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Aug 25, 2009 | 04:21 PM CDT

HBA Announces Finalists for the International Package Design Awards

Finalists chosen from list of 200 entries; award presentation to take place September 15 on the HBA show floor.

Aug 18, 2009 | 04:03 PM CDT

Extracts Announces Winners of 2009 Best New Products Awards

DayNa Decker nature-influenced Botanika candle collection Named best of show.

Aug 11, 2009 | 02:27 PM CDT

The New Age of Antiaging

By: Jeff Falk

According to Euromonitor International’s June 2009 State of the Industry report, consumers clearly prioritize age-prevention above all else—allowing antiaging, as a global subcategory of skin care, to remain relatively unscathed as consumers’ tightened their purse strings. Still, both marketers and suppliers have been forced to reevaluate how consumers spend and adjust game plans accordingly. The resounding universals of fact-based claims—staying true to a brand mission and capturing the consumer’s imagination—remain, and a panel of marketers and suppliers delve into the issues.

Jul 10, 2009 | 09:32 AM CDT

P&G Closes Georgia Nioxin Operations

Closing of facility part of larger brand operations consolidation effort toward better long-term economics, additional manufacturing scale, a more robust R&D infrastructure and greater organizational capability.

Jul 06, 2009 | 11:37 AM CDT

Putting on a New Face—Environmentalism’s Impact on Ingredients and Packaging

By: Liz Grubow

Creating cradle-to-cradle has implications for ingredient and packaging choices—as well as business and marketing strategies.

Jul 06, 2009 | 10:03 AM CDT

Beiersdorf Doubles Skin Care Production in Thailand

Expansion of capacity response to growing demand for products in Southeast Asia; company's flagship brands produced at facility partly specialized and developed to meet the needs of Asian consumers.

Jun 26, 2009 | 09:46 AM CDT

Kao Acquires European Production Facilities

Acquisition of hair care product plant made to enhance company’s beauty care business base in Europe; company seeks to establish a more efficient and stable supply chain system.

Jun 09, 2009 | 11:23 AM CDT

Dow Corning Transforms Business Strategy

Initiatives focus on innovations in sustainability, efficiency and alternative energy. Company adjusts to meet evolving customer demands; sees sustainability as key business driver.

Jun 05, 2009 | 04:55 PM CDT

Exploring Outsourcing—Challenges and Opportunities

By: Marie Alice Dibon, PharmD

As companies’ needs for both innovation and building efficiencies accelerate, the benefits of outsourcing become clearer and clearer.