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Interview with Amorepacific senior vice president for Sulwhasoo Jinsoo Jeon

Interview with Amorepacific senior vice president for Sulwhasoo Jinsoo Jeon - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

Amorepacific senior vice president for Sulwhasoo Jinsoo Jeon tells BW Confidential about the company’s growth plans

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Interview with Perfumers 1870 (Penhaligon’s and L’Artisan Parfumeur) ceo Lance Patterson

Interview with Perfumers 1870 (Penhaligon’s and L’Artisan Parfumeur) ceo Lance Patterson - PUBLISHED February 02, 2017

Lance Patterson joined Cradle Holdings as ceo of the Penhaligon’s and L’Artisan Parfumeur brands in May 2014, just months before they were acquire…

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Interview with Lotte Duty Free manager cosmetics and perfume merchandising department Sun-min Noh

Interview with Lotte Duty Free manager cosmetics and perfume merchandising department Sun-min Noh - PUBLISHED January 19, 2017

This year has begun with a flourish for Korea-based travel retailer Lotte Duty Free.

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Interview with Perfume Holding ceo Dino Pace

Interview with Perfume Holding ceo Dino Pace - PUBLISHED January 05, 2017

Perfume Holding ceo Dino Pace tells BW Confidential about his plans to build the company’s own brands and its niche business

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Interview with Intertrade ceo Celso Fadelli

Interview with Intertrade ceo Celso Fadelli - PUBLISHED December 15, 2016

Italy’s distribution, licensing and retail company Intertrade ceo Celso Fadelli on how he sees the future of fragrance and retailing

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Interview with New Prestige Holdings & Investment (NPH&I) president Samir Goshayeshi

Interview with New Prestige Holdings & Investment (NPH&I) president Samir Goshayeshi - PUBLISHED December 01, 2016

Iranian distribution and retail company NPH&I president Samir Goshayeshi tells BW Confidential how he sees the evolution of the beauty market in Iran

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Interview with Revlon's David Carvalho & Elizabeth Arden's JuE Wong

Interview with Revlon's David Carvalho & Elizabeth Arden's JuE Wong - PUBLISHED November 17, 2016

Revlon announced that it would acquire US-based company Elizabeth Arden in June in a deal valued at $870m. Revlon svp international David Carvalho and…

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Interview with Kanebo Cosmetics president Masumi Natsusaka

Interview with Kanebo Cosmetics president Masumi Natsusaka - PUBLISHED November 03, 2016

Japanese beauty company Kanebo Cosmetics, owned by Kao Corporation, has been revamping its portfolio to focus on fewer, stronger brands including high…

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Interview with Shiseido EMEA chief brand officer for fragrance Nathalie Helloin-Kamel

Interview with Shiseido EMEA chief brand officer for fragrance Nathalie Helloin-Kamel - PUBLISHED October 20, 2016

Shiseido recently appointed Nathalie Helloin-Kamel as head of its new Fragrance Center of Excellence, designed in part to respond more quickly to mark…

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Interview with Shiseido president and ceo Masahiko Uotani and Travel Retail president Philippe Lesné

Interview with Shiseido president and ceo Masahiko Uotani and Travel Retail president Philippe Lesné - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

BW Confidential sat down with Shiseido president and ceo Masahiko Uotani and Travel Retail president Philippe Lesné at the group’s headquarters in …

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Interview with The Shilla Duty Free director of Travel Retail Cosmetics & Perfumes Changha Shin

Interview with The Shilla Duty Free director of Travel Retail Cosmetics & Perfumes Changha Shin - PUBLISHED September 22, 2016

The Shilla Duty Free director of Travel Retail Cosmetics & Perfumes Changha Shin talks about growing competition in Korea, the company’s beauty prog…

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Interview with Chalhoub co-ceo Patrick Chalhoub

Interview with Chalhoub co-ceo Patrick Chalhoub - PUBLISHED September 14, 2016

Chalhoub Group co-ceo Patrick Chalhoub tells BW Confidential about key changes in the Middle East’s market and how the group sees its beauty busines…

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Interview with Feelunique ceo Joël Palix

Interview with Feelunique ceo Joël Palix - PUBLISHED August 25, 2016

Feelunique ceo Joël Palix discusses his plans for expanding the UK-based beauty e-commerce site internationally, and how e-commerce can compete with …

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Interview with IFF group president fragrances Nicolas Mirzayantz

Interview with IFF group president fragrances Nicolas Mirzayantz - PUBLISHED July 07, 2016

Despite a difficult market, US-based fragrance house International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) group president fragrances Nicolas Mirzayantz discusses …

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Interview with Filorga president Didier Tabary

Interview with Filorga president Didier Tabary - PUBLISHED June 23, 2016

Skincare brand Filorga has gone from strength to strength over the past 10 years despite recent declines in the skincare category. President Didier Ta…

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Interview with L’Oréal travel retail Americas strategic business development director Gabriela Rodriguez

Interview with L’Oréal travel retail Americas strategic business development director Gabriela Rodriguez - PUBLISHED June 09, 2016

BW Confidential talks to L’Oréal travel retail Americas strategic business development director Gabriela Rodriguez about the challenges and opportu…

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Interview with Estée Lauder svp general manager international Justin Boxford

Interview with Estée Lauder svp general manager international Justin Boxford - PUBLISHED May 26, 2016

Estée Lauder svp general manager international Justin Boxford discusses renewed growth in Japan, the role of department stores and the impact of Chin…

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Interview with Kiehl’s general manager worldwide Cheryl Vitali

Interview with Kiehl’s general manager worldwide Cheryl Vitali - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Kiehl’s has seen strong growth since it was acquired by L’Oréal 16 years ago and the brand is now targeting €1bn in sales. Kiehl’s general ma…

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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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Interview with L’Oréal Paris vp global digital services & innovation Esohe Omoruyi

Interview with L’Oréal Paris vp global digital services & innovation Esohe Omoruyi - PUBLISHED April 28, 2016

