Personal Care

SnugZ USA Announces Expansion Plans in West Jordan, Utah
March 25, 2013

SnugZ USA has just broken ground on its new 10 acre plot in West Jordan, Utah. SnugZ USA currently operates out of three different manufacturing sites and will consolidate into one brand new 120,000 square foot building. The construction phase is scheduled to be complete in the winter of 2013.

Natural Trends Welcomes Brian Ketterlin
February 26, 2013

Natural Trends announced that Brian Ketterlin, of Bridge Marketing Southwest, has joined the Natural Trends family as the Southwest region multi-line rep. Ketterlin will represent the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The Sunny Side of Sickness
February 15, 2013

Promotions caught the summertime sniffles? Check out this collection of some suppliers' favorite health and wellness products for ideas on combating the months of summer sickness ahead.

HPC Global Hires Michael Kogutt
January 23, 2013

HPC Global, located in Hanover, Pa., has hired 28-year industry veteran Michael A. Kogutt, MAS, MASI, as vice president of sales. In this position, Kogutt is tasked with growing sales and, more importantly, quality relationships with distributors.

Personal Care Manufacturer Unilever to Remove Environment-damaging Plastic Beads from Products
January 14, 2013

Beauty giant Unilever, which makes the Dove, Pond's and Vaseline brands, has announced that it will discontinue the use of micro-plastic exfoliating beads in its products.

The tiny scrub bits are popular in liquid hand soap and body wash formulas, but have become a major cause of marine debris. Studies show the plastic material doesn't entirely break down after it goes through the drain, and the pieces can also absorb chemicals during the disposal process that may then contaminate marine wildlife species and habitats.

A spokesperson said the polyethylene beads will be replaced by an alternative yet-to-be-determined material.

Banana Boat Recalls Spray-on Sunscreens Due to Fire Risk
October 22, 2012

Energizer Holdings Inc. announced it is initiating a voluntary market withdrawal of several continuous-spray Banana Boat sun-care products, due to a potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.

Natural Trends Hires David Lodde
September 25, 2012

Natural Trends, a personal care supplier in Provo, Utah, has hired David Lodde of DL Marketing to represent Natural Trends in the Central states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.