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An analysis of the beauty market in France

An analysis of the beauty market in France - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

Beauty put in a poor performance in France last year. BW Confidential analyzes what’s in store for this year

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An analysis of the natural beauty market

An analysis of the natural beauty market - PUBLISHED January 19, 2017

New approaches to the natural beauty category could give the market a boost

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An analysis of the beauty market in Hong Kong

An analysis of the beauty market in Hong Kong - PUBLISHED January 05, 2017

Business in Hong Kong continues to be tough, which is forcing brands to take a new approach to the market

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An analysis of upcoming trends

An analysis of upcoming trends - PUBLISHED December 15, 2016

BW Confidential highlights 10 trends forecast to hit the beauty industry in 2017 and beyond

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An analysis of the beauty market in North Africa

An analysis of the beauty market in North Africa - PUBLISHED December 01, 2016

Political and economic difficulties and the strength of the parallel market make doing business in North Africa tough, despite a strong consumer appet…

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An analysis of Coty's new scale

An analysis of Coty's new scale - PUBLISHED November 17, 2016

Just days after the completion of its acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s Specialty Beauty business, Coty sent out a strong signal that its ambition t…

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An analysis of India's beauty market

An analysis of India's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 20, 2016

The Indian beauty market is seeing good growth, thanks largely to the prestige sector

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An analysis of the fragrance market

An analysis of the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Growth in niche and a strong offer of new scents could give the fragrance market a much-needed boost this Christmas. However, with continued discounti…

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Three industry executives on the fragrance market

Three industry executives on the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Three industry players talk about the outlook for the fragrance market and what needs to be done to give it a boost

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An analysis of how the industry can bring back value to the fragrance category

An analysis of how the industry can bring back value to the fragrance category - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016


From the US to Europe, fragrance volume sales are declining. Across the UK, France, Spain and Italy, people are buying less fragrance, says Mathilde…

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Spotlight on the role of the BA in fragrance retail

Spotlight on the role of the BA in fragrance retail - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How BAs can better interact with consumers to make a fragrance sale

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An analysis of new fragrance trends

An analysis of new fragrance trends - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

From personalized perfumes to scented jewelry, the latest trends in fragrance reflect consumers’ increased desire for experiences rather than things

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An analysis of the use of digital in brick-and-mortar stores

An analysis of the use of digital in brick-and-mortar stores - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Retailers are having a hard time finding the best way to deploy digital in their brick-and-mortar stores. BW Confidential analyzes the areas they shou…

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Spotlight on niche retailers

Spotlight on niche retailers - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How more retailers with a niche positioning are expected to emerge and grow their store networks

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Spotlight on targeting Chinese consumers in local markets

Spotlight on targeting Chinese consumers in local markets - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

An analysis of how Western retailers can better tailor their offer, services and marketing to the Chinese consumers visiting their stores

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An analysis of social commerce

An analysis of social commerce - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How purchases on social-media platforms are set to evolve in beauty

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An analysis of the South Korean beauty market

An analysis of the South Korean beauty market - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

The South Korean beauty market continues to put in solid growth, despite a tough overall economy

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An analysis of South Korea's brand landscape

An analysis of South Korea's brand landscape - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

AmorePacific and LG Household & Healthcare continue to dominate the beauty market in Korea, but new, smaller players are gaining share

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An analysis of beauty retail in South Korea

An analysis of beauty retail in South Korea - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

An analysis of some of the key changes taking place in South Korea’s beauty retail market

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An analysis of consumer beauty trends in South Korea

An analysis of consumer beauty trends in South Korea - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Korea’s beauty consumers are hungry for the next new thing and at a low price

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An analysis of the state of the travel-retail industry

An analysis of the state of the travel-retail industry - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Beauty still offers considerable promise in travel retail, despite the general stagnation in the channel, with retailers and brands accelerating their…

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An analysis of the future of the travel-retail industry

An analysis of the future of the travel-retail industry - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

What lies in store for the duty-free and travel-retail industry in 2020 and beyond?

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An analysis of the product assortment of the future in travel retail

An analysis of the product assortment of the future in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

The travel-retail product mix of the future will be dictated by consumer segmentation and demographic targeting, where millennials will be core to a m…

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Emerging markets company profile: Hinode

Emerging markets company profile: Hinode - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Brazilian company Hinode is aiming for the top-three ranking in the country’s beauty market within the next few years

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An analysis of how to better market to millennial consumers

An analysis of how to better market to millennial consumers - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How to better market to the millennial

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An analysis of where millennials shop

An analysis of where millennials shop - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Retailers need a good mix of digital elements and service to capture the millennial consumer

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Beauty products and the millennial consumer

Beauty products and the millennial consumer - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

An analysis of the type of beauty products that appeal to the millennial consumer

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An analysis of factors influencing make-up packaging

An analysis of factors influencing make-up packaging - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Asia, new formulas and the selfie trend are influencing how suppliers create packs for make-up

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An analysis of innovations in skincare packaging

An analysis of innovations in skincare packaging - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Formula protection and new types of applicators continue to be key trends in skincare packs

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An analysis of upcoming trends

An analysis of upcoming trends - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

BW Confidential looks at 10 trends beyond beauty that are set to impact the market

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Guest column: Attracting affluent consumers

Guest column: Attracting affluent consumers - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

In our guest column, founder of US-based Unity Marketing Pam Danziger examines what retailers should be focusing on to attract affluent consumers

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What beauty can learn from wine & spirits in travel retail

What beauty can learn from wine & spirits in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 30, 2016

The drinks category in travel retail is seen as offering a far superior shopping experience than perfumes and cosmetics. What can beauty learn from wi…

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Two execs on boosting conversion in travel retail

Two execs on boosting conversion in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

We ask two executives about their views on one of travel retail’s long-standing questions: how can the industry better convert passengers into buyer…

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m1nd-set on what the beauty industry should focus on in travel retail

m1nd-set on what the beauty industry should focus on in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Travel-retail research company m1nd-set owner and ceo Peter Mohn gives his views on what the beauty industry should be focusing on in travel retail an…

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What the travel-retail industry will look like in the future

What the travel-retail industry will look like in the future - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

UK-based future consultancy The Future Laboratory trend analyst Victoria Buchanan examines what the travel-retail industry will look like in the years…

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Spotlight on the performance of travel retail's key operators

Spotlight on the performance of travel retail's key operators - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

An update on the performance of travel retail’s key operators

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An analysis of the fragrance category in travel retail

An analysis of the fragrance category in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

More differentiation is needed to encourage shoppers to buy fragrance in travel retail instead of at a lower price elsewhere

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An analysis of the skincare category in travel retail

An analysis of the skincare category in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

The skincare category is still going strong in travel retail, as the industry looks to keep pace with the changing traveling and shopping patterns of …

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An analysis of skincare product & retail trends in travel retail

An analysis of skincare product & retail trends in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

A more diverse offer and better services are set to influence the skincare category in the channel

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An analysis of the make-up category in travel retail

An analysis of the make-up category in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

The color category continues to see good growth in travel retail, encouraging new players to enter the fray

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An analysis of make-up retail and product trends in travel retail

An analysis of make-up retail and product trends in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

New ways of merchandising and original services are coming to the fore in make-up, driven by the millennial consumer

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New beauty product categories in travel retail

New beauty product categories in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

An analysis of the place new beauty product categories are taking in travel retail

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Spotlight on product exclusives in the travel-retail channel

Spotlight on product exclusives in the travel-retail channel - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Brands may be coming out with more travel-retail exclusives, but their offer needs to be more creative say operators

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An analysis of pricing in travel retail

An analysis of pricing in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Currency fluctuations are wreaking havoc on sales and profitability and are forcing the industry to look beyond price to provide shoppers with more va…

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Avoiding sameness in travel retail

Avoiding sameness in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

In a fast-consolidating market it is becoming more important to offer a local and targeted offer and a point of difference to avoid stores looking the…

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Evolution of the travel-retail store

Evolution of the travel-retail store - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

An analysis of some of the changes to come in travel-retail stores of the future

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An analysis of new retail concepts in travel retail

An analysis of new retail concepts in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Will the travel-retail channel begin to see more new store formats and concepts?

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An analysis of downtown shopping

An analysis of downtown shopping - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Winds of change and opportunity are sweeping across the downtown duty-free sector, where the fragrances and cosmetics category is performing strongly,…

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An analysis of how to better target millennials in travel retail

An analysis of how to better target millennials in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

How the industry can better target traveling millennials

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An analysis of targeting men in travel retail

An analysis of targeting men in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

How the travel-retail industry could better cater to men when it comes to beauty

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Targeting Chinese shoppers in travel retail

Targeting Chinese shoppers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Chinese spend may have slowed slightly, but these shoppers will continue to be the key growth driver for travel retail for some time to come

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Targeting Russian shoppers in travel retail

Targeting Russian shoppers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

The fall in the ruble is still being felt in terms of where and how Russians travel and shop

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Targeting South Korean passengers in travel retail

Targeting South Korean passengers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Koreans are one of the most prized nationalities in travel retail, both for their desire to travel and their growing spend on beauty

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An analysis of the use of digital in travel retail

An analysis of the use of digital in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

How can travel retailers and airports use digital to get travelers in-store and buying?

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Using data to target passengers in travel retail

Using data to target passengers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Customer journey mapping and profiling based on their data is in vogue. But this needs to be analyzed properly to be effective

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An analysis of click & collect in travel retail

An analysis of click & collect in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Operators and airports are delving deeper into the realms of online sales and click & collect services. Overarching global apps are also under develop…

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How travel-retail players can embrace data sharing

How travel-retail players can embrace data sharing - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Given the current tug of war over passenger profile information, how can players be encouraged to work more collaboratively and embrace digital data s…

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An analysis of sampling in travel retail

An analysis of sampling in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

More could be done when it comes to beauty sampling in airports

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Tailoring packaging to the travel-retail channel

Tailoring packaging to the travel-retail channel - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Coming up with more specific packaging tailored to the travel-retail channel could drive sales among consumers looking for on-the-go products or for s…

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New opportunities in travel retail

New opportunities in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 22, 2016

From the off-airport channel, millennials and digital, to new category opportunities, beauty in travel retail is bursting with potential growth areas

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Four analysts on what lies ahead in beauty

Four analysts on what lies ahead in beauty - PUBLISHED September 22, 2016

BW Confidential talks to four industry analysts about the state of the market and what lies ahead

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Fragrance houses and innovation & technology

Fragrance houses and innovation & technology - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

How fragrance houses are approaching innovation and technology in a fiercely competitive market

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An analysis of fragrance creation and the Iranian market

An analysis of fragrance creation and the Iranian market - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

How fragrance creation houses are looking to approach the Iranian market

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Industry execs on fragrance creation

Industry execs on fragrance creation - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Five perfumers talk about innovation, what is lacking in fragrance and how the market will evolve

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Fragrance and consumer trends

Fragrance and consumer trends - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

An analysis of what fragrance houses are finding out about consumers from their tests and focus groups

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An analysis of retailers and in-store services

An analysis of retailers and in-store services - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Retailers are looking at more original beauty services to get consumers in-store

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Beauty brands and augmented reality

Beauty brands and augmented reality - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Augmented reality is set to become a standard part of brands’ marketing campaigns with improvements in technology meaning more opportunities to impa…

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An analysis of the US beauty market

An analysis of the US beauty market - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

The US beauty market is putting in a solid performance, but changes in consumer behavior mean the industry needs to look to new strategies to capture …

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An analysis of Macy’s beauty strategy

An analysis of Macy’s beauty strategy - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

It’s no secret that department stores continue to suffer, and the US’ number-one player in the channel, Macy’s, is having a particularly tough t…

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Heard at China Beauty Expo

Heard at China Beauty Expo - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Digital, e-commerce, changing consumer habits of the Chinese and the emergence of local brands were key talking points at this year’s China Beauty E…

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An analysis of travel retail and digital

An analysis of travel retail and digital - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Travel retail is missing out when it comes to digital. Uber for airports-style apps and beacon technology to drive personalization are areas the indus…

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Spotlight on digital initiatives in travel retail

Spotlight on digital initiatives in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

