The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a natural and organic personal care products company, announced the signing of a letter of intent to acquire TenderCare International Inc., a Wisconsin-based marketer and distributor of chlorine-free and gel-free natur… Read More »
The Procter & Gamble Company said sales rose 12% to $76.5 billion for the year ended June 30. Sales rose 9% on volume growth, including the impact of an additional three months of Gillette in fiscal 2007. Growth was driven by initiative activity… Read More »
Brown spots result directly from chronic exposure to sunlight. These pigment disorders accentuate with age and are a considerable esthetic problem. Silab proposes an improved complexion with the launch of Whitonyl, its new biological concept of skin… Read More »
Patent No. US 7,244,416 B2: A sunscreen composition comprising avobenzone, zinc oxide in an amount from about 6-25% weight and sufficient phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid to stabilize the avobenzone against photodegradation, wherein the composition… Read More »
Underscoring its transformational growth strategy, The Dow Chemical Company unveiled the creation of a new specialty business unit operating under the name of Dow Wolff Cellulosics. It encompasses all activities and interests of what were previously… Read More »
Bell Fragrances Launches New Tea-Based Scents
Many like to relax with a nice cup of tea. Bell Flavors and Fragrances recognized the popularity of this beverage and developed a variety of tea fragrances and botanicals. These relaxing fragrances i… Read More »
Sales: $300 million
$300 million (estimated).
Mostafa Moghaddasi, managing director.
Home—Laundry and dish detergent, household cleaners; Personal care—soaps… Read More »
Sales: $627 million
$627 million (estimated) for the year ended March 31, 2007.
Hiroo Kaneda, chief executive officer.
Oral care—GUM, Ora2 and Butler br… Read More »
22. YSL Beauté
Sales: $786 million
$786 million. Corporate sales: $21.2 billion. Net income: $667 million.
Key Personnel: Robert Polet, chairman, president and chief executive officer, The G… Read More »
21. Pierre Fabre
Sales: $903 million
$903 million for cosmetics. Corporate sales: $1.9 billion.
Dominick Vitris, president and chief executive officer, Pierre-Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique USA… Read More »
Sales: $1.2 billion
$1.2 billion. Net income: $213 million.
Antonio Luiz da Cunha Seabra, co-chairman and founder; Guilherme Peirão Leal, co-chairman; Pedro Luiz Barreriros… Read More »
Sales: $1.2 billion
$1.2 bilion. Net income: $279 million.
Christian Courtin-Clarins, chairman, management board; Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins, managing director, research and dev… Read More »
10. Yves Rocher
Sales: $1.8 billion
$1.8 billion for cosmetic, toiletries and home care products.
Yves Rocher, founder and chairman; Bris Rocher, owner and chief executive officer.
Maj… Read More »
Sales: $2 billion
$2 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $2.8 billion. Net income: $47 million.
Sadayoshi Fujishige, president.
Ora… Read More »
Sales: $3.1 billion
$3.1 billion for perfumes and cosmetics. Corporate sales: $19.2 billion. Net income: $2.7 billion.
Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer; Antonio B… Read More »
Sales: $5.9 billion
$5.9 billion. Net income: $216 million for the year ended March 31, 2007.
Shinzo Maeda, president and chief executive officer; Carsten Fischer, corporate exe… Read More »
5. Reckitt Benckiser
Sales: $8.5 billionn
$8.5 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $9 billion. Net income: $1.2 billion.
Bart Becht, chief exe… Read More »
Sales: $8.6 billion
$8.6 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $16 billion. Net income: $1 billion.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lehner, chairman of the management… Read More »
$8.7 billion for personal care, household care and cosmetics. Corporate sales: $10.5 billion. Net income: $603 million for the year ended March 31, 2007.
Takuya Goto, cha… Read More »
Sales: $22.9 billion
$22.9 billion for home and personal care products. Operating profit: $3.1 billion. Corporate sales: $49.7 billion. Net income: $6.2 billion.
Patrick… Read More »
Energizer Holdings, Inc. and Playtex Products, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement by which Energizer will acquire Playtex for $18.30 per share in cash plus the assumption of Playtex debt. Read More »
The HallStar Company recently introduced a range of personal care ingredients for sun care and skin care products. The new products provide formulators with a broad arsenal of ingredients that improve protection against Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and i… Read More »
The U.S. foot care market kicked up its heels for the first time in several years with a 5.7% sales increase in 2006, reaching $793 million. Sales are expected to continue growing at a conservative pace, exceeding $900 million by 2011, according to F… Read More »
The Essential Travel Kit, Rexam’s new 3-in-1 blister pack, is a global, high-performance miniature program designed to help air travelers carry security-compliant amounts of their favorite personal care products. Rexam has teamed with Le Papill… Read More »
PANAMA: Teeka Tan Products, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Teeka Tan, Inc., has entered into a distribution agreement with Ocean Trade S.A. of Panama, Central America.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ocean Trade will be the authori… Read More »
The sixth international SODEOPEC conference—focusing on soaps, detergents, oleochemicals and personal care products—will be held April 13-16, 2008, in Orlando, FL. Industry experts will discuss new technologies and services impacting the… Read More »
The top reason why people attend HBA is to learn about new products and industry innovations. To make it easier for attendees to find out what is being announced or showcased at HBA Global Expo, Sept. 18-20, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention C… Read More »
Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, recently received the Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Activity 2007 Healthy Workplace Award - Medium Business Category. The award was presented to Dee Roberts, the company&rs… Read More »
Companies to Watch
Oak Brook, IL
Sales: $102 million
$102 million (estimated) for the year ended June 30, 2006.
David C. Arch, chairman and chief executive officer; Michael… Read More »
Sales: $105 million
Harold Uhrman, chief executive officer; Robert San Julian, president and chief operating officer.
Chief Technology… Read More »