L’Oréal Paris is gearing up for the launch of a new website called BeautifulSkin.com, which aims to be a hub for information on skincare. It will a…

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Interview with Bluemercury founder and ceo Marla Malcolm Beck

Interview with Bluemercury founder and ceo Marla Malcolm Beck - PUBLISHED April 14, 2016

US-based beauty chain Bluemercury was acquired by department-store group Macy’s last year. Founder and ceo Marla Malcolm Beck explains the impact of…

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Interview with Qatar Duty Free senior vice president Keith Hunter

Interview with Qatar Duty Free senior vice president Keith Hunter - PUBLISHED March 31, 2016

Qatar Duty Free senior vice president Keith Hunter calls for suppliers to rise to the challenge of tackling price concerns driven by currency fluctuat…

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Interview with Grupo Boticário president Artur Grynbaum

Interview with Grupo Boticário president Artur Grynbaum - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Grupo Boticário has worked hard at diversifying its portfolio over the past five years. Group president Artur Grynbaum tells BW Confidential about wh…

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Interview with RR Perfumes e Cosméticos ceo Francisco Brizuela

Interview with RR Perfumes e Cosméticos ceo Francisco Brizuela - PUBLISHED March 03, 2016

Brazilian beauty importer RR Perfumes e Cosméticos distributes a string of prestige fragrances in the country. Ceo Francisco Brizuela tells BW Confid…

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Interview with Lagardère Travel Retail fragrances and cosmetics category director Delphine Poultney

Interview with Lagardère Travel Retail fragrances and cosmetics category director Delphine Poultney - PUBLISHED February 18, 2016

Operator Lagardère Travel Retail fragrances and cosmetics category director Delphine Poultney discusses the new Aelia Duty Free concept and reasons f…

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Interview with Pacific Creation France president Thierry Maman

Interview with Pacific Creation France president Thierry Maman - PUBLISHED February 04, 2016

The former president of Parfums Givenchy, who joined Amorepacific’s Pacific Creation France subsidiary in August last year, tells BW Confidential ab…

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Interview with La Prairie vice president of travel retail Laurent Marteau

Interview with La Prairie vice president of travel retail Laurent Marteau - PUBLISHED January 21, 2016

La Prairie continues to step up its focus on the travel-retail market. Laurent Marteau, who joined the Beiersdorf-owned firm in September 2014 as its …

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Interview with Puig coo Javier Bach

Interview with Puig coo Javier Bach - PUBLISHED January 07, 2016

Puig coo Javier Bach talks to BW Confidential about industry challenges and the company’s strategic priorities

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Interview with Lise Watier ceo Pierre Plassard

Interview with Lise Watier ceo Pierre Plassard - PUBLISHED December 17, 2015

Seven years after its exit from international markets, Canadian beauty brand Lise Watier is relaunching its export business.

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Interview with P&G Prestige vp global marketing development & operations Jose Maria Marquiegui

Interview with P&G Prestige vp global marketing development & operations Jose Maria Marquiegui - PUBLISHED December 03, 2015

P&G Prestige vice president of global marketing development and operations Jose Maria Marquiegui talks about the challenges facing the travel-retail c…

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Interview with Rituals founder and ceo Raymond Cloosterman

Interview with Rituals founder and ceo Raymond Cloosterman - PUBLISHED November 19, 2015

Raymond Cloosterman, founder and ceo of Netherlandsbased brand Rituals, shares his plans for the brand, which recently began expanding outside Europe

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Interview with Lancôme & Clarisonic general manager travel retail Asia Pacific Morgan Cohen

Interview with Lancôme & Clarisonic general manager travel retail Asia Pacific Morgan Cohen - PUBLISHED November 05, 2015

Lancôme & Clarisonic general manager travel retail Asia Pacific Morgan Cohen tells BW Confidential about how the brands are performing and gives his …

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Interview with fragrance expert Michel Edwards

Interview with fragrance expert Michel Edwards - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

BW Confidential talks to fragrance expert and author of leading industry guide Fragrances of the World Michael Edwards about how he sees the state of …

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Interview with Sisley president Philippe d’Ornano

Interview with Sisley president Philippe d’Ornano - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

In a frank interview, French brand Sisley president Philippe d’Ornano tells BW Confidential what retailers should do to improve their business and b…

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Intervew with DFS senior vice president global merchandising beauty Ariel Gentzbourger

Intervew with DFS senior vice president global merchandising beauty Ariel Gentzbourger - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

LVMH-owned travel retail operator DFS Group’s new standalone beauty store concept T Galleria Beauty by DFS has put a fresh impetus on fragrances, sk…

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Interview with Aveda global president Dominique Conseil

Interview with Aveda global president Dominique Conseil - PUBLISHED September 24, 2015

Estée Lauder Companies-owned Aveda is continuing to see strong growth in a challenging global salon haircare market. Company global president Dominiq…

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Interview with Euroitalia president Giovanni Sgariboldi

Interview with Euroitalia president Giovanni Sgariboldi - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Euroitalia continues to see strong growth from Versace and is looking to strengthen Moschino and John Richmond, while developing the Missoni brand. Co…

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Interview with Dubai Duty Free vice president purchasing Saba Tahir

Interview with Dubai Duty Free vice president purchasing Saba Tahir - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Despite major challenges for beauty at Dubai Duty Free including the decline in Russian travelers and the weakening of the euro, vice president purcha…

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Interview with Estée Lauder Companies svp Latin America Daniel Rachmanis

Interview with Estée Lauder Companies svp Latin America Daniel Rachmanis - PUBLISHED August 27, 2015

Estée Lauder Companies svp Latin America Daniel Rachmanis tells BW Confidential about the group’s strategy for the region

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Interview with Sensai Cosmetics president Yuji Naito

Interview with Sensai Cosmetics president Yuji Naito - PUBLISHED July 09, 2015

Japanese group Kanebo Cosmetics created a separate division for its Sensai brand in 2014. Sensai Cosmetics president Yuji Naito tells BW Confidential …

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Interview with Shiseido travel retail Americas managing director Michael Gebrael

Interview with Shiseido travel retail Americas managing director Michael Gebrael - PUBLISHED June 25, 2015

Shiseido travel retail Americas managing director Michael Gebrael talks to BW Confidential about the market and how the group is investing in the chan…

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Interview with WDFG head of beauty Antonin Carreau

Interview with WDFG head of beauty Antonin Carreau - PUBLISHED June 11, 2015

BW Confidential spoke to WDFG head of beauty Antonin Carreau about the cosmetics and fragrance category at WDFG and in travel retail.

