International

  • Cosmetic & Household Ingredients Set for Moscow in October

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: Cosmetic & Household Ingredients (CHI), Central and Eastern Europe’s forum featuring raw materials for the cosmetic and household products market, will be holding its second exposition at the Crocus Expo in Moscow on Oct. 5-6. It wi…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Gattefoss Establishes New Office in Mumbai, India

    December 2, 2005
    INDIA: Gattefossé has opened the Gattefossé India Liaison Office in Mumbai, to enhance its customer support and sales for its cosmetic business. This is Gattefossé’s first business office to be established in India. While G…


  • Sonic Toothbrushes Go Boom in Japan

    December 2, 2005
    JAPAN: Old fashioned toothbrushes are losing favor with consumers who prefer electric models that feature increasingly advanced functions, such as generating sonic waves and heads that vibrate at high speed. Despite the higher price tag, the rapidly…


  • Benefit Opening London Boutiques

    December 2, 2005
    LONDON: Benefit, the LVMH-owned cosmetics company, opened its first freestanding store in the Westbourne Grove neighborhood of London. The 1,100-square-foot store features a waxing treatment room and brow bar. A second store will open shortly in Lon…


  • Japanese Shampoo Makers in Close Combat

    December 2, 2005
    JAPAN: Personal product makers compete fiercely in Japan’s shampoo market, where more than 300 brands are released each year. Unilever Japan KK holds the top spot, followed by Kao Corp and Procter & Gamble of the U.S. Unilever’s Lux…


  • Blyths Purple Tree Launches in Canada

    December 2, 2005
    OAKVILLE, ONTARIO: Sue Warden, host and executive producer of Sue Warden Creative Decor and Sue Warden Craftscapes, along with author and creative consultant, Marie Browning, joined forces to launch a new business designed to inspire Canadian…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…