International

  • Lakme to Open 30 More Indian Salons

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: In an attempt to grow 10% during the next four years in its beauty services and solutions business, Lakme Lever, a division of Hindustan Lever, is planning to open 30 more Lakme salons this year. “Our plan for 2005 is to have 100 Lakm…


  • ADIPEC Names First Executive President

    December 9, 2005
    BRAZIL: Manoel Manta has been named the first executive president of ADIPEC (Perfumes, Cosmetics and Similar Distributors and Importers Association). Manta was the former president of the British fragrance company Quest’s Brazil office until he…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…