Industry News

  • Unilever Links with NRG On Clean Energy Expansion

    June 2, 2014
    Unilever US, which purchases 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for all of its sites through renewable energy certificates (RECs), says it is taking the “next step” in the process via a partnership with NRG Energy, Inc.  …


  • Trend Tracker La Corte Marks 10th Anniversary

    June 2, 2014
    Marguerite La Corte is celebrating her 10th anniversary as a global trend tracker and product anthropologist offering global market intelligence to the personal care and OTC pharma industries. LaCorte’s 30-45 day anthropological field resear…


  • Nielsen, NPD To Co-Produce Beauty Cross Channel Monitor

    June 2, 2014
    Nielsen has formed a new agreement with The NPD Group to jointly produce the quarterly US Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The report is the most comprehensive review on the US beauty market performance available to the industry currently, providing…


  • Desmet Ballestra Italy Partners With P2 Science

    June 2, 2014
    Renewable chemical company P2 Science, Inc. and Desmet Ballestra SpA (DBI) have entered into a partnership for the commercialization of Ballestra’s reactor technology in P2’s proprietary ozonolysis process for the production of fragrance…


  • Superior Materials Named EMD ‘Distributor of the Year’

    June 2, 2014
    EMD Chemicals, a North American subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany, announced that Superior Materials of Garden City, NY, has earned its 2013 Distributor of the Year Award. The award recognizes excellence in many areas including sales, repor…


  • Lonza Personal Care Broadens Relationship with Deveraux

    June 2, 2014
    Lonza Personal Care has expanded the scope of its relationship with California-based Deveraux Specialties, LLC, making Deveraux the exclusive third-party distributor for Lonza’s full line of personal care products—actives, functional ingr…


  • Hansen & Rosenthal Taps Resolute Oil

    June 2, 2014
    Resolute Oil, LLC, a League City, TX-based processing marketer of specialty hydrocarbon products, has announced a formal exclusive distributing arrangement with the European producer of high quality USP and technical grade petrolatums. The long-term…


  • Paul Mitchell Supports Humane Cosmetic Act 

    June 2, 2014
    Paul Mitchell has joined Cruelty Free International in supporting the US Humane Cosmetics Act. “Paul Mitchell is the first professional hair care brand to take a strong stance against animal testing…we just refused to do it,” said…


  • Harris Shepard Agency Is Ending Operations

    June 2, 2014
    Harris Shepard, founder and president of Harris Shepard Public Relations, Inc., a long-standing Century City, CA-based agency, is closing its doors at the end of the month.    Harris Shepard’s most notable client of over 24 years is O…


  • Sederma Honored by Frost & Sullivan

    Sederma Honored by Frost & Sullivan

    May 28, 2014
    Named European active ingredient company of the year.


  • DSM Expands Flavor and Fragrance Offerings

    DSM Expands Flavor and Fragrance Offerings

    May 21, 2014
    DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. and Isobionics BV, a natural ingredients company, have partnered to distribute Valencene and Nootkatone grades to the flavor and fragrances market.   “The current supply chain of many natural compounds is unst…


  • Resolute Oil To Distribute Pionier Petrolatums

    Resolute Oil To Distribute Pionier Petrolatums

    May 16, 2014
    Agreement covers all sales in the US and Canada.


  • Unilever Forms Clean Energy Alliance with NRG

    Unilever Forms Clean Energy Alliance with NRG

    May 8, 2014
    100% clean energy for all energy use at Unilever US sites by 2020 is the goal.


  • Method Raises Its Cradle-to-Cradle Stats

    May 2, 2014
    Sixteen Method products were recently certified Gold by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. With that announcement, 75% of Method products have been Gold certified. The newly certified products include Method’s household, laundr…


  • New, Larger Facility For Genemarkers LLC

    May 2, 2014
    Genemarkers LLC has moved into a larger facility. The company provides collaborative services that enhance the development and utilization of genomics for improving health care, pharmaceutical research and consumer products. The company can be found…