Online navigational device is key to success at Cosmoprof North America 2011
One-2-One Beauty Matchmaking, a free app-like feature on the Cosmoprof website, provided a personalized, printable show floor plan, which was the key to navigating this massive, innovative beauty show.
Oral and personal care products giant Colgate-Palmolive has unveiled positive overall growth thanks to strong sales in the emerging markets.
Chemicals company Lipo has announced two management changes in the US and Asia-Pacific as it looks to continue its growth in the personal care market.
WRBM Inc, publisher of CosmeticsDesign.com USA, has opened an office in Lower Manhattan, New York City to re-enforce its position as the leading provider of independent news serving the US cosmetics formulation and packaging industries.
Promotion at M.A.C cosmetics
Catherine Bomboy Dougherty has been promoted to senior vice president of global communications at M.A.C cosmetics, effective June 1st 2011.
Personal care fuels US aerosol industry as production reaches all-time high
Aerosol product popularity with consumers in the US is continuing to fuel the market with personal care ranked as one of the highest product categories.
Avon sales climb as strong Latin America sales counteract a weak US market
Avon has reported strong sales growth and a big jump in profits as the Latin American markets power on, with particularly strong growth in Mexico and Venezuela.
Taminco to build surfactant intermediates plant on back of sales growth in US and Latin America
Increased sales of DMAPA in the US and Latin America has led Belgium-headquartered alkylamines producer Taminco to construct a unit for the surfactant intermediate at its plant in St Gabriel in Louisana
Berlin Packaging expands in the US with acquisitions
Rigid packaging player Berlin Packaging has acquired Continental Packaging Solutions and integrated AllPak into its business, significantly expanding its reach in the US.
Intercos expands production through states investment
Intercos America, a leading worldwide manufacturer of make-up products has secured state investment to expand its production facilities in New York State.
Ball acquires metal packaging business Aerocan
Packaging giant Ball has expanded its footprint in metal packaging in Europe with the acquisition of aluminum aerosol can and bottle provider Aerocan.
Bottega Verde plays on 'safer' European regulation to target US consumers
Italy-based cosmetics company Bottega Verde has launched a US website for its line of cosmetics, claiming the decision is in response to America calling out for safer cosmetics.
Unilever’s focus on emerging markets pays off
Unilever has announced a big rise in both net profit and turnover for the third quarter on the back of big gains from emerging markets and a solid performance from personal care.
Key promotions announced at Estee Lauder
Global cosmetics company, Estee Lauder, has announced the promotion of executives Daniel M. Annese and Charisse Ford in an effort to continue building global momentum for the brand.
Beiersdorf North America announce changes to management team
Skin care company, Beiersdorf, has announced key appointments and promotions to its North American management team.
Estée Lauder’s exec receives fragrance award
Estée Lauder’s president, North America Thia Breen will be awarded the Circle of Champions Award for her services to the fragrance industry.
More changes at Maesa as company continues to strengthen in US
A number of new appointments swell the ranks of packaging and contract manufacturer Maesa, as the company continues to expand and strengthen its business sin the US.
Latin America drives Avon results, but China suffers
Avon results up on strong Latin American sales in the second quarter but the company’s sales in China suffered significantly.
P&G ups product offering in emerging markets to drive growth
Procter & Gamble will be increasing the number of brands and products it offers in emerging markets in order to make the most of the growth potential they hold.
Professional skin care market struggles but a return to growth is forecast
The market for professional skin care in Europe and the United States showed distinct signs of fatigue, but BRIC markets continue to power ahead and growth will return, a Kline report states.
L’Oreal boosts SalonCentric division with acquisition
Beauty giant L’Oreal has acquired hair salon supplier C.B. Sullivan through the SalonCentric division of its subsidiary, L’Oreal USA.
Maesa Group appoints new CEO
Contract manufacturer Maesa has appointed Jill Belasco to the position of CEO of the Maesa Group.
Avon’s profits fall despite sales increase
Direct-seller Avon has reported a 14 percent increase in first quarter revenue aided by double digit sales growth in the company’s strongest markets; Europe and Latin America.
Revlon sales drop on poor color cosmetics performance
The US headquartered company has reported a drop in sales and net income for the year and warns of the effect of the Venezuelan currency devaluation on the coming year.
North American paperboard association formed via merger
The merger of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) with the North American Packaging Association (NAPA) has led to the creation of a united, North American association for the packaging industry.
