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Tallink’s new Megastar vessel puts the focus on beauty at its new store

Tallink’s new Megastar vessel puts the focus on beauty at its new store - PUBLISHED February 16, 2017

Baltic ferry and short-cruise operator Tallink has introduced a two-floor store for the first time on its busiest route from Tallinn in Estonia to He…

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Marionnaud sells 60,000 soft toys for CEW

Marionnaud sells 60,000 soft toys for CEW - PUBLISHED February 14, 2017

French perfumery chain Marionnaud sold 60,000 soft toys dressed by Zadig & Voltaire in its French stores during the 2016 holiday season in aid of the …

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Shiseido Travel Retail marks Chinese New Year with exclusives and events

Shiseido Travel Retail marks Chinese New Year with exclusives and events - PUBLISHED February 09, 2017

Shiseido Travel Retail has introduced a string of initiatives to mark the Chinese New Year. The initiatives center on the brand’s Ultimune franchise…

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Amorepacific looks to 100 Aritaum stores in US

Amorepacific looks to 100 Aritaum stores in US - PUBLISHED February 08, 2017

Riding the K-beauty wave in the US, South Korea-based Amorepacific is aiming to have 100 of its specialty beauty Aritaum stores in the country over th…

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L’Oréal said to be exploring The Body Shop sale

L’Oréal said to be exploring The Body Shop sale - PUBLISHED February 08, 2017

French group L’Oréal is said to be exploring a sale of The Body Shop, the struggling retailer it acquired in 2006, according to The Financial Times…

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Hudson’s Bay said to be in talks to buy Macy’s

Hudson’s Bay said to be in talks to buy Macy’s - PUBLISHED February 06, 2017

Canadian retailer Hudson’s Bay Co is in talks to acquire US-based department-store chain Macy’s, according to press reports.

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A visit to Maybelline's new French store

A visit to Maybelline's new French store - PUBLISHED February 02, 2017

Maybelline opens its second French store with a focus on education and digital

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Dufry extends World Duty Free Jersey airport concession for 10 years

Dufry extends World Duty Free Jersey airport concession for 10 years - PUBLISHED January 31, 2017

Switzerland-based travel-retail operator Dufry has extended its World Duty Free concession in the airside departures lounge at Jersey Airport in the C…

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Walgreens Boots Alliance lowers price for Rite Aid

Walgreens Boots Alliance lowers price for Rite Aid - PUBLISHED January 30, 2017

US-based Walgreens Boots Alliance and retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corporation have amended their merger agreement to reduce the acquisition price.

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Tallink expands retail space for new Megastar vessel

Tallink expands retail space for new Megastar vessel - PUBLISHED January 27, 2017

Baltic ferry and short-cruise operator Tallink has introduced a two-floor store for the first time on its busiest route from Tallinn in Estonia to Hel…

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Maybelline opens second French store

Maybelline opens second French store - PUBLISHED January 27, 2017

L’Oréal-owned Maybelline opened its second standalone store in France today.

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Dufry and DFASS win concession in El Dorado, Colombia

Dufry and DFASS win concession in El Dorado, Colombia - PUBLISHED January 26, 2017

The joint venture between Dufry and DFASS has won the duty-free stores concession for El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Birchbox to open Paris store

Birchbox to open Paris store - PUBLISHED January 21, 2017

US-based subscription beauty box service Birchbox is to open its second brick-and mortar standalone store

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A visit to Belezanaweb's first brick-and-mortar store

A visit to Belezanaweb's first brick-and-mortar store - PUBLISHED January 19, 2017

Brazilian e-commerce player Belezanaweb opens its first
brick-and mortar store

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Arcade Beauty takes stake in French start-up Adelpi

Arcade Beauty takes stake in French start-up Adelpi - PUBLISHED January 18, 2017

Sampling solutions company Arcade Beauty has acquired a stake in French start-up Adelpi, a specialist in interactive terminals.

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Amorepacific partners with Alshaya to expand in Middle East

Amorepacific partners with Alshaya to expand in Middle East - PUBLISHED January 11, 2017

Korea’s Amorepacific Group has partnered with Kuwait-based distribution company Alshaya Group to launch its brands in the Middle East.

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Hudson’s Bay lowers outlook due to drop in holiday sales

Hudson’s Bay lowers outlook due to drop in holiday sales - PUBLISHED January 10, 2017

North American department-store operator Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has lowered its 2016 fiscal outlook due to lower-than-expected holiday sales.

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Coty to acquire 60% of Younique

Coty to acquire 60% of Younique - PUBLISHED January 10, 2017

US-based Coty is to acquire 60% of peer-to-peer beauty e-commerce website Younique for around $600m in cash.

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A visit to Urban Decay's first French store

A visit to Urban Decay's first French store - PUBLISHED January 05, 2017

Urban Decay’s first French store highlights technology and digital try-on

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Macy’s to cut 10,000 jobs

Macy’s to cut 10,000 jobs - PUBLISHED January 05, 2017

US-based retailer Macy’s will cut more than 10,000 jobs due to store closures and a management restructuring

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Walgreens Boots Alliance net profit falls 5% in first quarter 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance net profit falls 5% in first quarter 2017 - PUBLISHED January 05, 2017

US-based Walgreens Boots Alliance posted a 5% decline in net profit to $1.05bn

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Major counterfeit operation uncovered in France

Major counterfeit operation uncovered in France - PUBLISHED January 04, 2017

France’s customs authorities have uncovered an illegal laboratory manufacturing counterfeit cosmetics.

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Natura opens first store in New York

Natura opens first store in New York - PUBLISHED January 03, 2017

Brazilian brand Natura embarked on a soft opening of its first store in New York City in December in a bid to test the US market.

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Natura acquires 100% of Aesop

Natura acquires 100% of Aesop - PUBLISHED December 20, 2016

Brazilian company Natura has acquired 100% of Australian beauty firm Emeis Holdings, which operates under the brand name Aesop.

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Sisley to open first Maison Sisley concept in Paris

Sisley to open first Maison Sisley concept in Paris - PUBLISHED December 20, 2016

French brand Sisley is to open its first Maison Sisley concept in February 2017.

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Walgreens to sell 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred’s Pharmacy

Walgreens to sell 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred’s Pharmacy - PUBLISHED December 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have agreed to sell 865 Rite Aid stores in the US to Fred’s Inc in response to concerns raised by the Federal …

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Online club Beauty Pie to offer beauty products at factory prices

Online club Beauty Pie to offer beauty products at factory prices - PUBLISHED December 16, 2016

A new company called Beauty Pie is out to bring consumers beauty products sourced from the same suppliers as leading brands, but at a fraction of the …

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A visit to Space NK's new London flagship store

A visit to Space NK's new London flagship store - PUBLISHED December 15, 2016

Space NK has opened a London flagship store designed to test new innovative product launches

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Ulta Beauty to open Manhattan store

Ulta Beauty to open Manhattan store - PUBLISHED December 14, 2016

US-based beauty retailer Ulta Beauty will open its first store in Manhattan, New York City.

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Fraport and Heinemann set up joint venture

Fraport and Heinemann set up joint venture - PUBLISHED December 14, 2016

German travel retailer Gebr Heinemann has set up a joint venture with Fraport, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, to take over the operation…

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L’Occitane opens New York flagship with digital focus

L’Occitane opens New York flagship with digital focus - PUBLISHED December 13, 2016

French company L’Occitane en Provence opened a new flagship store in Manhattan, New York, featuring a strong mix of digital elements.

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Sephora France’s new skincare brands for spring 2017

Sephora France’s new skincare brands for spring 2017 - PUBLISHED December 09, 2016

Sephora France is to introduce a string of new brands next spring.

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Millennials account for 60% of Birchbox subscribers

Millennials account for 60% of Birchbox subscribers - PUBLISHED December 08, 2016

Beauty subscription service and online retailer Birchbox now has over 200,000 monthly subscribers In France. The company shipped 2.3 million parcels i…

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Travel-retail distributor MSX expands business to beauty

Travel-retail distributor MSX expands business to beauty - PUBLISHED December 08, 2016

UK-based travel retail distributor and specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra

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Ghd opens pop-up, looks to expand in France

Ghd opens pop-up, looks to expand in France - PUBLISHED December 07, 2016

Professional hair styling tools brand ghd, which was recently acquired by Coty, has opened a 170m2 (1,830ft2) pop-up store in Paris to boost brand awa…

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Douglas closes Turkey stores

Douglas closes Turkey stores - PUBLISHED December 07, 2016

German perfumery chain Douglas has closed its 11 stores in Turkey, according to Reuters.

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Printemps to launch 100 Bon

Printemps to launch 100 Bon - PUBLISHED December 06, 2016

French department store Printemps is to introduce new fragrance brand 100 Bon exclusively at its stores in January.

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Marionnaud recycling initiative attracts 120,000 consumers in France

Marionnaud recycling initiative attracts 120,000 consumers in France - PUBLISHED December 06, 2016

Since launching its recycling program in April, French perfumery chain Marionnaud says that 120,000 consumers have dropped off their empty beauty prod…

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Hudson’s Bay Company posts loss of $94m in third quarter 2016

Hudson’s Bay Company posts loss of $94m in third quarter 2016 - PUBLISHED December 06, 2016

North American department-store operator Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) posted a net loss of CAD$125m (US$94m) in the third quarter of 2016, compared wi…

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Groupe Bogart acquires German perfumery chain HC Parfümerie

Groupe Bogart acquires German perfumery chain HC Parfümerie - PUBLISHED December 05, 2016

French company Groupe Bogart has acquired German perfumery chain HC Parfümerie, marking its entry into Germany.

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Comptoir Sud Pacifique opens Parisian flagship

Comptoir Sud Pacifique opens Parisian flagship - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

Fragrance brand Comptoir Sud Pacifique opened a flagship store in Paris in September.

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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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Ulta Beauty net profit up 23.2% in third quarter 2016

Ulta Beauty net profit up 23.2% in third quarter 2016 - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

US-based Ulta Beauty posted a 23.2% increase in net profit to $87.6m for the third quarter of 2016.

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Sephora to offer make-up artist career path with the launch of PRO Team

Sephora to offer make-up artist career path with the launch of PRO Team - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

Perfumery chain Sephora has created what it calls its PRO Team of make-up artists for Europe and the Middle East.

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Mavala opens Paris store

Mavala opens Paris store - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

Swiss brand Mavala opened its first store in November.

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Glossier raises $24m in series-B funding

Glossier raises $24m in series-B funding - PUBLISHED December 02, 2016

US-based digital beauty brand Glossier has raised $24m in funds to open permanent retail locations, launch two new product categories and develop inte…

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A visit to philosophy's wellbeing workshop

A visit to philosophy's wellbeing workshop - PUBLISHED December 01, 2016

Coty-owned philosophy looks to engage the senses with its new retail concept

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Mizensir to open first boutique in France

Mizensir to open first boutique in France - PUBLISHED November 29, 2016

Swiss fragrance brand Mizensir is to open its first boutique in France before the end of this year.

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SocialVend launches vending machines to reward shopper social engagement

SocialVend launches vending machines to reward shopper social engagement - PUBLISHED November 28, 2016

UK-based vending machine company SocialVend has launched Vendmini, a vending machine designed to reward consumers for their social engagement with bra…

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Memebox opens pop-up store

Memebox opens pop-up store - PUBLISHED November 23, 2016

Online beauty brand and retailer Memebox has opened a pop-up store in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district in response to consumer demand …

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Philosophy opens wellbeing beauty workshop

Philosophy opens wellbeing beauty workshop - PUBLISHED November 23, 2016

Beauty brand philosophy (Coty) opened a new retail concept called the wellbeing beauty workshop this month in New Jersey.

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Dior opens make-up store in New York

Dior opens make-up store in New York - PUBLISHED November 21, 2016

Dior opened its first standalone store devoted to make-up in New York’s Westfield World Trade Center this month.

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Diptyque opens pop-up stores to showcase its Christmas collection

Diptyque opens pop-up stores to showcase its Christmas collection - PUBLISHED November 18, 2016

French luxury fragrance brand Diptyque is opening pop-up stores in major cities to showcase its Christmas collection, Une Nuit Chez Diptyque, from Nov…

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A visit to Dove's Paris pop-up store

A visit to Dove's Paris pop-up store - PUBLISHED November 17, 2016

The Unilever-owned brand is putting the focus on personalization for its first-ever pop-up store

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Shiseido Travel Retail and DFS create Travel & Happiness campaign

Shiseido Travel Retail and DFS create Travel & Happiness campaign - PUBLISHED November 16, 2016

Shiseido Travel Retail teamed up with Japanese contemporary artist ShiShi Yamazaki and operator DFS to launch a new marketing campaign.

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Codage expands in hotel spas

Codage expands in hotel spas - PUBLISHED November 15, 2016

French brand Codage is launching in 13 new hotel spas in the Alps.

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Natura to end direct-sales business in France

Natura to end direct-sales business in France - PUBLISHED November 15, 2016

Brazil-based Natura is to put an end to its direct-selling operations in France. The company’s direct selling business in France, which counts 1,100…

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Make Up For Ever launches French online store

Make Up For Ever launches French online store - PUBLISHED November 07, 2016

LVMH-owned Make Up For Ever opened its French e-boutique today.

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Too Cool For School opens first US flagship store

Too Cool For School opens first US flagship store - PUBLISHED November 04, 2016

Korean beauty brand Too Cool For School opened its first US flagship at the end of October.

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Bulgari opens fragrance pop-up in Paris airport

Bulgari opens fragrance pop-up in Paris airport - PUBLISHED November 04, 2016

Italy-based Bulgari has opened a new fragrance pop-up store, called The Temple of the Jeweler, in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.

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A visit to Giorgio Armani Beauty's pop-up store in Paris

A visit to Giorgio Armani Beauty's pop-up store in Paris - PUBLISHED November 03, 2016

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens its first pop-up store with a strong focus on digital

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Sephora introduces new bot-powered beauty tools

Sephora introduces new bot-powered beauty tools - PUBLISHED November 03, 2016

Beauty retailer Sephora has introduced two new bot-powered beauty tools available on Facebook Messenger in the US: Sephora Reservation Assistant and C…

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Ralph Lauren expands Fragrance Salon concept to Beverly Hills store

Ralph Lauren expands Fragrance Salon concept to Beverly Hills store - PUBLISHED October 31, 2016

Ralph Lauren has expanded its Fragrance Salon concept to its new flagship store in Beverly Hills, which opened at the end of September.

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Sulwhasoo opens 100th store in China

Sulwhasoo opens 100th store in China - PUBLISHED October 26, 2016

AmorePacific-owned Korean beauty brand Sulwhasoo opened its 100th store in China on October 25.

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Caudalie opens first Boutique Spa in Asia

Caudalie opens first Boutique Spa in Asia - PUBLISHED October 26, 2016

French beauty brand Caudalie opened its first Boutique Spa in Asia this summer.

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Oh My Cream! raises funds of €6m

Oh My Cream! raises funds of €6m - PUBLISHED October 26, 2016

French niche skincare retailer Oh My Cream! has raised €6m in funds from Otium Capital in a bid to accelerate growth.

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Giorgio Armani Beauty opens Paris pop-up store

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens Paris pop-up store - PUBLISHED October 21, 2016

Giorgio Armani Beauty (L’Oréal) has opened its first pop-up store.

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A visit to T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS in Venice

A visit to T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS in Venice - PUBLISHED October 20, 2016

The travel-retail operator combines culture and shopping at its new store in Venice’s historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building

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Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle opens new Paris store

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle opens new Paris store - PUBLISHED October 20, 2016

Estée Lauder Companies-owned Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle opened a new Paris store at the beginning

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Walgreens Boots Alliance sees increase in fourth-quarter profit fiscal 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees increase in fourth-quarter profit fiscal 2016 - PUBLISHED October 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a net profit of $1bn in its fourth quarter

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Feelunique opens Paris flagship

Feelunique opens Paris flagship - PUBLISHED October 18, 2016

UK-based online beauty retailer Feelunique opened its first Parisian flagship in September 2016.

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Foreo opens first standalone store

Foreo opens first standalone store - PUBLISHED October 14, 2016

Swedish beauty device brand Foreo has opened its first standalone store.

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Chanel Parfums Beauté opens second standalone in Paris

Chanel Parfums Beauté opens second standalone in Paris - PUBLISHED October 07, 2016

French company Chanel has opened its second beauty standalone store in Paris, located on the avenue des Champs-Elysées.

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Moroccanoil looks to expansion

Moroccanoil looks to expansion - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Israel-based Moroccanoil is looking to expand its product offer and international distribution

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Spotlight on the role of the BA in fragrance retail

Spotlight on the role of the BA in fragrance retail - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How BAs can better interact with consumers to make a fragrance sale

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An analysis of creative strategies in non-beauty retail

An analysis of creative strategies in non-beauty retail - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

BW Confidential pinpoints original strategies from non-beauty stores around the world with a view to inspiring cosmetics and fragrance retailers

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An analysis of the use of digital in brick-and-mortar stores

An analysis of the use of digital in brick-and-mortar stores - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Retailers are having a hard time finding the best way to deploy digital in their brick-and-mortar stores. BW Confidential analyzes the areas they shou…

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Spotlight on niche retailers

Spotlight on niche retailers - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How more retailers with a niche positioning are expected to emerge and grow their store networks

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Spotlight on targeting Chinese consumers in local markets

Spotlight on targeting Chinese consumers in local markets - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

An analysis of how Western retailers can better tailor their offer, services and marketing to the Chinese consumers visiting their stores

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Liquides brings niche to Le Bon Marché

Liquides brings niche to Le Bon Marché - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Paris-based niche fragrance distributor Différentes Latitudes has brought its Liquides fragrance store concept to the city’s department store Le Bo…

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An analysis of social commerce

An analysis of social commerce - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

How purchases on social-media platforms are set to evolve in beauty

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An analysis of beauty retail in South Korea

An analysis of beauty retail in South Korea - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

An analysis of some of the key changes taking place in South Korea’s beauty retail market

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An analysis of where millennials shop

An analysis of where millennials shop - PUBLISHED October 06, 2016

Retailers need a good mix of digital elements and service to capture the millennial consumer

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Dove to open first pop-up store

Dove to open first pop-up store - PUBLISHED October 05, 2016

Unilever-owned Dove is opening its first pop-up store globally, located in Paris.

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Sephora postpones entry to Iran, sources say

Sephora postpones entry to Iran, sources say - PUBLISHED October 04, 2016

LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora has postponed its launch in Iran and will not enter the market before the second half of 2017 at the earliest, indu…

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DFS enters Europe with Venice store

DFS enters Europe with Venice store - PUBLISHED September 30, 2016

LVMH-owned travel-retail operator DFS has unveiled its new luxury store in Venice’s historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building, marking the operator’s…

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Space NK to open London flagship showcasing innovative launches

Space NK to open London flagship showcasing innovative launches - PUBLISHED September 30, 2016

UK-based beauty retailer Space NK is to open a new flagship store on London’s Regent Street in November, in partnership with property owner The Crow…

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What beauty can learn from wine & spirits in travel retail

What beauty can learn from wine & spirits in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 30, 2016

The drinks category in travel retail is seen as offering a far superior shopping experience than perfumes and cosmetics. What can beauty learn from wi…

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Spotlight on the performance of travel retail's key operators

Spotlight on the performance of travel retail's key operators - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

An update on the performance of travel retail’s key operators

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Nyx Cosmetics opens Paris stores

Nyx Cosmetics opens Paris stores - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

L’Oréal-owned Nyx Cosmetics has opened two standalone stores in Paris, France this month.

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An analysis of skincare product & retail trends in travel retail

An analysis of skincare product & retail trends in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

A more diverse offer and better services are set to influence the skincare category in the channel

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An analysis of make-up retail and product trends in travel retail

An analysis of make-up retail and product trends in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

New ways of merchandising and original services are coming to the fore in make-up, driven by the millennial consumer

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Spotlight on product exclusives in the travel-retail channel

Spotlight on product exclusives in the travel-retail channel - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Brands may be coming out with more travel-retail exclusives, but their offer needs to be more creative say operators

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An analysis of pricing in travel retail

An analysis of pricing in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Currency fluctuations are wreaking havoc on sales and profitability and are forcing the industry to look beyond price to provide shoppers with more va…

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Avoiding sameness in travel retail

Avoiding sameness in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

In a fast-consolidating market it is becoming more important to offer a local and targeted offer and a point of difference to avoid stores looking the…

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Evolution of the travel-retail store

Evolution of the travel-retail store - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

An analysis of some of the changes to come in travel-retail stores of the future

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An analysis of new retail concepts in travel retail

An analysis of new retail concepts in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Will the travel-retail channel begin to see more new store formats and concepts?

