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US prestige beauty market grows 6% in 2016, driven by make-up

US prestige beauty market grows 6% in 2016, driven by make-up - PUBLISHED February 08, 2017

Sales of prestige beauty products in the US grew 6% in 2016 to $17bn, according to data from market-research company The NPD Group.

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Italian beauty exports up 12% in 2016

Italian beauty exports up 12% in 2016 - PUBLISHED February 03, 2017

Italian cosmetics exports grew 12% to reach €4.3bn in 2016, out of a total turnover of €10.5bn, according to Italian beauty industry association C…

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European brands need to adapt digital for Chinese shoppers

European brands need to adapt digital for Chinese shoppers - PUBLISHED February 01, 2017

European luxury brands need to improve digital marketing strategies in China given the increase in the number of Chinese now buying luxury goods domes…

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Sales of prestige celebrity fragrances in the UK fall 22% in 2016

Sales of prestige celebrity fragrances in the UK fall 22% in 2016 - PUBLISHED January 24, 2017

Sales of prestige celebrity fragrances in the UK fell by 22% to £44.21m ($55m) in 2016, according to The NPD Group. This compares to sales of £56.49…

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Chinese travelers prefer departure duty-free stores on return journey

Chinese travelers prefer departure duty-free stores on return journey - PUBLISHED January 23, 2017

Almost half (48%) of Chinese travelers say they would still prefer to buy at departure airport duty-free shops on their return journey, despite the la…

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Chinese travelers to return to Europe for Chinese New Year

Chinese travelers to return to Europe for Chinese New Year - PUBLISHED January 05, 2017

Chinese travelers are set to return to Europe to celebrate Chinese New Year at the end of January this year, after a dip in numbers in 2016

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NPD unveils 2017 predictions for beauty

NPD unveils 2017 predictions for beauty - PUBLISHED January 03, 2017

Market research group NPD has outlined four key forecasts for the US prestige beauty industry in 2017. They are:

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Eyeshadow palette sales in Europe see mixed performance in Oct 2016

Eyeshadow palette sales in Europe see mixed performance in Oct 2016 - PUBLISHED December 15, 2016

Eyeshadow palettes saw 25% growth in the UK for the month of October, according to the NPD Group. In other European markets however, sales were less i…

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Make-up driving growth in US prestige beauty

Make-up driving growth in US prestige beauty - PUBLISHED December 15, 2016

Prestige beauty sales were up 6% year-to-date through October 2016, according to The NPD Group. The growth rate is one percentage point lower than las…

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Perfumes for millennials drive women’s fragrance sales in France

Perfumes for millennials drive women’s fragrance sales in France - PUBLISHED December 14, 2016

Perfumes targeting millennials are driving growth in the women’s fragrance category in France, with sales up 4% year-to-date August 2016. This growt…

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Beauty M&A to heat up, says AT Kearney

Beauty M&A to heat up, says AT Kearney - PUBLISHED December 09, 2016

M&A activity in beauty and personal care will increase as companies look to access new consumers, markets, product innovations and distribution channe…

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The NPD Group acquires Counter Intelligence Retail

The NPD Group acquires Counter Intelligence Retail - PUBLISHED December 08, 2016

Information provider The NPD Group is to acquire Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR)

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Beauty standalone stores continue growth trajectory

Beauty standalone stores continue growth trajectory - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

The number of beauty standalone stores is to continue to grow, according to a new report from market-research company Kline.

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Urban Decay tops L2’s Beauty US Digital IQ Index

Urban Decay tops L2’s Beauty US Digital IQ Index - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

L’Oréal-owned Urban Decay has topped the Digital IQ Index Beauty US 2016 compiled by research group L2.

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Mascara sales in Europe in decline

Mascara sales in Europe in decline - PUBLISHED November 17, 2016

Mascara sales in Europe are in decline. Sales across the four European markets of France, Spain, Italy and the UK were down 4% year-to-date end Septem…

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US election results reflect shopper dissatisfaction, set to impact holiday sales

US election results reflect shopper dissatisfaction, set to impact holiday sales - PUBLISHED November 10, 2016

The results of the US presidential election reflect a more general trend of dissatisfaction among American consumers, which is set to have negative im…

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US prestige beauty sales up 8% in third quarter 2016

US prestige beauty sales up 8% in third quarter 2016 - PUBLISHED November 02, 2016

Sales of US prestige beauty products rose 8% to $3.5bn in the third quarter of 2016, according to The NPD Group.

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Beauty retailers should not under-estimate Amazon

Beauty retailers should not under-estimate Amazon - PUBLISHED October 18, 2016

Amazon should not be underestimated in beauty, especially by retailers such as Sephora and Ulta Beauty, which have traditionally thought of themselves…

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US consumers favor personal style over latest beauty trends, says Mintel

US consumers favor personal style over latest beauty trends, says Mintel - PUBLISHED October 11, 2016

Some 81% of female beauty product consumers in the US believe that it is important to express a personal style rather than follow the latest beauty tr…

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US consumers plan to spend more this holiday season, says NPD

US consumers plan to spend more this holiday season, says NPD - PUBLISHED October 10, 2016

Consumers in the US plan to spend an average of $636 on holiday-related expenses this year, up 3% compared with the amount they planned to spend in 20…

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Interest in natural formulations driving US facial skincare market

Interest in natural formulations driving US facial skincare market - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Interest in natural formulations is driving the US facial skincare and anti-aging market, which saw sales decline in 2015, according to market-researc…

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The European cosmetics market was worth €77bn in 2015

The European cosmetics market was worth €77bn in 2015 - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

The European cosmetics market was valued at €77bn in 2015, according to trade association Cosmetics Europe.

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German beauty brands should increase mobile investments, says L2

German beauty brands should increase mobile investments, says L2 - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

German beauty brands should increase their investments in mobile, according to data from digital research group L2.

