New US legislation could cause an exodus of Chinese tech giants from American stock exchanges. At a time when fashion companies are more reliant than ever on these e-commerce players the stakes are high.
Beauty conglomerates such as LVMH and P&G are doubling down on products made from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), but not all players are primed for success.
The grooming business increased sales by 4 percent, shoring up a key area of concern for the company that had failed to keep pace with other units.
Taboos and backlash may deter brands from tackling socio-political issues, but as feminism is normalised across China, brands need to engage with female consumers on a deeper level.
There is more inventory in the retail channel from the acquired business than the company expected, and broader weakness in colour cosmetics also hurt sales.
Procter & Gamble Co., which is losing market share to eco-friendly products, is under mounting pressure to either fend off the competitors or buy one of them.
Personal care and cosmetics companies Henkel & Co KGaA AG, Revlon Inc and Coty Inc are preparing bids for parts of Procter & Gamble Co's beauty business, according to sources.