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An analysis of downtown shopping

An analysis of downtown shopping - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Winds of change and opportunity are sweeping across the downtown duty-free sector, where the fragrances and cosmetics category is performing strongly,…

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An analysis of targeting men in travel retail

An analysis of targeting men in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

How the travel-retail industry could better cater to men when it comes to beauty

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Targeting Chinese shoppers in travel retail

Targeting Chinese shoppers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Chinese spend may have slowed slightly, but these shoppers will continue to be the key growth driver for travel retail for some time to come

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Targeting Russian shoppers in travel retail

Targeting Russian shoppers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

The fall in the ruble is still being felt in terms of where and how Russians travel and shop

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Targeting South Korean passengers in travel retail

Targeting South Korean passengers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Koreans are one of the most prized nationalities in travel retail, both for their desire to travel and their growing spend on beauty

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Using data to target passengers in travel retail

Using data to target passengers in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Customer journey mapping and profiling based on their data is in vogue. But this needs to be analyzed properly to be effective

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An analysis of click & collect in travel retail

An analysis of click & collect in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2016

Operators and airports are delving deeper into the realms of online sales and click & collect services. Overarching global apps are also under develop…

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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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 Chalhoub Group opens five stores for new Ghawali brand

Chalhoub Group opens five stores for new Ghawali brand - PUBLISHED September 28, 2016

Dubai-based luxury distribution company Chalhoub Group has opened five stores for its newly created oriental fragrance brand Ghawali.

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Rituals Cosmetics opens first London flagship

Rituals Cosmetics opens first London flagship - PUBLISHED September 26, 2016

Dutch beauty brand Rituals Cosmetics has opened its first London flagship store, on James Street, Covent Garden.

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Macy’s partners with beGlammed for at-home beauty treatments

Macy’s partners with beGlammed for at-home beauty treatments - PUBLISHED September 23, 2016

US retailer Macy’s has teamed up with on-demand beauty service beGlammed to offer at-home beauty treatments and services to Macy’s customers.

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New opportunities in travel retail

New opportunities in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 22, 2016

From the off-airport channel, millennials and digital, to new category opportunities, beauty in travel retail is bursting with potential growth areas

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A visit to Crème de la Crème's store at Vilnius airport

A visit to Crème de la Crème's store at Vilnius airport - PUBLISHED September 22, 2016

Crème de la Crème opens haute parfumerie duty-free store at Vilnius airport

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Harvey Nichols unveils new fragrance space

Harvey Nichols unveils new fragrance space - PUBLISHED September 16, 2016

UK department store Harvey Nichols has unveiled a revamped fragrance space at its London Knightsbridge flagship store.

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Sophie la girafe Cosmetics launches in Le Bon Marché, Paris

Sophie la girafe Cosmetics launches in Le Bon Marché, Paris - PUBLISHED September 16, 2016

Children’s brand Sophie la girafe Cosmetics has launched in Le Bon Marché, Paris, the first French department store to stock the brand.

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L’Oréal Paris to open first standalone store in France

L’Oréal Paris to open first standalone store in France - PUBLISHED September 14, 2016

L’Oréal Paris is to open its first standalone store in Paris, France. The boutique, devoted entirely to make-up, and called L’Oréal Paris Make U…

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Marionnaud extends digital offering with launch of new app

Marionnaud extends digital offering with launch of new app - PUBLISHED September 12, 2016

France-based retailer Marionnaud has launched a new mobile application that gives users access to the entire catalog of the 9,000 products available o…

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Beauty brands and augmented reality

Beauty brands and augmented reality - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Augmented reality is set to become a standard part of brands’ marketing campaigns with improvements in technology meaning more opportunities to impa…

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An analysis of Macy’s beauty strategy

An analysis of Macy’s beauty strategy - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

It’s no secret that department stores continue to suffer, and the US’ number-one player in the channel, Macy’s, is having a particularly tough t…

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An analyss of Sephora and Ulta Beauty in the US

An analyss of Sephora and Ulta Beauty in the US - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

How specialty retailers Sephora and Ulta Beauty are winning over the market

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An analysis of travel retail and digital

An analysis of travel retail and digital - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

Travel retail is missing out when it comes to digital. Uber for airports-style apps and beacon technology to drive personalization are areas the indus…

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Spotlight on digital initiatives in travel retail

Spotlight on digital initiatives in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 08, 2016

When done properly, digital initiatives can stop shoppers in their tracks and encourage them to buy. BW Confidential examines five of the most creativ…

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Galeries Lafayette adds to digital offering with BazarChic acquisition

Galeries Lafayette adds to digital offering with BazarChic acquisition - PUBLISHED September 05, 2016

France-based Galeries Lafayette Group has acquired a majority stake in BazarChic, a French e-commerce company specialized in premium private sales of …

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The Body Shop expands to Chile

The Body Shop expands to Chile - PUBLISHED September 02, 2016

L’Oréal-owned The Body shop has launched in Chile, opening for trading there in August 2016.

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Spotlight on US department stores

Spotlight on US department stores - PUBLISHED August 25, 2016

An analysis of how department stores in the US are performing

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A trip to Kiko's new store in Bergamo, Italy

A trip to Kiko's new store in Bergamo, Italy - PUBLISHED August 25, 2016

Kiko looks to technology and sustainability for its new store

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Dufry extends duty-free contract in Melbourne

Dufry extends duty-free contract in Melbourne - PUBLISHED August 11, 2016

Swiss travel retailer Dufry has extended its contract for duty-free retail in Melbourne Airport.

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Macy’s to close 100 stores

Macy’s to close 100 stores - PUBLISHED August 11, 2016

US-based department-store group Macy’s is to close around 100 full-line stores, or around 14% of its 728 locations as it looks to reverse falling sa…

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Hera expands to China

Hera expands to China - PUBLISHED July 18, 2016

Hera, the luxury K-beauty brand owned by Amorepacific, has launched in China.

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Shiseido Travel Retail launches Red animation at Singapore Changi

Shiseido Travel Retail launches Red animation at Singapore Changi - PUBLISHED July 18, 2016

Shiseido Travel Retail has partnered with Changi Airport Group and The Shilla Duty Free to launch a digital animation for the launch of its new Rouge …

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Marionnaud extends digital in-store experience

Marionnaud extends digital in-store experience - PUBLISHED July 12, 2016

France-based Marionnaud has added to its in-store digital program in a bid to simplify shopping and make its services more personal.

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An analysis of Sephora's European strategy

An analysis of Sephora's European strategy - PUBLISHED July 07, 2016

Sephora continues to do well in Europe thanks to its product assortment, services and digital approach. BW Confidential analyzes the retailer’s stra…

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A visit to L'Occitane's new flagship store in Brazil

A visit to L'Occitane's new flagship store in Brazil - PUBLISHED July 07, 2016

L’Occitane opens a new flagship store in Brazil with a focus on product testing

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Macy’s gets new ceo

Macy’s gets new ceo - PUBLISHED June 24, 2016

US-based retailer Macy’s ceo Terry Lundgren is to be replaced by Jeff Gennette

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Lancôme faces backlash in Hong Kong

Lancôme faces backlash in Hong Kong - PUBLISHED June 23, 2016

Lancôme faced consumer backlash following its move to cancel the performance of pro-democracy singer Denise Ho at a Hong Kong event it sponsors.

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A visit to Barnes & Noble's The Glossary campus bookstore

A visit to Barnes & Noble's The Glossary campus bookstore - PUBLISHED June 23, 2016

Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble launches beauty shop-in-shop in campus bookstores

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Sephora launches The Beauty Board on its French website

Sephora launches The Beauty Board on its French website - PUBLISHED June 09, 2016

Sephora has launched The Beauty Board platform on its French website.

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Natura launches vending machines for Sou brand

Natura launches vending machines for Sou brand - PUBLISHED June 01, 2016

Brazilian direct-seller Natura has begun selling its Sou line in vending machines.

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Travel retail pop-up stores

Travel retail pop-up stores - PUBLISHED May 26, 2016

Pop-up stores are on the rise in travel retail and are driving footfall and sales, while acting as a test bed for new opportunities

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Chlorys signs partnership with Paris Gallery

Chlorys signs partnership with Paris Gallery - PUBLISHED May 26, 2016

Switzerland-based Chlorys (SCD Swiss cosmetics) signed a long-term partnership with Dubai’s luxury department-store chain Paris Gallery.

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A visit to Natura's first brick-and-mortar store in Brazil

A visit to Natura's first brick-and-mortar store in Brazil - PUBLISHED May 26, 2016

Natura dips its toes into brick-and-mortar in Brazil

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Avery Perfume Gallery to launch at Printemps

Avery Perfume Gallery to launch at Printemps - PUBLISHED May 23, 2016

Intertrade-owned Avery Perfume Gallery is to launch its fragrance retail concept in French department store Printemps’ Paris Haussmann store this su…

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Jurlique launches in France

Jurlique launches in France - PUBLISHED May 20, 2016

Australian natural skincare brand Jurlique has entered France, launching at department store Galeries Lafayette’s flagship Haussmann location in Par…

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Fragrance Du Bois opens pop-up at Tangs in Singapore

Fragrance Du Bois opens pop-up at Tangs in Singapore - PUBLISHED May 18, 2016

French perfume brand Fragrance Du Bois has opened a pop-up shop at Tangs department store in Singapore’s VivoCity.

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Decléor revamps Paris flagship

Decléor revamps Paris flagship - PUBLISHED May 17, 2016

L’Oréal-owned Decléor has revamped its flagship beauty institute on rue des Petits Champs in Paris.

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Dufry extends contract with São Paulo’s Guarulhos airport

Dufry extends contract with São Paulo’s Guarulhos airport - PUBLISHED May 17, 2016

Dufry has extended its contract with Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil for the operation of duty-free and duty-paid retail spaces …

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Sephora teams up with Manor to open first Swiss store

Sephora teams up with Manor to open first Swiss store - PUBLISHED May 17, 2016

LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora is to open its first store in Switzerland through a shop-in-shop format at Swiss department-store operator Manor.

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L’Occitane to open new store at new Disney World Florida shopping resort

L’Occitane to open new store at new Disney World Florida shopping resort - PUBLISHED May 16, 2016

French company L’Occitane en Provence is to open a store in Disney Springs, a new waterfront shopping

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Credo Beauty opens New York store

Credo Beauty opens New York store - PUBLISHED May 13, 2016

US-based, natural beauty retailer Credo Beauty has opened a new 900sqft (84m2) store in New York’s

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Eclaé builds its distribution

Eclaé builds its distribution - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

French skincare brand Eclaé has ambitious expansion plans for 2016.

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Rivoli makes headway in Europe

Rivoli makes headway in Europe - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Switzerland-based brand Rivoli, which is positioned as luxury cosmeceutical skincare and as an alternative to cosmetic surgery, is making headway in E…

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An analysis of skincare retailing

An analysis of skincare retailing - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Retailers need to do more to address consumers’ changing habits when it comes to buying skincare

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An analysis of the pharmacy channel in Europe

An analysis of the pharmacy channel in Europe - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

How pharmacies are set to continue to gain a greater share of the beauty market in Europe

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A visit to Océane's first concept store in São Paulo city, Brazil

A visit to Océane's first concept store in São Paulo city, Brazil - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Océane looks to service and testing

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An analysis of cross-border shopping

An analysis of cross-border shopping - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

An analysis of the rise in cross-border shopping and how it will influence the way brands do business in China

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An analysis of distribution in China's lower-tier cities

An analysis of distribution in China's lower-tier cities - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Online sales continue to be a key channel for brands looking to penetrate China’s second-and third-tier cities

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An analysis of online-offline beauty strategies in China

An analysis of online-offline beauty strategies in China - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

How online-to-offline strategies are developing in beauty and becoming key to sales in brick-and-mortar stores in China

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AmorePacific looks to boost travel retail beyond Korea

AmorePacific looks to boost travel retail beyond Korea - PUBLISHED May 12, 2016

Beauty group AmorePacific is focusing on growing its travel-retail business outside its home market of Korea.

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Rituals relaunches Ritual of Sakura collection in travel retail

Rituals relaunches Ritual of Sakura collection in travel retail - PUBLISHED May 10, 2016

Rituals has relaunched Ritual of Sakura, its best-selling collection, in travel retail.

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Shiseido Travel Retail unveils Aupres rebrand, new launches at TFWA Asia Pacific

Shiseido Travel Retail unveils Aupres rebrand, new launches at TFWA Asia Pacific - PUBLISHED May 10, 2016

Shiseido Travel Retail revealed the revamp of its Aupres brand at the TFWA Asia Pacific show taking place this week in Singapore.

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Yves Rocher opens revamped Champs Elysées flagship

Yves Rocher opens revamped Champs Elysées flagship - PUBLISHED May 10, 2016

France-based Yves Rocher unveiled the revamp of its Champs Elysées flagship store this month.

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Make Up For Ever launches new make-up bar concept at Sephora

Make Up For Ever launches new make-up bar concept at Sephora - PUBLISHED May 10, 2016

LVMH-owned Make Up For Ever has unveiled a new make-up bar concept at Sephora’s

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L’Artisan Parfumeur launches new scent and store design

L’Artisan Parfumeur launches new scent and store design - PUBLISHED May 04, 2016

Fragrance brand L’Artisan Parfumeur has unveiled a new logo, packaging and store design as it celebrates its 40th birthday this year.

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Unilever launches Nexxus New York Salon Care in travel retail

Unilever launches Nexxus New York Salon Care in travel retail - PUBLISHED May 04, 2016

Anglo-Dutch group Unilever plans to launch its haircare brand Nexxus New York Salon Care in travel retail.

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Shiseido Travel Retail partners with DFS for Clé De Peau Beauté event

Shiseido Travel Retail partners with DFS for Clé De Peau Beauté event - PUBLISHED May 03, 2016

Shiseido Travel Retail partnered with operator DFS Group to host an event for its luxury brand Clé De Peau Beauté for top members of the retailer’…

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JCPenney opens 60 new Sephora shop-in-shops

JCPenney opens 60 new Sephora shop-in-shops - PUBLISHED April 29, 2016

US-based department store JCPenney is to open 60 Sephora inside JCPenney shop-in-shop locations, including a new flagship store.

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A visit to the Jean Paul Gaultier pop-up at Paris CDG airport

A visit to the Jean Paul Gaultier pop-up at Paris CDG airport - PUBLISHED April 28, 2016

Spanish group Puig is looking to pop-ups in airports for Jean Paul Gaultier as part of the relaunch of the brand in travel retail.

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Natura opens first Brazilian store

Natura opens first Brazilian store - PUBLISHED April 28, 2016

Brazilian brand Natura has opened its first store in its home market today, part of an ambitious strategy to move into brick-and-mortar retail.

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Alabbar Enterprises to take stake in Yoox Net-a-Porter Group

Alabbar Enterprises to take stake in Yoox Net-a-Porter Group - PUBLISHED April 20, 2016

Dubai-based Alabbar Enterprises is to invest in online fashion retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter Group through a €100m capital increase.

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Feelunique launches TV ad campaign in UK

Feelunique launches TV ad campaign in UK - PUBLISHED April 20, 2016

UK-based online beauty retailer Feelunique is to launch a nationwide television advertising campaign in its home market this month.

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Bvlgari opens perfume pop-up store at Zurich airport

Bvlgari opens perfume pop-up store at Zurich airport - PUBLISHED April 19, 2016

LVMH-owned Bvlgari has opened a perfume pop-up store at Zurich airport called The Temple of the Jeweller.

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 Puig relaunches Jean Paul Gaultier in travel retail

Puig relaunches Jean Paul Gaultier in travel retail - PUBLISHED April 19, 2016

Spanish group Puig is to embark on a series of events for Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances in Paris Charles de Gaulle and Barcelona El Prat airports and …

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Shiseido brings together cosmetics and BPI brands in travel retail

Shiseido brings together cosmetics and BPI brands in travel retail - PUBLISHED April 18, 2016

Shiseido is bringing together its cosmetics business with Shiseido and fragrance activities with BPI under single management for the travel-retail cha…

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Sisley launches beauty box subscription service

Sisley launches beauty box subscription service - PUBLISHED April 15, 2016

French brand Sisley has launched a beauty box subscription service which delivers five testers to subscribers each month.

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Interview with Bluemercury founder and ceo Marla Malcolm Beck

Interview with Bluemercury founder and ceo Marla Malcolm Beck - PUBLISHED April 14, 2016

US-based beauty chain Bluemercury was acquired by department-store group Macy’s last year. Founder and ceo Marla Malcolm Beck explains the impact of…

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A visit to AmorePacific's Sulwhasoo flagship in Seoul

A visit to AmorePacific's Sulwhasoo flagship in Seoul - PUBLISHED April 14, 2016

AmorePacific is thinking big with its new flagship store for the Sulwhasoo brand

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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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LVMH’s Kendo partners with Rihanna for new make-up brand

LVMH’s Kendo partners with Rihanna for new make-up brand - PUBLISHED April 14, 2016

LVMH’s brand incubator Kendo has partnered with singer Rihanna to create a line of prestige make-up called Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.

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Printemps’ fragrance event to take place in May-June

Printemps’ fragrance event to take place in May-June - PUBLISHED April 13, 2016

French department store Printemps’ fragrance event Les Belles Rencontres will take place from May 12 - June 25 at the retailer’s Paris flagship st…

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Walgreens Boots Alliance takes stake in Russia’s 36.6

Walgreens Boots Alliance takes stake in Russia’s 36.6 - PUBLISHED April 13, 2016

Pharmacy group Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken a 15% stake in Russian health and beauty retailer 36.6.

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Birchbox to open spaces in four French department stores

Birchbox to open spaces in four French department stores - PUBLISHED April 06, 2016

US-based beauty box subscription company Birchbox is to open four shop-in-shops in French department stores this month, reinforcing its brick-and-mort…

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Feelunique secures $28.2m in funding

Feelunique secures $28.2m in funding - PUBLISHED April 06, 2016

UK-based online beauty retailer Feelunique has secured £20m ($28.2m) in funding from its current shareholder Palamon Capital Partners, alongside two …

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Bond N° 9 to expand in Americas travel retail

Bond N° 9 to expand in Americas travel retail - PUBLISHED April 05, 2016

US-based fragrance brand Bond N°9 is expanding in Latin America and the Caribbean through its regional distributor for travel retail and domestic mar…

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A visit to Dior's pop-up store in Paris

A visit to Dior's pop-up store in Paris - PUBLISHED March 31, 2016

Dior opens a temporary store for its high-end fragrance collection

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AS Watson launches European Beauty Awards

AS Watson launches European Beauty Awards - PUBLISHED March 29, 2016

Lancôme and Chanel were the big winners at retail group AS Watson’s first European Luxury Beauty Awards, which took place on March 24.

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An analysis of make-up retailing

An analysis of make-up retailing - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Better growth in make-up combined with the rise of digital is set to bring a change in how make-up is retailed

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Getting online shoppers into physical stores

Getting online shoppers into physical stores - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

How retailers can encourage online shoppers to go to their brick-and-mortar stores

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Spotlight on Indian company Lotus Herbals

Spotlight on Indian company Lotus Herbals - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Indian company Lotus Herbals continues to see strong growth due to competitive pricing, a wide range of products and a diverse distribution strategy

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An analysis of travel retail in Latin America

An analysis of travel retail in Latin America - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Falling commodity prices, currency devaluations and political and economic woes have seen a drop in Brazilian travelers across the region, with a knoc…

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An analysis of Brazilian travelers

An analysis of Brazilian travelers - PUBLISHED March 17, 2016

Brazilian travelers are feeling the impact of economic, political and currency woes by tightening their belts and scouring travel-retail stores for sp…

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Dufry reports loss for 2015

Dufry reports loss for 2015 - PUBLISHED March 16, 2016

Swiss travel retailer Dufry reported a net loss of CHF36.9m ($37.3) in 2015 compared to a net profit of CHF85.8m ($xxx) a year ago, due to costs linke…

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Avon Products to cut 2,500 jobs

Avon Products to cut 2,500 jobs - PUBLISHED March 15, 2016

US-based Avon Products is to cut 2,500 jobs as part of its three-year restructuring plan, which it outlined in January.

