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Health & beauty

“Think lab coat meets nature”: Mecca reimagines long-lost sister brand Kit

“Think lab coat meets nature”: Mecca reimagines long-lost sister brand Kit

It’s been six years since Australian beauty giant Mecca closed the doors of its indie sister brand Kit Cosmetics, which had its own line of products and physical stores at the time. Loyal beauty addicts will f...
Adore Beauty CEO Tennealle O’Shannessy  resigns to take up new role
A Good Time bar none: Who Gives a Crap launches new brand
From self tanning to sun care: How Australian Glow is taking on the US
Why retailers are looking to healthcare for growth

Health & beauty Archives

Bankrupt beauty: Lessons from Revlon’s supply chain failures

For Revlon, some key mistakes in their supply chain have created a domino-effect, costing the company many of its suppli...

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...

Candles to cleaning: Diptyque finds beauty “where no beauty is expected”

While the iconic brand may be known for its candles, the business has just expanded into household cleaning products, kn...

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.

New Zealand’s New Image Group buys Nutrimetics

Rod Taylor, CEO of New Image International, said when Tupperware decided to divest its beauty business units, the Kiwi c...

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

It’s been quite a year for Indian beauty retailer Sugar, which has just concluded a $50 million Series D fundraise led b...

Why leakproof underwear brand Modibodi is broadening its brand identity

Australian leakproof underwear-maker Modibodi has unveiled a new brand identity as it gears up to offer a full range of ...

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 ...

Reliance, Apollo lodge US$6 billion bid for Boots business

Current parent, US group Walgreens Boots Alliance, is expected to retain a minority stake in the business, as high as 40...

5 minutes with Jess Hatzis, co-founder of cult skincare brand, Frank Body

Known for its tongue-in-cheek branding and range of effective exfoliators and formulations, Frank Body has grown into an...

Behind the rapid growth of online fragrance brand Who Is Elijah

Fast-growing local fragrance brand Who Is Elijah is on track to hit $3 million in revenue this calendar year as it conti...

Eyewear retailer Bailey Nelson has rapid growth sharply in focus at age 10

The low-cost chain recently opened its 100th store, and it has plans to get to 200 in short order through investment in ...