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How travel-retail players can embrace data sharing

How travel-retail players can embrace data sharing - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Given the current tug of war over passenger profile information, how can players be encouraged to work more collaboratively and embrace digital data s…

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Key facts and figures on beauty in travel retail

Key facts and figures on beauty in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

The key facts and figures on beauty in travel retail

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Internet becomes preferred source of information on make-up

Internet becomes preferred source of information on make-up - PUBLISHED September 26, 2016

The internet is now the fastest-growing source of make-up information in the US, despite being the least frequented four years ago and has according t…

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Millennials browse beauty in travel retail

Millennials browse beauty in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 12, 2016

Millennials visiting the beauty category in travel retail are less likely than generation X or baby-boomers to have a specific purchase in mind when t…

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The Future Laboratory reveals 10 ingredients set to change beauty

The Future Laboratory reveals 10 ingredients set to change beauty - PUBLISHED August 25, 2016

UK-based consultancy The Future Laboratory has released a list of 10 unusual beauty ingredients that it expects to change the beauty industry in 2016.…

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SPF 30+ sees growth as consumers look to higher sun protection

SPF 30+ sees growth as consumers look to higher sun protection - PUBLISHED July 13, 2016

Consumers in the US are moving away from low SPFs toward higher protection.

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m1nd-set Generation forecasts growth for travel-retail industry

m1nd-set Generation forecasts growth for travel-retail industry - PUBLISHED July 05, 2016

Despite a drop in sales in 2015, the global duty-free and travel-retail industry is set for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% over the next…

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Beauty brands should focus on personalization and social media: Kline

Beauty brands should focus on personalization and social media: Kline - PUBLISHED June 28, 2016

Brands that focus on social media and personalization in the US saw high double- to triple-digit growth last year and helped the market see sales incr…

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Home scents see growth in US, says NPD

Home scents see growth in US, says NPD - PUBLISHED May 31, 2016

US consumers are spending more on prestige fragrance candles and diffusers and purchasing more of these items, according to market-research company Th…

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French women spend more on make-up than skincare, study reveals

French women spend more on make-up than skincare, study reveals - PUBLISHED May 27, 2016

French women are increasing their annual make-up budget, spending more per year in this category than on skincare despite the latter’s higher prices…

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Skincare sales decline in Europe in April

Skincare sales decline in Europe in April - PUBLISHED May 25, 2016

Skincare sales decline in Europe in April Sales of skincare in Europe saw declines across several markets in April 2016, according to data from market…

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US prestige beauty sales up 4% in first quarter 2016

US prestige beauty sales up 4% in first quarter 2016 - PUBLISHED May 17, 2016

Sales of prestige beauty products in the US grew 4% in the first quarter of 2016 to $3.7bn, compared to the same period in 2015, according to NPD.

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Global beauty market grew by between 3.5% and 4% in 2015

Global beauty market grew by between 3.5% and 4% in 2015 - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

The global beauty market grew by between 3.5% and 4% in 2015, according to provisional figures from L’Oréal.

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L’Oréal Paris ranked as most valuable cosmetics brand

L’Oréal Paris ranked as most valuable cosmetics brand - PUBLISHED May 06, 2016

France-based L’Oréal Paris has been ranked the world’s most valuable cosmetics brand by brand valuation

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Changes in shopping behavior takes toll on US retailers

Changes in shopping behavior takes toll on US retailers - PUBLISHED May 04, 2016

Major changes in consumer shopping behavior are taking their toll on US retailers, according to new data from research group WSL.

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Marionnaud launches recycling service at French stores

Marionnaud launches recycling service at French stores - PUBLISHED April 14, 2016

AS Watson-owned perfumery chain Marionnaud has launched a new program that will enable consumers to bring beauty product packaging to the retailer’s…

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Beauty brands need to do more to boost online sales, says AT Kearney

Beauty brands need to do more to boost online sales, says AT Kearney - PUBLISHED April 13, 2016

Beauty brands in Europe need to do more to increase online sales through their own websites and new web merchants in light of the growth of e-commerce…

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More cosmetics brands adopt ethical food labels

More cosmetics brands adopt ethical food labels - PUBLISHED April 08, 2016

A growing number of North American cosmetics brands are adopting ethical food labels, as consumers demand the same level of traceability and safety fr…

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Mintel identifies four key beauty trends through 2025

Mintel identifies four key beauty trends through 2025 - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

UK-based Mintel has identified four key beauty trends set to impact global markets by 2025.

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Luxury brands should double investment dedicated to the online shopping experience

Luxury brands should double investment dedicated to the online shopping experience - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Luxury brands should double their investment dedicated to the online shopping experience, according to a study from international online fashion and l…

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Urban Decay tops L2's 2015 Digital IQ Index

Urban Decay tops L2's 2015 Digital IQ Index - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

L’Oréal-owned Urban Decay topped the 2015 Digital IQ Index compiled by research group L2.

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Millennials drive changes in US prestige beauty, says NPD

Millennials drive changes in US prestige beauty, says NPD - PUBLISHED March 16, 2016

The fragrance category in the US contributed more annual dollar gains than skincare for the first time last year, due to changing preferences of mille…

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Fragrance launches reach 2,044 in 2015

Fragrance launches reach 2,044 in 2015 - PUBLISHED March 04, 2016

The number of new fragrances that launched on the global market in 2015 rose to 2,044, compared with 1,768 in 2014, according to data from Fragrances …

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Consumers choose mobile devices over sales assistants, says Mintel

Consumers choose mobile devices over sales assistants, says Mintel - PUBLISHED March 04, 2016

Some 45% of beauty shoppers in the US would prefer to search for product information on their mobile device in-store rather than turn to a sales assoc…

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France’s prestige sales down 0.9% in 2015

France’s prestige sales down 0.9% in 2015 - PUBLISHED February 22, 2016

Sales of prestige beauty products in France fell 0.9% in 2015 to €2.9bn, according to The NPD Group

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Travel retail needs to do more in digital, says m1nd-set

Travel retail needs to do more in digital, says m1nd-set - PUBLISHED February 16, 2016

The travel-retail industry is missing an opportunity when it comes to using technology to reach shoppers, according to a study by Switzerland-based re…

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US prestige beauty market up 7% in 2015

US prestige beauty market up 7% in 2015 - PUBLISHED February 04, 2016

The US prestige beauty market grew 7% to $16bn in 2015, according to The NPD Group.

