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April 7, 2011

When shopping for soap, bath and shower products, scent and moisturizing capabilities are cited most often as influencing purchase decisions, according to a recent Mintel survey.

CHICAGO — When shopping for soap, bath and shower products, scent and moisturizing capabilities are cited most often as influencing purchase decisions, according to a recent Mintel survey.

According to the survey, 38% of respondents who have purchased soap said their decision is based mainly on scent, while 35% said they prefer shower products with extra moisturizers.

April 5, 2011

Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.
 
Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend hand creams combine certified organic shea butter, soybean oil and sunflower oil with botanical extracts to hydrate, nourish and pamper dry hands.
 
The Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend hand cream collection includes:

April 1, 2011

Sundial has announced that Walgreens has become the exclusive national drug store retail partner for its SheaMoisture hair care line and will carry the products on shelf and online, beginning April 1.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial has announced that Walgreens has become the exclusive national drug store retail partner for its SheaMoisture hair care line and will carry the products on shelf and online, beginning April 1.

"We are very excited to launch our newest collection at Walgreens," stated Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Creations, maker of SheaMoisture. "They have been a key partner in the growth of our business and we are enthusiastic about bringing organic hair care products to such a broad consumer base."

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

USDA deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan made the announcement Thursday at a biobased product meeting in Glenwillow, Ohio.

March 24, 2011

Arm & Hammer's gel laundry detergent is celebrating its first birthday and has invited parents to share messy first birthday moments for a chance to win a dream birthday party for their child.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Arm & Hammer's gel laundry detergent is celebrating its first birthday and has invited parents to share messy first birthday moments for a chance to win a dream birthday party for their child.

Arm & Hammer Power Gel is sponsoring a contest where through June 15, parents can upload an unforgettable, messy moment from their child’s first birthday, along with a caption, to PowerGelParty.com.

March 24, 2011

Unilever's Suave brand of hair care products is showcasing its reformulated Suave Professionals line via a "Shameless" star challenge that asks women to put their hair care products to the test.

NEW YORK — Unilever's Suave brand of hair care products is showcasing its reformulated Suave Professionals line via a "Shameless" star challenge that asks women to put their hair care products to the test.

To launch the challenge, actress Emmy Rossum of Showtime's "Shameless" Thursday is hosting a live event in New York's Union Square, where she is asking consumers to take "The Suave Challenge" to see if they can tell the difference between hair styled with new Suave Professionals and hair styled with top salon hair care products.

March 23, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive is bolstering its foothold in the European personal care market by acquiring from Unilever the Sanex personal care brand for about $940 million.

Sanex is a multicategory personal care brand with 2010 net sales of about $260 million, primarily in western Europe. Liquid body cleansing and deodorants each represent nearly 50% of the business.

The deal is structured as an all-cash acquisition for shares and net assets. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter this year.

March 15, 2011

Unilever, the maker of Dove Men+Care, is celebrating the launch of its new Dove Men+Care antiperspirants/deodorants and Sensitive Clean personal wash by inking a corporate partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever, the maker of Dove Men+Care, is celebrating the launch of its new Dove Men+Care antiperspirants/deodorants and Sensitive Clean personal wash by inking a corporate partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

March 15, 2011

Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

NEW YORK — Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

The new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection includes:

March 15, 2011

Natural personal care brand Jason has debuted for 2011 a fresh look with new and improved packaging designs.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Natural personal care brand Jason has debuted for 2011 a fresh look with new and improved packaging designs.

February 28, 2011

Procter & Gamble is letting Target customers know that great things come in small packages as it launches new Tide and Gain compacted powder laundry detergents.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is letting Target customers know that great things come in small packages as it launches new Tide and Gain compacted powder laundry detergents.

The compacted Tide and Gain detergents, which offer the same number of loads in a smaller box, could save up to 22 million lbs. of total packaging in the United States and Canada each year, P&G said. The company said that in addition to the Tide and Gain launch at Target, P&G also will introduce compacted formulas for Cheer, Dreft and Ivory Snow.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


February 9, 2011

CHI Rx Moisture Therapy with 3DS complex, the first line of retail hair care products from CHI Home, is slated to hit major retailers in April.

HOUSTON — CHI Rx Moisture Therapy with 3DS complex, the first line of retail hair care products from CHI Home, is slated to hit major retailers in April.

The hair care line is enriched with keratin and fortified with silk to reflect light from all angles resulting in three-dimensional shine, the company stated.

