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Can South Korea's Missha get back its "past glory" from new markets?

Touted as South Korea's "first successful budget cosmetics brand," Missha has recently had a tough time maintaining its dominating status in Asia Pacific. Recent news reveals that Missha has reported a loss in operating profit, sales, and net profit, resulting in it being overtaken by rivals The Face Shop and Innisfree as a leading low cost cosmetic brand in South Korea.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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Packaging challenges for OTC: some new packaging strategies in sensitive UK markets

OTC has been gently de-regulated in some categories over the last 10 years in the UK and at the same time competition has increased (at product level) while consolidation has occurred (at retail level). Retailer brands, such as Boots paracetamol at GBP0.49 a box, compete with established brands like Panadol Actifast at GBP2.99. So packaging can play a major, decisive role.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015
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Sun care: the impact of the multifunctional trend in a traditionally functional category

Multifunctionality is a trend that is affecting a range of categories, and sun care is no exception. The need for convenient, easy-to-use, and cost-effective solutions is resulting in the increased incorporation of sun care benefits alongside other functionalities in the form of all-in-one solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Mar 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new haircare line that uses coffee waste as an ingredient

Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks. This also means that coffee grounds are among the world's most common waste products, but now there is a new use for spent coffee grounds. O'right Recoffee is a new haircare line featuring products that are made with 100% recycled coffee grounds. New in the UK, Recoffee is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2015
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Snapshot: Beauty Trends to Watch in 2015

Datamonitor Consumer has identified six top trends to watch in beauty. For more details on each of these trends, please download our free whitepaper here: http://www.datamonitorconsumer.com/snapshot-beauty-trends-to-watch-in-2015

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2015
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: reclosable sachet is perfect for sunblock for on the go

Growing awareness of sun damage means that modern consumers recognize that they should regularly apply sunscreen, but topping it up on the go can be tricky. Cosfarm from South Korea has come up with a solution to the problem, by putting its Perfect Sun Block in a convenient recloseable sachet, named Packaging Innovation of the Month by Datamonitor Consumer's Pack-Track team.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a pre- and post-workout wipe that eliminates the need for a shower

Showering after a workout feels great, but showers are time-consuming and can strip the skin of healthy oils, leaving it dry and itchy. Mio Clean Slate Workout Swipes eliminate the need for a shower and are kind to the skin since they contain probiotics, aloe vera, antioxidants, and omega oils. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2015
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Evolving attitudes and beauty approaches drive opportunities for "natural" solutions in South Africa

While being well established within global personal care innovation, "natural" beauty approaches are constantly evolving in line with consumer needs and attitudes. Datamonitor Consumer's research shows that 72% of South Africans agree that health and beauty products made with "natural" ingredients are better for them, creating important growth opportunities in a high potential, diverse market.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2015
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Is Africa the next market for male grooming?

African men have traditionally not focused on grooming regimes, largely embracing their "natural" looks. However, with men around the world becoming more appearance-conscious, it has become socially acceptable for them to follow grooming regimes. According to Datamonitor Consumer's Q4 global survey 2014, 48% of men worldwide think that beauty and grooming products improve their overall appearance.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Out of the chrysalis - are sprays shedding their utility and gaining style?

Aerosols and then trigger sprays: all those years ago when they came on the market, they were the packaging step-change of a generation. In fact, back then, sprays aerosols were seen as new science: trendy, and something of a status symbol, part of a brave new world. Battles loomed over debates on propellants and ozone layer depletion and damage, giving trigger and pump sprays a media boost.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015

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