When done properly, digital initiatives can stop shoppers in their tracks and encourage them to buy. BW Confidential examines five of the most creativ…

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spotlight on Indian group Cavinkare

spotlight on Indian group Cavinkare - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Indian group Cavinkare has built a strong business in the country based on affordable products and diversifying into new categories

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Industry execs on trends in beauty packaging

Industry execs on trends in beauty packaging - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Four industry players share their views on the issues and trends that will shape the beauty packaging market in the future

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An analysis of upcoming packaging trends

An analysis of upcoming packaging trends - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

BW Confidential looks at 10 areas likely to be the source of future development for beauty packaging

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Guest column: How entrepreneurs and social media are changing beauty

Guest column: How entrepreneurs and social media are changing beauty - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

In our guest column, Paris-based consultancy Cosmetic Ressources founder Laurence Bacilieri gives her views on how new entrepreneurs and social media …

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An analysis of Sephora's European strategy

An analysis of Sephora's European strategy - PUBLISHED July 07, 2016

Sephora continues to do well in Europe thanks to its product assortment, services and digital approach. BW Confidential analyzes the retailer’s stra…

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An analysis of the UAE's beauty market

An analysis of the UAE's beauty market - PUBLISHED June 23, 2016

The industry continues to adjust to a difficult market in the UAE

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An analysis of Japan's beauty market

An analysis of Japan's beauty market - PUBLISHED June 09, 2016

Tourism continues to give the Japanese beauty market a much-needed boost

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Travel retail pop-up stores

Travel retail pop-up stores - PUBLISHED May 26, 2016

Pop-up stores are on the rise in travel retail and are driving footfall and sales, while acting as a test bed for new opportunities

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An analysis of the skincare category

An analysis of the skincare category - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Prestige skincare is no longer the growth driver for beauty that it was several years ago, due to a slower economy in Asia, increased competition and …

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An analysis of skincare retailing

An analysis of skincare retailing - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Retailers need to do more to address consumers’ changing habits when it comes to buying skincare

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A skincare market in need of renewal

A skincare market in need of renewal - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

What needs to be done to give the skincare category a boost

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An analysis of the latest skincare trends

An analysis of the latest skincare trends - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

From fresh, food-based items to high-tech skin analysis devices offering personalized products, a new wave of skincare is set to hit the market

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An analysis of the pharmacy channel in Europe

An analysis of the pharmacy channel in Europe - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

How pharmacies are set to continue to gain a greater share of the beauty market in Europe

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How beauty brands can better use Instagram

How beauty brands can better use Instagram - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

In the past year consumer engagement and the popularity of Instagram in beauty has exploded, say industry observers.

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An analysis of the Chinese market

An analysis of the Chinese market - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

The Chinese market continues to slow down, but what industry players should take note of is the fast-paced change in the sector ushered in by digital,…

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How brands in China can better use WeChat

How brands in China can better use WeChat - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

WeChat has become key to doing business in China. BW Confidential explores how brands can better use the tool to build awareness and sales

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An analysis of cross-border shopping

An analysis of cross-border shopping - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

An analysis of the rise in cross-border shopping and how it will influence the way brands do business in China

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An analysis of distribution in China's lower-tier cities

An analysis of distribution in China's lower-tier cities - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Online sales continue to be a key channel for brands looking to penetrate China’s second-and third-tier cities

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An analysis of online-offline beauty strategies in China

An analysis of online-offline beauty strategies in China - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

How online-to-offline strategies are developing in beauty and becoming key to sales in brick-and-mortar stores in China

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Industry players on the Iranian market

Industry players on the Iranian market - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Four industry players talk about the opportunities and challenges of the Iranian beauty market

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Travel retail adapts to changing profiles of Chinese travelers

Travel retail adapts to changing profiles of Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

The travel-retail industry is adapting to a new regime as Chinese travelers shift their destination and spending preferences

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An analysis of Chinese travelers from second- and third-tier cities

An analysis of Chinese travelers from second- and third-tier cities - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Brands and operators need to do more to understand the needs and wants of Chinese travelers from second- and third-tier cities

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How travel retailers can better appeal to Chinese travelers?

How travel retailers can better appeal to Chinese travelers? - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

How can travel retailers hone their offer to better appeal to Chinese travelers?

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An anaysis of the development of smart beauty packaging

An anaysis of the development of smart beauty packaging - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

How smart beauty packs are developing

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Guest column: Key trends set to impact the market

Guest column: Key trends set to impact the market - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

In our guest column, UK-based consultancy The Red Tree managing director Stirling Murray outlines key trends set to impact the market

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How brands need to approach training their staff for the digital world

How brands need to approach training their staff for the digital world - PUBLISHED April 28, 2016

As brands make digital a key pillar in their strategies, they are looking more closely at how to train their employees when it comes to all things int…

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An analysis of Iran's beauty market

An analysis of Iran's beauty market - PUBLISHED April 14, 2016

Iran’s beauty market is set to see fast growth over the next five years, but doing business in the country is far from easy. BW Confidential analyze…

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An analysis of the make-up category in Brazil

An analysis of the make-up category in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 31, 2016

Brazil’s beauty market is going through tough times, but there has been much development in the country’s make-up category

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An analysis of the make-up market

An analysis of the make-up market - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

The make-up market is seeing good growth, but the sector is also undergoing dramatic change ushered in by social media

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How make-up brands could improve their social media strategies

How make-up brands could improve their social media strategies - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

While older platforms like YouTube and Facebook remain key, the success of Instagram, and to a lesser extent Snapchat, mean brands must generate and m…

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An analysis of make-up retailing

An analysis of make-up retailing - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Better growth in make-up combined with the rise of digital is set to bring a change in how make-up is retailed

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An analysis of the latest make-up trends

An analysis of the latest make-up trends - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

BW Confidential analyzes upcoming trends in color cosmetics

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An analysis of the trend for ultra-luxury make-up items

An analysis of the trend for ultra-luxury make-up items - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

How far will the trend for
ultra-luxury make-up items go?

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Getting online shoppers into physical stores

Getting online shoppers into physical stores - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

How retailers can encourage online shoppers to go to their brick-and-mortar stores

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An analysis of using social media in launch strategies

An analysis of using social media in launch strategies - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

More industry players are talking about how the rise of digital is changing their approach to how they launch new products. BW Confidential outlines f…

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An analysis of the prestige beauty market in Europe

An analysis of the prestige beauty market in Europe - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

The prestige beauty market in Europe showed some positive signs in 2015, and the trend is set to continue

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An analysis of Germany's prestige beauty market

An analysis of Germany's prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Prestige beauty is seeing growth in Germany, but is under increasing pressure from the mass market

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An analysis of the prestige beauty market in France

An analysis of the prestige beauty market in France - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

The market is still morose, although there are signs business is picking up

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An analysis of the prestige beauty market in the UK

An analysis of the prestige beauty market in the UK - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

The UK market continues to see promising growth, boosted by a strong economy and creative retail initiatives

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An analysis of the prestige beauty market in Italy

An analysis of the prestige beauty market in Italy - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Italy’s market is showing growth after years of declines

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An analysis of the prestige beauty market in Spain

An analysis of the prestige beauty market in Spain - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Prestige business in Spain has bounced back after years of losses

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Spotlight on Indian company Lotus Herbals

Spotlight on Indian company Lotus Herbals - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Indian company Lotus Herbals continues to see strong growth due to competitive pricing, a wide range of products and a diverse distribution strategy

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An analysis of travel retail in Latin America

An analysis of travel retail in Latin America - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Falling commodity prices, currency devaluations and political and economic woes have seen a drop in Brazilian travelers across the region, with a knoc…

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An analysis of Brazilian travelers

An analysis of Brazilian travelers - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Brazilian travelers are feeling the impact of economic, political and currency woes by tightening their belts and scouring travel-retail stores for sp…

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An analysis of consumer trends in beauty packaging

An analysis of consumer trends in beauty packaging - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Selling beauty is all about image…or is it? Some of the most detailed insight into what consumers want from packaging relates more to the practicali…

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Guest column: Key beauty trends in 2016

Guest column: Key beauty trends in 2016 - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

In our guest column, international future consultancy The Future Laboratory visual trends researcher and beauty expert Victoria Buchanan explores thre…

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An analysis of Argentina's beauty market

An analysis of Argentina's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 03, 2016

After years of tough market conditions, political change may herald an improvement for Argentina’s beauty industry

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An analysis of beauty & technology

An analysis of beauty & technology - PUBLISHED February 18, 2016

How beauty products with a connected or technological positioning are set to evolve

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An analysis of Canada's prestige beauty market

An analysis of Canada's prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED February 04, 2016

Small brands are driving sales in Canada’s prestige beauty sector, while new retail entrants and the success of Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart are c…

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An analysis of Italy's prestige beauty market

An analysis of Italy's prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED January 21, 2016

Prestige beauty retailers are facing strong competition from drugstores and standalone stores in Italy. However, prestige sales nonetheless saw a slig…

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An analysis of M&A activity in beauty in 2015

An analysis of M&A activity in beauty in 2015 - PUBLISHED January 07, 2016

The year 2015 was a busy one for mergers and acquisitions, with a slew of deals set to change the face of the industry. BW Confidential analyzes the i…

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An analysis of the top-10 beauty trends for 2016 and beyond

An analysis of the top-10 beauty trends for 2016 and beyond - PUBLISHED December 17, 2015

BW Confidential highlights 10 trends expected to dominate the industry in 2016 and beyond. Many products arriving on the market tap into several of th…

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An analysis of the continued popularity of Korean brands

An analysis of the continued popularity of Korean brands - PUBLISHED December 03, 2015

K-Beauty is currently the international calling card of the cosmetics world, as manufacturers and retailers look to South Korea as a source of growth.

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An analysis of budget beauty brands

An analysis of budget beauty brands - PUBLISHED November 19, 2015

An analysis of the rise of budget beauty brands and how they are impacting the market

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An analysis of US department stores

An analysis of US department stores - PUBLISHED November 05, 2015

An analysis of how US department stores are performing and what they need to do to bring in more beauty shoppers

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A look at the top trends to come in fragrance

A look at the top trends to come in fragrance - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

An overview of some of the main trends set to hit the fragrance market

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An analysis of new business models in fragrance

An analysis of new business models in fragrance - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

How the business model for launching and sustaining a fragrance is set to evolve

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An analysis of prestige fragrance pricing

An analysis of prestige fragrance pricing - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

How pricing in prestige fragrance is evolving and its impact on the market

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An analysis of the niche fragrance market

An analysis of the niche fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The niche market has seen strong growth in recent years, but how will the category develop?

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Industry execs on the niche fragrance market

Industry execs on the niche fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Four industry executives give their views on the opportunities and challenges in the niche category

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An analysis of future fragrance formats

An analysis of future fragrance formats - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

An analysis of how fragrance formats are set to change in the future

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An analysis of how sampling could boost fragrance sales

An analysis of how sampling could boost fragrance sales - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The industry needs to look at more innovative ways of using sampling to boost fragrance sales

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An analysis of today's fragrance stores

An analysis of today's fragrance stores - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

What’s wrong with fragrance retailing today and how it can be improved

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A look at the future of fragrance stores

A look at the future of fragrance stores - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

BW Confidential looks into its crystal ball to see how fragrance retailing is likely to evolve in the future

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An analysis of the state of online sales for fragrance

An analysis of the state of online sales for fragrance - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Online fragrance sales are seeing double-digit growth in key markets and taking a bigger slice of the beauty pie.

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How growing online sales are impacting the fragrance business

How growing online sales are impacting the fragrance business - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

What effect will growing online sales have on brands’ and retailers’ fragrance business?

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An analysis of fragrance in the travel-retail market

An analysis of fragrance in the travel-retail market - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Fragrance remains core to travel retail, but still lacks innovation in certain areas

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What's next for fragrance in travel retail?

