Bonne Bell closing Westlake location

Bonne Bell closing Westlake location

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - Mayor Dennis Clough has confirmed some bad news for the city of Westlake: the

is closing and all employees will be laid off.

Bonne Bell is located at 1006 Crocker Road.

A total of 91 people work there and as of right now, their last day will be March 29.

Clough received a fax from the company Thursday stating they had been sold. The Bonne Bell Company says it has reached an agreement to sell the Lip Smacker lip gloss and Bonne Bell cosmetic brands to


Markwins International is the owner of several successful brands in North America, including Wet n Wild, Physicians Formula, Black Radiance and The Color Workshop.

, the distribution affiliate for Bonne Bell, will continue to distribute Lip Smackers in Europe, Australia and Asia.

The Bonne Bell Company will change its name to Bell Family Brands and retain ownership of the Formula 10.0.6 skin care brand, which is distributed in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Bonne Bell Company is in its third generation of family leadership. Jesse Bell started the cosmetic company in 1927 and named it after his daughter. Lip Smacker, created in 1973, was the world's first flavored lip gloss.

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