International

  • 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…


  • 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…