COVID-19 and APAC's cosmetics industry: All our coronavirus news...in one place

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COVID-19 and APAC's cosmetics industry: All our coronavirus news...in one place

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Here's your comprehensive round-up of all our COVID-19 coverage from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.

‘Sales greatly declining’: Shiseido braced for Europe and Americas COVID-19 downturn as China shows signs of recovery

31-Mar-2020 

The Shiseido Company is bracing for impact as the novel coronavirus spreads through Europe and the Americas, while its China business shows encouraging signs of recovery.

Hindustan Unilever rebukes claims it raised soap prices to profit from COVID-19 crisis

31-Mar-2020 

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has clarified ‘misleading reports’ that it increased prices of its soaps amid India’s looming battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

‘Preventative’ and ‘safe’ beauty rise amid COVID-19 concerns: Mintel

27-Mar-2020

Beauty products considered preventative and safe will see a sharp rise in demand during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, driving clear and lasting change across personal care, says Mintel.

Bouncing back: A.S. Watson’s China business sees improvement following COVID-19 outbreak

25-Mar-2020

Health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson has observed a strong recovery in China after over a month of store closures due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

‘Permissible and forgivable’: Malaysia clarifies that alcohol-based hand sanitisers can be used by Muslims

24-Mar-2020

Malaysia’s minister of religious affairs has given the green light for Muslim consumers to use alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

Helping hand? Thailand suspends plans to regulate hand sanitisers amid COVID-19 shortage concerns

23-Mar-2020 

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has repealed a notification to classify alcohol-based hand sanitisers as ‘medical devices’ in order to ease up the shortage on hand sanitisers, in the wake of recent COVID-19 developments.

19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

18-Mar-2020 

It wasn’t until 2020 that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...

Shifting cosmetic priorities: COVID-19 spurs demand for ‘healthy’ beauty products in China

18-Mar-2020 

Chinese consumers will shift their attitudes towards beauty products that promote health on the label following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Keeping the team together: Luxasia implements measures to safeguard jobs amid COVID-19 crisis

17-Mar-2020 

Omnichannel luxury beauty and lifestyle brand distributor, Luxasia, has made safeguarding the livelihood of its employees a primary focus in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

COVID-19: LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics to produce hydroalcoholic gel for France

16-Mar-2020 

International luxury goods major LVMH will produce hydroalcoholic gel at all its cosmetics and perfume sites across France to tackle a country shortage amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Indie brand FrankSkincare amps up online efforts and pop-up stores to counter COVID-19 retail impact

12-Mar-2020

Singapore-based organic beauty brand FrankSkincare says it will rely on online channels and pop-up stores to tide through the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

China over-reliance? Corum says COVID-19 presents opportunity to reconsider supply chain strategy

11-Mar-2020 

Ingredient supplier to rethink their supply chain strategy in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Hair care will see quickest recovery from COVID-19 outbreak in China– Kantar Worldpanel

10-Mar-2020 

China’s hair care category will bounce back the fastest compared to skin care and colour cosmetics in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, according to a new report.

Sa Sa shutting shops: Temporary closures of 21 doors in Hong Kong and Macau as coronavirus bites

20-Feb-2020 

The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced the cosmetics retailer Sa Sa to temporarily suspend operations of 21 stores in Hong Kong and Macau as part of cost-saving measures.

No worries: L’Oréal Group confident it can outperform beauty market in 2020 despite COVID-19 impact

19-Feb-2020 

L’Oréal Group CEO cautioned that the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) would cause a temporary slowdown but remained confident that the company would still be able to outperform the market in 2020.

Brace for impact: Estée Lauder plots path to recovery from COVID-19 outbreak

18-Feb-2020

Estée Lauder Companies’ CEO says the firm stands ready to invest to aid recovery from the impact of the China novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus round-up: How the outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the APAC personal care industry

17-Feb-2020 

Our round-up of how the APAC cosmetics industry has been impacted by fall out of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, featuring Shiseido, Estée Lauder, Kosé Corporation and PCHi2020

Coronavirus woes: Kosé slashes profit forecasts as it braces for the impact of the epidemic

10-Feb-2020 

Japanese cosmetics firm Kosé Corp has decreased its sales and earnings outlook in the wake of the China coronavirus outbreak.

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