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Mobile shopping rises in US during holiday season

Mobile shopping rises in US during holiday season - PUBLISHED January 29, 2016

More than one in five consumers in the US purchased or browsed products online using a mobile device during the 2015 holiday shopping season, accordin…

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TFWA reveals more needs to be done to boost beauty travel-retail sales

TFWA reveals more needs to be done to boost beauty travel-retail sales - PUBLISHED January 27, 2016

More needs to be done to convert browsers into buyers in the beauty category in airports, according to a new study by tax free association TFWA.

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Millennial women are the heaviest buyers of beauty products

Millennial women are the heaviest buyers of beauty products - PUBLISHED January 07, 2016

Millennial women are the heaviest buyers of beauty products in the US, according to a study by analytics firm TABS Group.

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France’s prestige skincare to see promising sales this Christmas

France’s prestige skincare to see promising sales this Christmas - PUBLISHED December 22, 2015

Prestige skincare is set to see promising sales in France this Christmas, according to a study

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Mixed performance for make-up palette sales in November 2015

Mixed performance for make-up palette sales in November 2015 - PUBLISHED December 17, 2015

Sales of make-up palettes in Europe delivered a mixed performance in November 2015, according to data from market-research company NPD.

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Mixed performance for mascara sales in Europe in October 2015

Mixed performance for mascara sales in Europe in October 2015 - PUBLISHED December 03, 2015

Mascara sales in Europe delivered a mixed performance in October 2015, according to data from market-research company NPD.

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NPD predicts strong holiday season for prestige beauty in the US

NPD predicts strong holiday season for prestige beauty in the US - PUBLISHED November 17, 2015

The US prestige beauty market is in a healthy position as it heads into the holiday season, according to NPD.

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Market for professional skincare products in China grows 4% in 2014

Market for professional skincare products in China grows 4% in 2014 - PUBLISHED November 16, 2015

Manufacturers’ sales of professional skincare products in China grew 4% to close to $1.6bn in 2014, according to market-research company Kline & Co.

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US prestige beauty market grows 7% in third quarter

US prestige beauty market grows 7% in third quarter - PUBLISHED November 10, 2015

The US prestige beauty market grew 7% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2015 to reach $3.2bn in retail sales,

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Eyebrow make-up sales in Europe up in August

Eyebrow make-up sales in Europe up in August - PUBLISHED November 05, 2015

Eyebrow make-up sales in Europe witnessed robust growth in August 2015, according to NPD.

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The fragrance category in figures

The fragrance category in figures - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

How the fragrance category is performing in figures

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Prestige make-up sales in the US driven by contouring trend

Prestige make-up sales in the US driven by contouring trend - PUBLISHED October 28, 2015

The US market for prestige contouring make-up products more than tripled in the first eight months of 2015

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Indie beauty brands growing faster than the market

Indie beauty brands growing faster than the market - PUBLISHED October 23, 2015

Independent beauty brands grew faster than the overall cosmetics market between 2009 and 2014, according to a recent report from US-based market-resea…

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US pure players look to brick-and-mortar stores

US pure players look to brick-and-mortar stores - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

More internet pure-play brands in the US are venturing into the physical world, underlining the relevance of brick-and-mortar, according to a report b…

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Growth in use of food ingredients in cosmetics

Growth in use of food ingredients in cosmetics - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

The use of food ingredients in cosmetics is expected to continue growing, driven by consumer demand for natural/nutrient-rich cosmetics and products w…

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Contouring trend boosts blusher and bronzer sales in the UK

Contouring trend boosts blusher and bronzer sales in the UK - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Bronzer and blusher products was the strongest-selling category in the facecolor cosmetics market in the UK in 2014, according to Mintel.

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Niche brands seeing best growth in US prestige beauty

Niche brands seeing best growth in US prestige beauty - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Niche brands are seeing the best growth in the US prestige beauty market according to The NPD Group.

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US skincare device market grows 20% in unit sales in year to Aug 2015

US skincare device market grows 20% in unit sales in year to Aug 2015 - PUBLISHED September 30, 2015

The market for skincare devices in the US grew 20% in unit sales and 8% in dollars in the 12 months to August 2015, according to The NPD Group.

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French beauty exports up 6.2% in first half

French beauty exports up 6.2% in first half - PUBLISHED September 18, 2015

French cosmetic exports grew 6.21% in the first half of 2015 to reach a trade surplus of €4.6bn, according to data from French beauty industry assoc…

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South Korean men savvy about cosmetics brands

South Korean men savvy about cosmetics brands - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Make-up ranks number six in the top-10 most-purchased luxury products by men in South Korea, according to World Luxury Tracking,

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European cosmetics and personal-care market returns to growth in 2014

European cosmetics and personal-care market returns to growth in 2014 - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

In a tough economic climate, the European cosmetics and personal-care market is showing signs of recovery, trade association Cosmetics Europe reports.

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More pure-plays look to brick-and-mortar, says Kline

More pure-plays look to brick-and-mortar, says Kline - PUBLISHED July 29, 2015

More internet pure-play brands in the US are venturing to the physical world, underlining the relevance of brick-and

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Niche brands drive growth in US prestige

Niche brands drive growth in US prestige - PUBLISHED July 28, 2015

Niche brands are seeing the best growth in the US prestige beauty market according to The NPD Group

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Mixed performance for men's skincare in Europe in May

Mixed performance for men's skincare in Europe in May - PUBLISHED June 25, 2015

Men’s skincare sales saw mixed results in Europe in May, according to NPD Group.

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Prestige men’s fragrance up 6% in first quarter 2015

Prestige men’s fragrance up 6% in first quarter 2015 - PUBLISHED June 17, 2015

Sales of men’s prestige fragrances in the US rose 6% in the first quarter of 2015, according to market-research company NPD.

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Natural personal-care products witness growth in 2014

Natural personal-care products witness growth in 2014 - PUBLISHED May 28, 2015

Manufacturers’ sales of global natural personal-care products were up by 9.7% in 2014 to reach nearly $33m, according to Kline & Company.

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Oil and clay skincare products see high growth

Oil and clay skincare products see high growth - PUBLISHED May 28, 2015

Oil and clay are the two skincare textures that are seeing the highest growth in the US prestige industry, according to NPD.

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Mascara sales see good growth in Europe for April 2015

Mascara sales see good growth in Europe for April 2015 - PUBLISHED May 22, 2015

The mascara market in Europe put in a good performance in April, with new product innovation driving the category.

