Haircarebear and Watsons forge sweet wellness alliance in Malaysia


A delicious revolution in the booming wellness category is underway, spearheaded by Haircarebear.  The Australian brand, renowned for its innovative approach to delivering supplements through delectable gummies, has set its sights on the flourishing market of Malaysia.  A strategic alliance with Watsons Malaysia has opened the doors to a host of opportunities, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s global expansion journey. The wellness industry, currently valued at a sta

at a staggering US$7.3 billion, is witnessing a paradigm shift as consumers seek convenient paths to health and well-being. 

Haircarebear, led by founder Jimmy Seervai, has recognised the evolving needs of individuals navigating the challenges of traditional pill consumption. 

This revelation has sparked a surge in popularity for the brand’s gummy supplements, transcending its initial offering of hair wellness to address a spectrum of health concerns, including sleep issues, stress relief, metabolism, and gut health.

What sets Haircarebear apart is not only the infusion of captivating flavours into its products but also its commitment to functionality.

The brand has secured Halal certification, ensuring inclusivity and catering to a diverse audience in Malaysia. 

The collaboration with Watsons Malaysia, a key player in the local retail landscape, underscores the brand’s dedication to understanding the unique nuances of the Malaysian market.

The story so far

“Our recent survey revealed a significant concern among Malaysians about self-confidence tied to physical appearance. Recognising this, we identified a genuine need for solutions that could enhance self-assurance and contribute to overall well-being,” Seervai told Inside Retail.

According to him, in the Malaysian market, there’s a unique opportunity for brands to make a positive impact beyond merely offering different products. This insight led the team to introduce a diverse range of eight product categories, each designed to address specific health and wellness needs. 

“The following line-up is now available in Malaysia: Haircarebear Hair Gummies, Haircarebear Collagen Gummies, Haircarebear Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Gummies, Haircarebear Sweet Dreams Gummies, Haircarebear ByeAcne Gummies, Haircarebear Tummy Gummies, Haircarebear Chill Out Gummies, and Haircarebear Glowhite Gummies,” he noted.

The Watsons partnership

Haircarebear’s partnership with Watsons Malaysia will see its products introduced in all of the retailer’s physical outlets and online shopping platforms.

“Watsons Malaysia is renowned for elevating the wellness retail experience in its stores, making it a go-to destination for beauty and wellness products in Malaysia. They also possess a deep understanding of the local retail landscape and the needs of Malaysian consumers,” Seervai explained.

Through this collaboration, he aims to increase awareness of Haircarebear products in the Malaysian market. He said the Halal certification was a significant achievement and demonstrates the brand’s commitment to the local community.

“Given the cultural richness and the significant role of Halal certification in the lives of many Malaysians, it has become an integral part of our brand’s mission. We hold this certification in high regard as it mirrors our respect and appreciation for the diverse cultures in Malaysia,” he added.

Since obtaining the Halal certification, Seervai has witnessed a considerable expansion in its target audience. 

“This achievement has not only garnered trust in our products but has also piqued the interest of the Malaysian population, leading to increased purchases and eager experimentation with our gummies,” he elaborated.

The Malaysian marketplace

According to Seervai, Malaysia’s multicultural and diverse population offers a unique opportunity to tap into a broad spectrum of consumer preferences. The country’s strategic location in Southeast Asia positions it as a gateway to the wider region.

“By establishing ourselves in Malaysia, we have found it easier to explore neighbouring markets, leveraging our presence to expand into other countries in the region,” he said.

Nonetheless, adapting to the diverse cultural nuances in Malaysia has presented challenges. Understanding local customs, traditions, and consumer behaviours required careful research and adaptation of its marketing and product strategies.

“The Malaysian market is dynamic and highly competitive. Navigating through competitors and establishing a distinct identity required a strategic approach, including unique value propositions, effective branding, and responsive customer service,” he stressed.

Despite the challenges, the brand’s presence in the Malaysian market has significantly contributed to the brand’s overall growth strategy. The diverse consumer base has allowed the brand to test and refine its products, enabling it to develop offerings that resonate with a wide range of consumers.

“In the upcoming year, our focus lies on strategic expansion and the further enhancement of our product range. We’re currently exploring opportunities to expand into new markets in the Southeast Asian region, although the details are still being finalised,” he concluded.



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