What's next for fragrance in travel retail? - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The travel-retail fragrance category will grow as a significant launch platform and revenue driver for brands, with less emphasis on price and savings…

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An analysis of the key operators for fragrance in travel retail

An analysis of the key operators for fragrance in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

BW Confidential reviews the importance of the fragrance category in the beauty mix at some of the industry’s top travel retailers

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An analysis of fragrance brands and communication

An analysis of fragrance brands and communication - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

An analysis of how advertising and communication strategies are changing for fragrance brands

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An analysis of the fragrance market in Brazil

An analysis of the fragrance market in Brazil - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Fragrance continues to be a strong category in Brazil, despite the country’s economic problems

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An analysis of the fragrance market in China

An analysis of the fragrance market in China - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The jury is still out on how the fragrance market will develop in China. BW Confidential investigates some of the encouraging signs in the industry an…

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An analysis of India's fragrance market

An analysis of India's fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

India’s fragrance market is seeing good growth. BW Confidential analyzes how the market is set to evolve

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An analysis of the fragrance market in The Middle East

An analysis of the fragrance market in The Middle East - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The Middle East may be one of the strongest fragrance markets, but the region’s current challenges are putting a brake on growth

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An analysis of the fragrance market in Indonesia

An analysis of the fragrance market in Indonesia - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

There is much room for growth in the fragrance market in Indonesia, although a slowing economy is likely to hold back progress

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An analysis of the fragrance market in Vietnam

An analysis of the fragrance market in Vietnam - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Prestige is a big part of Vietnam’s fragrance market, but the category has its fair share of challenges

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An analysis of the fragrance market in Western Europe

An analysis of the fragrance market in Western Europe - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The fragrance market in Europe got off to a better start in 2015 than in previous years. But more needs to be done to ensure a higher level of growth

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An analysis of the fragrance market in the US

An analysis of the fragrance market in the US - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

There are many positives when it comes to the prestige fragrance market in the US. Will the uptick in the category continue?

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An analysis of consumer attitudes to fragrance

An analysis of consumer attitudes to fragrance - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

How the fragrance industry needs to stay on top of rapidly evolving consumer behavior

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An analysis of fragrance creation houses

An analysis of fragrance creation houses - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The role of fragrance houses has been transformed in recent years and more change is set to come

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An analysis of fragrance packaging

An analysis of fragrance packaging - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

How innovation in packaging could give a boost to the fragrance market

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Spotlight on the fragrance market's top players

Spotlight on the fragrance market's top players - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

An update on the performance of the market’s leading fragrance players

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A roundup of the main niche fragrance brands

A roundup of the main niche fragrance brands - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

An overview of some of the market’s main fragrance niche brands and their strategies

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An analysis of consumer preferences in fragrance retail

An analysis of consumer preferences in fragrance retail - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

What consumers would like to see from fragrance retailers

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Spotlight on the main fragrance creation houses

Spotlight on the main fragrance creation houses - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

A review of the market’s main fragrance creation houses

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Spotlight on the main fragrance packaging companies

Spotlight on the main fragrance packaging companies - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

An overview of some of the leading packaging companies that serve the fragrance market

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An analysis of the fragrance market

An analysis of the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

The fragrance market is still tough, but looks to be doing slightly better than last year. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the category and what…

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Industry execs discuss the fragrance market

Industry execs discuss the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

BW Confidential asks four industry executives for their views on how brands and retailers could grow the market

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Reinjecting luxury into the fragrance market

Reinjecting luxury into the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

How the industry is looking to
bring back an element of luxury
to the fragrance category

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Attracting consumers to the fragrance category

Attracting consumers to the fragrance category - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

How fragrance brands can attract more consumers

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How BA selling techniques could be improved

How BA selling techniques could be improved - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

For a brick-and-mortar retailer keen to hold on to customers, a key asset in its fragrance department is the beauty assistant (BA).

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An analysis of the direct-to-consumer retail model

An analysis of the direct-to-consumer retail model - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

More brands are looking to sell directly to the consumer, either through their websites, stores or beauty parties. How successful are these new distri…

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An analysis of connected stores

An analysis of connected stores - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

There is much talk about the connected store. BW Confidential analyzes what it means for beauty

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The trend for retail as the third space

The trend for retail as the third space - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

An analysis of the trend for retail
as the third space and what it
could mean for selling beauty

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An analysis of the beauty market in South East Asia

An analysis of the beauty market in South East Asia - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

The market in South East Asia is perhaps more difficult than several years ago, but there are still many bright spots in the region

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An analysis of Thailand's beauty market

An analysis of Thailand's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Thailand’s beauty market is seeing a slowdown, but the prestige segment seems to be holding its own

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An analysis of Malaysia's beauty market

An analysis of Malaysia's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Growth in Malaysia’s prestige market is in for a slowdown, but there is still much to play for

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An analysis of Indonesia's beauty market

An analysis of Indonesia's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

There is much potential for prestige beauty in Indonesia, driven by high-end retail and a growing middle class

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An analysis of Vietnam's beauty market

An analysis of Vietnam's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

While Vietnam’s economy is set to pick up, gaining growth in beauty remains complicated

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An analysis of the travel-retail market

An analysis of the travel-retail market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Exchange rates, health crises and geopolitical factors continue to be core influencers in travel-retail, all while the pace of consolidation accelerat…

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An analysis of travel-retail operator Dufry

An analysis of travel-retail operator Dufry - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

It’s been a stellar year for Dufry Group as it adds World Duty Free to its bulging portfolio. But where does the travel retailer and the industry go…

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An analysis of the top players in travel retail

An analysis of the top players in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Going global is on the wish list of many travel retailers in the race for pole position. BW Confidential analyzes the market’s top players

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An analysis of digital strategies in travel retail

An analysis of digital strategies in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Digital is crucial to driving traveler footfall and conversion in travel retail. But what could the industry do better?

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Emerging markets company profile: Dermage

Emerging markets company profile: Dermage - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Brazilian skincare brand Dermage has made a major mark on the dermocosmetics category since its launch in 1990, and further expansion is on the cards

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An analysis of the market for beauty boxes

An analysis of the market for beauty boxes - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Birchbox stepped into brick-and-mortar retail with the opening of its first store in New York last year

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An analysis of beauty packaging for Brazilian consumers

An analysis of beauty packaging for Brazilian consumers - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

A analysis of what Brazilian consumers are looking for from their beauty packs and the obstacles in delivering it to them

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An analysis of consolidation in the packaging industry

An analysis of consolidation in the packaging industry - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

How the consolidation trend is impacting beauty packaging

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An analysis of future trends in beauty packaging

An analysis of future trends in beauty packaging - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

BW Confidential pinpoints 10 areas likely to be the source of future development for beauty packaging

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An analysis of future trends in beauty

An analysis of future trends in beauty - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

BW Confidential pinpoints 10 trends for tomorrow’s beauty products and marketing strategies

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Guest column: Key trends and opportunities for beauty

Guest column: Key trends and opportunities for beauty - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

In our guest column, Singaporebased business and brand strategist Martin Roll explores key trends and emerging opportunities for the global beauty ind…

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TFWA kicks off World Exhibition in Cannes

TFWA kicks off World Exhibition in Cannes - PUBLISHED October 19, 2015

The 31st edition of the Tax Free World Association’s World Exhibition opened today in Cannes, France.

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An analysis of brands & travel-retail consolidation

An analysis of brands & travel-retail consolidation - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

As Dufry Group begins the integration of World Duty Free Group and continues with the amalgamation of Nuance, BW Confidential examines the implication…

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An analysis of Amazon's luxury beauty business development

An analysis of Amazon's luxury beauty business development - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

There has been much talk about Amazon’s impact on the cosmetics and fragrance market. BW Confidential analyzes the online retailer’s strategy and …

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An analysis of Poland's beauty market

An analysis of Poland's beauty market - PUBLISHED September 24, 2015

An analysis of how the Polish beauty market is performing and how it is set to evolve

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An analysis of the fragrance creation industry

An analysis of the fragrance creation industry - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

The fragrance creation business is holding steady thanks in part to growth in emerging markets. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the market and w…

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An analysis of fragrance houses and emerging markets

An analysis of fragrance houses and emerging markets - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

How fragrance houses are looking to build their business in emerging markets

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An analysis of fragrance houses and mature markets

An analysis of fragrance houses and mature markets - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

The buzz may be about the potential in emerging markets, but there is still some room for growth in developed regions

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Industry execs on fragrance creation

Industry execs on fragrance creation - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Four senior perfumers talk to BW Confidential about the changes in their profession

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Is specialisation the way forward for beauty retailers?

Is specialisation the way forward for beauty retailers? - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Should retailers look to more of a specialist offer and services in their stores?

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Beauty brands and user-generated content

Beauty brands and user-generated content - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

An analysis of the importance of user-generated content and how it can help brands increase sales and add loyal consumers

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An analysis of the Russian beauty market

An analysis of the Russian beauty market - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Times have been tough in the Russian beauty market. BW Confidential analyzes whether the market is in for better days

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Industry execs on the Russian beauty market

Industry execs on the Russian beauty market - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Four Russian executives give their opinions on the slowdown and how they see the market evolving

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An analysis of prestige retailing in Russia

An analysis of prestige retailing in Russia - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Discounting remains rampant in prestige retailing in Russia. But despite this, retailers are making efforts to deliver a better shopping experience to…

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An analysis of online beauty retailing in Russia

An analysis of online beauty retailing in Russia - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

How online sales of cosmetics and fragrance are set to grow in Russia

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Emerging markets company profile: Granada & Phebo

Emerging markets company profile: Granada & Phebo - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Brazil’s Granado and Phebo brands are counting on their long history and traditional positioning to capture new consumers and ride the storm of the …

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An analysis of travel retail in the Middle East

An analysis of travel retail in the Middle East - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

The Middle East continues to show resilience with growth in airport infrastructure and passenger numbers amid geopolitical, exchange rate and oil pric…

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An analysis of retailers' beauty strategies in the Middle East

An analysis of retailers' beauty strategies in the Middle East - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

An analysis of the region’s travel-retail operators’ strategies when it comes to beauty

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Top trends at China Beauty Expo 2015

Top trends at China Beauty Expo 2015 - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

BW Confidential reports on the trends that were spotted at trade show China Beauty Expo, which took place in Shanghai from May 19-21

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An analysis of investment in make-up packaging

An analysis of investment in make-up packaging - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

An analysis of where make-up packagers are putting their investment

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An analysis of innovations in make-up packaging

An analysis of innovations in make-up packaging - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

A roundup of some of the most innovative make-up packaging concepts and applicators

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Guest column: Industry trends for 2015-16

Guest column: Industry trends for 2015-16 - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

In our guest column, US-based consultancy Cosmetic Projects NYC brand strategist Nadia Yousif talks about the industry’s trends, and how brick-and-m…

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An analysis of Spain's beauty market

An analysis of Spain's beauty market - PUBLISHED August 27, 2015

Spain’s beauty market is picking up, but has undergone significant changes as a result of the crisis, which both brands and retailers need to come t…

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An analysis of Russian travelers

An analysis of Russian travelers - PUBLISHED July 09, 2015

The drop in Russian travelers has hurt the travel-retail market badly. BW Confidential investigates whether spending will return to pre-crisis levels …

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An analysis of private label in prestige beauty

An analysis of private label in prestige beauty - PUBLISHED June 25, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes the evolution of the private-label offer in prestige beauty and what it means for the market

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An analysis of the Mexican beauty market

An analysis of the Mexican beauty market - PUBLISHED June 11, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes the opportunities and
challenges facing the Mexican beauty market

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An analysis of Japan’s beauty market

An analysis of Japan’s beauty market - PUBLISHED May 28, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes the current state of Japan’s beauty market

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An analysis of the skincare market

An analysis of the skincare market - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

A slowdown on the innovation front, more discounting and a fragile economic context have taken their toll on the skincare category.

