International

  • Himalaya Drug Launches Herbal Baby Care Products in Oman

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: The Himalaya Drug Company launched a range of herbal baby products for consumers in Oman. Himalaya’s herbal-based products have been specially formulated to meet the growing requirement for delicate baby care products. The products are b…


  • Dutch Cosmetics Association Reports Slight Growth in 2004

    December 9, 2005
    THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch Cosmetics Association (NCV) reported that in 2004, the Dutch cosmetics market showed a slight growth of 0.4%. Retail sales totaled almost $2.8 billion. Per capita spending in 2004 was $168.…


  • Colgate Will Not Recall Toothpaste in China

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Toothpaste producer Colgate said it would not recall its products amid reports in the Chinese media that its toothpaste contained a chemical that might cause cancer under certain conditions. Colgate-Palmolive (Guangzhou) Co. issued a statement…


  • Unilever Arabia Seeks to Boost Its Leading Position

    December 9, 2005
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Unilever Arabia is working toward achieving sales of $700 million by 2007 and has branded this goal “Good to Great 777,” highlighting seven must win battles. The emphasis on innovation in powerful brands…


  • China To Investigate J&J Baby Products

    December 9, 2005
    BEIJING: Johnson & Johnson, which is involved in a controversy in India over ingredients in its baby care products, rushed to assure Chinese consumers that it was complying with government norms. Still, the Chinese health ministry said it was mak…


  • Cosmetic Sampling Salons Popular in Japan

    December 9, 2005
    JAPAN: Young women are flocking to cosmetic sampling salons set up by cosmetic magazine publishers and writers. Visitors can try new cosmetics from various brands at the salons, which are mostly located in upscale areas of central Tokyo. Manufacturer…


  • CIBA Unveils New R&D  Center in Shanghai

    December 9, 2005
    SHANGHAI: Ciba Specialty Chemicals marked the opening in April of its R&D center with an inauguration ceremony that included a senior management delegation from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, government officials from Shanghai, the Swiss Ambassador to…


  • Henkel Expands with Household Insecticides

    December 9, 2005
    GERMANY: Henkel is planning a big push in household insecticides after acquiring leading brands in the U.S. and South Korea. Deutsche-Presse-Agentur quoted chief executive Ulrich Lehner as saying the company was reviewing whether to spread the new br…


  • FDA in India Serves Notice to Wipro

    December 9, 2005
    MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) served a notice to Wipro for allegedly “misbranding and mislabeling” its baby oil. “We have served notice to Wipro for misbranding and labeling deficiency or mislabeling…


  • LOral Globalizes Chinese Brand

    December 9, 2005
    SHANGHAI: L’Oréal will launch the Chinese brand Yue-Sai on the world stage due to the growing recognition of Chinese beauty. “Yue-Sai will be the ambassador of Chinese beauty in the world,” said Paolo Gasparrini, president…


  • HLL Revamps Personal Care Portfolio

    December 9, 2005
    NEW DELHI: Hindustan Lever is in the process of revamping power brands across its personal care portfolio to keep pace with low-priced competition, revive market shares, and pre-empt proposed launches by multinational rivals. While two power br…


  • Unilever Unveils New Identity in Africa

    December 9, 2005
    NIGERIA: Unilever Nigeria Plc unveiled its new corporate brand identity to stakeholders in April at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos. The new identity is a symbol of the company’s new “Vitality Mission,” demonstrating the determinatio…


  • Body Shop Canada Tries to Spruce Up Image

    December 9, 2005
    CANADA: Body Shop Canada is launching a new store design, a slew of new products and a new tagline as the pioneer of socially conscious retailing tries to freshen its image as well as its financial results. The 112-store cosmetics chain, which was ta…


  • Cosmoprof Bologna Reports Record Attendance

    December 9, 2005
    ITALY: An increase in attendance and exhibitor space marked the 38th edition of Cosmoprof, which was held in April in Bologna. The number of exhibitors increased by 316 to 2,116. There were 19 international pavilions. The number of registered visitor…


  • Unilever Sues Look-Alike Competitor

    December 9, 2005
    THE NETHERLANDS: Anglo-Dutch food and soup producer Unilever has accused Dutch retailer Albert Heijn (AH) of deliberately changing the look of many of its house brand items to resemble Unilever’s A-brand products. A lawyer for Unilever showed a…