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Interview with Marionnaud France ceo Eileen Yeo

Interview with Marionnaud France ceo Eileen Yeo - PUBLISHED May 28, 2015

Marionnaud France ceo Eileen Yeo talks to BW Confidential about her strategy for the French chain, and the challenges facing the country’s prestige …

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Interview with La Prairie Group president Patrick Rasquinet

Interview with La Prairie Group president Patrick Rasquinet - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

La Prairie Group president Patrick Rasquinet talks about the importance of China, travel retail and standalone stores to the brand’s expansion in th…

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Interview with L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific md Eva Yu

Interview with L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific md Eva Yu - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

L’Oréal chose Asia as the first region to roll out Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase in travel retail. L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific ma…

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Interview with Shiseido vp global travel retail Philippe Lesne

Interview with Shiseido vp global travel retail Philippe Lesne - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Shiseido vp global travel retail Philippe Lesne tells BW Confidential that the group is now aiming for a top-five ranking in the travel-retail channel…

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Interview with Ioma ceo Jean-Michel Karam

Interview with Ioma ceo Jean-Michel Karam - PUBLISHED April 30, 2015

Jean-Michel Karam, ceo of Ioma, talks about his development plans for the French skincare brand

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Interview with Watsons China ceo Christian Nothhaft

Interview with Watsons China ceo Christian Nothhaft - PUBLISHED April 16, 2015

Self-confessed ‘China bull’ Watsons China ceo Christian Nothhaft outlines the company’s ambitious expansion plans and the opportunities for bran…

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Interview with Clarins Asia president Laurent Lautier

Interview with Clarins Asia president Laurent Lautier - PUBLISHED April 02, 2015

Despite difficult times for selective beauty in China, Clarins Asia president Laurent Lautier is optimistic about growth in the country, particularly …

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Interview with Origins, Ojon, Darphin senior vice president, general manager Stephane de la Faverie

Interview with Origins, Ojon, Darphin senior vice president, general manager Stephane de la Faverie - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Estée Lauder Companies’ Stephane de la Faverie explains how he intends to build brand awareness and reach for the Origins, Ojon and Darphin brands

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Interview with Gebr Heinemann purchasing & logistics executive director Kay Spanger

Interview with Gebr Heinemann purchasing & logistics executive director Kay Spanger - PUBLISHED March 05, 2015

Travel retailer Gebr Heinemann‘s Kay Spanger sees a lack of innovation in the beauty segment and says improvements are needed to drive growth

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Interview with Yves Rocher managing director international markets Jean-Luc Foucher-Créteau

Interview with Yves Rocher managing director international markets Jean-Luc Foucher-Créteau - PUBLISHED February 19, 2015

Yves Rocher's Jean-Luc Foucher-Créteau talks to BW Confidential about developing the brand's travel-retail business

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Interview with Nuxe Groupe international director Julien Coutas

Interview with Nuxe Groupe international director Julien Coutas - PUBLISHED February 05, 2015

Nuxe Groupe international director Julien Coutas tells BW Confidential about the French skincare brand’s development plans at home and abroad

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Interview with Perfume Holding ceo Dino Pace

Interview with Perfume Holding ceo Dino Pace - PUBLISHED January 22, 2015

Perfume Holding ceo Dino Pace tells BW Confidential about his plans for trading up

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Interview with Cartier managing director fragrance Léa Vignal-Kenedi

Interview with Cartier managing director fragrance Léa Vignal-Kenedi - PUBLISHED January 08, 2015

Cartier’s Léa Vignal-Kenedi tells BW Confidential how she sees the brand’s fragrance business developing

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Interview with Estée Lauder Companies group president international Cedric Prouvé

Interview with Estée Lauder Companies group president international Cedric Prouvé - PUBLISHED December 18, 2014

Estée Lauder Companies’ Cedric Prouvé talks about China, developments in retail and acquisitions

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Interview with L’Occitane managing director travel retail worldwide Marcin Jasiak

Interview with L’Occitane managing director travel retail worldwide Marcin Jasiak - PUBLISHED December 04, 2014

L’Occitane managing director travel retail worldwide Marcin Jasiak talks about the challenges and opportunities facing travel retail and the company…

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Interview with Bulgari perfume business unit managing director Valeria Manini

Interview with Bulgari perfume business unit managing director Valeria Manini - PUBLISHED November 20, 2014

Bulgari perfume business unit managing director Valeria Manini talks to BW Confidential about her ambitions for the brand

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Interview with Armani global president Véronique Gautier

Interview with Armani global president Véronique Gautier - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Armani global president Véronique Gautier tells BW Confidential how she plans to take the brand upscale, boost its women’s business and make it a t…

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Interview with Nars regional executive director for Europe Frédérique Lampert

Interview with Nars regional executive director for Europe Frédérique Lampert - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

Nars regional executive director for Europe Frédérique Lampert discusses the brand's plans for Europe

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Interview with Unilever International business manager travel retail Rosalyn Frayna

Interview with Unilever International business manager travel retail Rosalyn Frayna - PUBLISHED October 09, 2014

Unilever International business manager travel retail Rosalyn Frayna discusses the development of Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe in travel retail

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Interview with The Body Shop Indonesia ceo Suzy Hutomo

Interview with The Body Shop Indonesia ceo Suzy Hutomo - PUBLISHED September 25, 2014

The Body Shop Indonesia ceo Suzy Hutomo talks about the beauty market in Indonesia

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Interview with Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli

Interview with Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli discusses perfomance, products and expansion in key markets

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Interview with Cosmetic Valley president Marc-Antoine Jamet

Interview with Cosmetic Valley president Marc-Antoine Jamet - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Cosmetic Valley president Marc-Antoine Jamet on how the French industry cluster can help companies overcome some of the obstacles of entering and expa…

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Interview with Marks & Spencer Reliance India managing director Venu Nair

Interview with Marks & Spencer Reliance India managing director Venu Nair - PUBLISHED August 28, 2014

Nair talks about the chain's new store concept, the Marks & Spencer Lingerie & Beauty Store

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Interview with Givaudan fragrance division president Michael Carlos

Interview with Givaudan fragrance division president Michael Carlos - PUBLISHED July 10, 2014

Carlos talks about the fine fragrance industry’s most pressing issues and new directions for the company

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Interview with Estée Lauder Companies Brazil gm Paula Pontes

Interview with Estée Lauder Companies Brazil gm Paula Pontes - PUBLISHED June 26, 2014

Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) Brazil gm Paula Pontes talks about how consumers and retail in the country are changing

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Interview with La Prairie vice president Asia Peter Stockdale

Interview with La Prairie vice president Asia Peter Stockdale - PUBLISHED June 12, 2014

La Prairie vp Asia Peter Stockdale on how Chinese consumers are changing and the brand’s travel retail business

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Interview with Parlux president & Perfumania evp Don Loftus

Interview with Parlux president & Perfumania evp Don Loftus - PUBLISHED May 29, 2014

Industry veteran Don Loftus talks about his plans and what the industry needs to do to grow the fragrance business

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Interview with Shiseido representative director, corporate senior executive officer Carsten Fischer

Interview with Shiseido representative director, corporate senior executive officer Carsten Fischer - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Shiseido’s Carsten Fischer tells BW Confidential how the group is looking to redress its China business, turn Bare Escentuals around, boost overseas…

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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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Interview with Nuance Watson Asia's regional md Asia Alessandra Piovesana

Interview with Nuance Watson Asia's regional md Asia Alessandra Piovesana - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Travel-retailer Nuance-Watson Asia is looking ahead, after losing the duty-free concession at Singapore Changi airport earlier this year. Regional md …

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Interview with Printemps head of beauty collections Delphine Hervé-Turro

Interview with Printemps head of beauty collections Delphine Hervé-Turro - PUBLISHED May 01, 2014

Printemps head of beauty collections Delphine Hervé-Turro explains the French department store's new strategy

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Interview with Urban Decay ceo Tim Warner

Interview with Urban Decay ceo Tim Warner - PUBLISHED April 17, 2014

Urban Decay ceo Tim Warner talks about his growth strategy and how new owner L’Oréal is helping develop the company’s international footprint

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Interview with Sephora Americas chief marketing and digital officer Julie Bornstein

Interview with Sephora Americas chief marketing and digital officer Julie Bornstein - PUBLISHED April 02, 2014

Sephora’s Julie Bornstein talks about how the retailer is approaching mobile and how she sees this platform evolving for beauty

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Interview with Cosnova Beauty ceo Javier González

Interview with Cosnova Beauty ceo Javier González - PUBLISHED March 20, 2014

Javier González, Cosnova Beauty ceo, discusses its Essence and Catrice brands and the budget beauty market

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Interview with Guerlain ceo Laurent Boillot

Interview with Guerlain ceo Laurent Boillot - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

LVMH-owned beauty company Guerlain ceo Laurent Boillot talks about how he intends to boost the size and scale of the company

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Interview with AS Watson coo Malina Ngai

Interview with AS Watson coo Malina Ngai - PUBLISHED February 20, 2014

AS Watson's Malina Ngai explains how she sees the group’s luxury beauty retail division developing in 2014 and beyond

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Interview with Make Up For Ever ceo Nicolas Cordier

Interview with Make Up For Ever ceo Nicolas Cordier - PUBLISHED February 06, 2014

LVMH-owned Make Up For Ever ceo Nicolas Cordier talks to BW Confidential about the brand’s development

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Interview with The Beauty Box marketing & sales director Breno Salek

Interview with The Beauty Box marketing & sales director Breno Salek - PUBLISHED January 23, 2014

The Beauty Box's Bruno Salek talks about the retail concept's performance and its strategy for the future

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Interview with Elizabeth Arden evp & chief marketing officer Kathleen Widmer

Interview with Elizabeth Arden evp & chief marketing officer Kathleen Widmer - PUBLISHED January 09, 2014

Elizabeth Arden’s Kathleen Widmer talks about the progress of the Arden brand repositioning

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Interview with Guerlain travel retail worldwide director Philippe Guitelmann

Interview with Guerlain travel retail worldwide director Philippe Guitelmann - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

Guerlain travel retail worldwide director Philippe Guitelmann talks to BW Confidential about his vision of today’s global travel-retail market

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Interview with Estée Lauder Companies group president international Cédric Prouvé

Interview with Estée Lauder Companies group president international Cédric Prouvé - PUBLISHED December 05, 2013

ELC group president international Cédric Prouvé gives his views on doing business in emerging markets

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Interview with P&G Prestige vp global market development & operations William Brace & global distributors and travel-retail director Murat Akyildiz

Interview with P&G Prestige vp global market development & operations William Brace & global distributors and travel-retail director Murat Akyildiz - PUBLISHED December 03, 2013

P&G’s William Brace and Murat Akyildiz tell BW Confidential how they see the development of the beauty business domestically and in travel retail, a…

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Interview with Puig coo Javier Bach

Interview with Puig coo Javier Bach - PUBLISHED November 21, 2013

Spain-based Puig coo Javier Bach tells BW Confidential about the group’s plans for its brands and emerging markets

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Interview with Limoni ceo Enrico Ceccato

Interview with Limoni ceo Enrico Ceccato - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Limoni ceo Enrico Ceccato talks about his plans to bring Italian perfumery chain Limoni back to health

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Interview with Coty ceo Michele Scannavini

