International

  • Natures Essence Opens Salon Shops

    October 7, 2008
    INDIA: Healthcare and beauty products manufacturer Nature’s Essence plans to open 100 salon/retail centers in India, and franchise 75 of those outlets. At press time, the first three shops were scheduled to open in Delhi.…


  • Utena Embarks on Overseas Sales Effort

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Cosmetic firm Utena plans to sell skin and hair care products in eight foreign markets by the end of its fiscal year (February 2009). The company, which already operates in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong, wil…


  • P&G Raises Joy's Wholesale Price 10% in Japan

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Procter & Gamble Japan KK increased wholesale prices of Joy dishwashing detergents by 10%. While some manufacturers have responded to higher costs by selling reduced package sizes at the same price, P&G’s move could prompt the pr…


  • Officials Investigate Detergent Ingredient Dumping

    October 7, 2008
    INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee (KADI) is investigating two alleged incidents of illegal importing involving Thai chemical substance producers and Chinese detergent manufacturers. In late Au…


  • Yuskin Sells Skin Care Cream In Iran

    October 7, 2008
    IRAN: Yuskin Pharmaceutical Co. has launched Yuskin A skin care cream in Iran, marking its first foray into the country. The company plans to export the product, which is manufactured at its facility in Yokohama, Japan. Yuskin currently sells product…


  • Kao To Boost Asian Marketing Efforts

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. plans rev up its marketing activities in Asia to increase sales of household goods and cosmetics there by 20% in fiscal 2010. The goal is to increase profitability in the region, which is lower than in Japan, Europe and the U.S. Acco…


  • Murale To Compete with Sephora

    October 7, 2008
    CANADA: Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., Canada’s largest drug store retailer, plans to open the doors of Murale, its new retail shop concept, next month in Ottawa and Montreal. Billed as “distinctive, expressive and highly suggestive of art an…


  • IBI To Open Glycerin Plant in Brazil

    October 7, 2008
    BRAZIL: Integrated Biodiesel Industries, Ltd. (IBI) has invested $300,000, part of a larger $1 million capitalization effort, in a glycerin processing plant in Brazil. Located in Jau, west of São Paulo, the plant is a shuttered chemical facili…


  • Cosmederm Inks Deal with Dr. Reddys

    October 7, 2008
    INDIA: Cosmederm Technologies, a U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company, has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. that gives Dr. Reddy’s exclusive rights to distribute its skin care product…


  • Pierre Fabre Donates Equity Interest to Fabre Foundation

    October 7, 2008
    FRANCE: In what is being called an effort to secure the long-term independence of Pierre Fabre SA, Pierre Fabre has donated 100% of the equity of Pierre Fabre Participation, a holding company with a 60% share in Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, to the Pier…


  • International

    October 1, 2008
    Pierre Fabre Donates Equity Interest to Fabre Foundation FRANCE: In what is being called an effort to secure the long-term independence of Pierre Fabre SA, Pierre Fabre has donated 100% of the equity of Pierre Fabre Participation, a holding compan…


  • Paris To Host 20th Anniversary In-Cosmetics Show

    September 11, 2008
    FRANCE: Mark your calendars! In-Cosmetics will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Paris, Porte de Versailles, April 13-15, 2010. The first In-Cosmetics, held in 1990 in Birmingham, UK attracted 900 visitors and 60-plus exhibitors. Today, the event…


  • Kaya Opens Eighth Skin Clinic

    September 11, 2008
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kaya Skin Clinic, an international chain of skin clinics, has opened a new branch in the Al Buhaira Corniche, Sharjah. The new spot, Kaya Skin Clinic’s eighth in the UAE, will provide an entire range of skin and hair care…


  • Singapore To Host In-Cosmetics Asia 2009

    September 11, 2008
    SINGAPORE: In-Cosmetics has announced details of its 2009 show in Asia as well as a new collaboration with the IFSCC’s 2009 Conference. In keeping with its tradition of rotating around Asia—including Bangkok this November—the next…


  • Good Weather Boosts Godrejs Keyline Sales

    September 11, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: Sunny weather in the British Isles has led UK-based Keyline Brands, owned by India’s Godrej Group, to grow more than 60% this year. Products such as Perspirex antiperspirant and P-20 sun care have been doing well, primarily due…