International

  • Cosmoprof Bologna 2004 Had Record Attendence

    November 15, 2005
    ITALY: The 37th edition of Cosmoprof Bologna, held in April, was visited by a record 137,000 attendees, 22% of whom were from foreign countries. Organizer SoGeCos s.p.a., Milan, plans to strategically add two new halls at Cosmoprof Bologna 2005. Cosm…


  • Kicks Rolls Out Lip Plumper to All Stores

    November 15, 2005
    SWEDEN: Cosmetics chain Kicks, in an agreement with City Lips Cosmetics and Ellance, will sell the popular City Lips lip-plumping treatments in all stores. The chain, with 65 stores, expects to grow to 95 stores in the next three to five years.…


  • Shiseido Will Open 500 Chinese Stores by 2008

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Japanese company Shiseido aims to open 500 stores in China by 2008. Chief executive Morio Ikeda said 300 stores will be open by the end of fiscal 2004. Shiseido’s sales in China total approximately $184 million.…


  • Sheen Makes Hair Care Sales Shine

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Several hair care companies rolled out new sheen-enhancing products for women ages 20-30. FT Shiseido launched its Fino Premium Touch line of smoothing and moistening shampoos and conditioners with royal jelly. Kanebo Home Products introduced…


  • Sheen Makes Hair Care Sales Shine

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Several hair care companies rolled out new sheen-enhancing products for women ages 20-30. FT Shiseido launched its Fino Premium Touch line of smoothing and moistening shampoos and conditioners with royal jelly. Kanebo Home Products introduced…


  • Kos Examines Climates Effect on Skin

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Kosé Corp., a Japanese cosmetics company, established a research and development unit in Shanghai this month to study variations in China’s climate and changes in skin conditions. Also, Kosé plans to build a warehouse in Ha…


  • Henkel Reports Lower Detergent Sales in First Quarter

    November 15, 2005
    GERMANY: Düsseldorf-based Henkel posted a disappointing 4.5% decline in profits in the first quarter of 2004 due to lower sales in the core home care division and costly product re-launches. Henkel, whose overall sales in the first quarter rose…


  • Kao Posts 4.6% Profit Growth in 2003

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Kao Corp, Tokyo, reported its sixth straight year of record net profits, up 4.6% to $598 million, thanks to strong sales of new products, and forecast group net profit would rise 10% to 72 billion yen next year for the year ended March 31. Sol…


  • Reckitt Benckisers Revenue Jumped 12% in First Quarter

    November 15, 2005
    THE NETHERLANDS: Reckitt Benckiser N.V. reported net revenues jumped 12% due to new products such as Vanish Oxi Action stain remover in the first quarter and net profits increased more than 20%. The weak dollar had an adverse impact on net revenues i…


  • Hindustan Lever Reorganizes

    November 15, 2005
    INDIA: Hindustan Lever Ltd. has separated its business into two divisions, home and personal care, and foods. Executives said the new structure will simplify the organization and provide sharper focus on key brands and categories, as well as leverage…


  • Wella and Gucci: Will the Marriage Continue?

    November 15, 2005
    GERMANY: Industry insiders report that Gucci has found a loophole in its long-term fragrance agreement with Wella, which was not renewed before Nov. 30, 2001. Wella executives said the license is valid until Nov. 30, 2028. The agreement started in 19…


  • Colgate-Palmolive Seeks Oral Care Acquisitions

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Reports suggest Colgate-Palmolive is looking for potential mergers and acquisitions in the country to diversify its low-end personal product lineup. Colgate currently dominates China’s mid-range and high-end markets and wants to purchase…


  • PCIE Show Set To Grace Paris in 2005

    November 15, 2005
    FRANCE: Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE), organized by Step Exhibitions and Verlag für chemische Industries, will take place April 12-14, 2005, at Porte de Versailles in Paris. The biannual exhibition offers extended space for cosmetic ch…


  • Takasago Earns Nikkei PRISM Award

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Takasago’s U.S. subsidiary, Takasago International Corp., ranked No. 2 in research and development out of 300 Japanese firms by Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), publisher of the largest economic daily newspaper in Japan. The Nikkei PRISM (…


  • Beauty International Has 50,000 Visitors

    November 15, 2005
    GERMANY: Beauty International was held in Düsseldorf in March. Organizer Messe Düsseldorf North America said more than 50,000 international visitors attended the show, which focused on trends and innovations in the cosmetics service industr…