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An analysis of retailing strategies in skincare

An analysis of retailing strategies in skincare - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

An analysis of the issues facing prestige skincare retailers and what improvements are on the horizon

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An analysis of skincare influences from Asia

An analysis of skincare influences from Asia - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

An analysis of the impact of Asian trends on the skincare market

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An analysis of the latest skincare trends

An analysis of the latest skincare trends - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Skincare products targeting consumers’ specific needs are on the horizon

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An analysis of branded standalone store development

An analysis of branded standalone store development - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

How the trend for branded standalone stores is set to develop

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Beauty brands and social media

Beauty brands and social media - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

How effective are brands’ social media strategies and how can they be improved

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An analysis of China's beauty market

An analysis of China's beauty market - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes the slowdown in China, the rise of e-commerce and changes in beauty distribution

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Industry execs on China

Industry execs on China - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Five industry executives discuss the challenges of doing business in China

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An analysis of e-commerce in China

An analysis of e-commerce in China - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

How e-commerce is set to develop for beauty in the country

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Spotlight on retail channels in China

Spotlight on retail channels in China - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

An overview of how China’s main distribution channels are evolving

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Spotlight on Chinese local brands

Spotlight on Chinese local brands - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Local Chinese brands are beginning to make a bigger mark on the beauty sector in the country

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Emerging markets company profile: Mirra

Emerging markets company profile: Mirra - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Russian direct-sales company Mirra is looking to build its brand awareness in Russia and expand at home and abroad

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An analysis of travel retail in Asia

An analysis of travel retail in Asia - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

The product mix in Asia Pacific is diversifying, while the travel habits of Chinese travelers are also changing

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Travel retail and Chinese travelers

Travel retail and Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

With the number of Chinese travelers forecast to rocket over the next decade, BW Confidential looks at the strategies adopted by airports, travel reta…

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An analysis of the Chinese domestic duty free market

An analysis of the Chinese domestic duty free market - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

The Haitang Bay Shopping complex hailed a new era for Chinese domestic duty free. BW Confidential explores the implications

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Beauty packaging and the internet

Beauty packaging and the internet - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

How beauty packaging is set to change with the rise of online sales

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Guest column: At-home beauty devices

Guest column: At-home beauty devices - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

In our guest column, US-based market-research and consulting firm Kline & Company director Consumer Products Practice Karen Doskow analyzes the potent…

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An analysis of South Korea's beauty market

An analysis of South Korea's beauty market - PUBLISHED April 30, 2015

South Korea’s economy remains challenged, but its beauty market is still seeing growth. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the country’s beauty…

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An analysis of the German beauty market

An analysis of the German beauty market - PUBLISHED April 16, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes the state of Germany’s market and what lies ahead

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An analysis of the men's prestige skincare market

An analysis of the men's prestige skincare market - PUBLISHED April 02, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes how the men’s
prestige skincare market is performing

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An analysis of the make-up market

An analysis of the make-up market - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

The make-up market continues to grow. BW Confidential analyzes what is driving the segment and what’s to come

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Make-up brands and social media

Make-up brands and social media - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

How make-up brands can better harness the power of social media and avoid its pitfalls

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Make-up brands battle for consumer spend

Make-up brands battle for consumer spend - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

How budget, mass and prestige brands are competing for consumer spend

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Make-up brands look to expand their standalone store footprint

Make-up brands look to expand their standalone store footprint - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

One of the major trends when it comes to retailing and make-up has been the rise of branded standalone stores.

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Spotlight on the latest make-up trends

Spotlight on the latest make-up trends - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Professional products are inspiring the make-up market more than ever. BW Confidential spotlights the latest trends in color

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The rise of Kiko

The rise of Kiko - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Italian mass beauty brand Kiko Milano is set to give traditional beauty players a run for their money

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An analysis of brands' digital advertising strategies

An analysis of brands' digital advertising strategies - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

An analysis of how brands’ digital advertising strategies are performing and what they could do better

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An analysis of Brazil's beauty market

An analysis of Brazil's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Although Brazil looks like it’s in for another difficult year, beauty companies continue to invest in the country

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An analysis of perfumery chain development in Brazil

An analysis of perfumery chain development in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

How perfumery chains are developing in Brazil

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An analysis of online beauty sales in Brazil

An analysis of online beauty sales in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

As in other emerging markets such as China, much has been made of the potential of online sales in Brazil.

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Spotlight on free-standing beauty stores in Brazil

Spotlight on free-standing beauty stores in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

The development of malls combined with a rise in purchasing power is set to change how consumers shop and how brands sell their products in Brazil.

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An analysis of the growing pharmacy channel in Brazil

An analysis of the growing pharmacy channel in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Pharmacies are a growing channel in Brazil and may offer opportunities for prestige brands

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An analysis of the direct-sales channel in Brazil

An analysis of the direct-sales channel in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Direct selling continues to dominate the beauty market in Brazil.

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Emerging markets company profile: Shahnaz Husain

Emerging markets company profile: Shahnaz Husain - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Shahnaz Husain has built a strong brand based on Ayurveda and natural products in India. It is now looking to replicate its domestic success internati…

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Travel retail and Latin America

Travel retail and Latin America - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Political stability in Brazil and renewed consumer confidence has sparked some promise for Latin American travel-retailing in 2015. However, markets s…

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Industry execs on travel retail in Latin America

Industry execs on travel retail in Latin America - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Three industry executives give their views on dealing with a slower market in Latin America and on the challenges and opportunities ahead

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Spotlight on innovative Latin American travel retail concepts

Spotlight on innovative Latin American travel retail concepts - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

A snapshot of four innovative retail concepts in Latin American travel retail

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Packaging trends for Chinese conumers

Packaging trends for Chinese conumers - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

An analysis of trends in packaging for Chinese consumers and how suppliers’ approach to this market is evolving

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Packaging innovations targeting Chinese consumers

Packaging innovations targeting Chinese consumers - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

BW Confidential spotlights some of the packaging innovations targeting Chinese consumers

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Guest column: what's next for beauty?

Guest column: what's next for beauty? - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

In our guest column, global research firm Euromonitor International senior beauty and personal care analyst Oru Mohiuddin spotlights the opportunities…

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An analysis of the European perfumery market

An analysis of the European perfumery market - PUBLISHED March 05, 2015

Fresh retail concepts and a renewed focus on service both online and offline may help to turn the European perfumery market around

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An analysis of Turkey's beauty market

An analysis of Turkey's beauty market - PUBLISHED February 19, 2015

Turkey’s beauty market may be growing, but what is the real potential of prestige in the country?

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An analysis of Peru's prestige beauty market

An analysis of Peru's prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED February 05, 2015

The prestige market is seeing solid growth in Peru, driven by increased purchasing power and new retail developments

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An analysis of niche brands

An analysis of niche brands - PUBLISHED January 22, 2015

BW Confidential analyzes what it takes for niche brands to survive and thrive in today’s beauty market

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An update on beauty M&A activity

An update on beauty M&A activity - PUBLISHED January 08, 2015

Beauty saw a host of acquisitions last year. BW Confidential looks at where the major players are investing and what’s to come

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Analysis of the US prestige beauty market

Analysis of the US prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED December 18, 2014

The US prestige market is impacted by shaky consumer confidence, but strong color cosmetics sales and new retail concepts are giving the market a boos…

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Canada prestige beauty market analysis

Canada prestige beauty market analysis - PUBLISHED December 04, 2014

Canada’s prestige beauty market is seeing its share of change, from retail consolidation to a continued shift of power from traditional players

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Top industry execs talk business in 2014

Top industry execs talk business in 2014 - PUBLISHED November 20, 2014

BW Confidential asks top industry executives at the TFWA World Exhibition about how they see business shaping up this year

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An analysis of the global fragrance market

An analysis of the global fragrance market - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the state of the fragrance market

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An analysis of high-end fragrance collections

An analysis of high-end fragrance collections - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Once a niche for the privileged few, premium fragrance collections are on the brink of becoming run-of- the-mill.

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The fragrance market's thirst for newness

The fragrance market's thirst for newness - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

How is the constant demand for newness affecting the fragrance market?

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The fragrance industry on category performance

The fragrance industry on category performance - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Three industry executives discuss the performance of the fragrance category and what could be done to improve the retail experience

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An analysis of international retail expansion

An analysis of international retail expansion - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

More retailers are looking to foreign markets for growth. But developing a global footprint is far from easy

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Travel retailers are a source of inspiration

Travel retailers are a source of inspiration - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Travel retailers are now said to have the edge over their domestic-market counterparts. What can local-market stores learn from duty free?

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Beauty and omni-channel strategies

Beauty and omni-channel strategies - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

With the rise of online sales, omni-channel has become a buzzword in the industry. But just how important is such a strategy and is beauty doing it we…

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An analysis of the Middle Eastern beauty market

An analysis of the Middle Eastern beauty market - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

More brands are paying closer attention to the Middle East, given the region’s youth population, high purchasing power and retail development

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An analysis of the UAE beauty market

An analysis of the UAE beauty market - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

The UAE beauty market continues to boom

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Prestige retailing in the UAE

Prestige retailing in the UAE - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

The fast pace of retail development continues in Dubai, offering its own set of opportunities and challenges

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An analysis of Saudi Arabia's beauty market

An analysis of Saudi Arabia's beauty market - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Brands are finding that it is not all that easy to tap into the growth potential of Saudi’s beauty market

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Room for retail development in Saudi Arabia

Room for retail development in Saudi Arabia - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Retail is facing its fair share of challenges in the kingdom, but there is much room for development

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An analysis of the travel retail channel

An analysis of the travel retail channel - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Consolidation and premiumization are key themes in travel retail this year, while Asia Pacific continues to lead the charge.

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Mass brands and travel retail

Mass brands and travel retail - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

More accessible travel has triggered demand for a broader selection of travel-retail beauty products

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Travel retail and Africa

Travel retail and Africa - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Africa is gaining momentum and magnitude as a travel-retail market with much potential for the future

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Targeting passengers in travel retail

Targeting passengers in travel retail - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

How the travel-retail industry is looking to target consumers at every stage of their journey

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Emerging markets company profile: Belezanaweb

Emerging markets company profile: Belezanaweb - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Brazilian beauty e-commerce company Belezanaweb has come a long way in just seven years

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Emerging markets require more focused strategies

Emerging markets require more focused strategies - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Slowing growth has some analysts saying that the golden age is over for emerging markets

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What consumers want from beauty packaging

What consumers want from beauty packaging - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

An analysis of what consumers want from their beauty packaging

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Prestige brands and packaging differentiation

Prestige brands and packaging differentiation - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

How prestige brands can better differentiate their products from mass

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The packaging industry on how the market will evolve

The packaging industry on how the market will evolve - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Three industry players give their views on how they see the market evolving over the next year and beyond

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How trends from other industries could influence beauty

How trends from other industries could influence beauty - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

BW Confidential pinpoints 10 innovative trends from other industries that could be applied to beauty

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Guest column: Trends to take note of

Guest column: Trends to take note of - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

In our guest column US-based brand consulting firm Brand Growth Management partner Kelly Kovack examines trends the beauty industry should take note o…

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Beauty trends over the coming decade

Beauty trends over the coming decade - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

An overview of some of the main trends likely to hit the market over the next 10 years

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The beauty brand landscape of the future

The beauty brand landscape of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

What will stay the same and what will change on the beauty brand front?

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The future of the fragrance market

The future of the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

How will the fragrance market evolve in the next 20 years?

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Fragrance product trends of the future

Fragrance product trends of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

What role will fragrance play in consumers’ lives in the years to come?

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The future of the skincare market

The future of the skincare market - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Asia and population shifts will continue to lead growth in skincare

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The future of skincare products

The future of skincare products - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

How skincare products are set to develop in the years to come

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The future of the make-up market

The future of the make-up market - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

The rise of Africa and the potential in Middle Eastern and Asian markets spell good news for the make-up category

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How make-up products will evolve

How make-up products will evolve - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Make-up is set to boast a wider color palette, more properties and special effects in the years to come

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How beauty products will evolve

How beauty products will evolve - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

A look at 10 trends for tomorrow’s beauty products

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 Distribution channels of the future

Distribution channels of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Many changes are expected in beauty’s main distribution channels. BW Confidential examines what lies ahead

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The beauty store of tomorrow

The beauty store of tomorrow - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

What will the beauty store of tomorrow look like?

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The future of online sales

The future of online sales - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Online beauty sales are projected to grow substantially in the years to come and change how the industry sees selling and distribution

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The future of big data

The future of big data - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Big data is set to change how consumers shop, how retailers work and how brands launch ad campaigns

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Travel retail market indicators

Travel retail market indicators - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

How will passenger numbers, traveler groups, geographic hubs and channels evolve across duty free travel retail in the next 10 years?

