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beauty care

Most of all, today’s beauty shoppers want value

Most of all, today’s beauty shoppers want value

NEW YORK — The secret weapon in the battle for the $62 billion that U.S. customers spend on beauty care and cosmetics just might be something mass retailers had all along — steep values. While drug, discount and supermarket chains have burnished their image in beauty with illumination, upgraded products and elevated service, it turns

Multicultural shoppers set pace in beauty care

Multicultural shoppers set pace in beauty care

CHICAGO — While purchases by multicultural Americans over-index across beauty care categories, major brands are just now starting to look seriously at this growing consumer segment and put forth novel products to meet their needs. That is the assessment of Courtney Jones, vice president of multicultural growth and strategy at Nielsen. Higher-end and niche brands

Sephora, Ulta turn up the heat in beauty care

Sephora, Ulta turn up the heat in beauty care

NEW YORK — Sephora and Ulta Beauty have altered the beauty care landscape, siphoning off customers from both department and mass stores. And both specialty retailers show no signs of slowing down — suggesting that mass retailers must find new strategies to stem the losses, especially of Millennials and Generation Z customers. Market researcher Euromonitor

Live Clean beauty, baby products debut in U.S.

Live Clean beauty, baby products debut in U.S.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Hain Celestial Group has brought Live Clean, a leading eco-friendly beauty and baby care line in Canada, to the U.S. marketplace. The natural and organic products company said Tuesday that Live Clean hair care, bath and baby collections began rolling out to select retailers in January. A nationwide rollout will follow.

CVS beauty care mix brings new energy

CVS beauty care mix brings new energy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is unleashing a bevy of new items to prove it can compete with specialty beauty care merchants and lure younger beauty-crazed shoppers. Competitors offering the latest trends had siphoned off some of those customers, but now CVS is finding a path to add newness at lightning speed — and at

Ulta’s Mary Dillon talks about winning in beauty

Ulta’s Mary Dillon talks about winning in beauty

Ulta Beauty chief executive officer Mary Dillon shed some light on the specialty beauty chain’s winning retail formula in a recent segment on the “CBS This Morning” news program. “We are all about all things beauty all in one place. And I think we’re onto something really special with Ulta Beauty because our guests love

L’Oréal Paris USA president Karen Fondu to retire

L’Oréal Paris USA president Karen Fondu to retire

NEW YORK — Karen Fondu, president of L’Oréal Paris USA, plans to retire at the end of 2016 after 37 years with the beauty care company. L’Oréal said Tuesday that Ikdeep Singh, president of the consumer products division of L’Oréal Canada, take over from Fondu as general manager for L’Oréal Paris USA. Singh will report

Walgreens rewards program adds beauty club

Walgreens rewards program adds beauty club

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens aims to give a little extra to its best beauty customers with the launch of Beauty Enthusiast, a free beauty club for its Balance Rewards loyalty program. The drug chain said Tuesday that Balance Rewards members who register for Beauty Enthusiast can receive additional rewards on beauty care and personal care

Coty closes merger with P&G specialty beauty

Coty closes merger with P&G specialty beauty

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. has finalized its acquisition of the fine fragrances, salon professional, cosmetics, retail hair color, and select hair styling businesses of Procter & Gamble Co. Coty said Monday that the transaction, valued at more than $11 billion, makes it the world’s third-largest beauty care company, with annual revenue of about $9

Walgreens brings differentiation to beauty care

Walgreens brings differentiation to beauty care

With its “Beauty Differentiation” store concept, Walgreens is banking on its reach (about 8,200 stores), a mix of exclusive and premium brands, a high level of service, and an engaging shopping environment to become “America’s most loved beauty destination,” Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, said during

Brindley: Walgreens is reinventing beauty

Brindley: Walgreens is reinventing beauty

VERNON HILLS, Ill. — Walgreens’ vision to recreate the beauty shopping experience is becoming a reality at many of its stores. Aiming to be the destination of choice for today’s beauty care consumers, the drug chain will bring its “Beauty Differentiation” concept to about 1,800 stores by end of calendar 2016. The plan is three-pronged:

Revlon closes Elizabeth Arden acquisition

Revlon closes Elizabeth Arden acquisition

NEW YORK — Revlon Inc. has completed its acquisition of fellow beauty care company Elizabeth Arden. Revlon said late Wednesday that the closing of the transaction, announced in mid-June and valued at about $870 million, came after Elizabeth Arden’s shareholders approved the deal in a vote earlier in the day. Elizabeth Arden’s common stock ceased

ECRM introduces prestige beauty session

ECRM introduces prestige beauty session

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has launched the Prestige Cosmetics & Beauty Care Efficient Program Planning Session (EPPS). ECRM said late Monday that the new EPPS focuses on prestige, masstige and indie cosmetics, fragrance and beauty brands and was developed to connect suppliers in these categories with buyers at department, specialty and

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