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Global beauty market grows 3.5% in 2014

Global beauty market grows 3.5% in 2014 - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

The global beauty market grew an estimated 3.5% in 2014, according to provisional figures from L’Oréal.

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Beauty marketing strategy out of step with consumer behaviour

Beauty marketing strategy out of step with consumer behaviour - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

When it comes to beauty, marketing strategy is out of step with real consumer purchase behavior, according to Diagonal Reports.

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Beauty e-commerce pure players struggle to generate traffic

Beauty e-commerce pure players struggle to generate traffic - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Beauty e-commerce pure players are having a tough time generating traffic and sales, according to L2 Think Tank.

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US prestige beauty sales increase 5% in first quarter of 2015

US prestige beauty sales increase 5% in first quarter of 2015 - PUBLISHED April 27, 2015

Sales of prestige beauty products in the US rose 5% to $2.6bn in the first quarter of 2015

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Prestige lipstick sales up in Europe in March

Prestige lipstick sales up in Europe in March - PUBLISHED April 23, 2015

Sales of prestige lipstick in Europe in March were up this year, compared to the same period in 2014, according to NPD Europe.

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Brazil beauty sales up 10.7% in 2014

Brazil beauty sales up 10.7% in 2014 - PUBLISHED April 15, 2015

Beauty and personal care retail sales in Brazil rose 10.7% to R$101.75bn (US$35.56bn) in 2014, according to figures from Euromonitor International tha…

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Men’s EdP and women’s cologne sales on the rise in US prestige

Men’s EdP and women’s cologne sales on the rise in US prestige - PUBLISHED April 09, 2015

More men are purchasing Eau de Parfums, while women are buying more colognes, according to recent figures on the US prestige market from NPD Group.

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France’s cosmetics exports up 4% in 2014

France’s cosmetics exports up 4% in 2014 - PUBLISHED April 01, 2015

According to French beauty industry association Febea, France’s cosmetics exports were up by 4% in 2014, representing a trade surplus of €8.9bn.

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Prestige beauty up in France, Italy and UK in February says NPD

Prestige beauty up in France, Italy and UK in February says NPD - PUBLISHED April 01, 2015

The markets of France, Italy and the UK saw prestige beauty sales up in February 2014 thanks to a dynamic Valentine’s day sales period, according to…

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Prestige facial devices see double-digit sales growth in US

Prestige facial devices see double-digit sales growth in US - PUBLISHED March 27, 2015

The US prestige beauty device market has doubled its sales since 2012, according to market research group NPD.

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Rise in beauty products with anti-pollution claims in Asia-Pacific

Rise in beauty products with anti-pollution claims in Asia-Pacific - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Anti-pollution claims on beauty products in the Asia Pacific region grew by 40% between 2011 and 2013, according to Mintel.

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L’Oréal Paris tops L2’s Digital IQ Index Beauty 2014

L’Oréal Paris tops L2’s Digital IQ Index Beauty 2014 - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

L’Oréal Paris topped L2 Think Tank’s Digital IQ Index Beauty ranking in 2014, the first time a mass brand has done so.

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A tough year for prestige fragrance in France

A tough year for prestige fragrance in France - PUBLISHED March 17, 2015

It’s set to be another complicated year for the prestige fragrance market in France, according to market-research company NPD Group industry analyst…

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Number of US beauty shoppers fell 4% in 2014, says NPD

Number of US beauty shoppers fell 4% in 2014, says NPD - PUBLISHED March 03, 2015

Close to 6 million fewer women bought beauty items in the US last year, a 4% decrease over the previous year and the lowest level of beauty shoppers s…

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Skincare serums see contrasted sales in Europe in January

Skincare serums see contrasted sales in Europe in January - PUBLISHED February 26, 2015

Sales of prestige skincare serums saw contrasted results in Europe for the month of January, according to NPD Group.

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Chinese shoppers’ tax-free shopping grows 18% in 2014

Chinese shoppers’ tax-free shopping grows 18% in 2014 - PUBLISHED February 16, 2015

Chinese shoppers spent 18% more on tax-free shopping in 2014 compared with last year, according to travel spending experts Global Blue.

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French perfumery chains see sales decline in 2014

French perfumery chains see sales decline in 2014 - PUBLISHED February 12, 2015

Local independent perfumeries in France saw sales drop 5% in 2014, following a decline of 9.8% in 2013, according to the French Federation of Selectiv…

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Travel retailers need to do more on digital, says study

Travel retailers need to do more on digital, says study - PUBLISHED February 11, 2015

Airports, travel retailers and brands need to do more when it comes to digital to inform travelers about airport shopping, according to a survey by re…

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US prestige beauty sales up 3% in 2014, says NPD

US prestige beauty sales up 3% in 2014, says NPD - PUBLISHED February 05, 2015

Prestige beauty sales in the US were up by 3% in 2014 to $11.2bn, according to US-based NPD Group.

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US prestige nail color sales witness decline

US prestige nail color sales witness decline - PUBLISHED January 26, 2015

Prestige nail color enamel sales fell by 10% to $29.8m in the US in the 12 months ending November 2014, according to NPD Group.

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French prestige market down 0.6% in 2014

French prestige market down 0.6% in 2014 - PUBLISHED January 22, 2015

Prestige beauty sales in France remained in the doldrums last year, with value sales down by 0.6% over 2013 to €2.9bn, according to NPD Group.

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Treatment items bright spot in morose US prestige skincare market

Treatment items bright spot in morose US prestige skincare market - PUBLISHED January 16, 2015

While the US prestige skincare market saw sales fall by nearly 1% in the year ending November 2014, sub-categories like masks and treatment products r…

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 November 2014 fragrance gift set sales fall in Europe

November 2014 fragrance gift set sales fall in Europe - PUBLISHED January 06, 2015

Sales of fragrance gift sets were disappointing in Europe for the month of November 2014.

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Lip color tops prestige beauty sales growth in US

Lip color tops prestige beauty sales growth in US - PUBLISHED December 23, 2014

Sales of prestige make-up in the US increased by 6% between December 2013 and November 2014

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US prestige beauty up 6% in third quarter 2014

US prestige beauty up 6% in third quarter 2014 - PUBLISHED November 07, 2014

Prestige beauty sales in the US rose by 6% to $2.4bn in the third quarter 2014

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Growth in US lip cosmetics segment

Growth in US lip cosmetics segment - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

The lip cosmetics segment in the US grew almost 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales set to reach

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Customised skincare products prove popular

Customised skincare products prove popular - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

More than one fifth of women aged 45 and over are looking for customized skincare products, according to Canadean.