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A visit to Guerlain's new fragrance boutique in Paris

A visit to Guerlain's new fragrance boutique in Paris - PUBLISHED March 03, 2016

Guerlain showcases its scent expertise with new Paris store

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Sephora France putting the focus on Korean beauty

Sephora France putting the focus on Korean beauty - PUBLISHED March 03, 2016

Perfumery retailer Sephora France is putting the focus on Korean beauty.

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Beauty Success acquires Esthetic Center

Beauty Success acquires Esthetic Center - PUBLISHED March 02, 2016

France-based perfumery chain Beauty Success has acquired French beauty salon company Esthetic Center.

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A visit to Joya Studio in New York

A visit to Joya Studio in New York - PUBLISHED February 18, 2016

Joya looks to bring retailing, manufacturing and art together at its new flagship studio in Brooklyn

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Douglas names Parize ceo

Douglas names Parize ceo - PUBLISHED February 16, 2016

German perfumery retailer Douglas Holding has named Isabelle Parize ceo.

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A visit to Chalhoub Group's Tryano store in Abu Dhabi

A visit to Chalhoub Group's Tryano store in Abu Dhabi - PUBLISHED February 04, 2016

Chalhoub Group is looking to enhance the retail experience in the Middle East with Tryano, a concept combining beauty, bags and children’s products

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Rituals partners with Virgin Atlantic

Rituals partners with Virgin Atlantic - PUBLISHED February 04, 2016

Netherlands-based brand Rituals has partnered with Virgin Atlantic to supply amenity kits to the airline’s Upper Class passengers.

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Birchbox cuts 15% of its workforce

Birchbox cuts 15% of its workforce - PUBLISHED February 04, 2016

US-based beauty subscription box company Birchbox has cut 15% of its workforce, and suspended operations in Canada as it looks to turn a profit.

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Kiko taps adMingle to develop loyalty for mobile app

Kiko taps adMingle to develop loyalty for mobile app - PUBLISHED February 02, 2016

Italian budget cosmetics brand Kiko Milano has signed up influence marketing specialist adMingle to develop its loyalty strategy for the launch of the…

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Al-Futtaim and Chalhoub to bring Robinsons stores to Middle East

Al-Futtaim and Chalhoub to bring Robinsons stores to Middle East - PUBLISHED January 29, 2016

Al-Futtaim, owner of department store Robinsons has partnered with Dubai-based luxury distribution company Chalhoub to bring the retailer to the Middl…

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NYX to open first French standalone store

NYX to open first French standalone store - PUBLISHED January 27, 2016

L’Oréal is to open the first French standalone store for its NYX Cosmetics brand in Toulouse in February.

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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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A visit to The Beauty Box flagship

A visit to The Beauty Box flagship - PUBLISHED January 21, 2016

Grupo Boticário launches a flagship store for The Beauty Box

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BHV Marais to open in Dubai

BHV Marais to open in Dubai - PUBLISHED January 13, 2016

Department store BHV Marais, owned by Groupe Galeries Lafayette, is set to open a store in Dubai, UAE this September.

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A visit to Galeries Lafayette Haussmann's new beauty space

A visit to Galeries Lafayette Haussmann's new beauty space - PUBLISHED January 07, 2016

Galeries Lafayette has honed its beauty offer with a new space focused on experience and discovery

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A visit to the Sephora Beauty TIP Workshop in San Francisco

A visit to the Sephora Beauty TIP Workshop in San Francisco - PUBLISHED December 17, 2015

Sephora aims to teach, inspire and play with its new US store concept

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Atelier Cologne opens new Paris store, launches oriental scent collection

Atelier Cologne opens new Paris store, launches oriental scent collection - PUBLISHED December 11, 2015

French fragrance brand Atelier Cologne opened a new boutique in Paris on December 7, 2015, its third in the French capital and its sixth worldwide.

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Tengram invests in US retail chain Cos Bar

Tengram invests in US retail chain Cos Bar - PUBLISHED December 09, 2015

Private equity firm Tengram Capital Partners is expanding its presence in the beauty space. The company has made an undisclosed investment in US-based…

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Ulta sees third-quarter sales rise 22%

Ulta sees third-quarter sales rise 22% - PUBLISHED December 04, 2015

US specialty beauty retailer Ulta saw a 22% rise in sales in the third quarter ended October 31, to $910.7m.

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A visit to Chanel's first beauty standalone store in Paris

A visit to Chanel's first beauty standalone store in Paris - PUBLISHED December 03, 2015

Chanel has just opened its first permanent beauty standalone in the French capital

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Natura to open brick-and-mortar stores in Brazil

Natura to open brick-and-mortar stores in Brazil - PUBLISHED December 02, 2015

Brazilian direct seller Natura is to open brick-and-mortar stores in large shopping malls across Brazil from 2016.

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La Mer opens first standalone store in Brazil

La Mer opens first standalone store in Brazil - PUBLISHED November 27, 2015

Estée Lauder Companies (ELC)-owned brand La Mer opened its first Brazilian store at

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Feelunique acquires Parfumeries Rive Droite

Feelunique acquires Parfumeries Rive Droite - PUBLISHED November 23, 2015

UK-based online beauty retailer Feelunique has acquired French perfumery chain Parfumeries Rive Droite in a bid to develop its footprint in France.

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Chalhoub opens new Tryano concept at Yas Mall

Chalhoub opens new Tryano concept at Yas Mall - PUBLISHED November 20, 2015

Middle Eastern retail and distribution company The Chalhoub Group debuted a new retail concept offering beauty, bags and children’s products in Abu …

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Chlorys opens standalone store in Geneva

Chlorys opens standalone store in Geneva - PUBLISHED November 19, 2015

Swiss skincare brand Chlorys (SCD Cosmetics), which launched this fall, has opened a standalone store in Geneva.

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A visit to the NYX flagship store in Arcadia, California

A visit to the NYX flagship store in Arcadia, California - PUBLISHED November 19, 2015

L’Oréal-owned make-up brand NYX launches its first flagship store with strong digital components

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Sephora unveils new store concept in US

Sephora unveils new store concept in US - PUBLISHED November 19, 2015

LVMH-owned beauty retailer Sephora is unveiling a new store concept on November 20 in San Francisco that is built around its teach, inspire and play (…

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Feelunique to open Paris pop-up store

Feelunique to open Paris pop-up store - PUBLISHED November 13, 2015

UK-based online beauty retailer Feelunique is opening its first pop-up store in Paris in November, focused on the theme of celebrating the best of Bri…

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Beauty Success inks partnership with Tanguy Parapharmacie

Beauty Success inks partnership with Tanguy Parapharmacie - PUBLISHED November 13, 2015

French perfumery chain Beauty Success has sealed a partnership with health and beauty retailer Tanguy Parapharmacie to develop its healthcare offering…

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French start-up creates online shopping mall for luxury brands

French start-up creates online shopping mall for luxury brands - PUBLISHED November 12, 2015

French start-up eKoncept has created an online 3D shopping mall dedicated exclusively to luxury brands called Luxe Mall.

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Kao to open store on Tmall Global

Kao to open store on Tmall Global - PUBLISHED November 05, 2015

Japanese group Kao announced plans to open a store on Tmall Global, a cross-border site for Chinese consumers operated by Alibaba Group,

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A visit to the Sephora Flash store in Paris

A visit to the Sephora Flash store in Paris - PUBLISHED November 05, 2015

Sephora lifts the veil on its new connected store in Paris, called Sephora Flash

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Sephora to enter Iran, sources say

Sephora to enter Iran, sources say - PUBLISHED November 02, 2015

LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora is set to enter Iran next year, according to industry sources.

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An analysis of today's fragrance stores

An analysis of today's fragrance stores - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

What’s wrong with fragrance retailing today and how it can be improved

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A look at the future of fragrance stores

A look at the future of fragrance stores - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

BW Confidential looks into its crystal ball to see how fragrance retailing is likely to evolve in the future

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An analysis of the state of online sales for fragrance

An analysis of the state of online sales for fragrance - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Online fragrance sales are seeing double-digit growth in key markets and taking a bigger slice of the beauty pie.

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How growing online sales are impacting the fragrance business

How growing online sales are impacting the fragrance business - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

What effect will growing online sales have on brands’ and retailers’ fragrance business?

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An analysis of fragrance in the travel-retail market

An analysis of fragrance in the travel-retail market - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

Fragrance remains core to travel retail, but still lacks innovation in certain areas

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What's next for fragrance in travel retail?

What's next for fragrance in travel retail? - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

The travel-retail fragrance category will grow as a significant launch platform and revenue driver for brands, with less emphasis on price and savings…

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An analysis of the key operators for fragrance in travel retail

An analysis of the key operators for fragrance in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 29, 2015

BW Confidential reviews the importance of the fragrance category in the beauty mix at some of the industry’s top travel retailers

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Retailtainment key topic at TFWA

Retailtainment key topic at TFWA - PUBLISHED October 23, 2015

Much of the discussion on the ground at the TFWA World Exhibition this week was how to convert travelers into consumers in airport stores, whether thr…

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How BA selling techniques could be improved

How BA selling techniques could be improved - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

For a brick-and-mortar retailer keen to hold on to customers, a key asset in its fragrance department is the beauty assistant (BA).

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An analysis of the direct-to-consumer retail model

An analysis of the direct-to-consumer retail model - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

More brands are looking to sell directly to the consumer, either through their websites, stores or beauty parties. How successful are these new distri…

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An analysis of connected stores

An analysis of connected stores - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

There is much talk about the connected store. BW Confidential analyzes what it means for beauty

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The trend for retail as the third space

The trend for retail as the third space - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

An analysis of the trend for retail
as the third space and what it
could mean for selling beauty

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An analysis of the travel-retail market

An analysis of the travel-retail market - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Exchange rates, health crises and geopolitical factors continue to be core influencers in travel-retail, all while the pace of consolidation accelerat…

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An analysis of travel-retail operator Dufry

An analysis of travel-retail operator Dufry - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

It’s been a stellar year for Dufry Group as it adds World Duty Free to its bulging portfolio. But where does the travel retailer and the industry go…

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An analysis of the top players in travel retail

An analysis of the top players in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Going global is on the wish list of many travel retailers in the race for pole position. BW Confidential analyzes the market’s top players

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An analysis of the market for beauty boxes

An analysis of the market for beauty boxes - PUBLISHED October 22, 2015

Birchbox stepped into brick-and-mortar retail with the opening of its first store in New York last year

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Elizabeth Arden renews travel-retail offer

Elizabeth Arden renews travel-retail offer - PUBLISHED October 21, 2015

As part of its global brand revamp, Elizabeth Arden is also renewing its offer in travel retail.

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Sephora opens first connected store in Paris

Sephora opens first connected store in Paris - PUBLISHED October 21, 2015

Sephora has opened its first ever connected store, dubbed Sephora Flash, in the Marais district in Paris today.

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Henkel and Alibaba ink global strategic partnership

Henkel and Alibaba ink global strategic partnership - PUBLISHED October 20, 2015

German group Henkel has inked a deal with Chinese online retailer Alibaba.

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Kosé to introduce Decorté in North America

Kosé to introduce Decorté in North America - PUBLISHED October 16, 2015

Japanese beauty group Kosé is set to introduce its prestige skincare and makeup brand Decorté in the US and Canada via an exclusive agreement with S…

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Urban Decay offers makeup lessons in Paris pop-up

Urban Decay offers makeup lessons in Paris pop-up - PUBLISHED October 12, 2015

L’Oréal-owned Urban Decay has opened a pop-up store in Paris’s Marais neighbourhood, offering makeup lessons to consumers

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New Middle Eastern fragrance store opens in Brazil

New Middle Eastern fragrance store opens in Brazil - PUBLISHED October 12, 2015

A new store dedicated to Middle Eastern fragrances opened in São Paulo, Brazil in September.

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An analysis of brands & travel-retail consolidation

An analysis of brands & travel-retail consolidation - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

As Dufry Group begins the integration of World Duty Free Group and continues with the amalgamation of Nuance, BW Confidential examines the implication…

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An analysis of Amazon's luxury beauty business development

An analysis of Amazon's luxury beauty business development - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

There has been much talk about Amazon’s impact on the cosmetics and fragrance market. BW Confidential analyzes the online retailer’s strategy and …

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A visit to The Hermès Perfumery, New York

A visit to The Hermès Perfumery, New York - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

French brand Hermès opens its first-ever fragrance boutique

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Christian Louboutin opens beauty shop-in-shop at Printemps

Christian Louboutin opens beauty shop-in-shop at Printemps - PUBLISHED October 08, 2015

Footwear brand Christian Louboutin has opened a shop-in-shop exclusively dedicated to beauty at French department store Printemps’ flagship Haussman…

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Codage opens first standalone boutique in Paris

Codage opens first standalone boutique in Paris - PUBLISHED October 01, 2015

French skincare brand Codage has opened its first standalone boutique in Paris.

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Saks signs new salon partner

Saks signs new salon partner - PUBLISHED September 28, 2015

High-end hair salon operator John Barrett Holdings is to become the official in-store salon and spa partner for Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the US and…

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John Lewis opens in Birmingham

John Lewis opens in Birmingham - PUBLISHED September 25, 2015

UK department store operator John Lewis has opened what it calls its “most innovative store to date” in the new Grand Central shopping center abov…

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A visit to Cosmopolitan in Brazil

A visit to Cosmopolitan in Brazil - PUBLISHED September 24, 2015

A new niche fragrance boutique has opened in Brasilia, modeled on the format of an art gallery

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NYX to open first standalones

NYX to open first standalones - PUBLISHED September 24, 2015

L’Oréal-owned NYX Cosmetics has announced plans for its first standalone stores.

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JC Penney names new chief merchant, reshuffles in-house Sephora management

JC Penney names new chief merchant, reshuffles in-house Sephora management - PUBLISHED September 23, 2015

US department-store operator JC Penney has promoted John Tighe to the post of executive vice president, chief merchant, effective October 1.

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Hermès opens first standalone perfumery

Hermès opens first standalone perfumery - PUBLISHED September 18, 2015

French brand Hermès has opened its first ever standalone perfumery. The 82m2 store, in Manhattan's Brookfield Place complex

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Shiseido creates global travel-retail marketing team

Shiseido creates global travel-retail marketing team - PUBLISHED September 16, 2015

Shiseido has created a global travel-retail marketing team to support its expansion in the channel,

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Nivea to exit European travel retail

Nivea to exit European travel retail - PUBLISHED September 16, 2015

Beiersdorf is to exit travel retail in Europe for Nivea and focus on expanding the brand in the channel in other parts

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Michelle Phan’s Ipsy raises $100m in funding

Michelle Phan’s Ipsy raises $100m in funding - PUBLISHED September 15, 2015

Beauty subscription service and online community Ipsy has raised $100m in Series B funding from investment firms TPG Growth and Sherpa Capital.

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Sephora signs up new partner for India

Sephora signs up new partner for India - PUBLISHED September 14, 2015

LVMH-owned Sephora has signed up a new partner for its Indian business, its third since it entered the market around three years ago.

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Is specialisation the way forward for beauty retailers?

Is specialisation the way forward for beauty retailers? - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Should retailers look to more of a specialist offer and services in their stores?

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An analysis of prestige retailing in Russia

An analysis of prestige retailing in Russia - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Discounting remains rampant in prestige retailing in Russia. But despite this, retailers are making efforts to deliver a better shopping experience to…

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An analysis of online beauty retailing in Russia

An analysis of online beauty retailing in Russia - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

How online sales of cosmetics and fragrance are set to grow in Russia

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An analysis of travel retail in the Middle East

An analysis of travel retail in the Middle East - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

The Middle East continues to show resilience with growth in airport infrastructure and passenger numbers amid geopolitical, exchange rate and oil pric…

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Interview with Dubai Duty Free vice president purchasing Saba Tahir

Interview with Dubai Duty Free vice president purchasing Saba Tahir - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

Despite major challenges for beauty at Dubai Duty Free including the decline in Russian travelers and the weakening of the euro, vice president purcha…

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An analysis of retailers' beauty strategies in the Middle East

An analysis of retailers' beauty strategies in the Middle East - PUBLISHED September 10, 2015

An analysis of the region’s travel-retail operators’ strategies when it comes to beauty

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Arden to open pop-up store in Paris

Arden to open pop-up store in Paris - PUBLISHED September 04, 2015

Elizabeth Arden is to open its first pop-up store in France in September.

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Puig launches airport pop-up store for CH Confidential

Puig launches airport pop-up store for CH Confidential - PUBLISHED August 31, 2015

Spanish group Puig has teamed up with Dubai Duty Free to launch a pop-up shop for its high-end fragrance collection for the Carolina Herrera brand,

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A visit to L'Oréal's Dermacenter store in Paris

A visit to L'Oréal's Dermacenter store in Paris - PUBLISHED August 27, 2015

L’Oréal brings five of its dermo-cosmetics brands together with a strong service offer in a new Dermacenter store in Paris

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MAC opens flagship store in Brazil

MAC opens flagship store in Brazil - PUBLISHED August 13, 2015

Estée Lauder Companies-owned MAC Cosmetics opened a flagship store in São Paulo, Brazil in July.

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Lagardère Travel Retail to acquire Paradies

Lagardère Travel Retail to acquire Paradies - PUBLISHED August 12, 2015

France-based Lagardère Travel Retail has signed a deal to acquire North American airport travel retailer Paradies for $530m in cash from Freeman Spog…

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Sephora to launch subscription beauty box

Sephora to launch subscription beauty box - PUBLISHED August 12, 2015

LVMH-owned retailer Sephora is to make a move into the beauty box subscription service in the US this fall.

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AS Watson opens Watsons flagship in Hong Kong

AS Watson opens Watsons flagship in Hong Kong - PUBLISHED August 12, 2015

AS Watson opened a Watsons flagship store in Hong Kong yesterday. The 8,000ft2 (743m2) three-story store is located on Yun Ping Road in Causeway Bay a…

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Bulgari to open fragrance pop-up store at Charles de Gaulle airport

Bulgari to open fragrance pop-up store at Charles de Gaulle airport - PUBLISHED August 10, 2015

Bulgari is to open its first fragrance pop-up store in Paris at Charles de Gaulle airport in October.

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Qatar Duty Free teams up with L’Oréal for fragrance pop-up store

Qatar Duty Free teams up with L’Oréal for fragrance pop-up store - PUBLISHED August 04, 2015

ravel-retail operator Qatar Duty Free has launched a fragrance pop-up store in collaboration with L’Oréal Luxe

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Neiman Marcus to go public

Neiman Marcus to go public - PUBLISHED August 04, 2015

US-based prestige department store Neiman Marcus is to list on the stock exchange after 10 years of private ownership

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Sephora makes travel-retail debut at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Sephora makes travel-retail debut at Abu Dhabi International Airport - PUBLISHED August 03, 2015

VMH-owned retailer Sephora has made its debut in travel retail at Abu Dhabi International Airport

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L’Oréal opens Dermacenter boutique in Paris

L’Oréal opens Dermacenter boutique in Paris - PUBLISHED July 24, 2015

L’Oréal’s active cosmetics division has opened a new store in Paris selling its five dermo-cosmetics brands

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Bernard Marionnaud passes away

Bernard Marionnaud passes away - PUBLISHED July 23, 2015

Founder of French perfumery chain Marionnaud, Bernard Marionnaud passed away yesterday. He was 81.

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Marionnaud hits the road with beauty truck this summer

Marionnaud hits the road with beauty truck this summer - PUBLISHED July 21, 2015

Perfumery chain Marionnaud is to embark on a summer tour with its beauty truck in France from July 21 to August 1.

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Galeries Lafayette to close Lille store

Galeries Lafayette to close Lille store - PUBLISHED July 13, 2015

French department store Galeries Lafayette is to close its store in Lille, in northern France.

