Mecca Cosmetics has launched a flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace, marking its official entry into China, according to a report published by Inside Retail Asia.
DFS Group held its first livestream event on August 18 via WeChat for its beauty and cosmetics offer. The Hong Kong-based travel retailer reported ‘outstanding results’ from the hour-long event, according to a report published by TR Business.
Hyundai Department Group is entering the beauty and health care category with the has purchase of SK Bioland for KRW120.5 billion, according to a report published by Pulse News.
Chinese actor Hu Ge has been named Global Ambassador for the Giorgio Armani brand, according to a report published by WWD.
AmorePacific has launched a new pragmatic lifestyle brand, named Enough Project. The K-beauty behemoth describes the new line as ‘bringing to life texture that is good to apply regardless of age’ and boasts a simple design that is appealing to all genders.
Chanel is notorious for its ‘barely there e-commerce strategy’, so the news that the French fashion brand is to start hawking its perfume and cosmetics via Korea’s Kakao Talk app, according to a report published by the Korea Times, comes as quite the surprise.
Employees of ethical cosmetics firm Lush’s Australian factory are claiming that they have suffered injuries and breathing difficulties as a result of poor working conditions, according to a report published by The Guardian.
The Asian distributor of FANCL is rumored to be putting the skin care brand up for sale, according to a report published by Reuters.
Unilever has announced that it is set to launch a pilot with Orbital Insight, a US tech company that specialises in geospatial analytics, to help monitor its palm oil supply.
L’Oréal-owned NYX Professional Makeup has announced its impending departure from Hong Kong and Macau, a move which is said to be part of a ‘business strategy readjustment.’
L’Oréal Paris has drafted in actor Kalki Koechlin for its latest hair color campaign, according to a report published by Exchange4Media.
Sa Sa Holdings has announced it has adopted Boutir’s solution and set up personal online beauty stores for its consultants, according to Taiwan News.
Shiseido has named Hunter Schafer as its newest global brand ambassador, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Malaysia Airlines is taking its online shopping platform, Temptations to the next level by partnering with 3Sixty, the world’s largest in-flight concessionaire.
Lancôme has announced the launch of its first Advanced Génifique #LiveYourStrength virtual flagship store, exclusive to Singapore.
The DFS Group has acquired an 88 percent stake in Shenzhen Duty Free Ecommerce Co., which is majority-owned by Shenzhen Duty Free Group, according to a report by WWD.com.
L’Oréal-owned Lancôme has named Neelofa as its first regional ambassador for Southeast Asia, according to a report published by the New Straits Times.
MyGlamm has acquired digital lifestyle platform POPxo, according to a report published by LiveMint. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shiseido has published its results for the second quarter of the year and it doesn’t look good for the Japanese cosmetics giant. Sales plummeted 34.4 percent yoy to ¥190.9 billion, Shiseido said, despite impressive growth in the e-commerce channel and a solid recovery in China prestige.
Shiseido has announced that it has signed an agreement to establish a Joint Venture with Ya-Man Ltd. The new company, named Effectim Co, will commence operations from October this year and owned 65:35 in favor of Shiseido.
The Reject Shop has started to sell a Revlon produced shampoo and conditioner to Australian consumers after a 20-year hiatus, according to a report published by the Daily Mail.
China has achieved first half 2020 online sales of 5.15 trillion yuan (approx $736.7 billion), rising 7.3 percent YOY, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
Amorepacific has announced a Q2 net profit fall of 88.2 percent YOY as both domestic and global cosmetic sales were hit hard by COVID-19.
Nivea Men India now holds a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most People Washing Their Face Online Simultaneously’, according to a report published by Afaqs!.
AS Watson has announced that it will open up its Moneyback loyalty scheme to help other retailers promote their businesses.
Korean duty-free retailer Lotte has launched a new live shopping, LDF Live, which hosted its first show yesterday, as it looks to diversify the sales channel for duty free goods.
Victoria Beckham Beauty has launched on Alibaba-owned Tmall Global this week – marking the clean beauty brand’s official entry onto the Chinese market.
