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  • IPP&D & World Congress

    l The International Prestige Packaging & Design (IPP&D) Symposium will occur April 22-23 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Organized by the educational department of Health and Beauty America (HBA), the conference will teach marketing and p…
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  • Prestige Beauty Sales Were

    Sales in the $7.3 billion prestige beauty market were flat as a whole in 2002, but gains were recorded in makeup and skin care, according to The NPD Group, Port Washington, NY. Makeup sales increased 2.8% to $2.5 billion, largely driven by multipurpo…
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  • Extracts to Take Place this Month in

    The 13th semi-annual “Extracts: a trade show for aromatherapy, fragrance and personal care” will take place March 28-31 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show features expanded offerings and seminars on topics…
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  • CDC Report Available

    elizabeth_murphy@glmshows.com. More attendee info: (800) 272-SHOW or (914) 421-3206; Website: www.extractsny.com. l The “National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals” by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the am…
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  • Americans Cannot Live Without Toothbrushes

    The toothbrush is one of those items Americans said they cannot do without, according to a survey by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lemeson-MIT Intervention index. Forty-two percent of adults and 34% of teens said the toothbrush wa…
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  • LOral and UNESCO Recognize Women in

    L’Oréal and UNESCO celebrated the fifth annual For Women in Science awards (FWIS) to advance female scientists. Women in the physical sciences were awarded $100,000 each in various regions of the world. Dr. Johanna Levelt-Sengers, scien…
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  • Teens Use Various Modes Of

    Media for teens has seen more fragmentation and alternatives in the past five years than ever before, according to a study by The Zandl Group, New York, NY. Teen girls use a full range of media, including TV, music, internet and magazines. Entertainm…
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  • Germans Name FiFi

    l German members of The Fragrance Foundation have selected the 2003 FiFi finalists—best women’s haute couture fragrance: Dior Addict by Christian Dior; best men’s haute couture fragrance: Baldessarini Hugo Boss by Hugo Boss; best wo…
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  • Spas Help Teens Deal with

    Spas are gaining a teen following, according to Spa Finder, New York, NY. Teenagers use treatments to deal with problems such as acne, weight gain and stress. Many spas now offer packages to promote self-esteem and wellness for young spa-goers. &ldqu…
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  • CTFA Annual Meeting Set for Boca

    The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) will hold is annual meeting Feb. 27-March 2 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL. The Friday, Feb. 28 session will feature discussions from Adrian Slywotzky, vice president and b…
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  • Coty Exec Given

    Coty Beauty and Eric Thoreux, president of Coty Americas, will be honored at the Art of Packaging awards dinner on March 12 at the University Club, New York, NY. The award, sponsored by the Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack Monaco, benefits the Marc Rose…
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  • Body Shop Canada in Talks

    CANADA: Body Shop Canada has been approached by a third party regarding divesting its franchise network, said Barry Waite, a spokesman for the company. “It’s very preliminary,” Mr. Waite cautioned. “This is not the first time…
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  • China To Ban Use of Phosphorus Detergent

    CHINA: Many Chinese cities have already banned the use of phosphorus detergents and more are expected to do so in the near future, according to industry experts. China is expected to completely ban the environmentally unfriendly substance by 2005. A…
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  • Resin Coats Roaches for Easy Disposal

    JAPAN: A new roach spray that envelops the insect in acrylic resin is available from Tokyo-based Hakugen. According to company representatives, research showed that consumers want to get rid of roaches in the home but are squeamish about cleaning up…
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  • Agency Confiscates

    CHINA: The Shangai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau confiscated and destroyed a batch of lipstick imported from France. The packaging claimed the product was made from purely organic materials. However, on inspection it was found to contai…
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  • Finnish Men Spend More on Personal Care

    FINLAND: According to industry estimates, Finnish men are spending increasingly more money on cosmetics, skin care products, aftershave lotions, shaving creams, fragrances and deodorants. Sales of men’s cosmetics grew nearly 15% during the fir…
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  • PCIE to Adopt Two-Year Cycle

    EUROPE: Beginning this year, Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) will adopt a two-year cycle, alternating in odd years with the IFSCC Congress. PCIE takes place in Düsseldorf this month; the following PCIE gathering is scheduled for April…
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  • Aloecorp Leases Land in China

    CHINA: Broomfield, CO-based Aloecorp has completed negotiations to lease 35 acres of land in the Sanya region of Hainan Island. Negotiations are also underway for Aloecorp to lease an additional 540 acres, and ultimately up to 1000 acres of land in t…
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  • Focused Forum

    The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CTFA) has entered into a cooperative venture with the HBA (Health & Beauty America) Global Exposition’s new sector, Personal Care Ingredients & Technology Expo (PCITX). HBA 2003 and PC…
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  • Luxury Wanted, But at an Affordable

    Consumers want more luxury during the buying cycle, yet in casual and comfortable shopping environments, according to the Luxury Business newsletter from Unity Marketing, Stevens, PA. They also actively and aggressively seek discounts and sales. More…
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