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A trip to Le Bon Marché's new beauty space in Paris

A trip to Le Bon Marché's new beauty space in Paris - PUBLISHED July 09, 2015

The new beauty space at Paris’ Le Bon Marché puts the focus on natural and niche brands

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Chalhoub to open new concept store in Abu Dhabi

Chalhoub to open new concept store in Abu Dhabi - PUBLISHED July 03, 2015

Middle East retail and distribution company The Chalhoub Group is to open a new concept store called Tryano in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi in October.

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A trip to The Beauty Box's shop-in-shops at C&A in Brazil

A trip to The Beauty Box's shop-in-shops at C&A in Brazil - PUBLISHED June 25, 2015

Brazilian company Grupo Boticário is looking at expanding its The Beauty Box concept through fashion retailer C&A

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Le Bon Marché opens new beauty area

Le Bon Marché opens new beauty area - PUBLISHED June 22, 2015

French department store Le Bon Marché has opened a new beauty area at its Paris store.

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LVMH gets green light to renovate La Samaritaine

LVMH gets green light to renovate La Samaritaine - PUBLISHED June 19, 2015

LVMH has been given the green light from France’s Conseil d’Etat to renovate the La Samaritaine department-store building on Paris’ rue de Rivol…

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HBC to buy Galeria Kaufhof

HBC to buy Galeria Kaufhof - PUBLISHED June 15, 2015

Canada-based retail group Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is to acquire German department store company Galeria Kaufhof from the Metro Group for €2.83b…

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Unilever launches flagship store on JD.com

Unilever launches flagship store on JD.com - PUBLISHED June 15, 2015

Anglo-Dutch group Unilever is to launch a flagship store on Chinese website JD Worldwide, JD.com’s cross-border e-commerce platform

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DFS launches First Class Beauty campaign globally

DFS launches First Class Beauty campaign globally - PUBLISHED June 12, 2015

Travel retailer DFS is to launch its annual First Class Beauty campaign globally.

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A trip to Erborian's first standalone store

A trip to Erborian's first standalone store - PUBLISHED June 11, 2015

The brand’s first standalone store, in Paris, puts the focus on services

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La Rinascente takes stake in KaDaWe

La Rinascente takes stake in KaDaWe - PUBLISHED June 10, 2015

Italian luxury department store group La Rinascente will acquire a 50.1% stake in German department store KaDaWe.

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Jumei acquires stake in Korean brand It’s Skin

Jumei acquires stake in Korean brand It’s Skin - PUBLISHED June 03, 2015

Chinese online beauty retailer Jumei has acquired a minority stake in Korean brand It's Skin.

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CVC Capital Partners to acquire Douglas

CVC Capital Partners to acquire Douglas - PUBLISHED June 01, 2015

Private-equity fund CVC Capital Partners is to acquire German perfumery chain Douglas

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Douglas to list on the stock exchange

Douglas to list on the stock exchange - PUBLISHED May 29, 2015

German perfumery retailer Douglas plans to list on the stock market this year.

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A trip to Fortnum & Mason's beauty hall in London

A trip to Fortnum & Mason's beauty hall in London - PUBLISHED May 28, 2015

The UK retailer’s newly opened beauty floor puts a focus on fragrance and personalized service

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LLG moves ahead with restructuring for Limoni and La Gardenia

LLG moves ahead with restructuring for Limoni and La Gardenia - PUBLISHED May 20, 2015

Leading Luxury Group (LLG), which owns Italy’s two major perfumery chains Limoni and La Gardenia Beauty, says it has reached a turning point in its …

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Superdrug to open 100 new stores in UK in next three years

Superdrug to open 100 new stores in UK in next three years - PUBLISHED May 15, 2015

UK-based health and beauty chain Superdrug (AS Watson) plans to open 100 new stores in the next three years.

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The Merchant of Venice looks to international expansion

The Merchant of Venice looks to international expansion - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Italian company Mavive is moving full speed ahead on the international front with its Merchant of Venice fragrance brand.

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An analysis of retailing strategies in skincare

An analysis of retailing strategies in skincare - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

An analysis of the issues facing prestige skincare retailers and what improvements are on the horizon

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An analysis of branded standalone store development

An analysis of branded standalone store development - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

How the trend for branded standalone stores is set to develop

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Spotlight on retail channels in China

Spotlight on retail channels in China - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

An overview of how China’s main distribution channels are evolving

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An analysis of travel retail in Asia

An analysis of travel retail in Asia - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

The product mix in Asia Pacific is diversifying, while the travel habits of Chinese travelers are also changing

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Travel retail and Chinese travelers

Travel retail and Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

With the number of Chinese travelers forecast to rocket over the next decade, BW Confidential looks at the strategies adopted by airports, travel reta…

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An analysis of the Chinese domestic duty free market

An analysis of the Chinese domestic duty free market - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

The Haitang Bay Shopping complex hailed a new era for Chinese domestic duty free. BW Confidential explores the implications

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Interview with L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific md Eva Yu

Interview with L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific md Eva Yu - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

L’Oréal chose Asia as the first region to roll out Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase in travel retail. L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific ma…

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Interview with Shiseido vp global travel retail Philippe Lesne

Interview with Shiseido vp global travel retail Philippe Lesne - PUBLISHED May 14, 2015

Shiseido vp global travel retail Philippe Lesne tells BW Confidential that the group is now aiming for a top-five ranking in the travel-retail channel…

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Sephora opens store on Chinese online platform JD.com

Sephora opens store on Chinese online platform JD.com - PUBLISHED May 13, 2015

LVMH-owned Sephora has opened a flagship store on Chinese online platform JD.com

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Sephora expands presence in JCPenney stores

Sephora expands presence in JCPenney stores - PUBLISHED May 01, 2015

US-based department store JCPenney is to launch Sephora in 25 additional stores from May 1

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A trip to Herborist's Paris store

A trip to Herborist's Paris store - PUBLISHED April 30, 2015

Chinese brand Herborist opens its first European flagship store in Paris

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Sabé Masson opens its first standalone store in Paris

Sabé Masson opens its first standalone store in Paris - PUBLISHED April 30, 2015

French fragrance company Sabé Masson has opened its first standalone store in Paris.

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Sephora opens pop-up store in Brazil

Sephora opens pop-up store in Brazil - PUBLISHED April 29, 2015

LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora has opened its first pop-up store in South America.

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Fortnum & Mason inaugurates new beauty hall in London

Fortnum & Mason inaugurates new beauty hall in London - PUBLISHED April 24, 2015

UK retailer Fortnum & Mason has inaugurated its revamped beauty hall in its London Picadilly store this month.

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Hermès to open fragrance pop-up shop at Franck & Fils in Paris

Hermès to open fragrance pop-up shop at Franck & Fils in Paris - PUBLISHED April 23, 2015

French brand Hermès is opening a pop-up shop for its fragrance offer at Paris luxury department store Frank & Fils in May.

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LS Travel Retail North America acquires Saveria USA assets

LS Travel Retail North America acquires Saveria USA assets - PUBLISHED April 22, 2015

LS Travel Retail North America, part of Lagardère Services has acquired assets of Saveria USA, the specialty retail operator at New York’s JFK Term…

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L’Oréal opens first travel-retail Americas door for Kérastase

L’Oréal opens first travel-retail Americas door for Kérastase - PUBLISHED April 17, 2015

French group L’Oréal opened its first point of sale for the Kérastase haircare brand in Americas travel retail

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A trip to Marionnaud France's new store format

A trip to Marionnaud France's new store format - PUBLISHED April 16, 2015

Marionnaud revamps its stores in France and launches new services

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Marionnaud donates €100,000 to CEW

Marionnaud donates €100,000 to CEW - PUBLISHED April 16, 2015

French perfumery chain Marionnaud presented a €100,000 cheque to the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) association at a ceremony in Paris yesterday.

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William Koeberlé named head of European retailer association FEPD

William Koeberlé named head of European retailer association FEPD - PUBLISHED April 13, 2015

Currently president of the French Federation of Selective Perfumery (FFPS), retail veteran William Koeberlé has also been named president of the FEPD…

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Niche brand Commodity launches Mix Bar concept at Sephora US

Niche brand Commodity launches Mix Bar concept at Sephora US - PUBLISHED April 10, 2015

US-based niche fragrance brand Commodity has launched its Mix Bar concept exclusively in 35 Sephora stores in the US.

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Yves Rocher opens botanical-themed concept store in Paris

Yves Rocher opens botanical-themed concept store in Paris - PUBLISHED April 09, 2015

French beauty brand Yves Rocher has opened a new concept store in Paris, located at the site of the brand’s very first boutique, which opened in 196…

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Walgreens to close 200 stores in US

Walgreens to close 200 stores in US - PUBLISHED April 09, 2015

US drugstore operator Walgreens, which acquired UK operator Alliance Boots last year, has announced plans to close 200 stores in the US.

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A trip to Parfums Christian Dior's first beauty boutique in Brazil

A trip to Parfums Christian Dior's first beauty boutique in Brazil - PUBLISHED April 02, 2015

Dior puts the focus on service and exclusives at its first beauty boutique in Brazil

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Douglas could be sold or listed on stock exchange by June

Douglas could be sold or listed on stock exchange by June - PUBLISHED April 02, 2015

The fate of German perfumery retailer Douglas could be decided by the end of June.

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Gebr Heinemann to invest €130m in its business this year

Gebr Heinemann to invest €130m in its business this year - PUBLISHED April 01, 2015

Germany-based travel retailer Gebr Heinemann is to invest €130m in its business in 2015, some 30% more than last year.

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Galeries Lafayette to shut two stores in France

Galeries Lafayette to shut two stores in France - PUBLISHED April 01, 2015

French department-store operator Galeries Lafayette is to close at least two of its stores in France, according to new agency Reuters.

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Net-A-Porter to merge with YOOX

Net-A-Porter to merge with YOOX - PUBLISHED March 31, 2015

Luxury-goods group Richemont, owner of The Net-A-Porter Group, has announced its intention to merge the online luxury retailer with Italy-based fashio…

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Beauty Success partners with CFAO to open stores in West Africa

Beauty Success partners with CFAO to open stores in West Africa - PUBLISHED March 31, 2015

In a move to expand its store network outside of its home market, French perfumery chain Beauty Success has signed an agreement with France-based dist…

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Dufry to acquire World Duty Free—update

Dufry to acquire World Duty Free—update - PUBLISHED March 30, 2015

Ending months of speculation, Swiss travel-retail operator Dufry announced that it is to buy World Duty Free (WDF).

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Dufry to acquire World Duty Free

Dufry to acquire World Duty Free - PUBLISHED March 29, 2015

Ending months of speculation, Swiss travel-retail operator Dufry announced that it is to buy World Duty Free (WDF)

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Shiseido to build on Ultimune franchise in Americas travel retail

Shiseido to build on Ultimune franchise in Americas travel retail - PUBLISHED March 25, 2015

Japanese group Shiseido is focusing on building its skincare franchise Ultimune this year in travel-retail in the Americas region.

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Jovoy expands in France and abroad

Jovoy expands in France and abroad - PUBLISHED March 25, 2015

French niche fragrance retailer Jovoy has signed a franchise agreement to open its second boutique in France, in Le Mans, in the country’s north-wes…

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Shilla to buy stake in DFASS

Shilla to buy stake in DFASS - PUBLISHED March 23, 2015

Korean group Hotel Shilla, owner of Shilla Duty Free, has signed a deal to buy a 44% stake in US duty-free operator DFASS Group for $105m.

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Make-up brands look to expand their standalone store footprint

Make-up brands look to expand their standalone store footprint - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

One of the major trends when it comes to retailing and make-up has been the rise of branded standalone stores.

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The rise of Kiko

The rise of Kiko - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Italian mass beauty brand Kiko Milano is set to give traditional beauty players a run for their money

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An analysis of perfumery chain development in Brazil

An analysis of perfumery chain development in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

How perfumery chains are developing in Brazil

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Spotlight on free-standing beauty stores in Brazil

Spotlight on free-standing beauty stores in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

The development of malls combined with a rise in purchasing power is set to change how consumers shop and how brands sell their products in Brazil.

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An analysis of the growing pharmacy channel in Brazil

An analysis of the growing pharmacy channel in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Pharmacies are a growing channel in Brazil and may offer opportunities for prestige brands

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An analysis of the direct-sales channel in Brazil

An analysis of the direct-sales channel in Brazil - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Direct selling continues to dominate the beauty market in Brazil.

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Travel retail and Latin America

Travel retail and Latin America - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Political stability in Brazil and renewed consumer confidence has sparked some promise for Latin American travel-retailing in 2015. However, markets s…

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Industry execs on travel retail in Latin America

Industry execs on travel retail in Latin America - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

Three industry executives give their views on dealing with a slower market in Latin America and on the challenges and opportunities ahead

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Spotlight on innovative Latin American travel retail concepts

Spotlight on innovative Latin American travel retail concepts - PUBLISHED March 19, 2015

A snapshot of four innovative retail concepts in Latin American travel retail

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Ulta quarterly sales bypass $1bn for first time

Ulta quarterly sales bypass $1bn for first time - PUBLISHED March 13, 2015

US beauty retailer Ulta reported a sales increase of 20.7% for its fourth fiscal quarter 2014 to $1.05bn, marking the first time the retailer broke th…

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Rituals to open first store in France in May

Rituals to open first store in France in May - PUBLISHED March 12, 2015

Dutch beauty brand Rituals Cosmetics, specialized in bodycare and home fragrance items, is launching in France in May

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Dufry sales up 17.5% in 2014

Dufry sales up 17.5% in 2014 - PUBLISHED March 12, 2015

Travel-retail operator Dufry reported sales of CHF4.20bn ($4.18bn) in 2014, an increase of 17.5% over the previous year.

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L’Oréal to launch Urban Decay in European travel retail

L’Oréal to launch Urban Decay in European travel retail - PUBLISHED March 12, 2015

French group L’Oréal is gearing up to launch the Urban Decay brand in the travel-retail channel in Europe.

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New natural beauty retailer launches in US

New natural beauty retailer launches in US - PUBLISHED March 12, 2015

Former Sephora executive Shashi Batra has launched a new retail venture in the US specialized in natural beauty brands, called Credo.

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A trip to Yves Rocher's Botanical Beauty Lab

A trip to Yves Rocher's Botanical Beauty Lab - PUBLISHED March 05, 2015

The brand is testing new features and designs in its latest retail concept in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne

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Sephora launching click-and-collect service in France

Sephora launching click-and-collect service in France - PUBLISHED March 05, 2015

Sephora is launching a click-and-collect service in France in May.

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Marionnaud’s Champs-Elysées flagship to stay open until midnight

Marionnaud’s Champs-Elysées flagship to stay open until midnight - PUBLISHED March 05, 2015

A French court has rejected worker unions’ demands to close AS Watson-owned Marionnaud’s flagship store on the Champs-Elysées at 9pm.

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Marionnaud revamping French store network

Marionnaud revamping French store network - PUBLISHED March 03, 2015

AS Watson-owned perfumery chain Marionnaud is revamping its store network in France with an updated concept

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Advent said to be preparing IPO for Douglas

Advent said to be preparing IPO for Douglas - PUBLISHED February 25, 2015

US private-equity company Advent is preparing to list German perfumery chain Douglas on the stock market, according to Reuters.

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E.l.f Cosmetics opens first standalone in France

E.l.f Cosmetics opens first standalone in France - PUBLISHED February 24, 2015

US-based budget make-up brand e.l.f. Cosmetics opened its first standalone store outside of the US this week,

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World Duty Free Group extends Kuwait airport contract for 5 years

World Duty Free Group extends Kuwait airport contract for 5 years - PUBLISHED February 20, 2015

World Duty Free Group has extended its contract with Kuwait International Airport for five more years, with the option of an additional year.

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A trip to Lush's flagship store in São Paulo

A trip to Lush's flagship store in São Paulo - PUBLISHED February 19, 2015

The UK-based brand returned to Brazil with a flagship store in 2014, and plans to open additional boutiques in the country this year

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A trip to the Watsons Gen Y concept store in Taipei

A trip to the Watsons Gen Y concept store in Taipei - PUBLISHED February 05, 2015

Watsons looks to Gen Y with a new concept store in Taipei, Taiwan

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Macy’s acquires Bluemercury

Macy’s acquires Bluemercury - PUBLISHED February 04, 2015

US department-store operator Macy’s is acquiring beauty retailer Bluemercury for $210m.

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The Body Shop acquires Australia franchise business

The Body Shop acquires Australia franchise business - PUBLISHED February 03, 2015

L’Oréal-owned The Body Shop has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Adidem Pty Limited,

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Yves Rocher tests new retail concept

Yves Rocher tests new retail concept - PUBLISHED February 02, 2015

French brand Yves Rocher has opened a new store concept in Boulogne, a suburb of Paris.

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Dufry, Lagardère said to be in running to buy stake in World Duty Free

Dufry, Lagardère said to be in running to buy stake in World Duty Free - PUBLISHED January 30, 2015

Speculation is mounting over who will buy the stake in travel retailer World Duty Free, currently held by the Benetton family.

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Dufry exercises option to buy 20% of Dufry Lojas Francas

Dufry exercises option to buy 20% of Dufry Lojas Francas - PUBLISHED January 29, 2015

Swiss travel retailer Dufry exercised its option to buy 20% of Dufry Lojas Francas (DLF) for Sfr148m from is minority partner Brasif Group

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Private-equity fund KKR interested in stake in World Duty Free

Private-equity fund KKR interested in stake in World Duty Free - PUBLISHED January 27, 2015

Shares in travel retailer World Duty Free rose more than 2% yesterday following press reports that

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Nuance launches luxury beauty store at Geneva Airport

Nuance launches luxury beauty store at Geneva Airport - PUBLISHED January 27, 2015

Swiss travel-retail operator Nuance has inaugurated a new store in Geneva Airport that caters to what it says is a consumer interest in “high-qualit…

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A trip to La Prairie's Paris store

A trip to La Prairie's Paris store - PUBLISHED January 22, 2015

Swiss skincare company La Prairie opened its first European flagship store in Paris in December 2014

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La Prairie opens first European flagship in Paris

La Prairie opens first European flagship in Paris - PUBLISHED January 21, 2015

Swiss skincare company La Prairie opened its first European flagship store in Paris in December.

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AS Watson to acquire Dirx

AS Watson to acquire Dirx - PUBLISHED January 21, 2015

Retailer AS Watson is to acquire Netherlands-based health and beauty chain Dirx.

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Oh My Cream to grow store network in France

Oh My Cream to grow store network in France - PUBLISHED January 16, 2015

French niche skincare retailer Oh My Cream, which opened its first boutique in Paris in 2012 and a second location in December 2014, plans to expand o…

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Lancôme launches flagship store on China’s Tmall

Lancôme launches flagship store on China’s Tmall - PUBLISHED January 16, 2015

French brand Lancôme has launched a flagship store on China-based Alibaba Group’s online shopping website Tmall.com.

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Target shuts store network in Canada

Target shuts store network in Canada - PUBLISHED January 15, 2015

US mass retailer Target has announced that it is closing its entire store network in Canada after launching in the country just two years ago.

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World Duty Free launches luxury fragrance area in Heathrow T5

World Duty Free launches luxury fragrance area in Heathrow T5 - PUBLISHED January 14, 2015

Travel retailer World Duty Free Group (WDFG) has launched an area dedicated to niche and designer fragrances in its Heathrow Terminal 5 store.

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Macy’s to close 14 stores in US

Macy’s to close 14 stores in US - PUBLISHED January 09, 2015

In what it says is a move to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns, US department-store retailer Macy’s is ramping up investments in

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JC Penney to shut 40 locations

JC Penney to shut 40 locations - PUBLISHED January 09, 2015

US mid-tier department-store retailer JC Penney is to shut around 40 stores this year,

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A trip to Burberry's Beauty Box in Seoul

A trip to Burberry's Beauty Box in Seoul - PUBLISHED January 08, 2015

Burberry’s second Beauty Box location, in Seoul, offers new services and digital tools

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Douglas rebrands 43 stores in France to Nocibé

Douglas rebrands 43 stores in France to Nocibé - PUBLISHED January 05, 2015

Following the acquisition of French perfumery chain Nocibé by German retailer Douglas in June 2014, some 43 Douglas franchise stores in France have b…

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France’s selective channel losing shoppers says report

France’s selective channel losing shoppers says report - PUBLISHED January 05, 2015

The number of French consumers shopping in the selective channel is decreasing, according to a recent report from market research company Kantar World…

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Burberry opens Burberry Beauty Box boutique in Seoul

Burberry opens Burberry Beauty Box boutique in Seoul - PUBLISHED December 19, 2014

UK-based Burberry has opened its first Burberry Beauty Box store in Asia, in the Coex Mall in Seoul, South Korea.

