Retailers are engaged in their own version of color theory as they debate what to do in the wake of the abrupt burnout of the once-stellar nail enamel category.
This is a critical question as the holiday season approaches. The category’s performance this season is expected to play a pivotal role in determining the long-term growth prospects of the nail polish business, which had been running at a double-digit clip for several years in a row, only to stall unexpectedly. The shine on the category began to dull during the summer months: Nail polish sales declined 0.9 percent to $225.9 million for the 12-week period ended Aug. 11 across mass retail outlets, which also include select club and dollar-store chains, according to the market research firm IRI.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)