International

  • Unilevers Second Rainwater Harvesting Plan in India

    March 4, 2008
    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…


  • Analysts Warm to Kaos Sales Despite Profit Drop

    March 4, 2008
    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…


  • Mens Cosmetics Strong in 2007

    March 4, 2008
    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…


  • Kao Gains Shelf Space At Major Asian Retailers

    March 4, 2008
    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…


  • Cosmoprof in Brazil Is a Success

    March 4, 2008
    BRAZIL: The first edition of the Cosmoprof Experience, a Cosmoprof project destined to develop in the medium term and to generate the new edition of Cosmoprof Latin America already in 2009, was held on Jan. 8-11 in the framework of the Rio Fashion We…


  • SEPAWA To Award Six Scientists

    March 4, 2008
    GERMANY: The Soap, Perfume and Detergent Experts Association (SEPAWA) is intensifying its commitment to the promotion of junior scientists. Up to five awards will be granted to graduates of technical colleges, and one for an outstanding doctoral diss…


  • Cognis Opens Office in India

    March 4, 2008
    INDIA: Cognis has opened a liaison office in Mumbai, India. According to the company, the office will be responsible for strengthening relationships with existing customers, identifying and initiating new business opportunities, and promoting the Cog…


  • Unilever To Open Factory Location in Manila

    February 7, 2008
    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.…


  • Skinvisible Signs Marketing Agreement for India

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • Unilever Signs with IBM For Latin American Operations

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • Cosmetics Exhibition Comes To Ho Chi Minh City

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • Ottawa Considers Phosphates Ban

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • Indena Acclaimed by SiCC

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • The Soil Association Bans Nano Ingredients

    February 7, 2008
    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…


  • Injuction Against Wipro Ad

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL), marketers of Ezee liquid detergent, has obtained an injunction in a Punjab Court against an advertisement released by Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL) for its liquid detergent brand Wipro SafeWash.…