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Walgreens fine-tunes the front end
Walgreens fine-tunes the front end
Joe Hartsig, the new chief merchant at Walgreens, is taking one of the guiding principles established 116 years ago by the drug chain's founder, Charles R. Walgreen, and updating it for 21st century shoppers.
Meet the black entrepreneurs who are transforming the beauty industry
Meet the black entrepreneurs who are transforming the beauty industry
Hair and beauty is an important part of the black female experience, yet black people are still far behind in being represented or profiting from the industry.
97 percent of US consumers shop on marketplaces
97 percent of US consumers shop on marketplaces
For many retailers, selling on online marketplaces should be a part of their e-commerce strategies.
What you should know about e-commerce trends in beauty, personal care
What you should know about e-commerce trends in beauty, personal care
E-commerce is big in beauty, but not so much yet in personal care, according to research by Tabs Analytics. While e-commerce is now 9 percent of the beauty market, per Tabs, it's still only 3.1 percent of personal care, which they define as haircare, d...
67 percent of shoppers buy beauty products from 4 or more sites
67 percent of shoppers buy beauty products from 4 or more sites
It seems that while the beauty and personal care market is growing, consumers are not necessarily loyal shoppers. A recent study by A.T. Kearney found that U.S. consumers use four or more websites to fulfill their beauty and personal care shopping need...
Retail 'hasn't looked this good in years' and could head even higher, says technician
Retail 'hasn't looked this good in years' and could head even higher, says technician
After years in the discount bin, investors are beginning to treat the retail space like a must-buy again. One technician says the charts show more upside potential ahead. "Retail hasn't looked this good in years," Ari Wald, head of technical analysis a...
Personal care products: The beauty spot of retailing
Personal care products: The beauty spot of retailing
Looking beautiful is an enduring pursuit, so it's not surprising that products like skin cream, lipstick and other beauty products remain a bright spot in China's slowing consumer market. Driving the sales is the introduction of new products with fancy...
At the gym, selfie-ready makeup
At the gym, selfie-ready makeup
Music thumps through the speakers. Models weave between exposed concrete pillars. Influencers pose for photographs against edgy black and grey interiors.
On US side of Mexico border, retailers say Trump's tough talk hurts business
On US side of Mexico border, retailers say Trump's tough talk hurts business
For decades, this border community has prospered because of Mexican shoppers crossing into the U.S. to buy everything from shoes to phones. But a few years ago the value of the peso against the dollar fell by half as oil prices plummeted. American big-...
Cash-strapped South Africans are cutting back; but will pay to smell good
Cash-strapped South Africans are cutting back; but will pay to smell good
Latest market research from EuroMonitor has found that deodorant is considered an essential item in South Africa, largely because the country is hot and humid.
3 reasons AR will help the retail beauty industry capture the next generation of buyers
3 reasons AR will help the retail beauty industry capture the next generation of buyers
Augmented reality is impacting industries all around us. Apple's new ARKit, bringing advanced AR capabilities to iOS, only further underscores its rapid pace in reaching the mainstream.
Two-thirds of millennials shop in stores every week
Two-thirds of millennials shop in stores every week
Millennials enjoy shopping as a pastime and want an elevated in-store experience, though they also expect a high level of convenience, according to a new report from omnichannel analytics firm Euclid emailed to Retail Dive. A quarter of millennials (mo...
Old Spice made a whole two-hour invisible movie to promote its invisible spray antiperspirant
Old Spice made a whole two-hour invisible movie to promote its invisible spray antiperspirant
You have to hand it to Old Spice and its creative agency, Wieden + Kennedy: When they go stupid, they go all in on the stupid.
More consumers than ever buy groceries online
More consumers than ever buy groceries online
More consumers are turning to online grocery shopping as a way to save money on cheaper items and to reduce impulse buying. According to IRI's new Consumer Connect survey, consumers are feeling more confident financially but still mindful about their s...
