International

  • Symrise Funds School In Chinas Earthquake Zone

    August 6, 2008
    CHINA: Symrise, Holzminden, Germany, is offering some relief for those affected by the earthquake in China by funding a school in cooperation with Chinese NGO China Youth and Development Fund. Symrise’s executive board has donated €50,…


  • Household & Auto Care Attracts 3000 Visitors

    August 6, 2008
    BRAZIL: More than 3000 professionals visited Household & Auto Care 2008, which was held June 24-26 at the Frei Caneca Conventions Center in São Paulo. For small and medium manufacturers of cleaning products, the event was an efficient way…


  • In-Cosmetic India To Address Whitening Products

    August 6, 2008
    INDIA: In-cosmetics India has announced details of its Skincare Formulation Conference, which will be held Sept. 17 on the first day of the show in Mumbai. Designed to boost the knowledge of formulators, bench chemists, scientists and R&D special…


  • Alberto-Culver Sells Nordic Subsidiary

    July 14, 2008
    SWEDEN: Alberto-Culver has sold Cederroth International AB, its wholly owned subsidiary, to CapMan, a Nordic private equity firm. Cederroth, based in Stockholm, manufactures a diversified group of consumer products in the Nordic region and parts of E…


  • Unilever To Acquire SIFCAs Soap Business

    July 14, 2008
    WEST AFRICA: Unilever said it will acquire the soap business of Cosmivoire, which sells its products in West Africa. Cosmivoire is a subsidiary of SIFCA, an Ivorian agro-industry company. Unilever said the deal will strengthen its consumer bus…


  • PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica Wins Innovation Prize

    July 14, 2008
    AMSTERDAM: The BSB Innovation Prize in actives/naturals has been awarded Mibelle Biochemistry’s PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, the first active based on plant stem cells to protect skin stem cells. The award, which is presented by BSB Beratungs-…


  • Kao, Kanebo Integrate Logistics and Distribution

    July 14, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corporation and Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. have begun to integrate logistics and joint distribution of their consumer products and cosmetics, for their common customers. The goal is to more efficiently utilize logistics infrastructure, incl…


  • In-Cosmetics India To Include Spectrum, Exhibition on Color

    July 14, 2008
    INDIA: In-Cosmetics India is adding Spectrum, a new show within this year’s trade exhibition, which is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. According to show organizers, Spectrum—which is being rolled out i…


  • Nivea Wins Middle East Beauty Award

    July 14, 2008
    UAE: Nivea was named the Viva Ultimate Beauty Product at the Viva Beauty Awards, held May 14 in Dubai. The ultimate beauty award—voted for online by the magazine’s readers—was awarded to 28 products in the Middle East. In addition…


  • Sabinsa Receives Funding From Indian Government

    July 14, 2008
    INDIA: Sami Labs, the research and manufacturing arm of Sabinsa Corp., has received funding from the Government of India’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) to perform pilot trials on two novel research projects. Sami L…


  • 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…