Country Reports

What’s next for China?

China’s economy may be seeing a slight slowdown, but beauty players remain bullish about the market. BW...
May 7, 2012

Fragrance in Brazil

Consumer demand for fragrance continues to grow in Brazil, even for prestige products. BW Confidential analyzes the...
March 21, 2012

Sephora & Latin America

 BW Confidential analyzes Sephora’s strategy for Latin America and how the retailer’s entry will impact the beauty...
December 19, 2011

Russia market overview 2011

After a tough few years, the Russian beauty market looks to be recovering. BW Confidential analyzes the...
September 28, 2011

India market update 2011

There have been some new developments in beauty retail in India, while category growth seems to have...
September 14, 2011

Japan’s market shifts

Six months on, BW Confidential analyzes the impact of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami on the country’s cosmetics...
August 31, 2011

China may reduce luxury tariffs

China may reduce taxes on imports of luxury goods, say local press reports. The government could introduce...
July 13, 2011

Argentina market analysis

Argentina’s growth rates may be strong, but underlying economic instability has beauty players hedging their bets in...
June 1, 2011

Chinese travelers

The Chinese are starting to define the duty-free beauty market, but what makes them tick when it...
May 13, 2011

China analysis 2011

Despite regulatory hurdles, China’s beauty market continues to grow at breakneck speed. BW Confidential analyzes brand and...
May 13, 2011

Germany market analysis

The German market is looking up, with consumers spending again and prestige retailers embarking on new initiatives...
May 3, 2011

UK market analysis

BW Confidential analyzes brand and retail initiatives and consumer sentiment in the UK’s beauty market   Beauty...
April 6, 2011

Prestige retailing in Brazil

Growth of the internet, the expansion of pharmacies and the entry of Sephora are likely to boost...
March 23, 2011

Brazil beauty analysis 2011

Brazil’s beauty category continues to boast high growth rates and retail is improving, but many obstacles remain....
March 23, 2011

Mexico market analysis

Mexico’s beauty market continues to see encouraging growth and looks set for a shake-up in prestige retailing...
January 25, 2011

China’s luxury market

    The International Luxury Business Association held a conference in Paris in December 2010 to evaluate...
December 18, 2010

Vietnam market analysis

Developments in retail and infrastructure are driving growth in beauty in the country, but the market still...
December 7, 2010

China spa market analysis

The Chinese spa market is in full expansion mode, but many challenges remain     The spa...
November 24, 2010

South Korea market watch

The country’s beauty consumers continue to spend, while foreign brands take a larger share of the market...
March 3, 2010

China in figures 2008

Key data on the Chinese beauty market     China C&T sales by category $bn 2003-2008  ...
September 3, 2009
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