US chemical firms need effective federal regulations to address the current "trust issue among consumers around the safety of chemicals in household products," said SC Johnson's Kelly Semrau. SC Johnson is also taking action by expanding its ingredient-disclosure program to include product-specific fragrance disclosure. "The next step for us is providing consumers with product-specific fragrance information for other SC Johnson brands," Semrau noted.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson predicted Congress will pass legislation on cybersecurity this summer. "I've seen a fair amount of activity coming from both the House and the Senate and a real bipartisan desire to get something done," said Johnson, who was speaking at the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit. Bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee drafted a new version of a cybersecurity bill last month.
An online reality show that tracks the adventures of moms Jennifer Pate and Barb Machen is being sponsored by Kraft Foods and S.C. Johnson. The episodes are four to five minutes long and start with brief ads for Kraft or S.C. Johnson products.
Finding the best managers, and pairing them with high-profile brands, is a strategy that is "almost a form for success every time," said Robert Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Cos., at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit. Johnson, who founded Black Entertainment Television, joined the hotel industry after serving on Hilton's board of directors for 12 years, and his company now owns 117 hotels.
The Discovery Channel is airing "The Boys of Company H," a documentary about the United States Marine Corps' 5th Division at the Battle of Iwo Jima. The HD documentary was produced by New Dominion Pictures.