Industry News


  • Paradigm Science To Distribute for Zenitech

    Zenitech of Old Greenwich, CT, has appointed Paradigm Science Inc. to represent its products in the eastern U.S. Zenitech is a technically oriented company that uses innovative chemistry to create a new generation of natural, multidimensional polymer…
    10.31.05

  • Arkema To Expand Hydrogen Peroxide Capacity

    Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina Chemicals, Inc.) will be expanding its North American hydrogen peroxide production capacity by 20kt per year, starting by mid-2006 with a $10 million investment at its Becancour, Québec facility. “This expa…
    10.31.05

  • Priv Salons Host Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

    According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and one in seven women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. To help further research and save lives, celebrity stylist and founder…
    10.31.05

  • Fantastic Sams Supports Locks of Love

    Fantastic Sams full-service hair care franchise presented Locks of Love, the non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss, with the single largest donation in the ch…
    10.31.05

  • English Leather Gives Fans Chance at VIP Experience

    English Leather has teamed up with an all-sports radio station, Sports Radio 66 WFAN and the New York Giants to create a multi-tiered marketing program. The English Leather Classic Giants Trivia Contest gives dedicated fans a once-in-a-lifetime chan…
    10.31.05

  • Sears Revisits Beauty Care With New Essentials Line

    The Sears Essentials store, a new beauty department that opened recently in South Plainfield, NJ, occupies a former K-Mart. Sears Essentials units are off-mall stores offering the best of Sears, along with key brands from K-Mart. The stores reflect…
    10.21.05

  • Phil Lempert Speaks At Bells Sales Meeting

    This year, at its 10th annual International Sales Meeting, Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. hosted Phil Lempert as the keynote speaker. Lempert, the consumer tracker, author, and TV host, highlighted and analyzed flavor and fragrance trends for the…
    10.21.05

  • Fitz Chem To Distribute Aqualon Product Line

    Aqualon, a division of Hercules Incorporated, has appointed Fitz Chem Corporation as its official distributor for the personal care and household products industries in the Midwest. Fitz Chem Corporation is a leading Midwest distributor/sales agent…
    10.21.05

  • Malie Kauai Celebrates Grand Opening of Lifestyle Boutique

    The grand opening of the Malie Kaua’i lifestyle boutique took place in Kaua’i, Hawaii on August 11th, 2005 with a traditional Hawaiian blessing by a Kapuna (spirtual elder/guide) named Nalani Taylor. The sacred ceremony blessed the busi…
    10.21.05

  • Saks Partners with John Allan

    Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the recent retailers creating a men’s grooming area separate from the main beauty floor. Last fall, the company built a 1,000-square-foot men’s grooming space on the seventh floor of its Fifth Avenue flagship.…
    10.21.05

  • Dow Corning Selects Chemcentral as Supplier of the Year

    Chemcentral, a distributor of industrial chemical products, has been named 2004 Supplier of the Year by Dow Corning. Out of 8000 suppliers, the company was recognized for its commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. “Chemcentral&rsq…
    10.21.05

  • Baxter Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    In 1965, Baxter Finley launched Baxter of California, one of the first grooming lines specifically designed for men. Super Shape, the first skin conditioner for men, was the first product launched. This soon led to a number of other men’s produ…
    10.21.05

  • For Every Body to Raise Money for Victim

    For Every Body, a candle manufacturer in Lindon, UT is raising funds to help a car-accident victim. On Father’s Day last summer, Tori Schmanski’s dream of a dancing career ended suddenly. She was traveling with family members when her veh…
    10.21.05

  • San Franciscos Le Crme Natural Nail Boutique Opens

    Le Crème Natural Nail Boutique, recently opened in San Francisco, believes in natural beauty and healthy and nutritious ingredients. The nail shop blends fresh flowers, crisp vegetables, herbs and fine exotic oils into warm massage oils, buffe…
    10.21.05

  • Silab Inc. Moves to Hazlet, NJ

    Silab Inc., created in 1984 by Jean Paufique, has moved to Hazlet, NJ. The independent private company engineers natural active ingredients for the cosmetic industry. More info: Website: www.silab.fr.…
    10.21.05

  • The Scent Marketing Institute Opens

    Brand marketers and ad agencies looking to employ scent to increase brand awareness and sales can turn to The Scent Marketing Institute. Founded earlier this year in New York by veteran adman Harald H. Vogt and fragrance scientist Dr. Avery N. Gilbe…
    10.21.05

  • Chemcentral Acquires Assets of Solchem

    Chemcentral, an independent distributor of specialty and commodity chemical has completed its acquisition of the assets from Solchem Pty., Ltd., of New South Wales, Australia. Solchem is a distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and related…
    10.21.05

  • New Summer Extracts Launch Successful

    The successful launch of the new summer edition of Extracts—essentials for personal care and wellness—took place at New York City’s Penn Plaza Pavilion on August 13-16, 2005. The show presented 79 personal care companies, providing…
    10.21.05

  • Herbalife Enters Canadian Energy Drink Market

    Herbalife of Canada Ltd. has entered the $6 million Canadian energy drink market with the launch of Liftoff effervescent energy drink natural health product. The sugar-free, zero-calorie energy drink comes in the form of a dissolvable tablet. Liftoff…
    10.21.05

  • Joico Celebrates 30 Years

    This year, Joico International Hair Care celebrates 30 years of hair care success through its dedication to beautiful hair and client satisfaction. The company offers more than 50 products specifically designed to accommodate age demographic and hair…
    10.21.05