International

  • Lauder Takes Stake in Forest Essentials

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has purchased a minority stake in Forest Essentials, a privately held Indian company that manufactures, markets and sells beauty products based on Ayurvedic formulations. Terms of the agreement were not d…


  • Cosmoprof Asia is Nov. 12-14

    September 11, 2008
    HONG KONG: Cosmoprof Asia will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. The show will cover 48,000 square meters with exhibitors from 40 countries and regions as well as 17 national and group pavilions. Show organizers…


  • Cognis Sells Stake in Oleochemical JV

    September 11, 2008
    SINGAPORE: Cognis has sold its 50% stake in Cognis Oleochemicals, a joint venture with Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, to PTT Chemical International Private Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Limited. The deal was valued at…


  • NPD Launches BeautyTrends Service in Spain

    September 11, 2008
    SPAIN:  The NPD Group Inc. has launched its BeautyTrends panel in Spain to measure the prestige beauty market through retail sell-through data. NPD BeautyTrends and IRI InfoScan have also joined efforts to offer the most comprehensive vision of…


  • Smaller Packages, Same Price for Detergents

    September 11, 2008
    JAPAN: Leading detergent makers are embarking on changes that effectively raise prices of their powder detergent products. According to reports, Procter & Gamble Japan KK will maintain the price of its Bold detergent but will cut it by 100g…


  • Laboratoires Srobiologiques To Present at In-Cosmetics

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: At In-Cosmetics India 2008, which will be held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, Cognis Care Chemicals and Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS) will present a variety of natural-based personal care and home care ingredients that are in line with the…


  • Boots Inks Deal in India, Adds Summer No. 7 Range in Dubai

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: Boots Company has inked a deal with Reliance Retail (RRL) to enter India’s health and wellness market. The two firms have formed a JV for wholesale business and will operate stores through a franchisee agreement. In other news, Boot…


  • Good Weather Boosts Godrejs Keyline Sales

    September 11, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: Sunny weather in the British Isles has led UK-based Keyline Brands, owned by India’s Godrej Group, to grow more than 60% this year. Products such as Perspirex antiperspirant and P-20 sun care have been doing well, primarily due…


  • Singapore To Host In-Cosmetics Asia 2009

    September 11, 2008
    SINGAPORE: In-Cosmetics has announced details of its 2009 show in Asia as well as a new collaboration with the IFSCC’s 2009 Conference. In keeping with its tradition of rotating around Asia—including Bangkok this November—the next…


  • Kaya Opens Eighth Skin Clinic

    September 11, 2008
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kaya Skin Clinic, an international chain of skin clinics, has opened a new branch in the Al Buhaira Corniche, Sharjah. The new spot, Kaya Skin Clinic’s eighth in the UAE, will provide an entire range of skin and hair care…


  • Paris To Host 20th Anniversary In-Cosmetics Show

    September 11, 2008
    FRANCE: Mark your calendars! In-Cosmetics will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Paris, Porte de Versailles, April 13-15, 2010. The first In-Cosmetics, held in 1990 in Birmingham, UK attracted 900 visitors and 60-plus exhibitors. Today, the event…


  • International

    September 4, 2008
    J&J Acquires China’s Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd. CHINA:  Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has acquired Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., which touts a wide range of personal care brands in the country, including…


  • Este Lauders Jo Malone Brand Expands in Asia

    August 6, 2008
    ASIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has signed an agreement giving Lane Crawford Joyce Group exclusive distribution rights to Lauder’s Jo Malone luxury lifestyle brand in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia and Indones…


  • German Cartel Office Fines Cosmetic Firms

    August 6, 2008
    GERMANY: Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined nine cosmetics companies, including some of the biggest in the industry, approximately $15 million for sharing strategic information. The companies—which include Chanel, Clarins, Cosmopol…


  • Eveline Expands Reach With ProConcept Marketing

    August 6, 2008
    POLAND: Eveline Cosmetics has inked an accord with Buford, GA-based ProConcept Marketing Group in which ProConcept will distribute Eveline’s products in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and Africa. Evel…