How green beauty will make conventional beauty industry blush
How green beauty will make conventional beauty industry blush
Conventional beauty products and standards are getting a green makeover. Tara Foley is the founder and CEO of Follain, a natural beauty retailer (think Sephora, but only for products that undergo strict testing standards for safe and effective ingredie...
Stores doing makeovers on cosmetics departments
Stores doing makeovers on cosmetics departments
Department stores are being forced to rethink how they sell higher-end makeup and perfume as competition intensifies from discounters like Target, specialty chains like Sephora and Ulta and online brands.
This startup aims to upend the beauty industry with customized hair formulations based on algorithms
This startup aims to upend the beauty industry with customized hair formulations based on algorithms
Function of Beauty is a startup that formulates custom shampoos and conditioners for consumers.
Amazon Prime's new feature lets you sample beauty products for just $2 each
Amazon Prime's new feature lets you sample beauty products for just $2 each
In case you're not already using a Prime account, Amazon has released yet another perk for members: the chance to try your newest potential beauty staple before you buy it. This feature is called Prime Samples, and it gives you the opportunity to try o...
Study: Retail 'shrink' decreased to$46.8B in 2017
Study: Retail 'shrink' decreased to$46.8B in 2017
Thefts, fraud and losses from other retail "shrink" decreased to $46.8 billion in 2017 from $48.9 billion the year before as shoplifting and organized retail crime continued to be the leading causes, according to the annual National Retail Security Sur...
More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK
More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK
Susan Grenon makes sure her son is lathered with sunscreen before he leaves for school in the morning, but the fair-skinned 10-year-old can't bring a bottle to reapply it without a doctor's note.
What the futurists are saying about retail
What the futurists are saying about retail
It is tempting when talking about the future of retail to focus on technology.
LG jumps into home beauty market
LG jumps into home beauty market
LG Electronics on Monday announced its surprise entry into the growing home beauty market by launching four skin care devices.
New legislation would give Illinois school kids right to use sunscreen
New legislation would give Illinois school kids right to use sunscreen
Illinois could be the next state to guarantee school kids a right to use sunscreen. Seven states have right-to-sunscreen laws on their books. The National Conference of State Legislatures said that in 2017, seven more were looking at them. Illinois is...
How Verb is trying to change the way you buy haircare
How Verb is trying to change the way you buy haircare
Historically, people have bought haircare in two places: at the drugstore or at their local hair salons. That's changing now thanks to retailers like Sephora and, of course, Amazon.
Bio-on launches a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from biodegradab...
Bio-on launches a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from biodegradab...
Bio-on is proud to present a brand-new line of cosmetic ingredients for sun protection made from its revolutionary, 100% natural and biodegradable bioplastic.
Here's how to win the multicultural millennial shopper
Here's how to win the multicultural millennial shopper
Almost half of the millennial generation is multicultural, and their influence on the retail industry isn't slowing down anytime soon.
Survey: Consumers want more integration between in-store, mobile capabilities
Survey: Consumers want more integration between in-store, mobile capabilities
Consumers are seeking more in-store technology capabilities and deeper, more personalized integration between their brick-and-mortar shopping experience and their mobile devices and applications, according to a new survey from International Council of ...
Mary Kay growing product portfolio with hire of chief scientific officer
Mary Kay growing product portfolio with hire of chief scientific officer
Dr. Lucy Gildea has joined the Addison-based company as chief scientific officer, where she will lead Mary Kay's global research and development.
Nielsen digs deep into what matters to natural personal-care consumers
Nielsen digs deep into what matters to natural personal-care consumers
The demand for natural personal care has hit new heights, even in beauty. But what consumers care about when buying natural might surprise some marketers.
Stores borrow tricks from online retailers
Stores borrow tricks from online retailers
Retailers may be closing some store locations, but the ones they are keeping are embracing technology to compete with online shopping.
