International


  • Good Weather Boosts Godrejs Keyline Sales

    UNITED KINGDOM: Sunny weather in the British Isles has led UK-based Keyline Brands, owned by India’s Godrej Group, to grow more than 60% this year. Products such as Perspirex antiperspirant and P-20 sun care have been doing well, primarily due…
    09.11.08

  • Singapore To Host In-Cosmetics Asia 2009

    SINGAPORE: In-Cosmetics has announced details of its 2009 show in Asia as well as a new collaboration with the IFSCC’s 2009 Conference. In keeping with its tradition of rotating around Asia—including Bangkok this November—the next…
    09.11.08

  • Kaya Opens Eighth Skin Clinic

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kaya Skin Clinic, an international chain of skin clinics, has opened a new branch in the Al Buhaira Corniche, Sharjah. The new spot, Kaya Skin Clinic’s eighth in the UAE, will provide an entire range of skin and hair care…
    09.11.08

  • Paris To Host 20th Anniversary In-Cosmetics Show

    FRANCE: Mark your calendars! In-Cosmetics will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Paris, Porte de Versailles, April 13-15, 2010. The first In-Cosmetics, held in 1990 in Birmingham, UK attracted 900 visitors and 60-plus exhibitors. Today, the event…
    09.11.08

  • International

    J&J Acquires China’s Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd. CHINA:  Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has acquired Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., which touts a wide range of personal care brands in the country, including…
    09.04.08

  • Este Lauders Jo Malone Brand Expands in Asia

    ASIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has signed an agreement giving Lane Crawford Joyce Group exclusive distribution rights to Lauder’s Jo Malone luxury lifestyle brand in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia and Indones…
    08.06.08

  • German Cartel Office Fines Cosmetic Firms

    GERMANY: Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined nine cosmetics companies, including some of the biggest in the industry, approximately $15 million for sharing strategic information. The companies—which include Chanel, Clarins, Cosmopol…
    08.06.08

  • Eveline Expands Reach With ProConcept Marketing

    POLAND: Eveline Cosmetics has inked an accord with Buford, GA-based ProConcept Marketing Group in which ProConcept will distribute Eveline’s products in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and Africa. Evel…
    08.06.08

  • Jade To Add Capsule, Lotion Of Injectable Skin Treatment

    CHINA: Jade Pharmaceutical—a subsidiary of AMDL, Inc., a Tustin, CA-based pharmaceuticals company—said it plans to launch capsule and lotion forms of Goodnak, its injectable anti-aging skin care product sold in China. The new formulations…
    08.06.08

  • Modi-Revlon To Target Salons

    INDIA: Modi-Revlon, a joint venture between Modi Group and Revlon, plans to add professional beauty products targeted to beauty salons in an effort to tap into this growing market. The range, which will feature 44 SKUs, including hair color, conditio…
    08.06.08

  • Levis To Make Personal Care Products

    INDIA: Best known for its globally recognized denim, Levi Strauss India plans to enter the personal care segment. The company will launch deodorant and other personal care products for men and women.…
    08.06.08

  • Show in UAE Nov. 17-18

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The Working Buildings Middle East exhibition will be held Nov. 17-18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. According to show organizers, CMPi, the world market for industrial and institutional cleaning products is foreca…
    08.06.08

  • Symrise Funds School In Chinas Earthquake Zone

    CHINA: Symrise, Holzminden, Germany, is offering some relief for those affected by the earthquake in China by funding a school in cooperation with Chinese NGO China Youth and Development Fund. Symrise’s executive board has donated €50,…
    08.06.08

  • Household & Auto Care Attracts 3000 Visitors

    BRAZIL: More than 3000 professionals visited Household & Auto Care 2008, which was held June 24-26 at the Frei Caneca Conventions Center in São Paulo. For small and medium manufacturers of cleaning products, the event was an efficient way…
    08.06.08

  • In-Cosmetic India To Address Whitening Products

    INDIA: In-cosmetics India has announced details of its Skincare Formulation Conference, which will be held Sept. 17 on the first day of the show in Mumbai. Designed to boost the knowledge of formulators, bench chemists, scientists and R&D special…
    08.06.08

  • Alberto-Culver Sells Nordic Subsidiary

    SWEDEN: Alberto-Culver has sold Cederroth International AB, its wholly owned subsidiary, to CapMan, a Nordic private equity firm. Cederroth, based in Stockholm, manufactures a diversified group of consumer products in the Nordic region and parts of E…
    07.14.08

  • Unilever To Acquire SIFCAs Soap Business

    WEST AFRICA: Unilever said it will acquire the soap business of Cosmivoire, which sells its products in West Africa. Cosmivoire is a subsidiary of SIFCA, an Ivorian agro-industry company. Unilever said the deal will strengthen its consumer bus…
    07.14.08

  • PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica Wins Innovation Prize

    AMSTERDAM: The BSB Innovation Prize in actives/naturals has been awarded Mibelle Biochemistry’s PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, the first active based on plant stem cells to protect skin stem cells. The award, which is presented by BSB Beratungs-…
    07.14.08

  • Kao, Kanebo Integrate Logistics and Distribution

    JAPAN: Kao Corporation and Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. have begun to integrate logistics and joint distribution of their consumer products and cosmetics, for their common customers. The goal is to more efficiently utilize logistics infrastructure, incl…
    07.14.08

  • In-Cosmetics India To Include Spectrum, Exhibition on Color

    INDIA: In-Cosmetics India is adding Spectrum, a new show within this year’s trade exhibition, which is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. According to show organizers, Spectrum—which is being rolled out i…
    07.14.08