The Anti Ageing phenomena

Even a cursory glance at the skincare space in any beauty outlet shows the rate of growth of the ‘anti-ageing’ phenomena in recent times. A recent global beauty survey asked women whether they currently used anti-aging products to enhance their appearance or if they intended to do so in the future. An extraordinary 58% of […]

Top 10 global consumer concerns in haircare

What is seen to be on trend and new has always been a driver of interest, trial and growth momentum in the haircare category. Beauty market forecasters have undertaken a global survey to understand the key concerns consumers have around their hair. These types of forecasts often make the press headlines but are important in […]

Top 10 in global salon haircare is an old/new world mix

    Industry experts are predicting that the Top 10 salon haircare markets will remain the same through to 2017 at least with a blend of old world (major European markets plus US) and new world markets (three of the BRICs).         The Top 10 group of global salon haircare markets over […]

Top 6 european markets for hair styling

The hair styling market will remain the problem child of the haircare category through to 2016 at least, according to expert forecasts.  In 2016, the top 6 ranking of European markets is forecast to be : Ranked index of 2016 market value Germany (index – 100) United Kingdom (index – 50) France (index – 50) […]

Brand owners and problems of product diversion

Product diversion or the ‘grey market’ is an on-going risk for multi-territory exporters – particularly in a recessionary environment when volumes are under pressure and risks of surplus stock are higher. Created by price disparities between the various channel resellers/distributors, diversion represents an unauthorised movement of a genuine product to a region originally intended for […]

Skills shortage for UK exporters

Profound difficulties lie ahead for exporters if the UK doesn’t address the decline in the take-up of languages in schools and universities. A CBI/Pearson Education & Skills survey carried out in early 2012 showed : Nearly three quarters of businesses say they value foreign language skills among employers to build customer, client and supplier relations. […]

Mens skincare goes glocal

A previous blog referred to the potential in male skincare with the increasing attention to personal appearance. European demand is fuelled by a consumer desire to maintain a youthful appearance. Consequently, Western Europe has seen a focus on anti-fatigue/ stress or anti-aging effects. Experts suggest that the traditional categories (shaving products & razors) in Europe’s […]