Smart label could one day let you know when to toss food and cosmetics
Smart label could one day let you know when to toss food and cosmetics
Detecting food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination. Identifying new medicinal plants in a remote jungle. Authenticating tea and wine. Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can potentially carry out all of these fun...
Why more states are getting serious about sunscreen
Why more states are getting serious about sunscreen
State Rep. Craig Hall of Utah has four redheaded school-age children, lives in the state with the highest rate of melanoma in the country, and buys sunscreen "in the Costco size."
Does this 'millennial' packaging make you want to buy shampoo?
Does this 'millennial' packaging make you want to buy shampoo?
The other week, there was a discussion on the Makeup Rehab subreddit about "brands that not only sell makeup but also sell aesthetic." One Reddit user wrote about her attempt to figure out whether she was tempted to buy brow gel or concealer because sh...
YouTube beauty videos for people over 35 are a huge hit
YouTube beauty videos for people over 35 are a huge hit
Angela Wright is 59 and lives in Dallas, Texas. Whenever she's curious about how a skin care product will work on her skin, she knows who to consult: Angie "Hot and Flashy" Schmitt, a 55-year-old YouTuber who demos and reviews beauty products. Wright ...
This company in India is recycling wedding flowers and making personal care products
This company in India is recycling wedding flowers and making personal care products
In India, enormous quantities of flowers are used during countless religious ceremonies. Unfortunately, once they have been used these beautiful symbols of devotion often end up discarded and left to pollute the river Ganges.
Innovative beauty: Packaging that tells a story
Innovative beauty: Packaging that tells a story
Ask those in the beauty community what the word "Innovation" means, and you're likely to get a diverse range of responses, broader than ever before.
The beauty of flexible manufacturing
The beauty of flexible manufacturing
Dealing with about 1,300 product launches every year to cater to ever-changing consumer demands, L'Oreal has embraced digital technologies not only to discover what the consumer wants but also to react to those needs on the factory floor.
Makeover artists: How the beauty and personal care industry enhanced its sustainability
Makeover artists: How the beauty and personal care industry enhanced its sustainability
It started as a dialogue about "ingredients of concern" in cosmetics and other personal care products, orchestrated by rival retailers Target and Walmart.
Hawaii is banning sunscreen to protect corals. But what about your skin?
Hawaii is banning sunscreen to protect corals. But what about your skin?
Hawaii is poised to ban certain sunscreens from sale within its borders in the name of protecting coral reefs.
The future of retail: How we'll be shopping in 10 years
The future of retail: How we'll be shopping in 10 years
You've probably heard that brick and mortar retail is in trouble. Even industry giants are closing hundreds of stores.
Beauty world embraces feminine care
Beauty world embraces feminine care
The wellness trend has made its way to the feminine hygiene aisle.
Study: Growth of shopping apps second only to gaming
Study: Growth of shopping apps second only to gaming
About 26 percent of mobile smartphone users worldwide have downloaded shopping apps, with downloads of such apps increasing by 76 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data from mobile analytics company StartApp that was shared exclusively with Retai...
Healthy skin care turns to a buffet of superfoods
Healthy skin care turns to a buffet of superfoods
Shopping for skin care products is beginning to look a lot like browsing your local Whole Foods as superfood ingredients like green tea, chia seed and turmeric have their moment. But is this just the latest marketing trend, or do these healthy ingredie...
How millennials like their makeup
How millennials like their makeup
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones,” Helena Rubinstein once said. Moj Mahdara, the C.E.O. of Beautycon, a multicity cosmetics festival, has a more feel-good approach to the multibillion-dollar beauty industry that Rubinstein helped launch, w...
Study: Amazon makes big strides in capturing health, personal care, food shoppers
Study: Amazon makes big strides in capturing health, personal care, food shoppers
Amazon is gaining a significantly larger share-of-wallet for everyday household items - and the retailer continues to build momentum.
55 percent of retailers focusing on unified mobile experience
55 percent of retailers focusing on unified mobile experience
More than half of retailers are focused on optimizing the customer experience by creating a unified mobile shopping experience. As the future of retail becomes the present, consumers expect retailers to combine the sensory of the physical world with t...
