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Ashland eyes emerging Asian markets to sustain regional growth

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Ashland eyes emerging Asian markets to sustain regional growth

By Gary Scattergood

Ashland is looking to step up its efforts in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Cambodia to drive sales success in more of Asia’s emerging markets, while also looking to ramp-up its technical services for customers in the region.

ADA Cosmetics acquires RDI Malaysia

ADA Cosmetics acquires RDI Malaysia

By Natasha Spencer

Famed cosmetics manufacturer and supplier to the hotel industry, ADA Cosmetics, confirms its procurement of body care and soap producer, RDI Malaysia.

The evolution of beauty retail in Southeast Asia

The evolution of beauty retail in Southeast Asia

By Simon Pitman

A prolonged economic growth spurt is helping to drive the cosmetics and personal care market throughout Southeast Asia and reshaping the beauty retail landscape, research from Mintel reveals.

Luxasia and Anchanto e-commerce beauty agreement

Luxasia and Anchanto to advance e-commerce beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Beauty products distributor, Luxasia, provides funding to Singapore-based e-commerce platform, Anchanto, to support its expansion plans in Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

Unilever and EAC Myanmar joint venture

Unilever and EAC partner in Myanmar

By Natasha Spencer

European consumer goods conglomerate, Unilever, and manufacturer and distributor, Europe & Asia Commercial Company (EAC), have launched a joint venture targeting Myanmar and the Asia- Pacific (APAC) markets.

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

By Natasha Spencer

Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand the business throughout the country and the wider APAC region.

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

By Simon Pitman

The Dow Chemicals Company has launched its Pack Studios Singapore concept, a platform that aim to provide technical and market support for packaging solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

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.

Shiseido's global innovation plan

Shiseido's global innovation plan

By Lucy Whitehouse

Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

By Lucy Whitehouse

Officials from various of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a delegation to South Korea this week, in a bid to learn more about the ongoing booming success of the country’s beauty industry.

Kanebo looking to double sales and expand across Asia

Kanebo looking to double sales and expand across Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

Kao-owned cosmetics firm Kanebo is looking to double sales of its leading brand, Kate, by entering it into the markets of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and by strengthening its offering in China.

The Philippines looking to develop its halal market

The Philippines looking to develop its halal market

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Philippines is looking to bolster its halal industry, and has introduced various new bills to encourage the manufacture, accreditation and trade of domestically produced halal products.

Southeast Asia's on the cusp of an 'e-commerce golden age'

Southeast Asia's on the cusp of an 'e-commerce golden age'

With a population of 600 million, Southeast Asia is brimming with opportunity in the area of e-commerce where beauty players are set to really benefit if they are willing to establish themselves online, outside of the giant e-retail platforms.

P&G to better cater to South Asia with Telangana hub

P&G to better cater to South Asia with Telangana hub

By Michelle Yeomans

Proctor & Gamble India is the latest cosmetics giant scrambling to better cater to South East Asia, with a center in Telangana that will focus on the home, beauty, baby and feminine care segments. 

AEC formation to boost Thai cosmetics popularity in South East Asia

AEC formation to boost Thai cosmetics popularity in South East Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Thailand's cosmetics, reported to have already gained popularity in Vietnam due to their high quality at low prices, will see more opportunity to expand in Southeast Asia, thanks to the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of the...

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