International


  • Chinese Men’s Fragrance Market Is Booming

    • CHINA: While the men’s global perfume and fragrances market remains driven by celebrity endorsement and associations with success, perceptions have remained fixed in China as men often associate fragrance as a female-only category. How…
    11.06.12

  • Frost & Sullivan Honors Sederma’s Legance

    • FRANCE: Frost & Sullivan recently recognized Sederma with its 2012 European New Product Innovation Award for Sederma’s Legance, anti-aging ingredient for leg care. The Award, based on Frost & Sullivan’s TEAM Research…
    11.06.12

  • L’Oréal Russia OpensAcademy in Moscow

    • RUSSIA: L’Oréal Russia has opened the L’Oréal Academy in Moscow, which will train more than 20,000 beauty professionals every year. The L’Oréal Russia Academy is a training and education center prima…
    11.06.12

  • Ashland Opens Care Specialties Tech Center in Mumbai

    Ashland Opens Care Specialties Tech Center in Mumbai
    11.06.12

  • Naples Soap Company Heads To Japanese Retailer

    • JAPAN: US-based Naples Soap Company has finalized an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with the Kameyama Candle House that places its all-natural and organic bath and skin care products throughout Japan. “We are thrill…
    09.28.12

  • Ajmal Unveils Ramadan Fragrance

    • UAE: Ajmal Perfumes has rolled out Dahn Al Oudh Rabia Al Omr, a special scent designed for the season of Ramadan. Meaning “Spring of Youth,” the fragrance was created using premium quality Indian agarwood oil blended with the oud…
    09.28.12

  • Aldi’s Washing Liquid Scores Well in UK

    Aldi’s Magnum topped a recent Which? Test. • UNITED KINGDOM: Aldi’s private label washing liquid Magnum is a consumer favorite, and has since netted the top spot from c…
    09.28.12

  • Boots Reboots No. 7 Skin Care

    • UNITED KINGDOM: When you’ve got one of the most recognizable personal care brands in the world, it takes a bit of courage to rework something that works. And yet, that’s exactly what Boots is up to these days as it repackages and…
    09.28.12

  • Aerosol Technology in Mexican Personal Care Market

    • MEXICO: The Lindal Group’s aerosol technology is part of an explosion in premium-type packaging that, in the Mexican personal care product category alone, is expected to increase aerosol use from 350 million units this year to 450 mill…
    09.28.12

  • Sumitomo To Open Cosmetics Stores

    • JAPAN: Sumitomo Corp. plans to launch luxury cosmetics shops where customers can peruse products on their own—a move away from the sales staffer-customer relationship in department stores. According to a report in The Nikkei, the first…
    09.28.12

  • CPL Aromas Awards London College Students

    London College of Fashion student Harriet Irwin’s winning photograph may be featured in CPL’s advertising and promotional materials. • UNITED KINGDOM: CPL Aromas has a…
    09.28.12

  • Fehrmann To Manage DuPont Tate & Lyle’s Zemea In Colombia

    • COLOMBIA: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC announced the expansion of geographic coverage for Zemea propanediol by appointing Fehrmann S.A. as distributor for the product line in Colombia. Zemea is a natural, 100% biobased…
    09.28.12

  • Kao Looks To Improve Procurement Efficiency

    • JAPAN: According to a report from The Nikkei, Kao Corp. will purchase materials and packaging more efficiently by creating a world map that shows the locations and key data about its suppliers and factories. Kao will reportedly create a data…
    09.28.12

  • Clariant Showcases Velsan SC At Umwelt Arena

    • SWITZERLAND: Clariant is the only chemical industry partner present at the Umwelt Arena (Environment Arena), the first Swiss competence center for environmental technology, which is now open in Spreitenbach. Clariant is showcasing how ch…
    09.28.12

  • BASF Expands Methanesulfonic Acid Production in Ludwigshafen

    An aerial view of BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen. • GERMANY: BASF has started production in the plant extension used to manufacture methanesulfonic acid in Ludwigshafen. BASF is the world’s leading manu…
    09.28.12

  • Naples Soap Company Heads To Japanese Retailer

    Naples Soap Company Heads To Japanese Retailer

    JAPAN: US-based Naples Soap Company has finalized an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with the Kameyama Candle House that places its all-natural and organic bath and skin care products throughout Japan. “We are thrilled to be off…
    09.28.12

  • A Look at the Leading Players in China

    A Look at the Leading Players in China

    A Look at the Leading Players in China
    Ally Dai, Happi China 09.28.12

  • Coty Teams Up with LG in South Korea

    • SOUTH KOREA: Coty Inc. and LG Household & Health Care have created Coty Korea, a joint venture established to expand the presence of both companies in the Korean cosmetics market. According to Coty, the partnership marks an important…
    08.31.12

  • Chinese Consumers Seek Natural Hair Care Products

    • CHINA: The high profile of product safety scandals in China continues to dent consumers’ confidence and loyalty in the hair care realm, as the market is repeatedly associated with chemical ingredients that are found to be toxic or carc…
    08.31.12

  • CP Kelco Appoints Azelis in China, Hong Kong

    • CHINA: CP Kelco has appointed Azelis as exclusive distributor in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong SAR, representing the entire product portfolio for food, beverage, consumer and industrial applications. “China is a…
    08.31.12