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How the travel-retail market will evolve

How the travel-retail market will evolve - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

More consolidation and the emergence of new players are likely to change how the travel-retail market will be structured in the years to come

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The travel-retail store of tomorrow

The travel-retail store of tomorrow - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Sensory experiences, rotational merchandising, personalization and holographic staff could be among the features of the beauty duty-free store of the …

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The travel-retail industry on the future

The travel-retail industry on the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Three travel-retail players gaze into their crystal balls to predict the shape of the beauty industry over the next 15 years

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The future of Brazil

The future of Brazil - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

While the market is set to grow, the Brazil cost shows no sign of easing, meaning that the market is likely to remain challenging well into the future

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The future of China

The future of China - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Growth in China’s beauty market still looks assured, even if doing business there is set to become more difficult

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The future of India

The future of India - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

India looks to be on a better path to growth than in the past. However, many of the same obstacles will continue to mar the industry in the future

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The future of Africa

The future of Africa - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

BW Confidential analyses Africa, part of a new generation of emerging markets

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The future of Turkey

The future of Turkey - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes Turkey, part of a new generation of emerging markets

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The future of Mexico

The future of Mexico - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes Mexico, part of a new generation of emerging markets

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The future of Indonesia

The future of Indonesia - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes Indonesia, part of a new generation of emerging markets

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The future of Vietnam

The future of Vietnam - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes Vietnam, part of a new generation of emerging markets

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Communication strategies of the future

Communication strategies of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Technology, the internet and social media will continue to change what brands’ advertising and marketing campaigns will look like in the years ahead

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Beauty and technology

Beauty and technology - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

A spotlight on new advances in technology that are likely to change how beauty products are manufactured, sold and applied

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Consumers of the future

Consumers of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

We examine the consumer trends of the future and what they will mean for beauty

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The future of the packaging industry

The future of the packaging industry - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

More consolidation is likely to hit the packaging sector in the future. BW Confidential analyzes how this trend and the Asian production issue will im…

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Packaging designs of the future

Packaging designs of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

BW Confidential examines what beauty packaging of the future will look like

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An analysis of travel retail consolidation

An analysis of travel retail consolidation - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

As consolidation cranks up a gear in travel retail after the conclusion of the biggest deal in a decade, BW Confidential examines the implications for…

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Four industry players discuss 2014 and beyond

Four industry players discuss 2014 and beyond - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

BW Confidential asks four key industry players how they see the market shaping up for 2014 and beyond

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Market Pulse 2014

Market Pulse 2014 - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

How some of the main beauty players are shaping up in 2014

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UK prestige beauty market analysis

UK prestige beauty market analysis - PUBLISHED October 09, 2014

Beauty is seeing good growth in the UK, especially in prestige. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the market

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Retail consolidation's impact on the industry

Retail consolidation's impact on the industry - PUBLISHED September 25, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes what the recent wave of retail consolidation means for stores, suppliers and consumers

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A look at today's fragrance industry

A look at today's fragrance industry - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the challenges and opportunities facing the fragrance industry

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Fragrance trends by market

Fragrance trends by market - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

An analysis of what consumers in different markets around the world are looking for in their fragrances

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Four perfumers discuss fragrance creation

Four perfumers discuss fragrance creation - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

BW Confidential talks to four perfumers about the state of fragrance creation and what they would like to see change

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The fragrance industry and innovation

The fragrance industry and innovation - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Is there still room for innovation in the fragrance industry?

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Proposed European fragrance regulations impact analysis

Proposed European fragrance regulations impact analysis - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

An analysis of the impact that the latest proposed European fragrance regulations will have on suppliers, brands and the end consumer

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The potential and challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa

The potential and challenges of Sub-Saharan Africa - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa has been designated the new emerging market to watch. BW Confidential analyzes the potential and challenges

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An analysis of Nigeria's beauty market

An analysis of Nigeria's beauty market - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

It may be one of the most promising markets in Africa, but doing business in Nigeria is tough and the prestige segment is still at a nascent stage

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Prestige retail developing in Nigeria

Prestige retail developing in Nigeria - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

With few channels in Nigeria for prestige brands to sell their products through, the standalone route could be the best strategy for some time to come

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An analysis of South Africa's beauty market

An analysis of South Africa's beauty market - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

South Africa may have its economic woes, but it is still seen as key for prestige players

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Changes ahead for South African beauty retail

Changes ahead for South African beauty retail - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

More changes are set to hit the retail scene in South Africa

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An analysis of Kenya's beauty market

An analysis of Kenya's beauty market - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest market, was flat last year. But there may be opportunities for those prepared to make a long-term investme…

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Prestige retail developing in Kenya

Prestige retail developing in Kenya - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

New mall developments may give Kenya’s retail market a boost, but prestige distribution in the country will need some time to take hold

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Emerging markets company profile: Emami

Emerging markets company profile: Emami - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

India-based personal-care and healthcare group Emami is banking on the men’s market and other new niches for future growth

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An analysis of European travel retail

An analysis of European travel retail - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

A more positive economic environment is slowly emerging in the European travel-retail market, but caution still reigns

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The top five EU airports by passenger numbers

The top five EU airports by passenger numbers - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

An analysis of the top five EU airports by passenger numbers

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Trade report: Cosmetic Valley and China Beauty Expo

Trade report: Cosmetic Valley and China Beauty Expo - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

BW Confidential was the exclusive press partner of French industry cluster Cosmetic Valley’s delegation to the China Beauty Expo trade show

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A look at the latest make-up packaging decoration techniques

A look at the latest make-up packaging decoration techniques - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Novel trends in packaging decoration are helping make-up brands stand out from the crowd

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A look at the latest make-up packaging innovations

A look at the latest make-up packaging innovations - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

A round-up of some of the most recent make-up packaging techniques and solutions

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Guest Column: Targeting consumers

Guest Column: Targeting consumers - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

In our guest column, The Integer Group's Sara Manke talks about how brands can target consumers at the moment they become shoppers

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Fragrance execs on the market

Fragrance execs on the market - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Fragrance house executives give their views on the issues facing today’s market

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The fragrance market in China

The fragrance market in China - PUBLISHED August 28, 2014

Industry players are divided on the potential of the fragrance market in
China. BW Confidential investigates how the sector will evolve

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An analysis of India's beauty market

An analysis of India's beauty market - PUBLISHED July 10, 2014

Beauty retail in India looks likely to get a boost in the months ahead

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New directions in fragrance

New directions in fragrance - PUBLISHED June 26, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes new fragrance formats and ways of using scent

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Challenges ahead for retail in Brazil

Challenges ahead for retail in Brazil - PUBLISHED June 12, 2014

It’s been a tough year for beauty in Brazil. BW Confidential analyzes the state of prestige retail in country

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The impact of rising Chinese brands

The impact of rising Chinese brands - PUBLISHED May 29, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the performance of Chinese brands and how they are impacting the market

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MWV reveals skincare usage study at Luxe Pack New York

MWV reveals skincare usage study at Luxe Pack New York - PUBLISHED May 16, 2014

Packaging supplier MWV shared findings from its Skincare Research and Insights Study at the Luxe Pack New York show

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The state of today's skincare market

The state of today's skincare market - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the skincare category, which is showing healthy pockets of growth in new product categories and certain markets

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The impact of premium-priced skincare

The impact of premium-priced skincare - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

BW Confidential looks at how the rise in high-priced skincare is affecting the market

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A look at diagnostic tools in skincare

A look at diagnostic tools in skincare - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

How diagnostic tools are changing the way skincare is sold

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The challenges of being a beauty advisor

The challenges of being a beauty advisor - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

An analysis of the challenges facing the skincare beauty advisor on the sales floor

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The latest trends in skincare

The latest trends in skincare - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

A look at new innovations in skincare

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The importance of brand building

The importance of brand building - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Bertrand Chovet, md of branding agency Interbrand’s Paris office, talks about how to leverage strong brands and use digital tools to deliver a more …

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Emerging markets company profile: Godrej

Emerging markets company profile: Godrej - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Indian company Godrej grows its personal-care market reach both at home and abroad

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What's next for mini-packs and sample packaging?

What's next for mini-packs and sample packaging? - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Mini-packs and mono-doses are on the rise, while beauty samples are evolving. What’s next for these products?

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The state of Russia's beauty market

The state of Russia's beauty market - PUBLISHED May 01, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the state of the beauty market in Russia

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Korean brands prove successful in Asia

Korean brands prove successful in Asia - PUBLISHED April 17, 2014

Korean beauty brands are doing big business outside their home market. BW Confidential analyzes what is driving these brands’ success in Asia

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The state of France's retail perfumery landscape

The state of France's retail perfumery landscape - PUBLISHED April 03, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the challenges facing France’s retail perfumery landscape

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The state of Japan's beauty market

The state of Japan's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 20, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the state of Japan’s beauty market and
looks at the changes in distribution

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A cautious start to 2014

A cautious start to 2014 - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

The year 2014 started off on a cautionary note, but Chinese travelers and pockets of growth in some markets may help the industry weather another toug…

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The state of today's make-up market

The state of today's make-up market - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the color category’s performance and looks at recent shifts in the market

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Budget make-up brands make waves

Budget make-up brands make waves - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

How low-priced make-up brands are impacting the color cosmetics business

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The latest make-up trends

The latest make-up trends - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

An analysis of new directions in make-up

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Smarter ways to sell color cosmetics

Smarter ways to sell color cosmetics - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

A look at how retailers and brands can improve the way they sell color cosmetics

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Innovative strategies to marketing make-up

Innovative strategies to marketing make-up - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

A spotlight on creative approaches that make-up brands are using to promote the category

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The future of skincare

The future of skincare - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Market-research company Diagonal Reports analyst Jacqueline Clarke examines the changes to come in consumer behavior and product demand

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The latest trends in packaging decoration

The latest trends in packaging decoration - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

BW Confidential examines how decoration techniques for beauty packaging are evolving

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Emerging Markets Company Profile: Mahogany

Emerging Markets Company Profile: Mahogany - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Brazil-based Mahogany is seeing success with its franchise model and is also looking to expand through door-to-door and e-commerce

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The latest innovations in beauty packaging

The latest innovations in beauty packaging - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

A spotlight on the latest decoration techniques for beauty packs

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What's new in digital for beauty?

What's new in digital for beauty? - PUBLISHED February 20, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes recent digital initiatives from beauty brands

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The state of Chile's prestige beauty market

The state of Chile's prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED February 06, 2014

Chile’s prestige beauty sector is seeing good growth, despite a flourishing parallel market and discounting

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A look at Amazon's luxury beauty store business

A look at Amazon's luxury beauty store business - PUBLISHED January 23, 2014

An analysis of online retailer Amazon’s luxury beauty store business

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Changes ahead in South Africa's retail scene

Changes ahead in South Africa's retail scene - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

South Africa’s retail scene may be in for a shake-up

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Challenge and opportunity in online beauty sales

Challenge and opportunity in online beauty sales - PUBLISHED December 05, 2013

Internet beauty sales are seeing robust growth. We analyze the challenges and opportunities facing the channel

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US drugstores put the spotlight on beauty

US drugstores put the spotlight on beauty - PUBLISHED November 21, 2013

Drugstore operators in the US are getting more creative on the
beauty front. BW Confidential analyzes beauty’s role in the channel

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Analyzing Poland's beauty market

Analyzing Poland's beauty market - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Poland’s beauty market is seeing tough times due to lower purchasing power

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A fragile fragrance market

A fragile fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

BW Confidential reviews recent shifts in the fragrance category and what the industry can expect for the future

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Brazil remains promising despite market challenges

Brazil remains promising despite market challenges - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Growth in Brazil may be slowing down but the market remains attractive for international brands

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Luxury packs in the BRICs

Luxury packs in the BRICs - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

An analysis of how packagers can better cater to consumers and clients in emerging markets

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A regional snapshot of the fragrance category

A regional snapshot of the fragrance category - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

An analysis of the fragrance category’s performance worldwide

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Launching fragrances in today's market

Launching fragrances in today's market - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Launching fragrances has become increasingly complex and expensive. What has changed in how brands market novelties?

