International

  • 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…


  • Boots Inks Deal in India, Adds Summer No. 7 Range in Dubai

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: Boots Company has inked a deal with Reliance Retail (RRL) to enter India’s health and wellness market. The two firms have formed a JV for wholesale business and will operate stores through a franchisee agreement. In other news, Boot…


  • Laboratoires Srobiologiques To Present at In-Cosmetics

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: At In-Cosmetics India 2008, which will be held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, Cognis Care Chemicals and Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS) will present a variety of natural-based personal care and home care ingredients that are in line with the…


  • Smaller Packages, Same Price for Detergents

    September 11, 2008
    JAPAN: Leading detergent makers are embarking on changes that effectively raise prices of their powder detergent products. According to reports, Procter & Gamble Japan KK will maintain the price of its Bold detergent but will cut it by 100g…


  • NPD Launches BeautyTrends Service in Spain

    September 11, 2008
    SPAIN:  The NPD Group Inc. has launched its BeautyTrends panel in Spain to measure the prestige beauty market through retail sell-through data. NPD BeautyTrends and IRI InfoScan have also joined efforts to offer the most comprehensive vision of…


  • Cognis Sells Stake in Oleochemical JV

    September 11, 2008
    SINGAPORE: Cognis has sold its 50% stake in Cognis Oleochemicals, a joint venture with Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, to PTT Chemical International Private Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Limited. The deal was valued at…


  • Cosmoprof Asia is Nov. 12-14

    September 11, 2008
    HONG KONG: Cosmoprof Asia will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. The show will cover 48,000 square meters with exhibitors from 40 countries and regions as well as 17 national and group pavilions. Show organizers…


  • Lauder Takes Stake in Forest Essentials

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has purchased a minority stake in Forest Essentials, a privately held Indian company that manufactures, markets and sells beauty products based on Ayurvedic formulations. Terms of the agreement were not d…


  • Lion Corp. Commits to Eco First Program

    September 11, 2008
    JAPAN: In response to the Eco First Program being promoted by the Ministry of the Environment, Lion Corp. has unveiled its medium- to long-term environmental protection goals, which stress environment-friendly products as part of Lion’s “…


  • J&J Acquires Chinas Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd.

    September 11, 2008
    CHINA: Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has acquired Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., which touts a wide range of personal care brands in the country, including brands such as Sod Milk, Beauty Day Cream and Sod Protein Milk.…


  • International

    September 4, 2008
    J&J Acquires China’s Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd. CHINA:  Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has acquired Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., which touts a wide range of personal care brands in the country, including…


  • In-Cosmetic India To Address Whitening Products

    August 6, 2008
    INDIA: In-cosmetics India has announced details of its Skincare Formulation Conference, which will be held Sept. 17 on the first day of the show in Mumbai. Designed to boost the knowledge of formulators, bench chemists, scientists and R&D special…


  • Household & Auto Care Attracts 3000 Visitors

    August 6, 2008
    BRAZIL: More than 3000 professionals visited Household & Auto Care 2008, which was held June 24-26 at the Frei Caneca Conventions Center in São Paulo. For small and medium manufacturers of cleaning products, the event was an efficient way…


  • Symrise Funds School In Chinas Earthquake Zone

    August 6, 2008
    CHINA: Symrise, Holzminden, Germany, is offering some relief for those affected by the earthquake in China by funding a school in cooperation with Chinese NGO China Youth and Development Fund. Symrise’s executive board has donated €50,…


  • Show in UAE Nov. 17-18

    August 6, 2008
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The Working Buildings Middle East exhibition will be held Nov. 17-18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. According to show organizers, CMPi, the world market for industrial and institutional cleaning products is foreca…