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Feb 11, 2008 | 03:21 PM CST

Marketing Matters: Private Label Grows Up

By: Donna C. Barson

Private label personal care brands continue to grow in prevalence and are emerging as a major threat to national brands. What does this mean to the savvy marketer?

Feb 11, 2008 | 03:12 PM CST

The Changing Landscape of Importing and Exporting

By: Felix Pekar, QuestaWeb…

The rules of importing and exporting continue to grow alongside the proliferation of international business and increasing security considerations. The responsibility to meet these rules lies on the shoulders of importers and their agents, and global trade management technology affords companies the power to meet this responsibility.

Feb 11, 2008 | 03:09 PM CST

The End Justifies the Means

By: Sara Mason

Meeting consumer demand for a greener secondary fragrance package requires involving the entire supply chain in a commitment toward sustainability.

Feb 01, 2008 | 11:10 AM CST

Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard Goes Live

On February 2, 2008, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. officially begin using its packaging scorecard to rate suppliers on their progress toward developing sustainable packaging...

Jan 17, 2008 | 05:58 PM CST

O-I to Close Canadian Glass Container Plant

Owens-Illinois will close its glass container plant in Scoudouc, New Brunswick; company cites market conditions...

Jan 15, 2008 | 10:36 AM CST

Going Global with Brand Security

Globally, counterfeit trade, including brand diversion, is expected to exceed $900 billion by 2010, according to the World Trade Organization. Brand security measures must be considered and acted upon in the early marketing stages, and these measures should be evaluated along the entire supply chain.

Jan 10, 2008 | 04:13 PM CST

Supply Chain: Designing a Cosmetic Supply Chain

By: Simon Kaye

Today’s cosmetics industry relies on ingredients and components sourced and manufactured globally. Designing a successful supply chain requires a top-down view that puts all the pieces together.

Dec 10, 2007 | 12:51 PM CST

ICMAD Presents Young Designers’ Awards

By: Nancy Jeffries

ICMAD (Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors), held its annual Young Designers’ Awards Dinner at 24 Fifth. The competition was established in 1999 to encourage and develop young creative talent in the cosmetic and personal care industries.

Dec 10, 2007 | 11:51 AM CST

Chemical Reaction: Skin Care: The Importance of Feel

By: Steve Herman

It is necessary to formulate a product with pleasing sensory attributes and to confirm the results with meaningful tests. Using systematic methods to create the proper feel and appearance is a prerequisite for a new formulation.

Dec 10, 2007 | 11:47 AM CST

Marketing Matters: Packaging and the Brand Experience—New Frontiers

By: Liz Grubow

Meeting new expectations inherent in the green trend, in concert with maintaining elegant and sophisticated packaging across beauty and personal care categories, will change the landscape of the brand experience and the relationship that marketers have with their customers.