International

  • Injuction Against Wipro Ad

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL), marketers of Ezee liquid detergent, has obtained an injunction in a Punjab Court against an advertisement released by Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL) for its liquid detergent brand Wipro SafeWash.…


  • The Taiki Group Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

    December 4, 2007
    MALAYSIA: The Taiki Group, the world’s leading producer and supplier of cosmetic sponges, celebrated two major milestones within its Taiki Malaysia manufacturing facilities—the 10th anniversary of the original factory and the grand openin…


  • New Locations Announced For In-Cosmetics 2009, 2010

    December 4, 2007
    GERMANY: Munich will be the venue for the 2009 edition of In-Cosmetics. The event will take place April 21-23 and will be located at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. The 2008 event will be held in Amsterdam. According to Richard Hesk, group exhib…


  • Lion Corporation Impacted By Bug Spray Recalls

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Major household products manufacturer Lion Corporation is likely to lower its group net profit forecast for the fiscal year ending in December to roughly $30.4 million, a drop of 37% on the year. The company had earlier predicted its net profi…


  • New Additive Helps Cosmetics, Lotions Penetrate Skin

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Nippon Fine Chemical Co. has developed an oil-based agent that helps hair care products and lotions penetrate hair and skin more easily. The new agent has a three-dimensional molecular structure, composed of dicarboxylic acid, which increases…


  • Cosmetic Changes in China

    December 4, 2007
    CHINA: After arriving in the Chinese market last year, Oriflame, Europe’s largest cosmetic direct sales company, says it is now trying to apply for direct selling licenses in more provinces. It got its first direct selling license from the Mini…


  • Domestic Cosmetic Shipments Decrease

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of cosmetics dropped 1.2% to $11.2 billion in 2006 from the previous year. Shiseido Co. remained the industry leader due to its aggressive product releases as part of its “Megabrand Strategy,” which concentrates…


  • Aveda Supports Nepals Forest With Holiday Gift Project

    December 4, 2007
    INDIA: As part of the 2007 Holiday Gift Collection, Aveda is introducing a gift box wrapped entirely in Lokta paper from Nepal, a craft that has survived more than 500 years. Aveda joined a partnership of Non Government Organizations (NGO) and lo…


  • Sircuit Branches Out

    December 4, 2007
    AUSTRALIA: Sircuit Cosmeceuticals, Inc. has added Australia and New Zealand to its distribution roster by partnering with Inskin Cosmetics Group Pty. Ltd. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Sircuit is considered to be the leader in the formulation of advanced…


  • Toothpaste Shipments Rise in Past Year

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of toothpaste in 2006 rose 2.4% to $733 million. The more expensive, high-value-added products, designed to be effective in preventing dental diseases and bad breath, showed strong sales, causing the average unit price of to…


  • Kitchen Detergents Market Temporarily Drops

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of kitchen detergents dropped 4.2% to $391 million in 2006. However, the decline in market price appeared to be coming to an end as demand for detergents for washer/dryers as well as high-performance products was expanding.…


  • Beiersdorf Acquires major Stake in C-Bons Hair care

    November 2, 2007
    CHINA: Beiersdorf AG announced that it has, through its Austrian 100% affiliate Beiersdorf CEE Holding GmbH, entered into an agreement with C-Bons Holding (International) Limited, Hong Kong, and Global Source Investments Limited, British Virgin Islan…


  • Simple Green to Build in Israel

    November 2, 2007
    ISRAEL: U.S. cleaning supplies manufacturer Simple Green is slated to build a factory in the Holon industrial zone. The factory will begin operating during the first quarter of 2008. The company has four factories, two in the U.S., and one each in Ne…


  • Celanese Dedicates New Emulsions Facility in Nanjing

    November 2, 2007
    CHINA: Celanese formally dedicated its 10th global polymer emulsions facility in Nanjing, China, as part of the inaugural celebration of its integrated chemical complex. Though the plant is new, Celanese has been serving the region for more than…


  • Chinas High-End Brands Work with Mass Market

    November 2, 2007
    CHINA: Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and other big-name brands are expanding their traditional marketing channels to include drugstore chains, where cosmetics sales are soaring despite a slump in the overall domestic market Although they have long relied…