Archive for July 7th, 2009

BASF cuts jobs and closes factories to integrate Ciba into business

Posted in Business News on July 7th, 2009 by Jane Bear – 7 Comments

By Katie Bird, 07-Jul-2009

BASF will be cutting 3,700 jobs and closing over 20 production facilities as part of the integration of Ciba into the business.

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Sustainable packing an emerging consumer trend – study

Posted in Environmental Issues, Recycling on July 7th, 2009 by Jane Bear – 9 Comments


The increasing importance of sustainable packaging as a consumer issue means companies need to constantly reassess the amount of packing they use, according to a new report.

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Beiersdorf invests €10 million to double production in Thailand

Posted in Business News, Cosmetics & Toiletries on July 7th, 2009 by Jane Bear – 7 Comments

By Leah Armstrong, 06-Jul-2009

Beiersdorf has invested €10 million to expand a factory in Bangplee, Thailand in order to double the manufacturing capacity of its Nivea products and capitalize on the fast expanding South East Asian market.

In Beiersdorf’s first quarter results, published at the beginning of May, sales in Africa, Asia and Australia increased to €254 m – a rise in organic terms of 5.5 percent. Double-digit increases were recorded in Thailand, making this market an obvious one to concentrate on.

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NZ skincare brand goes carbon neutral to allay ‘food mile’ concerns

Posted in Business News, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Environmental Issues on July 7th, 2009 by Jane Bear – 14 Comments

By Katie Bird, 06-Jul-2009

New Zealand-based brand Snowberry has achieved carbon neutral certification for all of its luxury skin care products.

The company is a major exporter and being able to prove it has offset its greenhouse gas emissions is increasingly important, according to managing director Mark Henderson.

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