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Kosé develops range to meet needs of India's women

23-Apr-2015 - Japanese cosmetics firm, Kosé has invested in India's markets with a skin care brand it developed to better cater to the women of the country.

Baxter meets Australian PM to discuss China free trade

23-Apr-2015 - Australia-based sun and skin care player Baxter Laboratories recently had a visit from the country’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott that provided the opportunity to discuss the free trade agreement with...

Shiseido steps up retail strategy in Japan

22-Apr-2015 - As part of Shiseido's goal to become more accessible to Asian consumers, the brand is heavily investing in enhancing its' travel retail business with duty-free stores.

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

09-Apr-2015 - An ambitious Christchurch cosmetics start-up is elbowing its' way to the forefront of New Zealand's cosmetics market. Which just goes to show that it's not just the big players changing...

Benefit cosmetics loses trademark fight

08-Apr-2015 - A businesswoman has won her battle against Benefit Cosmetics, successfully blocking the company’s use of the term ‘Brow Bar’ exclusively in Australia.

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Can South Korea's Missha make a comeback with new markets?

07-Apr-2015 - Although its' touted as South Korea’s 'first successful budget cosmetics brand', Missha has had a tough time maintaining its status of late, what with having to close its' Hong Kong and Macau...

P&G gets thumbs down from financial expert, on currency concerns

06-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has made big cost reductions and is on the verge of significantly slimming down its brand portfolio, but currency exchange is set to throw up another obstacle...

Chinese brands have new edge on competition with tea flavored toothpaste

02-Apr-2015 - By catering to the Chinese palate, domestic personal care brands are managing to hold off international competition in oral care with green tea flavored products.

Burberry to team up with Shiseido to conquer Japan?

02-Apr-2015 - Burberry's luxury fragrance house is speculated to be teaming up with Asian cosmetics giant, Shiseido to distribute its' perfumes in Japan.

Foreo claims 'world first' with 3D 'make-up artist' technology

02-Apr-2015 - Skin care company, Foreo claims to have developed ‘the world’s first digital make-up artist’ by combining 3D printing technology and advanced real-time facial mapping software. 

Indonesia invests in women: ANGIN fund helps start-ups

31-Mar-2015 - The Angel Investment Network Indonesia is investing in the early stages of women-led start-ups, backing entrepreneurs across various industries including cosmetics.

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

31-Mar-2015 - After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen...

HK businesses losing out as tensions continue over 'parallel traders'

31-Mar-2015 - As some Hong Kong protesters continue to harass tourists, retailers are baring the brunt, as shoppers from the mainland and even local residents are put off by the confrontation at...

Nu Skin gets the go ahead for China's Zhejiang Province

25-Mar-2015 - International skin care player, Nu Skin has been given the go ahead to begin direct selling in China's Zhejiang Province, bringing its' global presence to a total of 30 cities in...

L’Oreal launching Urban Decay, NYX, and MakeUp Genius in Australia

25-Mar-2015 - To better connect with younger consumers not actively shopping at department store counters, the global beauty brand is marketing to its digitally agile brands and platforms to savvy Australians.

Jumei sees slump in orders despite Q4 tipped to be the strongest..

24-Mar-2015 - The fourth quarter is reported to be the strongest for China’s online retailers, thanks to shopping holidays like Singles' Day. However, Jumei seen a decrease in total orders in 2014 by 5.9% to...

L'Oréal reveals plans to look beyond ASEAN markets

24-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics maker L'Oréal has announced it will be exploring markets outside of ASEAN with the ranges it produces in Indonesia.

Increasing women in the workforce to turn Japan's economy around

19-Mar-2015 - Despite repeated attempts to revitalize the economy, Japan remains mired in weak growth. However, analysts now say increasing the number of women in the workforce will turn things around. ...

LG Household & Healthcare reveals plans for growth in China

18-Mar-2015 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has revealed China to be its' main focus this year with new products. 

Special edition: Beauty from within

Beauty From Within turns ugly for L’Oréal and Nestlé

17-Mar-2015 - It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream...

Is P&G about to divest part of its beauty portfolio?

17-Mar-2015 - Procter & Gamble is looking into either a sale or an IPO for part of its beauty, hair and personal care portfolio, if a report citing anonymous industry insiders is...

South Korea's Memebox focused on taking success global

17-Mar-2015 - Memebox, is looking beyond South Korea's market, which accounts for 80% of its sales, to strengthen its' efforts in China and the US.

Shiseido enters MOU for acquiring French luxury fragrance trademark

13-Mar-2015 - Having helped it break into the European market as part of a collaboration that goes back 35 years, Shiseido announces it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for acquiring...

Korean brands scaling down in Japan due to weak Yen

12-Mar-2015 - While more and more Japanese cosmetics brands see value in Korea’s markets, Korean companies are scaling down their business in Japan, due to the weak yen.

New P&G offices

Sneak a peek inside P&G's new Singapore office

11-Mar-2015 - Last month, Procter & Gamble opened its new offices at the Metropolis in Singapore, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the growth of the company in the country as...

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