Interview with Coty ceo Michele Scannavini - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Coty ceo Michele Scannavini talks about the group's next steps after going public in June

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Interview with L’Oréal Luxe md travel retail worldwide Barbara Lavernos

Interview with L’Oréal Luxe md travel retail worldwide Barbara Lavernos - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

L’Oréal Luxe md travel retail worldwide Barbara Lavernos talks about the division’s performance and how the group is customizing its approach to …

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Interview with WDFG global head of beauty Antonin Carreau

Interview with WDFG global head of beauty Antonin Carreau - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

The face of beauty is changing at World Duty Free Group. Global head of beauty Antonin Carreau talks about what lies ahead

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Interview with Harrods general merchandise manager for beauty Clare Morgan

Interview with Harrods general merchandise manager for beauty Clare Morgan - PUBLISHED October 10, 2013

Harrods' Clare Morgan talks about the fragrance category's performance and Harrods' segment-boosting initiatives

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Interview with Puig Brazil sales manager Renato Morgado

Interview with Puig Brazil sales manager Renato Morgado - PUBLISHED September 26, 2013

Morgado talks about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in the country

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Interview with Origins, Ojon & Darphin global president and gm Jane Lauder

Interview with Origins, Ojon & Darphin global president and gm Jane Lauder - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Jane Lauder explains how she is positioning Origins as a serious skincare player

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Interview with Pacific Creation president Rémi Cléro

Interview with Pacific Creation president Rémi Cléro - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

Pacific Creation president, Rémi Cléro, talks about restructuring the company and his ambitions for the Lolita Lempicka brand

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Interview with Birchbox co-founder  Katia Beauchamp &  Europe gm Quentin Vacher

Interview with Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp & Europe gm Quentin Vacher - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp and Europe gm Quentin Vacher on beauty subscription boxes and the company's plans for development

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Interview with Beauty Concepts India ceo Tony Chin

Interview with Beauty Concepts India ceo Tony Chin - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

Kolkata-based distributor Beauty Concepts markets premium and mass brands in India. Ceo Tony Chin tells BW Confidential how he sees the beauty market …

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Interview with Erno Laszlo ceo Charles Denton

Interview with Erno Laszlo ceo Charles Denton - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

Luxury skincare brand Erno Laszlo ceo Charles Denton tells BW Confidential about the company revamp and his plans for developing the business

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Interview with Lancôme USA vp interactive & e-business Alessio Rossi

Interview with Lancôme USA vp interactive & e-business Alessio Rossi - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

Lancôme USA vp interactive & e-business Alessio Rossi discusses the brand’s digital initiatives and shares his views on the impact of mobile techno…

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Interview with Clarins Group ceo Philip Shearer

Interview with Clarins Group ceo Philip Shearer - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Clarins Group is out to boost its presence beyond Europe and especially in Asia. Group ceo Philip Shearer talks strategy

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Interview with King Power Group Duty Free & Travel Retail Hong Kong md Sunil Tuli

Interview with King Power Group Duty Free & Travel Retail Hong Kong md Sunil Tuli - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Renovations at Macau International airport have put King Power Group Hong Kong’s beauty business on a strong footing. King Power’s Sunil Tuli disc…

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Interview with Bumble and bumble president Peter Lichtenthal

Interview with Bumble and bumble president Peter Lichtenthal - PUBLISHED May 02, 2013

Estée Lauder-owned haircare brand Bumble and bumble continues to build its retail and salon presence in

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Interview with Superdrug buying director Simon Comins

Interview with Superdrug buying director Simon Comins - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

UK-based retailer Superdrug launched a private-label range called B. in February, which is marketed as prestige-positioned make-up and skincare

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Interview with Clarisonic vp & gm of international business development Laurent Kreutz

Interview with Clarisonic vp & gm of international business development Laurent Kreutz - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

In his first interview since taking the helm of the brand, Laurent Kreutz talks about his ambitions for the company and where the device market is hea…

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Interview with Natura executive vice president José Vicente Marino

Interview with Natura executive vice president José Vicente Marino - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Marino talks about how Natura will build its position domestically, while expanding its reach in Latin America

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Interview with Interparfums ceo Philippe Benacin

Interview with Interparfums ceo Philippe Benacin - PUBLISHED February 21, 2013

Benacin talks about the loss of Burberry, new projects, and gives a frank view on today’s fragrance market

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Interview with MAC global brand president Karen Buglisi

Interview with MAC global brand president Karen Buglisi - PUBLISHED February 07, 2013

Buglisi talks about the brand’s growth opportunities and the state of today’s make-up market

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Interview with Chanel China gm Philippe Larrieu

Interview with Chanel China gm Philippe Larrieu - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

Larrieu talks about his strategy in the market and how he sees beauty there evolving

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Interview with Nocibé ceo Isabelle Parize

Interview with Nocibé ceo Isabelle Parize - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

Nocibé aims to become France’s number-two perfumery chain. Parize tells BW Confidential how she aims to reach that goal

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Interview with Elizabeth Arden executive vp and gm international Dirk Trappmann

Interview with Elizabeth Arden executive vp and gm international Dirk Trappmann - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

Trappmann talks about his global ambitions for the revamped Arden brand

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Interview with P&G Prestige vp global market development & operations William Brace

Interview with P&G Prestige vp global market development & operations William Brace - PUBLISHED December 06, 2012

Brace talks about his vision for the division’s brands geographically and in-store

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Interview with Eternal president Steven Lau

Interview with Eternal president Steven Lau - PUBLISHED November 22, 2012

Eternal is one of the major fragrance distributors in China. Lau tells BW Confidential how he sees fragrance and the retail scene evolving in the coun…

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Interview with Brazil's RR &  Passion (Brightstar) regional marketing vice president Barbara Kern

Interview with Brazil's RR & Passion (Brightstar) regional marketing vice president Barbara Kern - PUBLISHED November 08, 2012

Kern gives her views on the state of the beauty market in Brazil and how she sees consumer trends and retail developing there

