By Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd.
Published September 7, 2010
Headlines blare: “Can Sunscreens Cause Cancer?” “By the Ounce or by the Tumor?” “Sunscreen or Smokescreen?” Articles bearing scare-tactic titles such as these appear in daily blogs, in the press and in TV reports d… Read More »
Almost impossible – since you know that every product, ad, package, et al., has
been focused, qualified and quantified with the latest high-tech research (psychological, demographical, behavioral) plus… Read More »
By Katie Middleweek, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets
Published September 7, 2010
To spray or not to spray? Hair styling product sales took a hit in much of Western Europe.
The hair styling category in the Big 5 in Europe has fallen resolutely flat in the past year—with the sole exception of the UK,… Read More »
Cosmprof North America was a huge hit this summer, attracting more than 25,000 attendees and 700-plus exhibitors.
Cosmoprof North America enabled the entire beauty trade to connect, see new products and conduct meaningful business meetings. As a res… Read More »
Natural cosmetic brand Tarte, known for its “skinvigorating” ingredients, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Fall with a variety of limited edition products (http://www.happi.com/news/2010/06/22/tarte_turns_10).
The brand als… Read More »
Lipo Chemicals Merges with Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Chicago, a producer of specialty chemicals, has merged with Lipo Chemicals, Inc., Paterson, NJ, and its affiliates, including Ruger Chemicals, Inc., Linden, NJ, Li… Read More »
L’Occitane Sees Sales Jump Nearly 14%
L’Occitane posted a 13.9% increase in sales to $865.5 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, helped along by strong results in Japan, Hong Kong, the U.K., Brazil, China and Russia.
“De… Read More »
26th IFSCC Congress Opens Sept. 20 in Buenos Aires
“Innovation & Responsibility: Cosmetics Forever” is the theme of the 26th IFSCC Congress, scheduled for Sept. 20-23 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Congress organizers have created a sla… Read More »
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry has introduced a concentrated liquid surfactant product that provides an environmentally-friendly, yet equally effective cleaning alternative to heavy-duty degreasers containing high VOC pet… Read More »
Colgate Patents Red Herbal Tooth Powder
U.S. Patent No. 7,736,629 B2; Colgate-Palmolive Company has received a U.S. patent for a tooth powder that contains calcium carbonate having a particle size and angularity effective to provide mild abrasivit… Read More »
Luxury Shopping Trends
• When analyzing luxury shopping in 2009, it was more booze, fewer shoes—but there was some good news for the beauty business: cosmetics and makeup showed some growth.
According to the Personal Luxury Report 20… Read More »
There is so much fall-off between the new Bioré Steam Activated Cleanser concept and its actual use, that we are showing the two TheBrandAudit scores separately (see chart next page). The Bioré price in a local chain drug is $7.99 for 5… Read More »
Sales: $696 million
Mike Jatania, chief executive officer; Jon Osborne, chief operating officer; Aart Weijburg, non-executive director; Charles Hinkaty, non-executive director; Philip Smith, non-execut… Read More »
Sales: $900 million (estimated)
Household care—Omino Bianco laundry care, WC Net bathroom cleaners, Carolin floor cleaners, SMAC metal and all-purpose cleaners, Overlay floor and surface cle… Read More »
Sales: $1.4 billion (estimated)
Christian Courtin-Clarins, chairman; Philip Shearer, chief executive officer; Jonathan Zrihen, president and chief executive officer, Clarins USA and Canada
Ski… Read More »
Sales: $2.7 billion
Andrew Witty, chief executive officer; John Clarke, president, consumer healthcare
Oral care products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dry mouthand denture care produc… Read More »
Sales: $6.9 billion
Thomas B. Quaas, chairman; Dr. Bernhard Düttmann, executive board member, finance/human resources; Markus Pinger, executive board member, brands/supply chain; James C. Wei, executiv… Read More »
Sales: $9.9 billion
Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer; Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, chairwoman of the shareholders’ committee and supervisory board; Dr. Lothar Steinebach, executive vice president finance… Read More »
A pair of FiFi winners talked to Happi about how their honored packaging speaks to the juice inside, the company and ultimately, the consumer. Plus, suppliers weigh in with new ideas and products to spark your team's creativity. Read More »