International

  • Safe ‘N’ Beautiful Wins Greek Export Award

    January 6, 2015
    ATHENS: Safe ‘N’ Beautiful, creator of Snails, a non-toxic, washable nail polish line for kids, has won a Greek Exports Award 2014 in the New Export Business category. Held at a gala dinner on the closing night of the Greek Exports Con…


  • Bona Increases Distribution In Canada

    January 6, 2015
    CANADA: Hardwood floor care company Bona US has increased its distribution in Canada. Bona retail products have been available in select markets for the past few years; however, this latest effort will markedly increase availability as well as o…


  • Naturex Opens Chilean Subsidiary

    January 6, 2015
    CHILE: Naturex is strengthening its position in Latin America in response to growing local demand for natural ingredients, the company announced. Following the January 2014 acquisition of Chile Botanics and its factory in Linares, the group is now…


  • New Boutique for Hayari Paris Opens on the Left Bank

    January 6, 2015
    FRANCE: Hayari Couture is opening a flagship location on the Left Bank at St. Germain de Pres. The Hayari Couture shop will be located in a historic building in the Cour du Commerce Saint André, which dates back to the French Revolution. Be…


  • ‘Creator Space’ Helps BASF Mark 150th Anniversary

    January 6, 2015
    GERMANY: BASF, which turns 150 this year, has planned its anniversary program. In addition to celebrations and a historical retrospective, BASF has prepared a global co-creation program with partners on the topics of energy, food and urban living. As…


  • LVMH Joins Foundation For Research on Biodiversity

    January 6, 2015
    FRANCE: LVMH has joined the board of directors of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) in France. This recognition follows LVMH Group’s commitment to the National Strategy for Biodiversity, the French equivalent of the Strategic…


  • EU, Fragrance Industry Seek Competitiveness Via Legislation

    January 6, 2015
    BELGIUM: Members of the European Parliament and the EU Commission joined members of the fragrance industry in addressing the challenges facing European industry to increase competitiveness and consumer confidence through better legislation. Julie Gir…


  • eSalon Brings Direct-to-Consumer Hair Color To UK

    January 6, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: eSalon, a US-based company that sells custom hair color shipped directly to consumers, is moving into the UK with a localized site (esalon.co.uk) and a customer service team. The company also announced that it has immediate plans t…


  • L’Occitane Joins Alibaba’s Tmall

    January 6, 2015
    CHINA: French skin care brand L’Occitane has opened on Alibaba’s Tmall site, joining Estée Lauder and others. The online storefront opened Dec. 1. Alibaba had a $25 billion initial public offering of stock in September 2014.…


  • Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners

    Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners

    January 2, 2015
    LG revamps its Styler steam cleaning clothing machine.


  • P&G Hosts Future Fabrics Forum in Berlin

    December 5, 2014
    GERMANY: At P&G’s Future Fabrics forum, which was held Nov. 13 in Berlin, Ariel and Lenor/Downy brought together a prestigious mix of fashion, fabrics and human psychology experts to address the latest advances in fabrics and how unconsciou…


  • Italians Use Makeup To Battle Signs of Aging

    December 5, 2014
    ITALY: The desire for makeup that helps to counteract age-related skin imperfections is the biggest consumption motivator for Italians, influencing 19.4% of product consumption by volume, according to a report from Canadean, a market research firm op…


  • Clariant Earns Second Unilever ‘Partner to Win Award’

    December 5, 2014
    SWITZERLAND: Clariant has received the Unilever Partner to Win Award in the category “Joint Value Creation” for the second year in a row. Clariant won for its collaboration with Unilever which resulted in standardization of its globa…


  • Ageless Beauty at L’Oréal

    December 5, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: Actress Helen Mirren, 69, has been named a UK ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. The beauty brand made the announcement via Twitter. Mirren, who won an Oscar for her 2007 movie, The Queen, is also known for her acclaimed pe…


  • Jumei To Sell Givenchy, Jurlique in China

    December 5, 2014
    CHINA: Online beauty retailer Jumei International Holding Limited has been authorized to begin selling an exclusive set of beauty products from Givenchy and Jurlique. Jumei is selling 38 different Jurlique cosmetics products each labeled with anti…