Sales: $27.3 billion
Keyâ€ˆPersonnel: Paul Polman, chief executive officer; James A. Lawrence, chief financial officer; Michael Treschow, chairman, Unilever N.V. and PLC; Douglas Anderson Baillie, president of We… Read More »
Proposed Label Regulations Questioned by CSPA
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) recently expressed concerns regarding legislation (H.R. 3057) introduced by Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).
“While we agree with the general prem… Read More »
Procter & Gamble Tests Tide Basic in 100 Stores
Procter & Gamble is testing a new Tide—one that the company hopes will appeal to budget conscious consumers. Tide Basic—a powder detergent which is on shelves in 100 Wal-M… Read More »
Pure USA Patents Topical Personal Care Compositions
U.S. Patent No. 7,553,480 B2; Pure USA, LLC, East Brunswick, NJ, has patented a topical personal care composition that consists of hydrocortisone (1%), water (q.s.), cocoamidopropyl hydroxysult… Read More »
Angie Harmon and Purex Team Up to Change Lives
To mark the launch of Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets, which combine detergent, softener and anti-static in one sheet, actress Angie Harmon has teamed up with Purex for the Purex Changes Lives… Read More »
Mibelle Biochemistry Opens Sales Office in France
FRANCE: Mibelle Biochemistry, a Swiss-based company that specializes in the research and development of actives for the cosmetic industry, has opened a sales office in France. The new office is l… Read More »
Sales: $125 million
Sales: $125 million.
Key Personnel: Harold Uhrman, chief executive officer; Robert San Julian, president and chief operating officer; Mark Moermond, technology director; M… Read More »
Sales: $275 million
Sales: $275 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Mark Landry, president.
Major Products: Detergents—Fab, Dynamo, Ajax and ABC, Arctic Power (Canada); Laundry aids&mdas… Read More »
Sales: $1.9 billion
Sales: $1.9 billion for household and personal care products. Corporate sales: $2.4 billion. Net income: $195 million.
Key Personnel: James R. Craigie, chairman and chief… Read More »
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 »