International

  • Nivea Wins Middle East Beauty Award

    July 14, 2008
    UAE: Nivea was named the Viva Ultimate Beauty Product at the Viva Beauty Awards, held May 14 in Dubai. The ultimate beauty award—voted for online by the magazine’s readers—was awarded to 28 products in the Middle East. In addition…


  • In-Cosmetics India To Include Spectrum, Exhibition on Color

    July 14, 2008
    INDIA: In-Cosmetics India is adding Spectrum, a new show within this year’s trade exhibition, which is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. According to show organizers, Spectrum—which is being rolled out i…


  • Kao, Kanebo Integrate Logistics and Distribution

    July 14, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corporation and Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. have begun to integrate logistics and joint distribution of their consumer products and cosmetics, for their common customers. The goal is to more efficiently utilize logistics infrastructure, incl…


  • PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica Wins Innovation Prize

    July 14, 2008
    AMSTERDAM: The BSB Innovation Prize in actives/naturals has been awarded Mibelle Biochemistry’s PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, the first active based on plant stem cells to protect skin stem cells. The award, which is presented by BSB Beratungs-…


  • Unilever To Acquire SIFCAs Soap Business

    July 14, 2008
    WEST AFRICA: Unilever said it will acquire the soap business of Cosmivoire, which sells its products in West Africa. Cosmivoire is a subsidiary of SIFCA, an Ivorian agro-industry company. Unilever said the deal will strengthen its consumer bus…


  • Alberto-Culver Sells Nordic Subsidiary

    July 14, 2008
    SWEDEN: Alberto-Culver has sold Cederroth International AB, its wholly owned subsidiary, to CapMan, a Nordic private equity firm. Cederroth, based in Stockholm, manufactures a diversified group of consumer products in the Nordic region and parts of E…


  • Univar Opens New European Personal Care Lab

    June 23, 2008
    BELGIUM: Univar recently opened a new European personal care laboratory in Brussels, providing improved technical capability to benefit both customers and suppliers. The company, which supplies personal care customers around the world with an unrival…


  • Amway Celebrates Decade in India

    June 23, 2008
    INDIA: Amway has completed a decade of selling products in India. According to the Hindu Business Line, company executives have taken a long-term view and say they have set a strong foundation for growth. “We do think that we have just start…


  • Olvea/Laboratoire Soetenaey Invests in Argan Oil Facility

    June 23, 2008
    MOROCCO: Olvea/Laboratoire Soetenaey has invested approximately $770,000 in a fully equipped argan oil facility called Marogania. The site—located outside Agadir in Morocco—will employ the cold-press process to extract the oil. Marogania…


  • Shiseido Opens Training Center in Shanghai

    June 23, 2008
    CHINA: Shiseido Co. is opening a new training center in Shanghai for workers and management candidates. The center, which will be located next to Shiseido’s Shanghai factory, will operate as a division of local holding company called Shiseido (…


  • Croda Selects Advantage Research Lab in Nigeria

    June 23, 2008
    NIGERIA: Advantage Research Lab Limited (AR-L Nigeria) has been appointed by Croda International Plc to serve as its sales agent in Nigeria. According to Croda, there is a growing need for quality ingredients and technologies in the personal care ind…


  • Euromonitor Opens Office in Dubai

    June 23, 2008
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Euromonitor International has opened an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The London-based firm says the new location brings it closer to clients in the Middle East and North African region. Euromonitor has regional offices…


  • Cosmoprof 2008 Sets Attendance Record

    June 23, 2008
    ITALY: More than 150,850 visitors attended the 41st edition of Cosmoprof 2008 in Bologna, setting new records with a 3.8% increase in attendance over last year’s event. The five-day exhibition continues to show its international power, with for…


  • Shiseido To Set Up Vietnamese Unit

    May 5, 2008
    SOUTHEAST ASIA: Shiseido will set up a production subsidiary in Vietnam to supply skin care and other products to the Southeast Asian market. The new firm will be Shiseido’s first production unit in Southeast Asia. It will be located in the…


  • Henkel Unveils Bref Brand

    May 5, 2008
    INDIA: The Hindu Business Line reported that Henkel India Ltd. has launched a range of home care products under the Bref brand. Through the launch, the company has entered into two new categories—hard surface cleaners and toilet cleaners. T…