A look at the top five specialty beauty retailers by retail sales (excluding tax) globally and in the U.S.* Top 5 Global Speciality Beauty Stores
1. Sephora LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton 2. Douglas Douglas GmbH, Parfümerie 3. Bath & Body Works Limited Brands Inc. 4. O Boticário Botica Comercial Farmacêutica Ltda 5. Marionnaud Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.
Top 5 U.S. Specialty Beauty Stores
1. Bath & Body Works Limited Brands Inc. 2. Ulta Ulta Salons, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. 3. Sephora LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton 4. Sally Beauty Supply Sally Beauty Co. Inc. 5. Perfumania Perfumania Holdings Inc.
*Source: Euromonitor International
Editor’s Note: Euromonitor defines beauty specialist retailers as chains or independent retail outlets with a primary focus on selling fragrances, cosmetics, toiletries and accessories. According to Kline & Co., while mass merchandisers continue as the leading channel of distribution for beauty products in 2010, drugstores and specialty stores have grown in share. Some of the fastest-growing purchase channels for beauty products are the alternate ones. While these outlets have a smaller dollar base than traditional channels, they’re the ones to keep an eye on for rapid growth.
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