7 retail surprises from 2017 and the opportunities they present for 2018
7 retail surprises from 2017 and the opportunities they present for 2018
2017 was a year of retail surprises. Amazon dominated retail news headlines and entered into nearly every retail category, but the year held other notable surprises, including store closures, bankruptcies and acquisitions.
Cosmetics maker L'Oreal is getting into the landfill gas business
Cosmetics maker L'Oreal is getting into the landfill gas business
L'Oreal SA's latest innovation doesn’t come in lipstick tubes or compact cases but rather in sustainability. The cosmetics maker agreed to buy landfill gas from a site near its Florence, Kentucky, plant under a 15-year deal that will eliminate th...
How charities benefit from extra beauty products
How charities benefit from extra beauty products
Four years ago, Susan Woods threw a party for a product called Vanisher.
13 new products that are changing the beauty game in 2018
13 new products that are changing the beauty game in 2018
Welcome to 2018, where Oprah is rumored to run for president, dry-clean-only socks are the norm, and beauty breakthroughs are stronger, better-and more efficient-than ever.
Why eco-friendly beauty packaging is on the rise in 2017
Why eco-friendly beauty packaging is on the rise in 2017
Beauty's latest trend has nothing to do with sheet masks, contouring, or unicorns.
Trump coaxes Congress to 'move fast' on tax reform
Trump coaxes Congress to 'move fast' on tax reform
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-taxes-tweet-congress-242651
Vegan beauty products see growing demand in India
Vegan beauty products see growing demand in India
The demand for vegan beauty products is growing in India, the Indian Express reported.
New report shows the dangers of BAT
New report shows the dangers of BAT
The Retail Industry Leaders Association says a new report shows the Border Adjustment Tax to be a "gross simplification" of today's currency markets and will amount to a tax on consumers.
Cosmetics Co. Sephora finds calm in the retail storm
Cosmetics Co. Sephora finds calm in the retail storm
Many retailers have been suffering over the past few years due to the increasing popularity of shopping online. One industry, however, that's rising above it all is beauty. According to market research company NPD Group, there has been a reported 6 per...
Kourtney Kardashian appears before Congress to voice her support of the Personal Care Products Sa...
Kourtney Kardashian appears before Congress to voice her support of the Personal Care Products Sa...
Kourtney Kardashian recently appeared before Congress to voice her support of the Personal Care Products Safety Act, a bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) that would require cosmetic companies to ensure that...
Cosmetics industry backs US FDA lead limit
Cosmetics industry backs US FDA lead limit
The Personal Care Products Council has voiced support for the US Food and Drug Administration's proposed guidance to limit lead in cosmetic lip products to 10 parts per million (ppm). This limit, it says, "is safe for humans and is a level reasonably a...
35 states and DC back bid to collect online sales taxes
35 states and DC back bid to collect online sales taxes
Thirty-five state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week signed on to support South Dakota’s legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers.
Beauty's next frontier: How much for a water bottle?
Beauty's next frontier: How much for a water bottle?
Sephora thinks the water bottle could be the next must-have beauty item.
Study: Grocers missing chance to grow sales of personal care products
Study: Grocers missing chance to grow sales of personal care products
A study from TABS Analytics shows mainstream grocers like Kroger and Publix account for 16.6 percent of the personal care market, according to Progressive Grocer. That places them behind Wal-Mart, with 19.9 percent of sales, but ahead of Target, which ...
Pumpkin spice latte deodorant is a real thing
Pumpkin spice latte deodorant is a real thing
Do you love pumpkin spice lattes so much that you want your underarms to smell like one? If so, you're in luck. Deodorant company Native is selling the autumn-themed hygiene product for a whopping $12. The perfect product for fall-lovers may also a...