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Scented personal products popular in the US

Scented personal products popular in the US - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Nine out of 10 women in the US use a scented personal product, according to market research company NPD.

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Global beauty market sales up in first half

Global beauty market sales up in first half - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

The global beauty market saw sales growth of between 3.5% and 4% in the first half of 2014, according to estimates from L’Oréal.

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Men plan fragrance purchases, says NPD study

Men plan fragrance purchases, says NPD study - PUBLISHED November 03, 2014

According to NPD Group’s 2014 Men’s FragranceTrack report, close to 80% of men who buy fragrance plan their purchases ahead of time

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Global luxury market slows

Global luxury market slows - PUBLISHED October 17, 2014

The global luxury market saw slower growth in 2014, a trend that is set to continue, according to a new report by consulting firm Bain & Company

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Online leading channel in US for holiday shopping

Online leading channel in US for holiday shopping - PUBLISHED October 16, 2014

Close to 60% of US consumers plan to shop online for their holiday purchases this year, according to

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US ethnic beauty sales to rise by 3.7% in 2014

US ethnic beauty sales to rise by 3.7% in 2014 - PUBLISHED October 16, 2014

The market for ethnic beauty products in the US will increase by 3.7% this year, according to

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Facial skincare masks see growth

Facial skincare masks see growth - PUBLISHED October 08, 2014

Prestige facial skincare masks grew by 60% in the US, 11% in the UK and 8% in Italy for the 12 months ending June 2014,

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European prestige foundation sales grow in August 2014

European prestige foundation sales grow in August 2014 - PUBLISHED October 06, 2014

While prestige make-up sales in continental Europe suffered in the first half of this year, the category did better in the month of August

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Natural and organic beauty market worth close to $30bn

Natural and organic beauty market worth close to $30bn - PUBLISHED October 03, 2014

The global natural and organic personal-care market saw double-digit growth for

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Gentle skincare products on the rise in the US

Gentle skincare products on the rise in the US - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

Products positioned as gentle skincare or with sensitive skin claims are on the rise in the US, according to Mintel.

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US prestige beauty sales up 5% in second quarter

US prestige beauty sales up 5% in second quarter - PUBLISHED August 21, 2014

Prestige beauty sales reached $2.5bn in the second quarter of this year in the US, an increase of

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Eyebrow make-up makes gains in US prestige

Eyebrow make-up makes gains in US prestige - PUBLISHED July 02, 2014

Prestige eyebrow make-up in the US saw sales up 28% in the 12 months ending March 2014, according to NPD Group.

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Europe’s beauty market sees sales of €72bn in 2013

Europe’s beauty market sees sales of €72bn in 2013 - PUBLISHED June 18, 2014

The European beauty market recorded retail sales of €72bn in 2013, while European exports came to €36.2bn for the year, according to trade associa…

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Brazil facial skincare users favor familiar products

Brazil facial skincare users favor familiar products - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Almost eight in ten (77%) facial skincare users in Brazil feel it is better to stick to products they know, rather than try out new items, says Mintel

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French online beauty sales up but brands need to do digital better

French online beauty sales up but brands need to do digital better - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

With French e-commerce beauty sales on the rise, French brands need to do digital better, according to L2 Digital ThinkTank’s 2014 Digital IQ Index:…

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Bold color cosmetics take the stage in 2014

Bold color cosmetics take the stage in 2014 - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

The bold color make-up trend is set to dominate in 2014, says research firm Mintel, noting its popularity at this year’s London Fashion Week

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Global natural beauty market up more than 10% in 2013

Global natural beauty market up more than 10% in 2013 - PUBLISHED May 02, 2014

The global natural beauty market was worth $30bn last year, according to Kline & Company, an increase

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Direct-to-consumer US fragrance sales up 10% in past 12 months

Direct-to-consumer US fragrance sales up 10% in past 12 months - PUBLISHED April 22, 2014

Direct-to-consumer sales of prestige fragrance in the US grew 10% to reach $285m in the 12 months ending February 2014, according to NPD Group

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More UK consumers waiting for discounts

More UK consumers waiting for discounts - PUBLISHED March 25, 2014

More consumers in the UK are waiting for discounts before purchasing beauty products, according to the Premium Market Report 2014, published by UK-bas…

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US C&T market up by 2.4% in 2013

US C&T market up by 2.4% in 2013 - PUBLISHED March 20, 2014

The US cosmetics and toiletries market reported its fourth consecutive year of growth in 2013, according to market researcher Kline & Company

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US prestige skincare sales up 3% in 12 months ending January 2014

US prestige skincare sales up 3% in 12 months ending January 2014 - PUBLISHED March 13, 2014

Prestige skincare sales in the US were up 3% in the 12 months ending January 2014 to $3.6bn, according to market-research group NPD

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Mixologiste to be key beauty trend in 2014

Mixologiste to be key beauty trend in 2014 - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Mixologiste is set to be a key beauty trend in 2014, according to research firm Mintel. The term refers to overlap in skincare, haircare and color cos…

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Prestige beauty sales up in US, down in Western Europe

Prestige beauty sales up in US, down in Western Europe - PUBLISHED February 04, 2014

Sales of prestige beauty products in the US last year were up by 5% over the previous year, according to NPD

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Mass brands’ online spend in China still weak

Mass brands’ online spend in China still weak - PUBLISHED January 14, 2014

Digital investment in China among mass personal-care brands is insufficient, according to a new report by L2 Think Tank

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Italy beauty sales down 1.3% in 2013

Italy beauty sales down 1.3% in 2013 - PUBLISHED January 09, 2014

Fragrance and cosmetics sales in Italy reached €9.4bn last year, a decline of 1.3% over 2012, according to industry association Cosmetica Italia

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US prestige beauty sales up 23% for 12 months ending November 2013

US prestige beauty sales up 23% for 12 months ending November 2013 - PUBLISHED January 09, 2014

