International


  • Shiseido Makes Gains

    JAPAN: Cosmetics maker Shiseido reported it bounced back from a net loss in 2002 to a profit of $204.8 million for the year ended March 31, 2003. Sales rose 5% to $5.1 billion, driven by overseas sales in China, Asia-Oceania, Europe and the U.S. Exe…
    11.14.05

  • Trillium Purchases P&G Soap Plant

    CANADA: Trillium Health Care Products Inc., Newmarket, Ontario, bought Procter & Gamble’s Ivorydale bar soap plant in Cincinnati, OH, for an undisclosed sum. This move will make Trillium one of the largest soap manufacturers in North Americ…
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  • Cognis Aroma and Fragrances Acquired by Kao

    l JAPAN: Kao Corp. purchased the aroma and fragrance operations of Cognis Deutschland GmbH, including business rights, manufacturing patents and trademarks, for an estimated $39.2 million. Kao plans to introduce the Ambroxan aroma chemical line to it…
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  • Dermatologist Dries Up Cosmetic Competition

    JAPAN: Dr. Ci:Labo, a new and highly successful cosmetics brand developed by dermatologist Yoshinori Shirono, is based on the premise that dryness causes most skin problems. He said conventional cosmetics can make skin too oily and interfere with res…
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  • Fragrance Foundation Names

    THE UK: The board of The Fragrance Foundation UK elected Annette Green as honorary president. She is currently president emeritus of The Fragrance Foundation, New York. Stephan Quinn, publisher of Vogue in the UK and former chairman of The Fragrance…
    11.14.05

  • Cartoon Heroines Are Basis of Perfume Line

    JAPAN: Tokyo-based Five Foxes Co. launched Mono Come Ca Cologne perfumes based on six animation…
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  • In-Cosmetics Attracts

    ITALY: In-Cosmetics Paris attracted 4,168 visitors, according to event officials. Including re-visits, the visitor total reached 6,601, making it one of the best-attended In-Cosmetics shows ever, executives said. Visitors from 81 countries attended…
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  • MAC Arrives at Ipanema

    BRAZIL: MAC opened its second Brazillian store in Ipanema, Rio de Janiero. The 85-square meter store’s innovative concept revolves around architecture inspired by movie sets. The store offers a makeup VIP area with two sections for individual o…
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  • Interpolymer Hosts Floor Care Seminars

    l CHINA: Canton, MA-based Interpolymer hosted seminars this April in China for Asian manufacturers of surface care products. Experts from the U.S. and Europe explained the advantages of using Interpolymer’s Syntran and Megatran polymers when fo…
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  • LOrals China Sales Increase 61%

    CHINA: Sales of L’Oréal products in China topped $106 million in 2002, a 61.3% increase from the previous year, company executives said. L’Oréal’s Chinese mainland sales growth topped all of its subsidiaries globally…
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  • Surfactants Congress To Be Held in Berlin

    GERMANY: The sixth annual World Surfactants congress (CESIO 2004) will take place June 20-23, 2004 in Berlin. CESIO 2004 will include sessions on the scientific, technical, economic, safety and regulatory aspects of surfactants and their applicatio…
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  • Color Cosmetics Summit

    l CANADA: The third annual Color Cosmetics World Summit will be held October 22-23 at the Renaissance Hotel, Montreal. The conference will focus on the mega trends, technical innovations and new market opportunities for functional colors and additive…
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  • INOAC Expands Shanghai Facility with Machinery

    l CHINA: INOAC Packaging Group added new machinery and tooling equipment to its Shanghai Inoue Xin Yi Plastics Co. Ltd. operation. The facility can produce all stages of cosmetic bottle and jar manufacturing and customized colors and decorations. Mor…
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  • P&G Urges Use of Detergent Residue Model

    l JAPAN: Procter & Gamble wants environmental research laboratories to use its Tamagawa computer simulation model to evaluate the impact of detergent on river environments. The model takes into account population size, amounts of detergent per pe…
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  • Boots Rethinks Its Well-Being Centers

    The UK: In order to focus its energies on the core Boots the Chemists chain, Boots Plc will close 12 well-being centers offering Botox injections, massages, makeovers and manicures, as well as Pure Beauty stores. Executives said the stores did not me…
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  • Singaporeans Flock to Janitorial

    SINGAPORE: More Singaporeans are applying for janitorial positions in this harsh economic environment, a job once shunned by many. According to industry estimates, the contract-cleaning business surged 15% in 2002, opening up more than 5000 jobs. Exp…
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  • Lush Bases Success on Moderate Pricing

    JAPAN: British manufacturer Lush, the No. 2 cosmetics chain in Japan, said sales will reach $12.4 million for the fiscal year ended in June. Experts said the chain disregards the traditional discount-and-luxury model of consumption by offering modera…
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  • Intercharm Ukraine Draws 27,000 Visitors

    UKRAINE: Intercharm Ukraine attracted 27,000 visitors in February at the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine in Kiev. The exhibition, which featured cosmetic raw materials, equipment, accessories and technology, spanned 2,350 square meters. More t…
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  • Cosmetic Companies Form Polish Union

    POLAND: The Polish Union of Private Employers of Cosmetics Industry was formed in September 2002 to create a strong and professional organization to represent the interests of 15 cosmetic businesses in Parliament. The union is part of the Polish Con…
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  • Nihon LOral Launches Cosmetics Line

    l JAPAN: Nihon L’Oréal launched a line of medium-priced cosmetics in department stores and drug stores last month. The line is centered on skin care products, such as lotions and makeup items.…
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