International

  • NPD Reports on Prestige Beauty Industry in China

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: According to beauty market research conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., in 2011, total prestige beauty in China, increased 21% versus 2010. The skin care and makeup categories each posted healthy growth of 23% and 17%, respectively. NPD def…


  • Mary Kay Bets on India

    January 30, 2013
    INDIA: Mary Kay India will spend approximately $20 million in India during the next five years, as it eyes expansion in the growing market. Plans include expansion in Goa and Maharashtra with a new warehouse and more offices, according to the co…


  • Cruelty Free International, Body Shop Start Pledge Drive

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics kicked off at more than 300 The Body Shop stores in the UK, and will roll out over the coming weeks at The Body Shop stores in 65 countries across the world. Paul McGreevy, int…


  • Nu Skin Sees ageLOC Soar in Asia

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. says it has experienced a “record-setting response” to its ageLOC product introductions in the Greater China and South Asia regions, the latest geographies to initiate orders of the company’s ag…


  • P&G Supports Canadian Athletes

    P&G Supports Canadian Athletes

    January 30, 2013
    Boxer Mary Spencer is a spokesperson for CoverGirl.  CANADA:Procter & Gamble Canada is sponsoring nine Canadian Olympic hopefuls as they prepare to represent the country at the London 2012 Olympic Games.…


  • Gervais Joins Cruelty Free International Campaign

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: Ricky Gervais has signed on as an ambassador for Cruelty Free International. The comedic actor is starring in campaign video for the new global NGO, which has launched a worldwide appeal to end testing products on animals. With…


  • Garnier Ambre Solaire Supports London Games

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Garnier Ambre Solaire has become a licensee of London 2012. Garnier Ambre Solaire will produce two of its best-selling Ambre Sol…


  • SC Johnson Ranks High Among Multinationals

    January 30, 2013
    ARGENTINA: SC Johnson has been recognized as a great place to work in Latin America for the eighth time. SC Johnson ranked No. 10 among 25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For in Latin America, moving up nine spots from last year. This reco…


  • Boots Opens 200th Shop In Thailand

    January 30, 2013
    THAILAND: Alliance Boots has inaugurated its 200th Boots store in Thailand. This latest shop is located in central Bangkok. Since the opening of the first Boots store in Thailand in 1997, Alliance Boots’ presence in the country has signif…


  • Divine Skin Acquires Mexican Representative

    January 30, 2013
    MEXICO: Divine Skin Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of Divine Skin Laboratories SA de CV. In 2011, the Mexican company represented nearly 10% of Divine Skin’s revenue; it has been a distributor of Divine Skin product for…


  • Natural & Organic Awards 2012 Winners Announced

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: The winners of the 2012 Natural and Organic Awards were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in London on April 1 during the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.Approximately 450 industry professionals attended…


  • Ecolab Expands Trans-Fat Dissolver to EMEA

    January 30, 2013
    SWITZERLAND: Exelerate ZTF, Ecolab’s cleaning solution that dissolves low trans fat oil residue from processing equipment and surfaces, is now available to food manufacturers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “Th…


  • Mintel Offers China Report Series

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: An in-depth report examining Chinese consumer behavior is available from Mintel. The report titles will run every month throughout the year, each focusing on a separate CPG, foodservice, retail and lifestyle sector and will be the only re…


  • Soliance Names Chinese Distributor

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: French firm Soliance has named Guangzhou Ownsnow Chemical Co., Ltd. as its exclusive distributor in China. With two offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai and a 12-year experience in cosmetic distribution, Ownsnow will help develop Soliance ex…


  • Ringier, HAPPI China Present China Personal Care & Cosmetic Innovation Awards

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: Ringier Trade Media Ltd. and Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions Co., Ltd. have announced the winners of the 2012 China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards (CPCIA 2012). The 2012 China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards i…