International

  • Confusion, MislabelingIn Asian Naturals Market

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: Natural cosmetic sales are increasing at a fast rate in Asia, however, the market is blighted by false marketing claims, mislabeling of products and consumer confusion, according to Organic Monitor, which is based in the UK.…


  • Natural or Organic…To Be or Not to Be?

    Natural or Organic…To Be or Not to Be?

    Ally Dai||January 29, 2013
    I recently went shopping with a friend who wanted to buy some high quality personal care products as gifts for her pregnant sister. At the counter of one retailer that specialized in hand-made soaps, she asked me if all of the brightly colored, str…


  • Jala (Group) Co. Ltd.

    Ally Dai , Happi China||January 29, 2013
    The company is focused on cosmetics, personal cleaning and personal care products sold under its four major brands targeting the middle to high-end and low-end market, Maysu, Chando, Aglaia and Insea via major distribution channels such as department…


  • Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers.

    Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers.

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers. Shanghai Jahwa provides personal care, cosmetics, and household care products as well as industrial and institutional products under various brands nam…


  • Top Chinese Manufacturersin China’s Beautyand Personal Care Market

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    Company %Share Procter & Gamble Co. 15.8 L’Oréal Group 11.0 Shiseido Co. Ltd. 5.4 Unilever Group 4.5 Amway Co…


  • Huge Potential

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • Explore & Expand

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • Future Shifts in Retailing

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • What’s Popular Online?

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • Boosted by TCM

    Boosted by TCM

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • Now and Later

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • Regulatory Dilemmas

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • Expanded Channels

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    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…


  • O Boticario Adds Makeup

    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    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,…


  • Hypermarcas Taps Fischer

    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    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…