Prestige beauty sales in the US came in at $2.2bn for the 12 months ending November 2013, an increase of 23% from the same period last year, according…

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Mainland China luxury sales see slower growth in 2013

Mainland China luxury sales see slower growth in 2013 - PUBLISHED December 20, 2013

Growth in Mainland China’s luxury-goods market has slowed from 7% in 2012 to around 2% in 2013 for sales of Rmb116bn ($19bn), according to a study b…

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Natural beauty sales up 10.6% globally in 2013

Natural beauty sales up 10.6% globally in 2013 - PUBLISHED December 11, 2013

Sales of the global natural personal-care market rose by 10.6% to $29.5bn at the manufacturers’ level in 2013

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US & UK prestige fragrance sales up 2%

US & UK prestige fragrance sales up 2% - PUBLISHED November 26, 2013

Prestige fragrance sales in the US and UK were up by 2% between November 2012 and October 2013, driven by men’s scents

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US prestige sales up 3% in third quarter 2013

US prestige sales up 3% in third quarter 2013 - PUBLISHED November 15, 2013

Prestige beauty sales in US department stores rose 3% to $2.3bn in the third quarter of 2013, according to NPD Group

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Fragrance in top-five for US consumers this Christmas

Fragrance in top-five for US consumers this Christmas - PUBLISHED October 29, 2013

Fragrance is on US consumers’ top-five list of products they plan to buy during the 2013 holiday season, according to a study by The NPD Group

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South Korea leads the market for men's skincare

South Korea leads the market for men's skincare - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

In 2012, the men's skincare sales in South Korea totaled $565m, according to Euromonitor, nearly 21% of the worldwide market

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Some 3% growth predicted for US beauty retailers

Some 3% growth predicted for US beauty retailers - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

US beauty retailers are expected to see a 3% growth in sales through 2017, most from direct sales

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Direct-to-consumer sales for prestige beauty up 18%

Direct-to-consumer sales for prestige beauty up 18% - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Prestige beauty sales in the US in the direct-to-consumer channel grew 18% in 2012 to $1.96bn compared to 2011, according to NPD

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Close-to-zero business increase for spas in 2012

Close-to-zero business increase for spas in 2012 - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Spa and wellness facilities reported a close-to-zero increase in business in 2012 over 2011, according to the International Wellness & Spa Tourism Mon…

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Men's prestige fragrance sales up 6%

Men's prestige fragrance sales up 6% - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Sales of prestige men’s fragrance in the US increased by 6% to $953m from May 2012-April 2013, compared with the same period last year, according to…

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Consumer study sheds light on UK online search habits

Consumer study sheds light on UK online search habits - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

According to a study by digital marketing agency Greenlight, consumers in the UK made more than 2.1 million searches on the web for beauty products in…

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First half prestige beauty sales vary across markets

First half prestige beauty sales vary across markets - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

US prestige beauty sales grew by 8%, or $5bn in the first half of 2013, according to market research group NPD. In Europe, the UK saw prestige beauty …

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Large growth potential for at-home beauty devices market

Large growth potential for at-home beauty devices market - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

Market research group Kline & Company says the at-home beauty devices market still holds much potential despite close to 22% growth in global sales in…

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Beauty consumption in China's lower-tier cities

Beauty consumption in China's lower-tier cities - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

Research firm KantarWorldPanel's new study on beauty consumption habits in China dispels certain myths surrounding consumers in lower-tier cities

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Fragrance-buying habits of French women

Fragrance-buying habits of French women - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

According to a study on French women’s fragrance-buying habits, more than nine out of 10 French women apply perfume every morning. Some 36% of those…

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Global men's grooming sees strong category growth in Asia for 2012

Global men's grooming sees strong category growth in Asia for 2012 - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

The global men’s grooming market saw manufacturers’ sales of $13.4bn in 2012 and growth of nearly 4%, and is expected to reach sales of $15.5bn by…

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Prestige fragrance sales up 8% in first quarter 2013

Prestige fragrance sales up 8% in first quarter 2013 - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

Prestige women’s fragrance sales in the US increased by 8% in the first quarter of 2013, with units up 3% and the average price up 5%, according to …

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Italy beauty sales 2012

Italy beauty sales 2012 - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Cosmetics sales in Italy fell 1.8% in 2012 to

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China's luxury market

China's luxury market - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

The fourth edition of the Luxury Outlook conference organized by the France-based International Luxury Business Association addressed the state of the…

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Europe's prestige beauty market 2012

Europe's prestige beauty market 2012 - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Europe’s prestige beauty market put in a disappointing performance in 2012

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NPD reports 2012 growth by market

NPD reports 2012 growth by market - PUBLISHED February 07, 2013

The prestige beauty market saw contrasted sales growth by region in 2012,

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Consumers look to the web for skincare

Consumers look to the web for skincare - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

Some 58% of women in the US searched the web last year to decide which anti-aging skincare product to buy, compared with 52%

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New fragrance launches total 1,330 in 2012

New fragrance launches total 1,330 in 2012 - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

Some 1,330 new fragrances were launched in 2012, up from 1,220 in 2011, according to the latest edition of fragrance guide Fragrances of the World by …

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Professional nail products up 25% in 2012

Professional nail products up 25% in 2012 - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

Global sales of professional nailcare products rose by 25% in 2012, according to market-research company Kline & Co

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US prestige fragrance sales up 7% in first 10 months 2012

US prestige fragrance sales up 7% in first 10 months 2012 - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

Prestige fragrance sales in US department stores increased by 7% to $1.8bn in the first 10 months of 2012

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Beauty services  to feature strongly as gifts for holiday 2012

Beauty services to feature strongly as gifts for holiday 2012 - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

Some 56% of consumers are likely to give a beauty service as a gift this holiday season,

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Prestige gift sets up by 26% in US in first ten months 2012

Prestige gift sets up by 26% in US in first ten months 2012 - PUBLISHED December 06, 2012

Prestige gift sets in the US saw a 16% increase in value sales from January to October 2012, according to market research group NPD

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Natural personal-care brands look to Asia

Natural personal-care brands look to Asia - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Leading natural personal-care brands are looking to open their own stores in Asia, given the complexity of distribution in the region, says research f…

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Some 76% of shoppers decide at point-of-sale

