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Facing strong headwinds, Shiseido offloads three business to private equity – at a significant loss.

Shiseido is one of the oldest cosmetic companies in the world. Listed on the Tokyo stock exchange it has over 33,000 employees and sales of US$8.6b. However last year Shiseido produced a loss, a sharp contrast to the previous 4 years. The reason: higher than expected sales and general expenses. The company has always had …

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Apps like Yuka, Fooducate and ToxFox are the new-age sages of the grocery aisle

As anyone who’s done segmentation studies knows, not all shoppers or consumers are the same. Marketeers love to cluster shoppers into groups based on demographics, lifestyle, shopping habits and of course spend. It’s a fundamental part of segmentation (and I have done a fair few of these studies!) The rise of apps like Yuka, Fooducate …

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Self-health and Covid boost vitamin market, but careful the regulators are ready to pounce

Ten years ago wellness and preventative health were niche but today in the US over 83% of households use vitamins, minerals or supplements (VMS). Many other developed markets are close behind. Down under most Aussies pop VMS in some shape or form. Globally VMS is worth over $140b; and it grew strongly last year as …

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The secret to Korean beauty is known only to Cosmax

For those who live in Asia-Pacific, it’ll be no surprise to learn that Korea is the world’s second largest beauty exporter. Sales exceeded $6.1b in 2020, larger than Japan or the US. The country has industry leader France (exports $8.9b) in its sights. Korea’s beauty industry is helped by its proximity to China which last …

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