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A trip to Birchbox's Paris pop-up and vending machine

A trip to Birchbox's Paris pop-up and vending machine - PUBLISHED December 18, 2014

The beauty box specialist opens a pop-up store and launches a vending machine concept in Paris

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Galeries Lafayette to open store in Paris suburbs

Galeries Lafayette to open store in Paris suburbs - PUBLISHED December 16, 2014

French department-store operator Galeries Lafayette is to open a new store in the Carré Sénart shopping complex in the suburbs of Paris in 2018.

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Carrefour testing new beauty concept

Carrefour testing new beauty concept - PUBLISHED December 15, 2014

Hypermarket operator Carrefour is testing a new beauty concept at its store in Vitrolles, France.

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Ioma launches in Russia with Ile de Beauté

Ioma launches in Russia with Ile de Beauté - PUBLISHED December 15, 2014

French skincare brand Ioma is launching in Russia today in 90 Ile de Beauté stores.

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Birchbox launches vending machine in French train station

Birchbox launches vending machine in French train station - PUBLISHED December 11, 2014

Subscription service Birchbox is to begin distributing beauty products through a vending machine in Paris’ Gare Montparnasse train station this mont…

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Harvey Nichols to open store in Doha in 2017

Harvey Nichols to open store in Doha in 2017 - PUBLISHED December 11, 2014

UK-based luxury-goods retailer Harvey Nichols is to open a store in Doha, Qatar in the first quarter of 2017.

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Birchbox opens Paris pop-up boutique

Birchbox opens Paris pop-up boutique - PUBLISHED December 05, 2014

US-based subscription beauty box company Birchbox opened a pop-up store in Paris this week.

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A trip to The Body Shop, Brazil

A trip to The Body Shop, Brazil - PUBLISHED December 04, 2014

L’Oréal launches The Body Shop in Brazil with two stores in São Paulo

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian opens second Paris store

Maison Francis Kurkdjian opens second Paris store - PUBLISHED December 04, 2014

French fragrance brand Maison Francis Kurkdjian opened its second Paris standalone store this week

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Kilian opens first Paris boutique

Kilian opens first Paris boutique - PUBLISHED November 27, 2014

Niche fragrance brand Kilian opened its first boutique in Paris this week.

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Saks opens beauty services area at flagship store

Saks opens beauty services area at flagship store - PUBLISHED November 24, 2014

US department-store retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has opened a new space devoted to beauty services at its flagship New York City location

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A trip to Harrods' Salon de Parfums

A trip to Harrods' Salon de Parfums - PUBLISHED November 20, 2014

Billed as a sanctuary of scent, Harrods’ new premium concept was conceived to provide a luxurious setting for fragrance discovery

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Ioma launches in travel retail

Ioma launches in travel retail - PUBLISHED November 13, 2014

Skincare brand Ioma has made its debut in travel retail at Geneva International Airport in partnership with Nuance.

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Parlux teams up with Jequiti for Brazil

Parlux teams up with Jequiti for Brazil - PUBLISHED November 11, 2014

Parlux has inked a deal with direct seller Jequiti to sell its Rihanna brand in Brazil from next May.

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An analysis of international retail expansion

An analysis of international retail expansion - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

More retailers are looking to foreign markets for growth. But developing a global footprint is far from easy

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Travel retailers are a source of inspiration

Travel retailers are a source of inspiration - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Travel retailers are now said to have the edge over their domestic-market counterparts. What can local-market stores learn from duty free?

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An analysis of the travel retail channel

An analysis of the travel retail channel - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Consolidation and premiumization are key themes in travel retail this year, while Asia Pacific continues to lead the charge.

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Mass brands and travel retail

Mass brands and travel retail - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

More accessible travel has triggered demand for a broader selection of travel-retail beauty products

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Travel retail and Africa

Travel retail and Africa - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Africa is gaining momentum and magnitude as a travel-retail market with much potential for the future

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Targeting passengers in travel retail

Targeting passengers in travel retail - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

How the travel-retail industry is looking to target consumers at every stage of their journey

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Dior and Nuance spotlight Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

Dior and Nuance spotlight Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Parfums Christian Dior teamed up with travel-retail operator Nuance in May to spotlight the brand’s Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet fragrance

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Selfridges bottles custom scents

Selfridges bottles custom scents - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Selfridges set out to scale new heights in the interactive retail experience with Fragrance Lab, a concept that launched as part of the UK retailer’…

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World’s largest duty-free store opens at Haitang Bay

World’s largest duty-free store opens at Haitang Bay - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

China Duty Free Group launched the much-awaited Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, on the island province of Hainan, China

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Buly looks to the past with new store

Buly looks to the past with new store - PUBLISHED November 06, 2014

Artistic director Ramdane Touhami and beauty specialist Victoire de Taillac have relaunched a 19th century apothecary beauty brand called Buly with th…

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 Distribution channels of the future

Distribution channels of the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Many changes are expected in beauty’s main distribution channels. BW Confidential examines what lies ahead

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The beauty store of tomorrow

The beauty store of tomorrow - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

What will the beauty store of tomorrow look like?

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The future of online sales

The future of online sales - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Online beauty sales are projected to grow substantially in the years to come and change how the industry sees selling and distribution

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Travel retail market indicators

Travel retail market indicators - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

How will passenger numbers, traveler groups, geographic hubs and channels evolve across duty free travel retail in the next 10 years?

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How the travel-retail market will evolve

How the travel-retail market will evolve - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

More consolidation and the emergence of new players are likely to change how the travel-retail market will be structured in the years to come

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The travel-retail store of tomorrow

The travel-retail store of tomorrow - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Sensory experiences, rotational merchandising, personalization and holographic staff could be among the features of the beauty duty-free store of the …

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The travel-retail industry on the future

The travel-retail industry on the future - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

Three travel-retail players gaze into their crystal balls to predict the shape of the beauty industry over the next 15 years

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Herborist to open flagship store in Paris

Herborist to open flagship store in Paris - PUBLISHED October 30, 2014

China-based Shanghai Jahwa-owned beauty brand Herborist is to open its first European flagship store

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Intertrade Europe grows niche perfumery network

Intertrade Europe grows niche perfumery network - PUBLISHED October 29, 2014

Italy-based fragrance distributor and retailer Intertrade Europe is expanding its Avery Perfume Gallery network of niche perfumeries with new doors in

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L'Oréal to launch Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase in travel retail

L'Oréal to launch Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 29, 2014

L'Oréal is to launch its dermocosmetics brands La Roche-Posay and Vichy and professional haircare brand Kerastase in the travel-retail channel at the…

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Yves Rocher embarks on standalone travel-retail network

Yves Rocher embarks on standalone travel-retail network - PUBLISHED October 27, 2014

French beauty brand Yves Rocher is looking to build its travel-retail presence by opening standalone stores in airports,

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A trip to Urban Decay's New Newport Beach, California store

A trip to Urban Decay's New Newport Beach, California store - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

L’Oréal-owned Urban Decay opens its first standalone store on the brand’s home turf in Newport Beach, California

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A trip to Clinique's new London pop-up store

A trip to Clinique's new London pop-up store - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

Clinique opens its first-ever pop up concept store devoted to its skincare offer in London

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Sisley opens New York boutique

Sisley opens New York boutique - PUBLISHED October 23, 2014

French brand Sisley is to open its first New York City standalone boutique in December.

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France’s Beauty Success and Passion Beauté ink strategic alliance

France’s Beauty Success and Passion Beauté ink strategic alliance - PUBLISHED October 22, 2014

France-based perfumery franchise group Beauty Success and French grouping of independent stores Passion Beauté have struck an alliance to better posi…

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Harrods opens Salon de Parfums

Harrods opens Salon de Parfums - PUBLISHED October 16, 2014

UK-based department store Harrods has opened its new premium fragrance concept at its London store

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Douglas to rebrand wholly owned stores in France to Nocibé

Douglas to rebrand wholly owned stores in France to Nocibé - PUBLISHED October 13, 2014

Following Douglas’ acquisition of French perfumery chain Nocibé in June, the German retailer will rebrand its wholly owned Douglas stores in France

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Interview with Unilever International business manager travel retail Rosalyn Frayna

Interview with Unilever International business manager travel retail Rosalyn Frayna - PUBLISHED October 09, 2014

Unilever International business manager travel retail Rosalyn Frayna discusses the development of Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe in travel retail

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A trip to Crème de la Crème's new Tallinn, Estonia store

A trip to Crème de la Crème's new Tallinn, Estonia store - PUBLISHED October 09, 2014

Lithuanian prestige retailer Crème de la Crème opened its fourth store this summer. The retailer has ambitious plans for the Baltic states and beyon…

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Galeries Lafayette to open store on Champs Elysées

Galeries Lafayette to open store on Champs Elysées - PUBLISHED October 07, 2014

French department store group Galeries Lafayette is to open a store on the Champs Elysées in Paris.

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Dufry renews concession agreements in Cambodia

Dufry renews concession agreements in Cambodia - PUBLISHED October 03, 2014

Travel retailer Dufry has renewed its concession contracts at Phnom Penh International Airport and at Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia.

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Sears Holding to sell stake in Sears Canada

Sears Holding to sell stake in Sears Canada - PUBLISHED October 03, 2014

US-based department-store operator Sears Holdings announced that it is to sell a 51% stake in Sears Canada to its shareholders by November.

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Retail consolidation's impact on the industry

Retail consolidation's impact on the industry - PUBLISHED September 25, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes what the recent wave of retail consolidation means for stores, suppliers and consumers

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A trip to Murad's first standalone store

A trip to Murad's first standalone store - PUBLISHED September 25, 2014

US-based skincare company Murad is opening its first standalone store in Los Angeles, California in October

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Birchbox to launch pop-up store in Paris

Birchbox to launch pop-up store in Paris - PUBLISHED September 16, 2014

Birchbox to launch pop-up store in Paris US-based beauty subscription box company Birchbox is opening a pop-up shop in Paris’ Marais district for th…

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DFS to move into Europe with Venice store

DFS to move into Europe with Venice store - PUBLISHED September 16, 2014

LVMH-owned travel retailer DFS is to move into Europe with the opening of a new store in Venice.

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Countering the rising showrooming trend

Countering the rising showrooming trend - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

What retailers can do to counter the growing showrooming trend

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An analysis of European travel retail

An analysis of European travel retail - PUBLISHED September 11, 2014

A more positive economic environment is slowly emerging in the European travel-retail market, but caution still reigns

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Murad to open first standalone store

Murad to open first standalone store - PUBLISHED September 10, 2014

US skincare company Murad is opening its first standalone store in Los Angeles, California in October to mark the brand’s 25th anniversary.

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A trip to Birchbox's first standalone store

A trip to Birchbox's first standalone store - PUBLISHED August 28, 2014

US-based subscription beauty box service Birchbox has opened its first brick-and-mortar boutique in New York, a move it says marks the beginning of it…

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Saks Fifth Avenue introduces retail concept for designer fragrances

Saks Fifth Avenue introduces retail concept for designer fragrances - PUBLISHED August 25, 2014

US prestige department-store Saks Fifth Avenue has launched a new area devoted to designer fragrances at its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York C…

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 Karstadt acquired by real-estate group Signa

Karstadt acquired by real-estate group Signa - PUBLISHED August 19, 2014

Berggruen Holdings, owner of German retailer Karstadt, has sold the group to

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CVS launches Makeup Academy line

CVS launches Makeup Academy line - PUBLISHED August 12, 2014

US drugstore operator CVS is introducing make-up brand Makeup Academy to its US stores this month.

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Walgreens buys remaining share of Alliance Boots

Walgreens buys remaining share of Alliance Boots - PUBLISHED August 06, 2014

US-based drugstore retailer Walgreens announced today that it would acquire the remaining 55% share of UK drugstore operator

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A trip to ArtDeco's Paris flagship store

A trip to ArtDeco's Paris flagship store - PUBLISHED July 10, 2014

In a bid to boost its visibility in France, German beauty brand ArtDeco opened its first European flagship store in Paris this month

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Birchbox opens first brick-and-mortar store in New York

Birchbox opens first brick-and-mortar store in New York - PUBLISHED July 10, 2014

US-based subscription beauty box service Birchbox has opened its first brick-and-mortar boutique in New York, a move it says marks the beginning of it…

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Clarins revamps beauty institute

Clarins revamps beauty institute - PUBLISHED July 08, 2014

French brand Clarins has revamped and rebranded its beauty institute in the Paris suburb of Neuilly. The institute, which opened

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Harrods to unveil new fragrance retail concept

Harrods to unveil new fragrance retail concept - PUBLISHED July 03, 2014

UK-based department store Harrods is to launch a new fragrance retail concept at its London store this September.

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Frédéric Malle opens second New York boutique

Frédéric Malle opens second New York boutique - PUBLISHED June 26, 2014

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle looks to a new generation of stores

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Douglas finalizes Nocibé acquisition

Douglas finalizes Nocibé acquisition - PUBLISHED June 26, 2014

German retailer Douglas has finalized its acquisition of French perfumery chain Nocibé. The new entity is now France’s largest perfumery network

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Ex-Annick Goutal executives launch fragrance brand

Ex-Annick Goutal executives launch fragrance brand - PUBLISHED June 25, 2014

Former Annick Goutal managing director William Bouhouret and luxury product specialist Anne-Cecile Vidal have joined forces to create a niche fragranc…

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By Kilian expands standalone network, launches new fragrances

By Kilian expands standalone network, launches new fragrances - PUBLISHED June 20, 2014

Fragrance brand By Kilian will be opening its first standalone store in Paris this coming November, as well as five other boutiques before the end of …

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Galeries Lafayette to open store in Italy

Galeries Lafayette to open store in Italy - PUBLISHED June 13, 2014

French retail group Galeries Lafayette is to open a store in Milan, Italy, in 2017-2018, reinforcing its international expansion strategy

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Challenges ahead for retail in Brazil

Challenges ahead for retail in Brazil - PUBLISHED June 12, 2014

It’s been a tough year for beauty in Brazil. BW Confidential analyzes the state of prestige retail in country

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Sephora unveils new concept in Brazil

Sephora unveils new concept in Brazil - PUBLISHED June 12, 2014

LVMH-owned Sephora has opened its 11th store in Brazil, which it describes as bringing a new concept to the market

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Douglas to sell 38 French doors as part of Nocibé deal

Douglas to sell 38 French doors as part of Nocibé deal - PUBLISHED June 05, 2014

German retail group Douglas has agreed to sell 38 stores in France in order to obtain approval for its acquisition of French perfumery chain Nocibé

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Ikesaki opens new São Paulo state store

Ikesaki opens new São Paulo state store - PUBLISHED May 29, 2014

Brazilian retailer Ikesaki has opened a new store in a strategic new location in São Paulo state

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AS Watson to sell stake in travel retail business Nuance Watson

AS Watson to sell stake in travel retail business Nuance Watson - PUBLISHED May 29, 2014

Hong Kong-based retailer AS Watson Group is to sell its 50% share in travel-retail business Nuance-Watson to

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Hong Kong may limit travel from mainland Chinese

Hong Kong may limit travel from mainland Chinese - PUBLISHED May 28, 2014

Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying has said that there could be a 20% cut in mainland China visitors to the territory, a move that would ha…

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Monoprix revamps private-label make-up line

Monoprix revamps private-label make-up line - PUBLISHED May 26, 2014

French supermarket chain Monoprix revamped and relaunched its Miss Helen private-label make-up offer this month, changing its name to Monop’ Make-up

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Brazil’s DI Group to launch new retail concept

Brazil’s DI Group to launch new retail concept - PUBLISHED May 23, 2014

Brazil-based DI Group, owners of Pharmacie Drogaria Iguatemi, is launching a new retail concept in Rio de Janeiro at the end of the month

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L’Oréal opens first pop-up shop for Clarisonic in travel retail

L’Oréal opens first pop-up shop for Clarisonic in travel retail - PUBLISHED May 23, 2014

L’Oréal has launched its first pop-up store in travel retail for its cleansing device brand, Clarisonic, in collaboration with operator Gebr Heinem…

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Nars inaugurates second New York City store

Nars inaugurates second New York City store - PUBLISHED May 20, 2014

Shiseido-owned make-up brand Nars Cosmetics opened its second store in New York City, and its fifth worldwide, this month

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AS Watson to ramp up digital CRM program

AS Watson to ramp up digital CRM program - PUBLISHED May 16, 2014

Hong Kong-based retailer AS Watson Group is to invest $60m in its digital CRM strategy for its health and beauty stores in Asia and Europe

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How retailers can better do mobile

How retailers can better do mobile - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

How retailers are optimizing mobile technology to boost sales

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The challenges China's prestige retail market

The challenges China's prestige retail market - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Department stores continue to lose share, while online sales are booming

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The buying habits of Chinese travelers

The buying habits of Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

As the next tier of Chinese middle-class spenders begin intra-Asia travel, more seasoned Chinese travelers are looking further afield. BW Confidential…

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The industry viewpoint on Chinese travelers

The industry viewpoint on Chinese travelers - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Five travel-retail industry players debate how to appeal to different tiers of Chinese shoppers, and share their tactics for standing out from the cro…

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Interview with Nuance Watson Asia's regional md Asia Alessandra Piovesana

Interview with Nuance Watson Asia's regional md Asia Alessandra Piovesana - PUBLISHED May 15, 2014

Travel-retailer Nuance-Watson Asia is looking ahead, after losing the duty-free concession at Singapore Changi airport earlier this year. Regional md …

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Sydney Airport installs touch screen vending machines for beauty

Sydney Airport installs touch screen vending machines for beauty - PUBLISHED May 12, 2014

Sydney Airport unveiled digital touch screen vending machines that sell travel-size toiletries this month, designed by vending company Powder Room Int…

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Boots to buy Farmacias Ahumada

Boots to buy Farmacias Ahumada - PUBLISHED May 06, 2014

Health and beauty group Alliance Boots has signed an agreement to acquire Latin American pharmacy chain Farmacias Ahumada

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Selfridges unveils The Beauty Project

Selfridges unveils The Beauty Project - PUBLISHED May 02, 2014

UK department store retailer Selfridges inaugurated The Beauty Project on May 1st, an event taking place through June 12 at its three

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Avon’s beauty sales fall 12% in first quarter

Avon’s beauty sales fall 12% in first quarter - PUBLISHED May 02, 2014

First-quarter sales at US beauty group Avon decreased by 11% to

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Interview with Printemps head of beauty collections Delphine Hervé-Turro

Interview with Printemps head of beauty collections Delphine Hervé-Turro - PUBLISHED May 01, 2014

Printemps head of beauty collections Delphine Hervé-Turro explains the French department store's new strategy

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Beauty Avenue's second Hong Kong store

Beauty Avenue's second Hong Kong store - PUBLISHED May 01, 2014

Prestige retail concept Beauty Avenue will inaugurate its second store in Hong Kong this year

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Phenomen opens first boutique in Paris

Phenomen opens first boutique in Paris - PUBLISHED April 29, 2014

Phenomen, an online magazine and e-store dedicated to men’s fashion and lifestyle, opened its first boutique last month in Paris

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Nocibé opens second Les Bellista by Nocibé boutique

Nocibé opens second Les Bellista by Nocibé boutique - PUBLISHED April 28, 2014

Nocibé is opening its second Les Bellista by Nocibé store, the retail concept devoted exclusively to its private-label offer, on April 30th

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Victoria’s Secret opens new store with Nuance in Toronto airport

Victoria’s Secret opens new store with Nuance in Toronto airport - PUBLISHED April 22, 2014

US-based Victoria’s Secret has opened a new beauty and accessories store in Toronto Pearson International Airport, in partnership with travel retail…

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MAC launches new professional flagship concept

MAC launches new professional flagship concept - PUBLISHED April 17, 2014

MAC mixes professional lines, standard products and services at its new flagship concept in San Francisco

