March 11, 2015

James Russo, SVP, Global Consumer Insights, Nielsen, talks about the three opportunities mass beauty has to drive growth in 2015, and also discusses the importance of ad effectiveness and product packaging to break through the clutter.

March 10, 2015

Oral care company DenTek is expanding its portfolio via an acquisition and has partnered with a video marketing and technology to further build the brand.

March 9, 2015

Beyoncé will introduce the fifth fragrance in the Beyoncé Heat fragrance franchise.

March 5, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming and oral care categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 2015

Costco sees a lift in second-quarter sales and net income benefits from a tax benefit.

March 5, 2015

IRI to integrate its national consumer panel data and point-of-sale transaction data with Kantar Shopcom's retail purchase transaction loyalty card data to help advertisers measure consumer touchpoints.

March 5, 2015

Jolen has created a new three-part system to remove unwanted facial hair.

March 5, 2015

Parfums de Coeur embraces new name as it sets its sights on evolving into a major beauty and personal care platform.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens recently reinvented its “SaturDate” program into a larger, more impactful program and rebranded it “Beauty Must-Haves.”

March 4, 2015

Introduced in spring 2014, Discover Beauty Within is an exclusive publication to Walgreens, published through a joint venture between Walgreens and Lebhar-Friedman Inc. The first-of-its-kind beauty and wellness magazine focuses specifically on the mass market beauty customer.

March 4, 2015

Bee Bald is on a mission to help men up their grooming game. The company recently broadened its product portfolio with the new Smooth Plus with SPF 30, which joins a full lineup of men’s grooming products.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ mission to go big in beauty includes personal care, Walgreens DMM Rudy Kucera told Drug Store News, for categories including grooming, hair care and oral care, “all part of the beauty regimen.” And just like in cosmetics, there is the quest to tailor merchandise for specific stores.

March 4, 2015

Looking to help the 54% of consumers who are concerned about enamel, Colgate recently launched the new Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste and, judging by the results, the oral care brand has hit a nerve.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens aims to have a consistency of voice across all channels, both clicks and bricks. In beauty, the strategy is to look at the customer in a holistic manner, said Katlyn Gao, head of retail products, digital at Walgreens. 

March 4, 2015

When GVP/GMM, beauty and personal care Shannon Curtin arrived at Walgreen Co. about five years ago, the beauty department was already regarded as one of the best and most efficient in the mass business. But it was missing one element Curtin and her teamwork diligently to nurture — love.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ beauty team works diligently to please customers, but Michelle Hobson’s job as senior manager of beauty program development is to lead the charge for all training efforts and key strategic beauty programs for the company’s most precious assets — its Beauty Advisors.

March 4, 2015

L'Oréal USA is collaborating with tech accelerator Grand Central Tech to help select the 2015-16 class of startups.

March 4, 2015

The L'Oréal Foundation and UNESCO will present in March the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. Meanwhile, passengers going through the terminals of the Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports will discover an exhibition of the five laureates by photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

March 4, 2015

Jaws dropped six years ago when Duane Reade unwrapped its first LOOK Boutique. The concept exemplified what many drug store merchants had only dreamed about — a selection brimming with prestige brands presented in an environment on par with specialty stores.

March 4, 2015

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with about 20% of children ages 5 years to 11 years old having at least one untreated decayed tooth. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable.

March 4, 2015

Barb Larson has seen myriad changes in her role as division merchandise manager at Walgreens. But what she’s most proud of today is how Walgreens has become more connected to shoppers than ever.

March 4, 2015

The pressure on mass market fragrances has yet to ease due in part to declining sales of celebrity fragrances and a reduction in fragrance innovation. And men’s fragrance is no exception.

March 4, 2015

As part of its quest to be the most loved and shopped beauty destination, Walgreens offers an array of its “owned brands.” These chain exclusives fill in gaps in assortments or offer tremendous value, according to Kina Guyton, Walgreens director of beauty owned brands.

March 4, 2015

Do you truly understand the dimensions of cosmetics consumer behavior and how these dimensions impact brand choices, outlet shopping patterns and attitudes toward the category overall? That was the focus of a webinar presented in February by consumer analytics company TABS Group.