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Mar 16, 2015 | 03:08 PM CDT

Mary Kay Expands Presence in Latin America

Mary Kay Colombia operations open with an initial investment of $8 million.

Mar 16, 2015 | 01:14 PM CDT

Consumers Showing Loyalty to Stores

New PLMA consumer study finds consumers in the 25–45 age group are increasingly loyal to the stores they use for household grocery purchases; study indicates that many long-held assumptions, shaped by years of market dominance by the Baby Boom generation, are no longer true.

Mar 16, 2015 | 01:01 PM CDT

Hydroquinone-free Products Shine in Professional Skin Care

According Kline & Company, hydroquinone-based products are driving sales in the hyperpigmentation/sun damage skin care concern category, which outperformed the total market growth in 2014.

Mar 16, 2015 | 11:09 AM CDT

US Beauty Spending Decreases as Competition Increases

NPD Group reports that U.S. beauty shopping declined in 2014 to reach the lowest level of shoppers since 2008; cuts are occurring in makeup and fragrance.

Mar 10, 2015 | 11:27 AM CDT

Sephora Unveils Sephora Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab, a space outside San Francisco, houses a team that ideates, tests, experiments and learns; as new ideas surface, the Lab team will be responsible for sourcing, developing, evaluating, testing and eventually launching new offerings and technologies for shopping.

Mar 10, 2015 | 10:16 AM CDT

Parfums de Coeur Now PDC Brands

Founded in 1981 with roots in affordable fine fragrances, PDC Brands has a portfolio of beauty and personal care brands in the fine fragrance, specialty and adult bath, and first aid categories in the mass market.

Mar 04, 2015 | 05:39 PM CST

Seeking the Perfect Complexion

By: Ada S. Polla and Anne Pouillot

Understanding the cause of hyperpigmentation and the action of ingredients that address hyperpigmentation is key to developing impactful skin care products.

Mar 04, 2015 | 05:29 PM CST

Sex Appeal: Four Tips for Marketing Men’s Products to Guys and the Women Who Buy for Them

By: Scott Garrison and Sourabh Sharma

Many ads and marketing messages portray men as buffoonish or overtly feminized, but the truth is that most men fall somewhere in between. Here are four tips when creating claims and marketing messages for men—and the women who buy for them.

Mar 04, 2015 | 05:24 PM CST

It’s All About the Facial Hair: Trends in the Men’s Grooming

By: Imogen Matthews

Men’s growing interest in their personal appearance and the fashion for full beards is shaping trends within the men’s grooming market.

Mar 04, 2015 | 05:09 PM CST

Manscaping and Subscriptions: New Paradigms in Facial Hair

By: Nicole Tyrimou, Euromonitor International

Competition in male grooming/shaving has been on the rise. The high cost of shaving, a growing acceptance for unshaven faces and the full beard fashion trend contributed to the slowdown of razor and blade sales in 2013. As a result, market leaders are looking to expand their consumer base by capturing a niche but growing consumer group—men that shave their body.