Analysis

Beauty trends for 2018 and beyond

BW Confidential singles out eight trends for 2018 and beyond   1. Personalized at-home analysis Personalization and...
January 24, 2018

A look at beauty M&A in 2017

An analysis of the M&A scene for beauty   On the surface, the pace of beauty M&A...
January 10, 2018

Spotlight on Ulta Beauty

How retailer Ulta is carving out a bigger slice of the US beauty market In a challenging...
November 15, 2017

Fragrance and personalization

How the trend for customized fragrances is set to evolve Fragrance may be one of the most...
October 5, 2017

Travel retail profile: Shiseido

Shiseido has big ambitions to boost its color and digital business, fueled by the opening of the...
October 5, 2017

Fragrance and online sales

How online sales for fragrance are developing and what is set to drive growth in the channel...
October 5, 2017

Fragrance and social media

How fragrance brands can better exploit social media   While social networks have helped set the color-cosmetics...
October 5, 2017

Amazon and beauty retailing

How beauty players should look to approach Amazon   Four years after launch, Amazon’s Luxury Beauty store—and...
October 5, 2017

Fragrance retailing needs a boost

Fragrance retailing needs a boost. BW Confidential analyzes the issues that need to be addressed in-store and...
October 5, 2017

An analysis of the fragrance market

Despite an overall negative trend, there are some positive signs in the fragrance market as manufacturers begin...
October 4, 2017

Inspiration from sectors outside beauty

From self-driving cars to gene-editing, other industries have the potential to provide beauty brands with opportunities and...
September 28, 2017

Beauty and machine learning

Machine learning is expected to give brands and retailers more information on consumers and the products that...
September 28, 2017

Beauty and artificial intelligence

How artificial intelligence is set to impact beauty Along with chemists and biologists, data scientists are now...
September 28, 2017

Innovation and incubators

More companies are setting up incubators to develop new ideas and pursue trends. BW Confidential looks at...
September 28, 2017

Packaging and time to market

How innovations in technology are impacting time to market for packagers When it comes to innovation in...
September 28, 2017
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