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ELC launches Jo Malone in China

ELC launches Jo Malone in China - PUBLISHED April 16, 2014

Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) launched its Jo Malone brand in mainland China today

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Urban Decay to open first standalone store in second half

Urban Decay to open first standalone store in second half - PUBLISHED April 08, 2014

L’Oréal-owned make-up brand Urban Decay is planning to open its first standalone store in Newport Beach, California in the second half of this year…

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China’s Sanpower to buy House of Fraser

China’s Sanpower to buy House of Fraser - PUBLISHED April 04, 2014

Chinese company Sanpower Group has agreed to buy UK-based department store chain House of Fraser in a deal that values the retailer at around

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The state of France's retail perfumery landscape

The state of France's retail perfumery landscape - PUBLISHED April 03, 2014

BW Confidential analyzes the challenges facing France’s retail perfumery landscape

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A visit to Duty Free City's US-Mexico border store

A visit to Duty Free City's US-Mexico border store - PUBLISHED April 03, 2014

Duty-free retailer Duty Free City is opening its first door on the US-Mexico border

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Alibaba takes stake in Intime department stores

Alibaba takes stake in Intime department stores - PUBLISHED March 31, 2014

China-based online retailer Alibaba Group is to invest $692m in Chinese department store operator Intime Retail Group in a bid to better combine onlin…

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L’Oréal opens Maison Lancôme in Beijing airport

L’Oréal opens Maison Lancôme in Beijing airport - PUBLISHED March 31, 2014

L’Oréal has opened a Maison Lancôme at terminal 3 in Beijing airport

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Beauty Success launches chain of beauty institutes

Beauty Success launches chain of beauty institutes - PUBLISHED March 25, 2014

French perfumery chain Beauty Success launched a chain of standalone beauty institutes in France this month

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Lane Crawford opens new store in Chengdu, China

Lane Crawford opens new store in Chengdu, China - PUBLISHED March 20, 2014

Hong Kong-based high-end department store Lane Crawford has opened its third store in Mainland China in Chengdu

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Brands at Duty Free Show of the Americas cautious over Latin America

Brands at Duty Free Show of the Americas cautious over Latin America - PUBLISHED March 11, 2014

Beauty players at the Duty Free Show of the Americas event taking place in Orlando this week have expressed caution about the state of the travel-reta…

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WDFG calls 2013 transformational year, sees sales growth

WDFG calls 2013 transformational year, sees sales growth - PUBLISHED March 11, 2014

Travel retailer World Duty Free Group reported sales of €2.08bn in 2013, a 3.8% increase (+7.1% at constant exchange rates) and net profit of €105…

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French court suspends Printemps sale

French court suspends Printemps sale - PUBLISHED March 11, 2014

The French court of appeal has suspended the sale of French department store chain Printemps to Qatari investment fund Divine Investments

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Rituals to open flagship store in Paris

Rituals to open flagship store in Paris - PUBLISHED March 10, 2014

Dutch beauty brand Rituals Cosmetics is scouting locations for a flagship store in Paris, France, which it plans to open in the first quarter of 2015

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Nuance extends Orlando concession

Nuance extends Orlando concession - PUBLISHED March 07, 2014

Travel retailer Nuance has agreed to a three-year extension of its Orlando International Airport duty-free concession, bringing it up to 2022

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Vending machines: An automatic sale?

Vending machines: An automatic sale? - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Will vending machines become a serious distribution platform for beauty?

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Aileen Lee store innovates in interactive shopping

Aileen Lee store innovates in interactive shopping - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Design company OJ Design has created a way to shop for beauty based on how consumers interact with products, in its Aileen Lee store concept

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Brazilian travelers still shopping for beauty

Brazilian travelers still shopping for beauty - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Brazil’s economy had a bumpy ride last year and outbound travel is set to slow, but travel-retail beauty purchases remain a priority for Brazilian t…

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The industry take on Brazilian travelers

The industry take on Brazilian travelers - PUBLISHED March 06, 2014

Industry executives debate the changing needs of Brazilian travelers and how they can be addressed

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Interview with AS Watson coo Malina Ngai

Interview with AS Watson coo Malina Ngai - PUBLISHED February 20, 2014

AS Watson's Malina Ngai explains how she sees the group’s luxury beauty retail division developing in 2014 and beyond

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A visit to the L'Oréal Paris Madrid store

A visit to the L'Oréal Paris Madrid store - PUBLISHED February 20, 2014

L’Oréal Paris’ first branded boutique in Spain offers a mix of products and a range of complimentary services

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Yves Rocher to build store network in Brazil

Yves Rocher to build store network in Brazil - PUBLISHED February 14, 2014

After an unsuccessful experience in Brazil in the 90s based on door-to-door sales, French brand Yves Rocher has returned to the country with a store-b…

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A visit to the Philips Beauty pop-up store

A visit to the Philips Beauty pop-up store - PUBLISHED February 06, 2014

Philips Beauty opened a pop-up store in December to showcase its range of beauty tools

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Printemps launches fragrance event at Paris flagship

Printemps launches fragrance event at Paris flagship - PUBLISHED January 27, 2014

French department-store retailer Printemps is launching the first of what will become an annual event devoted to luxury fragrance at its flagship boul…

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Benefit Cosmetics opens first store in France

Benefit Cosmetics opens first store in France - PUBLISHED January 27, 2014

LVMH-owned beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics opened its first store in France on January 24, in Paris’ trendy Montorgueil neighborhood

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Interview with The Beauty Box marketing & sales director Breno Salek

Interview with The Beauty Box marketing & sales director Breno Salek - PUBLISHED January 23, 2014

The Beauty Box's Bruno Salek talks about the retail concept's performance and its strategy for the future

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A look at Amazon's luxury beauty store business

A look at Amazon's luxury beauty store business - PUBLISHED January 23, 2014

An analysis of online retailer Amazon’s luxury beauty store business

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A visit to Nocibé's Les Bellista boutique

A visit to Nocibé's Les Bellista boutique - PUBLISHED January 23, 2014

French perfumery chain Nocibé has launched a new store concept dedicated to its private-label offer

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NYX signs with Douglas in France

NYX signs with Douglas in France - PUBLISHED January 23, 2014

US-based masstige make-up brand NYX is to launch in France exclusively with perfumery chain Douglas this year in 75 doors

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Dufry to open three new stores in Nigeria

Dufry to open three new stores in Nigeria - PUBLISHED January 22, 2014

Swiss travel retailer Dufry Duty Free is to open three duty free stores in two airports in Nigeria

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Nocibé inaugurates retail chain for its private-label offer

Nocibé inaugurates retail chain for its private-label offer - PUBLISHED January 16, 2014

Selective retailer Nocibé has launched what it calls “a new generation of boutiques” in France, devoted exclusively to its private-label offer

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Printemps opens new Paris store

Printemps opens new Paris store - PUBLISHED January 15, 2014

French department store Printemps has opened its first new store in 32 years in the Carrousel du Louvre shopping center in Paris, France

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Roger & Gallet launches first boutique in the Americas

Roger & Gallet launches first boutique in the Americas - PUBLISHED January 09, 2014

Roger & Gallet has opened a boutique in Rio de Janeiro, its first standalone store in the Americas

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e.l.f. said to be up for sale

e.l.f. said to be up for sale - PUBLISHED January 09, 2014

US-based budget make-up brand e.l.f. Cosmetics is up for sale, according to press reports

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Macy’s cuts 2,500 jobs to save $100m annually

Macy’s cuts 2,500 jobs to save $100m annually - PUBLISHED January 09, 2014

US-based department store Macy’s is to cut 2,500 jobs and close five stores to reduce costs by $100m annually, beginning this year

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Shilla Travel Retail wins beauty concession at Singapore airport

Shilla Travel Retail wins beauty concession at Singapore airport - PUBLISHED January 07, 2014

Korea-based travel retailer Shilla Travel Retail has won the cosmetics and fragrance concession at Singapore Changi airport, held until now by Nuance-…

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Coty creates joint venture for UAE

Coty creates joint venture for UAE - PUBLISHED December 26, 2013

US-based Coty has set up a joint venture in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with distributors Chalhoub

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Marionnaud to close store network in Poland

Marionnaud to close store network in Poland - PUBLISHED December 24, 2013

AS-Watson owned perfumery chain Marionnaud is closing down its business in Poland. The retailer, which operates 33 stores in the market, is said to be…

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Philips Beauty plans to roll out beauty tool pop-up store

Philips Beauty plans to roll out beauty tool pop-up store - PUBLISHED December 23, 2013

Beauty tool manufacturer Philips Beauty’s pop-up store, which opened in Amsterdam, the Netherlands early December, may roll out to other internation…

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Changes ahead in South Africa's retail scene

Changes ahead in South Africa's retail scene - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

South Africa’s retail scene may be in for a shake-up

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A visit to Macy's Herald Square store in New York City

A visit to Macy's Herald Square store in New York City - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

The US department-store retailer unveils its refurbished beauty floor at its flagship store in New York City

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Groupe Beaumanoir opens two new stores in France

Groupe Beaumanoir opens two new stores in France - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

Department-store retailer Groupe Beaumanoir has opened two new stores in northern France which feature shop-in-shops for the Flormar brand

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Sephora's new exclusives

Sephora's new exclusives - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

Sephora France is to sell new special-edition fragrances from four major brands next spring, as well as its store brand Upside Down Mascara

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Gloss'UP launches mobile nailcare services truck

Gloss'UP launches mobile nailcare services truck - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

Gloss’UP, a beauty bar located in the Marais district in Paris, France, is launching Nail Truck, an airstream trailer that will provide nailcare ser…

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Galeries Lafayette said to be in talks to acquire House of Fraser

Galeries Lafayette said to be in talks to acquire House of Fraser - PUBLISHED December 19, 2013

French department-store retailer Galeries Lafayette is in talks to purchase UK-based retailer House of Fraser, according to The Financial Times. House…

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Burberry opens Beauty Box boutique in London

Burberry opens Beauty Box boutique in London - PUBLISHED December 16, 2013

Beauty and fashion group Burberry opened a boutique called Burberry Beauty Box in London’s Covent Garden this month

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Arden launches new concept for The Red Door

Arden launches new concept for The Red Door - PUBLISHED December 13, 2013

US-based beauty brand Elizabeth Arden opened a new spa and beauty boutique, The Red Door, in Union Square, New York in November

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Superdrug to introduce in-store tanning booths

Superdrug to introduce in-store tanning booths - PUBLISHED December 10, 2013

UK-based retailer Superdrug has launched spray tanning booths in its Meadowhall, Sheffield, store

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Challenge and opportunity in online beauty sales

Challenge and opportunity in online beauty sales - PUBLISHED December 05, 2013

Internet beauty sales are seeing robust growth. We analyze the challenges and opportunities facing the channel

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A visit to Lane Crawford's first Shanghai store

A visit to Lane Crawford's first Shanghai store - PUBLISHED December 05, 2013

Hong Kong retailer Lane Crawford opens its third store in China, and its first in Shanghai

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Acca Kappa continues Asia expansion

Acca Kappa continues Asia expansion - PUBLISHED December 05, 2013

Italy-based Acca Kappa continues to mine growth in Asia. The company opened its fourth freestanding store in Hong Kong in November

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Seven & i to buy stake in Barneys Japan

Seven & i to buy stake in Barneys Japan - PUBLISHED December 05, 2013

Japanese retail group Seven & i Holdings Co is to acquire a 49.9% stake in department-store operator Barneys Japan

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Nuance enters South America via airport concession in Brazil

Nuance enters South America via airport concession in Brazil - PUBLISHED December 03, 2013

Travel-retail operator Nuance is entering South America with a concession at Viracopos International Airport in Brazil

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First-half sales at L’Occitane down by 0.6%

First-half sales at L’Occitane down by 0.6% - PUBLISHED December 02, 2013

Net sales at beauty group L’Occitane came to €446.4bn for the first half of 2013, a 0.6% decrease compared to the previous year

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Guerlain reopens Champs Elysées flagship

Guerlain reopens Champs Elysées flagship - PUBLISHED November 25, 2013

Guerlain’s historic flagship on the Champs Elysées in Paris has reopened after extensive remodeling and is now devoted exclusively to fragrance

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US drugstores put the spotlight on beauty

US drugstores put the spotlight on beauty - PUBLISHED November 21, 2013

Drugstore operators in the US are getting more creative on the
beauty front. BW Confidential analyzes beauty’s role in the channel

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A visit to Marionnaud's revamped Paris flagship

A visit to Marionnaud's revamped Paris flagship - PUBLISHED November 21, 2013

Marionnaud showcases French luxury at its revamped flagship store on Paris’ Champs Elysées

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By Terry launches three-axe counters at Printemps

By Terry launches three-axe counters at Printemps - PUBLISHED November 21, 2013

Beauty brand By Terry launched three-axe counters (skincare/make-up/fragrance) at Printemps department stores in October

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Macy’s unveils new Herald Square beauty department

Macy’s unveils new Herald Square beauty department - PUBLISHED November 18, 2013

US department store Macy’s has unveiled a new 24,000ft2 beauty department at its Herald Square flagship store in New York

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Lane Crawford inaugurates first store in Shanghai

Lane Crawford inaugurates first store in Shanghai - PUBLISHED November 13, 2013

Hong Kong department-store retailer Lane Crawford inaugurated a new store last week in Shanghai, with a 2,000m2 (22,000ft2) beauty floor

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Interview with Limoni ceo Enrico Ceccato

Interview with Limoni ceo Enrico Ceccato - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Limoni ceo Enrico Ceccato talks about his plans to bring Italian perfumery chain Limoni back to health

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Analyzing Poland's beauty market

Analyzing Poland's beauty market - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Poland’s beauty market is seeing tough times due to lower purchasing power

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A look at Barneys revamped beauty spaces

A look at Barneys revamped beauty spaces - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

US department store Barneys has unveiled expanded and revamped beauty departments in Manhattan and Beverly Hills

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ArtDeco to open first standalone in Paris, France

ArtDeco to open first standalone in Paris, France - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

German brand ArtDeco is to open its first standalone boutique in Paris, France early next year

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Bourjois scouts for new locations

Bourjois scouts for new locations - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Chanel-owned Bourjois is scouting locations for new openings in 2014

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L'Occitane launches new brand for Brazil

L'Occitane launches new brand for Brazil - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

French company L’Occitane launched a new brand for the Brazilian market called L'Occitane au Brésil and a standalone store to go with it

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Yves Rocher signs joint venture with Singapore's Luxasia

Yves Rocher signs joint venture with Singapore's Luxasia - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

French brand Yves Rocher has signed a joint venture in Singapore with Luxasia and continues to develop its travel-retail business in Europe

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Annick Goutal to open Manhattan store

Annick Goutal to open Manhattan store - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Fragrance brand Annick Goutal is opening its first store in New York City in February 2014

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Zwilling to open 22 travel retail doors in Europe

Zwilling to open 22 travel retail doors in Europe - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

German beauty tools company Zwilling, owner of the Tweezerman brand, is opening 22 doors in the travel-retail channel in Europe this year

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Mavive launches Merchant of Venice brand and flagship store

Mavive launches Merchant of Venice brand and flagship store - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Italian company Mavive presented its new brand, The Merchant of Venice, at this year's TFWA World Exhibition

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Marionnaud revamps Paris flagship store

Marionnaud revamps Paris flagship store - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Perfumery retailer Marionnaud’s newly renovated French flagship store on Paris’ Champs Elysées is intended to boost the brand's image

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Travalo introduces two new sprays

Travalo introduces two new sprays - PUBLISHED November 07, 2013

Portable fragrance specialist Travalo showed its upgraded Classic Excel spray and the Crystal by Travalo spray at this year's TFWA

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Nuance introduces men’s shopping area

Nuance introduces men’s shopping area - PUBLISHED November 04, 2013

Travel-retail operator Nuance is introducing a new shopping area for men at Zurich Arrivals Terminal 1 this fall

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New ceo for Bloomingdale’s

New ceo for Bloomingdale’s - PUBLISHED October 31, 2013

US-based retailer Macy’s has named Tony Spring chairman and ceo of Bloomingdale’s. He succeeds Michael Gould, who held the position for 22 years

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DFS may open stores in Europe

DFS may open stores in Europe - PUBLISHED October 30, 2013

LVMH-owned travel retailer DFS Group has indicated that it may soon open downtown duty-free stores in Europe to capitalize on the growth of Chinese tr…

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Sephora Americas names Calvin McDonald president and ceo

Sephora Americas names Calvin McDonald president and ceo - PUBLISHED October 25, 2013

LVMH-owned retailer Sephora has named Calvin McDonald president and ceo of Sephora Americas.

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What's driving the travel retail market

What's driving the travel retail market - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Asia continues to be the engine for growth, while skincare shines, accompanied by classics and premium brands

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Mugler takes The Source to the streets

Mugler takes The Source to the streets - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Clarins Group-owned fragrance brand Thierry Mugler teamed up with Sephora Americas to promote the launch of the brand’s Quadruple Source

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Harrods celebrates perfumers

Harrods celebrates perfumers - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

London department store Harrods embarked on a major month-long event to promote the fragrance category in August and September called Fragrance Explos…

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The store of the future

The store of the future - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

How beauty retailing is set to evolve in the years to come

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Russian retailer uses face-recognition technology to boost loyalty

Russian retailer uses face-recognition technology to boost loyalty - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Russian beauty and household goods retailer Ulybka Radugi is piloting facial recognition technology at checkout counters in its 280 points-of-sale

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Beauty kiosks land in airport retail

Beauty kiosks land in airport retail - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Beauty vending machines, relatively absent from airports until recently, are starting to make their presence known

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Beauty box service offers pre-launch products

Beauty box service offers pre-launch products - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

US-based company Inside Beautiful takes the beauty subscription box concept one step further with pre-launch products straight "From the Lab"

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Retailers focus on gift wrapping stations

Retailers focus on gift wrapping stations - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Brands are looking to personalized services like wrapping stations to create richer brick-and-mortar shopping experiences

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Travel retail potential in the CIVETs

Travel retail potential in the CIVETs - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

An analysis of the potential for duty free and travel retail in the CIVET markets—Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt and Turkey

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A look at digital strategies in travel retail

A look at digital strategies in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Travel retailers are beginning to embrace digital, both in their strategic outlook and stores. But are they doing enough?

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Interview with L’Oréal Luxe md travel retail worldwide Barbara Lavernos

Interview with L’Oréal Luxe md travel retail worldwide Barbara Lavernos - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

L’Oréal Luxe md travel retail worldwide Barbara Lavernos talks about the division’s performance and how the group is customizing its approach to …

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Interview with WDFG global head of beauty Antonin Carreau

Interview with WDFG global head of beauty Antonin Carreau - PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

The face of beauty is changing at World Duty Free Group. Global head of beauty Antonin Carreau talks about what lies ahead

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Galeries Lafayette opens first store in China

Galeries Lafayette opens first store in China - PUBLISHED October 22, 2013

French retailer Galeries Lafayette has opened its first department store in China, in the Xicheng district in Beijing

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TFWA World Exhibition opening conference reveals buoyant travel-retail market

TFWA World Exhibition opening conference reveals buoyant travel-retail market - PUBLISHED October 21, 2013

The global travel-retail and duty-free market is showing healthy growth, said TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen at the opening conference of the TFWA…

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Sephora may change franchise partners in India

Sephora may change franchise partners in India - PUBLISHED October 15, 2013

LVMH-owned perfumery retailer Sephora, which opened its first store in India less than a year ago, is said to be looking to change franchise partners …

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Nuance partners with Basel Aero for retail operations

Nuance partners with Basel Aero for retail operations - PUBLISHED October 14, 2013

Swiss travel-retail operator Nuance has signed a joint venture agreement with Russia-based airport operator Basel Aero

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A visit to Hema Beauty, France

A visit to Hema Beauty, France - PUBLISHED October 10, 2013

Dutch retailer Hema opened its first beauty-only store outside its domestic market, in France

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Barneys revamps beauty halls

Barneys revamps beauty halls - PUBLISHED October 07, 2013

US department-store Barneys New York unveiled revamped beauty departments in its flagship stores

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Molton Brown inaugurates New York City flagship

Molton Brown inaugurates New York City flagship - PUBLISHED October 04, 2013

Kao Corporation-owned bath and bodycare brand Molton Brown has opened

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Retailer Jovoy inaugurates first boutiques outside France

Retailer Jovoy inaugurates first boutiques outside France - PUBLISHED October 04, 2013

French niche fragrance retailer Jovoy has opened its first two boutiques outside France

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A visit to Nuance's Deluxe Fragrances

A visit to Nuance's Deluxe Fragrances - PUBLISHED September 26, 2013

Nuance is out to shake up airport beauty retail with its high-end niche perfumery concept

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Sephora adds new brands to French stores

Sephora adds new brands to French stores - PUBLISHED September 26, 2013

LVMH-owned retailer Sephora is introducing several brands to its French

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Victoria's Secret opens new travel-retail stores

Victoria's Secret opens new travel-retail stores - PUBLISHED September 26, 2013

US-based lingerie and beauty retailer Victoria’s Secret has opened three new airport Beauty & Accessories stores

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Dr Hauschka opens Milan flagship

Dr Hauschka opens Milan flagship - PUBLISHED September 23, 2013

Germany-based organic brand Dr. Hauschka has opened its first flagship store in Milan, Italy

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By Kilian to inaugurate New York City store

By Kilian to inaugurate New York City store - PUBLISHED September 19, 2013

French fragrance brand By Kilian is to open its first store in the US in New York City in December

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Saks appoints new president

Saks appoints new president - PUBLISHED September 17, 2013

US-based department store Saks Inc has appointed Marigay McKee as president,

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Karstadt Premium Group changes hands

Karstadt Premium Group changes hands - PUBLISHED September 17, 2013

Berggruen Holdings has sold a 75.1% share of its Karstadt Premium Group to Austrian real-estate company Signa

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Analyzing the inflight sales sector

Analyzing the inflight sales sector - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

New brands and niche products pave the way for diversity in inflight sales

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Aesop inaugurates fifth Paris store

Aesop inaugurates fifth Paris store - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Australia-based beauty company Aesop opened its fifth standalone store in France today.

