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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

The perils of personalization

A string of personalized skincare systems have been unveiled over the past few weeks, from L’Oréal’s Perso...
January 27, 2020

Competition in sustainability

For almost 20 years, beauty ceos’ favorite word has been innovation. But as one industry executive recently...
December 2, 2019

When simple is best

Digital may be the buzzword in beauty today, but does that mean everything needs a hi-tech edge?...
November 18, 2019

Beauty’s China bulls

More disappointing figures emerged from the Chinese government last week. It reported that GDP for the third...
October 21, 2019

Ten years of beauty

Ten years ago, BW Confidential launched its first publication, a digital newsletter designed to provide executives with...
October 1, 2019

Positioned for growth

There has been a string of negative geo-political and economic news in recent months. Analysts warn that...
August 26, 2019

Retailers and brands team up

There has been a clear trend for retailers and brands to work closer together, especially to co-create...
June 10, 2019

What’s next for Natura?

The beauty market saw a major deal last week with Brazilian company Natura’s acquisition of Avon. The...
May 27, 2019

Beyond consumer centricity

Few would call into question the importance of listening to consumers. And with advances in Artificial Intelligence...
April 29, 2019

Taking back control

Social media has enabled companies to talk directly to their customers, gain consumer insights and helped small...
April 15, 2019

Nervousness over China continues

Nervousness over China continues. The country, which is embroiled in a trade war with the US and...
January 9, 2019
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