Beauty and Personal Care


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 […]


Strong Appetite for Luxury and Make-Up Drive Beauty Dynamics

by April 24th, 2016

Reaching US$425 billion in 2015 the beauty industry sustained its relatively stable growth, despite deceleration in the key markets of China and Brazil. Colour cosmetics and premium beauty gave a strong boost to global performance, driven by strong demand for high quality, self-expression and individualism. Premium beauty reached historic highs in 2015 fuelled by the […]