Elizabeth Arden sales show strong recovery
Elizabeth Arden net sales grew by 6.3 percent during its second quarter, boosted by a particularly strong performance in the Asia Pacific region.
Unilever to close California personal care facility
UK/Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to close its personal care manufacturing facility in Industry, California as part of ongoing restructuring measures.
Prospects of a global organics standard ‘appear low’
With the proliferation of yet more natural and organic cosmetic standards, analysts say the prospects for a global unified standard are not getting any closer.
Plant closure expenses drag profits down at IFF
Sales were showing signs of recovery for International Flavors and Fragrances in the third quarter, but profits were dragged down by charges.
Givaudan nine month results outpace market growth
Despite a slow start to its financial year, Swiss fragrance and flavours group Givaudan says business has picked up in the last six months, pointing to a recovery.
Kose aims at international markets to exit downturn
Kose, one of Japan’s biggest cosmetic and personal care providers, says it will start to focus on developing international markets to counterbalance weaker developed markets.
Alberto-Culver sues Procter & Gamble over defective skin cream
Having bought the Noxzema skin care brand from Procter & Gamble last year, Alberto-Culver is suing over claims that the skin care cream was defective.
Personal care holds up for Beiersdorf as adhesives slump
Although the company’s adhesives business has been battered by the recession, Q2 sales for its personal care operations were buoyed by developing markets
CVS banned from selling defaced Coty’s Davidoff fragrance
A New York court of appeal has upheld a ban that stops US retailer CVS from selling Coty’s Davidoff fragrance if the packaging has been defaced.
Klean beauty brand accused of dirty tactics over trademark infringement
Fusion Brands International (FBI), which manufactures products under the trademark CLEAN, has filed a lawsuit against a fellow beauty manufacturer claiming trademark infringement.
Several new organic and natural standards have been launched over the last 18 months on both sides of the Atlantic. CosmeticsDesign.com talked to Amarjit Sahota, director of Organic Monitor, to get under the skin of the “certification wars”.
Beiersdorf blames retail destocking for poor Q1
Beiersdorf first quarter results were hit by poor sales in its Western European and US markets, which the company blamed on retailer de-stocking.
Frutarom launches marine bioactive nutricosmetic extract
New Jersey-based Frutarom is launching a new marine extract based nutricosmetic in the US, born out of its new business relationship with France-based Copalis.
IFF appoints new director of specialty retail
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has appointed a fragrance veteran to take up the position of director of specialty retail.
Coty appoints new head of Beauty Division
Coty has appointed a new president of its Beauty Division to manage all Coty brands available in mass distribution in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Divestment and strong care chemical sales boost Cognis
Strong sales for its Care Chemicals division and the divestment of the Oleochemicals and Pulcra Chemicals businesses boost Cognis, but net profits were still in the red in 2008.
'Made with Organic' standard a step closer to harmonisation, says NSF
NSF’s ‘Made with Organic’ standard for personal care products is a step towards much needed harmonization, according to the standard creators.
Strong Latin American growth boosts Alberto Culver results
Multi-cultural brands and growth in Latin America are behind the success of Alberto Culver’s fourth quarter.
Eastern Europe drives growth at Beiersdorf
Beiersdorf has expanded its market share in Central and Eastern Europe as the economic downturn in Europe and North America pushes companies towards emerging markets.
IFF results suffer from weak fragrance sales
International Flavors and Fragrances reports an increase in turnover and reiterates predictions for future growth, although fragrance sales continue to disappoint.
Eveline signs North American distribution deal
Poland cosmetics player Eveline Cosmetics has signed a distribution
deal to with ProConcepts Marketing to expand into the US,
Canadian and Mexican markets.
Beiersdorf aims to up its presence in the US market
As part of its ambitions to grow its brand footprint on a global
basis, Germany-based Beiersdorf says it wants to up its
investment for marketing and advertising in the US market.
L'Oreal acquires major salon hair care provider
The US division of the world's largest cosmetics company has
acquired Maly's West, the third largest beauty salon distributor in
the US, as consolidation in the professional hair care market
More cases of tainted China toothpaste uncovered
FDA officials have conceded that the distribution of tainted
toothpaste throughout the US is much more wide-spread, extending to
larger numbers of discount stores than first thought as well as
prisons and hospitals.
Alima Cosmetics receives German naturals certification
Tapping into the fast-growing market for natural cosmetic and
personal care products, Texas-based Alima Cosmetics has received
the BDIH Certified Natural Cosmetics Seal for its line of 240
mineral make-up products.