Kao USA is debuting a sustainable personal care line today, on Earth Day. The Japanese manufacturer’s MyKirei by Kao is described as a comprehensive collection of products founded on the credence that caring for ourselves, our society and the world around us makes life more beautiful.
Alibaba is to invest some US$28 billion in its cloud computing division, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
China’s leading food delivery service Meituan is expanding rapidly in a bid to compete with e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com, according to a report published by Tech Node.
Japanese beauty company Kao cosmetics has announced that healthy hand soap sales are set to offset slowing demand for the company’s mainstay make-up line, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review.
AmorePacific Group has been handed a fine of 96 million won ($77,800) by the Fair Trade Commission over an unfair loan to its affiliate Cosvision.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is offering those self-isolating at home the chance to enjoy tax free prices without flying.
Loft is said to be preparing to open a store in China, according to a report published by the Japan Times.
L’Oréal has named Shelly Chiang Chief Marketing Officer for the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report published by Marketing Interactive citing Chiang’s LinkedIn profile as its source.
Chinese cosmetic sales are bouncing back following the loosening of lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by Yahoo News.
Space NK has closed all retail outlets in China, according to WWD.com.
Huda Beauty’s stock of Mercury Retrograde eyeshadow palettes is said to have sold out in seconds upon the brand’s launch on the Tmall Global platform in China, according to a press release published by e-commerce behemoth Alibaba.
L Catterton’s Asia fund has announced a ‘significant investment’ in Japanese natural cosmetic brand Etvos.
South Korea’s manufacturing sector reported a 3.8 percent month-on-month drop in output for February, 2020 – it’s sharpest dip since the 2008 recession, according to a report published by Yonhap News.
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FMCG companies including Hindustan Unilever, Dabur, ITC and Reckitt Benckiser are to slash prices of hand sanitizer and face masks following a government mandate to cap rates of the sought-after items.
Skyn condoms has launched a new marketing campaign that is set to capitalize on the current global lockdown mandated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its VWash brand to Hindustan Unilever. Under the terms of the deal, HUL will pay an upfront sum as well as deferred consideration based on sales for three years, although the exact sum was not disclosed.
Hong Kong-based Tycoon is said to be gearing up for an IPO and has signed a Joint Venture with CR Pharm to tap the vast and growing PRC health care and hygiene products market.
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has announced a HK$1 billion relief package to help its partners as passenger numbers plummet in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release issued by the same.
Reckitt Benckiser Dettol #HandWashChallenge TikTok initiative has accrued over 18 billion views in a week, with the company encouraging Indian consumers to wash their hands amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Chinese beauty mask maker Shanghai Yuemu Cosmetics is said to be weighing up options following the failure of a previous deal, with a potential sale said to be on the cards, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has announced increased prices of soap and shampoo products in response to a price hike for raw materials.
L’Oréal Paris has teamed up with famed Chinese hotpot restaurant Dian Tai Xiang to promote its long-wear make-up, according to a report published by The Drum.
Shiseido has announced plans to establish a new research branch of its China Innovation Center in the Oriental Beauty Valley, an industrial park for the health and beauty industries based near Shanghai.
Li & Fung is set to be taken private in a deal worth some US$930 million, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
Malaysia has told its palm plantations that they are exempt from country-wide measures designed to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to a report published by Reuters.
Japanese drugstore Maruya has launched its first offshore international space in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong, according to Inside Retail Asia.
JD.com has announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program, under which the company may repurchase US$2 billion of its shares over the next two years.
Chinese car maker BYD Co now claims to the biggest producer of face masks after it started production to cater to the demand following the coronavirus outbreak, according to Bloomberg.
Lotte Duty Free has closed a store located in Gimpo International Airport, according to a report published by The Korea Herald, and reduced opening hours for stores in the city centre.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued an urgent product recall for some Jurlique products, following incorrect ingredient labelling and subsequent allergy fears.
MyGlamm has raised INR 13.5 Cr from venture capital firm Trifecta Capital, in the form of debt, equity and preference shares, according to inc42.com.
Mary Kay has shut down operations in Australia and New Zealand, according to a report published by News.com.au.
An activist investor is pressuring Japan’s Kirin to sell off ‘non-beer’ investments in order to better focus on its beverage business, according to a report published by Reuters.
Transport authorities have started to offer rent relief to those hit by the significant drop in traffic caused by the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report published by Market Screener.
L’Oréal India is expected to review its Rs400 crore media account, according to a report published by Best Media Info.
Amorepacific Group has announced the appointment of Carat as its agency of record for its China media business, according to a report by Marketing Interactive.
Biddings for Incheon International Airport duty-free stores, including for perfumes and cosmetics, licensees have fallen through due to lack of tenders in the first auction failure, according to a report by the Korea Herald.
Sasa International has re-entered the Singaporean market via the Shopee platform, according to a report published by Retail News Asia.
JD.com reported robust top-line growth and record earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. The tech company also announced the planned retirement of its CFO, Sidney Huang, in September.
China’s consumers have taken to the internet to stave off boredom as they see out their quarantine, according to a report published by Reuters.
Shiseido has told 8000 members of its Japanese staff to work from home due to precautionary measures regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.
AmorePacific has announced the sale of its Sungam Building in the Gangnam district to Hanyang Construction for 160 billion won in a bid to better the company’s financial position.
Mecca Cosmetics has been called out online for stating misleading cruelty free claims, according to a report by News Daily.
Amway has reported 2019 sales of $8.4 billion for the year ending 31 Dec, 2019, a 5 percent fall year on year.
Croda has reported a drop in annual profit, put down to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and Beijing, as well as a change in Chinese trade laws and the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus.
AmorePacific has announced the opening of a Green Tea Probiotics Research Center to deepen the study of lactobacillus recently discovered in its Jeju organic green tea garden.
L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon has revealed that online sales in China have gone some way to compensate for a dip in business in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report published by Reuters.
LG Household & Health Care has agreed to acquire the license for Physiogel in Asia and North America, according to a report published by The Korea Herald.
American gymnast Simone Biles joins a slew of athletes to star in SK-II’s #NoCompetition campaign, which aims to remove the toxic competitive nature surrounding beauty in sport.