Hong Kong

Brenntag acquires Chinese Wellstar Group

Brenntag acquires Chinese Wellstar Group

By Natasha Spencer

German chemical distributor, Brenntag, enhances its Asia Pacific presence through acquiring Hong Kong Wellstar Enterprises and its subsidiaries.

Sa Sa International targets Taiwan and Japan markets

Sa Sa International targets Taiwan and Japan markets

By Natasha Spencer

As sales have slumped over the last fiscal year due to the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) disruption, the Hong Kong cosmetics retailing name is moving outside its domestic market to new areas.

Cosmoprof Asia director discusses new show format

Cosmoprof Asia director discusses new show format

By Simon Pitman

At last week's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong, event director Michael Duck took the time out to discuss this year's new format, which saw the show split between two event spaces, and also threw some light on what to expect for next year's...

Cosmoprof Asia 2016, in photos

Cosmoprof Asia 2016, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmoprof Asia 2016 event opened its doors in Hong Kong last week. And this year was the first for the "One Fair, Two Event Spaces" concept, which saw the exhibition expanding beyond the Hong Kong Exhibition and Conference Centre on Hong...

Lancome shuts stores in Hong Kong amid China tensions

Lancome shuts stores in Hong Kong amid China tensions

By Lucy Whitehouse

Lancome has found itself in the middle of a wave of global scrutiny for its decision to cancel a promotional music concert in Hong Kong, apparently as a result of political pressure from mainland China, and has now taken the step of shutting several of...

K-beauty Missha new range launches across Asia

K-beauty Missha new range launches across Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

South Korean beauty brand Missha has rolled out its ‘Line Friends’ range across 12 countries in Asia, in a move that suggests the brand is looking to strengthen again following a dip last year.

Hong Kong no longer beauty retail hotspot, says Euromonitor

Hong Kong no longer beauty retail hotspot, says Euromonitor

By Lucy Whitehouse

Market research firm Euromonitor has released its latest report on beauty and personal care in Hong Kong, which reveals that the industry has seen steep decline in its growth within the country over the past year.

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.

Elizabeth Arden focuses on Southeast Asia expansion

Elizabeth Arden focuses on Southeast Asia expansion

By Michelle Yeomans

The global cosmetics player has appointed a new president, JuE Wong, effective August 3th, and has also signed an agreement with prestige beauty distributor Luxasia Ventures as it sets its sights on Southeast Asia expansion.

A look at LVMH and luxury buying in China

A look at LVMH and luxury buying in China

By Michelle Yeomans

Sales this Chinese New Year aren't looking too lucrative for the world's largest prestige group, LVMH, which has been working harder then ever to attract Chinese tourists as luxury spending slowed down in Hong Kong.

Missha halts business in Hong Kong

Missha halts business in Hong Kong

By Michelle Yeomans

Beauty brand Missha has 'suspended business' at all of its outlets in Hong Kong. The drastic move comes as a surprise, as Korean cosmetics are in high demand of late.