Industry News

  • Greenpeace Targets P&G

    Greenpeace Targets P&G

    March 6, 2014
    Activists protest source of palm oil.


  • TPG Takes Majority Stake in e.l.f. Cosmetics

    March 5, 2014
    TPG Growth has acquired a majority stake in e.l.f. Cosmetics, one of the fastest growing cosmetics brands in the US, from company founders and equity investor TSG Consumer Partners LLC. Existing management will continue to have a meaningful investmen…


  • Valeant Picks Up PreCision Dermatology

    March 5, 2014
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has entered into an agreement to acquire PreCision Dermatology, Inc. for $475 million in cash, plus an additional $25 million payable upon the achievement of a sales-based milestone. PreCision develops and markets dermatology…


  • Liquid Fence Acquired By Spectrum Brands

    March 5, 2014
    Spectrum Brands’ United Industries Home and Garden division, which markets products like Cutter, Repel, Spectracide and Black Flag, has acquired The Liquid Fence Company, Inc. The Brodheadsville, PA firm offers a range of insect and animal repe…


  • IT Cosmetics Founder Wins Award

    March 5, 2014
    NJBIZ has named IT Cosmetics (Innovative Technology Cosmetics) co-founder and CEO Jamie Kern Lima as the recipient of the 2014 Best Women in Business Award, an honor that recognizes New Jersey’s most influential women in business. Growing from…


  • Sinerga Opens US Location

    March 5, 2014
    Sinerga S.p.A, Gorla Maggiore, Italy, has officially opened its new US subsidiary, Sinerga USA.  With 35 years’ experience the personal care industry, the new location will allow Sinerga to have greater direct contact with the market and s…


  • BASF To Build Chelating Agent Plant

    March 5, 2014
    In order to meet the fast growing global market demand for its chelating agent, BASF will build a new Trilon M (methylglycinediacetic acid) world scale plant at Evonik’s Theodore, AL site. The new production facility will start up in the second…


  • Croda US Earns RSPO Certification

    March 5, 2014
    Croda Inc has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable production of palm oil worldwide, for Mass Balance production at both of its manufacturing site…


  • Butler Buys OneCare Cleaning, Garment Care Businesses

    March 5, 2014
    Butler Home Products has reached an agreement with The Evercare Company/oneCARE of Alpharetta, GA to acquire oneCARE’s lint roller, garment care and cleaning tool businesses. The deal includes SKUs marketed under various retail and private labe…


  • WFFC Presents Scholarship Awards, New Board

    WFFC Presents Scholarship Awards, New Board

    March 5, 2014
    Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) has awarded its 2014 scholarships, with Sarah Warth named the recipient of the Rita Flynn Memorial Fragrance Scholarship Award. Warth is enrolled in a dual Master’s program, one for business and m…


  • Rodman J. Zilenziger, Founder of Rodman Media, Dies

    March 5, 2014
    Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corporation), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85. In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Zilenziger co-launched Detergent Age, whic…


  • Sustainable Cosmetic Summit
Is May 15-17 in New York City

    Sustainable Cosmetic Summit Is May 15-17 in New York City

    March 4, 2014
    Industry leaders to discuss green cosmetic ingredients & digital marketing.


  • HABA-Making Equipment
On the Auction Block

    HABA-Making Equipment On the Auction Block

    March 3, 2014
    Online and on-site bidding is March 20 and 21.


  • Frutarom Buys CitraSource

    February 25, 2014
    Deal includes manufacturing facility owned by this specialty citrus ingredients company.


  • Coast Southwest To Rep
Vivimed Labs

    Coast Southwest To Rep Vivimed Labs' Products

    February 24, 2014
    Agreement is for sales and distribution in the US Southwest and West Coast