Jabot Cosmetics

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Jabot Cosmetics
Publicly held company
Industry Cosmetics
Founded 1960s by John Abbott
Headquarters Genoa City, Wisconsin, United States
Key people
Jack Abbott, Majority Owner and Chairman
Products Perfumes, Hair Care, Makeup

Jabot Cosmetics is a fictional cosmetics business on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Jabot Cosmetics was founded by John Abbott over thirty years ago. His children Jack Abbott and Ashley Abbott have worked there. It is currently owned by the Abbott family, with Ashley being CEO.[1] It is described as a line of "advanced scientific skincare and luxurious fragrances."[2] In 2011, following a deal between CBS Consumer Products and Sony Pictures Television, the line became a "reality". The name Jabot is a portmanteau of John Abbott's first initial and surname, stylised into a more glamorous French; the word "jabot" refers to a garment style element, the ruffle on the front of a shirt.

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Key people[edit]

Current owners
Former owners
Current employees
Former employees

Products[edit]

  • Tuvia
  • Glow By Jabot
  • Passkey
  • Jabot Go
Former employees:
Brittany Hodges
Colleen Carlton
JT Hellstrom
Mackenzie Browning
Phyllis Summers
Raul Guittierez
Rianna Miner
Sean Bridges

Fictional company history[edit]

Jabot has had a tumultuous history. In the early 1980s John considered following his son Jack's advice to sell Jabot but then changed his mind once he found out that the company offering to buy Jabot (Mergeron Enterprises) was owned by his ex-wife Dina Mergeron (Marla Adams). A few years later Jabot had another shake up when after finding out his son Jack Abbott (then Terry Lester, now Peter Bergman) was having an affair with his younger wife Jill Foster Abbott (then Brenda Dickson, now Jess Walton) he disowned Jack and fired him from Jabot. John filed for divorce and because he didn't want the facts about Jack and Jill's affair made public he gave Jill a divorce settlement that included 1/4 ownership of Jabot, an executive position worth $150,000 a year, and a seat on the Jabot Board of Directors. John replaced Jack with his new son-in-law Brad Carlton (Don Diamont), who was a salesman to that point. Jill and Brad started the Jabot Men's Line and made it into a success. But after a while the job became too much for Brad to handle and so John hired Jack back.

In 1990 Jack convinced John to go public with Jabot, by selling shares of Jabot stock in the stock market. This backfired on Jack when his rival, Newman Enterprises, C.E.O. Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), bought enough shares to take over control of Jabot. Losing Jabot caused John to have a heart attack and caused Victor to fire Jack and replace him with Brad (this because Victor and John were good friends). To get back at Victor, Jack married Victor's ex-wife Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), before Victor could propose remarriage to Nikki. Victor offered to give control of Jabot back to the Abbott family, if Jack divorced Nikki. Even though Jack had fallen in love with Nikki, he accepted Victor's offer out of guilt and loyalty to John. But Victor used a loophole in the contract and voided the deal. Jack did however return to work at Jabot. After Nikki found out Jack chose Jabot over her she started divorce proceedings. But after Jack saved her daughter Victoria's life and then finding out she was pregnant with Jack's child, Nikki decided to stay with Jack. Victor later married Jack's sister and Jabot's chemist Ashley Abbott (then Brenda Epperson, now Eileen Davidson).

A couple of years later Jack with Brad planned a hostile takeover of Newman Enterprises. But Victor found out about it and during a heated exchange Victor fired Jack and then collapsed. Jack walked over Victor and towards the door leaving him to die. But Jack used his better judgement and called 911, saving Victor's life.

After having confrontations with Ashley, Nikki, and his daughter Victoria, Victor went on a trip to the country to get away from his problems. Victor was robbed and carjacked and the man who did it ended up dying in a car accident in Victor's car. Everyone back in Genoa City thought Victor was dead and so Jack used "Victor's death" to his advantage and took over control of Newman Enterprises. This also meant he controlled Jabot as well. Jack appointed Brad head of Newman Enterprises. Months later Victor returned to Genoa City alive and well. Victor once again fired Jack for taking over control of Newman Enterprises and as a result John and Ashley resigned from Jabot. The Abbotts decided to create a new cosmetics company to rival Jabot. But because of Victor their loan application was denied and so their plans were halted. Jack then promised to stay away from Jabot if Victor hired John and Ashley back. Eventually Jack returned to Jabot as well.

Many years later Victor was missing and once again thought to be dead after his airplane crashed in New Mexico. Jack and Brad once again took over control of Newman Enterprises by changing spreadsheet numbers and packing the Newman Board of Directors with Jack's old flame and Victor's newest ex-wife Diane Jenkins (Alex Donnelley) and with her lawyer Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc). When Victor returned it was tougher for him to wrest control of his company away from Jack and Brad.

In the fall of 2012, Jack took control of Newman Enterprises and implemented a merger between the two companies. He hired Neil as CEO so he could concentrate on running Newman Enterprises. However, Jack fired Neil after a disagreement and brought in Cane to act as CEO. Cane, who was uncomfortable with replacing his father-in-law, brought Neil back in to run the company while Jack was distracted by his pill addiction and ongoing efforts by Victor to regain control of Newman.

Real Jabot cosmetics[edit]

Jabot Cosmetics
product line
Industry Cosmetics
Founded June 2011
Headquarters United States
Key people
Tracey E. Bregman (spokesperson)
Patricia Denney (wardrobe/stylist)
Products Perfumes, Hair Care, Makeup
Website Jabot Cosmetics on Twitter
www.shopjabot.com
www.jabotcosmetics.com

In June 2011, the cosmetics line was made a "reality" when a licensing deal was struck between CBS Consumer Products and Sony Pictures Television. The cosmetics are manufactured by Fusion Brands. The products range from $15 to $40 USD. In a statement, then-executive producer/head writer Maria Arena Bell stated: "For the first time our fans can own a piece of the show, and at the same time, share in the storyline as it unfolds live on TV [...] The brand launch is going to be completely integrated to the show. The back story on how Jabot started and product development is going to be featured in Y&R story lines, and we are going to use actual Jabot products on-set with the same packaging as you will see in retail. Plus, viewers will soon see a new Jabot set as well!"[2] The line had its official debut at the Daytime Emmy Awards of 2011; additionally Tracey E. Bregman who plays Lauren Fenmore hosted a special on the Home Shopping Network.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Legend of Jabot". Jabot Cosmetics. shopjabot.com. Retrieved 9-2-12.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b J Kroll, Dan (June 1, 2011). "Y&R launches Jabot into the real world". Soap Central. Soapcentral. Retrieved 9-2-12.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Jabot Cosmetics Beauty Products at HSN.com". HSN. Retrieved October 11, 2012.