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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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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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  • Avon Holds Breast Cancer

    “Progress for patients: the Avon Foundation breast cancer research and care symposium” was held in November in Atlanta, GA, and featured research on new genetic targets, chemoprevention, treatment for chemotherapy-resistant tumors, digita…
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  • Sugar Ray Leonard

    Olympic boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard delivered the keynote address on Dec. 5 at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. He is known for both his boxing records as well as his philanthropy in children’s causes. Aloecorp and sister company Unigen Phar…
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  • Mens Grooming To Reach $8.8

    The men’s grooming product segment is expected to reach $8.8 billion by 2004, according to Philips, maker of Norelco shavers. Also, many salons are reporting an increase in male customers for manicures, haircuts and facials. Men ages 26-40 make…
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  • More Companies Attend

    The 15th edition of Luxe Pack occurred Oct. 23-26, 2002 in Monaco. Organizers said although the number of visitors declined 2% to 4,770, more companies attended. More than half of the visitors were from France and all of the leading French companies…
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  • Fragrance Use Falls in

    Perfume and cologne use fell 5% in the past year from 71% to 66%, the most notable decreases among Generation X and young baby boomers, according to Baltimore, MD-based Vertis’ Customer Focus 2002: Fragrance survey. Creative advertising and dir…
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  • SOCMA Honors

    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) presented the Responsible Care awards at its 81st annual dinner in New York City on Dec. 10, promoting community awareness, emergency response, pollution prevention, process safety and…
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  • SDA Meeting Features Former Honeywell CEO

    The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2003 annual meeting and industry convention, to be held Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2003 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, will present the program, “Getting Things Done.” Highlights include speaker…
    11.11.05

  • INFORMEX Set for Feb. 25-28

    INFORMEX, a chemical industry trade show sponsored by the Synthetic Organic chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), will be held Feb. 25-28, 2003 at the New Orleans Morial convention center. More than 450 exhibitors will showcase their capabiliti…
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  • Travel Retail Business Expected to Pick Up

    Duty-free sales fell 5%, or about $1 billion in 2001, according to the Tax Free World Association, Paris, France. Executives however expect the travel industry to grow 6.5% a year for the next two decades. Sales of fragrance and cosmetics in particul…
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