Sales: $1 billion.
Key Personnel: Zhang Dongfang, chairman and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Skin care, personal care and home care. Brands include Vive, Dr. Yu, Giving, HomeAegis. Herborist, GF, Liushen.
New Products: Herborist Joy•color cosmetics.
Comments: Sales rose 10% last year. In 2018, Shanghai Jahwa entered into a long-term cooperation agreement with Church & Dwight to become the exclusive omni-channel distributor in mainland China of four of C&D’s categories—baking soda, toothpaste, dry shampoo and feminine hygiene.
At the Shanghai Jahwa Brand Festival this year, CEO Zhang Dongfang spoke about the company’s plans to enrich its own product portfolio, too, by creating six academies aimed at helping the company develop high-level products and become the industry benchmark. The academies—Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Hair and Dermatology, Academy of Packaging Materials and Structures, Academy of Fine Arts Design, Academy of Chinese and Foreign Regulations and Industry Standards and Academy of Raw Materials—will reportedly cooperate with institutions and colleges such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chiao Tung University, University of The South, Zhejiang University, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Huashan Hospital, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts and the French Industrial Design Union.
Shanghai Jahwa won the Poster Award for Technology Innovation at the 30th IFSCC Congress in Munich.