While major players are flexing their muscles at the third edition of the China International Import Expo, LVMH is noticeably absent.
Sol by Jergens drops in March.
Kering is the only luxury goods firm on the list of 179 companies credited for their work to target climate change, while H&M is the only fashion player.
New beauty product drops and technology innovation are more attractive than luxury houses’ narrative on heritage and sustainability.
The products, released under the Est and Sensai brands, will hit Japan first, before being rolled out to Europe and Asia.
The company announced a new fine-fiber technology and a program to reduce its use of plastic in packaging.
The company will streamline its brand portfolio, with greater cooperation between Kao and Kanebo.
The cult favorite John Frieda brand is getting introduced to the next generation of users through partnerships with young and rising stars.
Daniel Kaner discussed how Oribe fits into Kao, as well as who inspired him to build several hair-care brands in a podcast moderated by Jodi Katz of Base Beauty Creative Agency.
Yoshihiro Murakami will take over from Masumi Natsusaka effective Jan. 1.