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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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An analyss of Sephora and Ulta Beauty in the US

An analyss of Sephora and Ulta Beauty in the US - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

How specialty retailers Sephora and Ulta Beauty are winning over the market

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hong Kong may limit travel from mainland Chinese

Hong Kong may limit travel from mainland Chinese - PUBLISHED May 28, 2014

Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying has said that there could be a 20% cut in mainland China visitors to the territory, a move that would ha…

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China's changing market in the Year of the Horse

China's changing market in the Year of the Horse - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

China’s slowdown, set to continue this year, plus a rapidly changing market, will likely see more brands reviewing their strategies for the country

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Interview with T-mall owner Alibaba's head of international business development Janet Wang

Interview with T-mall owner Alibaba's head of international business development Janet Wang - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Alibaba-owned Tmall has become an online empire in China. BW Confidential talks to Alibaba’s head of international business development Janet Wang a…

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The challenges China's prestige retail market

The challenges China's prestige retail market - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Department stores continue to lose share, while online sales are booming

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The buying habits of Chinese travelers

The buying habits of Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

As the next tier of Chinese middle-class spenders begin intra-Asia travel, more seasoned Chinese travelers are looking further afield. BW Confidential…

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The industry viewpoint on Chinese travelers

The industry viewpoint on Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Five travel-retail industry players debate how to appeal to different tiers of Chinese shoppers, and share their tactics for standing out from the cro…

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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 look at Latin America's beauty market

A look at Latin America's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the state of the beauty market in Mexico, Colombia and Argentina

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An analysis of Mexico's beauty market

An analysis of Mexico's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

New government measures and a young population are set to fuel growth in Mexico’s beauty market

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Mexico ups its prestige retail ante

Mexico ups its prestige retail ante - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Mexican department stores are out to enhance their offer

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An analysis of Colombia's beauty market

An analysis of Colombia's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Political stability and growing purchasing power will likely see more beauty players invest in Colombia

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Colombia shakes up its prestige retail scene

Colombia shakes up its prestige retail scene - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Retail in Colombia is undergoing much change, all good for the market’s future

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An analysis of Argentina's beauty market

An analysis of Argentina's beauty market - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Recent political changes are taking their toll on Argentina’s beauty market

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Argentina prestige retailers take stock of their situation

Argentina prestige retailers take stock of their situation - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Import restrictions and regulations mean retailers are having a hard time stocking product and are shelving expansion plans

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L’Oréal outlines Africa ambitions

L’Oréal outlines Africa ambitions - PUBLISHED March 04, 2014

French group L’Oréal is looking to grow twice as fast as the market in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of the becoming the number-one beauty group…

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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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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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China looks to lift animal-testing requirements

China looks to lift animal-testing requirements - PUBLISHED November 11, 2013

China’s Food & Drug Administration plans to remove its mandatory animal testing requirements for cosmetics products manufactured in China from June …

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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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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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Brazil retail giants: Natura and Grupo Boticário

Brazil retail giants: Natura and Grupo Boticário - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

An analysis of the strategies of Brazil’s two local beauty powerhouses, Natura and Grupo Boticário

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Analyzing international brand strategies

Analyzing international brand strategies - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

How international companies can get a better grip on the market

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How prestige retail in Brazil is changing

How prestige retail in Brazil is changing - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Driven by new players and an evolving consumer base, prestige retail in Brazil is changing slowly but surely

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Travel retail potential in the CIVETs

Travel retail potential in the CIVETs - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

An analysis of the potential for duty free and travel retail in the CIVET markets—Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt and Turkey

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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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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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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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The industry viewpoint on Chinese consumers

The industry viewpoint on Chinese consumers - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Four industry players talk about how Chinese consumers are evolving and how brands can better cater to them

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An industry analysis of online sales in China

An industry analysis of online sales in China - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

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

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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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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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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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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 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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Strategies of US specialty stores

Strategies of US specialty stores - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Specialty stores continue to expand and pull in more consumers in the US. We analyze the strategies of the major chains

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US department stores mix it up

US department stores mix it up - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Faced with competition from beauty specialist stores, US department stores are changing their game. We analyze the latest initiatives from some of the…

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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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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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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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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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A snapshot of Thailand's beauty market

A snapshot of Thailand's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Thailand has seen a tough few years, but the beauty business now seems to be looking up. BW Confidential analyzes the challenges facing the region

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A snapshot of Indonesia's beauty market

A snapshot of Indonesia's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Indonesia's beauty market continues to put perform well. BW Confidential looks at the region's beauty business

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A snapshot of Vietnam's beauty market

A snapshot of Vietnam's beauty market - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

BW Confidential takes a look at Vietnam's prestige beauty market, which continues on its growth curve

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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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Industry viewpoint: The Middle East beauty market

Industry viewpoint: The Middle East beauty market - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

Four industry players talk about how the beauty market in the Middle East is set to evolve

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Revamping prestige retail in the Middle East

Revamping prestige retail in the Middle East - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

An analysis of retail strategy in the Middle East, where players are building more profitable points-of-sale, and in-store services and merchandising …

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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 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 next for China?

What's next for China? - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

A review of the market's development, retail and rise of the internet

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The industry viewpoint on China's beauty market

The industry viewpoint on China's beauty market - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Four industry experts give their views on consumer trends, retail and how the beauty market will evolve in China

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Adapting prestige to China's market

Adapting prestige to China's market - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

How department stores, cosmetics shops and Sephora are faring and adapting to market growth in China

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Taobao, China's online beauty giant

Taobao, China's online beauty giant - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

An analysis of the rise of China’s online giant Taobao and what it means for beauty

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Fragrance in Brazil

Fragrance in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

An analysis of the fragrance sector, from consumer preferences and trends to the development of distribution

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Duty free in the Americas, what's next?