Walmart looks to see if virtual shopping is better than the real thing
Walmart looks to see if virtual shopping is better than the real thing
Walmart has spent billions buying up websites like Jet.com and ModCloth, and is investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com.
The holiday is over: Amazon will collect sales taxes nationwide on April 1
The holiday is over: Amazon will collect sales taxes nationwide on April 1
Amazon, the online merchandise juggernaut, will collect sales taxes from all states with a sales tax starting April 1. Tax-free shopping will be over as of next month in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, the four remaining holdouts. Since the beginn...
Exfoliating, sheet masks and essence: Korean haircare explained
Exfoliating, sheet masks and essence: Korean haircare explained
Rather than focus uniquely on topical products that sit on the hair, Korean haircare tends to revolve around making a healthy scalp the number one priority. Scalp exfoliating is a key part of K-haircare, as it removes the product buildup and excess ski...
The 9 beauty trends that ruled 2017
The 9 beauty trends that ruled 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, take a moment to reminisce on some of the year's best and most showstopping beauty trends, which collectively were a celebration of individuality and femininity with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure.
Will cosmetics get an Amazon makeover?
Will cosmetics get an Amazon makeover?
For beauty companies, image is everything.
97 percent of Brazilian consumers demand ingredient transparency
97 percent of Brazilian consumers demand ingredient transparency
SC Johnson today announced plans to make its global ingredient transparency program available to consumers in Latin America in 2018. This is welcome news to many who want more ingredient transparency. A recent survey conducted by the company found that...
Why Unilever needs Love Beauty and Planet
Why Unilever needs Love Beauty and Planet
Like other big packaged-goods players, Unilever launched few new brands in recent decades as it focused on making big brands such as Dove even bigger. But the company's personal care business alone has launched three brands in the U.S. in the past mont...
Paul Ryan: Border adjustment tax not 'dead,' but not going to pass as is
Paul Ryan: Border adjustment tax not 'dead,' but not going to pass as is
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., recently delivered a sweeping tax reform speech from the nation's capital but made no explicit mention of a border adjustment provision that has thus far divided Republicans during tax reform deliberations.
New retail trend: Gentlemen prefer boxes
New retail trend: Gentlemen prefer boxes
A package dubbed the Gentleman's Box arrives at Todd Denney's home in Hampton, Va., each month filled with trendy fashion items that are designed to transform mere men into dignified dudes. "It's like Christmas," said Denney, a 36-year-old cook. "A bo...
Why biodynamic is the next big trend in beauty
Why biodynamic is the next big trend in beauty
In the not-so-distant past, finding beauty products made with organic ingredients required a deep dive into the aisles of crunchy health food stores.
5 ways retailers are optimizing foot traffic using smartphones
5 ways retailers are optimizing foot traffic using smartphones
Mobile phones. Two little words with endless possibilities. Not even Nostradamus could have predicted the omnipresent power of everyone's favorite handheld device.
The beauty world is obsessed with cannabis-infused products
The beauty world is obsessed with cannabis-infused products
Forget "puff, puff, pass." Weed lovers are forgoing joints and bongs for weed manicures, lotions and other cannabis-infused products.
Study: Consumer demand for personal care ingredient information is on the rise
Study: Consumer demand for personal care ingredient information is on the rise
American women tend to pay more for products with recognizable ingredients as opposed to products that fail to clearly define what they contain, according to a survey released today by Label Insight, a leading SmartLabel solution provider.
Why beauty will continue to rule retail in 2018
Why beauty will continue to rule retail in 2018
If retail was a bingo board, whoever stocked up on bankruptcies would be winning right about now.
Safety more important than following the 'natural is best' trend says Johnson's Baby
Safety more important than following the 'natural is best' trend says Johnson's Baby
At Johnson's, being natural is never more important than being safe, declares the caption of a recent promotional video for Johnson's Baby.
David Beckham's latest pitch: Men's cosmetics
David Beckham's latest pitch: Men's cosmetics
Men of the world, David Beckham has a message for you: Moisturize.