International

  • Beauty Industry A Potential Job Generator

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: China’s booming beauty industry could create a considerable number of jobs if developed properly, providing a potential solution to the country’s unemployment problem, said Zhang Xiaomei, member of the 10th National Committee of th…


  • Cussons To Downsize in Russia

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: Household cleaning products manufacturer PZ Cussons will reduce operations in Russia and concentrate on Poland. The fall of the ruble against Polish currency made distribution difficult for the company. First half losses in Russia came to mor…


  • Israeli Exports to Russia, Ukraine Top $11 Million

    December 9, 2005
    ISRAEL: Israel’s cosmetics and cosmetic products exports to Russia and the Ukraine rose 15% in 2004 to $11 million. Intercosma general manager Yehuda Braun said the most prominent Israeli cosmetics exporters to Russia were companies whose produ…


  • Procter & Gamble Supports Childrens Rights in India

    December 9, 2005
    l INDIA: P&G India has joined with India’s premier child rights organization, CRY, to launch Shiksha, a program to help educate underprivileged children across India. Under Shiksha, P&G and Sony will appeal to their consumers and viewer…


  • IFF Participates in German Exhibit

    December 9, 2005
    GERMANY: International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) is taking part in a new exhibit on perfume and design opening April 24, 2005 at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum for Art and Design) in Hamburg, Germany. Through IFF’s uniq…


  • Alliance Cosmetics Plans Expansion

    December 9, 2005
    MALAYSIA: Alliance Cosmetic Group, the sole distributor of Revlon and other global cosmetic brands in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, is expanding its distribution counters to capture a larger share of the mass-market cosmetics retail segment. Acco…


  • LOral Doubles Sales in China

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: L’Oréal China doubled its sales last year, making it the fastest growing L’Oréal unit in the world. Since entering China in 1997, the company has invested $120 million to expand its market share. By acquiring the Chin…


  • CHI 2005 To Take Place in Moscow

    December 9, 2005
    MOSCOW: The Cosmetic and House- hold Ingredients (CHI) exhibition will be held Oct. 5-6 in Moscow. According to organizers, CHI is a popular event with international ingredients suppliers looking to build contacts and develop their businesses in the…


  • Rohm and Haas Selects Site For Chinese R&D Center

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Philadelphia-based Rohm and Haas Company has selected the site for its new China research and development center in Shanghai. The center, which is expected to open in mid-2006, will be located on more than eight acres in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech…


  • Blyths Purple Tree Launches in Canada

    December 2, 2005
    OAKVILLE, ONTARIO: Sue Warden, host and executive producer of Sue Warden Creative Decor and Sue Warden Craftscapes, along with author and creative consultant, Marie Browning, joined forces to launch a new business designed to inspire Canadian…


  • Japanese Shampoo Makers in Close Combat

    December 2, 2005
    JAPAN: Personal product makers compete fiercely in Japan’s shampoo market, where more than 300 brands are released each year. Unilever Japan KK holds the top spot, followed by Kao Corp and Procter & Gamble of the U.S. Unilever’s Lux…


  • Benefit Opening London Boutiques

    December 2, 2005
    LONDON: Benefit, the LVMH-owned cosmetics company, opened its first freestanding store in the Westbourne Grove neighborhood of London. The 1,100-square-foot store features a waxing treatment room and brow bar. A second store will open shortly in Lon…


  • Sonic Toothbrushes Go Boom in Japan

    December 2, 2005
    JAPAN: Old fashioned toothbrushes are losing favor with consumers who prefer electric models that feature increasingly advanced functions, such as generating sonic waves and heads that vibrate at high speed. Despite the higher price tag, the rapidly…


  • Gattefoss Establishes New Office in Mumbai, India

    December 2, 2005
    INDIA: Gattefossé has opened the Gattefossé India Liaison Office in Mumbai, to enhance its customer support and sales for its cosmetic business. This is Gattefossé’s first business office to be established in India. While G…


  • Losses Force Unilever Out of Ethiopia

    November 22, 2005
    ETHIOPIA: Unilever announced that it is closing its Ethiopian office due to losses the company has incurred in the past four years. Although Unilever opened its Ethiopian office four years ago in a joint venture arrangement with local trading house A…