2013 WWD Beauty Summit

The emphasis was on insight, innovation and confronting the challenges of tomorrow today.


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The keynote speaker at WWD’s Beauty Summit talked about lessons he learned in his storied career building the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

With a bold call for revolution, P&G’s group president of global beauty care kicked off the 2013 Beauty Summit.

Brooke Shields and Dr. Tina Alster helped the magazine editor weigh the pros and cons of cosmetically dealing with the hands of time.

The president of L’Oréal Luxe USA does not want to see an end to the double-digit growth the luxury beauty market has been experiencing.

The company’s global chief marketing officer emphasized that for marketers it’s no longer about a point of difference, “it’s about a point of view.”

For companies that want to win in today’s competitive and volatile world, being number one is no longer enough.

Fang took a three-pronged approach to explain the opportunities and challenges inherent in selling beauty and personal-care products in the country.

In the two-and-a-half years since they moved from France to the U.S. to grow their business, the brand has experienced a 35 percent growth in sales.

In a conversation with Beauty Inc editor Jenny B. Fine, the retailer’s managing director shared his favorite off-beat retailers and views on stores as bores.

In a bid to kick-start new products with staying power, Beck shared her nine rules for creating smart, effective products.

The 175-year-old apothecary’s president brought the crowd back to the physical world with a presentation centered on the in-store experience.

Alliance Boots’ partnership with Walgreens is expected to help fulfill the company’s vision of spreading beauty across the globe.

Central to the retailer’s first floor is the beauty section developed by Rive Gauche, the country’s largest retail chain selling perfumes and cosmetics.

“There really should be more innovation and individual brand definition in the beauty world,” she said.

Founder of the French brand shared how she turned a small laboratory into an international skin-care and spa brand.

The celebrated French perfumer shared what led him to explore unexpected ways to capitalize on his creativity.

Claire Chambers, founder and ceo of lingerie store Journelle, and Michael Kaplan, cofounder and ceo of Fashion to Figure, have the same mission.

The presentation provided insight on how brands can expand their reach, specifically in terms of mega and middleweight cities.