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The state of the niche fragrance market

The state of the niche fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

An analysis of how the niche fragrance category is performing

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M&A activity in beauty

M&A activity in beauty - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

BW Confidential analyzes recent M&A activity in beauty and what it means for the market

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The latest innovative trends

The latest innovative trends - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

BW Confidential spotlights new trends and ideas in beauty

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Emerging markets company profile: Shanghai Jahwa

Emerging markets company profile: Shanghai Jahwa - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Chinese company Shanghai Jahwa has outlined a new super-brand strategy to reinforce its position in China and help it go global

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Unexplored areas the key to future growth in beauty

Unexplored areas the key to future growth in beauty - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

The industry needs to look at unexplored areas to ensure future growth, says Euromonitor senior analyst beauty and personal care Oru Mohiuddin

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The industry take on what's to come for packaging in 2014

The industry take on what's to come for packaging in 2014 - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Four packaging executives talk about how they see the market in 2014 and the challenges that lie ahead

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Luxury innovations in beauty packaging

Luxury innovations in beauty packaging - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

The latest innovations in luxury beauty packaging

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The Indonesian beauty market

The Indonesian beauty market - PUBLISHED October 10, 2013

An analysis of the Indonesian beauty market and what's to come in the country's beauty sector

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Australia beauty market analysis

Australia beauty market analysis - PUBLISHED September 26, 2013

Australia’s economy may have escaped the worst of the global financial crisis, but the beauty market has seen its fair share of challenges.

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Fragrance creation in today's market

Fragrance creation in today's market - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

The ups and downs of today’s fragrance creation business

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The changing Chinese consumer

The changing Chinese consumer - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

The Chinese consumer is changing in-store and online. BW Confidential looks at how to adapt

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Analyzing the inflight sales sector

Analyzing the inflight sales sector - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

New brands and niche products pave the way for diversity in inflight sales

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Tough times for make-up packaging

Tough times for make-up packaging - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

The make-up packaging category is facing ongoing challenges. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the market

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Industry views on the state of the fragrance market

Industry views on the state of the fragrance market - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Fragrance house executives share their views on the state of the business and how they see the market developing

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Fragrance houses target emerging markets

Fragrance houses target emerging markets - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

An analysis of how fragrance houses intend to boost their business in developing markets

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Are consumer data tests reliable?

Are consumer data tests reliable? - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Fragrance houses are becoming more reliant on consumer data programs, but is this good for the industry?

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The role of today's perfumer

The role of today's perfumer - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

An analysis of the challenges facing today’s perfumers

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Emerging Market Company Profile: Marico

Emerging Market Company Profile: Marico - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Marico is boosting its beauty business through acquisitions and a move into new cosmetics segments

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Imagining the future of beauty through technology

Imagining the future of beauty through technology - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

The Young Group ceo Karen Young analyzes the changes taking place in the beauty industry and the opportunities and pitfalls they bring

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The latest innovations in make-up packaging

The latest innovations in make-up packaging - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

A spotlight on the latest innovations in make-up packaging

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How Chinese consumers buy beauty

How Chinese consumers buy beauty - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

BW Confidential asks four industry players about how Chinese consumers are evolving and how brands can better cater to them

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New technologies in retail

New technologies in retail - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

BW Confidential investigates new technologies being implemented at the point-of-sale

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Revamping UK prestige retail

Revamping UK prestige retail - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

Prestige retail in the UK is seeing a flurry of new concepts and investments in the beauty space

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Opportunity in Malaysia's prestige beauty market

Opportunity in Malaysia's prestige beauty market - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

BW Confidential analyzes the opportunities and challenges facing Malaysia’s prestige beauty market

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Prestige retail in India

Prestige retail in India - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

The arrival of Sephora and more branded standalone stores show that the prestige retail market in India is progressing slowly but surely

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Differentiation techniques in packaging

Differentiation techniques in packaging - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

How packagers are providing more original, stand-out items for brands at a price that is right

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The future of packaging

The future of packaging - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

An analysis of how packagers think the market will pan out in 2013 and how they are dealing with change in the way their industry is structured

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The  potential of emerging Asia

The potential of emerging Asia - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Airport development, low-cost carriers, a rising middle class and economic development are giving rise to new beauty hubs in emerging Asia

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Passenger potential in emerging Asia

Passenger potential in emerging Asia - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

As intra-regional travel is set to boom in emerging Asia, the purchasing potential of passengers will be more

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What's next for the skincare market?

What's next for the skincare market? - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

The skincare category is holding its own. BW Confidential analyzes the market’s performance

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Opportunity in skincare devices

Opportunity in skincare devices - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

The skincare device market is seeing vibrant growth. But there are untapped opportunities and a string of challenges that brands and retailers should …

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Innovation in skincare retail

Innovation in skincare retail - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

A spotlight on retail concepts that put a focus on skincare

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The latest trends in skincare

The latest trends in skincare - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

A showcase of the latest trends to emerge in the skincare category

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China's beauty market: risks & opportunities

China's beauty market: risks & opportunities - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Reservations over China’s slowing growth are beginning to dissipate, while beauty companies continue to ramp up their investment in the country

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The industry viewpoint on China

The industry viewpoint on China - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

BW Confidential asks four major brands about how they see the beauty business evolving in China

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Beauty's potential in China's airports

Beauty's potential in China's airports - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

National domestic airports are emerging as a lucrative new channel for beauty sales in the country

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The evolution of China's department stores

The evolution of China's department stores - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Department stores in China are becoming more upscale, but they still need to watch out for increased competition from shopping malls and the internet

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Beauty in China's third- and fourth-tier cities

Beauty in China's third- and fourth-tier cities - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

An analysis of how the beauty business is developing in China’s third- and fourth-tier cities

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VLCC: India's growing beauty giant

VLCC: India's growing beauty giant - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

An analysis of Indian group VLCC’s personal-care business

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The importance of differentiation in beauty

The importance of differentiation in beauty - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

In our guest column, US-based research consultancy Brand Keys founder and president Robert Passikoff talks about how beauty needs more differentiation…

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The German beauty market

The German beauty market - PUBLISHED May 02, 2013

BW Confidential looks at how Germany is coping with changes in its retail landscape and what lies ahead for

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The growing men's skincare market

The growing men's skincare market - PUBLISHED April 18, 2013

BW Confidential looks at how the men’s prestige skincare market is faring and what lies ahead

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The potential of prestige haircare

The potential of prestige haircare - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

The prestige haircare category is seeing healthy growth and more interest from selective retailers. BW Confidential looks at the segment’s potential

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Russian perfumery chains

Russian perfumery chains - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

An analysis of the latest strategies from Russia's main perfumery chains

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The US beauty market

The US beauty market - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

US beauty is likely to see slower growth in 2013, although higher-priced prestige products are set to outpace mass

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The potential of Brazilian travelers

The potential of Brazilian travelers - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Travel retail is capitalizing on the growing wanderlust of big-spending, luxury-hungry Brazilian travelers

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Packs for travel retail

Packs for travel retail - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Packagers begin to do more to cater to brands’ increased focus on the travel-retail channel

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Mobile strategies for beauty

Mobile strategies for beauty - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

More brands and retailers are realizing that mobile devices are not just about m-commerce, but can influence sales in-store and on the web

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What's next for the make-up market?

What's next for the make-up market? - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

An analysis of the make-up sector's performance and the trends to come

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Continue to innovate when conversing with consumers

Continue to innovate when conversing with consumers - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

US-based The Beauty Company founding partner and ceo Alisa Marie Beyer advises brands to innovate in new ways to converse with consumers

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The industry viewpoint on the US

The industry viewpoint on the US - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Four industry experts give their views on consumer trends, retail, and how the beauty market is evolving in the US

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How Brazilians shop in travel retail

How Brazilians shop in travel retail - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Brazilians like travel retail and duty free, but how exactly do they shop for beauty in the channel?

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One Brazilian direct seller's path to growth

One Brazilian direct seller's path to growth - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

An analysis of Brazilian direct-seller Jequiti’s rise and its expansion plans for the future

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Challenges ahead for European perfumeries

Challenges ahead for European perfumeries - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

European perfumeries are juggling an economic crisis, thrifty consumers and escalating price points. We analyze the challenges facing retailers in the…

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Strategies to keep make-up consumers coming back

Strategies to keep make-up consumers coming back - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

How can the industry encourage consumers to test, try, and buy more make-up?

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Cosmetics companies innovate with social media

Cosmetics companies innovate with social media - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

An analysis of innovative social media
initiatives in color

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The latest trends in make-up

The latest trends in make-up - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Make-up has been one of beauty’s most innovative categories recently. Here are some of the trends to watch out for

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The industry viewpoint on the make-up business

The industry viewpoint on the make-up business - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Four industry executives discuss the state of the make-up business and how to improve the in-store experience

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CVS' new standalone in-store kiosk puts the spotlight on nails

CVS' new standalone in-store kiosk puts the spotlight on nails - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

US drugstore operator CVS latest beauty initiative, Nails HQ, is a standalone in-store kiosk created to spotlight the latest nail products, trends and…

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Harvey Nichols' Beauty Mart, a shop-in-shop concept boutique

Harvey Nichols' Beauty Mart, a shop-in-shop concept boutique - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Branded as a “disruptive approach to retail”, shop-in-shop concept boutique Beauty Mart at Harvey Nichols caters to shoppers with a tightly edited…

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Colombia beauty analysis

Colombia beauty analysis - PUBLISHED February 21, 2013

What’s doing well, how retail is developing and what’s in store for the Latin American market

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Online sales in China

Online sales in China - PUBLISHED February 07, 2013

Four industry experts talk about how to take advantage of the platform and how the market will evolve

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An analysis of Africa's beauty market

An analysis of Africa's beauty market - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

Despite the challenges posed by what remains a largely unknown market, Africa promises an interesting growth potential for beauty

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E-commerce in Japan

E-commerce in Japan - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

An analysis of Japan's most active beauty players in the digital space and how e-commerce is evolving

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The next trends

The next trends - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

An analysis of what's set to hit the market in 2013 and beyond

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Spain market analysis

Spain market analysis - PUBLISHED December 06, 2012

Beauty in Spain is having a tough time. BW Confidential reviews the state of the market and how it is set to evolve

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The Philippines beauty market

The Philippines beauty market - PUBLISHED November 22, 2012

The Philippines remains a small market compared to other Asian countries, but there is a growing consumer awareness and demand for beauty

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Changes in US retail

Changes in US retail - PUBLISHED November 08, 2012

US beauty retail is seeing some fresh ideas, while competition heats up among the major players

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The importance of getting personal with customers

The importance of getting personal with customers - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

UK-based customer loyalty expert and founder of consultancy Uber, Sarah Cross advises brands on how to make a personal connection with consumers

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Company Profile: Dabur

Company Profile: Dabur - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

An analysis of Indian personal-care giant Dabur’s strategy and where it is going next

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The industry viewpoint on packaging for Chinese consumers

The industry viewpoint on packaging for Chinese consumers - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Four industry players discuss what works and what doesn’t in terms of packaging design for Chinese consumers

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Industry analysis: Retail strategies for today's fragrance market

Industry analysis: Retail strategies for today's fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Three department-store retailers talk about recent shifts in their fragrance business and noteworthy in-store merchandising concepts

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The importance of fragrance sampling

The importance of fragrance sampling - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

With more targeted online and in-store initiatives, is the industry ready to invest in the benefits of fragrance sampling?

