International

  • Shiseido To End Sales and Marketing Quotas

    July 14, 2008
    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…


  • Avon Earmarks Additional Funds for Chinas Reconstruction

    July 14, 2008
    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…


  • Symrise Opens Center in China, Wins Innovation Awards

    July 14, 2008
    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…


  • Cosmoprof 2008 Sets Attendance Record

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Euromonitor Opens Office in Dubai

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Croda Selects Advantage Research Lab in Nigeria

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Shiseido Opens Training Center in Shanghai

    June 23, 2008
    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 (…


  • Olvea/Laboratoire Soetenaey Invests in Argan Oil Facility

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Amway Celebrates Decade in India

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Univar Opens New European Personal Care Lab

    June 23, 2008
    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…


  • Cramer Makes Gains In Brazil for First Year

    May 5, 2008
    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…


  • Shiseido Eyes Growth Through Overseas Expansion

    May 5, 2008
    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…


  • Kanebo Visualizes Effects Of Facial Moisturizers

    May 5, 2008
    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…


  • Beauty International a Success

    May 5, 2008
    GERMANY: Cosmetics, wellness, nails, feet and hair were the topics for three days at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany at the Beauty International Düsseldorf trade fair. The next Beauty International Düsseldorf show will be he…


  • 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…