International

  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • Induchem Buys Contract Manufacturer Temmentec

    November 15, 2005
    SWITZERLAND: Induchem, Volketswil, has purchased all the shares of Sumiswald-based Temmentec AG, a major Swiss contract manufacturer. Executives said Induchem now offers a wider range of products and services, including raw materials and bulk and fin…


  • Koreas Cosmetic Exports See Fruits of Hard Work

    November 15, 2005
    KOREA: Cosmetic exports in Korea exceeded $101 million in 2003, up 17.3% from 2002, according to the Korea Cosmetic Industry Association. Experts said the industry’s aggressive global marketing efforts have been fruitful. Fifty companies shippe…


  • Cosmoprof Asia 2004 Set For Nov. 10-12 in Hong Kong

    November 15, 2005
    HONG KONG: Cosmoprof Asia 2004 will be held at Hong Kong’s Convention & Exhibition Centre Nov. 10-12. Show organizer CMP Asia Ltd. said the international beauty showcase, conference and seminar program is larger than Cosmoprof Asia 2003. Ha…


  • P&G Buys China Joint Venture for $1.8 Billion

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Procter & Gamble Co. bought the remaining 20% stake of its Chinese joint venture for $1.8 billion from partner Hutchison Whampoa China Ltd. When the joint venture was established in 1988, P&G had a 69% stake, which it expanded to 80% i…


  • New Ideas Run/Walk Raises Money for Cancer Charity

    November 15, 2005
    ITALY: More than 130 attendees of In-Cosmetics in Milan in April, raised 3,500 euros ($4,166) during Uniqema’s fourth annual New Ideas 5K Run/Walk for Charity. The event, held in Sempione Park, supported women with breast cancer and the Look Go…


  • Most German Women Prefer Fragrance Variety

    November 15, 2005
    GERMANY: Ninety-two percent of women in the former West Germany states use perfume, according to a survey by Bauer Media of women ages 20-59. Forty percent of fragrance users are content with one fragrance, and more than 50% own two or more perfumes.…


  • Sa Sa Searches for Store Location

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Hong Kong-based Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd. plans to open a store in a Chinese mainland city by the end of the year and will invest $6.41 million in China in the next four years to open 30 cosmetic outlets. The company needs Closer Econo…


  • Henkel Aims for 10% Earnings Growth in 2004

    November 15, 2005
    GERMANY: Henkel is aiming for 10% earning growth margin in 2004, according to reports. Henkel recently bought Dial Corp., which boosted its net profit 23% to $637 million. Turnover is expected to increase 3-4%.…


  • Clariant Plans Massive Job Cuts

    November 15, 2005
    SWITZERLAND: Clariant plans to cut 4000 jobs by 2006, including its electronics business, to drive down company costs. In 2003, Clariant reported a $123 million net profit against a loss of $496 million in 2002.…


  • LOral Sales Jump 70%

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: L’Oréal reported a 70% gain in sales in China to $180 million in 2003. Since arriving in China in 1997, L’Oréal has invested $120 million to expand the market share and purchased three famous Chinese cosmetic companie…


  • Laundry Business Booms in Cameroon

    November 15, 2005
    CAMEROON: Young men in the New Bell section of Douala are reviving the laundry business, which was hit hard by dry cleaning enterprises, second-hand washing machines and economic crises. They work six days a week, using buckets, a brush and sponge. T…