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By Kilian's retail ambitions

By Kilian's retail ambitions - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Paris-based niche fragrance brand By Kilian is mapping out an ambitious standalone retail network

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Using online strategies to create in-store appeal

Using online strategies to create in-store appeal - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

How retailers should integrate what works on the web into their brick-and-mortar stores

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Channel innovations in travel retail

Channel innovations in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 12, 2013

Last year’s shock withdrawal by Chanel from inflight retail prompted calls for innovation in the sector. But has the market risen to the challenge?

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DFS rebrands Galleria stores

DFS rebrands Galleria stores - PUBLISHED September 10, 2013

LVMH-owned travel retailer DFS Group is rebranding its downtown duty-free stores DFS Galleria to T Galleria by DFS.

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Hema opens beauty store

Hema opens beauty store - PUBLISHED September 09, 2013

Netherlands-based low-cost retailer Hema is opening its first store dedicated exclusively to beauty

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Nocibé no longer up for sale

Nocibé no longer up for sale - PUBLISHED September 09, 2013

Investment fund Charterhouse, a majority shareholder of Nocibé, has said that the French retailer is no longer for sale.

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Nuance rolls out premium fragrance concept

Nuance rolls out premium fragrance concept - PUBLISHED September 09, 2013

Switzerland-based travel-retail operator Nuance launched a new shop-in-shop fragrance concept called

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Marc Jacobs opens NYC beauty standalone

Marc Jacobs opens NYC beauty standalone - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

US designer Marc Jacobs opens a first store in Manhattan's West Village to showcase his newly launched beauty range

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Marionnaud recruits staff for revamped Paris flagship

Marionnaud recruits staff for revamped Paris flagship - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

France-based perfumery retailer Marionnaud will double its store staff in its renovated Paris flagship, scheduled to open in November

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Neiman Marcus launches online Beauty Product Specialist program

Neiman Marcus launches online Beauty Product Specialist program - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

US retailer Neiman Marcus has launched an online program to offer online customers the same personalized service they receive in-store

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Sainsbury's launches private-label make-up line

Sainsbury's launches private-label make-up line - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

British retailer Sainsbury's will launch a 46-sku private-label make-up line called Boutique in September

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Kiehl's opens new Paris flagship

Kiehl's opens new Paris flagship - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

L’Oréal-owned Kiehl’s has opened a new 80m2 (861ft2) flagship store on Paris’ upscale shopping street, rue Saint-Honoré

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Benefit Cosmetics opens San Francisco flagship

Benefit Cosmetics opens San Francisco flagship - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

US-based cosmetics brand Benefit Cosmetics opened a flagship store in its home town of San Francisco, US in August

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La Rinascente continues its expansion

La Rinascente continues its expansion - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

Italian department-store retailer La Rinascente is opening a second flagship store in Rome in spring 2015. The retailer also has ambitious global expa…

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Sephora acquires digital technology platform

Sephora acquires digital technology platform - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

Sephora Americas has acquired interactive digital technology platform Scentsa; the company first introduced Scentsa’s Fragrance Finder, an in-store …

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Target to acquire DermStore Beauty Group

Target to acquire DermStore Beauty Group - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

US retailer Target will acquire DermStore Beauty Group, owner of skincare e-commerce site DermStore

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian to open Malaysian standalone

Maison Francis Kurkdjian to open Malaysian standalone - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

French fragrance brand Maison Francis Kurkdjian is opening its second standalone store in September at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Printemps acquisition finalized

Printemps acquisition finalized - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

Divine Investments SA, a fund owned by a group of Qatar-based private investors, finalized the acquisition of French department store Printemps in Jul…

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Brasil Beauté takes over Agua de Cheiro

Brasil Beauté takes over Agua de Cheiro - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

North American investment fund Brasil Beauté has taken over Brazilian beauty chain Agua de Cheiro, with the aim of adding third-party brands to its a…

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Loblaws acquires Shoppers Drug Mart

Loblaws acquires Shoppers Drug Mart - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

Canadian grocery retailer Loblaws has acquired Canadian drugstore chain Shoppers Drug Mart in a deal worth $12.4bn in cash and stock. The acquisition …

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Canada's HBC to buy US Saks

Canada's HBC to buy US Saks - PUBLISHED August 29, 2013

Canadian department store Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), owner of Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores, is to acquire US luxury departmen…

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New technologies in retail

New technologies in retail - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

BW Confidential investigates new technologies being implemented at the point-of-sale

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Etat Libre d'Orange opens new boutique in London's Shoreditch neighborhood

Etat Libre d'Orange opens new boutique in London's Shoreditch neighborhood - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

French indie brand Etat Libre d’Orange opens its first standalone store outside of its domestic market

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Caudalie opens its first boutique in France

Caudalie opens its first boutique in France - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

French skincare brand Caudalie's first boutique in France opens this month on the rue des Francs Bourgeois in Paris’ Marais neighborhood

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Sephora opens sixth store in Brazil

Sephora opens sixth store in Brazil - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

LVMH-owned Sephora opened its sixth store Brazil in May at São Paulo’s Eldorado Shopping complex. The store is Sephora’s biggest in the country

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Macy's unveils second-phase plans NYC flagship renovation

Macy's unveils second-phase plans NYC flagship renovation - PUBLISHED July 11, 2013

US department store Macy’s has unveiled plans for the second phase of its NYC flagship renovation, which will include a redesigned cosmetics and fra…

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Holt Renfrew's Yorkdale beauty space gets a makeover

Holt Renfrew's Yorkdale beauty space gets a makeover - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

Canadian department-store retailer Holt Renfrew has given its Yorkdale store beauty hall a major overhaul, with a focus on services and niche brands

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Chanel opens Paris beauty store

Chanel opens Paris beauty store - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

Chanel has opened a store on the rue St Honoré in Paris devoted exclusively to its beauty offer.

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By Kilian expands its retail network

By Kilian expands its retail network - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

By Kilian is opening its second standalone store in New York City in September. It is also scouting locations at the Dubai Mall, Dubai Duty Free and A…

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Galeries Lafayette opens store in Jakarta, Indonesia

Galeries Lafayette opens store in Jakarta, Indonesia - PUBLISHED June 27, 2013

French retailer Galeries Lafayette opened a new store in June in Jakarta, Indonesia, in partnership with Indonesian fashion distributor Mitra Ardiperk…

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Roger & Gallet opens Paris flagship

Roger & Gallet opens Paris flagship - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

The French brand's boutique in Paris' first arrondissement marks the beginning of the company's plans for international growth

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A beauty space makeover for Holt Renfrew

A beauty space makeover for Holt Renfrew - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew has given the Beauty Hall at its Yorkdale mall location a major overhaul, doubling its size to 10,000ft2 (929m2)

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Parfums Christian Dior opens temporary beauty boutique

Parfums Christian Dior opens temporary beauty boutique - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

LVMH-owned Parfums Christian Dior opened a temporary boutique devoted exclusively to beauty on Paris’ rue Saint-Honoré in May

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Marionnaud gives its Champs Elysées store a makeover

Marionnaud gives its Champs Elysées store a makeover - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

AS Watson-owned Marionnaud closed its Champs Elysées store in Paris last month to give the boutique a major overhaul. The store will reopen in Novemb…

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Printemps embarks on five-year expansion plan

Printemps embarks on five-year expansion plan - PUBLISHED June 13, 2013

With the financial backing of its new Qatari investors, French retailer Printemps is embarking on a five-year expansion plan representing an investmen…

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O Boticário gives its store network a tech makeover

O Boticário gives its store network a tech makeover - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

Brazil-based retailer O Boticário is investing R$1bn ($498.7m) over the next four years to redesign its 3,550 franchise stores in the country

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Nocibé gives its identity a makeover

Nocibé gives its identity a makeover - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

French perfumery retailer Nocibé, which has been up for sale for several months, has launched a new logo and tagline

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Amazon launches new men's grooming store

Amazon launches new men's grooming store - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

Online retailer Amazon has launched a new men’s grooming store on its US site that features skincare, bodycare and haircare items

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Nuance plans to acquire Russian airport retail operator

Nuance plans to acquire Russian airport retail operator - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

Travel retail group Nuance plans to acquire 80% of Lenrianta LLC, the main retail operator at St. Petersburg Pulkovo airport in Russia

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Neiman Marcus scales back operations in China

Neiman Marcus scales back operations in China - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

US department-store retailer Neiman Marcus confirms that it is “scaling back operations in China”. Neiman Marcus acquired a stake in Asian flash-s…

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O Boticário launches private-label brand

O Boticário launches private-label brand - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

Brazilian beauty group O Boticário is launching a private-label brand for its Beauty Box chain of stores in the country. The eponymous line launches …

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Make-Up For Ever sets up temporary shop-in-shop at Sephora's Paris flagship

Make-Up For Ever sets up temporary shop-in-shop at Sephora's Paris flagship - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

LVMH-owned Make-Up For Ever operated a temporary shop-in-shop at retailer Sephora’s flagship store on the Champs Elysées in Paris. The 50m2 (538ft2…

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French department-store operator Galeries Lafayette opens new beauty space in its Haussmann store's lingerie department

French department-store operator Galeries Lafayette opens new beauty space in its Haussmann store's lingerie department - PUBLISHED May 30, 2013

French department-store operator Galeries Lafayette’s newly revamped 3500m² (37,673ft²) lingerie department on the fourth floor of its flagship bo…

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Interview with King Power Group Duty Free & Travel Retail Hong Kong md Sunil Tuli

Interview with King Power Group Duty Free & Travel Retail Hong Kong md Sunil Tuli - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Renovations at Macau International airport have put King Power Group Hong Kong’s beauty business on a strong footing. King Power’s Sunil Tuli disc…

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Innovation in skincare retail

Innovation in skincare retail - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

A spotlight on retail concepts that put a focus on skincare

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The evolution of China's department stores

The evolution of China's department stores - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Department stores in China are becoming more upscale, but they still need to watch out for increased competition from shopping malls and the internet

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Is Amazon becoming earth's biggest beauty store?

Is Amazon becoming earth's biggest beauty store? - PUBLISHED May 16, 2013

Amazon is becoming a distribution channel for beauty that can no longer be ignored

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New fragrance boutique opens in Paris

New fragrance boutique opens in Paris - PUBLISHED May 02, 2013

Liquides' new “fragrance bar” in Paris aims to personalize the experience of buying perfume

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Utique Inc. signs licensing deal with AVT

Utique Inc. signs licensing deal with AVT - PUBLISHED May 02, 2013

US-based Utique Inc, operator of U*tique Shop vending machines, has signed a 10-year licensing deal with

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e.l.f. Cosmetics opens New York flagship store

e.l.f. Cosmetics opens New York flagship store - PUBLISHED May 02, 2013

US-based make-up brand e.l.f. Cosmetics opened its first flagship store

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Sephora offers French train passengers a journey in beauty

Sephora offers French train passengers a journey in beauty - PUBLISHED May 02, 2013

To celebrate the reopening of its rue d’Antibes store in Cannes, beauty retailer Sephora partnered with

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BHV inaugurates new beauty floor

BHV inaugurates new beauty floor - PUBLISHED April 18, 2013

Iconic Parisian department store BHV is inaugurating its revamped beauty floor
with a more upscale

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Brazilian direct seller Racco to distribute Bourjois

Brazilian direct seller Racco to distribute Bourjois - PUBLISHED April 18, 2013

French cosmetics brand Bourjois has signed an agreement with Brazilian direct-sales retailer Racco, which will sell

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Printemps opens revamped Strasbourg store

Printemps opens revamped Strasbourg store - PUBLISHED April 18, 2013

French department store retailer Printemps, which is reportedly to be sold to a Qatari investment fund before the summer, reopened its store in

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Nocibé up for sale

Nocibé up for sale - PUBLISHED April 18, 2013

UK-based private-equity company Charterhouse, which acquired number-three French retailer Nocibé in 2005 for €490m, is putting the company up for s…

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Avon to exit underperforming markets

Avon to exit underperforming markets - PUBLISHED April 18, 2013

Ailing direct-sales company Avon is to cut 400 jobs across all regions and restructure or exit smaller or underperforming markets this year, mainly in…

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The potential of prestige haircare

The potential of prestige haircare - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

The prestige haircare category is seeing healthy growth and more interest from selective retailers. BW Confidential looks at the segment’s potential

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MAC opens on Champs Elysées

MAC opens on Champs Elysées - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

Estée Lauder-owned make-up brand MAC is out to make a splash with its new flagship store—the brand’s first outside of the US—which opened

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New skincare boutique opens in Paris

New skincare boutique opens in Paris - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

A new beauty boutique specialized in hard-to-find skincare brands has opened in Paris’

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BHV to open new beauty floor

BHV to open new beauty floor - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

Paris department store Bazaar de L’Hôtel de Ville (BHV) is inaugurating its new beauty space in

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Alliance Boots to cut jobs at UK plant

Alliance Boots to cut jobs at UK plant - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

UK-based Alliance Boots has announced that it is to cut 200 jobs in its

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Galeries Lafayette names new head of department-store division

Galeries Lafayette names new head of department-store division - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

Nicolas Houzé has been appointed general manager of Groupe Galerie Lafayette’s

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Printemps to be sold to Qatari investors

Printemps to be sold to Qatari investors - PUBLISHED April 04, 2013

According to press reports, French department-store chain Printemps is to be sold to a consortium of

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Marionnaud launches natural line

Marionnaud launches natural line - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Marionnaud launched a private-label natural skincare line, called Marionnaud Nature

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Annick Goutal revamps store network

Annick Goutal revamps store network - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Fragrance brand Annick Goutal is revamping its store design and product

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Different Latitudes to launch niche boutique

Different Latitudes to launch niche boutique - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

French fragrance distribution and consulting company Different Latitudes is to open

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A trip to Bourjois' new Paris boutique

A trip to Bourjois' new Paris boutique - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Chanel-owned make-up brand Bourjois opens a standalone store in Paris

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Russian perfumery chains

Russian perfumery chains - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

An analysis of the latest strategies from Russia's main perfumery chains

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Nuance acquires remainder of Turkish joint venture

Nuance acquires remainder of Turkish joint venture - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Swiss travel retailer Nuance has acquired the remaining 18% stake in its joint venture with Turkish

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Dufry sales up in 2012

Dufry sales up in 2012 - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Swiss travel retailer Dufry reported a 2012 sales increase of

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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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Net-a-Porter launches beauty offer

Net-a-Porter launches beauty offer - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter launched its beauty offer on March 20, featuring

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Qatari investors looking to Printemps

Qatari investors looking to Printemps - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

A consortium of Qatari investors is said to be looking to buy a majority share in French retailer

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Qatar Investment Authority eyes Marks & Spencer

Qatar Investment Authority eyes Marks & Spencer - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

According to UK press reports, the Qatar Investment Authority is looking to create a consortium

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Ulta to boost prestige business

Ulta to boost prestige business - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

US beauty retailer Ulta is to grow its prestige offering this year by continuing to open shop-in-shops for

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La Rinascente acquires Danish retailer Illum

La Rinascente acquires Danish retailer Illum - PUBLISHED March 21, 2013

Italian department store group La Rinascente, which is owned by Thai conglomerate Central Retail Corporation, acquired Danish department store

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The potential of Brazilian travelers

The potential of Brazilian travelers - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Travel retail is capitalizing on the growing wanderlust of big-spending, luxury-hungry Brazilian travelers

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Strategies of US specialty stores

Strategies of US specialty stores - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Specialty stores continue to expand and pull in more consumers in the US. We analyze the strategies of the major chains

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US department stores mix it up

US department stores mix it up - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Faced with competition from beauty specialist stores, US department stores are changing their game. We analyze the latest initiatives from some of the…

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How Brazilians shop in travel retail

How Brazilians shop in travel retail - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Brazilians like travel retail and duty free, but how exactly do they shop for beauty in the channel?

