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Comment: Investing in China

At the beginning of the year when the COVID-19 crisis was limited to China, discussions centered on...
May 18, 2020

Comment: Back to big brands

Not so long ago there was a certain uneasiness among beauty groups about the rise of indie...
April 20, 2020

Stress tests & COVID-19

In Paris we have spent our first week in confinement. Many retailers have had their first week...
March 23, 2020

Playing the game with China

Managing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on business is not easy. Apart from the dramatic sales...
February 24, 2020

China and the long view

The big question over the past few weeks is to what extent the coronavirus will affect business,...
February 10, 2020

Busy summer for beauty M&A

The summer is usually a quieter period for most businesses. This was not the case in beauty,...
August 22, 2018

M&A key theme in beauty in 2016

M&A was a key feature of the beauty market in 2016. Major groups looked to inject creativity,...
January 16, 2017

The need to stay relevant

Looking back on 2016, there is one trend that stands out strongly: the need to stay relevant...
December 14, 2016

Buying growth has its price

This week saw Coty make another acquisition, with the proposed purchase of hairstyling appliance brand ghd for...
October 18, 2016

Digital and targeting millenials

Most honest executives would admit that they are still struggling with digital and reaching millennials. Part of...
September 19, 2016

More acquisitions in beauty

Another week and another few brands change hands in beauty. The big news last week was the...
July 5, 2016

A changing Chinese market

L’Oréal ceo Jean-Paul Agon has commented several times about the fast pace of development in today’s market...
April 13, 2016
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