Major global Retailers end partnerships with coconut milk providers Aroy-D and Chaokoh following PETA Asia animal cruelty investigation
A slew of major global supermarkets have ended partnerships with coconut milk suppliers Aroy-D and Chaokoh following a PETA Asia investigation highlighting that the coconuts were picked by ‘enslaved’ monkeys.
Hindustan Unilever has announced its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. The manufacturer of recently rebranded skin care line Glow & Lovely saw sales swell 4 percent while organic revenue dropped a better-than-expected 7 percent year-on-year in the three months to June 30th.
Beiersdorf has announced the opening of a new research and development centre in Shanghai, with the aim of bolstering its skincare expertise in China and emerging markets, according to a report by WWD.com.
South Korean boyband member Lay Zhang has been named as the newest Global Ambassador for MAC.
K-beauty’s The Face Shop has launched a search for the next big influencer for Malaysia and Singapore, according to a report published by the New Straits Times.
Estee Lauder has reopened its Ion Orchard branch following a makeover, according to a report published by Inside Retail Asia.
The Malaysian Health Ministry has ruled that some nine cosmetic products found to contain mercury or hydroquinone can no longer be sold in the country, according to a report published by The Star.
Walmart has increased its majority stake in India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart, leading a $1.2 billion financing round, with the round valuing the company at $24.9 billion, according to TechCrunch.
Sa Sa Holdings has announced a turnover drop of 67.9 percent for the three months ending 30th June, with the company hit by a drastic fall in mainland tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shiseido is set to market hand sanitizer to the general public from August, according to a report published by the Japan Times.
Procter & Gamble’s Oral B brand has filed a lawsuit against rival Colgate for misleading Australian consumers over the effectiveness of its Colgate Optic White Renewal whitening toothpaste, according to a report published by The New Daily.
Australian e-sports club, The Chiefs have welcomed leading men’s skin care and grooming brand, L’Oréal Paris Men Expert as a major partner for 2020.
Lush has decided to shut its Hong Kong flagship permanently after sales dwindled in the face of months of protests and COVID-19-related restrictions, according to a report published by Inside Retail Asia.
An Indian court has ruled that consumer goods maker Emami must give Hindustan Unilever seven days before it begins legal proceedings regarding the ‘Glow & Handsome’ trademark.
Indonesian beauty tech start-up Social Bella has raised US$58 million in an ongoing Series E funding round from Temasek, Pavilion Capital and Jungle Ventures.
CBD specialist Wuhan General Group has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to pursue a partnership with Jugular in order to create a specialized division that focuses on marketable innovation within the nutraceutical sector.
Sephora has promoted Alia Gogi to President of Sephora Asia with immediate effect. Gogi’s appointment, together with the promotions of Sarah Boyd and Maggie Chan further enhances the ‘strong presence of women’ in the LVMH-owned retailer’s senior leadership team.
The owner of popular Chinese beauty brand Perfect Diary is gearing up for an IPO, according to a report published by Bloomberg, and to that end has appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to advise.
A.S. Watson pledges to reduce plastic waste; becomes first health and beauty retailer signee of New Plastic Economy
A.S. Watson Group has become one of the first health and beauty retailers to sign up to New Plastics Economy (NPE) Global Commitment, in a bid to reduce plastic waste.
Henkel’s Schwarzkopf has become the first Australian advertiser to launch a collections campaign via social media site Pinterest.
A team of researchers at Singapore’s National University has discovered a bio-friendly way to extract chitin and chitosan from crab shells – a by-product of the shellfish industry, according to a report published by Bloomberg Green.
Sailor Moon has teamed up with cosmetics brand Maquillage to launch a foundation range in Japan via the Premium Bandai platform, according to a report published by Anime News Network.
Unilever has announced that it is taking the next step in the evolution of its portfolio to a more inclusive vision of beauty, which includes the removal of the words ‘fair/fairness’, ‘white/whitening’ and ‘light/lightening’ from all product packs and communication.