All news articles for March 2015

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

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

By Michelle Yeomans

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 mark by 2020.

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

By Michelle Yeomans

Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable with letting a 'stranger' into their home. 

Raphael Bemporad, co-founder of BBMG

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

By Simon Pitman

We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of getting the right message out effectively.

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

Special newsletter: Men's grooming

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

By Simon Pitman

Today we are publishing the first of our special edition newsletters for 2015, and to kick things off we are taking you on an extensive exploration of the men’s grooming category.

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

By Simon Pitman

We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the U.S. and Europe.

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

Special Newsletter – Men’s Grooming

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

By Deanna Utroske

Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals, men’s toiletries tend toward organics.

A Shanghai supermarket. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

By Michelle Yeomans

As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets on the region alike, it can be tricky to know which product will...

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

Special Newsletter - Men's Grooming

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings and communicating innovation.

Dr. Fred Zulli, managing director, Mibelle Biochemistry

PCHi Insight: Part Two

Mibelle talks targeted growth in China and regulatory challenges

By Simon Pitman

In the second part of this interview with Switzerland-based Mibelle Biochemistry, managing director Dr. Fred Zulli shares his vision about targeted ingredient launches for the China market, while underlining the regulatory challenges.

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

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

By Michelle Yeomans

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 19 provinces and municipalities.