Chairman of AbuIssa Holding, Ashraf A.R. Abu Issa, shared his market insights during the Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2020 Roadshow, which took place in Doha last week during the Heya Arabia Fashion Exhibition.
Mr. AbuIssa mentioned that Qatar started importing cosmetics and perfume products in the 1950s. In addition, big stores representing some of the popular beauty brands were established after the oil boom in the 1970s.
“Now all the department stores in Qatar carry all the brands. The market today is about specialization – smaller brands are also breaking out into the industry; the major players in the past are no longer the only ones in the market. He emphasized that lot of new and upcoming brands which are very trendy are now competing with the big brands, which is good news. Because it’s good to have a variety, and it became easier for anyone to enter the business.” AbuIssa added.
AbuIssa Holding has been participating in Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna since 1988. Blue Salon, Highland, Karisma and The Face Shop are managed by AbuIssa Holding, carrying the latest lines of cosmetics, skin care and perfume.