and will report to Ricardo Quintero, SVP and global GM of market development.
“I am extremely pleased Jean-Christophe will be leading Clinique in North America where the brand is the leader in beauty,” said Quintero, “He has a track record of success and the experience, passion and imagination to lead and accelerate Clinique’s strategies in this region.”
“Jean-Christophe is an outstanding professional,” added Lynne Greene, group president, the Estée Lauder Companies and global brand president, Clinique. “We are proud to bring such a talented leader to North America.”
Currently, Jourde is VP and GM of Clinique Europe, Middle East and Africa. He oversees 38 markets, and is credited with playing a key role in refocusing the brand’s core values. He is also credited with proposing to regain market share in Western Europe while accelerating growth in Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. He has created and led regional capabilities, including media, store design, visual merchandising, trade marketing, education, communications and consumer engagement. Jourde has also enhanced the consumer experience with the brand across Europe in both assisted and non-assisted doors. He has co-led major corporate organizational projects in EMEA including the creation and structure of the regional office.
“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and go to a region that I have an enormous respect for, especially as it relates to the entrepreneurial spirit, the vibrant retail landscape and the engaged consumer. The region is so diverse and my experience in making the brand relevant in EMEA in 38 countries will be invaluable,” said Jourde.
Jourde began his career with the Estée Lauder Companies in Germany in 2004 as the brand manager for Estée Lauder and Aramis Designer Fragrances, later adding Tom Ford to his responsibilities. Prior to joining the Estée Lauder Companies, Jourde worked in various senior positions at L’Oréal International on brands such as La Roche-Posay, Biotherm and Vichy. Jourde has worked in various international markets including Canada where he spent four years.
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is a global manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company’s products are sold in more than 150 countries and territories and its portfolio of brands includes Clinique, Estée Lauder, Aramis, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and Bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin Labs, Grassroots Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin Beauty, Osiao and Marni.