International

  • Cussons Readying Website For Imperial Leather Skin Bliss

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: PZ Cussons is developing a website for its new Imperial Leather Skin Bliss moisturizing shower lotion. Cussons has enlisted Code Computerlove to build the soon-to-launch website, which will be posted at www.skinbliss.co.uk. The Manch…


  • LOral To Sell Wales Site To Fareva

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: According to a report on WalesOnline, L’Oréal plans to sell its Llantrisant, Wales site to Fareva, a Paris-based beauty products manufacturer. The factory manufactures shampoos, conditioners and styling products that are…


  • ASA Tells Avon To Pull Ad

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: In early October, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)—an independent body set up by the advertising industry to police the content of advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing in the UK—ordered Avon to ce…


  • Talking Washing Machine to Debut in China

    November 17, 2008
    CHINA: A talking washing machine using voice recognition technology created by Santiaga Technologies Ltd., an Israeli start-up firm, will debut in China in a few months. In an agreement signed in 2007 by Santiaga, Haier Electronics Group Co. Ltd. wil…


  • Dr. Straetmans Expands Distribution in Europe

    November 17, 2008
    GERMANY: Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH and Dr. Straetmans GmbH, Hamburg Germany, have inked a distribution partnership for Eastern European countries. Effective Oct. 1, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH, also based in Hamburg, is the exclusive marketi…


  • Zepter To Set Up JV in India

    November 17, 2008
    INDIA: Zepter International Group, Zurich, plans to set up a direct-sales joint venture company in India. According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, Zoran Vajovic, managing director of Zepter International India Pvt. Ltd., told news reporters:…


  • Vertellus To Increase Vitamin B3 Production

    November 17, 2008
    CHINA: Vertellus Specialties Inc. will expand its vitamin B3 manufacturing capacity in Nantong, Jiangsu, China, as part of an aggressive plan to increase its presence in the region. The company will build a 3-cyanopyridine production unit at Nantong…


  • P&G To Build Factory in Urlati, Romania

    November 17, 2008
    ROMANIA: Procter & Gamble plans to invest approximately $88 million in a new factory for personal hygiene products in Urlati, north of Bucharest. According to published reports, production in the new greenfield factory will begin in the first hal…


  • In-Cosmetics India Draws Record Crowd in Mumbai

    November 17, 2008
    INDIA: In-Cosmetics India 2008, held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, recorded its best attendance since its debut two years ago, with 2,418 unique visitors, a 54% increase over 2007. Visitor satisfaction was at an all-time high, according to show organizers,…


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    November 7, 2008
    In-Cosmetics India Draws Record Crowd in Mumbai INDIA: In-Cosmetics India 2008, held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, recorded its best attendance since its debut two years ago, with 2,418 unique visitors, a 54% increase over 2007. Visitor satisfaction wa…


  • Nivea Features New Mens Product in TV, Print Campaign

    October 7, 2008
    INDIA: Nivea India is supporting its male grooming business with a new television commercial and print campaign. The spots feature its new whitening product, Nivea for Men Whitening & Oil Control. Part of German personal care giant Beiersdorf, Ni…


  • Japanese Women Take to At-Home Beauty Products

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: More Japanese women are buying home-use beauty care products that mimic more expensive treatments available at beauty salons. Devices promising similar effects to those at beauty parlors are posting big gains, according to reports. Some of the…


  • Drug Store Firm Starts New Cosmetics Chain

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Drug store operator Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co. plans to open another chain focusing primarily on cosmetics and beauty products to prepare for increased competition it may face next spring when supermarkets and other retailers begin to sell…


  • Are Aussie Men Pretty Boys?

    October 7, 2008
    AUSTRALIA: According to report in The Courier-Mail, sales of male cosmetics in Australia topped $34 million last year, with volume up 13.6%. While the majority of the products are basic—moisturizing, sun protection and anti-aging products&mdas…


  • 80s Supermodel Helvin Launches At-Home Skin Care Device

    October 7, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: Marie Helvin, the 1980s supermodel, brought London’s Oxford Street to halt on Sept. 15 as she put herself on display in a Selfridges’ window to launch Stop, a new at-home skin care device from Ultragen Ltd. The $700 hand-h…