Industry News

  • P&G Professional Earns Accolades from EL Pollo Loco

    January 29, 2013
    P&G Professional has been named Vendor of the Year by restaurant chain El Pollo Loco for its cleaning and food safety program. El Pollo Loco, Inc. operates 400 restaurants.…

  • Sederma Creates Matrixyl Website

    January 29, 2013
    Matrixyl is one of the best-known anti-aging active ingredients, recognized by formulators and end-users alike. Sederma now offers, a new two-part website for consumers and marketers. The consumer section answers frequently asked q…

  • Rodman Publishing Is Now Rodman Media

    January 29, 2013
    Rodman Publishing Corp., publisher of market-leading trade magazines such as Happi, Beauty Packaging, Nonwovens Industry and Contract Pharma, has changed its name to Rodman Media Corp. The change, effective Jan. 1, 2013, better reflects the company&r…

  • Mixed Chicks Wins Trademark Battle

    Mixed Chicks Wins Trademark Battle

    January 23, 2013
    A jury has ruled that Sally Beauty’s Mixed Silk line infringes on trademark and trade dress of Mixed Chicks (shown here). After an almost two year legal battle against Sally Beauty, Mixed Chicks LLC has won a…

  • L’Oréal To Expand Kentucky Plant, New Saudi Subsidiary

    L’Oréal To Expand Kentucky Plant, New Saudi Subsidiary

    January 23, 2013
    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was onsite at L’Oréal’s Florence manufacturing plant for the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the 560,000 square foot facility. The proposed plant expansion will include renovations to th…

  • Allergan To Acquire SkinMedica’s Skin Care Business

    Allergan To Acquire SkinMedica’s Skin Care Business

    January 23, 2013
    Allergan, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with SkinMedica, Inc. to acquire the privately-held company’s topical aesthetics skin care business. Mary Fisher, CEO of SkinMedica Under the terms of t…

  • BASF Innaugurates Greater China HQ, Innovation Campus

    BASF Innaugurates Greater China HQ, Innovation Campus

    January 23, 2013
    BASF has inaugurated its first Innovation Campus Asia Pacific and its new Greater China headquarters. The €55 million expansion of BASF’s site in Pudong, Shanghai, where the new facilities are located, marks the company’s most impo…

  • Limited Brands Donates To Hurricane Relief

    January 23, 2013
    Parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, Limited Brands, has donated $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief—$500,000 to the American Red Cross and $500,000 will be designated for other organizations that will help with…

  • Nu Skin To Acquire Nox Technologies

    January 23, 2013
    Nu Skin is looking for new avenues to find anti-aging solutions. The company will acquire Nox Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology and biodiagnostic company based in Malvern, PA for $12.5 million. The agreement includes the acquisition of technology a…

  • Procter & Gamble Honors Innovation Partners

    January 23, 2013
    P&G is honoring its top Connect+ Develop open innovation partners, the firms that helped get its products to market in half the time, drove global innovation breakthroughs and helped build connections, collaborations and product equity. As part…

  • 15th L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Honors Excellence

    15th L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Honors Excellence

    January 23, 2013
    The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have named the five exceptional women scientists from around the world who have been selected to be the 2013 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates. Deb…

  • Superior Materials, Spectra Colors Make a Connection

    January 23, 2013
    Superior Materials Inc. has added Spectra Colors Corporation to its product portfolio. Established in 1946 and with headquarters in Garden City, NY, Superior Materials is now responsible for the sale of Spectra’s FD&C colorants and iron ox…

  • IIVS Wins Honor from Lush

    January 23, 2013
    The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), Gaithersburg, MD, has received the first annual Lush Training Prize. The prize, a joint project between Lush and Ethical Consumer magazine, is designed to bring forward the date when products and chemicals…

  • Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund Aids Local Employees

    January 23, 2013
    Honeywell is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Honeywell, the maker of Morning Pride turnout gear for first responders, will donate more than 19,000…

  • In-Cosmetics 2013: There’s An App For That!

    January 23, 2013
    Organizers of In-Cosmetics have launched the show’s first-ever app. Designed to enhance the experience for attendees before, during and after the show, the app allows visitors to navigate and source the latest exhibition information. Key featur…