International


  • Shiseido Expands Agreement with The Limited

    JAPAN: Shiseido, in agreement with U.S. apparel group The Limited, will expand to 500 Aura Science stores by 2007. Production will also be switched to Shiseido plants in the U.S. to cut distribution costs and speed up deliveries.…
    11.14.05

  • Russian Manufacturers Form RusBrand

    RUSSIA: Leading consumer goods manufacturers created RusBrand, a trademark organization to protect the interests of producers in the Russian market and prevent fake products and gray imports. Founders, who have already invested $3 billion in the coun…
    11.14.05

  • Beverly Sassoon Enters Chinese Market

    CHINA: Beverly Sassoon & Co., Boca Raton, FL, has appointed Keen Ween International Enterprises as its Chinese distributor. Under the agreement, Keen agrees to purchase a minimum of $600,000 VitaOrganic skin care products in the first year and $2…
    11.14.05

  • InterCharm Ukraine Set for February

    l UKRAINE: InterCharm Ukraine is set for Feb. 10-12 at the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine in Kiev. The show combines a specialized perfumery and cosmetics (P&C) exhibit, awards, competitions and conferences. More info: JSC Staraya Krepost…
    11.14.05

  • Nu Skin Enters Chinese Retail Market

    l CHINA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Provo, UT, entered the retail market with the opening of more than 100 outlets on Jan. 8 in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Shanghai. The company has worked with regulatory agencies to develop a modified busines…
    11.14.05

  • LuxeShow Latin America To Take Place in Brazil

    BRAZIL: LuxeShow Latin America is scheduled for April 9 and 10, 2003, at the Brazilian Sculpture Museum in São Paulo, Brazil. The event will include product exhibitions, conferences and a LuxeShow Design Award ceremony. The LuxeShow design…
    11.11.05

  • Croda Restructures Chemicals Operations

    UNITED KINGDOM: Croda International Plc is restructuring its European chemicals operations, effective Jan. 1, 2003. The company will change from a divisional to a market-driven structure to improve focus and accelerate growth, executives said. Th…
    11.11.05

  • PCIE To Take Place Feb. 4-6 in Dsseldorf

    GERMANY: Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) is scheduled to take place Feb. 4-6, 2003 at the Philips Halle, Düsseldorf. PCIE provides personal care product formulators with the opportunity to update their scientific and technical knowledge,…
    11.11.05

  • Researcher Offers Solution for Hair Loss

    SINGAPORE: Dr. Lee Chee Wee has developed a hair loss treatment which includes tiny peptides (chains of amino acids) that prevent receptors in hair follicles from coming into contact with hormones that can cause them to fall out. The lotion has been…
    11.11.05

  • Pure Nuff Stuff Offers Chemical-Free Range

    UNITED KINGDOM: Pure ‘Nuff Stuff, a range of hand-made natural cosmetics and toiletries, is said to offer “complete transparency” in its ingredients and raw materials. Pure ‘Nuff Stuff offers a complete range of 100% natur…
    11.11.05

  • EU Authorizes Use Of Titanium Dioxide

    EUROPE: The European Union (EU) commission has pronounced titanium dioxide safe for use as a UV filter in cosmetic products. Previously the ingredient was only provisionally authorized. The 26th Amendment to the European Cosmetics Directive has o…
    11.11.05

  • Dishwasher Uses Sonic Waves

    JAPAN: Sharp Corp. is marketing a dishwasher that cleans and dries dishes using ultrasonic waves and ions. The dishwasher does not rely on detergents, Sharp executives said. The ultrasonic waves create a hot mist that fills the machine during the fir…
    11.11.05

  • For a Vision of Consumers, Visit In-Cosmetics 2003

    FRANCE: In-Cosmetics 2003 will be held in Porte de Versailles, Paris, April 1-3, 2003. A new feature, Vision, has been added to the program. Hosted by trend research and development Promostyl, Vision is a forum focusing on three different consumer li…
    11.11.05

  • LOral Involved in $227 Million Lawsuit

    RUSSIA: A $227 million lawsuit was filed against L’Oréal by Swiss company Temtrade, L’Oréal’s distributor in the Soviet Union and Russia from 1975-1999. Temtrade claimed L’Oréal knowingly violated its excl…
    11.11.05

  • Plimsol Study Says Cosmetic Companies Will Cut Back

    THE UK: Up to a third of cosmetic companies in the UK need to restructure, according to a study by Plimsol Publishing Ltd. The study, Cosmetics—Battle Plans, Special Edition, found that of the 509 companies reviewed, 84 need to take a step back…
    11.11.05

  • New Laser May Reduce Need For Draize Testing

    CANADA: A new method of eye-irritant risk testing involving slaughtered cows is currently under development at the University of Waterloo. The bovine test offers an alternative to Draize testing, according to officials. The Draize test, which invo…
    11.11.05

  • H&R and Dragoco Complete Merger

    GERMANY: Holzminden-based Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco have completed their anticipated merger under the lead of the EQT Northern Europe Private Equity Funds. The transaction was finalized on Oct. 1. The two flavor and fragrance producers mer…
    11.11.05

  • P&G Licenses Camay Soap To Nirma Ltd.

    INDIA: Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd. has licensed its Camay soap brand in India to Nirma Ltd. According to the terms of the agreement, Nirma will have exclusive rights to manufacture and market the Camay brand of soap in India.…
    11.11.05

  • Electric Toothbrush Lines Garner Sales for Matsushita

    JAPAN: Matsushita Electric Works Ltd. is racking up sales with its Doltz line of electric toothbrushes. Combined with the sales of Speed Swing toothbrushes introduced last year, the company’s total electric toothbrush sales for this May reached…
    11.11.05

  • Unilever Will Invest $500 Million in Indonesia

    INDONESIA: Jakarta-based PT Unilever Indonesia will invest about $500 million in the Indonesian market during the next 10 years, according to Niall Fitzgerald, global chairman, Unilever PLC. Indonesia has been designated by the company as a sourcing…
    11.11.05