Duty free in the Americas, what's next? - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Travel retail in Latin America is seeing good growth, especially in the beauty category. But will boom times in the region last?

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Industry viewpoint: Brazil's fragrance market

Industry viewpoint: Brazil's fragrance market - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

We ask five industry players how they see the fragrance market developing in Brazil and for their views on the challenges ahead

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The changing face of Brazil's prestige retail market

The changing face of Brazil's prestige retail market - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Change is afoot in Brazil’s distribution sector, from the internet to Sephora's entry to foreign prestige players looking to direct sales

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How Brazilian travelers shop for beauty

How Brazilian travelers shop for beauty - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

The rising wave of Brazilian travelers spells good news for beauty

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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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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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Russia's prestige retail scene heats up

Russia's prestige retail scene heats up - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Russia’s prestige retail scene continues to see major changes, while competition among the majors heats up by

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Industry viewpoint: Russia's beauty market

Industry viewpoint: Russia's beauty market - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Three industry players talk about consumer habits, retailing, the risks and the potential of Russia’s beauty market

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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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China may reduce luxury tariffs

China may reduce luxury tariffs - PUBLISHED July 14, 2011

China may reduce taxes on imports of luxury goods,

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What's ahead for drugstores

What's ahead for drugstores - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Drugstores in the US continue to upgrade their beauty offer and take share from other retailers. What’s next for channel?

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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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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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Industry viewpoint: China's retail future

Industry viewpoint: China's retail future - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

Four major beauty players share their views on market trends, the future of retail and the challenges of doing business in China

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Department stores continue to build

Department stores continue to build - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

The development of new store openings continues apace, but do department stores need to up their game?

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Beauty gets wired

Beauty gets wired - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

The internet is poised to become one of China's major retail channels and beauty brands are launching impressive e-commerce strategies

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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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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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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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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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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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What's next for beauty in India

What's next for beauty in India - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

Growth is still high in the Indian beauty sector, but the returns leave a lot to be desired. BW Confidential analyzes what’s next for the market

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Eastern outlook on the evolution of the beauty sector

Eastern outlook on the evolution of the beauty sector - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

BW Confidential asks four key players in India’s beauty market for their views on retailing, the consumer and the evolution of the sector

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Changes in India retail

Changes in India retail - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

Beauty retailing in India has undergone quite a few changes in the past two years, but more developments still need to come

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The US beauty market post-crisis

The US beauty market post-crisis - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

The US beauty market was hit hard by the crisis. What has changed for brands, retailers and consumers? How will the sector evolve in 2010 and beyond?

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Industry viewpoint on the US beauty market

Industry viewpoint on the US beauty market - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

Four executives in the US beauty industry analyze the market and give their views on retailing, pricing and challenges in the sector

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Department stores should rethink their approach

Department stores should rethink their approach - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

The economic downturn, changes in consumer behavior and the rise of new sales channels is pushing department stores to rethink their strategies

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A look at alternative retail channels in the US

A look at alternative retail channels in the US - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

A review of beauty retail in the US outside the department store

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Asia's travel retail market rebounds

Asia's travel retail market rebounds - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

Asia is having a better time of the economic slump than any other region except the Middle East and confidence is still strong in the year of the tige…

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Beauty outlook for the east

Beauty outlook for the east - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

Our latest Asia market watch monitors the beauty category in Japan, China and South Korea

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South Korea's beauty market holding steady

South Korea's beauty market holding steady - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

The beauty market in South Korea is performing well despite the crisis, and even foreign brands are doing good business

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China beauty market analysis

China beauty market analysis - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

Global beauty companies are spending even more in China as the West stagnates. But the market is still open to smaller players and maybe even local br…

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The state of Germany's beauty market

The state of Germany's beauty market - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

The market looks more resilient than others in the region

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Analyzing the beauty market in Western Europe

Analyzing the beauty market in Western Europe - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

An analysis of beauty’s ups, downs and opportunities in Western Europe’s big five markets

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The state of France's beauty market

The state of France's beauty market - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Prestige puts in a resasonable performance, but unit sales are still on the decline

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The state of the UK beauty market

The state of the UK beauty market - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

An end-of-the-year boost raises expectations for beauty in the UK

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The state of Spain's beauty market

The state of Spain's beauty market - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

With the economy still in trouble, the signs for Spain’s beauty market don’t look good this year

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The state of Italy's beauty market

The state of Italy's beauty market - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Italy’s prestige market was hit hard and the country’s perfumery channel continues to struggle

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South Korea market watch

South Korea market watch - PUBLISHED March 04, 2010

The country’s beauty consumers continue to spend, while foreign brands take a larger share of the market

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United Arab Emirates: Back to the future?

United Arab Emirates: Back to the future? - PUBLISHED January 21, 2010

The UAE market is focusing on back-to-basics measures such as cost-cutting and prioritizing profitability over expansion to ensure future growth

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China’s beauty market continues to boom

China’s beauty market continues to boom - PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

New brand entries, more store openings, robust growth—China’s beauty market emerges unscathed from the downturn

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China in figures 2008

China in figures 2008 - PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

Key data on the Chinese beauty market

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Japan's beauty market post-crisis

Japan's beauty market post-crisis - PUBLISHED May 01, 2009

Japan's beauty market sees its greatest decline yet, as consumers trade down to low-priced products

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