International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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-…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Avon Earmarks Additional Funds for Chinas 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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 (…


  • 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…