BW Confidential: The Future of Travel Retail

Beauty will account for 33% of Swiss travel retail operator Dufry, following its $1.7 billion acquisition of Nuance. World Duty Free Group also recently indicated that it is considering acquisitions.

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BW Confidential: The State of Beauty in Colombia

Increasing political stability and security in Colombia in recent years, coupled with double-digit growth in prestige beauty, is making the country a sounder investment for brands. Although little reliable data on the beauty sector is available—Segmenta plans to begin tracking the market this year—industry players agree that Colombia is poised for years of buoyant growth, and are investing accordingly.

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BW Confidential Analyzes Beauty In Argentina

If you look at it on paper, growth in Argentina’s prestige cosmetics market looks healthy, even in volume terms. Market-research company Segmenta reported that for 2013, prestige retail sales were up by 39.67% in value and by 10.83% in units. (Segmenta covers 51% of the prestige market in Argentina.) However, the reality for cosmetics firms—manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike—is another story.

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