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Mar 17, 2009 | 03:11 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
WFFC event highlights business realities, the power of guanxi, the evolution of the fl avor and fragrance industry, and the new Chinese consumer.
Dec 03, 2008 | 11:42 AM CST
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured
As the first personal care products bearing the Natural Products Association’s seal hit store shelves, an assessment of “natural” fragrances in personal care
Nov 13, 2008 | 10:14 AM CST
By: Angela Kohut, South East Aromas Fragrance Cons…
When cutting costs means cutting corners, the whole industry is in danger—and the customer has noticed
Our industry has a problem. As fragrance houses merge, there are not as many players as there once were. We now see this shrinking pool of houses fighting for clients and business.
Nov 12, 2008 | 04:40 PM CST
By: Euromonitor International
The current state of the air care market and the trends shaping it in the years to come
US consumers are drawn to air care for several reasons. Busy lifestyles translate into less cleaning at home, but consumers still want a home that smells fresh.
Sep 12, 2008 | 01:32 PM CDT
By: Barry Dowles, Berje Inc.
Evolving buyer needs and demands, the dominance and future viability of Chinese sourcing, and fluctuating prices for significant materials. Consider the plight of today’s raw material buyers and planners as they confront an unprecedented assault on the price and availability of everything they buy. The majority of the blame lies with recent higher crude oil prices, the effect of which impacts every phase of the production cycle.
Sep 12, 2008 | 01:28 PM CDT
By: Alexander Kirillov, Euromonitor
Weaknesses in the US market, the rise of niche brands, natural/organic demands and the continued strength of celebrity scents. The global cosmetics and toiletries industry saw another year of strong growth in 2007 to reach a value of $290.9 billion. According to Euromonitor International’s research, the market grew by 6%, which represents only a slight slowdown on the 2006 figure ($274.7 billion).
Jul 18, 2008 | 11:20 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor, and Kelly Frederi…
The big news on last year’s Flavor & Fragrance Leaders list was Firmenich’s purchase of Danisco’s fl avor division. The year before that, it was Givaudan’s purchase of Quest. At press time, rumors are again making the rounds regarding another potential merger within the top tier of F&F.
Jun 19, 2008 | 03:25 PM CDT
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
What we can learn by mining thriving online fragrance communities. Human beings are social creatures that bond intensely when sharing ideas, opinions and passions. Blogging provides a virtual outlet for expression that increases the chances of like minds meeting one another.
Apr 22, 2008 | 10:21 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Emerging technology presents serious regulatory hurdles and even greater possibilities for the flavor and fragrance industry. The Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has reported that products making nanotechnology claims have more than doubled, from 212 to 475, since March 2006. (The group launched its online inventory of nanotech goods at that time.)
Dec 20, 2007 | 02:41 PM CST
By: Steve Tanner, Arylessence Inc.
The need to communicate the facts about fragrance quality, integrity and safety to consumers. Recent assertions by consumer activists, environmental groups, anti-industry standard proponents and mainstream media are creating negative perceptions of fragrance that may have dire consequences for the fragrance industry. If facts about fragrance quality, integrity and safety are not widely shared and communicated, a very unpleasant image of the industry could prevail.