Industry News

  • CVSL Buys UK Home Cleaning Company

    November 2, 2015
    CVSL Inc. has acquired Betterware Ltd., a United Kingdom-based houseware and home care cleaning products direct-to-consumer company. With approximately 5,000 distributors, Betterware conducts business throughout the UK and Ireland. For its last repor…


  • Lubrizol Unveils EcHO Program

    November 2, 2015
    The Lubrizol Corporation’s Personal and Home Care business recently revealed an innovative new approach to sustainability.  The new program known as EcHO (Ecosystem, Humanity and Opportunities) approaches sustainability from an integrated…


  • Mibelle Wins Award at IFSCC

    November 2, 2015
    Mibelle Biochemistry has won the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Host Society Award for its latest research in skin immunology.  This year, the Swiss Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Swiss SCC) hosted the impor…


  • Latest Developments At Walker & Company

    November 2, 2015
    Walker & Company Brands, which makes health and beauty devices for people of color, has raised $24 million in a Series B round of funding, and has signed a deal with Target. Individual investors included some high profile names, such as Magic Joh…


  • NPA Honors AAK USA

    November 2, 2015
    The Natural Products Association (NPA) Industry Champion Award has been awarded to AAK USA Inc. The honor recognizes notable contributions to the natural products industry above and beyond commercial success.  The award ceremony took place…


  • Swander Pace Capital Sells Gilchrest & Soames

    November 2, 2015
    Private equity firm Swander Pace Capital has sold Gilchrist & Soames to Guest Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. Guest Supply is a world leader in providing products to enhance hotel guests&r…


  • High Ridge Acquires Salon Grafix

    November 2, 2015
    High Ridge Brands Co. has acquired Continental Fragrances, Ltd., owner of the Salon Grafix hair styling brand, from SG Holdings Acquisition, Inc. Terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.…


  • Brad-Pak Mourns Founder

    November 2, 2015
    Vince T. Brady, founder of Brad-Pak Enterprises, passed away on Sept. 26, 2015. After serving in the Army assigned to NATO forces in Naples, Italy, Brady began his career working for various manufacturers and distributors in the cosmetic packaging in…


  • IFF To Collaborate with Vapor Communications

    November 2, 2015
    International Flavors & Fragrances and tech startup Vapor Communications will collaborate to advance the future of digital scent, the companies announced, by combining certain Vapor software and hardware scent platform with IFF scent technology a…


  • Schülke Mourns Siegert

    November 2, 2015
    Schülke & Mayr has announced that long-time employee Wolfgang Siegert passed away on Aug. 15, 2015 after a long illness. For more than 40 years, Siegert worked as expert and line manager. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge with colleagues, cus…


  • Ultra/Standard Acquires TextureMedia

    November 2, 2015
    Ultra/Standard, a multicultural hair care and beauty distribution company, has acquired TextureMedia, a hair care social media community. The companies say they will utilize synergies to increase product knowledge and amplify consumer education.…


  • Madison Reed Secures Funding

    November 2, 2015
    Madison Reed, the direct-to-consumer hair color firm, has announced a $16.1 million Series C round of funding. Comcast Ventures and Shea Ventures join existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and True Ventures in the round. The additional funding…


  • KDC Continues Acquisition Streak

    KDC Continues Acquisition Streak

    October 23, 2015
    California Technologies follows last week's purchase of another contract manufacturer.


  • Azelis Group to Acquire Koda Distribution

    Azelis Group to Acquire Koda Distribution

    October 20, 2015
    Deal to close by the end of the year.


  • SCJ Recognized for Architecture Conservation

    SCJ Recognized for Architecture Conservation

    October 5, 2015
    Awarded a 2015 Wright Spirit Award.