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The global fragrance market: A regional breakdown

The global fragrance market: A regional breakdown - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

A review of the performance of the global fragrance market by region

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Luxe Pack 2012 Preview

Luxe Pack 2012 Preview - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

A roundup of some of the innovations to be presented at this year’s Luxe Pack Monaco show, which takes place from October 24-26, 2012

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Italy market analysis

Italy market analysis - PUBLISHED October 11, 2012

Beauty in Italy has seen better days. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the market from a brand and retailer perspective

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South Korea analysis

South Korea analysis - PUBLISHED September 27, 2012

Although South Korea’s prestige beauty market is having a challenging year, channels such as branded road shops are dynamic. We review the latest ma…

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Fragrance houses at a glance

Fragrance houses at a glance - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

A quick snapshot of today's fragrance's main players

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The industry viewpoint on fragrance creation

The industry viewpoint on fragrance creation - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

Four industry executives discuss the state of the market and the changes afoot in fragrance creation

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Fragrance potential in the BRIC markets

Fragrance potential in the BRIC markets - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

Fragrance houses are putting more investment and focus on the BRIC markets. BW Confidential analyzes the challenges and opportunities in these regions

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The challenges of keeping fragrances natural

The challenges of keeping fragrances natural - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

Naturals are becoming more of a priority for fragrance houses, but there are still obstacles to overcome

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Marketing trends to watch for

Marketing trends to watch for - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

BW Confidential takes a look at some innovative strategies and trends that the industry should look out for

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Exploiting devices in the beauty industry

Exploiting devices in the beauty industry - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

Peter Luebcke, a personal-care specialist at product development company Sagentia, shares his view on the growth of devices in the beauty industry

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Japan market analysis 2012

Japan market analysis 2012 - PUBLISHED August 30, 2012

Japan’s beauty market has picked up, but is still dominated by a trend towards lower prices

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What's next for sample beauty boxes?

What's next for sample beauty boxes? - PUBLISHED July 12, 2012

There are a growing number of sample beauty boxes coming onto the market. BW Confidential analyzes the performance of these programs and where the tre…

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What's next for Turkey's beauty market?

What's next for Turkey's beauty market? - PUBLISHED June 28, 2012

An analysis of the growth potential, opportunities and retail landscape in Turkey’s beauty market

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What's new for in-store marketing?

What's new for in-store marketing? - PUBLISHED June 14, 2012

A review of innovations in multi-sensory marketing that could change the way consumers experience fragrance and skincare in-store

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The rewards of sampling

The rewards of sampling - PUBLISHED May 31, 2012

New technology and distribution methods may give beauty sampling a boost, but challenges at retail remain

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Getting results from point-of-sale technology

Getting results from point-of-sale technology - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Can new technology at the point-of-sale give the skincare category a boost?

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The industry take on retailing skincare

The industry take on retailing skincare - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Three selective retailers give their views on the specificities of selling skincare and look at where the market is headed

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New frontiers in skincare

New frontiers in skincare - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

At look at the latest trends in skincare and where the category is headed

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Catering to ethnic beauty

Catering to ethnic beauty - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Paris-based consultancy Metis Insights director Stéphanie Morou discusses how the industry should cater to ‘ethnic consumers’

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Will spas become healthcare providers?

Will spas become healthcare providers? - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Spas have been a wellness destination for some time, but there is a growing impetus to create more links with the world of healthcare

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Spas highlight wellness

Spas highlight wellness - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

A profile of four spas with a firm focus on wellness

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Taking inspiration from Apple

Taking inspiration from Apple - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

The lessons beauty can learn from tech giant Apple's retail strategy

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Innovative cosmetic strategies that inspire

Innovative cosmetic strategies that inspire - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

We take a look at some innovative strategies that could inspire today’s cosmetics brands and retailers

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Prestige packs dominate in make-up

Prestige packs dominate in make-up - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

The trend for a more premium approach to color cosmetics packs continues

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Retail case studies

Retail case studies - PUBLISHED May 03, 2012

An analysis of brand-driven service initiatives aimed at creating a stronger connection with the consumer at the point-of-sale

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Russia's fragrance market

Russia's fragrance market - PUBLISHED April 19, 2012

An analysis of the sector’s performance and retail trends

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An analysis of the US duty-free market

An analysis of the US duty-free market - PUBLISHED April 05, 2012

Will new retail contracts and point-of-sale initiatives usher in a more qualitative shopping experience in US duty free?

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Asia's influence on beauty in the West

Asia's influence on beauty in the West - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Crépuscule ceo Christophe Lerouge and creative director Olivier Boré share their views about the skincare market and Asia's influence

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Growth continues in nails market

Growth continues in nails market - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

The nails market is still seeing a strong performance, and while high double-digit increases may level off slightly, growth is still in the cards

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How retailers can better promote their make-up offer

How retailers can better promote their make-up offer - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Retailers are credited with doing more in-store to create excitement in the make-up category. What do they need to do next?

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The latest trends in color cosmetics

The latest trends in color cosmetics - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

From digital make-up to high-precision applicators, we present 10 new directions the color market is headed in for 2012 and beyond

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Spas should up their online marketing game

Spas should up their online marketing game - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

The majority of spa-goers use the web to research spas, treatments and book appointments, so why do spas still lag behind in the digital space?

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Innovative brand and retail strategies

Innovative brand and retail strategies - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

A look at some innovative strategies in beauty and in other industries that could inspire today’s cosmetics brands and retailers

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The latest innovations in packaging

The latest innovations in packaging - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

A look at some of the new packaging innovations in beauty

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Mining social media networks

Mining social media networks - PUBLISHED March 08, 2012

Could brands do more to exploit the information they gather from social media platforms?

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Private label in prestige

Private label in prestige - PUBLISHED February 23, 2012

How more private-label ranges from prestige retailers are affecting the market

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Retailing naturals & organics

Retailing naturals & organics - PUBLISHED January 26, 2012

An analysis of the state of retailing for natural beauty products and how it will evolve

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Analysis of the South African beauty market

Analysis of the South African beauty market - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

A review of the market's growth and retail trends

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Sephora & Latin America

Sephora & Latin America - PUBLISHED December 22, 2011

An analysis of the retailer's strategy for the region

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A review of the trends to watch out for

A review of the trends to watch out for - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

BW Confidential tracks major beauty trends from around the world

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Mass brands & travel retail: what's the potential?

Mass brands & travel retail: what's the potential? - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

In travel retail, mass beauty is seen as a lightweight sector, and the downturn doesn’t seem to have done much to change that

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Analysis of the French beauty market

Analysis of the French beauty market - PUBLISHED November 10, 2011

How brands and retailers in France are reacting to an increasingly challenged market

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Beauty & European pharmacies

Beauty & European pharmacies - PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

An analysis of the pharmacy channel in Europe, its potential and risks

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Analysis of Saudi Arabia's beauty market

Analysis of Saudi Arabia's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

The opportunities, challenges and retail trends in the market

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Russia market overview 2011

Russia market overview 2011 - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

After a tough few years, the Russian beauty market looks to be recovering. BW Confidential analyzes the state of the market, retail trends and what li…

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Fragrance category analysis

Fragrance category analysis - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

An analysis of what’s doing well in fragrance, what’s not and how sales could be given a further boost

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Travel-retail channel outlook

Travel-retail channel outlook - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Retailers are seeing a return to boom times in travel retail, but will they last?

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What's next for sustainability?

What's next for sustainability? - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Brands and suppliers debate sustainability in cosmetics packaging and look at how the issue is set to evolve

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Industry viewpoint: Today's fragrance market

Industry viewpoint: Today's fragrance market - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Four retailers speak out about today’s fragrance market and what they would like to see from brands

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How retailers are improving the fragrance retail experience

How retailers are improving the fragrance retail experience - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

We look at four innovative stores and the ideas they have put in place to help improve the retail experience for buying fragrance

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The industry take on the rare fragrance market

The industry take on the rare fragrance market - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Five brands talk about the retail challenges facing the rare fragrance category and how they see the market developing

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Challenges in today's packaging business

Challenges in today's packaging business - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Packagers’ business has seen a good recovery this year but rising costs and supply chain challenges still remain

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The industry viewpoint on sustainability in packaging

The industry viewpoint on sustainability in packaging - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Brands and suppliers debate sustainability in cosmetics packaging and look at how the issue is set to evolve

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Innovative packaging solutions

Innovative packaging solutions - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Suppliers are taking a closer look at how consumers interact with packaging. We review their solutions

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India market update 2011

India market update 2011 - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

An analysis of the latest consumer and retail trends in the country

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Japan's market shifts

Japan's market shifts - PUBLISHED September 01, 2011

Six months on, BW Confidential analyzes the impact of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami on the country’s cosmetics market, and how companies are deal…

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How 2011 is shaping up & a look at what's to come

How 2011 is shaping up & a look at what's to come - PUBLISHED July 14, 2011

BW Confidential analyzes how key areas of the market are likely to evolve over the next six months and beyond

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The importance of connecting with consumers

The importance of connecting with consumers - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Market research company G-group managing partner Judy Galloway analyzes how the industry can better connect with consumers

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Spotlighting service in prestige retail

Spotlighting service in prestige retail - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

New services and events are giving prestige haircare more exposure in selective distribution channels. We analyze the new initiatives

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The latest trends in haircare

The latest trends in haircare - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

An overview of the latest trends in the haircare market

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Department stores angle to win back consumers

Department stores angle to win back consumers - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Department stores continue to struggle, but some re-invention in the sector is on its way

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Sephora on the up and up

Sephora on the up and up - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Despite a rough start, Sephora is seeing strong success in the US. How is the chain’s strategy in the market faring?

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The latest trends in make-up packaging

The latest trends in make-up packaging - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

A roundup of some of the most innovative approaches to make-up packaging

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The market for skincare devices

The market for skincare devices - PUBLISHED June 16, 2011

Beauty devices have made their way from professional channels into the consumer’s home. We analyze the potential of the category

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Argentina market analysis

Argentina market analysis - PUBLISHED June 02, 2011

Argentina’s growth rates may be strong, but underlying economic instability has beauty players hedging their bets in the market

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China analysis 2011

China analysis 2011 - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

Despite regulatory hurdles, China’s beauty market continues to grow at breakneck speed. BW Confidential analyzes brand and retail initiatives in the…

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The travel retail market in Asia & the Middle East

The travel retail market in Asia & the Middle East - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

Asia and the Middle East continue to power ahead
in duty free. We look at which countries and categories are
driving growth in the region?

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How the skincare market is faring?

How the skincare market is faring? - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

The skincare segment is a focal point for many beauty players today, and new initiatives from brands and retailers are showing that creativity pays of…

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New decoration techniques & trends

New decoration techniques & trends - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

There are more diverse decoration techniques on fragrance and cosmetics bottles thanks in part to new technology. BW Confidential analyzes the trends

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Chinese travelers

Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

The Chinese are starting to define the duty-free
beauty market, but what makes them tick when
it comes to purchasing?

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Looking ahead in Asia

Looking ahead in Asia - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

LPK Beauty vp group creative director Liz Grubow analyzes the next big trends in Asia and how the industry should interpret them

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Connecting with consumers through technology

Connecting with consumers through technology - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

Department stores are increasing efforts to attract skincare consumers with merchandising initiatives, services and new technology

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Back to basics for perfumeries

Back to basics for perfumeries - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

Perfumery retailers are making moves to bring the skincare consumer back, but more work needs to be done

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The latest trends in skincare

The latest trends in skincare - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

From super foods and problem-solving products to do-it-yourself skincare blends, a look at where the skincare market is headed

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Germany market analysis

Germany market analysis - PUBLISHED May 05, 2011

The German market is looking up, with consumers spending again and prestige retailers embarking on new initiatives to win back shoppers from mass. BW …

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The potential of pop-up stores

The potential of pop-up stores - PUBLISHED April 21, 2011

Pop-up stores have become an interesting way of marketing
new products, sampling and testing new geographies

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UK market analysis

UK market analysis - PUBLISHED April 07, 2011


BW Confidential analyzes brand and retail initiatives and consumer sentiment in the UK’s beauty market

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Brazil beauty analysis 2011

Brazil beauty analysis 2011 - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

The facts, figures and retail developments in one of beauty's biggest emerging markets

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Prestige retailing in Brazil

Prestige retailing in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

Growth of the internet, the expansion of pharmacies and the entry of Sephora are likely to boost the development of Brazil’s prestige distribution c…

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Market leaders on Brazil's potential

Market leaders on Brazil's potential - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

BW Confidential asks four key players in Brazil’s beauty market for their views on retailing, the consumer and the evolution of the sector

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Make-up category analysis 2011

Make-up category analysis 2011 - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

Make-up did much better last year, driven by innovative new product launches. BW Confidential analyzes the ups and downs of the category and what’s …

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Retailing color cosmetics

Retailing color cosmetics - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

A survey of the dos and don’ts for better selling make-up in-store, and a look at who is doing a good job

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Make-up trends 2011

Make-up trends 2011 - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

An analysis of how major make-up trends will evolve and a peek at the developments to come

