International

  • Kiehls Opens New Store in Hong Kong

    December 9, 2005
    HONG KONG: Kiehl’s, a unit of L’Oréal, has opened a 1,300-plus square foot store at Festival Walk mall. The freestanding shop is situated in a former exhibition space and is encased in glass with views of the Hong Kong hillsi…


  • Nalco Appoints New Product Distributor in Africa

    December 9, 2005
    AFRICA: Nalco Company announced its partnership with Akulu Marchon to expand its sales and service in the African personal care market. With operations based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, Akulu Marchon will distribute several Nalco personal care and ho…


  • Lonzagard Gets European Regulatory Approval

    December 9, 2005
    EUROPE: Lonza has received regulatory approval for one of its antimicrobial products, Lonzagard benzethonium chloride, as a cosmetic preservative for leave-on personal care products. Benzethonium chloride was previously approved for rinse-off produc…


  • Playtex To Close Canadian Packaging Plant

    December 9, 2005
    CANADA: Playtex Products Inc. said it plans to shut down a Canada-based packaging plant by the first quarter of 2006 and shift glove production to Malaysia. About 85 employees will be affected by the plant closure and realignment, Playtex said. The…


  • Beauty Bars All the Rage in Paris

    December 9, 2005
    PARIS: Shu Uemera and Frederic Fekkai have recently opened on-the-go service stations offering quick-fix treatments and advice in Paris. Retailers believe the concept provides added customer appeal. “It’s a real trend,” declared S…


  • Rohm and Haas Breaks Ground for Chinese R&D

    December 9, 2005
    SHANGHAI: Rohm and Haas Company broke ground for its new China Research and Development Center in Shanghai in June. Located on 33,000 square meters (over eight acres) in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New Area, the facility will serve as the co…


  • Gillette Campaign Achieves Results in the Middle East

    December 9, 2005
    DUBAI: Gillette Middle East and Africa reported that its “Bend it Like Beckham” consumer campaign has achieved impressive business results for Gillette and partners in the region. The “consumer retention rate” (the ratio of p…


  • Beiersdorf To Take Control of Nivea in India

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: German parent Beiersdorf is taking control of its Nivea brand in India, discontinuing its 40-year brand licensing agreement with JL Morrison (JLM). Starting in January 2006, JLM will only contract manufacture and distribute Nivea. Beiersdorf…


  • Body Shop To Open in Moscow

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: Skin-care giant The Body Shop is planning to open its first Russian store by the end of the year, the company said. Riding the wave of three years of strong consumer sector growth, the British retailer is set to move into the lucrative marke…


  • Project Launched to Confuse Mosquitoes, Control Malaria

    December 9, 2005
    THE NETHERLANDS: A five-year, $8.5 million dollar research project, designed to substantially reduce the spread of malaria by redirecting mosquitoes with odor cues, is being undertaken by an international team of scientists including John Carls…


  • Banga Steps Down as HLL Chairman

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Manvinder Singh Vindi Banga resigned as chairman of Hindustan Lever after presiding over a large-scale restructuring that saw the company slash the number of brands and shed businesses to grow in a competitive market. Harish Manwani is the new…


  • Neolone Preservative Approved in Europe

    December 9, 2005
    EUROPE: Rohm and Haas Company announced that methylisothiazolinone, the key ingredient in its Neolone preservatives, has been approved by the European authorities. Methylisothiazolinone is approved for leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic applications at…


  • Chinese Hair Care Report Now Available

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Research and Markets Ltd. has released Chinese Markets for Hair Care Products 2005. The new 212-page study examines China’s economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry str…


  • Euromonitor Opens Office In Lithuania

    December 9, 2005
    LITHUANIA: Euromonitor International opened its first office in Eastern Europe. The new office, in Vilnius, Lithuania, will allow Euromonitor to respond immediately to the market analysis needs of Eastern European-based businesses. Euromonitor alrea…


  • Neelikon Partners with Spectra Colors

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Neelikon Food Dyes and Chemicals Ltd., Mumbai, India, has selected Spectra Colors Corp. of Kearny, NJ as exclusive distribution partner in the U.S. and Canada for Neelikon’s food, drug and cosmetic colors. Spectra Colors is a full servic…