US hydrocolloid firm International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues to consolidate its position in the ingredients sector
announcing the acquisition of UK ingredients company Hallcrest. In
March this year the ambitious company acquired...
Vorwerk & Co - a German direct selling business - has announced
it is to acquire beauty care company Jafra Cosmetics. The
acquisition represents the expansion of Vorwerk into the cosmetic,
fragrance and skin care market, the largest...
Del Laboratories - a mass-market manufacturer of nail care products
- has announced it is to license Elizabeth Arden trademarks for its
new salon product line. The agreement marks the company's first
entree into the professional...
Disposable wipes have evolved into a global business concept
generating more than $5 billion in sales a year, reports
Euromonitor. Achieving strong double-digit growth year after year,
the category now assumes a major role in the...
The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...
Cosmetics maker Elizabeth Arden, a company not particularly known
for its teenage appeal, is bringing Britney Spears on board to
develop her own fragrance. The deal has been cited as 'risky' by
analysts, raising more controversy...
Grooming time for British men has increased to an average of 3.1
hours per week - outstripping the average female grooming time of
just 2.5 hours - according to a new report from Datamonitor.
Manufacturers are advised to persevere...
Seeing off a drop in sales for the first three quarters of 2003, US
flavours company Technology Flavors & Fragrances (TFF) drives
further into new product development in the area of cosmeceuticals,
announcing a new link up with...
A rise in global demand for titanium dioxide - a natural sourced
pigment used in cosmetics and suncream - has led Millennium
Chemicals to introduce a price increase for its Tiona titanium
dioxide (TiO2) products sold in Asia, Africa,...
OT Over Time - a new company founded by former Procter & Gamble
employees - thinks it has found a niche market in the highly
competitive personal care sector. The US company is to target
'tween' boys between 9 and 16...
UK chemical stalwart Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) will spin
off the food ingredients arm of its struggling flavour and
fragrance business Quest to Irish ingredients group Kerry. The move
is part of Quest's attempt to refocus...
L'Oréal may be seeking to acquire Alberto-Culver to ward off
competition in the US hair-care market. With the acquisitions of
Clairol in 2001 and Wella last year, Procter & Gamble has made
it clear that it is trying to usurp...
In the last five years an increase in average price has allowed
dollars to exceed unit sales in skincare and make-up in the US,
reports the NPD Group. The sale of prestige beauty products rose by
two per cent to €6 billion in 2003...