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India-based SUGAR Cosmetics is optimistic of significant growth opportunities in smaller cities due to factors such as a burgeoning consumer base, rising disposable incomes, and demand for accessibility to beauty products.
South East Asian beauty distributor and retailer Aura Prestige is aiming to further expand its footprint in markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, as demand for luxury niche fragrances intensifies in the region.
Italian brand Toiletpaper Beauty’s booming first foray into Asia has given its expansion plans a confidence boost, as it makes headway in broadening its product line-up to include fragrances and potentially colour cosmetics.
Singaporean fragrance brand Scent by SX has lauded the customer-centric business model of US multi-brand retailer Showfields in helping tackle challenges such as rising manpower costs to the emergence of the Metaverse.
Health and beauty retailer Watsons is seeking to ease consumer concern over the hygiene of testers by piloting a ‘first of its kind’ makeup exchange programme that it hopes will encourage more purchases.
The firm behind the artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) features adopted by Japan’s Shiseido and a raft of Indian retailers says personalised experiences are key to give brands and physical stores the edge in an ultra-competitive marketplace.
Getting your skin analysed from static selfies is set to become a thing of the past as beauty tech firms move to develop new technology to analyse skin and even hair with videos taken with your smartphone.
The UK’s second-biggest health and beauty retailer Superdrug is defying the cost-of-living crisis and upping its game in premium beauty brands as it broadens its offer beyond its lower price point core.
Active hair care and skin care startup Wild Science Lab is expanding its retail footprint into the Middle East, opting for a shop in shop model that enables consumer consultation on its preventative and targeted products.
Major brands including Sephora, Lush Cosmetics, Health & Glow and SUGAR Cosmetics have exclusively shared their insights on how they are redefining the in-store consumer experience in the wake of the COVID-pandemic.
The retail spin-off of Singapore beauty start-up Fawn & Co is set to expand in 2022 with new products and a whole new range in response to positive consumer demand which spurred sales of its debut product up by 300% year-on-year.
Hong Kong beauty retailer Sa Sa International says it lost approximately 480 business days over the fifth wave of the pandemic as COVID-19 infections among staff members forced it to shutter its stores.