International

  • Givaudan Forms Chinese Fragrance JV

    April 1, 2014
    CHINA: Givaudan has formed a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. for the production of fragrance ingredients in China, which falls in step with its strategy to reinforce its position in developing markets to meet the growing demand…


  • Belcorp Rolls Out New Scent

    April 1, 2014
    PERU: Belcorp’s L’ Bel brand has expanded its portfolio of fine fragrances with the launch of Orianité Essence, billed as a “jewel of fragrance” that stands out from the others by its main ingredient—iris absolute…


  • Takasago International Opens Singapore Facility

    April 1, 2014
    SINGAPORE: Takasago International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has opened its latest fully integrated flavors and fragrances plant in Singapore. The 22,000-square-meter facility houses flavors and fragrances creation capabilities, food applications, sensory…


  • Low-Temp Laundry Campaign Targets Youth

    April 1, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: The “‘I Prefer 30” low temperature wash campaign is now backed by the UK’s National Union of Students. Rolled out to consumers in 2014, the campaign is an initiative of detergent companies—including Unile…


  • Oriflame Serves Up WTA-Backed Range

    April 1, 2014
    SWEDEN: Oriflame has officially launched the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Strong is Beautiful range of products. The Strong is Beautiful collection includes shower cream, body cream and long-lasting deodorant. “We are a beauty compa…


  • Kismet Jardin Wins Innovation Award

    April 1, 2014
    AUSTRALIA: Kismet Jardin has won IAIR global award for innovation and sustainability in the beauty and health category. Held at Sheraton Towers, Hong Kong, the IAIR award ceremony was attended by more than 400 international guests. “The curren…


  • Surfachem Opens Tech Laboratory

    April 1, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM:  Surfachem has opened a new technical laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at The University of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK.  The laboratory will become a focal point for the development of new formulations and…


  • Manicures with Olympic Flair

    April 1, 2014
    RUSSIA: Canadian Olympians and P&G sponsored athletes Maëlle Ricker (left) and Tessa Virtue (right) dropped in to the P&G Family Home in Sochi for a CoverGirl manicure. …


  • ZO Medical Entering Middle East Market

    ZO Medical Entering Middle East Market

    March 31, 2014
    Dr. Obagi to roll out skin care line at Dubai World Derm & Laser Conference.


  • China AIC Levies Fines Against Nu Skin

    China AIC Levies Fines Against Nu Skin

    March 24, 2014
    Firm says it continues to believe in potential of market.


  • 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…