International

  • Britains Boots Launches Nationwide in Target

    April 11, 2007
    GREAT BRITAIN: Boots, the U.K. health and beauty expert, has expanded its presence in North America by going nationwide in Target stores. Boots is now available in more than 1,500 Target stores. Boots first entered the U.S. in 2004 in select Target s…


  • Lubrizol To Expand in China With Shanghai Facility

    April 11, 2007
    CHINA: In an effort to extend its presence in China, Lubrizol will build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new site will facilitate the manufacture of performance coatings, textiles and personal care, in addition to commercial an…


  • Symrise Acquires Steng Ltd.

    April 11, 2007
    GREAT BRITAIN: Steng, British supplier of herb and spice pastes, stocks, marinades and natural flavors has been acquired by Symrise. Steng manufactures flavors that are supplied to the fast-growing chilled food categories, as well as a range of t…


  • Chinas Professional Skin Care Market To Surpass U.S.

    April 11, 2007
    CHINA: The Chinese market for professional skin care products posted a 15% gain in 2006. This rate outpaced the U.S. and European markets and is expected to continue during the next five years, according to Kline & Company, Fair Lawn, NJ. Kline r…


  • Active Concepts Opens Manufacturing Site in Italy

    March 6, 2007
    ITALY:: Active Concepts LLC, Piscataway, NJ, has opened Active Concepts S.r.l., Milan, Italy. Active Concepts S.r.l. will service all of Europe from a sales and marketing standpoint and will also maintain a full manufacturing facility with warehousi…


  • Pout Gets More Funds For Growth and Expansion

    March 6, 2007
    UNITED KINGDOM: Pout, Ltd. cosmetics brand has completed a recapitalization that provides additional funds for growth and general operating purposes. Catterton Partners, one of the leading consumer-focused private equity firms in the U.S., is the lea…


  • P&G Chemicals Expands with Feixang Chemicals

    March 6, 2007
    CHINA:: P&G Chemicals announced the expansion of its tertiary amines capacity via its supply and marketing agreement with Feixiang Chemicals Co. Ltd. of China. This has increased Feixiang’s total capacity of fatty alcohol-derived tertiary a…


  • Hair Dye Ingredient Blamed for Higher Allergy Rate

    March 6, 2007
    EUROPE: Rates of allergy to hair dye have jumped in several countries as younger people color their tresses, according to European researchers. Dermatologists cite reports that suggest the incidence of allergy is rising. Para-phenylenediamine (PP…


  • Grayson Associates Form Beauty Packaging JV in China

    March 6, 2007
    CHINA: The consulting firms of Grayson Associates (U.S.) and Innovatize (Shanghai) have combined resources to offer U.S. and European-based companies the opportunity to acquire China-based beauty marketing and supplier companies. The service will see…


  • Ciba Holds Seminar On Globally Harmonized System

    March 6, 2007
    GERMANY: Ciba has launched a seminar series to begin in Cologne, Germany on March 15, 2007 to address the global agreement related to the transport of dangerous goods. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals seminar…


  • Freeze 24-7 To Take Aim At the Duty-Free Market

    February 16, 2007
    ASIA: Freeze 24-7, known for bringing advanced technologies to the anti-aging category, is cultivating new opportunities among international prestige retailers and travel/duty-free in the global marketplace. While 2004 marked the introduction of…


  • Shiseido Expects Top Position In Japanese Hair Care Market

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: Shiseido is expected to become the top manufacturer in the hair care market in Japan for 2006. Based on point-of-sale data, Shiseido controlled 22.9% of the hair care market in the January-November period. Shiseido launched the Tsubaki s…


  • Kao Expects To Turn A Profit In China

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: Kao expects its Chinese operations to post a profit on an operating basis in fiscal 2008. Kao will revise its distribution system and start using local wholesalers. The company is scaling back to 50 locations and will continue to direct sales…


  • Missha Opens Two Stores In the United Arab Emirates

    February 16, 2007
    KOREA: Missha, a cosmetics retail chain, opened its first two stores in the United Arab Emirates. New to the Middle East, Missha enjoys a strong following around the world. Al Tayer Group further reinforced its market leadership in the perfumes, cosm…


  • EFCI Conference Explores Animal Alternatives

    February 16, 2007
    FRANCE: A new industry group representing cosmetic ingredients manufacturers and distributors in France hosted the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients annual conference. The event looked at the impact of REACH on the cosmetic ingredient indu…