International

  • 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…


  • Amway Awaits Industry Rules

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Global direct-selling giant Amway says it is well prepared for the coming challenges and competition in the Chinese market after the country launches its direct-selling industry. “We will make some adjustments in our businesses here wh…


  • Firm Establishes Manufacturing Plant in Africa

    December 9, 2005
    NIGERIA: Lornamead, makers of the Tura range of personal care products, has commenced operations in Nigeria with the establishment of a factory in Aba, Abia state. According to a statement from the company, the move is a response to the federal gover…


  • Marico Launches Anti-Lice Oil in India

    December 9, 2005
    CHENNAI: Consumer goods producer Marico Industries launched Mediker Plus Anti-Lice oil in South India, in an effort to control a significant share of the anti-lice oil market in the region. An All-India Usage and Attitude study conducted by Marico re…


  • SEPAWA-Congress Has Extended Lecture Program

    December 9, 2005
    GERMANY: This year, the 52nd SEPAWA-Congress, in cooperation with the Expert Group Detergent Chemistry of the GDCh (German Society of Chemists) and the European Detergent Conference, will extend its lecture program on detergents and cleaners. The…


  • Clariant Opens New Black Masterbatches Line in Taiwan

    December 9, 2005
    TAIWAN: A new plant, designed and built especially to produce black masterbatches for producers of nylon and polyester fibers, has opened at the Clariant Masterbatches facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The new extrusion line is thought to be the only one…


  • Personal Care Ingredients Europe Deemed a Success

    December 9, 2005
    PARIS: A record number of cosmetic formulators turned out for Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE), which took place in Paris on April 12-14, 2005. Visitors from all over the world were attracted by the proposition of quality content and a display…


  • Cosmetic & Household Ingredients Set for Moscow in October

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: Cosmetic & Household Ingredients (CHI), Central and Eastern Europe’s forum featuring raw materials for the cosmetic and household products market, will be holding its second exposition at the Crocus Expo in Moscow on Oct. 5-6. It wi…


  • P&G Starts To Crowd Kao

    December 9, 2005
    JAPAN: Sales for Kao Corp.’s high-end shampoo Asience topped $94 million in 2004, only a year after its release on the domestic market. The shampoo’s position, however, is already being eroded by the popularity of Herbal Essences shampoo,…


  • LG Vina Cosmetics Posts High Growth

    December 9, 2005
    VIETNAM: Joint-venture LG Vina Cosmetics announced that sales grew 30% in 2004 compared to the previous year’s figures. The company enjoys a 15% market share for mid-priced cosmetic products and up to 40% for high-grade products, said the compa…