“Upscale Australian skin care brand Aesop is set to continue its rapid expansion in North America by opening stores in Canada later this year. Sources have told us that Aesop will open a store in Vancouver’s trendy Gastown area this summer, with stores to also open in Montreal and Toronto.” Read more at Retail Insider.
“After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen mark by 2020.” Read more at CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com.
“Along with contemporaries like Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, Hadid is part of a new wave of digitally savvy models taking the fashion industry by storm. Dubbed ‘the Instagirls’ by Vogue, these millennial models have achieved success both in the realm of high fashion and the commercial world—a rarity since the supermodel era of the ’90s.” Read more at Adweek.
“Currently 70% of Instagram users live outside of the U.S., which means smart, global brands will adapt their Instagram strategy. Benefit Cosmetics, Maybelline, and L’Oréal Paris have excelled at regionalization, but Benefit Cosmetics stands out as the dominant international force in Beauty.” Read more at L2.
“Top leadership at L’Oréal is heavy on seniority in the company and the beauty industry. So it came as a surprise last year when it not only became the first big beauty player to name a chief digital officer, but also added an outsider with no beauty experience to its executive committee—Bulgarian-born and French-educated Lubomira Rochet, now 37.” Read more at AdAge.
“Read any good labels lately? Maybe these look familiar: ‘Moisturizing.’ ‘Anti-Aging.’ ‘Organic.’ With the bevy of buzzwords trolling the beauty aisle, choice and variety can make it complicated for shoppers to zero in on just the right product. It can also be tough for brands to know which messages and claims matter most to consumers.” Read more at Nielsen.