International

  • Gary Farn Adds Miller Harris

    January 4, 2008
    ENGLAND: Miller Harris, the London-based perfume house, and Gary Farn Ltd., the U.S. sales and marketing firm responsible for the distribution of designer and lifestyle fragrance brands, have announced an agreement for the dispensation of the Miller…


  • LOral Reboots Online Business Strategy Game for Students

    January 4, 2008
    FRANCE: In 2000, L’Oréal started an online business and strategy competition for undergraduate and graduate-level business students worldwide. Now in its eighth year, the L’Oréal e-Strat Challenge gives students in their fin…


  • First Perfume Bar in Brunei

    January 4, 2008
    BRUNEI: Mercier Boutique is set to launch Brunei’s first perfume bar at The Mall in Gadong. Featuring a wide variety of fragrances imported from France, the perfume bar is the first of its kind to be introduced in the Sultanate. Customers ca…


  • Dabur Sets Up Nigerian Unit

    January 4, 2008
    AFRICA: Dabur India announced plans for a $4 million toothpaste manufacturing facility in Nigeria. The facility is being set up by African Consumer Care Ltd, (AFCL), a joint venture between Dabur International Ltd with 90% stake in the venture and Da…


  • P&G Wins Commendation For Open Minds Program

    January 4, 2008
    MALAYSIA: Procter & Gamble (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P&G) was named a recipient at the recent inaugural Prime Minister’s Corporate Social Responsibility awards for its Open Minds program. Open Minds, which was established in 1999, helps child…


  • Amway Enters Color Cosmetics Business

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Amway India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the $6.4 billion Amway Corporation, will enter the color cosmetics category here with a range of four nail hues, six lip shades, one eyeliner and one eyeshadow. The new products will be marketed throug…


  • Unilever Launches Signal Social Mission

    January 4, 2008
    MIDDLE EAST: Unilever Oral Care, the manufacturer of Signal toothpaste, has launched the Signal Social Mission in the Middle East, which will have the single focus of encouraging children to brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. The ann…


  • Kao Angles Toward Skin-Lightening Products

    January 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. researchers have discovered that melanocytes, which are located in the bottom layer of the skin epidermis, are not the only cells involved in determining skin color. The company has found that keratinocytes affect the activity of mel…


  • Episciences Strikes Deal With UK, China Distributors

    January 4, 2008
    UK: Episciences, Inc. of Boise, ID, signed distribution agreements with Eden Aesthetics of Danbury, England and HYC of Hong Kong. Eden Aesthetics is a distributor of personal care products to physicians, estheticians and beauty therapists in the…


  • Kracie Home Products To Debut Amino Acid-Based Cosmetics

    January 4, 2008
    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…


  • Cosmoprof Attracts A Global Audience

    January 4, 2008
    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…


  • Lonza Celebrates Opening Of Canada Facility

    January 4, 2008
    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…


  • CND Welcomes New Distributors In United Kingdom, Ireland

    January 4, 2008
    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…


  • Cognis Expands Its Sterol Ester Plant in Germany

    January 4, 2008
    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…


  • Kitchen Detergents Market Temporarily Drops

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of kitchen detergents dropped 4.2% to $391 million in 2006. However, the decline in market price appeared to be coming to an end as demand for detergents for washer/dryers as well as high-performance products was expanding.…