International

  • Price Cuts Lift P&Gs Market Share

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) price cut strategy in India resulted in a jump in market shares in both detergents and shampoos, according to company executives. The company recorded a 45% growth in shampoos, with its value market share…


  • Arch Chemicals Opens New Facility

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Arch Chemicals, Inc. opened a facility in Suzhou, China, that will supply Biodynes specialty tissue respiratory factor (TRF) skin care ingredients for use by cosmetics companies in Asia. “We opened our new personal care production faci…


  • Growing Cosmetic Market in Vietnam Attracts Companies

    November 22, 2005
    VIETNAM: Several foreign cosmetic companies have recently announced plans to expand into Vietnam, capitalizing on the growing consumer demand for makeup and skin care products. Last year, Phuong Phat Co., sole distributor of brands such as Kenzo, Gu…


  • Colgate Wins Lawsuit Against Procter & Gamble

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: A Shanghai court ordered P&G China (Procter & Gamble) Co. Ltd. and its local distributor, Guangzhou Haolin Trading Co. Ltd., to apologize publicly in newspapers and pay almost $50,000 in compensation to Colgate-Palmolive for disp…


  • Singapore Love Potion Heads Overseas

    November 22, 2005
    SINGAPORE: Romancing Singapore EDP has been used in a government-backed campaign to get citizens in the “mood for love” and boost the city-state’s declining birth rate, according to industry sources. Now it will be exported to Asia,…


  • Harmony Commodities Launches Herbline

    November 22, 2005
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Harmony Commodities LLC launched the first range of products in its Herbaline Essentials Ayurvedic skin care range. The 10 SKU line is available at www.ayurvedicare.net and in Dubai pharmacies, spas and salons. The products are…


  • Lubrizol to Close UK Plant

    November 22, 2005
    THE UK: The Lubrizol Corporation announced that it plans to close its Bromborough, England-based manufacturing facility. Lubrizol will begin to phase out production in the second quarter and should finish by late 2006. During this time UK production…


  • Schlecker Expands into Poland

    November 22, 2005
    POLAND: German cosmetics chain Schlecker has opened several stores in Poland as part of an expansion plan. The company aims to open 1000 stores across Europe. Schlecker will look for 120-square meter minimum spaces in cities with more than 6000 resid…


  • McIntyre Group Gives Seminar in Thailand

    November 22, 2005
    McIntyre Group Ltd. gave a one-day seminar to the Cosmetic Chemists of Thailand in Bangkok last October. The seminar was held at the Conrad Hotel. Shown: seminar attendees and McIntyre Group employees.…


  • Beauty Direct Moves Into New Zealand

    November 22, 2005
    NEW ZEALAND: Internet retailer Beauty Direct announced plans to establish New Zealand’s first listed pharmacy group. The company will pay up to $38.4 million to acquire a 49% stake in 17 Liphe Pharmacy stores and a Unichem store. Collectively,…


  • Hindustan Battles P&G In Laundry Bar Segment

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: Hindustan Lever (HLL) plans to launch the Surf Excel detergent bar to take on rival P&G’s Tide bar launch. Leading brands in the Indian detergent bar market include Rin, Wheel, Nirma and Ghadi. Hindustan Lever’s Rin Shakti and…


  • Eastman Joint Venture Plant Begins Operations in China

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Eastman Chemical Company announced that Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. (QESCL) has begun operations in Zibo, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China. QESCL is a joint venture between Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Company and Eas…


  • CHI Holds Conference in Warsaw

    November 22, 2005
    WARSAW: More than 1,200 visitors attended the sixth Cosmetics & Household Ingredients Exhibition and Conference in November—the fourth time it has taken place in Warsaw. Exhibitors from nearly 20 countries participated in the event, which a…


  • Sanjiu and Kanebo Form Cosmetic Joint Venture

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Kanebo Cosmetics, Inc., a division of Japan’s Kanebo Ltd., and a unit of Sanjiu Enterprise Group, China’s largest drug maker, have joined forces to sell cosmetics in drug stores on the Chinese mainland. Kanebo Cosmetics will own…


  • Innovatti Opens Esters And Lubricants Plant

    November 22, 2005
    BRAZIL: Innovatti, a joint venture between Cargill’s Industrial Oils & Lubricants and Hatco Corporation (a unit of Kaufman Holdings), opened a new plant in Mairinque, São Paulo. The plant is producing three lines of vegetable oil- an…