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Philips Global Beauty Index reveals that women want personalized beauty solutions to meet their unique needs

September 13, 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), today released the findings of its fifth annual Philips Global Beauty Index, surveying over 12,000 women from 12 different countries. The extensive international study [1] explores the attitudes and perceptions of women from around the globe, to uncover how they define beauty, the role it plays in their lives and how the industry is supporting them.

This year, Philips gazed into the future, examining the evolution of beauty routines globally and the important role that technology and personalization are set to play. The findings reveal the developments women are most excited to see, in addition to how perceptions of beauty are being redefined. It further shows how technology is helping women to make more informed choices about products, influencing where, how and when women are getting their beauty knowledge.

“This year marks our fifth annual Global Beauty Index, which is very exciting. Having five years of results to compare allows us to make some truly meaningful comparisons between past and present beauty trends, as well as make informed predictions about how the world of beauty is likely to evolve,” said Bianca Heiszwolf, Business Leader Beauty at Philips. “These results are incredibly important to Philips and help us to realize our vision to empower women and provide them with efficient, advanced beauty solutions that respond to their personal needs.”

Women are most excited about receiving personalized beauty advice
This year’s index reveals that when it comes to future beauty technology, women are most excited about personalized advice on how to keep their hair and skin healthy (65%). Women in China and India are particularly eager for future developments in both these areas (85% and 81% respectively). Mobile apps are likely to play a particularly important role in women’s beauty routines, with over half of women surveyed (58%) welcoming an app that scans the skin to identify moisture, pores, lines and wrinkles over time. Similarly, 57% of respondents would welcome a service or platform that takes hair type, hair structure, hair goals and other preferences into consideration, applying the information to create an ideal ingredient combination.

Emotional balance and positive mindset are closely linked to feeling beautiful
The 2019 Index shows that 60% of women globally consider themselves to be beautiful. While this is lower than in 2018 (65%), this year’s figure is still 13 points higher than the first Index in 2015 (47%), showing a positive trend over time. This may be attributed to the more holistic approach that women are now taking to beauty, with a large majority of women surveyed believing that having a positive mindset (88%) and feeling emotionally balanced (84%) are the most important aspects of feeling beautiful.

Additionally, more than six in 10 women around the world are already taking a holistic approach to beauty, while 44% of women worldwide say they expect to see a more holistic approach which connects health and beauty spread across the industry in the next five years.

Women now seek beauty knowledge from a range of sources
With the evolution of technology, there are now more places than ever to find beauty inspiration and knowledge. While many women are looking to online communities for advice, the 2019 Philips Global Beauty Index reveals that it is actually people closer to home whom women depend on most for information. Surprisingly, 49% of women still turn to their friends, family or colleagues for beauty advice and this figure grows to 63% in Korea and 60% in Turkey. This is notably higher than the number of women who turn to social media, which is 37% globally in comparison.

That said, one in four women globally (25%) do now turn to bloggers or vloggers to discover new beauty brands or products. A far higher figure than those turning to traditional celebrities (15% globally), showing just how much influence these social-media-savvy individuals have garnered over a relatively short period of time.

In summary, while we see a continued trend of women finding information from a range of sources, and are welcoming to different technologies, the most important development is that women seek personalized solutions that will help them to identify and solve their individual health and beauty concerns. The outcomes of the 2019 Philips Global Beauty Index can be accessed here.

[1] The Global Philips Beauty Index, September 2019 – sample of 12,196 18+ women

For further information, please contact

Anna Hogrebe
Philips Global Press Office
Tel.: +1 416 270 6757
E-mail: anna.hogrebe@philips.com

Karin Saalmink
Global Public Relations Beauty
Tel.: + 31 6 52 89 04 14
E-mail: karin.saalmink@philips.com

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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The Boiling Crab Announces Second International Licensing Agreement

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Boiling Crab®, popular for serving fresh, simply prepared seafood and shellfish in a casual environment, has finalized their second international franchise license agreement. The new agreement is with Full Feeling Global, Inc., based in Manila, and covers Republic of the Philippines (Philippines), a strategically important market.

The Boiling Crab® was founded in 2004 on the premise that everyone should be able to enjoy the unparalleled taste of fresh seafood and the memorable experience of a backyard crab boil shared with friends. According to CEO Dada Ngo, “A bib, some beer, crab legs, and good company is what we are all about.”

With 21 locations across the U.S., including California, Texas, Nevada, Hawaii and Florida, and its first international location opening in late 2019 in Shanghai, China, the expansion into the Philippines adds Southeast Asia to The Boiling Crab®’s growing global portfolio.

