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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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • Teenage Spending Curbed By Economy

    Teens’ overall spending dropped 20% last year, according to NPD Fashionworld Consumer, Port Washington, NY. Experts said teens generally account for 16% of all apparel sales, and teen retailers’ third quarter results are expected to fall…
    11.11.05

  • CE.R.I.E.S. Funds Research On Epidermal Gene

    CE.R.I.E.S. (Epidermal and Sensory Research and Investigation Center), Paris, France, presented the 2002 research award to Dennis R. Roop, Ph.D. As director of the Center for Cutaneous Molecular Biology and professor at Baylor College of Medicine in…
    11.11.05

  • Breast Cancer Is a Concern, But Prevention Is Overlooked

    Women are more likely to believe they will get breast cancer than suffer a heart attack, but most discuss other health concerns with doctors such as weight and exercise, according to the Avon Women’s Heath Index survey. Sixty-eight percent said…
    11.11.05

  • Minorities Now Represent 30% of U.S. Population

    Hispanics, Asians and African-Americans now represent 30% of the U.S. population and annual purchasing power in excess of $1 trillion, according to Multicultural Marketing Resources’ 2002-2003 The Source Book of Multicultural Experts. Asians ha…
    11.11.05

  • Good Hygiene Saves Lives, According to SDA

    The benefits of good hygiene should not get lost in media headlines concerning “hygiene hypothesis,” according to the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC. Executives said recent news coverage of this loosely defined theor…
    11.11.05

  • Consumer Caution Rampant this Holiday Season

    This holiday shopping season could be challenging for retailers, according to Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group’s Holiday Survey. Sixty-nine percent of American consumers indicated they plan to spend the same amount this holiday as last year,…
    11.11.05

  • Surfactants To Reach 14.3 Million Tons In 2010

    Fewer than a dozen global producers of primary surfactants remain after more than a decade of consolidation in the industry, according to Colin A. Houston & Associates’ (CAHA) Surfactant developments—forecast to 2010 study. Worldwide…
    11.11.05