International


  • Huge Potential

    E-commerce has been increasingly regarded as a potentially huge and profitable market. Since 2010, China has boasted the most internet users in the world—exceeding 500 million last year, according to the latest statistics from CNNIC/Internation…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • Explore & Expand

    While the market is attractive, competition is also mounting. There are several types of B2C online retailing portals in China, including brands operating their own online stores such as Lancôme and Shiseido, B2C online platform operators that…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • Future Shifts in Retailing

    According to Euromonitor, the overall upbeat economic outlook in China is expected to underpin the dynamic constant value CAGR of 9.3% predicted in retailing from 2011 to 2016. Primarily due to supporting policy from the central government to further…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • What’s Popular Online?

    According to “2011 Annual Report on Consumption Trends in Cosmetics” issued jointly by Tmall and CCTV Market Research, the trading volume growth of online cosmetics retailing in 2011 was over 200%, far exceeding the 18.7% overall growth r…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • Boosted by TCM

    Boosted by TCM

    Nutraceutical makers insist that they want a more regulated market, improved product credibility, strong ethics and technical excellence. Although new regulations may curtail product claims, most manufacturers note that they can convey their produc…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • Now and Later

    Apart from the popularity of TCM in China, a rising middle class and bigger advertising budgets are also contributing to the rapid growth of nutraceutical sales, according to Euromonitor International. The average annual disposable income in China do…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • Regulatory Dilemmas

    While the generally understood definition of cosmeceutical is a cosmetic with some medicinal benefit, it is important to realize that there is no such term as cosmeceutical under the current regulation in China. Industry members and consumers may hav…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • Expanded Channels

    All these efforts reflect the SFDA’s determination to regulate cosmetics that, in turn, will make marketing cosmeceuticals even more difficult in China. Yet, the cosmeceutical market has a huge potential in China and is set to attract major pla…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • O Boticario Adds Makeup

    O Boticario’s new autumn/winter 2012 makeup collection debuted during São Paulo Fashion Week. Make B., the brand’s premium makeup, features high-definition technology developed in partnership with makeup artist Fernando Torquatto,…
    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Hypermarcas Taps Fischer

    To facilitate its restructuring efforts, Hypermarcas has hired Nicholas Fischer, a German national, as president of its consumer division, which markets personal care brands such as Monange, Bozzano and Risqué. Prior to this appointment, Fisch…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Macy’s Channels Brazil

    Macy’s Channels Brazil

    Each year, Macy’s, the big US department store, selects a country to highlight, and this summer Brazil is in the spotlight. Select Macy’s stores will include displays of Brazil fashions and products. One of the featured Brazilian br…
    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Brazilians Want Pearly Whites

    Brazil is the No. 3 market for oral care products, trailing only the US and China, according to Euromonitor International. Last year, toothpaste sales rose 1.7% in value terms and 2.9% in volume terms. These gains were attributed to heated competitio…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • The Best in Fragrance

    On Nov. 7, 2011 the Latin American fragrance industry gathered to learn the winners of the Prize Atualidade Cosmética. The event brought together more than 600 industry executives and celebrities from Brazil and around the world. The winners…
    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Jequiti To Grow 20% in 2012

      Jequiti Cosmeticos will invest $104 million in marketing, technology information, and innovation this year. The company will also open two distribution centers in 2012. “The growth of income of the C and D classes (middle class)…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • The Time of Aerosols

    A survey conducted by Abas, the Brazilian Association of aerosols and sanitizing products, found that aerosol usage in Brazil rose 20% from 2009 to 2011 to 702 million units or 1.8 units per capita. Domestic production accounts for just 47% of the…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • In-Cosmetics 2013 Preps for Paris

    FRANCE: Home to some of the world’s most famous cosmetics and personal care brands, Paris should prove to be the perfect host for In-Cosmetics as it returns to the French capital on April 16-18, 2013. According to organizers, the show will feat…
    01.25.13

  • Sustainable Cosmetic Summit Outlines 2013 Editions

    HONG KONG & PARIS: The aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, which is organized by Organic Monitor, is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stakeholders to debate major sustainability issues in a high-lev…
    01.25.13

  • Galderma Acquires Spirig

    SWITZERLAND: Galderma Pharma S.A, the L’Oréal owned global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, has acquired dermatological products producer Spirig. Spirig’s products treat conditions such as solar damage and…
    01.25.13

  • To Russia with Love For Cle de Peau

    RUSSIA: Cosmetics giant Shiseido Co is ramping up marketing of Cle de Peau Beaute, its upscale makeup brand, in Russia. The Japanese firm rolled out its pricey line at the Tsum department store in central Moscow in 2012 and plans to open four to fiv…
    01.25.13

  • Who Are China’s ‘Little Emperors’?

    CHINA: Following China’s One-Child Policy in 1979, more than eight in ten Chinese families in tier 1 and tier 2 cities now have only one child—the pampered generation of “Little Emperors”—of whom there are now 50 million…
    01.25.13