China the growth driver as APAC delivers three of top five markets for L’Occitane​

L’Occitane International saw China emerge as its top driver for sales in FY2022, charting a net sales growth of EUR327.9m (U$347.3m), alongside other significant APAC markets Japan and Hong Kong.

China recorded a 22% increase from EUR64.9m (US$68.3) in Q4 FY2021, or 18% of the total group growth, to EUR79.2m (US$83.3m) in Q4 FY2022.

Retail stores in China also increased from 198 to 208 outlets for this FY.

Shakeup Cosmetics launches in Australia with leading beauty retailers​

UK-based men’s cosmetics brand Shakeup Cosmetics has made its debut down under with Aussie department store Myers as well as online beauty retailers Lookfantastic and Adore Beauty.

Australia will be a key market for the company moving forward as it works to expand its international presence.

Aside from Australia, it is also available in South Africa, as well as China – its biggest market. The company also has its eye on the wider Asian region, where Xu is confident it can find success.

East Asian Gen Z males increasingly open to using cosmetics, nail care – studies​

East Asian Generation Z males are more open to using cosmetics and have even developed a proclivity to nail care, with at least one in two having already tried nail art.

At least 40% of the 105 males surveyed from Generation Z – those aged between 10 to 25 years old and born between 1997 and 2012 – were interested in nail care.

Among those found to be interested in nail care and art, a total of 54.8% have experienced the process.

Sa Sa targeting Malaysia, Australia, Europe, N. America with online revamp​

Hong Kong-based beauty retailer Sa Sa International is eyeing opportunities in Malaysia, Australia, Europe, and North America with a revamped international online store.


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