“We’re very excited to be expanding to the Philippines, a country that shares the same core values as our concept – the love of shared food with family and good friends, all while eating with your hands. For The Boiling Crab®, this means that we are continuing to introduce our love of fresh seafood with more of the world and inviting more people into our family,” added Ngo.

The Philippines licensing agreement calls for the first restaurant to open in Manila in early 2020, with seven more restaurants scheduled to open across the Philippines by 2024. Full Feeling Global, Inc., is a successful franchise operator with popular fast food concept Jollibees and multiple Dohtonburi locations on their roster. The Dohtonburi restaurants, a Japanese-based franchise specializing okonomiyaki, a savory pancake, are the first franchised locations outside Japan, proving Full Feeling Global’s ability to introduce new dining options to the Philippines market.

Additional licensing deals in other Asia-Pacific countries are currently being negotiated.

ABOUT THE BOILING CRAB®

The Boiling Crab® is a casual, family-friendly restaurant specializing in Louisiana-style Cajun seafood. The menu features fresh crawfish, shrimp, crab, and other shellfish, plus items like fried catfish, gumbo, Cajun fries, and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The first Boiling Crab® opened in 2004 in Garden Grove, CA, and popularized the Louisiana-inspired Cajun seafood boil culture with its signature original flavor, The Whole Shabang®.

MEDIA CONTACT

Winnie Vu
winnie@theboilingcrab.com
Phone: 714.554.6181
FAX: 714.489.8115

The Boiling Crab Announces Second International Licensing Agreement

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Boiling Crab®, popular for serving fresh, simply prepared seafood and shellfish in a casual environment, has finalized their second international franchise license agreement. The new agreement is with Full Feeling Global, Inc., based in Manila, and covers Republic of the Philippines (Philippines), a strategically important market.

The Boiling Crab® was founded in 2004 on the premise that everyone should be able to enjoy the unparalleled taste of fresh seafood and the memorable experience of a backyard crab boil shared with friends. According to CEO Dada Ngo, “A bib, some beer, crab legs, and good company is what we are all about.”

With 21 locations across the U.S., including California, Texas, Nevada, Hawaii and Florida, and its first international location opening in late 2019 in Shanghai, China, the expansion into the Philippines adds Southeast Asia to The Boiling Crab®’s growing global portfolio.

“We’re very excited to be expanding to the Philippines, a country that shares the same core values as our concept – the love of shared food with family and good friends, all while eating with your hands. For The Boiling Crab®, this means that we are continuing to introduce our love of fresh seafood with more of the world and inviting more people into our family,” added Ngo.

The Philippines licensing agreement calls for the first restaurant to open in Manila in early 2020, with seven more restaurants scheduled to open across the Philippines by 2024. Full Feeling Global, Inc., is a successful franchise operator with popular fast food concept Jollibees and multiple Dohtonburi locations on their roster. The Dohtonburi restaurants, a Japanese-based franchise specializing okonomiyaki, a savory pancake, are the first franchised locations outside Japan, proving Full Feeling Global’s ability to introduce new dining options to the Philippines market.

Additional licensing deals in other Asia-Pacific countries are currently being negotiated.

ABOUT THE BOILING CRAB®

The Boiling Crab® is a casual, family-friendly restaurant specializing in Louisiana-style Cajun seafood. The menu features fresh crawfish, shrimp, crab, and other shellfish, plus items like fried catfish, gumbo, Cajun fries, and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The first Boiling Crab® opened in 2004 in Garden Grove, CA, and popularized the Louisiana-inspired Cajun seafood boil culture with its signature original flavor, The Whole Shabang®.

MEDIA CONTACT

Winnie Vu
winnie@theboilingcrab.com
Phone: 714.554.6181
FAX: 714.489.8115

Komnas HAM urges Jokowi to hold dialog in Papua

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Human Rights National Commission (Komnas HAM) has urged President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to hold a dialog with all Papuan communities in Papua Province to solve problems in the upshot of the recent Surabaya incident.

“The Rights Commission has, in fact, suggested President Joko Widodo to visit Papua and hold a dialog directly with all communities, so that all problems can be solved,” Head of the Rights Commission Ahmad Taufan Damanik stated.

Conversing with journalists after receiving a visit of John Gobai, a member of Papua’s House of Representatives (DPRP), in Jakarta on Thursday, he noted that the Papuan community members were keen on holding a dialog with the incumbent president though he lauded Jokowi for inviting several Papuan figures for a meeting at the State Palace.

“Please do not just meet with certain groups but with all community groups in Papua,” he stated, adding that the government’s security approach to solve Papua’s problems will fail to promote a comprehensive solution to the problems.

On the contrary, the security approach will pressure community members and security personnel. Hence, a dialog is deemed necessary to solve the Papua problems.

