International


  • Alberto-Culver Sells Nordic Subsidiary

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Unilever To Acquire SIFCA’s Soap Business

    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…
    07.14.08

  • PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica Wins Innovation Prize

    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-…
    07.14.08

  • Kao, Kanebo Integrate Logistics and Distribution

    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…
    07.14.08

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

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Nivea Wins Middle East Beauty Award

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Sabinsa Receives Funding From Indian Government

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Shiseido To End Sales and Marketing Quotas

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Avon Earmarks Additional Funds for China’s Reconstruction

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Symrise Opens Center in China, Wins Innovation Awards

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Cosmoprof 2008 Sets Attendance Record

    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…
    06.23.08

  • Euromonitor Opens Office in Dubai

    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…
    06.23.08

  • Croda Selects Advantage Research Lab in Nigeria

    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…
    06.23.08

  • Shiseido Opens Training Center in Shanghai

    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 (…
    06.23.08

  • Olvea/Laboratoire Soetenaey Invests in Argan Oil Facility

    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…
    06.23.08

  • Amway Celebrates Decade in India

    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…
    06.23.08

  • Univar Opens New European Personal Care Lab

    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…
    06.23.08

  • Cramer Makes Gains In Brazil for First Year

    BRAZIL: Fragrance and flavor company Cramer opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil less than a year ago, but the unit has already exceeded first year expectations, according to company executives. Since starting operations in São Pau…
    05.05.08

  • Shiseido Eyes Growth Through Overseas Expansion

    JAPAN: Shiseido Corp. said it will seek further growth and higher shareholder returns under its new three-year business plan by accelerating overseas business expansion, particularly in Asia, and share buybacks. Japan’s biggest cosmetics mak…
    05.05.08

  • Kanebo Visualizes Effects Of Facial Moisturizers

    JAPAN: Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. has developed a system for measuring the moisture of facial skin and displaying that information as a portrait, enabling consumers to immediately learn the effectiveness of skin moisturizing makeup products. According…
    05.05.08