Apparel and Footwear

Competition in Scandinavian Beauty Market Intensifies as Apparel Retailers make their Move

by May 3rd, 2016

Apparel retailers have been a significant retail channel in the Scandinavian beauty and personal care market, particularly in Norway and Sweden. Through the years apparel retailers like H&M and Cubus have built extensive brand portfolios with both mass market brands and brands from leading fashion houses. Now, these retailers are moving into the beauty and […]

Fashion Friday: The Latin American Beauty and Apparel Market

by April 29th, 2016

The current economic situation in Latin America is stagnant. GDP is growing slowly and financial markets are unstable. Nevertheless, consumers in Latin America are empowered and demanding more from their products. Fast fashion companies understand this, and are bringing fashion forward products to Latin America without the high prices. In beauty, companies are not branding […]

Industry and Consumer Trends Surrounding Spring in Japan

by , , , , and April 10th, 2016

  Springtime in Japan is marked by Hanami, or flower-viewing parties in Japan. It also marks an important time of year for Japanese manufacturers, consumers and industries. Learn more about how tourism, travel, beverages, foods, beauty, fashion, home appliances, technology, and Japan’s economy itself are impacted by springtime in the country. Watch on YouTube