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One Brazilian direct seller's path to growth

One Brazilian direct seller's path to growth - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

An analysis of Brazilian direct-seller Jequiti’s rise and its expansion plans for the future

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Challenges ahead for European perfumeries

Challenges ahead for European perfumeries - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

European perfumeries are juggling an economic crisis, thrifty consumers and escalating price points. We analyze the challenges facing retailers in the…

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CVS' new standalone in-store kiosk puts the spotlight on nails

CVS' new standalone in-store kiosk puts the spotlight on nails - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

US drugstore operator CVS latest beauty initiative, Nails HQ, is a standalone in-store kiosk created to spotlight the latest nail products, trends and…

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Harvey Nichols' Beauty Mart, a shop-in-shop concept boutique

Harvey Nichols' Beauty Mart, a shop-in-shop concept boutique - PUBLISHED March 07, 2013

Branded as a “disruptive approach to retail”, shop-in-shop concept boutique Beauty Mart at Harvey Nichols caters to shoppers with a tightly edited…

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A trip to Penhaligon's re-opened London flagship

A trip to Penhaligon's re-opened London flagship - PUBLISHED February 21, 2013

UK-based fragrance company Penhaligon’s re-opened its London flagship store on Regent Street in January. The revamped store

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Borletti & Qatari investors may buy Printemps

Borletti & Qatari investors may buy Printemps - PUBLISHED February 21, 2013

Deutsche Bank’s real estate division Rreef has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Borletti Group and Qatari investors to sell its

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CVS buys Onofre

CVS buys Onofre - PUBLISHED February 21, 2013

US-based drugstore operator CVS Caremark is to make a foray into Brazil through the acquisition of pharmacy chain

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Boots launches new make-up tool

Boots launches new make-up tool - PUBLISHED February 07, 2013

UK-based drugstore operator Boots has launched a new in-store make-up tool created in partnership with color

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Douglas reports net loss for fiscal year

Douglas reports net loss for fiscal year - PUBLISHED February 07, 2013

German retailer Douglas Group reported a net loss of €109.9m in its fiscal year ending September 30

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Sephora launches biggest flagship store in China

Sephora launches biggest flagship store in China - PUBLISHED February 07, 2013

French retailer Sephora opened its largest flagship store in Shanghai, China at the end of January. Covering 1,500m 2 (16,145ft 2 ) in a five-story mo…

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Marionnaud launches app

Marionnaud launches app - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

France-based perfumery retailer Marionnaud has launched a smart phone app for its loyalty card holder

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Walmart launches Drew Barrymore color line

Walmart launches Drew Barrymore color line - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

US retail chain Walmart and beauty company Maesa have partnered to launch Flower, a color cosmetics line from American actress

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Superdrug to launch new private-label range

Superdrug to launch new private-label range - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

UK-based retailer Superdrug is to launch a new private-label beauty brand called B. in February

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Selfridge's launches No Noise campaign

Selfridge's launches No Noise campaign - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

UK department store Selfridge’s launched a “No Noise” campaign on January 11

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Caudalie's first New York flagship

Caudalie's first New York flagship - PUBLISHED January 24, 2013

French skincare brand Caudalie opened a flagship store in New York City in December 2012, just two months after launching its first boutique in the ci…

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Macy's to close six stores

Macy's to close six stores - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

US department-store retailer Macy’s is to close six stores this spring, including one

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Galeries Lafayette may make bid for Printemps

Galeries Lafayette may make bid for Printemps - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

French department store Galeries Lafayette is gearing up to make a purchase bid for Printemps

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Beauty Holding Three attains 96% of Douglas

Beauty Holding Three attains 96% of Douglas - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

Beauty Holding Three AG, the consortium composed of investment company Advent International and the

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Sephora opens first store in India

Sephora opens first store in India - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

LVMH-owned perfumery chain Sephora has made its long-awaited foray into India. The chain opened its first store in the country at the end of December

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A visit to Intelligent Nutrients first flagship store

A visit to Intelligent Nutrients first flagship store - PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

Organic beauty brand Intelligent Nutrients puts the focus on high-tech services at its first flagship store

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Diptyque opened a store in Lyon

Diptyque opened a store in Lyon - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

French perfumery brand Diptyque opened a store in Lyon in November

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Kiehl's opens new store in Paris

Kiehl's opens new store in Paris - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

L’Oréal-owned Kiehl’s opened a new standalone store in Paris in December

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Marionnaud hails its own-label men's line a success

Marionnaud hails its own-label men's line a success - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

Perfumery chain Marionnaud says it sold 50,000 units of its men’s skincare line since it was launched

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Atelier Cologne opens Paris store

Atelier Cologne opens Paris store - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

French fragrance brand Atelier Cologne opened its first boutique in France in December

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Caudalie opens second boutique in New York

Caudalie opens second boutique in New York - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

French skincare brand Caudalie opened its second boutique in New York City in early December,

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Penhaligon' re-opens London flagship

Penhaligon' re-opens London flagship - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

UK-based fragrance company Penhaligon’s is to re-open its revamped London flagship store

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Urban Retreat launches new in-store tool

Urban Retreat launches new in-store tool - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

UK retailer Urban Retreat has launched a new in-store tool called Beauty Touch

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Chanel teams up with Heinemann in Istanbul airport

Chanel teams up with Heinemann in Istanbul airport - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

French brand Chanel has teamed up with German travel retailer Heinemann and ATU Duty Free to create a 50m2 (538ft2) olfactory

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Nocibé makes acquisitions

Nocibé makes acquisitions - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

French perfumery operator Nocibé has acquired nine perfumeries in southeastern France

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Serge Louis Alvarez's new Paris flagship

Serge Louis Alvarez's new Paris flagship - PUBLISHED December 20, 2012

French professional make-up brand Serge Louis Alvarez SLA Créations opened a flagship store in Paris to reach out to the wider public

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A visit to Beauty Success' new store format

A visit to Beauty Success' new store format - PUBLISHED December 06, 2012

French retailer Beauty Success’ new concept combines perfumery, parapharmacy and salon

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Boticário opens new prestige store concept

Boticário opens new prestige store concept - PUBLISHED November 22, 2012

Boticário Group combines foreign prestige brands with local lines at its new store concept, The Beauty Box

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Le Lis Blanc moves into beauty & retail

Le Lis Blanc moves into beauty & retail - PUBLISHED November 08, 2012

A visit to the Brazilian brand's new cosmetics stores

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Appealing to Chinese shoppers abroad

Appealing to Chinese shoppers abroad - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

A look at how retailers around the world are catering to the taste of China's travelling big spenders

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Melvita unveils a new modern store concept

Melvita unveils a new modern store concept - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

French natural brand Melvita plans to convey its organic positioning in more premium and modern surroundings. The new concept was unveiled at the bran…

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Understanding direct sales in today's market

Understanding direct sales in today's market - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

An analysis of the state of the direct-sales channel and the performance of the sector’s main players

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A profile of Chinese shoppers abroad

A profile of Chinese shoppers abroad - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

BW Confidential looks at how retailers around the world are adjusting to the taste of China’s traveling big spenders

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Direct sales: The main players

Direct sales: The main players - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

A profile of the industry’s main direct-selling companies

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Harvey Nichols to open Beauty Bazaar standalone store

Harvey Nichols to open Beauty Bazaar standalone store - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

UK-based department store Harvey Nichols is to launch a new standalone retail concept called the Beauty Bazaar

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Industry viewpoint: Boosting business in travel retail

Industry viewpoint: Boosting business in travel retail - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

Four travel retailers discuss the opportunities and challenges of boosting conversion rates in beauty and what brands could do better

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The latest in travel-retail beauty

The latest in travel-retail beauty - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

A look at the latest beauty offers from travel retailers, from ultra-premium fragrances to oral supplements

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Travel retail's main players

Travel retail's main players - PUBLISHED October 25, 2012

BW Confidential examines the beauty credentials of selected travel retailers worldwide

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A trip to Selfridges' new Beauty Workshop

A trip to Selfridges' new Beauty Workshop - PUBLISHED October 11, 2012

UK department store Selfridges has unveiled a new beauty area with a focus on services called the Beauty Workshop

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O Boticario launches new brand and store

O Boticario launches new brand and store - PUBLISHED September 27, 2012


After betting on the direct-selling segment with the Eudora brand, Brazil-based O Boticário Group is back to the franchise market

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Sephora's push into emerging markets

Sephora's push into emerging markets - PUBLISHED September 13, 2012

On the occasion of the opening of Sephora’s first store in Brazil, we analyze the retailer’s strategy as it moves into developing markets

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A trip to Sephora's first Brazil store

A trip to Sephora's first Brazil store - PUBLISHED August 30, 2012

Sephora inaugurated its first store in Brazil in July with a focus on exclusives and services

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Aesop opens new Paris store

Aesop opens new Paris store - PUBLISHED July 12, 2012

Australian beauty brand Aesop opened its newest store on the rue Tiquetonne in central Paris early July

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Clinique opens new Experience Bar

Clinique opens new Experience Bar - PUBLISHED July 12, 2012

Clinique has unveiled the latest facet of its Service As You Like It concept in the form of an Experience Bar

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A trip to Kure Bazaar nail bar, Le Bon Marché, Paris

A trip to Kure Bazaar nail bar, Le Bon Marché, Paris - PUBLISHED June 28, 2012

French eco-friendly nailcare brand Kure Bazaar, which launched in 2011, has opened a temporary nail bar at upscale department store Le Bon Marché in …

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Marks & Spencer's new cosmetics concept Your Beauty

Marks & Spencer's new cosmetics concept Your Beauty - PUBLISHED June 14, 2012

A visual trip to Marks & Spencer's new beauty concept

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A trip to the Iridium Spa at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

A trip to the Iridium Spa at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi - PUBLISHED May 31, 2012

Babor looks to provide luxury and internationally inspired treatments at the new St Regis spa in Abu Dhabi

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Getting results from point-of-sale technology

Getting results from point-of-sale technology - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Can new technology at the point-of-sale give the skincare category a boost?

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The industry take on retailing skincare

The industry take on retailing skincare - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Three selective retailers give their views on the specificities of selling skincare and look at where the market is headed

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Taking inspiration from Apple

Taking inspiration from Apple - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

The lessons beauty can learn from tech giant Apple's retail strategy

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Adapting prestige to China's market

Adapting prestige to China's market - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

How department stores, cosmetics shops and Sephora are faring and adapting to market growth in China

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Growing potential in India's duty-free market

Growing potential in India's duty-free market - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

After years of over-optimism and under-delivery, the duty-free business in India is gaining traction

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Interview with DDFS coo Arun Barathi

Interview with DDFS coo Arun Barathi - PUBLISHED May 17, 2012

Delhi’s airport has seen its beauty offer transformed since Terminal 3 opened. Delhi Duty Free Services coo Arun Barathi talks about his strategy fo…

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L’appartement des Alchimistes, Tokyo

L’appartement des Alchimistes, Tokyo - PUBLISHED May 03, 2012

L’appartement des Alchimistes in Tokyo mixes retail and treatments

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Jovoy opens bigger store for rare fragrances

Jovoy opens bigger store for rare fragrances - PUBLISHED April 19, 2012

Niche perfumery Jovoy has opened a new concept store in Paris, which it sees as an “ambassador” for rare fragrances in France.

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A visual trip to Natura's new concept store, Brazil

A visual trip to Natura's new concept store, Brazil - PUBLISHED April 05, 2012

Direct-seller Natura opens its first temporary concept store in Brazil

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How retailers can better promote their make-up offer

How retailers can better promote their make-up offer - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Retailers are credited with doing more in-store to create excitement in the make-up category. What do they need to do next?

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The latest developments in point-of-sale technology

The latest developments in point-of-sale technology - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

An analysis of the latest developments in retail technology and how new point-of-sale tools are set to benefit beauty

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How Brazilian travelers shop for beauty

How Brazilian travelers shop for beauty - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

The rising wave of Brazilian travelers spells good news for beauty

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Interview with Nuance Group North America vp buying, merchandising & operations Andrew Rattner

Interview with Nuance Group North America vp buying, merchandising & operations Andrew Rattner - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

Nuance is confident that its North American beauty category will see a sure-footed performance thanks to Asian visitors

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Innovative brand and retail strategies

Innovative brand and retail strategies - PUBLISHED March 22, 2012

A look at some innovative strategies in beauty and in other industries that could inspire today’s cosmetics brands and retailers

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A visual to trip to Hema, Paris

A visual to trip to Hema, Paris - PUBLISHED March 08, 2012

Dutch retailer Hema sets up shop at Paris train station Gare du Nord

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Ulta ceo and president Chuck Rubin

Ulta ceo and president Chuck Rubin - PUBLISHED February 23, 2012

Rubin talked about his strategy for the chain and the retail market at a recent CEW event

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Institut Decléor Paris

Institut Decléor Paris - PUBLISHED February 23, 2012

Decléor’s opens its first flagship beauty institute in France

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Eucerin launches flagship

Eucerin launches flagship - PUBLISHED February 09, 2012

Beiersdorf has inaugurated a flagship for its Eucerin brand offering product, treatment and advice

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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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A trip to Victory Barber & Brand

A trip to Victory Barber & Brand - PUBLISHED January 26, 2012

Victory Barber & Brand styles itself as an old-time barbershop with a modern twist in British Columbia, Canada

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Perfumania does deal with Parlux

Perfumania does deal with Parlux - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

Fragrance retailer Perfumania is to buy Florida-based fragrance company Parlux in a deal worth $170m.

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Sears to shutter doors

Sears to shutter doors - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

US retailer Sears Holding is to close 100 to 120 Kmart and Sears full-line stores

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Superdrug to launch more brow bars

Superdrug to launch more brow bars - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

AS Watson-owned Superdrug plans to open 100 eyebrow threading bars and 10 in-store beauty

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Design4Retail on how retailing will evolve

Design4Retail on how retailing will evolve - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

UK-based design agency Design4Retail director Jon Vinall talks about what's next for retail

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A trip to Etat Pur, Paris

A trip to Etat Pur, Paris - PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

Etat Pur’s first flagship offers service and solutions for specific skincare needs

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Dragon Rouge on how retailing will evolve

Dragon Rouge on how retailing will evolve - PUBLISHED December 22, 2011

Branding agency Dragon Rouge retail sales director Delphine Fauchère talks about what's next for retail

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Sephora & Latin America

Sephora & Latin America - PUBLISHED December 22, 2011

An analysis of the retailer's strategy for the region

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A trip to Before Beauty Bar, Paris

A trip to Before Beauty Bar, Paris - PUBLISHED December 22, 2011

A new service concept offers treatments tailored to every occasion

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Black Friday shopping behavior 2011

Black Friday shopping behavior 2011 - PUBLISHED December 15, 2011

Nearly 28% of US consumers said they shopped online on Cyber Monday

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Heinemann enlarges Les Exclusifs fragrances

Heinemann enlarges Les Exclusifs fragrances - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Germany-based travel retailer Gebr Heinemann has launched six new fragrances from Chanel’s Les Exclusifs

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Nuance Watson launches Clinique app

Nuance Watson launches Clinique app - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Estée Lauder owned brand Clinique has launched its iPad skin diagnostic tool

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Japan gets new prestige retail format

Japan gets new prestige retail format - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Japanese mass retailer Aeon opened a new prestige store concept

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India to defer FDI for retail

India to defer FDI for retail - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

There’s uncertainty whether the Indian government will pass legislation allowing foreign direct investment (FDI)

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Make Up For Ever's Paris flagship opens

Make Up For Ever's Paris flagship opens - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

LVMH-owned brand Make Up For Ever has opened its Paris flagship in the Marais district.

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Information & Inspiration on how beauty retailing will evolve

Information & Inspiration on how beauty retailing will evolve - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Asia specialist cosmetics consultancy Information & Inspiration general manager Florence Bernardin talks about the future of retail

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Ba Yan Ka La opens Shanghai flagship

Ba Yan Ka La opens Shanghai flagship - PUBLISHED December 08, 2011

Chinese brand Ba Yan Ka La puts naturals on show at its Shanghai flagship

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Douglas teams up with Passion Beauté in France

Douglas teams up with Passion Beauté in France - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

The French subsidiary of German perfumery chain Douglas and French retail grouping Passion Beauté have formed an alliance

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Estée Lauder launches new counter at Galeries Lafayette

Estée Lauder launches new counter at Galeries Lafayette - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

Estée Lauder-owned Clinique opened its new department-store retail concept SAYLI, (acronym for ‘service as you like it’) in Paris’ Galeries Laf…

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Sa Sa launches Shanghai flagship

Sa Sa launches Shanghai flagship - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

Hong-Kong based retailer Sa Sa opened a new flagship store in Mainland China at Shanghai’s Henderson Land shopping mall in October.

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Make Up For Ever launches Paris flagship

Make Up For Ever launches Paris flagship - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

LVMH-owned Make Up For Ever has revamped its Paris flagship store in Paris.

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Colourcopia opens in London

Colourcopia opens in London - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

Colourcopia, a boutique offering Coty-owned nailcare brand OPI’s entire range of

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Diptyque opens Hong Kong store

Diptyque opens Hong Kong store - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

French fragrance company Diptyque opened its first standalone store in Asia

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Vente-privée launches in the US

Vente-privée launches in the US - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

French-based flash sale site Vente-privée launched in the US this November through

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Centdegrés on how beauty retailing will evolve

Centdegrés on how beauty retailing will evolve - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

Branding agency Centdegrés president and creative director David Nitlich & managing partner Thibault Ponroy talk about what needs improvement in beau…

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Marionnaud rolls out new store concept

Marionnaud rolls out new store concept - PUBLISHED November 24, 2011

Marionnaud is out to provide an easier shopping experience, more accessible offer and better service with its new store concept

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Macy's to revamp NY flagship

Macy's to revamp NY flagship - PUBLISHED November 10, 2011

US-based department store Macy’s is to invest $400m over the next four years in remodeling its flagship store

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Rituals new Brazil store

Rituals new Brazil store - PUBLISHED November 10, 2011

A trip to Netherlands-based brand Rituals' first store in São Paulo

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Sephora opens first Mexico store

Sephora opens first Mexico store - PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

One year after signing a joint-venture agreement with Mexican retail operator Grupo Axo

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Beauty & European pharmacies

Beauty & European pharmacies - PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

An analysis of the pharmacy channel in Europe, its potential and risks

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A trip to Printemps' Belle Parfumerie

A trip to Printemps' Belle Parfumerie - PUBLISHED October 27, 2011

Printemps’ new beauty floor at its Paris flagship, La Belle Parfumerie, is homage to the French tradition of fragrance

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El Corte Ingles to buy Kaufhof?

El Corte Ingles to buy Kaufhof? - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Spanish department-store group El Corte Inglés is said to be closer to a deal to buy German retailer Kaufhof.

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French perfumeries report first five months 2011

French perfumeries report first five months 2011 - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Beauty sales in selective French perfumeries rose 1.2% in value for the first five months of the year,

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Revlon launches nail & lip bars

Revlon launches nail & lip bars - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Beauty brand Revlon is to launch lip and nail bars in five Monoprix stores in Paris.

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Harvey Nichols opens new Hong Kong store

Harvey Nichols opens new Hong Kong store - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Harvey Nichols is to open a new 83,000ft2 (7,710m2) store at the Pacific Place shopping center in Hong Kong next week.

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Hermès to launch 'maison' at Printemps store

Hermès to launch 'maison' at Printemps store - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Hermès is to open a new maison de parfums at French department store Printemps’ Paris flagship.

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Alternative channels grow

Alternative channels grow - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

US beauty sales through alternative channels, such as e-commerce, home shopping and infomercials have

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Space NK teams up with QVC

Space NK teams up with QVC - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

UK-based beauty retailer Space NK is airing its first show on TV shopping channel QVC US this month.

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CVS creates in-store concept for men

CVS creates in-store concept for men - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

US drugstore operator CVS has teamed up with P&G to create a new merchandising concept for male shoppers.

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A visual trip to Sephora's new-generation store in New York

A visual trip to Sephora's new-generation store in New York - PUBLISHED October 13, 2011

Sephora mixes technology, services and design and at its 16th New York
City store

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Travel-retail channel outlook

Travel-retail channel outlook - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Retailers are seeing a return to boom times in travel retail, but will they last?

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Industry viewpoint: Today's fragrance market

Industry viewpoint: Today's fragrance market - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Four retailers speak out about today’s fragrance market and what they would like to see from brands

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How retailers are improving the fragrance retail experience

How retailers are improving the fragrance retail experience - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

We look at four innovative stores and the ideas they have put in place to help improve the retail experience for buying fragrance

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Smart Store banks on sampling

Smart Store banks on sampling - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Smart Store was designed to let visitors discover and test new brands and concepts, rather than just buy products

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E-commerce provides opportunities for beauty brands

E-commerce provides opportunities for beauty brands - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

BW Confidential evaluates some of the emerging web platforms brands could take advantage of in the online sales channel

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China angles to keep home advantage in travel retail

China angles to keep home advantage in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

A sea change is awaiting the duty-free business as the Chinese government steps in to keep sales on its own soil

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Innovative concepts in travel retail

Innovative concepts in travel retail - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

A snapshot of some of the most interesting concepts to have hit travel retail in recent months

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Passenger buying habits

Passenger buying habits - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

JMG Research researched how passengers of 15 nationalities act and shop in duty-free airport stores. We bring you some of their findings

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Russia's prestige retail scene heats up

Russia's prestige retail scene heats up - PUBLISHED September 29, 2011

Russia’s prestige retail scene continues to see major changes, while competition among the majors heats up by

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Sephora's new hi-tech store

Sephora's new hi-tech store - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

LVMH-owned retailer Sephora has opened a new-generation store in New York City’s Meatpacking district,

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Personnel changes at Marionnaud France

Personnel changes at Marionnaud France - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

Perfumery chain Marionnaud’s managing director for France Miek Vercouteren

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Ulta reports second quarter

Ulta reports second quarter - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

US-based beauty retailer Ulta reported a 22.6% increase in sales for the second quarter

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Trend Sourcing founder Pascale Brousse on retailing

Trend Sourcing founder Pascale Brousse on retailing - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

Paris-based forecasting agency Trend Sourcing founder Pascale Brousse on how retailing will evolve

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Benow's one-stop beauty concept

Benow's one-stop beauty concept - PUBLISHED September 15, 2011

French concept Benow offers beauty services for men and women on the go

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Dufry makes acquisitions

Dufry makes acquisitions - PUBLISHED September 01, 2011

Swiss travel-retail operator Dufry has reinforced its presence in emerging markets through

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Sephora launches more services

Sephora launches more services - PUBLISHED September 01, 2011

Sephora North America has partnered with US-based airport spa retailer XpresSpa to open walk-in nail bars

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