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New in Mass Merchandisers

Apr 20, 2016 | 03:52 PM CDT

The Beauty Startup Guide to Retail Survival

By: Jeffrey Ten

What to do as the costs to enter department and specialty retail stores rise.

Feb 04, 2016 | 04:54 PM CST

Sephora Puts 3,000 Lipstick Shades on Your Phone

App update makes lipstick trials more addictive than ever.

Feb 03, 2016 | 01:59 PM CST

Walgreens Boots Alliance Declares Regular Dividend

Walgreens Boots Alliance announced a regular quarterly dividend payable March 11, 2016.

Nov 10, 2015 | 02:08 PM CST

InnoCos Digital NY 2015 Part 2: Smart Packaging & Optimizing Retail

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor in Chief

Embedded sensors offer an opportunity for brands to interact with consumers in-store and post-purchase. Meanwhile, retail experts say the consumer experience needs to "tone down" for a stress-free experience.

Sep 20, 2015 | 03:52 PM CDT

What is the Sephora Shopper Seeking?

By: Denise Herich, The Benchmarking Company

Part 1: The 2015 PinkReport: The Sephora Shopper provides a generational analysis of the U.S. female consumers’ purchase influencers, shopping behaviors and buying patterns.*

Aug 08, 2015 | 05:06 PM CDT

What Walmart Is Learning from Its Beauty Box Program

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By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor in Chief

Five years into the beauty box boom, Walmart offers new opportunities for brands and cost-conscious consumers.

Jul 10, 2015 | 02:46 PM CDT

Luxola Acquired By Sephora Parent Company LVMH

Global luxury goods conglomerate LVMH acquired ecommerce startup Luxola.

Jun 26, 2015 | 08:02 AM CDT

Trends Impacting Packaging for Niche & Exclusive Retailer Beauty Brands

By: Laureen Schroeder, Global Director of Health, …

There are many beauty consumers that want the latest innovation at an affordable price; this is the white space that niche and exclusive beauty brands can fulfill.

Nov 14, 2014 | 03:11 PM CST

Anti-aging Hair Care Q&A With Kline

In a Kline blog post, Donna Barson, senior associate for Kline’s Consumer Products Practice, explores questions about trends in anti-aging hair care; more technologically advanced products just as important for mass brands as it is for salon brands.

Oct 16, 2014 | 05:00 PM CDT

Digital Shopping Moves to Epicenter Brand Distribution Strategies

Kline reports that alternate shopping channels and sub-channels have emerged as essential for the growth of brands; digital shopping has moved from the peripheral to the epicenter of a brand’s distribution strategy.