International


  • Sa Sa Searches for Store Location

    CHINA: Hong Kong-based Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. plans to open a store in a Chinese mainland city by the end of the year and will invest $6.41 million in China in the next four years to open 30 cosmetic outlets. The company needs Closer Econo…
    11.15.05

  • Most German Women Prefer Fragrance Variety

    GERMANY: Ninety-two percent of women in the former West Germany states use perfume, according to a survey by Bauer Media of women ages 20-59. Forty percent of fragrance users are content with one fragrance, and more than 50% own two or more perfumes.…
    11.15.05

  • Russian Perfumery and Cosmetics Grow in 2003

    RUSSIA: In February, ExpoMediaGroup, Staraya Krepost, held a briefing to provide an update on the 2003 Russian perfumery and cosmetics market. According to company representatives, the market in 2003 was $5.2 billion, constituting a 20% increase from…
    11.15.05

  • Michelman Names Kelly Exclusive Agent

    CHINA: Michelman Inc., Cincinnati, named Kelly Chemical Corp. as its exclusive agent for the People’s Republic of China. Kelly, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has additional offices in Taichung and Kaohsuang. In China, Kelly has offices in Sh…
    11.15.05

  • New Internet Technology Makes Scents

    THE UNITED KINGDOM: New technology may soon enable internet users in Britain to spice up their e-mails with fragrances. According to the Times newspaper, Telewest Broadband, a British internet service provider, plans to market what is being called a…
    11.15.05

  • Silab Creates Two Subsidiaries

    FRANCE: Silab, France, created two new subsidiaries in 2003. Silab Inc., the company’s new U.S. subsidiary, is a technical support and customer service unit based in New Jersey. Silab Inc. will communicate with the scientific units of Silab in…
    11.15.05

  • MMI Launches Global Brand Of Personal Care Products

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The consumer division of MMI, a Dubai-based leisure and retail marketing and distribution company, launched the Sanex personal body care range in the UAE. The brand is already sold in 25 countries. The UAE product range consist…
    11.15.05

  • LOral Buys Yue-Sai Brand

    CHINA: L’Oréal has purchased Chinese women’s brand Yue-Sai, pending Chinese government approval. The acquisition is the second deal in China for L’Oréal in less than two months. The purchase follows on L’Or&eacu…
    11.15.05

  • Uniqema Initiates Formulating Contest

    Uniqema is challenging formulators to create product concepts and formulations that enhance the creativity and performance benchmarks of products offered in China. The theme of the contest is “New ideas that stimulate the senses.” Formu…
    11.15.05

  • Kao To Acquire Kanebos Cosmetics Operations

    JAPAN: Kao Corp. is in the final stage of negotiations to purchase the cosmetics operations of Kanebo Ltd. The acquisition is expected to exceed $3.8 billion. Under the proposed agreement, Kanebo will sell the operations to a new company to be set u…
    11.15.05

  • Chanel Opens Boutique in London

    THE UK: Chanel opened its first global boutique last month in Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge. The brand’s complete collection is available for the first time at the Chanel Colour Studio, stocking products that until now were exclusive to Asia, A…
    11.15.05

  • New Purac Office Serves Korean Market

    SOUTH KOREA: Purac opened a local office in Seoul as part of the company’s strategy to enhance its relations with its Korean business partners, executives said. Purac Korea began operations Sept. 1, 2003. Along with local distribution partners…
    11.15.05

  • Detergent Producer Will Be Free from Inspection

    CHINA: Liquid detergents produced by Xi’an Kaimi Co. Ltd., based in Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, will be free from inspection within the next three years, according to a list released by the General Administ…
    11.15.05

  • Nihon LOral Acquires Shareholding In Shu Uemura Cosmetics

    JAPAN: The L’Oréal Group signed an agreement whereby Nihon L’Oréal KK, the group’s Japanese subsidiary, will acquire majority shareholding in Shu Uemura Cosmetics Inc., executives said. Three years after acquiring 35…
    11.15.05

  • Gerresheimer Expands Production in Belgium

    BELGIUM: The Gerresheimer Group, a leading international manufacturer of glass packaging for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, is expanding production in Belgium to strengthen the future of Momignies as a production location. New high-performance smel…
    11.15.05

  • Ballestra Provides Services for UJS Plant

    SYRIA: Daaboul Group-controlled UJS opened a new LAB plant in Damascus. The plant uses the UOP HF alkylation process and includes a five-MW power station, company executives said. Ballestra SpA, Milan, provided the project management, detail enginee…
    11.15.05

  • O Boticrio Increases Budget

    BRAZIL: O Boticário, with franchises in Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Angola, Mozambique and Mexico, will spend 13% more on marketing this year compared to 2003, to $18 million, company executives said. “We increase investments (every year)…
    11.15.05

  • Cosmoprof 2004 in Bologna Offers New Pavillion

    ITALY: This April, Cosmoprof Bologna will unveil the first country pavilion devoted to Korean cosmetic manufacturers. The pavilion was developed by the Korean Cosmetics Industry Association and will feature a selection of key players in the “ma…
    11.14.05

  • Bandai Co. Offers Kids Cosmetics Line

    JAPAN: Toymaker Bandai Co. and children’s clothing company Narumiya International Co. will launch a line of cosmetics for primary and junior high school girls in March. The line, “Mezzo Piano,” will be a Narumiya brand. The first…
    11.14.05

  • Galderma Opens International Research Facility

    FRANCE: Galderma R&D, the global research and development arm of Galderma Laboratories, Sophia-Antipolis, is constructing a new research center. The facility, named “Funel,” will incorporate dramatically different architecture to pro…
    11.14.05