L'Oréal USA acquires Maly's Midwest and Marshall Salon Services, extending its coverage of American hair salons

L'Oréal USA, a subsidiary of L'Oréal, has acquired, through its SalonCentric division, Maly's Midwest and Marshall Salon Services.

Maly's Midwest and Marshall Salon Services supply over 40,000 hair salons across 8 states in the Middle West with a network of 120 representatives and 90 stores, open only to professionals; they  together represent sales of about $130m in 2009.

With these two acquisitions, the SalonCentric division of L'Oréal USA is extending its network, which now covers 80% of the territory of the United States, demonstrating its constant determination to offer a better service to U.S. hair salons.

These two acquisitions are consolidated as of December 31st, 2009.

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