• Local Markets Are A Target for Henkel

    February 3, 2016
    GERMANY: From “changarro” in Mexico to “bakala” in Saudi Arabia, there are a wide variety of local names for traditional trade in emerging markets. But no matter the name, Henkel’s laundry & home care unit is focusin…

  • DSM Personal Care Appoints Euro Chemicals

    February 3, 2016
    PHILIPPINES: DSM Personal Care has named Euro Chemicals, Inc. as the new third-party distributor of the full range of DSM Personal Care products in the Philippines. The appointment was effective Dec. 1, 2015. The collaboration supports DSM’s…

  • CFDA Issues Amended IECIC

    February 3, 2016
    CHINA: China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released the final amended version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetics Ingredients in China (IECIC 2015). Nine ingredients have been added; they are: raspberry ketone glucoside; hespe…

  • Beiersdorf Holds Supplier Fair

    February 3, 2016
    GERMANY: Under the motto “a day with our best suppliers,” in December Beiersdorf opened the gates of its R&D operations as part of an internal fair for three longstanding strategic partners in the area of functional raw materials.…

  • Shiseido Invests in Japan

    Shiseido Invests in Japan

    February 3, 2016
    Builds first plant in country since 1980s.

  • Younique Expands To France

    Younique Expands To France

    February 1, 2016
    US-based beauty firm to offer full range of products by March.

  • Flower Power

    Flower Power

    January 21, 2016
    Barrymore goes global with cosmetics brand

  • Unilever Forms JV in Cuba

    Unilever Forms JV in Cuba

    January 15, 2016
    Will sell personal care and home care products in 2017.

  • Cleaning Chemical Demand Soars in India

    Cleaning Chemical Demand Soars in India

    January 11, 2016
    Study predicts annual gains of 21% through 2020.

  • China Amends Cosmetic Ingredient List

    China Amends Cosmetic Ingredient List

    January 7, 2016
    CFDA adds nine ingredients.

  • Ecover Sells I&I Cleaning Business

    January 4, 2016
    THE NETHERLANDS: Ecover has sold its B2B business, Ecover Professional, to Greenspeed, part of MGS International B.V. Rijswijk-ZH, a Netherlands-based wholesaler for the professional cleaning industry. This follows a decision by Ecover to focus exclu…

  • Scot Barber Shop Business Sees Spike in Openings

    January 4, 2016
    SCOTLAND: According to research conducted by the British Barbers’ Association and premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, there has been a 15% increase in barbershop openings over the past twelve months in Scotland, with the…

  • PartyLite Moves into Spain

    January 4, 2016
    SPAIN: PartyLite has expanded into Spain with an exclusive distributor, Cosmetics MCY SLL Technology and Distribution. The move marks the 19th European country where the direct seller is actively doing business. PartyLite launched its collaboratio…

  • Galderma Opens Office in Dubai

    January 4, 2016
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Galderma S. A. has opened a branch office in Dubai Healthcare City. As the regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Galderma’s Dubai office will serve as a hub for the Middle East region to establ…

  • Henkel Signs CEO Climate Leaders Pledge

    January 4, 2016
    GERMANY: Ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, Henkel signed the CEO Climate Leaders pledge—an open letter signed by the heads of 78 global companies that urged world leaders…