Industry News

  • 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&rsq…


  • 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 at…


  • 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…


  • 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 importa…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • Innospec and Chemyunion Sign Deal

    Innospec and Chemyunion Sign Deal

    October 1, 2015
    Will represent each other's products in US and Brazil.


  • Psoria-Light Units Shipped in US

    Psoria-Light Units Shipped in US

    October 1, 2015
    Unit is available in New York, Chicago, Miami and Cleveland.


  • Carlyle Group Acquires Blyth

    October 1, 2015
    The Carlyle Group will purchase Blyth, Inc. for $6 a share. The acquisition values Blyth at $98 million. “Blyth is a pioneer in home fragrance with well-established brands and extreme customer loyalty,” said Carlyle Managing Director Dav…


  • H20 Plus Picks Headquarters Space In Historic San Francisco Building

    October 1, 2015
    H2O Plus has signed a long-term lease for new corporate headquarters in the San Francisco Financial District. The company will take 10,000 square feet of space on the top floor of the historic 111 Sutter Street building. H2O Plus anticipates that abo…


  • HandStands Buys California Scents

    October 1, 2015
    Automotive air freshener company HandStands, Draper, UT, has acquired California Scents from its co-founder and owner Linda Doppes. California Scents is a leading manufacturer and distributor of home and automotive air fresheners, and is known for it…


  • Pilot Chemical Mourns Death of CEO Morrisroe

    October 1, 2015
    Pilot Chemical Company has announced the passing of former chairman and CEO Peter Lane Morrisroe on Aug. 17, 2015, in Rancho Mirage, CA. Morrisroe was 75.…