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Interview with ADE's Mindy Wang

Interview with ADE's Mindy Wang - PUBLISHED October 11, 2012

Chinese distributor ADE's Wang talks about how she sees beauty and the retail scene evolving in the country

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Interview with Space NK chief merchant Joyce Avalon

Interview with Space NK chief merchant Joyce Avalon - PUBLISHED September 27, 2012

Avalon talks about the retailer’s development strategy and what she would like to see more and less of from brands

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Interview with Designer Parfums md Dilesh Mehta

Interview with Designer Parfums md Dilesh Mehta - PUBLISHED August 30, 2012

Mehta talks about growing and diversifying his portfolio and the state of the fragrance market

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Interview with Shiseido Europe svp Ariel Gentzbourger

Interview with Shiseido Europe svp Ariel Gentzbourger - PUBLISHED July 12, 2012

Gentzbourger tells BW Confidential how the group will implement its multi-brand strategy in Asian travel retail and about her outlook for Europe

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Interview with P&G regional director prestige Asia Pacific Carla Liuni and Parinda Hasdarngkul general manager global SK-II

Interview with P&G regional director prestige Asia Pacific Carla Liuni and Parinda Hasdarngkul general manager global SK-II - PUBLISHED June 14, 2012

Liuni and Hasdarngkul talk about the development of the fragrance market in Asia and the next steps for SK-II

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Interview with TPR Holdings president Brian Robinson

Interview with TPR Holdings president Brian Robinson - PUBLISHED May 31, 2012

Robinson talks about his plans to develop his portfolio and where he sees future pockets of growth in beauty

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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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Interview with DDFS coo Arun Barathi

Interview with DDFS coo Arun Barathi - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Delhi’s airport has seen its beauty offer transformed since Terminal 3 opened. Delhi Duty Free Services coo Arun Barathi talks about his strategy fo…

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Interview with QVC director of beauty merchandising Claudia Lucas

Interview with QVC director of beauty merchandising Claudia Lucas - PUBLISHED May 03, 2012

Lucas reveals what she has in store for cosmetics at the US home-shopping network

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Interview with Essence Corp president Jean-Jacques Bona

Interview with Essence Corp president Jean-Jacques Bona - PUBLISHED April 19, 2012

Bona gives his views on shifts in the Americas and how he sees the travel-retail channel evolving

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Interview with P&G Prestige fragrance country manager for China Ghislain Devouge

Interview with P&G Prestige fragrance country manager for China Ghislain Devouge - PUBLISHED April 05, 2012

Devouge talks about how he sees the fragrance market in China evolving

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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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Interview with Nuance Group North America vp buying, merchandising & operations Andrew Rattner

Interview with Nuance Group North America vp buying, merchandising & operations Andrew Rattner - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Nuance is confident that its North American beauty category will see a sure-footed performance thanks to Asian visitors

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Interview with Dubai Duty Free vp purchasing Saba Tahir

Interview with Dubai Duty Free vp purchasing Saba Tahir - PUBLISHED March 08, 2012

Tahir talks about how the beauty business is being steered to ensure it stays on top

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Interview with Kanebo Cosmetics Europe president Eiichi Yoshizaki

Interview with Kanebo Cosmetics Europe president Eiichi Yoshizaki - PUBLISHED February 23, 2012

Yoshizaki talks about the need for better service for high-end skincare and the market in Europe for 2012

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Interview with Shoppers Stop managing director Govind Shrikhande

Interview with Shoppers Stop managing director Govind Shrikhande - PUBLISHED February 09, 2012

Shrikhande shares his views on beauty retailing in India

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Interview with Sephora China president Anne-Véronique Bruel

Interview with Sephora China president Anne-Véronique Bruel - PUBLISHED January 26, 2012

Bruel talks about the chain's plans for China and retailing in the country

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Interview with Ahava ceo Yacov Ellis

Interview with Ahava ceo Yacov Ellis - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

Ellis talks about his re-positioning efforts for the brand

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Interview with Shiseido China ceo Masashi Kamata

Interview with Shiseido China ceo Masashi Kamata - PUBLISHED December 22, 2011

Kamata talks about the group’s strategy in the country and how the market there will evolve

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Interview with La Prairie Group president Patrick Rasquinet

Interview with La Prairie Group president Patrick Rasquinet - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Rasquinet talks about emerging-market expansion and retailing skincare

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Interview with BPI coo Eric Henry

Interview with BPI coo Eric Henry - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

BPI coo Eric Henry on Gaultier and the fragrance market

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Interview with P&G president global prestige Joanne Crewes

Interview with P&G president global prestige Joanne Crewes - PUBLISHED November 10, 2011

Crewes tells BW Confidential about plans for the SK-II skincare brand in Asia and beyond

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Interview with Crea founder Chantal Roos

Interview with Crea founder Chantal Roos - PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

Beauty industry veteran Chantal Roos on the Diane von Furstenberg fragrance and today’s market

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Interview with Shiseido's Carsten Fischer

Interview with Shiseido's Carsten Fischer - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Fischer talks about the Shiseido business in China and how he sees the market for beauty evolving in the country

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Interview with Estée Lauder Companies group president international Cédric Prouvé

Interview with Estée Lauder Companies group president international Cédric Prouvé - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

US-based Estée Lauder Companies is making a major push in China, travel retail and the skincare category. Group president international Cédric Prouv…

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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 luxury brands can utilize social media

How luxury brands can utilize social media - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

We ask industry experts how brands can improve their social media efforts and analyze strategies in the area

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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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Interview with Kibio president Isabelle Herbreteau

Interview with Kibio president Isabelle Herbreteau - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

Herbreteau talks about expansion plans for Kibio and retailing organic beauty

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Interview with L’Oréal Brazil luxury products division country general manager Alexandre Frota

Interview with L’Oréal Brazil luxury products division country general manager Alexandre Frota - PUBLISHED September 01, 2011

Frota talks about the development of retail in the country and how the market looks set to evolve

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Interview with Mandarin Oriental director of spa Andrew Gibson

