International


  • Koreas LG Care Products Exports to India

    INDIA: India Household and Healthcare (IHHL) and State Trading Corporation (STC) have entered into a one-year agreement to be the the sole licensees of Korea-based LG Household & Healthcare’s LG Care personal care products in India. A manuf…
    11.22.05

  • Body Shop Buys Out Canadian Franchisee

    CANADA: The Body Shop International plc, Littlehampton, UK, has purchased its head franchisee in Canada for $26 million. Body Shop Canada operates 111 stores, including 69 owned by franchisees. Body Shop executives said the acquisition provides a sol…
    11.22.05

  • P&G and Japan: A Perfect Marriage

    JAPAN: Procter & Gamble created a group called New Business Development and P&G Far East Inc. to collect product information in Japan. In a recently published business history, “Rising Tide,” executives said the company has learne…
    11.22.05

  • IFEAT Essential Oils Conference Set for Lisbon, Oct. 24-28

    PORTUGAL: Lisbon will be the site of the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) International Conference 2004, entitled, “The essential oils of the Mediterranean region and international developments in aroma chemic…
    11.22.05

  • P&G Adds Aromatherapy to Bathrooms

    CANADA: This summer, the AgriCom building in Edmonton’s Northlands Park was part of P&G’s Charmin washroom rejuvenation program during the Klondike Days summer festival. The program aims to transform public facilities with aromatherap…
    11.22.05

  • Coty Establishes Middle East Subsidiary

    SAUDI ARABIA: Coty, Inc., New York, NY, has entered into a joint venture with an affiliate of Michel Chaloub Trading Company to form a Middle Eastern subsidiary, Coty Middle East FZCO, in Dubai. Michel Chaloub has been the exclusive distributor of Co…
    11.22.05

  • The Best Place to Work? College Kids Say LOral

    EUROPE: A survey of more than 12,000 business, engineering and IT students in Germany, the UK, Spain and Italy found that students would rather work for L’Oréal than any other company, with BMW and Coca-Cola coming in second and third pl…
    11.22.05

  • Fancls Japanese Facility Produces Botanical Products

    JAPAN: Beauty aid manufacturer Fancl produces the preservative-free, botanical Boscia line at its Chiba, Japan facility. Executives said the preservative-free process is a challenge, but Fancl meets it head-on with complex processes that ensure quali…
    11.22.05

  • Reversal of Fortune: China Loses Manufacturing Jobs

    CHINA: It may seem hard to believe, but China is losing more manufacturing jobs than the U.S., according to data from The Conference Board. For the entire economy between 1995 and 2002, China lost 15 million manufacturing jobs, compared with 2 millio…
    11.22.05

  • Unigen and Inca Health Team Up to Produce Novel Health Products

    PERU: Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Inca Health, an agro-industrial company based in Lima, have entered into a collaboration agreement for plant collection and product development. Unigen and Inca Health will work closely with indigenous tribes to…
    11.22.05

  • PCIE is Set for April 2005 in Paris

    FRANCE: Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) is set for April 12-14, 2005 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris. The three-day conference will include a scientific forum comprising speakers from such companies as Ajinomoto, Cognis, Degussa, Shiseido a…
    11.22.05

  • Beautyworld 2005 Dates are Changed

    GERMANY: The date for Beautyworld 2005, a trade fair for the perfumery, drug store, cosmetics and hairdressing markets, will be Jan. 26-30 2005. The congress takes place in Frankfurt. The decision was based on input from show organizer Messe Frankfur…
    11.22.05

  • IFF Plans Creative Center In Neuilly Sur Seine, France

    FRANCE: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) announced plans for a new European creative center for fine fragrances and toiletries in Paris. The 5000 square meter facility is based in Neuilly Sur Seine. The facility will be the first m…
    11.15.05

  • SEPAWA Conference Is Set For October in Germany

    GERMANY: The 51st SEPAWA conference is set to take place Oct. 8-10 at the Congress Center of Würzburg. The congress allows specialists to meet and discuss the latest developments with their peers. More than 50 papers devoted to detergents, clea…
    11.15.05

  • Mexican Manufacturing Faces Challenges

    MEXICO: The ProLogis Research Group conducted a study, “Is China’s economic success a threat to Mexico?,” to examine whether China’s recent success in exporting to the U.S. threatens Mexico’s market share. The study in…
    11.15.05

  • Naturas Shares Soar

    BRAZIL: Shares of Natura Cosmeticos SA soared 11.8% to 40.80 reais following their debut on the Brazilian stock market in May. “We are going to continue growing in Brazil—that’s our focus—but we are continuing to expand acro…
    11.15.05

  • The Cost of Soap May Rise As Palm Oil Prices Increase

    MALAYSIA: A rise in crude palm oil prices could lead to an increase in toilet soap prices, according to industry sources. “The price of crude palm oil has increased. The impact of this raw material price increase has to be evaluated,” s…
    11.15.05

  • Nile Cosmetics Manufactures Hair Dye Powder

    UGANDA: Nile Cosmetics, a local manufacturer of beauty products, received exclusive rights to make and distribute Japanese company Hoyu Company Ltd.’s Bigen powder, used to dye hair. The product was pulled from the market three years ago when l…
    11.15.05

  • Neo Heliopan Is Approved in South Korea

    SOUTH KOREA: Symrise’s UVA II filter, Neo Heliopan AP, was approved in South Korea, effective in January. South Korean authorities do not define an upper limit for UV filters, but manufacturers must register the finished formulation with the Ko…
    11.15.05

  • Orgasol Distributes in Two New Locations

    ITALY/SWITZERLAND: French company Atofina has signed agreements to distribute its Orgasol cosmetic powders in Italy and Switzerland. Lehmann & Voss & Co. is responsible for the distribution of Orgasol polyamide powders in Switzerland, and Bio…
    11.15.05