Industry News

  • Improving the Bioavailability of Actives

    Improving the Bioavailability of Actives

    September 14, 2015
    BASF improves performance of APIs


  • More Lawsuits and All That Chaz

    More Lawsuits and All That Chaz

    September 3, 2015
    Plaintiffs aplenty in suit against Renker.


  • Stepan Named EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year

    September 1, 2015
    Stepan Company is among 21 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and one of three recipients in the Safer Chemical Innovator category. Stepan Company has been actively engaged w…


  • City of Hope Honors Pravana Founder & CEO Steve Goddard

    September 1, 2015
    On July 11, 2015, more than 700 beauty industry professionals gathered at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino to honor Pravana founder Steve Goddard as the City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree. The award, the City of Hope’s most prestigious p…


  • Castanea Acquires Minority Stake in First Aid Beauty

    September 1, 2015
    Castanea Partners has acquired a minority interest in First Aid Beauty, also known as FAB. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FAB, founded in 2009 by beauty industry veteran Lilli Gordon, is distributed through Sephora, as well as other…


  • Ecolab Acquires Swisher Hygiene

    September 1, 2015
    Ecolab Inc. says it will acquire the US operations of Charlotte, NC-based Swisher Hygiene Inc. for approximately $40 million in cash. Swisher Hygiene provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions for the food service, hospitality, retail and health ca…


  • BASF Opens Tarrytown Consumer Testing Center

    September 1, 2015
    BASF has opened its new clinical and consumer testing center at its 160,000 square foot R&D facility in Tarrytown, NY. The new Tarrytown Consumer Testing Center (TCTC) is equipped with the most sophisticated clinical instrumentation available for…


  • PCR To Expand Operations

    September 1, 2015
    Princeton Consumer Research (PCR) will expand its North American operations with a newly constructed, state of the art, consumer research facility opening in St. Petersburg, FL later this year. Following the success of the Princeton facility, dema…


  • Asian Flare on Display At Bell’s IFT Booth

    September 1, 2015
    In July, Bell Flavors and Fragrances attended the Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting & Food Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. IFT hosts more than 1,000 companies for a three-day convention where food professionals network and…


  • Safic-Alcan Cosmetics Now in US with ChemSpec Polymer Additives

    September 1, 2015
    Safic-Alcan Group’s cosmetics activity in the US was officially slated to start on Sept. 1, 2015, within its subsidiary ChemSpec Polymer Additives. This approach is in line with the strategic vision of the group to expand geographically in coun…


  • WFFC To Honor Hershey’s Houser at Annual Gala

    September 1, 2015
    The WFFC (Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc.) will honor Shawn M. Houser, director, snacks product development at The Hershey Company, at the 33rd WFFC Annual Gala on Oct. 7, 2015, at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ.…


  • NBTY Acquires Dr. Organic Brand

    September 1, 2015
    Vitamins company NBTY, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Dr. Organic, a naturally inspired skin care line in the UK. The deal is expected to close later this year. The Dr. Organic brand, which was first sold exclusively at NBTY’s…


  • DS Healthcare Acquires WR Group, Hires P&G Staffer as Chief Commercial Officer

    September 1, 2015
    Skin care maker DS Healthcare Group of Pompano Beach, FL, will acquire WR Group, a $50 million maker of personal care products, including supplements, baby care, oral care and pet care products. The deal includes $35 million in cash and $2.5 milli…


  • Paris Presents Expands

    Paris Presents Expands

    August 26, 2015
    Beauty Distributor Opens in Chicago.


  • LAB Growth: Slow but Steady to 2025

    LAB Growth: Slow but Steady to 2025

    August 25, 2015
    Colin A. Houston publishes new research