International

  • Henkel Unveils Bref Brand

    May 5, 2008
    INDIA: The Hindu Business Line reported that Henkel India Ltd. has launched a range of home care products under the Bref brand. Through the launch, the company has entered into two new categories—hard surface cleaners and toilet cleaners. T…


  • Shiseido To Set Up Vietnamese Unit

    May 5, 2008
    SOUTHEAST ASIA: Shiseido will set up a production subsidiary in Vietnam to supply skin care and other products to the Southeast Asian market. The new firm will be Shiseido’s first production unit in Southeast Asia. It will be located in the…


  • Coty, Kos to Distribute Rimmel Products in China

    April 3, 2008
    CHINA: Coty Inc. and Kosé Corporation have entered into a licensing agreement to distribute and manufacture Rimmel products in China. In September 2006, Kosé began distributing Rimmel products in Japan. Distribution in China is expec…


  • Cognis Signs Agreement With InterMed Discovery

    April 3, 2008
    GERMANY: Cognis has acquired an interest in InterMed Discovery GmbH and at the same time signed a cooperation agreement. According to the global specialty chemicals supplier, it has thus ensured access to one of the world’s largest natural…


  • New Sessions and Workshops For In-Cosmetics India 2008

    April 3, 2008
    INDIA: Reed Exhibitions has announced that In-Cosmetics India will be taking place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from Sept. 17-18. This year’s event will include a revamped program including a conference on formulations and works…


  • Report Shows Competition In the Grocery Market

    April 3, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: A new report from Retail Analysts Verdict Research, part of the Datamonitor Group, reveals that the battle for UK grocery market share has become more intense than ever. Despite the concern that UK shoppers may lack a choice of food r…


  • New Sponge Toothbrush Whitens the Teeth

    April 3, 2008
    JAPAN: Dental care products maker Koeisha & Co. has introduced a sponge brush to whiten teeth, reports Nikkei Weekly, targeting the growing number of consumers who want to keep their teeth as white as possible. The Dental Peeling Sponge is bas…


  • LOral To Acquire CollaGenex

    April 3, 2008
    FRANCE: Galderma Pharma, the pharmaceutical company jointly owned by L’Oréal and Nestlé, has agreed to acquire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals. The $420 million deal will be made through Galderma's U.S. holding company Galderma Laborat…


  • Ultrasonic Facial Cleanser Hits the Market

    April 3, 2008
    JAPAN: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. plans to market an ultrasonic facial cleaning device, that enables consumers to easily treat sebum-clogged and enlarged skin pores, according to Nikkei Weekly. In addition, it has the capability to restore…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…