Industry News

  • A New Year, A New Pair of Jeans

    A New Year, A New Pair of Jeans

    January 5, 2016
    Putting Levi's to the test in 2016.


  • DuPont, Dow Chemical Sign Merger Deal

    January 4, 2016
    In December, DuPont and Dow Chemical boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend to pursu…


  • Kevin.Murphy Opens HQ in California

    January 4, 2016
    Growing hair care brand Kevin.Murphy has opened its new corporate office in Irvine, CA. The team—including marketing, purchasing, accounting and finance, and senior management—will now be situated in one location, facilitating strong team…


  • Mary Kay To Build in Lewisville, TX

    January 4, 2016
    Mary Kay Inc. has picked Lewisville, TX, as the future site of its new $100 million global manufacturing and research and development (R&D) operations. The announcement follows an intensive internal evaluation to determine whether to update Ma…


  • Big Data, Big Growth

    Big Data, Big Growth

    December 30, 2015
    Registration opens for IRI Summit


  • In Vitro Testing Alternatives from BASF and Sumitomo

    In Vitro Testing Alternatives from BASF and Sumitomo

    December 21, 2015
    Application of fully functional cultured cells as alternative to animal testing.


  • Henkel Executives Present at Earth University Forum

    Henkel Executives Present at Earth University Forum

    December 15, 2015
    Understanding the link between business, consumers and the environment.


  • L’Oréal Joins American Business Act on Climate Pledge

    December 2, 2015
    L’Oréal USA has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, alongside 80 companies from across the US to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate neg…


  • Gojo Staffers Recognized As ‘Sustainable Changemakers’

    December 2, 2015
    Two Gojo’s team members received the first-ever Sustainability Changemaker award from Keep Akron Beautiful and the Summit of Sustainability. Nicole Koharik, global sustainability marketing director, and Tom Marting, facilities and resource mana…


  • Unilever Foundry Starts Up In North America

    December 2, 2015
    Unilever has launched its Unilever Foundry, a platform to connect its brands with innovative start-ups, in North America. According to the CPG giant, Unilever Foundry enables the company’s global brands to experiment with and pilot new technolo…


  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid Announce Deal

    December 2, 2015
    Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid, the US retail pharmacy chain, for $9.00 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $17.2 billion, including acquired net debt. Walgreens Boots Alliance…


  • Dr. Bronner’s Becomes Benefit Corporation and B Corp.

    December 2, 2015
    Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned maker of the natural personal care, has incorporated as a Benefit Corporation and certified as a B Corp. Alongside membership in the World Fair Trade Organization, B Corp Certification validates Dr. Bronner&rs…


  • Eufora Mourns Passing Of Co-Founder Don Bewley

    December 2, 2015
    Eufora International’s co-founder Don Bewley died on Oct. 30, 2015 at his home in Carlsbad, CA. A 30-year veteran of the salon professional industry, Bewley was one of the few hairdressers to still own a professional manufacturing corporatio…


  • Oxiteno To Build Alkoxylation Plant

    December 2, 2015
    Oxiteno will build a new, $113 million alkoxylation unit in Texas to meet demands within the North American market. The plant should start operating in the last quarter of 2017 and will have production capacity around 170,000 tonnes/year, according t…


  • FTC Approves Final Consent Order with Nice-Pak

    December 2, 2015
    Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order with Nice-Pak Products, Inc., requiring it to stop advertising moist toilet tissue and cloth as flushable or safe for sewer or septic systems unless it…