Asia in Focus

Teaming up in biotech, with Genomatica and Daicel

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Teaming up in biotech, with Genomatica and Daicel

By Natasha Spencer

Following our conversations with bioengineering company, Genomatica, we caught up with its Japanese partner, Daicel, to discuss the driving forces behind biotech in Japan and further afield in Asia-Pacific.

LG H&H acquires Avon Japan

LG H&H acquires Avon Japan

By Natasha Spencer

South Korean cosmetics goods leader purchases 100% of Avon Japan to strengthen its Japanese business.

Tea is stirring up the skin care market

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Tea is stirring up the skin care market

By Natasha Spencer

As tea-based skin care products provide “an excellent source of antioxidants, and for its anti-ageing and skin-soothing benefits when ingested”, we explored the trend sweeping through China with Laurie Du, Senior Beauty & Personal Care Analyst, China,...

An active win for Azelis

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An active win for Azelis

By Natasha Spencer

Following its recent win at the PCHi awards in China — its fourth event accolade— we spoke to Jane Zhang, Head of Personal Care in China, Azelis to discuss the innovation and technology behind its active ingredient Tagra CelluCaps C.

How Lazada is utilising O2O

How Lazada is utilising O2O

By Natasha Spencer

The online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia is celebrating a key period in its growth, marked by its collaboration with Alibaba, and pop-up event in Singapore.

Smart retail set to shape industry

Smart retail set to shape industry

By Natasha Spencer

Leading Chinese commercial enterprise, Suning, establishes the impact that smart technology and technique is set to have on the future of business.

Azafran Innovacion on its “aggressive” expansion plans

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Azafran Innovacion on its “aggressive” expansion plans

By Natasha Spencer

As Azafran Innovacion puts the steps in place to grow its store numbers from 1,500 to 10,000, we spoke with the company's Director, Aditi Vyas, on how it navigates the Indian beauty landscape.

Genomatica on building its brand in Asia-Pacific

Brand profile

Genomatica on building its brand in Asia-Pacific

By Natasha Spencer

As the bioengineering company pursues its focus and relationship with Asia-Pacific (APAC) consumers, we talk to Damien Perriman, Senior Vice President of Specialty Chemicals at Genomatica about the company’s achievements and experiences in the market...

PCHi 2018 Fountain Awards celebrate innovation

PCHi 2018 Fountain Awards celebrate innovation

By Natasha Spencer

As Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) closes its doors for another year, we bring you the winners of this year’s Fountain Awards which praise fresh and cutting-edge technologies and progressive developments.

Male skin care: What's trending in 2018?

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Male skin care: What's trending in 2018?

By Natasha Spencer

As the UK-headquartered male skin care and beauty brand marks 2018 as a key growth period for its expansion in Asia, we caught up with Simon Duffy, Founder of Bulldog Skincare For Men to ask what we can expect from the male skin care sector.

China: Authority amalgamation and health care influence

China: Authority amalgamation and health care influence

By Natasha Spencer

As the nation combines three of its key cosmetics regulations authorities, we take a look at how the influence of the healthcare industry and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is impacting the regulatory landscape in China.

Shiseido unveils its new 2018-2020 strategy

Shiseido unveils its new 2018-2020 strategy

By Natasha Spencer

Multinational personal care leader moves onto the next phase of its ‘Vision 2020’ plan by releasing its latest ‘three-year plan’ for 2018-2020.

Retail’s new look: Cost, convenience and choice

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Retail’s new look: Cost, convenience and choice

By Natasha Spencer

Interestingly, while ploughing resources into online is a priority, today’s brands are now seeing human engagement and staff investment as crucial, Matthew Crabbe, Regional Trends Director, Asia Pacific at Mintel, highlights.

P&G India appoints new CEO

P&G India appoints new CEO

By Natasha Spencer

Madhusudan Gopalan, who is currently leading P&G business in Indonesia, will take over as MD and CEO of P&G India.

How China is responsible for safety decisions

Part 2

How China is responsible for safety decisions

By Natasha Spencer

As the regulatory emphasis in China strives to move the animal testing narrative on, we spoke to Erin Hill, Co-Founder and President Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) on how China’s landscape varies from other markets.

Sa Sa closes all stores in Taiwan

Sa Sa closes all stores in Taiwan

By Natasha Spencer

Cosmetics and personal care name, Sa Sa, will close all of its Taiwanese stores to focus its resources on other markets.

Online spending in China is at its peak

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Online spending in China is at its peak

By Natasha Spencer

China is seeing a real transformation when it comes to the frequency of purchases made online, as consumers seek cost-effectiveness, convenience and efficiency. We explore what impact this will have on physical in-store shopping and overall customer service...

Kao achieves Japanese ethical company first

Kao achieves Japanese ethical company first

By Natasha Spencer

Leading cosmetics name, Kao, is the only Japanese company to make it onto the World's Most Ethical Companies list for the twelfth year in a row.

Wipro Consumer Care to reach $1 billion in revenue

Wipro Consumer Care to reach $1 billion in revenue

By Natasha Spencer

The Indian personal care business is set to hit the $1 bn (€815.2 mn) revenue mark by March 2018, largely prompted by the positive performance of its leading domestic names and investment in the Chinese market.

Luxe Pack Shanghai 2018: What’s new?

Luxe Pack Shanghai 2018: What’s new?

By Natasha Spencer

For its 11th edition, Asia’s international platform for creative packaging will present the latest industry insights under its 2018 theme, ‘Experience the future of luxury packaging’.

Asia reprises place as global industry innovator, study reveals

Asia reprises place as global industry innovator, study reveals

By Natasha Spencer

Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, releases its annual study revealing the globe’s top 100 global innovators, with Asia taking the top spot.