International

  • More Cosmetics Marketers Set Their Sights Overseas

    November 22, 2005
    In an attempt to compensate for weak sales in their domestic regions, leading cosmetics and toiletry companies are turning their attention toward developing markets in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America in search of growth, according to the 2003…


  • First Self-Cleaning Cloth Is Scientific Breakthrough

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Did you hear the latest non-detergent cleaning system to come out of Asia? This one’s a doozy! Scientists at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) are developing a new fabric that they insist has the ability to clean itself when expos…


  • Fake Body Creams Are Epidemic in Nigeria

    November 22, 2005
    NIGERIA: Banned and counterfeit body care products are plaguing the Nigerian market and are even hawked openly by vendors, according to reports. Some creams are also being fraudulently re-labeled once they’re past their expiration dates. A rece…


  • Shu Umera Expands to China

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Shu Umera Cosmetics opened its first cosmetics counter in China in August in Shanghai’s Isetan department store. A second locale opened in Beijing in September, with a third scheduled to debut in China by the end of the year. Executives…


  • DSM Opens Worlds Largest Vitamin E Plant

    November 22, 2005
    SWITZERLAND: DSM Nutritional Products opened a new, 25,000-ton capacity vitamin E plant in Sissein. It is the largest vitamin E plant in the world, according to DSM Nutritional executives. “This new facility will meet the stringent industry de…


  • Coty Establishes Middle East Subsidiary

    November 22, 2005
    SAUDI ARABIA: Coty, Inc., New York, NY, has entered into a joint venture with an affiliate of Michel Chaloub Trading Company to form a Middle Eastern subsidiary, Coty Middle East FZCO, in Dubai. Michel Chaloub has been the exclusive distributor of Co…


  • P&G Adds Aromatherapy to Bathrooms

    November 22, 2005
    CANADA: This summer, the AgriCom building in Edmonton’s Northlands Park was part of P&G’s Charmin washroom rejuvenation program during the Klondike Days summer festival. The program aims to transform public facilities with aromatherap…


  • IFEAT Essential Oils Conference Set for Lisbon, Oct. 24-28

    November 22, 2005
    PORTUGAL: Lisbon will be the site of the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) International Conference 2004, entitled, “The essential oils of the Mediterranean region and international developments in aroma chemic…


  • P&G and Japan: A Perfect Marriage

    November 22, 2005
    JAPAN: Procter & Gamble created a group called New Business Development and P&G Far East Inc. to collect product information in Japan. In a recently published business history, “Rising Tide,” executives said the company has learne…


  • Body Shop Buys Out Canadian Franchisee

    November 22, 2005
    CANADA: The Body Shop International plc, Littlehampton, UK, has purchased its head franchisee in Canada for $26 million. Body Shop Canada operates 111 stores, including 69 owned by franchisees. Body Shop executives said the acquisition provides a sol…


  • Koreas LG Care Products Exports to India

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: India Household and Healthcare (IHHL) and State Trading Corporation (STC) have entered into a one-year agreement to be the the sole licensees of Korea-based LG Household & Healthcare’s LG Care personal care products in India. A manuf…


  • Espao Perfume Museum Opens in Curitiba, Brazil

    November 22, 2005
    BRAZIL: Espaço Perfume—Art & History, a museum dedicated to the art of perfumery in Brazil, opened in Curitiba. Designed by architect Éstudio Votupoca, the project was sponsored by O Boticário, Givaudan and Saint Gobain…


  • Beautyworld 2005 Dates are Changed

    November 22, 2005
    GERMANY: The date for Beautyworld 2005, a trade fair for the perfumery, drug store, cosmetics and hairdressing markets, will be Jan. 26-30 2005. The congress takes place in Frankfurt. The decision was based on input from show organizer Messe Frankfur…


  • PCIE is Set for April 2005 in Paris

    November 22, 2005
    FRANCE: Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) is set for April 12-14, 2005 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris. The three-day conference will include a scientific forum comprising speakers from such companies as Ajinomoto, Cognis, Degussa, Shiseido a…


  • Unigen and Inca Health Team Up to Produce Novel Health Products

    November 22, 2005
    PERU: Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Inca Health, an agro-industrial company based in Lima, have entered into a collaboration agreement for plant collection and product development. Unigen and Inca Health will work closely with indigenous tribes to…