International


  • Kao Gains Shelf Space At Major Asian Retailers

    JAPAN: Kao Corporation is joining forces with 25 major retailers in Asia outside Japan, including Indonesia’s Matahari and Malaysia’s Giant. Kao hopes to achieve annual growth of more than 10% in Asian sales and seeks to narrow the lead o…
    03.04.08

  • Mens Cosmetics Strong in 2007

    HONG KONG: According to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, at the cosmetics counters in the Dongfang Commercial Building and in the Intime Department Store, a growing range of men’s items are on the shelves, ranging from cologne, shaving…
    03.04.08

  • Analysts Warm to Kaos Sales Despite Profit Drop

    JAPAN: Although Kao Corp.’s profit edged down in the April-December term due to higher material costs, analysts are giving a thumbs up to the firm’s solid domestic sales of personal care and consumer goods. Kao reported a 2% year-on-ye…
    03.04.08

  • Unilevers Second Rainwater Harvesting Plan in India

    INDIA: Greening Barrens is Hindustan Unilever Ltd.’s new corporate social responsibility program at Mandka Village in Vidarbha, reported The Hindu Business Line. According to the The Hindu Business Line, this is the second rainwater-harvest…
    03.04.08

  • Cologne Gains Traction Among Men in Japan

    JAPAN: A Nikkei Weekly point-of-sale (POS) survey shows Unilever’s new brands rank first through third among top 10 bestsellers as young men grow concerned about body odor. While long-established brands tend to be the bestsellers, Unilever Jap…
    03.04.08

  • Henkel Aims to Boost Presence in India

    INDIA: Henkel India says its latest initiative, “May I Help You?”, aims to build the brand by making the corporate identity more visible. Trained assistants will aid customers to shop around the store and provide advice on the catego…
    03.04.08

  • Shiseido Creates Novel Hyaluronic Acid Molecule

    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. has developed technology for producing hyaluronic acid with less than one-1,000th the molecular weight of conventional products, according to Nikkei Weekly. The supershort hyaluronic acid molecule has two repeats of glucuronic…
    03.04.08

  • NHT Holds Ceremony in Taiwan

    TAIWAN: International direct selling company Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHT) held an annual recognition ceremony on Jan. 12 to celebrate last year’s outstanding sales performance. About 600 guests attended this recognition and celebration…
    03.04.08

  • The Soil Association Bans Nano Ingredients

    UNITED KINGDOM: In what is thought to be the first-ever regulation of nanotechnology, a British organic certifier will prohibit the inclusion of manufactured nanoparticles in products. The new ban was put in place by the Soil Association, t…
    02.07.08

  • Indena Acclaimed by SiCC

    ITALY: Indena has won the 2007 Mauro Prevedello Prize, awarded by the Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetology (SiCC) for the most effective technical-scientific communication addressed to professionals. Indena’s communication work on &l…
    02.07.08

  • Ottawa Considers Phosphates Ban

    CANADA: The federal government is considering banning phosphates in a variety of household and industrial products, according to The Canadian Press. Environment Canada plans to hire experts to analyze the “socioeconomic and environmental impac…
    02.07.08

  • Cosmetics Exhibition Comes To Ho Chi Minh City

    VIETNAM: Around 200 companies from 25 countries and territories will participate in an exhibition on cosmetics, beauty care and spas in Ho Chi Minh City in April. The organizers, Malaysia’s ACMI Services and Vietnam’s Minh Vi Exhibiti…
    02.07.08

  • Unilever Signs with IBM For Latin American Operations

    BRAZIL: IBM announced it has signed an agreement with Unilever to transform and manage strategic sourcing and procurement operations for the company’s Latin American operations. The five-year agreement is an expansion of an existing global a…
    02.07.08

  • Skinvisible Signs Marketing Agreement for India

    INDIA: Skinvisible, Inc. announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with Avani International for India. This follows Skinvisible’s recent announcement that it was granted a comprehensive patent in India for Skinvisible’s propr…
    02.07.08

  • Unilever To Open Factory Location in Manila

    PHILIPPINES: Unilever Philippines will open a new manufacturing facility in Manila beside its existing plant there to meet a growing demand in the market. The new factory will make deodorants that will be sold both locally and exported.…
    02.07.08

  • Cognis Expands Its Sterol Ester Plant in Germany

    GERMANY: Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has expanded its sterol ester production capacities at its plant in Illertissen, Germany. The new facility at the company’s international Nutrition & Health Competence Center is used for t…
    01.04.08

  • CND Welcomes New Distributors In United Kingdom, Ireland

    UNITED KINGDOM: CND, a marketer of professional nail, hand and foot beauty products, added two distributors in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. In the UK, CND products will be represented by Sweet Squared, a new distribution company that ha…
    01.04.08

  • Lonza Celebrates Opening Of Canada Facility

    CANADA: Lonza held an opening event for its newly-acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The plant is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM, which is a new addition to Lonza’s nutrition portfolio. The plant just successfully passed its ISO-9001…
    01.04.08

  • Cosmoprof Attracts A Global Audience

    ASIA: International attendance rose 5% at Cosmoprof Asia. By country, the show attracted top 10 buyers from China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and the U.S. for a total of over 37,000 visitors. A…
    01.04.08

  • Kracie Home Products To Debut Amino Acid-Based Cosmetics

    JAPAN: Kracie Home Products Ltd. this year plans to introduce a line of cosmetics based on amino acids that are used in a wide range of foods. The mid-priced products, which include beauty essences and other skin care items, will be sold at drug stor…
    01.04.08