On Oct. 27-28, Mike Fevola, Ph.D., and Dr. Janet Drobits Windisch will run an introduction to polymer science course with special emphasis on the cosmetic industry. The two-day class will be held at the SCC national office in New York City.
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What does every leader need? Followers, of course. An army of one, whether in the boardroom or in a barroom brawl, doesn’t have nearly as much impact as when he or she comes armed with people who believe in you or have your back. Unfortunately,… Read More »
No marketer worth his or her salt would be crazy enough to overlook the tremendous buying power of women. Study after study confirms that women control 90% of household spending budgets. Of course, today’s pampered kids seem to get everything a… Read More »
Unilever’s third quarter sales rose 2.1% to $15.5 billion, with personal care up 3.0% to $5.7 billion and home care jumping 5.7% to $2.9 billion. For the nine months, sales rose 3.2% to $46 billion with emerging market sales up 6.2%. Personal c… Read More »
Procter & Gamble’s plan to put more than half of its brands on the auction block could have a big impact on contract manufacturing in the household and personal products space. Chairman AG Lafley explained that P&G will target brands th… Read More »
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 »
Some marketing programs really make a splash. Everyone and anyone with a Facebook account is dumping ice water on their heads to bring attention to and raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the progressive neurodegenerative disease tha… Read More »
It could have been worse—he could have been president. Remember when Steve “Flat Tax” Forbes wanted to be President of the United States? He couldn’t buy the nomination then and now, it turns out, he can’t hold on to the… Read More »
Sales: $69.5 billion (estimated) for personal care, household care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $84.1 billion. Net income: $11.3 billion for the year ended June 30, 2013.
Key Personnel: AG Lafley,… Read More »
Clorox is the latest company in the household and personal products industry to feel the negative effect of Venezuela's currency devaluation. For its third quarter, which ended March 31, 2014, Clorox reported a 2% decline and $1.05 diluted earnin… Read More »
Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corporation), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85.
In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Zilenziger co-launched Detergent Age, whic… Read More »
Intrexon Corp., a synthetic biology firm based in Germantown, MD, has entered into a R&D collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide to advance new skin and hair care products. … Read More »
Sales: $320 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Dario Margve, managing partner of Brynwood VI and chairman of High Ridge Brands; James Daniels, chief executive officer; Scott Kirk, COO/CFO; Rich Hub… Read More »
Few subjects in the household and personal products industry stir up more controversy than product safety testing on animals. For decades, the industry has faced opposition from animal rights groups who abhor the use of mice, rats and rabbits and o… Read More »
Like many of their customers, suppliers to the detergent industry continue to wait for the global economy to make a complete recovery. In the meantime, they’re counting on innovation to propel the market forward. Read More »
If it’s 2013, that means Happi is turning 50 years old. Vol. 1, No. 1 rolled off the presses in June, 1964. In that inaugural issue, then-publisher Ralph E. Dorland noted:
“Our goal is to keep the industry abreast of all the new developm… Read More »
If you’re reading this, the US Presidential Election has come and gone. Regardless of who won, you can bet that federal government gridlock will be worse than ever. Unfortunately, the hard feelings come at a time when real leadership, in… Read More »