International

  • Amway Enters Kazakhstan

    Amway Enters Kazakhstan

    March 19, 2014
    Direct seller sets up HQ in Almaty.


  • Venezuela Takes Its Toll on FMCG Companies

    Venezuela Takes Its Toll on FMCG Companies

    March 7, 2014
    Avon, P&G and others note the drag on 2013 results.


  • Nestlé Takes Over Galderma, Forms New Skin Health Unit

    March 5, 2014
    SWITZERLAND: Nestlé S.A. has created Nestlé Skin Health S.A., formed by the acquisition of 50% of Galderma Pharma S.A., which was established in 1981 as a joint-venture between it and cosmetics giant L’Oréal S.A. The Nestl…


  • Avon and Korres Enter Pact in Latin America

    March 5, 2014
    GREECE: Korres has granted Avon Products Inc. exclusive rights to develop, manufacture and market its products in Latin America. This long-term strategic alliance includes all major markets where Avon operates in Latin America, and provides Avon the…


  • Benefit Opens First Shop in France

    March 5, 2014
    FRANCE: Benefit Cosmetics has opened its first store in France in the Montorgueil quarter of Paris. According to Benefit’s parent company LVMH, the Paris store places a particular emphasis on services such as waxing, airbrush tans, false eyelas…


  • Mandom’s Gatsby Comes to London

    March 5, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: Japan’s popular men’s grooming brand Gatsby is moving into the British market with the arrival of its top-styling product, Moving Rubber, in London. The Moving Rubber hair wax series is a leader in the Japanese men’…


  • Market for Body Contouring Devices To Double by 2022

    March 5, 2014
    LATIN AMERICA: Medical tourism and a high level of aesthetic consciousness will drive strong growth in the Latin American market for body contouring devices, according to Decision Resources Group (DRG). High patient demand will be particularly eviden…


  • Voya Signs Its First Brand Ambassador

    March 5, 2014
    IRELAND: Katie McAnena splits her days between her full-time job as a surgeon, as well as her career as a professional windsurfer—and now she has become the very first ambassador for Irish beauty brand Voya.   Between winning competitions…


  • CIMS Launches In United Kingdom

    March 5, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) has chosen the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland as the first countries outside of the US and Canada in which to launch its Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). The progra…


  • China Will Tighten Direct Sales Rules

    China Will Tighten Direct Sales Rules

    February 18, 2014
    Closer scrutiny of a $15 billion industry


  • Avon Expands In Latin America with Korres

    Avon Expands In Latin America with Korres

    February 11, 2014
    Taps Greek beauty brand for regional rights.


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    L'Oréal Inks Deal with Evolva

    February 11, 2014
    Collaboration could lead to novel biofermentation cosmetic ingredients


  • Commission Reviews Fragrance Allergens Program

    February 7, 2014
    BELGIUM: The first Annual Review of the IDEA Project (International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens) was held in Luxembourg. The IDEA project, endorsed by the EU Commissioner for Health, is a multi-stakeholder process designed to provide a b…


  • Coty Forms JV in UAE

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Coty Inc. and luxury goods distributors Chalhoub Group and Jashanmal, have formed Coty Distribution Emirates LLC, a new joint venture established to strengthen Coty’s business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This joint…


  • L’Oréal Gets Green Light On Magic Holdings

    February 7, 2014
    CHINA: The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) has given the green light to the proposed acquisition of Magic Holdings by L’Oréal. L’Oréal and Magic expect the transaction to close during th…