International

  • 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 China’s 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…


  • Levis To Make Personal Care Products

    August 6, 2008
    INDIA: Best known for its globally recognized denim, Levi Strauss India plans to enter the personal care segment. The company will launch deodorant and other personal care products for men and women.…


  • Modi-Revlon To Target Salons

    August 6, 2008
    INDIA: Modi-Revlon, a joint venture between Modi Group and Revlon, plans to add professional beauty products targeted to beauty salons in an effort to tap into this growing market. The range, which will feature 44 SKUs, including hair color, conditio…


  • Jade To Add Capsule, Lotion Of Injectable Skin Treatment

    August 6, 2008
    CHINA: Jade Pharmaceutical—a subsidiary of AMDL, Inc., a Tustin, CA-based pharmaceuticals company—said it plans to launch capsule and lotion forms of Goodnak, its injectable anti-aging skin care product sold in China. The new formulations…


  • Eveline Expands Reach With ProConcept Marketing

    August 6, 2008
    POLAND: Eveline Cosmetics has inked an accord with Buford, GA-based ProConcept Marketing Group in which ProConcept will distribute Eveline’s products in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and Africa. Evel…


  • German Cartel Office Fines Cosmetic Firms

    August 6, 2008
    GERMANY: Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined nine cosmetics companies, including some of the biggest in the industry, approximately $15 million for sharing strategic information. The companies—which include Chanel, Clarins, Cosmopol…


  • Estée Lauder’s Jo Malone Brand Expands in Asia

    August 6, 2008
    ASIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has signed an agreement giving Lane Crawford Joyce Group exclusive distribution rights to Lauder’s Jo Malone luxury lifestyle brand in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia and Indones…


  • Symrise Opens Center in China, Wins Innovation Awards

    July 14, 2008
    CHINA: On June 18, fragrance and flavor manufacturer Symrise opened its new creative center in Shanghai. The new facility will house all functions and creative resources of the scent and care division for the Chinese market and will serve as the newl…


  • Avon Earmarks Additional Funds for China’s Reconstruction

    July 14, 2008
    CHINA: Avon Products, Inc. has committed an additional $5 million for long-term reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake in Sichuan Province in China. The company said that the money will be donated through a specially establis…


  • Shiseido To End Sales and Marketing Quotas

    July 14, 2008
    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. plans to eliminate sales and marketing quotas for cosmetics and institute a system that focuses more on repeat customers to drive growth. According to published reports, the change will impact approximately 1000 employees at s…


  • Sabinsa Receives Funding From Indian Government

    July 14, 2008
    INDIA: Sami Labs, the research and manufacturing arm of Sabinsa Corp., has received funding from the Government of India’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) to perform pilot trials on two novel research projects. Sami L…