March 6, 2014

Anti-aging skin care gets greater attention on the East Coast, according to recent research by The NPD Group, a global information company.

February 19, 2014

Sales of prestige eye makeup grew 9% to $1.1 billion in the United States in the 12 months ended December 2013, according to the NPD Group.

February 4, 2014

Total beauty sales within the U.S. mass channel rose 1% in 2013, versus 2012, with makeup experiencing the greatest growth at 2%, according to the NPD Group, citing IRI data.

November 8, 2013

The lip segment is on the upswing with the shining star proving, once again, to be lip color.

November 8, 2013

Despite the buzz about BB and CC creams, eye makeup continues to be a rock star within the beauty space.

September 24, 2013

The Generation Y group is beginning to take notice and fight the signs of aging, according to the NPD Group, a provider of information and advisory services. According to NPD’s latest Women’s Skincare In-Depth Consumer Report, 39% of women ages 25 years to 34 years say anti-aging is an important benefit they look for in facial skin care products.

September 18, 2013

U.S. dollar sales of prestige department store beauty products grew 6% in the 12 months ending August 2013 compared with the year-ago period, driven by strong growth in makeup and skin care, according to the NPD Group.

August 14, 2013

The global prestige beauty market experienced mixed results in the first half of 2013 but the U.S. prestige beauty market posted an 8% gain during the first six months of the year, according to the NPD Group.

July 25, 2013

The NPD Group, which tracks prestige beauty, has reported that sales of makeup and skin care with SPF reached $1.1 billion in U.S. prestige department stores from June 2012 to May 2013, a 24% increase from three years ago.

July 17, 2013

The NPD Group has expanded its coverage of the U.S. prestige beauty market through its new BeautyTrends Direct service, which tracks direct-to-consumer sales of fragrance, makeup and skin care products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home-shopping retailers.

June 17, 2013

Sales of U.S. prestige men’s fragrances are on the rise, according to recent research by global information company The NPD Group.

May 9, 2013

Whether it is argan oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or kukui oil, incorporating oil into a skin care regimen is one of the hottest beauty trends.

April 19, 2013

Hispanics often tick to their own traditions when it comes to selecting protein-rich foods, according to a new study.

March 8, 2013

Men are putting their best face forward and are catching up to women by taking on a skin care regimen that goes beyond a hasty shave.

February 25, 2013

Despite a wavering economy, all of the U.S. prestige beauty categories enjoyed healthy growth in 2012, according to global information company the NPD Group, which presented in late January the U.S. and global beauty industry's first look at 2012 year-end results for skin care, makeup and fragrance at its annual "Hot off the Press" event at the Harmonie Club in New York.

February 8, 2013

Most Valentine's Day celebrants plan to shop a week or less before the holiday, and many wait until Feb. 13 or 14 to make their final purchases, according to research by the NPD Group, a leading global information company.

January 17, 2013

Friends and family recommendations and the availability of samples may still be the leading purchase influencers for women looking to buy anti-aging facial skin care products.

January 15, 2013

In the current economy, microwavable single-serve meals may be the answer to consumers’ decreased restaurant use. “These meals occupy the spot between homemade and restaurant meals,” said Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst and VP at NPD Group. “They represent food
service redefined.”

December 11, 2012

This holiday season nail and lip color are expected to be hot holiday items, and consumers can expect to see an array of colors and textures in both categories this season, according to The NPD Group.

December 6, 2012

The annual holiday retail study by the NPD Group, a global information company, has revealed that fragrance moved up the ladder as a top gift on consumers’ holiday shopping lists.

November 29, 2012

Beauty market research company NPD Group recently reported that prestige gift sets were once again on the rise within U.S. department stores.


November 28, 2012

The prestige beauty gift set industry posted double-digit growth year-to-date and looks to be quite promising this holiday, especially makeup and skin care gift sets, according to market research company the NPD Group.

November 15, 2012

Men’s shaving/grooming and deodorants may continue to dominate the male grooming segment, but there’s no doubt that guys are increasingly taking greater notice of skin care products — a trend that is expected to gain greater momentum going forward.


November 5, 2012

Sales of color cosmetics lost some of its shimmer during the recession as beauty mavens reduced purchase cycles, traded down to value brands and cut back on experimenting with new products. However, consumers are returning to the category, which is likely to spell strong sales for spring and beyond.