International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Cosmetic and Toiletry Sales Rise in Latin America

    November 22, 2005
    Due to increasing investment from major direct sales companies, cosmetics and toiletries sales in Latin America have increased within the past year, with the region’s total market value rising 5.4% to $18.7 billion. However, regional growth i…


  • P&G Plans New Plant in India

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: Procter & Gamble plans to build a manufacturing unit for shampoo in India as the domestic market has shown growth in terms of volume, according to a top company official at P&G. At present, the company imports the entire range of it…


  • Cosmetics Companies Take a Tip from Nature

    November 22, 2005
    JAPAN: Cosmetics companies here are increasingly incorporating plant extracts such as lavender and eucalyptus into their list of product ingredients. Cosmetics makers are targeting 20- to 30-year old women, trying to attract them by emphasizing the p…


  • 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…


  • Dermscan and Namsiang Create Joint Venture

    November 22, 2005
    THAILAND: The Dermscan Group, Lyons, France, has joined with Thai partner Namsiang Company to create the new Dermscan Asia. Based in Bangkok, the new clinical trial center allows Dermscan to penetrate the Asian cosmetic market and beyond, company exe…


  • Euromonitor International Opens Office in China

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Euromonitor International opened a new office in September. The Shanghai-based office complements Euro-monitor’s existing Asia-Pacific office in Singapore, as well as the company’s Chicago- and London-based operations. The Shanghai…


  • Victorias Secret Goes Abroad

    November 22, 2005
    THE UK: Victoria’s Secret Beauty plans to enter the British travel retail market exclusively at World Duty Free, the retail arm of luxury fragrance and fashion retailer BAA. Victoria’s Secret makes its debut in seven airport locations thi…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…