Some 76% of shoppers decide at point-of-sale - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Some 76% of shoppers make their purchase decision at the point-of-sale, according to a study by retail marketing company Popai

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China the largest internet beauty market worldwide

China the largest internet beauty market worldwide - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Beauty sales through the internet in China reached nearly $8bn in 2011 and should grow to $20bn by 2016, according to Kline & Company

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US prestige make-up sales up 8% in first half of 2012

US prestige make-up sales up 8% in first half of 2012 - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Sales of prestige make-up in US department stores in the first half of 2012 grew by 8% to $1.8bn, according to market research group NPD

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French prestige beauty sales drop in first half of 2012

French prestige beauty sales drop in first half of 2012 - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

The French prestige beauty market saw sales fall by 6.3% in units and 4.2% in value for the first five months of 2012, according to NPD

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Professional skincare sales up 5.3% in 2011

Professional skincare sales up 5.3% in 2011 - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

The professional skincare products market saw growth of 5.3% in 2011, according to a report by Kline & Co

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Brand Keys ranks 2012 top five personal-care brands

Brand Keys ranks 2012 top five personal-care brands - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

US market research consultancy Brand Keys released its 2012 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index survey

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Natural personal care market to see 10% growth

Natural personal care market to see 10% growth - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

The global market for natural personal care products will see a compound annual growth rate of almost 10% until 2016, according to Kline & Company

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Global beauty market grows 4.4%

Global beauty market grows 4.4% - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

The global beauty market is estimated to have grown by 4.4% in 2011 compared with 4.2% in 2010 and 1% in 2009

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Africa and Middle East skincare sales rise 12%

Africa and Middle East skincare sales rise 12% - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Skincare sales by value in Africa and the Middle East rose from $1.4bn to $2.4bn between 2005 and 2010, a cumulative annual growth rate of 12%

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Beauty retailers ranked by digital innovation

Beauty retailers ranked by digital innovation - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Sephora was the only beauty retailer to make the "genius" category of think tank L2’s Digital IQ Index for the European Specialty Retail sector

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Where women learn about what's hot in beauty

Where women learn about what's hot in beauty - PUBLISHED January 26, 2012

Some two thirds of young women in the US care about learning about new beauty trends, according to data from retail consultancy WSL Strategic Retail.

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Make-up sales grow in US for first 10 months 2011

Make-up sales grow in US for first 10 months 2011 - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Prestige make-up sales in the US were up 8% on a dollar basis to $2.8m for the first 10 months of 2011

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The potential of luxury in mature markets

The potential of luxury in mature markets - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

A recent conference held by the Luxury Business Association in Paris analyzed the potential of luxury goods in mature markets, mainly those of the US,

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US prestige fragrance sales rise

US prestige fragrance sales rise - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

Prestige fragrance sales in the US were up by 10% to $1.7bn from January to October,

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Increase forecast for 2011 luxury sales

Increase forecast for 2011 luxury sales - PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

Global sales of luxury products are forecast to grow by 10% in 2011 to reach €191bn

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South America top bet for global retail expansion

South America top bet for global retail expansion - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

South American countries took the top-three positions in AT Kearney’s 2011 index of developing markets for global retail expansion

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European cosmetics and toiletries exports up 16% in 2012

European cosmetics and toiletries exports up 16% in 2012 - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

European beauty association Colipa said that cosmetics and toiletries exports from European countries grew by 16% in 2010 to €12.5bn

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US prestige make-up sales up 9% in first half 2011

US prestige make-up sales up 9% in first half 2011 - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Prestige make-up in the US grew by 9% in dollar sales to $1.4bn year-to-date January to May 2011, according to NPD

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Men's skincare grows in Europe

Men's skincare grows in Europe - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

Sales of men’s skincare in Europe’s big-five markets saw growth of 45% over the past five years to

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US beauty trends

US beauty trends - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

Paris-based consultancy Cosmetics Inspiration&Creation’s latest study on US beauty trends showed the impact that the country’s economic troubles h…

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US make-up and skincare sales up

US make-up and skincare sales up - PUBLISHED September 01, 2011

Prestige skincare and make-up sales in US department stores reached pre-recession (2008) levels

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Skincare devices see growth

Skincare devices see growth - PUBLISHED September 01, 2011

The home skincare device market is to grow by 45% this year to reach sales of more than $500m

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Luxury brands connect with Gen Y

Luxury brands connect with Gen Y - PUBLISHED July 14, 2011

Luxury brands are capitalizing on the web to make their products more accessible to generation Y

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Scent, moisture key for bath and shower product shoppers

Scent, moisture key for bath and shower product shoppers - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Scent and moisturization are the top attributes US consumers look for when shopping for bath and shower products, according to Mintel

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Suncare sees recovery in 2010

Suncare sees recovery in 2010 - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

The suncare category saw a recovery in 2010 with global value sales up by 7%, says research company Euromonitor

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Some 8% growth predicted for luxury-goods market

Some 8% growth predicted for luxury-goods market - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Luxury-goods sales are forecast to grow 8% in 2011 to reach €185bn, says a new study by Bain & Company

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Hypermarkets should reevaluate their business model

Hypermarkets should reevaluate their business model - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Hypermarkets need to rethink their business model, according to a report by UK-based Verdict, a division of Datamonitor

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Branded cosmetics consumption up 45% among Indian teenagers

Branded cosmetics consumption up 45% among Indian teenagers - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

More than 65% of Indian teenagers say their consumption of branded cosmetics products has gone up by 45% over the past 10 years

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Western Europe beauty market sluggish in 2011

Western Europe beauty market sluggish in 2011 - PUBLISHED June 30, 2011

Beauty in Western Europe continues to show signs of sluggishness in 2011, while sales in the US are rebounding

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US sales increase in mass and prestige

US sales increase in mass and prestige - PUBLISHED June 16, 2011

US prestige beauty sales were up by 5% in the first quarter of this year, while mass increased by 4% according to NPD Group

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Lancôme, Estée Lauder top Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Engagement Index

Lancôme, Estée Lauder top Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Engagement Index - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

Lancôme, Mary Kay and Elizabeth Arden came out ahead in Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Engagement Index

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Sales up for professional skincare in Europe and US

Sales up for professional skincare in Europe and US - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

The professional skincare market rebounded in Europe and the US in 2010, according to market research group Kline & Company.

