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Apr 02, 2012 | 09:37 AM CDT

The Fragrance Foundation Relaunches Online Learning Program

The reboot of "Basic Selling Skills for Fragrance" targets part-time sales associates and those new to selling fragrance.

Mar 02, 2012 | 04:24 PM CST

Beauty Sales Post Greatest Growth in Volume Terms in Five Years

By: Fernanda Bonifacio

Dynamism in toothpaste, hair care and perfume segments help volume growth; performance of direct sellers slips.

Mar 02, 2012 | 09:12 AM CST

NPD Group Report Sees Incredible Prestige Beauty Gains, Immense Fragrance Growth

The market research company found the prestige beauty market generated $9.5 billion in 2011, an 11% increase over 2010—the largest increase The NPD Group has seen in the 15 years it has tracked this market.

Feb 24, 2012 | 03:51 PM CST

Study From Total Beauty Media Group Shows Strength of Luxury

The study also shows many women often buy luxury beauty products on discount websites and that sampling is the number one factor in influencing a purchase, followed by peer product reviews.

Feb 03, 2012 | 09:54 AM CST

LVMH Reaches 16% Revenue Jump in 2011

The company realized growth in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, with its perfumes and cosmetics division increasing revenue 9% over 2010 and its selective retailing division's revenue up 19%.

Feb 02, 2012 | 11:03 AM CST

NPD Sees 11% Uptick in U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales in 2011

Skin care and fragrance sold in U.S. department stores both posted double-digit dollar growths of 14% and 11% respectively, while makeup grew a healthy 9%, compared to 2010.

Dec 01, 2011 | 09:34 AM CST

Prestige Beauty Sees 8% Rise in 2011 So Far

The NPD Group reports the prestige beauty category is up in all segments, including eye, color, lip, face, sets and a notable 59% increase in nails.

Nov 29, 2011 | 11:03 AM CST

Shiseido Continues Expansion of Bare Escentuals in Asia

As Asian markets remain a key factor to continued global growth, Shiseido plans its move to bring the Bare Escentuals brand to more consumers in the region by focusing on synergistic development.

Nov 16, 2011 | 02:33 PM CST

NPD Reports Prestige Boom in Fragrance Market for 2011

The prestige fragrance category gained 10% in U.S. department stores in 2011 over the same period in 2010, for sales of $1.7 billion from January to October 2011, and all signs indicate a strong holiday season for the category.

Aug 31, 2011 | 03:01 PM CDT

Super Premium Beauty on Cusp of a New Era of Growth

By: Fflur Roberts, Euromonitor International

The U.K. is about to be leapfrogged by Russia as the highest value market in the world for super premium fragrances, according to new data from Euromonitor International, and this is indicative of a critical shift in global luxury consumption culture, as high net worth individuals from the BRICs set a new and dynamic pace of growth that has major strategic implications for the world’s leading luxury players.