Industry News

  • Platinum Award for Henkel

    September 11, 2007
    Henkel garnered two 2006 Vision Awards at the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) print, video and web communications competition. Taking first place in the “Household & Personal” category, the Henkel Annual Report…


  • Arista Opens Southeast Office

    September 11, 2007
    Arista Industries, a supplier of marine and vegetable oils, has opened a Southeastern sales office in Hilton Head Island, SC. Michelle Coluccio, an industry professional with 12 years of experience, will manage the new office, with sales and service…


  • Valley Consumer Products To Expand in Memphis

    September 11, 2007
    Longtime Memphis manufacturer Valley Consumer Products Group has signed a lease for 303,000 square feet at Raines Distribution Center in Southeast Memphis. Through several acquisitions and sustained growth, the company now has several manufacturing a…


  • OPI and Victorias Secret Collaborate on Holiday Catalog

    September 11, 2007
    When the Victoria’s Secret “Angels” posed for its upcoming holiday catalog and runway special, OPI celebrity manicurist Beth Fricke made their nails look “heavenly.” Seven “Angels” enjoyed OPI manicures and…


  • P&G Unveils My Black Is Beautiful

    September 11, 2007
    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) announced the launch of “My Black is Beautiful,” a program designed to ignite and support a sustained national conversation by, for and about black women. The initiative was created to serve as t…


  • Lysol Donates to American Red Cross

    September 11, 2007
    The Lysol Brand Team of Reckitt Benckiser Inc. has made a significant donation of Lysol Brand disinfectants to the U.S.-based blood collection centers of the American Red Cross. This donation will support the organization’s infection contro…


  • Clinique Awards Inaugural Nursing Scholarships

    September 11, 2007
    Clinique announced the first recipients of its nursing scholarships. The Clinique Nursing Scholarship Program aims to further the collaboration between the medical community and Clinique. The scholarship recipients from New York represent a diverse g…


  • Liberty Media Buys Stake in Borba

    September 11, 2007
    Through its Liberty Interactive division, Liberty Media has purchased a minority stake in Borba, the manufacturer of drinkable and topical skin care formulas. The move could have a major impact on the cosmetic industry, since Liberty’s Interact…


  • DSM Acquires Pentapharm

    August 6, 2007
    DSM Nutritional Products agreed to acquire Pentapharm last month. A purchase price was not disclosed. Pentapharm, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with sales revenues around $55 million, employs people in Switzerland, Japan and Brazil. Pentaph…


  • Dow Unveils Specialty Business Dow Wolff Cellulosics

    August 6, 2007
    Underscoring its transformational growth strategy, The Dow Chemical Company unveiled the creation of a new specialty business unit operating under the name of Dow Wolff Cellulosics. It encompasses all activities and interests of what were previously…


  • Seacrest Partners with Crest, Scope

    August 6, 2007
    He’s known to keep a travel-size bottle of Scope in his glove compartment and his name is Ryan Seacrest, so it was really only a matter of time before he partnered with Crest and Scope. The E! News anchor and American Idol host has signed a ye…


  • Avon To Make Job Cuts, Take $5 Million in Charges

    August 6, 2007
    Avon Products Inc. announced it will cut jobs and take $5 million in charges as part of a restructuring effort. The company said it would terminate an undisclosed number of employees and outsource some services, a move expected by the end of 20…


  • Davi To Develop Hotel Amenity Line

    August 6, 2007
    Davi Skin, Inc. will soon begin the development of an amenity line of products for distribution into luxury hotel rooms worldwide in conjunction with Gilchrist & Soames, a fine toiletries manufacturer. The initial line of amenity products will…


  • McIntyre Group Named 2007 Supplier Of The Year

    July 12, 2007
    Access Business Group, a subsidiary of Alticor, Inc., selected McIntyre Group, Ltd. for its “Supply Chain Excellence Award” for 2007. “This award is an annual award presented to the Access Business Group supplier who has demonst…


  • Solvay Honored By SDA For Glycerine Innovation

    July 12, 2007
    It’s relatively easy to make orange juice from oranges. But imagine making an orange from orange juice. That analogy is an apt description for the work done by Solvay SA, representatives who are the recipients of the 2007 Glycerine Innovation…