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E-commerce: Suppliers in innovation mode for a high-growth market

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E-commerce: Suppliers in innovation mode for a high-growth market

While physical retail continues to suffer, online sales have been steadily climbing since the onset of the global health crisis. This trend may just be the motor needed to make digital a true cornerstone for luxury shopping. Within the last 12[…]

01/26/2021 | Gift BoxesDigital
L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

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L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

L’Oréal is out to reinvent the consumer experience and packaging will play a vital role in this transformation. In our exclusive interview, Jacques Playe, appointed Global Head of Packaging & Product Development earlier this year, speaks with[…]

L’Explorateur du Goût launches La Spirithèque premium spirits refill station

L’Explorateur du Goût launches La Spirithèque premium spirits refill station

Inspired by the growing trend for luxury in-store fragrance fountains, La Spirithèque invites consumers to refill their bottles with their spirit of choice. Launched last month at 30 wine merchants in France, the goal is to be present in 100[…]

12/03/2020 |
HCP invests in ex-Rusi plant, makes strides in sustainability

HCP invests in ex-Rusi plant, makes strides in sustainability

Following the acquisition of mascara specialist Rusi in 2017, HCP is aiming to make the Germany-based operation its “packaging platform”. The cosmetics packaging supplier is also innovating on the sustainability front with EcoWood, a bio-based[…]

MultiScent 20: a tablet turned fragrance sampler

MultiScent 20: a tablet turned fragrance sampler

Brazilian scent tech start-up Noar’s MultiScent 20 is a patented technology allowing consumers to sample up to 20 fragrances via a tablet. Exclusively distributed by US-based sampling specialist Orlandi, the device is geared to retail and to[…]

11/27/2020 |
Procos’ 2-in-1 shipping boxes focus on consumer experience

Procos’ 2-in-1 shipping boxes focus on consumer experience

German supplier Procos is looking to capture the exponential growth in e-commerce sales with its new shipping packs Yoga and Yoga Light. With retail stores in numerous markets shuttering once again due to the second round of lockdowns, the[…]

11/05/2020 | Corporate strategy
Luxurynsight raises €2m in funds

Luxurynsight raises €2m in funds

A provider of data-driven solutions for the luxury, fashion and beauty markets, Luxurynsight has secured an investment of €2m from new investors Xiamen Qishang Equity Investment, Tandem Venture Capital and Leadway International Investment. The[…]

Glass half full for New World whiskies

Glass half full for New World whiskies

Shaking up the segment and attracting new consumers, New World whisky is set for a bright future, according to a white paper from Distill Ventures*. New World whisky is defined as whisky that is either not produced in Scotland, Ireland, Canada,[…]

10/15/2020 |
Lancôme multiplies digital initiatives with virtual flagship

Lancôme multiplies digital initiatives with virtual flagship

Proof that beauty brands' digital initiatives are becoming increasingly sophisticated, Lancôme has brought together livestreaming, personality tests, skin diagnosis and product customization at its very first virtual flagship in Singapore.[…]

09/04/2020 |
Asia-Pacific leads in retail’s post-covid digital transformation

Asia-Pacific leads in retail’s post-covid digital transformation

The Covid-19 health crisis has seen retailers accelerate their digital transformation as they mine new technologies in response to novel consumption patterns. Nowhere is this shift more evident than in Asia-Pacific, which is at the forefront of[…]

09/03/2020 | Regional focus