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How Away-From-Home Cleaning Protocols Have Changed Since COVID

How Away-From-Home Cleaning Protocols Have Changed Since COVID

Cleaning in the away-from-home environment takes place two or three times more frequently now than in the pre-COVID era, according to our latest survey with over 600 industrial and institutional end users. A majority of 56% of respondents see increased cleaning frequency as the new standard and expect it to continue for the foreseeable future.   

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New Regulations Shaping the Chinese Medical Care Providers Channel

The National Medical Products Administration in China issued four new regulations to rule out counterfeit products and unqualified institutions from the professional skin care market. As these policies came into play, the medical care providers channel witnessed a strong double-digit growth of more than 27% in 2021, according to our Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The new policies regulate the industry from a product’s life cycle perspective, including the process of production, operation, circulation, and advertising; however, they catered to a limited expansion of brands, such as Winona, that focus on public hospitals. 

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Prestige Beauty Finding Meaning in Non-Traditional Channels

Prestige Beauty: Finding Meaning in Non-Traditional Channels

Prestige beauty brands like Clinique, Sunday Riley, and By Terry, have traditionally lived in high-end retail environments such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Now, these brands are combining convenience, accessibility, and premium beauty in mainstream retail to reach today’s beauty consumer who is shopping cross channels more than ever before. This is especially beneficial for Gen Z consumers, who are navigating seamlessly online and offline for their beauty products.  

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India's Electrifying Journey Toward EV Adoption

India’s Electrifying Journey Toward EV Adoption

Long gone are the days when the electric vehicle (EV) “revolution” in India was considered mere buzz; the moment has clearly arrived. Sales of electric vehicles in India doubled in 2021 compared to 2019. Automotive players have made tremendous investments in setting up dedicated EV capacities, particularly in the two-wheeler segment. Numerous private players have also invested — and are continuing to invest — in infrastructure to support EV charging and/or battery swapping. Further, favorable policies by the central and state governments are creating an environment that will help drive EV sales. Against this backdrop, we provide an update on EV manufacturing, charging infrastructure, battery swapping, government policies and subsidies, and acceptance by Indian consumers.

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Beauty Makes a Greater Play for Home Scent

Beauty Makes a Greater Play for Home Scent

Legacy beauty brands such as Chanel, over the years, have been known to release home fragrance products during the holiday season. In 2022, these once limited-edition products for holiday gift-giving are now becoming a mainstay for beauty brands as consumers look to further elevate their home space with the same beloved scents from their perfumes, hair products, and body lotions.  

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