All news articles for September 2015

Dr Kurt Bock says BASF

BASF expects strategy to grow despite challenging environment

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Chemicals company BASF says that it expects its 'We create chemistry' strategy to grow and make the company more profitable, despite a challenging environment, according to its chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.

CIRS clears up 'poor understanding' of baby toiletry guidelines

CIRS clears up 'poor understanding' of baby toiletry guidelines

By Michelle Yeomans

Since the implementation of the Guideline in 2013, less than 100 non-special use baby care toiletry imports were permitted into China by the CFDA. CIRS reckons this is down to the industry's 'poor understanding' of the notification and...

AkzoNobel furthers South East Asia investment in Vietnam

AkzoNobel furthers South East Asia investment in Vietnam

By Michelle Yeomans

AkzoNobel is investing in its performance coatings business in Vietnam, aiming to increase its workforce by 20 per cent to cater to customers in Southeast Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Beauty brands send too many emails!

Beauty brands send too many emails!

By Deanna Utroske

One marketing services company has new data on open rates and send volumes that could help beauty brands adjust their consumer email strategies to greater effect.

Beauty e-tailer JD.com plows ahead with strengthening its Asia reach

Beauty e-tailer JD.com plows ahead with strengthening its Asia reach

By Michelle Yeomans

It's full steam ahead for China e-tailer JD.com which has invested in a Hong Kong base to engage more with brands and retailers across Asia, and to make it easier, and quicker for international merchants to ship directly to consumers in China.

Shiseido’s Social Business Model in Bangladesh recognised by the UN

Shiseido’s Social Business Model in Bangladesh recognised by the UN

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognised cosmetics maker Shiseido’s Social Business Model, whereby it seeks to improve social status and lifestyle of rural women by skin care products, as ‘Business Call to Action’ (BCtA).

The bioelectronic nose ready to change the face of fragrance

The bioelectronic nose ready to change the face of fragrance

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers at Seoul National University constructed a nose device with sensors that can smell in much the same way humans do. It’s a technology with implications for many industries, not the least of which is perfume.

Will the next Google Glass have a beauty function?

Wearable beauty tech: industry predictions

By Lucy Whitehouse

Market research firm Euromonitor International has released an overview of the growing wearable tech sector within beauty, and has outlined its analysts' predictions for upcoming developments...