International

  • Cussons Readying Website For Imperial Leather Skin Bliss

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: PZ Cussons is developing a website for its new Imperial Leather Skin Bliss moisturizing shower lotion. Cussons has enlisted Code Computerlove to build the soon-to-launch website, which will be posted at www.skinbliss.co.uk. The Manch…


  • Sephora Acquires Stake In Russias Ile de Beaut

    November 17, 2008
    RUSSIA: Sephora SA has acquired a 45% stake in the Russian perfumery chain Ile de Beauté, a move that fits well with the retailer’s strategy to expand into markets with strong potential. The accord also gives Sephora the option to becom…


  • Symrise Sponsors Six Scents To Benefits AIDS Research

    November 17, 2008
    GERMANY: Symrise sponsored the international “Six Scents” project in which six perfumers worked with fashion designers to create exclusive fragrances. The scents will be sold in the world’s most prestigious boutiques and department…


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    November 7, 2008
    In-Cosmetics India Draws Record Crowd in Mumbai INDIA: In-Cosmetics India 2008, held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, recorded its best attendance since its debut two years ago, with 2,418 unique visitors, a 54% increase over 2007. Visitor satisfaction wa…


  • Pierre Fabre Donates Equity Interest to Fabre Foundation

    October 7, 2008
    FRANCE: In what is being called an effort to secure the long-term independence of Pierre Fabre SA, Pierre Fabre has donated 100% of the equity of Pierre Fabre Participation, a holding company with a 60% share in Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, to the Pier…


  • Cosmederm Inks Deal with Dr. Reddys

    October 7, 2008
    INDIA: Cosmederm Technologies, a U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company, has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. that gives Dr. Reddy’s exclusive rights to distribute its skin care product…


  • IBI To Open Glycerin Plant in Brazil

    October 7, 2008
    BRAZIL: Integrated Biodiesel Industries, Ltd. (IBI) has invested $300,000, part of a larger $1 million capitalization effort, in a glycerin processing plant in Brazil. Located in Jau, west of São Paulo, the plant is a shuttered chemical facili…


  • Murale To Compete with Sephora

    October 7, 2008
    CANADA: Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., Canada’s largest drug store retailer, plans to open the doors of Murale, its new retail shop concept, next month in Ottawa and Montreal. Billed as “distinctive, expressive and highly suggestive of art an…


  • Kao To Boost Asian Marketing Efforts

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. plans rev up its marketing activities in Asia to increase sales of household goods and cosmetics there by 20% in fiscal 2010. The goal is to increase profitability in the region, which is lower than in Japan, Europe and the U.S. Acco…


  • Yuskin Sells Skin Care Cream In Iran

    October 7, 2008
    IRAN: Yuskin Pharmaceutical Co. has launched Yuskin A skin care cream in Iran, marking its first foray into the country. The company plans to export the product, which is manufactured at its facility in Yokohama, Japan. Yuskin currently sells product…


  • Officials Investigate Detergent Ingredient Dumping

    October 7, 2008
    INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee (KADI) is investigating two alleged incidents of illegal importing involving Thai chemical substance producers and Chinese detergent manufacturers. In late Au…


  • P&G Raises Joy's Wholesale Price 10% in Japan

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Procter & Gamble Japan KK increased wholesale prices of Joy dishwashing detergents by 10%. While some manufacturers have responded to higher costs by selling reduced package sizes at the same price, P&G’s move could prompt the pr…


  • Utena Embarks on Overseas Sales Effort

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: Cosmetic firm Utena plans to sell skin and hair care products in eight foreign markets by the end of its fiscal year (February 2009). The company, which already operates in Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong, wil…


  • Natures Essence Opens Salon Shops

    October 7, 2008
    INDIA: Healthcare and beauty products manufacturer Nature’s Essence plans to open 100 salon/retail centers in India, and franchise 75 of those outlets. At press time, the first three shops were scheduled to open in Delhi.…


  • 80s Supermodel Helvin Launches At-Home Skin Care Device

    October 7, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: Marie Helvin, the 1980s supermodel, brought London’s Oxford Street to halt on Sept. 15 as she put herself on display in a Selfridges’ window to launch Stop, a new at-home skin care device from Ultragen Ltd. The $700 hand-h…