Interview with Mandarin Oriental director of spa Andrew Gibson - PUBLISHED July 14, 2011

Gibson talks about Mandarin Oriental’s approach to the spa business, changes in the industry and how the market is set to evolve

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Interview: Al Tayer Trends gm beauty TJ Van Rooyen

Interview: Al Tayer Trends gm beauty TJ Van Rooyen - PUBLISHED June 16, 2011

Dubai-based group Al Tayer has added new retail formats to its beauty business and is gearing up for a revamp of its Areej perfumery chain this summer…

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Interview with Nuxe Groupe ceo Sébastien Lucot

Interview with Nuxe Groupe ceo Sébastien Lucot - PUBLISHED June 02, 2011

Lucot talks about the company’s priorities in new markets and the competitive pharmacy channel

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Interview with Puig ceo Marc Puig

Interview with Puig ceo Marc Puig - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

How the Spanish group aims to become a top-five player in the global prestige fragrance market

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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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Interview with Nuance-Watson Singapore md Ken Tse

Interview with Nuance-Watson Singapore md Ken Tse - PUBLISHED May 05, 2011

Changi airport has almost two dozen stores dedicated to beauty run by retailer Nuance-Watson Singapore. The joint venture’s managing director Ken Ts…

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Interview with The Body Shop India coo Shriti Malhotra

Interview with The Body Shop India coo Shriti Malhotra - PUBLISHED April 21, 2011

Malhotra on retail expansion and market trends

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Interview with Bluemercury founder Marla Malcolm Beck

Interview with Bluemercury founder Marla Malcolm Beck - PUBLISHED April 07, 2011

Malcolm Beck talks about her retail strategy and upcoming trends

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Interview with Marionnaud ceo William Koeberlé

Interview with Marionnaud ceo William Koeberlé - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

The year 2011 has been labeled as one of change and expansion for AS-Watson-owned perfumery chain Marionnaud. But after

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Interview with Dufry South America coo José Carlos Rosa

Interview with Dufry South America coo José Carlos Rosa - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

Travel retailer Dufry South America chief operating officer José Carlos Rosa talks about the potential of beauty in Brazil’s duty-free market

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Interview with Cofinluxe president Jean-Pierre Grivory

Interview with Cofinluxe president Jean-Pierre Grivory - PUBLISHED March 10, 2011

France-based fragrance company Cofinluxe is focusing on its two main brands Salvador Dali and Charriol, while consolidating its position in Russia and…

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Interview with Black Up md Lionel Durand

Interview with Black Up md Lionel Durand - PUBLISHED February 24, 2011

On niche brands, make-up and the ethnic market

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Interview with Bliss World ceo Mike Indursky

Interview with Bliss World ceo Mike Indursky - PUBLISHED February 10, 2011

The brand's integration into Steiner, its retail model and spa business

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Interview with Weleda ceo Patrick Sirdey

Interview with Weleda ceo Patrick Sirdey - PUBLISHED January 27, 2011

The company’s priorities for growth and the challenges facing the natural and organic market

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Interview with L'Occitane MD Asia Pacific André Hoffmann

Interview with L'Occitane MD Asia Pacific André Hoffmann - PUBLISHED January 13, 2011

French company L’Occitane launched an IPO on the Hong Kong stock market in May 2010, a move to raise funds which could be used for acquisitions. The…

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Interview with Cradle Holdings ceo Sarah Rotheram

Interview with Cradle Holdings ceo Sarah Rotheram - PUBLISHED December 23, 2010

Niche fragrance brands L’Artisan Parfumeur, Penhaligon’s and Erno Laszlo skincare are managed by Cradle Holdings, a US-based company owned by
pri…

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Interview with Parbel general manager Javier Labarta

Interview with Parbel general manager Javier Labarta - PUBLISHED December 09, 2010

L’Oréal luxury-goods division for travel retail
Americas, Parbel general manager Javier Labarta
talks to BW Confidential about the region’s
re…

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Interview with Bond No 9 founder & president Laurice Rahmé

Interview with Bond No 9 founder & president Laurice Rahmé - PUBLISHED November 25, 2010

New York-based brand Bond N°9 launched in 2003
with fragrances inspired by the scents of Manhattan.
Founder and president Laurice Rahmé talks abou…

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Interview with Herborist Intl gm Aaron Ke

Interview with Herborist Intl gm Aaron Ke - PUBLISHED November 11, 2010

Billed as China’s largest domestic cosmetics group, Shanghai Jahwa
launched the Herborist brand in 1995 and began expanding the line
to Europe in …

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Interview with Art & Fragrance ceo Roger von der Weid

Interview with Art & Fragrance ceo Roger von der Weid - PUBLISHED October 14, 2010

Switzerland-based company Art & Fragrance was formed in
2000 and its portfolio now consists of six brands, including
Lalique, which it acquired in 2…

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Interview with BPI president Rémy Gomez

Interview with BPI president Rémy Gomez - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

BPI president Rémy Gomez talks about changes in company strategy, his new license, plans for growth and today's fragrance market challenges

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Interview with World Duty Free & Aldeasa

Interview with World Duty Free & Aldeasa - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

The beauty managers of WDF and Aldeasa talk about how they were affected by this year's mixed travel retail results in Europe and what comes next

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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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Interview with Payot president Hervé Lesieur

Interview with Payot president Hervé Lesieur - PUBLISHED September 30, 2010

Puig-owned professional skincare brand Payot president Hervé
Lesieur tells BW Confidential about expansion in new markets
and how a more accessible…

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Interview with Clinique's Jean-Christophe Jourde

Interview with Clinique's Jean-Christophe Jourde - PUBLISHED September 02, 2010

Clinique vice president & general manager for Europe, Middle
East and Africa Jean-Christophe Jourde tells BW Confidential
how perfumeries could bett…

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Interview with O Boticário president Artur Grynbaum

Interview with O Boticário president Artur Grynbaum - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

O Boticário president Artur Grynbaum talks about diversifying the company’s distribution strategy and opportunity in Brazil's fast-growing market

