Sales: $2.7 billion
Key Personnel: Antônio Luiz da Cunha Seabra, founder and board member; Pedro Luiz Barreiros Passos, chairman and co-founder; Roberto Oliveira de Lima, chief executive officer; José Roberto L… Read More »
Sustainable, non-GMO, all-natural, organic—the terms appear across product categories. There’s no doubt that the world’s getting greener, and natural products within the personal care space are gaining in importance among consumers… Read More »
It may not be the pits, but it’s certainly not coming up roses, either. Regarded by many Europeans as a functional daily essential, deodorants have long been a relatively unexciting product category and posted just a 2% gain in 2013 (the latest… Read More »
Two US senators introduced legislation in April that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and skin cream. The Personal Care… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,992,898 B2; Shannon Elizabeth Klingman of Chaska, MN has developed a personal care composition for reducing body odor. It is comprised of caffeine or salts thereof and mandelic acid in a suitable carrier for application to the skin, z… Read More »
The new Sage Mint Deodorant ($24) by Dr. Hauschka offers natural, effective antimicrobial properties that hinder the growth of odor-causing bacteria, according to the company. This new formula, which absorbs odor without clogging pores, has a citrus… Read More »
The Procter & Gamble Company reported that second quarter fiscal year 2015 net sales were $20.2 billion, a decrease of 4% versus the prior year, including a negative five point impact from foreign exchange.
“The October-December 2014 quart… Read More »
The Old Spice brand from Procter & Gamble has rolled out three new masculine scents to its Fresher Collection. Timber, Amber and Citron are available in the brand’s antiperspirant/deodorant, deodorant, body wash and body spray SKU… Read More »
Better Homes and Gardens and market research firm BrandSpark International have unveiled the winners of the 2015 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards. Here’s a rundown of the winners in household and personal care:
Acne Treatment:… Read More »
It is common to use antibiotics to kill bacteria both internally and externally on the human body. But researchers say they’ve created a new category of personal cleansers.
In an article in The New York Times Sunday magazine, author Ju… Read More »
ClickStick is a new personal care entry available for preorder on KickStarter. Co-founder Gilad Arwatworld bills it as the first smart electric deodorant applicator, equipped with push-button delivery, adjustable amounts, LED indicators and a f… Read More »
The National Football League may be mired in controversy these days, but before the news of domestic violence broke, several FMCG companies pledged their allegiance to the NFL. Here’s a look at some of the recent alliances.
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The Chinese authorities have now abolished the requirement for animal testing for most cosmetics manufactured in the country, including shampoo, makeup, many skin care products and perfume. According to Cruelty Free International, this is “grea… Read More »
BrandSpark International has revealed the “Most Trusted” brands in the American CPG sector. Consumers’ reasons for citing a brand as being their most trusted vary by category. For health and beauty brands, trust is built on qu… Read More »
Sales: $3.2 billion
Key Personnel: Itsuo Hama, president and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Oral care, skin care, beauty products, toiletries, fabric care, home care and household cleaners.
New Products: Fabric Care&… Read More »
Sales: $6.9 billion
Key Personnel: Stefan F. Heidenreich, chief executive officer, executive board member (Germany, Switzerland, North America, Far East, La Prairie); Dr. Ulrich Schmidt, executive board member, finance, su… Read More »
Sales: $36.8 billion
Key Personnel: Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Anderson Baillie, chief HR officer; David Blanchard, chief R&D officer; Alan Jope, pr… Read More »
El Paso, TX
Sales: $235 million (estimated) for personal care products. Corporate sales: $1.3 billion.
Key Personnel: Julien R. Mininberg, CEO; Brian Grass, chief financial officer; Thomas Benson, chief operations officer… Read More »
Beiersdorf AG: May Shana’s is the new leader for its R&D team. On Oct. 1, the head of Beiersdorf Skin Research, Prof. Klaus-Peter Wittern, will retire. Professor Wittern has been at Beiersdorf since 1977 and has led R&D since 1998.… Read More »
Regarded by many Europeans as a functional daily essential, deodorants have long been a relatively unexciting product category and posted just 2% growth in 2013, according to Euromonitor. However, innovative formats and a trend toward “chemical… Read More »
Yes, there’s the rainforest and biodiversity, but the country is about so much more, as cosmetic chemists found out at the recent symposium developed by the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Read More »
Sales of male grooming products in Asia are now growing faster than the personal care category as a whole, with a 9% increase in 2013 compared to 6% across the entire personal care market. With use of products that are exclusively “for men&rdqu… Read More »
Hot Springs, AR resident Matt Giberson is $5,000 closer to his dream of opening a gourmet coffee kiosk, thanks to Unilever’s Dove Men+Care. Giberson entered the Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant Deodorant #IrritationFreeMondays contest and won the &… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,685,380 B2; C.B. Fleet Company, Lynchburg, VA, has patented a deodorant comprised of triethyl citrate, zinc glycinate, cocamidopropylamine oxide and water. It has a pH of 5.5 to 6.5.… Read More »