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Cosmetic companies have hit the headlines over the past few days. Germany's Douglas seems to be returning to the stock market, Japan's Shiseido is overhauling its business structure, while over in the US, Sally Beauty battles data breaches. Read these stories and a lot more in today's issue. Have a great start to the new week.
asia & australia
Woolies in data breach debacle The supermarket giant had to cancel A$ 1 million worth of shopping vouchers following a massive leak of customer data, in which it mistakenly emailed redeemable codes of 8000 gift cards containing the customers' details.
C-star is China's most international retail show
The first edition C-star was a huge success. On a net exhibition space of 5000 square meters, C-star featured 162 exhibitors from 23 countries. Despite being held for the first time, 5721 visitors from 59 countries and regions came to visit the show, with 18% coming from overseas. This makes C-star China's most international retail trade show.
Join us next year for another exciting edition of C-star!
usa & canada
Amazon expands cloud computing in Ohio The e-commerce giant has selected Ohio as a major Midwest hub for its cloud computing operations. The expansion will create 1,000 jobs and gives Amazon tax breaks on certain equipment purchases.
Potential for online groceries in Germany Compared to online pioneer industries like fashion or media, the online food trade is only just beginning. A survey from the Cologne Business School (CBS) found that nearly 71% of consumers have never purchased groceries online.
Studying supermarket giants Dennis Price from Inside Retail says the evolution of supermarkets contains many lessons for modern retailing and analyses important drivers such as pricing and branding.