International


  • Kao Plans Shanghai Expansion

    CHINA: Japan-based Kao Corp. has established a wholly-owned holding company in Shanghai to expand local operations. Kao (China) Holding Co. will supervise the three Kao firms that make and sell household chemical products in China. Kao’s sk…
    11.11.05

  • EU Approves LOral and Nestl Joint Venture

    SWITZERLAND: Nestle SA and French cosmetic company L’Oréal will develop a new range of healthy cosmetics, executives said. The joint venture was cleared by the European Commission (EU) in July. The line, Inneov, will combine Nestle&rsquo…
    11.11.05

  • 11th China Beauty Expo Set for Shanghai in May

    SHANGHAI: The 11th China Beauty Expo will be held on May 17-19, 2006 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. A spectrum of hair care, color cosmetics, skin care and perfumery products as well as all types of beauty, hair and spa equipment will…
    10.31.05

  • Mineral Water Gains Popularity Throughout Asia

    JAPAN: Hydrotherapy-based products are reaching the market in greater numbers now that mineral water is increasingly used for skin care. Demand is also growing due to an increasing number of women who suffer from sensitive skin, allergies and dermati…
    10.31.05

  • Areej Opens New Cosmetic Chain Store in the UAE

    DUBAI: Areej, a leading cosmetic, fragrance and accessories retail chain in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, continued its expansion by opening its 16th store in the UAE at the new, prestigious Grosvenor House hotel in Dubai. The opening comes in…
    10.31.05

  • Nu Skin Opens Distibutor Walk-In Center in Greater Nagoya

    JAPAN: Nu Skin Enterprises has opened a new distributor walk-in center in Greater Nagoya that will support increased growth of the company’s business in the region. Greater Nagoya is one of the largest economic districts in Japan and has a popu…
    10.31.05

  • Five More Kanebo Salons Slated for Malaysia

    MALAYSIA: Cosmetics Resources, Kanebo’s authorized agent in Malaysia, is setting up five more Kanebo international salons in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru and Kuching by the end of next year. Customer service director Julian Loh said, “The int…
    10.31.05

  • Israels Laline To Open UK Store

    UNITED KINGDOM: Israeli company Laline is opening a chain of stores in London. Laline, which makes and markets toiletries, recently opened its first branch in the Radlett shopping center in northern London. Six more stores are slated for openin…
    10.31.05

  • Drug Mart Adds Upscale Cosmetics

    CANADA: Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. is expanding by adding high-end cosmetics to its stores in small towns while also opening outlets on university campuses. In an attempt to sharpen its marketing, Shoppers is also looking to replace costly flyers by…
    10.31.05

  • Symrise Sponsors Fashion Magazines 25th Anniversary

    UNITED KINGDOM: The English fashion magazine i-D is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, the magazine is holding an extensive retrospective about fashion, fragrance and lifestyle from 1980 to today. The exhib…
    10.31.05

  • Shiseido To Increase Chinese Locations

    JAPAN: Shiseido is planning to boost its presence in the Chinese market with a concentration of cosmetic retail stores in an attempt to catch up with U.S. and European firms already established in China. The company hopes to have 1,000 stores by the…
    10.31.05

  • Kiehls Opens First Store in Germany

    HAMBURG: Apothecary brand Kiehl’s Since 1851 opened its first freestanding store in Germany, a step toward further internationalization of the L’Oréal-owned brand. The 7,000-square-foot shop is located in Hamburg’s Mö…
    10.31.05

  • Scientists Seek Sustainable Plants in Amazon Reserve

    BRAZIL: The first expedition to the Sustainable Development Reserve of Cujubin, in the municipality of Jutai, Brazil, took place in July. The expedition included Francisco Ademar, executive secretary of the Amazonas’ State general office of env…
    10.21.05

  • Desmet Ballestra Opens MiniLAB Plant

    ITALY: Desmet Ballestra has announced that the first MiniLAB plant, which is based on UOP Detal LAB alkylation technology, has been successfully started up and is now in commercial operation. The new plant has been supplied by Ballestra to EMALAB and…
    10.21.05

  • Kiwis Promote Wool Protein for Hand, Nail Care

    NEW ZEALAND: “Black boxed” wool protein biotechnology has been rolled out to international markets in ingredients for hand and nail care products. Keratec, a Wool Equities subsidiary, has developed processes to extract wool protein…
    10.21.05

  • Pola Plans Beauty, Cosmetic Salons in China

    JAPAN: Pola Cosmetics, Inc., known for its door-to-door marketing method, plans to open 500 shops in China and other countries that will double as beauty salons. The firm will open the stores, called Pola The Beauty, mainly in China, where personal i…
    10.21.05

  • Russia To Hold 12th Annual InterCharm Expo

    MOSCOW: InterCharm 2005 will be held November 10-14, 2005 at the Moscow Solokniki exhibition center. The largest exhibit of its kind in eastern and central Europe will welcome major product developers, packaging manufacturers, retailers, distributors…
    10.21.05

  • Nu Skin Opens in Indonesia

    INDONESIA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. announced the launch of business operations in Indonesia. As the company’s 41st global market, Indonesia is expected to augment Nu Skin’s strength in its growing Southeast Asia region. “Distribu…
    10.21.05

  • Robots Invade Japanese Homes

    JAPAN: Makers of cordless, autonomous cleaning robots in the U.S. and Europe are stepping up their marketing in Japan, trying to attract consumers with affordable prices. U.S. manufacturer iRobot Corp., which has already sold 1.2 million units of its…
    10.21.05

  • Kao Buys Molton Brown

    LONDON: Japan’s Kao Prestige Ltd., a division of Kao Corp., has finalized its acquisition of the London-based beauty marketer Molton Brown. A statement from Molton Brown said the firm was acquired for $298 million, which includes repayment of d…
    10.21.05