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Health & beauty

Aesop to open its first store in Mainland China

Aesop to open its first store in Mainland China

Australian premium luxury skincare brand Aesop is expanding its presence into Mainland China with its first store to open in Shanghai, it has announced on social media.  The store will open on the corn...
Why Flora & Fauna founder Julie Mathers is betting on baby swaddles
From self tanning to sun care: How Australian Glow is taking on the US
Why retailers are looking to healthcare for growth
Thai businesses cash in on cannabis, from milk tea to toothpaste

Health & beauty Archives

Meet rising star of the week: Kate Stansberry, beauty buyer, David Jones

We recently launched our first Rising Stars of Retail report in the May issue of Inside Retail Australia’s quarterly mag...

Bankrupt beauty: Lessons from Revlon’s supply chain failures

Here are some of the marketing, supply chain and operational mistakes that led to the decline in market share for the 90...

Here’s why a chemist was voted Australia’s best CX retailer

Pre-Covid, physical retail excellence was centred around creative, immersive experiences and sometimes rather glamorous ...

Myer, Close the Loop partner to recycle cosmetics packaging waste

CEO of Close the Loop Group, Joe Foster, said the initiative will pave the way for the global cosmetics industry to be m...

Can ‘smart’ Blundstone boots help ease healthcare workers’ pain?

Researchers at Monash University have put sensors in the soles of Blundstone boots to measure the physical strain that h...
Star Pharmacy founders Stan Kontos and Peter Gardiakos with former CEO David Clark

Star Pharmacy Group CEO to retire

“David has done an exceptional job in setting the organisations strong foundations in place for further future growth,” ...

Biotech, virtual pop-ups and indie brands: Here is the future of K-beauty

Although facing stiff competition from Western brands and changing consumer demands, the Korean beauty (known as ‘K-beau...

VIDEO | Fast Forward: What will retail look like in 2023?

Introducing a new video series where we speak to industry experts about the future of retail.

Terry White’s journey to becoming “Australia’s favourite chemist”

The executive general manager of the Australian pharmaceutical titan discusses expansion, the rapidly evolving role of p...

New Zealand’s New Image buys Nutrimetics

Heath and nutritional products manufacturer New Image Group has acquired skincare brand Nutrimetics from Tupperware Bran...

Analysis: K-Beauty is in need of a major makeover

An import ban, changing skincare habits and, yes, the pandemic, have brought hard times to the once booming K-beauty sec...

Walgreens shelves pharmacy Boots’ sale as market turmoil hits dealmaking

Boots was initially valued at as much as 8 billion pounds, or US$10.88 billion.

Inside Chemist Warehouse’s surprising new luxury brand, Ultra Beauty

A quiet new brand, Ultra Beauty, is extending Chemist Warehouse's hold on health and beauty into the glitzy end of the s...

Meet Sugar: The “anti-establishment” beauty retailer Indian consumers crave

The Indian beauty and personal care marketplace has always been dominated by multinational brands, but there is now a n...

Weighed down by debt, Revlon collapses into bankruptcy protection

Analysts say the company’s collapse is due to its existing legacy debt levels amplified by worsening trading conditions ...