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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.

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.

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.

Sep 17, 2014 | 01:21 PM CDT

Kline Introduces Report on the Sexual Wellness Market

Lubricants among the products that offer opportunities for personal care brands; retailers respond to growing consumer expectations of these products with larger intimate health sections.

Aug 21, 2014 | 10:23 AM CDT

Diagonal Reports Sees a Revolution in Hairstyling

According to market researcher Diagonal Reports, strong consumer demand for hair management and control is transforming the global hair straightening market beyond recognition. It is no longer about just straightening, but a world of new terms and new outcomes.

Aug 19, 2014 | 09:29 AM CDT

Financial Briefs from Global Beauty Companies

See the Q4 and fiscal year end results for both The Estée Lauder Companies and Elizabeth Arden Inc., as well as results for Oriflame.

Aug 13, 2014 | 10:59 AM CDT

Fighting Against Green Beauty Roadblocks in Asia

At the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Asia-Pacific, beauty brands, suppliers and industry stakeholders will discuss the difficulties in going green with a beauty brand and the innovative ways they’ve come up with to solve these problems.