International

  • Poddar Will Not Exit Gillette

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Gillette India Limited chairman Saroj Poddar said he was not interested in divesting his 15% stake in the company following the acquisition of Gillette Co. U.S. by Procter & Gamble. He said he will not exit irrespective of whether Gillette…


  • Beauty China Makes Deal with Sa Sa

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Beauty products manufacturer Beauty China Holdings has signed a deal giving Hong Kong-based cosmetic retailer Sa Sa exclusive rights to retail its Colour Zone brand of cosmetics and skin care products at 40 stores in Hong Kong and two outlets…


  • Dabur Plans Manufacturing Facility in Pakistan

    December 9, 2005
    NEW DELHI: Expecting a profitable return from its Bangladesh joint venture in its first year of operations, Dabur India is now planning to set up a similar manufacturing facility in Pakistan. The company hopes to start manufacturing hair oils and sha…


  • Cosmetic Companies Spend Most on Ads

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: A new survey shows that companies on the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong spent 25% more on advertising than the previous year, and the most avid spenders were cosmetic giants. The biggest was Oil of Olay, which spent approximately $566…


  • Li Ka-shing To Buy Marionnaud Parfumeries

    December 9, 2005
    PARIS: Hong Kong retail magnate Li Ka-shing has agreed to buy ailing French retailer Marionnaud Parfumeries SA, injecting Parisian cachet into his Hutchinson Whampoa Ltd. empire by acquiring one of the leading perfume and cosmetic vendors in Europe.…


  • Gillette Loses Sensor Trademark Suit

    December 9, 2005
    BRUSSELS: The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice ruled that a Finnish company can use Gillette Co.’s trademark razor system to market its own shaving products. A complaint filed by Gillette Group Finland, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based…


  • 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…