February 7, 2011

Henkel's Got2b hair care brand is bringing to the U.S. market its Powder'ful volumizing styling powder.

DUSSELDORF, Germany — Henkel's Got2b hair care brand is bringing to the U.S. market its Powder'ful volumizing styling powder.

The Got2b Powder'ful volumizing styling powder is formulated with virtually weightless microparticles designed to help texturize the hair's surface, giving hair root lift in 10 seconds. Shake the powder onto dry hair to give hair an immediate volume boost.

The product will be available in March at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Ulta and Meijer locations for $5.99.

February 2, 2011

Vogue International's Organix hair care brand is expanding its portfolio with the new Ever Straight Brazilian keratin therapy collection, an at-home hair straightening system.

NEW YORK — Vogue International's Organix hair care brand is expanding its portfolio with the new Ever Straight Brazilian keratin therapy collection, an at-home hair straightening system.

Made with the same scent as the Organix nourishing coconut milk collection, the blend of organic cocoa nut oil with keratin proteins promises to strengthen and soften the hair, while organic avocado oils and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong tresses, according to the company.

February 1, 2011

Summer's Eve debuted "Freshen Up In Between," a new campaign that includes print and online ads that capture women's view of hygiene and the role it plays in their lives.

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Summer's Eve debuted "Freshen Up In Between," a new campaign that includes print and online ads that capture women's views of hygiene and the role hygiene plays in their lives.

February 1, 2011

STAMFORD, Conn. — Lornamead is bringing innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first 
dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner for the mass market. Until now, those with sensitive skin or allergies had to turn to pricey specialty or salon products, stated Randy Sloan, president of Lornamead. 


January 12, 2011

JocottBrands, a developer and marketer of branded consumer products, is bringing the new Argan Magic hair care line exclusively to CVS/pharmacy.

VAN NUYS, Calif. — JocottBrands, a developer and marketer of branded consumer products, is bringing the new Argan Magic hair care line exclusively to CVS/pharmacy.

January 11, 2011

Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

“Up until now, people with sensitive skin or allergies had to settle for expensive specialty or salon products to meet their needs. Now, they have a good, affordable option for the whole family where they usually shop for shampoo,” stated Randy Sloan, president of Lornamead, which acquired the brand from Unilever in 2006.

January 3, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Monday supplemented its Mucinex and Delsym cough-cold portfolio with the addition of Cepacol from Combe.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Reckitt Benckiser on Monday supplemented its Mucinex and Delsym cough-cold portfolio with the addition of Cepacol from Combe.

Combe also announced the completion of its cough-cold and skin care businesses to the British conglomerate, along with its foot care brand Odor-Eaters to personal care company Blistex.

December 14, 2010

Bresslergroup on Tuesday introduced a device that disinfects an entire room without labor or hazardous chemicals. Bresslergroup designed the new product for Sanosil International.

PHILADELPHIA — Bresslergroup on Tuesday introduced a device that disinfects an entire room without labor or hazardous chemicals. Bresslergroup designed the new product for Sanosil International.

December 7, 2010

Aubrey Organics, a maker of natural hair, skin and body care products, introduced in November new fragrances for its shave formula and glycogen protein balancing shampoo and conditioner.

NEW YORK — Aubrey Organics, a maker of natural hair, skin and body care products, introduced in November new fragrances for its shave formula and glycogen protein balancing shampoo and conditioner.

For a silky-smooth shave, there's the new crème de la shave. The moisturizing formulas are available in five natural scents, including the new white tea and citrus and pomegranate scents. They join the existing lineup of toasted almond, orange cream and raspberry honey.

November 14, 2010

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October 24, 2010

In a move that wasn’t exactly a surprise to many industry observers, Unilever announced plans...

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands —In a move that wasn’t exactly a surprise to many industry observers, Unilever announced plans to acquire Alberto-Culver for $3.7 billion in cash, a deal that significantly will boost Unilever’s hair care portfolio.

October 19, 2010

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has appointed Stefan Sudhoff, corporate SVP cosmetics/toiletries at Henkel, to...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has appointed Stefan Sudhoff, corporate SVP cosmetics/toiletries at Henkel, to lead Henkel Consumer Goods. Sudhoff succeeds Georg Baratta.

Henkel Consumer Goods is headquartered in Scottsdale and markets such consumer brands as Dial soaps, Right Guard antiperspirants, Purex laundry detergents and Renuzit air fresheners. Henkel purchased The Dial Corp., located in Scottsdale, in 2004.