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New trends in secondary packs

New trends in secondary packs - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

Secondary packaging of the future will be more environmentally friendly, take on new roles of traceability and act as a showcase for special product b…

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Travel retail in the Americas

Travel retail in the Americas - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

The regional split that took place after the 2008 downturn is still evident, even though growth is resuming across the continent

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Looking ahead at the next big trends

Looking ahead at the next big trends - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

The Doneger Group creative director Jamie Ross analyzes the next big trends and where the industry should look for inspiration

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Beauty assistant training

Beauty assistant training - PUBLISHED March 10, 2011

The ins and outs of improving in-store training and service

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Social commerce

Social commerce - PUBLISHED February 24, 2011

Analyzing the potential of Facebook as a distribution channel

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NPD on US beauty

NPD on US beauty - PUBLISHED February 24, 2011

The US prestige market: figures, trends and what's to come

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Beauty in fashion stores

Beauty in fashion stores - PUBLISHED February 10, 2011

The potential and how the offer is changing

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Mexico market analysis

Mexico market analysis - PUBLISHED January 27, 2011

The facts, figures and the country's retail shake-up

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China's luxury market

China's luxury market - PUBLISHED January 13, 2011

The International Luxury Business Association held a conference in Paris in December 2010 to evaluate the risks and rewards of China’s luxury market…

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The majors & the natural beauty market

The majors & the natural beauty market - PUBLISHED January 13, 2011

BW Confidential analyzes the major beauty players’ strategies in the natural beauty market and what is holding them back

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Trends for 2011 and beyond

Trends for 2011 and beyond - PUBLISHED December 23, 2010

BW Confidential asks three trend watchers for their views on what’s to come in 2011, how retail will develop and what the industry should
be watchi…

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A look back at beauty in 2010

A look back at beauty in 2010 - PUBLISHED December 23, 2010

A snapshot of the major events that shaped the industry in 2010

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Vietnam market analysis

Vietnam market analysis - PUBLISHED December 09, 2010

Developments in retail and infrastructure are driving growth in beauty in the country, but the market still has a long way to go

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Trends from the Natural Beauty Summit Europe 2010

Trends from the Natural Beauty Summit Europe 2010 - PUBLISHED December 09, 2010

The fourth annual Natural Beauty Summit Europe, organized by ITEC France, was held in Paris from November 22-23. BW Confidential brings you highlights…

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China spa market analysis

China spa market analysis - PUBLISHED November 25, 2010

The Chinese spa market is in full expansion mode,
but many challenges remain

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Direct sales market analysis

Direct sales market analysis - PUBLISHED November 11, 2010

BW Confidential looks at the strength
of direct sales in emerging markets and
where the business is headed

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Men's market analysis

Men's market analysis - PUBLISHED October 14, 2010

There’s been a renewal in activity in the men’s market. BW Confidential analyzes the potential of the sector
and the players that are best
posit…

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The state of the fragrance market

The state of the fragrance market - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

BW Confidential analyzes the state of the market and how the industry can bring consumers back to the category

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How to better sell fragrance

How to better sell fragrance - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

How fragrance can be better merchandised, serviced and sold in-store

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Industry viewpoint: The independent fragrance retail landscape

Industry viewpoint: The independent fragrance retail landscape - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

Four small fragrance brand owners talk about the challenges of being independent and share their vision of today’s fragrance retail landscape

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New opportunities in fragrance

New opportunities in fragrance - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

There are still a lot of untapped areas of growth for fragrance. We outline some of the sector’s main opportunities

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The next big trends

The next big trends - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

Market research company Mintel head beauty consultant Nica Lewis analyzes the next big trends and examines where the industry should look for inspirat…

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The supplier viewpoint on packaging

The supplier viewpoint on packaging - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

The packaging business has come back, but there is still little visibility for 2011. Three suppliers talk about the market, innovation and the challen…

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Looking at sustainability in packaging

Looking at sustainability in packaging - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

There is much talk about sustainable packaging, but should brands look at the issue from a more holistic perspective?

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In-store services

In-store services - PUBLISHED September 30, 2010

Beauty retail comes around to the benefits of in-store makeovers, treatments and other add-ons

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Holiday 2010 market outlook

Holiday 2010 market outlook - PUBLISHED September 02, 2010

How the market is shaping up this year and the forecast
for the upcoming holiday season

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A new vision for the luxury market?

A new vision for the luxury market? - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

BW Confidential analyzes the financial crisis' impact on the luxury goods market, what’s really driving change and how the industry can react

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Time to rethink luxury beauty pricing?

Time to rethink luxury beauty pricing? - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

How will the pricing of luxury beauty products evolve?

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Luxury brands and the internet

Luxury brands and the internet - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

Luxury brands have taken a softly, softly approach to the internet but with the opportunities now available, they may soon have to change tack

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Return to quality for luxury brands

Return to quality for luxury brands - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

How beauty brands can put the luxury back into their products and services

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Today's new consumer

Today's new consumer - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

Consultancy Cosmetics Inspiration&Creation founder Leïla Rochet-Podvin's views on emerging consumption patterns in Japan, the US and China

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Practical and portable packaging trends

Practical and portable packaging trends - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

There is increased demand for small, easy-to-carry and easy-to-use make-up packs with novel application features. BW Confidential looks at trends and …

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Company analysis: L'Oréal, Lauder, Shiseido

Company analysis: L'Oréal, Lauder, Shiseido - PUBLISHED July 22, 2010

At this mid-year period, BW Confidential analyzes the performance of three of the industry’s heavyweights, with a focus on their reaction to the cri…

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Beauty & mobile commerce

Beauty & mobile commerce - PUBLISHED July 08, 2010

Talk to any analyst and they will tell you that shoppers with a mobile phone or other
mobile device are set to change how retailers will approach the…

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10 new strategies and ideas from non-beauty retailers

10 new strategies and ideas from non-beauty retailers - PUBLISHED June 24, 2010

More retailers are now using digital interactive windows and shop fronts where consumers can purchase goods from outside the store by using a mobile d…

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The growing appeal of private-label beauty

The growing appeal of private-label beauty - PUBLISHED June 10, 2010

Gone are the days when private-label beauty was the poor cousin of branded products. Now a more sophisticated and targeted offer from retailers is dri…

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Back to basics for the fragrance creation industry?

Back to basics for the fragrance creation industry? - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

Does the industry need to return to the basics and put creativity back into perfume making?

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The impact of today's fragrance regulations

The impact of today's fragrance regulations - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

Increased self-regulation, combined with obligations to comply with REACH, continue to cause problems for fragrance houses

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Looking ahead in skincare trends

Looking ahead in skincare trends - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

An analysis of the major trends and directions set to drive the skincare market

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Industry roundtable: Fragrance creation

Industry roundtable: Fragrance creation - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

We ask six perfumers for their thoughts on innovation and how the fragrance creation process could be improved

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The future of prestige skincare

The future of prestige skincare - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

Prestige skincare continues to grow despite confusion in the category, a decline in high-priced items and competition from emerging distribution chann…

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The industry viewpoint on skincare

The industry viewpoint on skincare - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

We ask two brands and two retailers about the development of the skincare business and how the category could be better sold in-store

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What's next for beauty?

What's next for beauty? - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

In our guest column, Morning Star equity analyst Erin Swanson gives her views on how the market is shaping up and what beauty players need to watch ou…

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Analyzing the natural beauty market

Analyzing the natural beauty market - PUBLISHED April 29, 2010

The natural personal-care category is the shining star of the global beauty market.
According to research firm Kline & Company, these products accoun…

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Make-up market analysis

Make-up market analysis - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Color cosmetics put in a respectable performance last year. BW Confidential analyzes brand and retailer strategies to push the category to the next le…

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The industry viewpoint on selling color cosmetics

The industry viewpoint on selling color cosmetics - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

We ask two brands and two retailers about the performance and evolution of the make-up category and how they think color cosmetics can be better sold …

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Color cosmetics trends

Color cosmetics trends - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

An analysis of six major trends in today’s color cosmetics market

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The spa industry post-recession

The spa industry post-recession - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

An analysis of what the spa industry has to gain from the recession

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The industry viewpoint on spa industry challenges

The industry viewpoint on spa industry challenges - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Four spa professionals talk about the challenges facing the business

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What's ahead for beauty

What's ahead for beauty - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

In a guest column, UBS Investment Research global consumer staples analyst Nik Modi gives his views on what’s in store for beauty in 2010 and beyond

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Rethinking packaging in today's challenged environment

Rethinking packaging in today's challenged environment - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

How the crisis is affecting suppliers and innovation in beauty packaging

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TV shopping & beauty

TV shopping & beauty - PUBLISHED March 18, 2010

How TV retail is becoming a more important channel for cosmetics and fragrance

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Beauty & online sales

Beauty & online sales - PUBLISHED February 18, 2010

How internet retailers can better engage consumers and encourage them to buy more online

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Men's fragrance analysis

Men's fragrance analysis - PUBLISHED February 04, 2010

Men’s fragrance sales may be down by double-digits, but more creative offers are adding color to the market

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Holiday outlook 2009

Holiday outlook 2009 - PUBLISHED December 17, 2009

BW Confidential examines how retailers will attract consumers this holiday season and gives an outlook for the end of the year and beyond

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Retailer roundtable holiday sales 2009

Retailer roundtable holiday sales 2009 - PUBLISHED December 17, 2009

We asked four retailers about their views on the Christmas season, boosting traffic and trends for 2010. The participants are: US-based beauty retaile…

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Luxury conference: What's next?

Luxury conference: What's next? - PUBLISHED December 17, 2009

BW Confidential gleans the highlights from the International Luxury Business Association conference, ‘Luxury Beyond the Crisis’, which was held in…

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Category management in prestige

Category management in prestige - PUBLISHED December 03, 2009

Will the prestige industry focus more on shopper habits and move closer to category management?

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The Natural Beauty Summit Europe 2009

The Natural Beauty Summit Europe 2009 - PUBLISHED December 03, 2009

The Natural Beauty Summit Europe, which was held in Paris, France on November 23-24 and organized by Itec France, brought together more than 150 parti…

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Social networking strategies

Social networking strategies - PUBLISHED November 19, 2009

BW Confidential examines how beauty brands can approach social networking and how the media will evolve

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Sampling analysis: trial and error

Sampling analysis: trial and error - PUBLISHED November 05, 2009

Brands are missing an opportunity when it comes to sampling.
BW Confidential asks the experts how the industry can do better

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P&G: building beauty

P&G: building beauty - PUBLISHED October 22, 2009

BW Confidential analyzes the recent changes in
Procter & Gamble’s beauty strategy

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Fragrance category insight 2009

Fragrance category insight 2009 - PUBLISHED October 08, 2009

The fragrance category may be suffering,
but there is still a lot of room to do better

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Travel retail in the recession: doing more with less

Travel retail in the recession: doing more with less - PUBLISHED October 08, 2009

Getting passengers to buy in this environment needs a dose of
creativity combined with some back-to-basics retail thinking

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The travel-retail market in 2008 in figures

The travel-retail market in 2008 in figures - PUBLISHED October 08, 2009

Despite the credit crunch and the high fuel prices seen in the first part of 2008, the beauty category in
travel retail managed to pull off an 11.8% …

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Boosting in-store traffic in a recession

Boosting in-store traffic in a recession - PUBLISHED September 24, 2009

BW Confidential asks two retailers and two retail consultants how to get consumers into stores in a downturn

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Beyond Beauty Paris review 2009

Beyond Beauty Paris review 2009 - PUBLISHED September 24, 2009

Trade show Beyond Beauty’s new format and location enabled show organizer ITEC France to slightly offset the impact of the recession.

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The recession, what's next for beauty?

The recession, what's next for beauty? - PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

How the recession is changing the beauty industry?

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Men's skincare market in Asia

Men's skincare market in Asia

An analysis of the state of the men's skicnare marketin Asia and the strategies for expanding the category further in the region

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The latest packaging innovations

The latest packaging innovations

A review of some of the latest packaging innovations on the market

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An analysis of consolidation in the packaging industry

An analysis of consolidation in the packaging industry

How consolidation will impact the packaging industry in the future

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