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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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Interview with Luxasia ceo Patrick Chong

Interview with Luxasia ceo Patrick Chong - PUBLISHED July 22, 2010

Singapore-based distributor Luxasia markets major brands
in over 10 Asian markets, and is further diversifying
business into new categories and coun…

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Interview with Lush ceo Andrew Gerrie

Interview with Lush ceo Andrew Gerrie - PUBLISHED July 08, 2010

UK-based brand Lush ceo Andrew Gerrie talks about the company’s expansion, its spa project and the regulatory challenges facing beauty

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Interview with Clarins ceo Philip Shearer

Interview with Clarins ceo Philip Shearer - PUBLISHED June 24, 2010

French group Clarins ceo Philip Shearer talks about developing the brand in the US and Asia, the need for better service and demonstration at retail a…

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Interview: Elemis md Sean Harrington

Interview: Elemis md Sean Harrington - PUBLISHED June 10, 2010

Elemis managing director Séan Harrington talks to BW Confidential about how the UK-based spa brand is performing as it turns 20, its multi-channel di…

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Interview with Illamasqua md Carl Atkinson

Interview with Illamasqua md Carl Atkinson - PUBLISHED May 27, 2010

UK-based make-up brand Illamasqua made quite a splash when
it was launched by entrepreneur Julian Kynaston in November
2008.

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Interview with Clarins Fragrance Group president Joël Palix

Interview with Clarins Fragrance Group president Joël Palix - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

Clarins Fragrance Group president Joël Palix talks about how he intends to build its pillar lines and develop the Swarovski brand to increase its glo…

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Interview with Korea duty-free operator The Shilla

Interview with Korea duty-free operator The Shilla - PUBLISHED May 13, 2010

In a Korean market set for big changes, dutyfree operator The Shilla Hotel Duty Free looks well-positioned for more share gains

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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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Interview: Decléor & Carita president and ceo Yoshiaki Sato

Interview: Decléor & Carita president and ceo Yoshiaki Sato - PUBLISHED April 29, 2010

Shiseido-owned Decléor and Carita’s new president and ceo
Yoshiaki Sato talks about what needs to be done to boost
the two brands and the challen…

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Interview with Burt's Bees ceo John Replogle

Interview with Burt's Bees ceo John Replogle - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010


Founded as a candle company in rural North Carolina a little
more than 25 years ago, Burt’s Bees now claims 25% of the
US natural personal-care…

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Interview with Sephora international and development managing director Olivier Schaeffer

Interview with Sephora international and development managing director Olivier Schaeffer - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

BW Confidential talks to international and development managing director Olivier Schaeffer about the chain’s expansion, private-label offer and disc…

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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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Interview with Fusion Brands ceo Caroline Pieper-Vogt

Interview with Fusion Brands ceo Caroline Pieper-Vogt - PUBLISHED March 18, 2010

The company’s new ceo and former Clarins executive Caroline Pieper-Vogt tells BW Confidential about Fusion Brands’ priorities

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Interview with Nars Cosmetics ceo Louis Desazars

Interview with Nars Cosmetics ceo Louis Desazars - PUBLISHED March 04, 2010

Shiseido-owned make-up brand Nars Cosmetics ceo Louis Desazars talks about what needs to be done
to bring the brand to the next level and how color c…

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Interview with retail entrepreneur  George Hammer

Interview with retail entrepreneur George Hammer - PUBLISHED February 18, 2010

Beauty entrepreneur George Hammer created the Urban Retreat concept, which combines expert services, treatments and a wide product assortment, on Harr…

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Interview with Selective Beauty/Morris ceo Enrico Ceccato

Interview with Selective Beauty/Morris ceo Enrico Ceccato - PUBLISHED February 04, 2010

At the end of last year private-equity groups Investindustrial and Orlando Italy announced that the two fragrance companies they own, Selective Beauty…

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Interview with Sisley general manager Philippe d'Ornano

Interview with Sisley general manager Philippe d'Ornano - PUBLISHED January 21, 2010

Sisley general manager Philippe d’Ornano on in-store advice and selective distribution

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Interview with P&G's Patrice Louvet and Carolyn Tastad

Interview with P&G's Patrice Louvet and Carolyn Tastad - PUBLISHED December 17, 2009

P&G president global prestige Patrice Louvet and vice president global market operations Carolyn Tastad on improving the fragrance shopping experience

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Interview with Spa Chakra ceo Mike Canizales

Interview with Spa Chakra ceo Mike Canizales - PUBLISHED December 03, 2009

New York-based Spa Chakra operates its own spa locations, and creates spas for luxury brands. Ceo Mike Canizales talks about how the market will devel…

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Interview with Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli

Interview with Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli - PUBLISHED November 19, 2009

Ferragamo Parfums ceo Luciano Bertinelli talks about distribution strategies and building business in Asia

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Interview with Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher

Interview with Intelligent Nutrients founder Horst Rechelbacher - PUBLISHED November 05, 2009

US-based Intelligent Nutrients was launched by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher in 2008.

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Interview with Orlane brand director Raffaella Giraudi

Interview with Orlane brand director Raffaella Giraudi - PUBLISHED October 22, 2009

Orlane brand director Raffaella Giraudi talks
about boosting visibility for the 62-year-old
skincare company

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Interview with Coty Prestige svp commercial Jean Mortier

Interview with Coty Prestige svp commercial Jean Mortier - PUBLISHED September 24, 2009

Coty svp commercial Jean Mortier talks about category management and growing fragrance in a downturn

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Interview with Parfums Givenchy ceo Alain Lorenzo

Interview with Parfums Givenchy ceo Alain Lorenzo - PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

Parfums Givenchy ceo Alain Lorenzo talks about the recession, pricing and building brands

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Interview with Clinique regional director EMEA Franck Besnard

Interview with Clinique regional director EMEA Franck Besnard

Franck Besnard has been managing Clinique’s
business in EMEA since December 2012. He talks to
BW Confidential about new developments

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