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UK consumers spending less on beauty

UK consumers spending less on beauty - PUBLISHED May 19, 2011

The recession has encouraged a more cost-conscious attitude to cosmetics among consumers in the UK, according to Mintel

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US prestige sales see growth in first quarter

US prestige sales see growth in first quarter - PUBLISHED May 05, 2011

Prestige beauty sales in the US were up 2% in March 2011 versus March 2010.

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Shoppers confused by

Shoppers confused by "too much choice" - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

Shoppers continue to find deciding which products to buy difficult because of too much choice, according to WSL Strategic Retail

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French perfumeries advised to improve their websites

French perfumeries advised to improve their websites - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

Navigation and product presentation on France’s main perfumery chain websites could be improved, says consultancy Yuséo

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Luxury shoppers increasingly purchasing online

Luxury shoppers increasingly purchasing online - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

The percentage of luxury shoppers that made a purchase online in the past three months rose from 68% in 2010 to 83% in 2011

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"Down-to-earth" key trend for 2011 - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

‘Down to earth’ is set to be a key trend for 2011, according to UK-based Mintel

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Spa trends for 2011

Spa trends for 2011 - PUBLISHED March 24, 2011

The spa trends for 2011, as defined by US-based Spa Finder

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NPD on US beauty

NPD on US beauty - PUBLISHED February 24, 2011

The US prestige market: figures, trends and what's to come

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British men reluctant to use grooming products

British men reluctant to use grooming products - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

Despite worrying about their appearance, British men are still reluctant to use grooming products, according to Mintel

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Professional skincare markets need to improve offer

Professional skincare markets need to improve offer - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

Marketers of professional skincare need to diversify and innovate in their offers, according to Kline & Co.

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China leads for new skincare launches, after US

China leads for new skincare launches, after US - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

China saw more new skincare launches in 2009 than any other country apart from the US, according to market-research group Datamonitor

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Encouraging outlook for 2009 beauty market

Encouraging outlook for 2009 beauty market - PUBLISHED October 01, 2010

How will the beauty market perform this year? No doubt growth will be positive, given a favorable comparison with a dismal 2009

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US Latinas feel neglected by beauty industry

US Latinas feel neglected by beauty industry - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

A new survey by Mintel says that in the US, Hispanic women feel they are not well catered to by the beauty industry

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Italy's beauty sales up 1.8% in 2010 first half

Italy's beauty sales up 1.8% in 2010 first half - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

Beauty retail sales in Italy saw 1.8% growth in the first half of 2010 and the market is on its way to post positive growth for the full year, says Un…

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Some 50% of 2009 global cosmetic sales from new markets

Some 50% of 2009 global cosmetic sales from new markets - PUBLISHED September 01, 2010

L’Oréal estimates that ‘new markets’ (emerging countries) represented 50% of global cosmetics sales in 2009 grew by 10% last year

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Top trends for natural beauty and wellness

Top trends for natural beauty and wellness - PUBLISHED May 01, 2010

The Natural Marketing Institute revealed its top trends for the new decade, including meaningful green initiatives and a prevention-over-cure attitude

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Anti-aging continues to drive skincare sales, says NPD

Anti-aging continues to drive skincare sales, says NPD - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Anti-aging continues to be the key reason for buying skincare, according to NPD

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North American consumers willing to sacrifice fragrance first, says Datamonitor

North American consumers willing to sacrifice fragrance first, says Datamonitor - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Consumers in North America are willing to sacrifice fragrance before other parts of their personal-care regime, according to a study by Datamonitor

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Direct sales fastest-growing retail channel worldwide

Direct sales fastest-growing retail channel worldwide - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Direct sales emerged as the fastest-growing retail channel worldwide for beauty products, with a 8.6% increase in sales in 2010, according to Kline

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Natural personal-care acquisitions to increase in 2010

Natural personal-care acquisitions to increase in 2010 - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

UK-based Organic Monitor predicts that acquisitions of natural personal-care companies will increase in 2010, with most major deals in the natural are…

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Nu Natural and Pro-tech’t among 2010 major beauty trends

Nu Natural and Pro-tech’t among 2010 major beauty trends - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

Nu Natural and Pro-tech’t are among the major trends for beauty in 2010, according to market-research group Mintel

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Clinique and Estée Lauder top Brand Keys' loyalty index ranking

Clinique and Estée Lauder top Brand Keys' loyalty index ranking - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

‘Brand-related characteristics’ are set to become more important in capturing a loyal consumer, according to US-based consultancy Brand Keys Loyal…

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Global beauty market up 1% in 2009

Global beauty market up 1% in 2009 - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

The global beauty market was estimated to have grown by 1% in 2009, according to estimations by French group L’Oréal

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China's beauty market grows 17% in 2009

China's beauty market grows 17% in 2009 - PUBLISHED April 01, 2010

China’s beauty market saw sales increase 17% in 2009, the highest growth rate of markets covered by market-research group NPD

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China in figures 2008

China in figures 2008 - PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

Key data on the Chinese beauty market

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SPA DATA: US spa sales, visits, locations 2007/2008

SPA DATA: US spa sales, visits, locations 2007/2008 - PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

US spa sales, visits, locations 2007/2008

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Multicultural beauty products on the rise

Multicultural beauty products on the rise - PUBLISHED May 01, 2009

Ethnic-specific health and beauty products in the US saw sales increase in 2009 to reach $3bn, according to a new study by Packaged Facts

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Natural personal-care sales up 15%

Natural personal-care sales up 15% - PUBLISHED May 01, 2009

Natural personal-care products saw a cumulative annual growth rate of 15% over the past five years, according to a study by Kline & Co

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Young affluents flock to social shopping sites

Young affluents flock to social shopping sites - PUBLISHED May 01, 2009

Social shopping sites are attracting more younger and affluent consumers, says a new study by Unity Marketing

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Breaking down consumer internet  habits

Breaking down consumer internet habits - PUBLISHED May 01, 2009

WSL Strategic Retail's findings on how consumers use the internet to research new products and where to shop

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Luxury outlook 2010

Luxury outlook 2010 - PUBLISHED May 01, 2009

The US-based Luxury Institute's list of trends for the luxury goods industry in 2010 and beyond

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