• Birchbox Moves into Canada

    December 5, 2014
    CANADA: Birchbox has begun operations in Canada, marking the sixth country the company has expanded into since launching in the US in September 2010.  With data and insights gleaned from the success of the other four international markets it…

  • Health Concerns Driving Natural/Organic Sales

    December 5, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: A new consumer insights report by Organic Monitor reveals the major trigger for consumers to switch to natural and organic products is health concerns. A whopping 90% of UK buyers of natural and organic personal care products said…

  • P&G, Argentine Authorities Clash Over Taxes

    December 5, 2014
    ARGENTINA: The country continues to be a battleground for Procter & Gamble. The company temporarily suspended operations there after the country’s tax authority, which has accused the company of tax fraud, said it started meetings with P&am…

  • IFRA at European Parliament Today

    IFRA at European Parliament Today

    December 1, 2014
    To launch "A Sense of Reality" interactive exhibition.

  • Entrepreneurs Are Made...Not Born

    Entrepreneurs Are Made...Not Born

    November 18, 2014
    Amway survey reveals the necessary traits for startup success.

  • Clariant To Increase Production in Indonesia

    November 3, 2014
    INDONESIA: Clariant will build a new production facility at its Tangerang, Indonesia site to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry. The overall investment in combined esterquat and methylquat production will add 12kt collect…

  • Agaia Expands Evolve Line Distribution

    November 3, 2014
    TURKEY: Agaia, Inc., maker of Evolve cleaners, detergents, degreasers  and deodorizers, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Turkey with Saudi-based Al Daa’ma Corporation. This new accord expands on an earlier partnership bet…

  • Croda at SCS Formulate, Honored by CAFFCI

    November 3, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: Croda will showcase its latest product launches at SCS Formulate exhibition in Coventry, UK, including Volarest FL. This unique polymer delivers controlled, targeted delivery from sprayable emulsions, novel textures that excite the us…

  • Histogen To Bring CellCeuticals Range To Greater Asia

    November 3, 2014
    JAPAN: Histogen Aesthetics has entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with JPGH Co., Ltd. to bring CellCeuticals Regenerative Skin Treatments to Greater Asia. JPGH, which is run by George Lee and John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS) co-f…

  • RB Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

    November 3, 2014
    AUSTRALIA: RB celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a unique virtual relay. Part of the global ‘Give Life a Hand’ campaign that spanned across 27 countries, the campaign saw schoolchildren across 11 countries come together for the relay,…

  • SC Johnson Expands WOW Concept in Ghana

    November 3, 2014
    GHANA: SC Johnson has expanded its WOW business concept to the Yilo Krobo District of Ghana, and rolled out improved product options. The expansion builds on two years of consumer research, which resulted in a better product bundle, and an improved b…

  • Jumei Picks Up Two Brands

    Jumei Picks Up Two Brands

    October 22, 2014
    China's online beauty retailer to sell select Givenchy and Jurlique products.

  • Clariant To Expand In Indonesia

    Clariant To Expand In Indonesia

    October 9, 2014
    Adding surfactant capacity to support personal and home care in the region.

  • SCJ Johnson Expands WOW Program

    SCJ Johnson Expands WOW Program

    October 8, 2014
    Enhancements and new products in Ghana-based endeavor.

  • L’Oréal To Acquire Niely Cosmeticos

    October 2, 2014
    BRAZIL: L’Oréal has signed an accord to acquire Brazilian independent hair color and care company Niely Cosmeticos. Founded in 1981 by Daniel Fonseca de Jesus and with a net revenue of nearly $180 million last year, the Niely Cosmeticos…