Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl brand has signed U.S. Olympic hopefuls Jennifer Kessy (women’s beach volleyball) and Marlen Esparza (women’s boxing) to represent the beauty brand. In addition, LashBlast Volume and Outlast All-Day Lipcolor will be available in special, limited-edition packaging to honor both women as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Total prestige beauty in China — which is those products sold mainly in department stores and Sephora stores in the top 10 cities in mainland China — rose 21% in 2011 compared with 2010, according to beauty market research by NPD.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Food Marketing Institute announced they are working together to remind pharmacists about their legal obligations when selling dietary supplements in a retail setting.
The Personal Care Products Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance has announced support for legislation to strengthen and modernize regulatory oversight of the industry and to create a greater role for the Food and Drug Administration in assessing the safety of personal care products.
Pampers Cruisers/Swaddlers with Dry Max, Gillette Fusion ProGlide and P.F. Chang's Home Menu were the top three new product introductions in 2011, according to the SymphonyIRI Group "2011 New Product Pacesetter" report released Tuesday afternoon.
Customer loyalty has always been paramount for retailers, but as we wade into 2012 and beyond, it is becoming increasingly evident that retailers have a renewed focus on establishing a strong sense of loyalty and creating an engaging customer experience through cross-channel initiatives that are touching customers both in and — perhaps more importantly — out of the store.
The key to smelling success in the fragrance category is to unlock the segment — literally. Yet, finding ways to successfully enhance the shopping experience through sampling always has been a bit tricky for mass market retailers.
A recent study by market research company NPD Group found that most men are using some sort of grooming product today, such as shave, hair care and fragrance; however, only 25% of men are currently using facial skin care products.
Sun and Skin Care Research, a manufacturer of branded and private-label sun care products that are sold under such brands as Ocean Potion and No-Ad, has announced that an investment group led by private equity firm Source Capital, and including the company's management, has acquired a majority interest in the company.
It’s called automated retailing. While retail merchants MaxWellness and Kroger are still in the pilot phase, more or less, this should become a fast brand extension that can reach consumers in remote locations — the bus stop/train depot, the hospital, the airport, the school, the gym or inside another noncompetitive retailer’s box.