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Published January 22, 2013
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and its manufacturer members remain very concerned about reported cases involving children accidentally ingesting laundry detergent packets, according to the Institute. “Children’s safety and the saf… Read More »
L’Oréal Expands Asian Production with New Factory
Published January 22, 2013
L’Oréal’s new plant in Indonesia will serve as the production hub for Southeast Asia. • INDONESIA: L’Oréal has opened its largest… Read More »
Holiday Shopping Season is In Full Swing
Published January 22, 2013
•Black Friday has come and gone, which means holiday shopping is in full swing. So will the 2012 gift-giving season be merry and bright? Ahead of the holiday season, retailers were bullish. According to a survey released in September by the… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published January 22, 2013
The primary purpose of a shampoo is to clean hair. However, a good shampoo should also have the following attributes: Enough viscosity that it does not drip excessively; Good foaming ability–especially on the first lather; Easy rin… Read More »
‘Free-From’ Line on Tap at Walgreens
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published January 22, 2013
Ology is a new range of household and personal care that is “free of harmful chemicals” and affordable, says the drugstore chain. Read More »
Follow the Leader
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 22, 2013
Procter & Gamble may be 175 years old, but its new innovation program has company executives thinking like a startup. Read More »
The O Factor
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published January 21, 2013
Olfactory, that is. Performance is job one in household care, however the fragrance must hit the right note with consumers. Read More »
Why Business as Usual Won’t Work Anymore
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 21, 2013
The world is changing, and not all for the better. The global detergent industry meets in Singapore to grapple with the complexities that define this New Normal. Read More »
Where’s the Bounce?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 21, 2013
Unit dose products promised to revolutionize the laundry detergent segment. But nearly a year into their launch, category growth remains elusive. Read More »
Published January 16, 2013
Plans to hire US Vets and purchase more US-made goods. Read More »
Published December 18, 2012
Product prices increase 80 euros per metric tonne. Read More »
Published December 13, 2012
ADD cleans your dishes and your machine. Read More »
Published November 27, 2012
Deadline is Jan. 4, 2013. Read More »
Wash and Care
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published November 21, 2012
The shampoos and conditioners sector grows more sophisticated and segmented with ingredient-packed products and "free-from" formulations. Read More »
Green, Natural  Organic
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 21, 2012
Sustainable products are still in demand, but successful companies must find the right audience and deliver the proper message. Read More »
Not Exactly Cleaning Up
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 21, 2012
The category continues its years-long slump, as the innovations that jump-started the detergent industry fail to materialize. Read More »
Published November 20, 2012
More on single-load liquid laundry packets. Read More »
Seventh Generation Expands Home Care Collection
Published November 6, 2012
Mandarin and Sandalwood Detergent Packs • This season, Seventh Generation is bulking up its home care line with three new specialty cleaners as well as a new dish liquid and laundr… Read More »
Published November 6, 2012
Disneyâ��s Cinderella Collection Arrives at Sephora Read More »
Published November 6, 2012
• The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) debuted a detailed online inventory of ingredients used in consumer cleaning products as part of ACI’s Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative. The new Cleaning Product Ingredient Inventory i… Read More »
Published November 6, 2012
ACI Responds To Cleaning Product Claims Read More »
A New Normal?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 6, 2012
The industrial and institutional cleaning market is struggling to regain pre-recession growth rates, but some observers say the days of picking low-hanging fruit are over. Read More »
Published November 5, 2012
Arm & Hammer, Oxiclean and Nair drive business. Read More »
Published November 2, 2012
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Published November 2, 2012
  As Hurricane Sandy swept through the East Coast, residents evacuated or hunkered down and braced for the worst. And that is what they got.   Lives have been lost (the numbers continue to rise as of this morning) and ther… Read More »
Published October 30, 2012
...and a 4-year growth and efficiency plan that cuts 6% of workforce. Read More »
Published October 26, 2012
Integer Group research shows differences in demographic groups. Read More »
Published October 23, 2012
"The Letter" makes headlines in The Wall Street Journal. Read More »
Published October 19, 2012
Safety concerns on laundry detergent packs. Read More »
Published October 3, 2012
New dish soap, laundry packs and much more. Read More »
Published October 1, 2012
• Betco Corporation debuted the newest addition to its Symplicity Laundry Program—Symplicity Built Detergent Ultra 225. According to the company, the product sets the latest standard in innovative cleaning technology by combining deterge… Read More »
Method Unveils New Fabric Softener
Published October 1, 2012
• Method has launched a new dryer-activated fabric softener spray, which is billed as the first of its kind. The plant-based, ultra-concentrated formula has a custom-dosing format that delivers… Read More »
Published October 1, 2012
P&G To Roll Out Olay CC Creams Read More »
Published October 1, 2012
• Woolite took on New York Fashion Week with a pop-up shop in the SoHo section of New York City. The boutique, which opened Sept. 6, featured the latest fashions and following the brand’s campaign slogan—”WooliteWashed. Clo… Read More »
Published October 1, 2012
SC Johnson Gets Kids Ready for Back To School Read More »
All Systems Go
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published September 28, 2012
Working with the right testing service provider can make all the difference in getting products to market faster and in compliance. Read More »
Detergent Industry To Meet in Singapore
Published September 28, 2012
The AOCS event features presentations by the leaders of Kao, Unilever and Procter & Gamble Read More »
Published September 7, 2012
Analysts say the company has to do better creating new products. Read More »
Published September 6, 2012
Detailed list contains almost 1,000 ingredients. Read More »
Designing Sustainability that Sells
By Marc Stoiber
Published September 5, 2012
Marc Stoiber explains how to turn green into cash. Read More »


 Tide has enlisted the help of Hollywood&rsqu
Published August 31, 2012
• Tide has enlisted the help of Hollywood’s favorite 90 year-old, Betty White, for a makeover on its Tide plus Bleach Alternative detergent. Now, the product will be known as Tide Vivid… Read More »
Published August 31, 2012
CoverGirl Gets Rockin with New Faces Read More »
Published August 31, 2012
• US Patent No. 8,211,848 B2; Procter & Gamble has patented a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising at least 12 catalysts, wherein the ratio of the total reduction in activation energy in kilojoules per mole achieved by the catal… Read More »
Online Coupon Hunting Habits
Published August 31, 2012
• Nearly half of US consumers—about 88.2 million—will use online coupons and codes during 2012, according to a recent analysis done by eMarketer, and by the end of 2013, 96.8 million US adults will have used such discounts.… Read More »
Published August 31, 2012
Packaged Facts estimates that antioxidant-featuring foods, beverages, supplements, and personal care/cosmetics totaled $65 billion in US retail sales in 2011, up 9% over 2010. By 2016, the market is projected to approach $86 billion—and persona… Read More »
Spanning the Globe
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 31, 2012
Most surfactant suppliers will go to the ends of the earth these days in search of growth as gains in developed markets slow. Read More »
Published August 30, 2012
Reckitt Benckiser brand to set up store during Fashion Week. Read More »
Published August 24, 2012
Intermediates have applications in surfactant manufacturing. Read More »
Published August 22, 2012
Starbucks reveals effort to turn coffee grounds into detergent ingredients. Read More »
25. McBride
Published August 6, 2012
United Kingdom www.mcbride.co.uk Sales: $1.2 billion Key Personnel: Chris Bull, chief executive officer; Richard Armitage, finance director; Colin McIntyre, divisional managing director, UK; Andrea Barbier, divisional managing director, western con… Read More »