Brands Rethink How Beauty Ingredients May Affect Oceans – Clone

WWD / December 18, 2019 / By Allison Collins Advocates of blue beauty say some potentially harmful chemicals should be avoided. Beauty ingredient blacklists may be about to get even longer. For some beauty brands, ingredient no-no lists are evolving from cutting out ingredients that could cause harm to humans, to nixing ingredients that could cause harm ... Read more

Gen Z and Millennials Pave New Retailer Trends in WELLness

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We asked shoppers which health conditions they are managing most today, then broke the responses down by generations. The results: members of Gen Z and Millennials are dealing with a range of unpredicted wellness issues. And they’re not all are turning to traditional physicians. Retailers, get in front of this – now.  Millennials or Gen ... Read more

Why Gen X Could Be Beauty’s Biggest Consumer Base

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By Emily Dougherty, October 21, 2022 ||  BeautyInc. -  A Publication of WWD Women over the age of 50 have been routinely ignored by marketers for decades. Now, though, healthier and wealthier than any generation of women before them, Gen X is coming resolutely into focus. As American women age, they start feeling invisible and undervalued. This ... Read more

Maesa Launches Itk Skin Care Brand With TikTok Stars Brooklyn, Bailey McKnight

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By James Manso on August 19, 2022  ||  BeautyInc. -  A Publication of WWD TikTok creators Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight's new Gen Z skin care brand Itk is launching Monday in an exclusive partnership with Walmart as the retailer bids on younger, digitally native consumers. With Gen Z street cred on one hand and brand-building prowess ... Read more

What’s On Trend For Retail In 2022? Here Are 5 Predictions

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By Bryan Pearson on December 3, 2021  ||  Forbes If the past two years have taught the retail industry anything, it’s to meet the unexpected, eye-to-eye, with more of the unexpected.  Unexpected as in surprising channels, unpredictable brand partnerships and even a dose of the expected. Because consumer desires have not changed; they still want shopping to ... Read more

Beauty’s Retail Reckoning: Specialty and Mass Retail Poised for Further Gains

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By Allison Collins on October 29, 2021  ||  WWD The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have specialty retailers including Sephora and Ulta Beauty poised to gain even more market share in the U.S., experts said. How many brick-and-mortar retail stores does the beauty industry actually need? That’s the question those in the industry are asking themselves in ... Read more

Beauty Spending Will Look Different in 2021

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By Allison Collins on February 26, 2021  ||  WWD “They’re calling it the she-session. That’s going to affect beauty sales, that’s going to affect the quest for value."  New year, new beauty shopping habits? For several months, industry insiders have whispered predictions of a “trade down to mass,” insinuating that consumers who have been hurt by the economic fallout from ... Read more

Beauty Industry Execs Applaud Walgreens CEO Choice

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By Allison Collins and Jenny B. Fine on January 28, 2021  ||  WWD As consumers come into Walgreens' doors, there's opportunity to evolve the beauty department, sources said. Walgreens Boots Alliance is slated to play an integral part in the U.S. rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, and it’ll be doing so under a new chief executive officer — Rosalind “Roz” Brewer. With the appointment, ... Read more

Wellness Represents a Significant Opportunity for Retailers

WWD | By Ellen Thomas on August 31, 2020 Wellness represents a significant opportunity for mass-market retailers, but they've only just begun to democratize a concept long associated with luxury. Five years ago, when Thrive Market, a membership-based e-commerce retailer that sells natural and organic food and wellness products, launched its web site, people who joined were considered ... Read more

Post Neiman’s, Luxe Beauty Brands Explore Options

With Neiman Marcus filing Chapter 11 and the specialty channel in flux, ultra-prestige beauty brands are exploring their options. By Jenny B. Fine on May 15, 2020 // WWD, Beauty Inc. Chanel. La Mer. Sisley. La Prairie. When the Neiman Marcus Group filed for Chapter 11 protection late last week, the top 20 unsecured creditors included four beauty (or beauty-related, ... Read more

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