Downers Grove, IL
Sales: $2.3 billion
Sales: $2.3 billion for household and body care products. Corporate sales: $13.2 billion. Net loss: $79 million for the year ended June 30, 2008.
Key Personnel: Brenda C. Barn… Read More »
Sales: $2.5 billion
Sales: $2.5 billion for personal care, household and industrial and institutional products. Corporate sales: $5.3 billion. Net income: $461 million for the year ended June 3… Read More »
St. Paul, MN
Sales: $6.1 billion
Sales: $6.1 billion. Net income: $448 million.
Key Personnel: Douglas M. Baker, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Christophe Beck, executive vice president, instituti… Read More »
Sales: $65 billion
Sales: $65 billion (estimated) for household, personal care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $83.5 billion. Net income: $12 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.
Ke… Read More »
Sales: $2.1 billion
Key Personnel: Neil P. DeFeo, chief executive officer; Dave Lundstedt, president; Kris Kelley, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Bill Littlefield, executive… Read More »
Innovative Solutions from P&G Chemicals
For more than 150 years, P&G Chemicals has been a reliable partner to the household and personal products industry.
A first glance, the global oleochemical market may seem vast, but P&G… Read More »
New Federal Legislation Targets Baby Bath Products
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York recently introduced the Safe Baby Products Act, which would direct the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and regulate hazardous contaminants in… Read More »
Actress Jessica Biel Inks New Deal with Revlon
Jessica Biel is Revlon’s new global brand ambassador. The actress, who got her start on “7th Heaven,”joins the brand’s roster of female ambassadors which includes actresses H… Read More »
Consumers are Adopting ‘Depression-Era’ Behaviors
More consumers are trying to squeeze out every last drop from that toothpaste tube.
According toresearch from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a new generation of Americans is ad… Read More »
I have been writing this column for 20 years and have always enjoyed the challenge of meeting a deadline. One of my annual activities is to cover the NYSCC Supplier’s Day. This year, as usual, there was a huge attendance at the convention cente… Read More »
Despite economic turmoil, attendance remained steady at the mid-year meeting of the Consumer Specialty Products Association—proving that passion still plays a role in today’s business environment. Read More »
New Report Shows Highs and Lows at Inter Parfums
Fragrance marketers are still trying to make “scents” in the troubled economy. Inter Parfums, Inc. posted mixed results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2008. In the four… Read More »
Green Knowledge is Up, But Consumers Wary of Tactics
Results of the 2008 GfK Roper Green Gauge study show that consumers are not only more aware of green issues and are taking action, but have become somewhat skeptical about how true a corporati… Read More »
Warming Lubricant Method Patented by Chemsil Silicones
U.S. Patent No. 7,405,186 B2: Chemsil Silicones, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, has patented a method of using a lubricant. It entails placing an effective amount of a warming lubricant composition… Read More »
Henkel Kicks Off Second Purex ‘Green’ Campaign
Henkel has launched its second annual Purex Natural Elements and Purex Natural Elements Fabric Softener educational campaign, and in doing so has tapped Academy Award-winning actress Mar… Read More »
Natural, ‘Pseudo’ Natural Markets Post Gains in 2008
The natural personal care market in the U.S. exceeded $2 billion in sales at the manufacturers’ level, up nearly 19% from 2007, according to a new study from Kline & Comp… Read More »
Cognis Honors Creators Of Cosmedia, Dermican
The development teams responsible for Cognis’ polymeric emulsifiers Cosmedia SP and Cosmedia SPL and Laboratoires Sérobiologiques’ Dermican anti-aging peptide have both earned the c… Read More »
Chemsil Offers Silicones for Delivery Systems
Chemsil Silicone Inc.’s extensive line of unique personal care raw materials include silicones that are functional as delivery systems for hair care, skin care and sun care applications.
Sp… Read More »
SDA Responds to Lawsuit Regarding Product Safety
An activist group’s lawsuit in New York State against cleaning product manufacturers is unfounded, lacks legal standing and its claims are not supported by state law, according to The Soap a… Read More »
Coty Inc. Expands Puig Distribution Deal
Coty Inc. and Puig Beauty & Fashion Group have inked a deal in which the Coty Beauty division will distribute the Antonio Banderas fragrance lines in the U.S. market.
The additio… Read More »
CK One Unveils New Worldwide Ad Campaign
Coty Prestige has unveiled a new worldwide advertising campaign for CK One, the shared fragrance that created the unisex fragrance category back in 1994. The new “we are one” campaign offers a… Read More »
Clariant Opens New Plant In Guangzhou, China
CHINA: Clariant has begun production at its new manufacturing operation in Guangzhou, China. The new plant produces color and additive masterbatches for local markets and also serves as Clariant&rsquo… Read More »
BASF a Champion of EPA’s DfE Detergent Initiative
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized BASF’s Care Chemicals and Formulators business unit as a Champion in the Design for the Environment Program’s (DfE) Safe… Read More »