In the meantime, Gobai affirmed that he had visited the rights commission to appeal to the commissioners to help release several Papuans still in police custody.

“They may have been involved in the recent rioting due to racist slurs against Papuan students in Surabaya. For us, it is just a form of expression of the Papuan community members,” he stated, adding that some six thousand security personnel deployed to Papua had also made the locals uncomfortable.

On a separate occasion, National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo noted that the police will direct its attention on handling armed criminals targeting civilian attacks after potential protests and anarchic acts in Papua could have been considerably curtailed.

“The threats have become minor now, but we are striving to focus on issues concerning armed criminals. They assault people. This is what we must take optimal precautionary measures against,” he told newsmen on the sidelines of the Setara Institute’s discussion forum in Jakarta.

Security measures against armed criminals were aimed at maintaining law and order in the easternmost province.

Despite Papua’s current situation having been conducive, some three thousand police personnel were still deployed in the province until December 2019. Several thousand policemen are also assigned to secure West Papua Province.

The police personnel would not be withdrawn over the likelihood of certain parties intending to create security disturbances in the provinces until the end of this year.

The recent violent protests that erupted in several cities in Papua and West Papua held in opposition to the alleged racist slurs against Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, on August 16 might have also been related to the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ meeting on Sept 9. By having so, the Papua riots could be adopted into this commissioner’s report.

At the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept 23-26, the representatives of all member nations will express their views and standpoints, he stated.

Source: ANTARA News

West Papua’s ethnic group leaders await Jokowi’s readiness: governor

Manokwari, W Papua (ANTARA) – West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan awaits President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi’s) readiness to meet provincial local leaders of various ethnic groups to listen and comprehend their aspirations following the recent Surabaya incident that infuriated native Papuans.

Conversing with journalists in Manokwari on Thursday (Sept 12), Mandacan said he had held a series of meetings with communities from various ethnic groups in West Papua and had gained a broader understanding of their collective aspirations over the alleged racist slurs against Papuan students in Surabaya and recent rioting that broke out in the province.

The collective aspirations of the ethnic groups and communal organizations in West Papua expressed and recorded during the meetings have been submitted to the central government by maintaining their originality. Currently, he awaits President Jokowi’s readiness to discuss the people’s aspirations, he explained.

Known as the Arfak ethnic group leader, Mandacan said the incumbent president is expected to comprehensively respond to the people’s collective aspirations.

Responding to the query on President Jokowi’s meeting with 61 figures of Papua and West Papua at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday (Sept 10), Mandacan admitted to being unaware of it, since as a governor and leader of the Arfak ethnic group, he was certain of not having issued any recommendation and insightful inputs on the nine aspirations that the meeting’s participants had expressed.

“I do not know the number of those representing West Papua and Papua. Speaking about leaders of customary communities and ethnic groups, I am also an ethnic group leader. I became aware of the meeting after watching TV,” he noted.

The 61 figures present at the meeting with President Jokowi did not represent the entire community members, both native and non-native Papuans, in West Papua, he pointed out.

He deplored the recent meeting but supported President Jokowi’s plan as a follow-up of the nine aspirations voiced at the State Palace’s meeting.

Mandacan clarified that West Papua’s present situation has been secure, and the people, at large, are urged to keep it conducive. Moreover, internet access has been restored.

However, he appealed to all Internet users to not misuse the contents of their social media platforms for fuelling anger.

“Do not quarrel among one another, as it will make us all suffer,” he stated.

Papua and West Papua have come under the spotlight of the Indonesian and international mainstream media after a circle of violent protests erupted there in the aftermath of the Surabaya incident that had triggered public ire among native Papuans.

On August 19, several thousand people in Manokwari, West Papua Province, and Jayapura, Papua Province, had staged protests to voice their discontent over alleged racist action against Papuan students in Surabaya and Malang, East Java.

During the rally in Manokwari, a local parliamentary building was set on fire. The demonstrators also torched tires in several parts of the city and main streets.

As a reaction to the Surabaya incident, on August 22, leaders of several ethnic community-based organizations had held a meeting in Biak Numfor District. They deplored the incident that had triggered public ire, expressing their complete rejection of all forms of racism and intolerance against indigenous Papuans.

The violent protests continued unabated. On August 28, violence had also erupted in Deiyai District, some 500 kilometers away from Jayapura, claiming the lives of an army soldier and two civilians.

On August 29, indigenous residents of Jayapura had again staged protests, with ire erupting over the alleged racist behavior against their compatriots in Surabaya, but their rally then turned violent.

The brutal demonstrators went on a rampage, setting fire to several government buildings. The rioters also intentionally damaged the office of ANTARA, Indonesia’s national news agency, in the city.

Source: ANTARA News