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One of the biggest emerging markets in the industry, India has long been tipped for massive market growth in the coming years. Natural products and ingredients are increasingly popular as consumers are well accustomed to them due to traditional and cultural reasons. Key markets in the region of India include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Rieke Dispensing’s Asia reach bolstered with acquisition

21-Aug-2014 - Rieke Dispensing’s reach in Asia has expanded once more and its manufacturing capabilities will be given a boost following its parent company TriMas Corporation’s acquisition of Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd....

Cosmetics online flash sales to take off in Asia

05-Aug-2014 - In an effort to push the mobile commerce market in Southeast Asia, Japan based mobile app company ‘Line’ has plans to influence flash sales across markets including cosmetics.

Unilever takes direct distribution up a notch with new marketing campaign

17-Jul-2014 - Hindustan Unilever has confirmed its intent to expand the company’s direct distribution efforts in India, launching another novel marketing initiative which targets the individual personal care consumer. 

Emami hunting growth with multiple personal care launches

16-Jul-2014 - Emami has displayed eagerness to corner growth in India, with its recent launches and acquisitions marking it out as a company investing heavily in diversifying its portfolio. 

E-retail platform secures $3.4 million investment as India’s online shopping takes off

10-Jul-2014 - Indian beauty company Nykaa has secured Rs 20 crore ($3.4 million) from private investors to further boost their presence as one of the country’s leading online retailers. 

Hindustan Unilever outlines five-point plan to make the company ‘future-ready’

03-Jul-2014 - The chairman of personal care giant Hindustan Unilever has outlined five areas of focus where the brand will make moves to make itself ‘future ready’, with the key industry player...

Maybelline preparing to launch new mobile-optimised site

01-Jul-2014 - Colour cosmetics company Maybelline has entered a partnership with one of India’s leading tech development firms, Infosys, to create a new mobile optimized site for the brand.

The sun care category’s role in India’s enthusiasm for skin lightening

26-Jun-2014 - In a country which reportedly got through 233 tonnes of skin-whitening products last year as consumers strive to achieve paler skin, Indian consumers might be expected to be already well aware...

Nivea opens first manufacturing plant in India

25-Jun-2014 - Nivea, a global leader in skin care, has just opened its first manufacturing plant within India, in a move which confirms its efforts to expand in the country are underway. ...

India FDA cracks down on cosmetics manufacturers

25-Jun-2014 - The Indian Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on four cosmetics manufacturers in Pune, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur after finding them to be operating without valid licences.

India’s professional sector increasingly competitive as Revlon moves in

19-Jun-2014 - In a move with which the brand states it hopes to take on L’Oreal, Revlon has announced it will now branch out into the professional beauty segment in India. ...

Regulatory body counters discrimination in India’s skin lightening advertising

17-Jun-2014 - The advertising standards regulator of India, ASCI, has released draft guidelines which aim to challenge those advertising campaigns which plug skin lightening, or ‘fairness’, products by means of the promotion...

Domestic brand moves to take on international giants with Indian male grooming

17-Jun-2014 - Indian consumer goods player Emami has moved in on the increasingly lucrative male grooming sector in India, launching its deodorant range ‘He’ to compete with the international giants of Unilever...

Colour cosmetics adoption rates soaring in India

11-Jun-2014 - A report from cosmetics giant L’Oreal observes that the consumer enthusiasm for colour cosmetics in India is rising sharply, with the growth of mascara’s penetration from 17% in 2004 to...

Digital a ‘necessary platform’ for beauty brands in India

20-May-2014 - Digital has been called up as an essential tool for the marketing of beauty brands in India, with the CEO of one of the region’s key players in marketing, VML...

India merged: P&G rationalizes its regions to cut costs

01-May-2014 - In a move which will streamline operations and cut costs, Procter & Gamble has merged its India operations with those in the Middle East and Africa, to form one IMEA...

Unilever takes advantage of mobiles’ novelty in rural India

23-Apr-2014 - In the latest move from beauty brands mobilising to leverage the increasing number of consumers from rural areas of India, Unilever has launched a music streaming marketing service for its...

First ever 'Kosmetica' beauty event caters to India's rapid growth

09-Apr-2014 - With the Indian cosmetic industry forecaste to reach $200 billion by 2020, more beauty focused events are springing up all over the country, Kosmetica being the first of its kind...

Growing it out: room for hair care to expand in India

19-Mar-2014 - India has got room for further hair care growth, according to market analysts at Trefis, and professional salon retail looks set to drive this expansion.

New Delhi based Modi Revlon to take on L’Oreal

19-Mar-2014 - The Indian based subsidiary of Revlon is set to roll out a new brand of colour cosmetics that it has priced 60% cheaper than its existing range in a move...

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

11-Mar-2014 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is set to go ahead with the launch of its skin care brand ‘Za’ in India next month, following the successful establishment of its Mumbai subsidiary...

Indian men seeking greater grooming comfort

06-Mar-2014 - Market researcher Reportlinker has identified that despite changes in the current market landscape, the male toiletries market in India is growing steadily in both value and volume terms.

India’s smaller businesses losing out

04-Mar-2014 - India’s micro, small and medium enterprises may need to step it up with exports, as recent figures show that the country’s MSME exports are declining.

Rural consumers to lead India's boom: Unilever looking to profit

27-Feb-2014 - Unilever has announced its intention to join the Facebook-led alliance ‘Internet.org’, which seeks to provide web access to India’s rural population, in a move which looks to make the most...

Centre for Science says natural claims are not always safer

27-Feb-2014 - According to a survey from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a lack of regulation in India means a ‘herbal’ claim on a cosmetic product might not always mean natural or...

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