01 Aug '11, 12am

Singapore shines as consumer business hub - Straits Times #lauder

Singapore shines as consumer business hub - Straits Times #lauder

SHOPPERS around the world know the beauty products SK II, Lux and Pond's but few know that these blue-chip brands are developed, managed and marketed from Singapore. It is not a one-off development. Leading consumer companies have been increasing their presence in Singapore, moving key functions such as global management of their brands here. Led by consumer conglomerates Unilever and Proctor & Gamble (P&G), the consumer business sector has been rapidly expanding over the past three years, said the Economic Development Board (EDB). Estee Lauder, Nestle, Kraft, Levi's and Chanel also have also a strong presence here. Some are using Singapore as a second headquarters as demand for consumer goods in Asia is tipped to explode. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Asia's consumer goods market - it covers everything from cosmetics to foodstuffs...

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