Mass Retail Comes Into Focus

Beauty Features

Mass Retail Comes Into Focus

As the lines between prestige and mass continue to blur, retailers are taking a multipronged approach to reinventing their beauty departments.

clock January 15, 2021Faye Brookman

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Target, Nike Halt Political Contributions After D.C. Riot

Target also revealed holiday sales were boosted by online shopping.

clock January 13, 2021Kellie Ell



Dancewear Brand Capezio to Expand Into Activewear

Branding firm Graj + Gustavsen inks deal with Capezio and Global Brands Group to launch the first collection in fall 2021.

clock January 11, 2021Kellie Ell

A rendering of Ulta Beauty at Target

Beauty Features

The Evolution of Beauty Retail: Who’s Gaining Share, and Who’s Losing It

E-commerce, curbside pickup, Ulta Beauty with Target and Sephora with Kohl’s. The beauty retailing shifts you should pay attention to for 2021.

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 also catalyzed calls for racial equality in the workplace. Companies will need to set specific target in order to deliver on their stated mission of self-improvement.


Fashion Won’t Achieve Equality Without Targets

The industry’s vows to do better must be backed by concrete goals and accountability, say experts.

clock January 6, 2021Sindhu Sundar

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Retail Workers Face Ongoing Risk in 2021 as Virus Cases Climb

Workers say a model of reining in labor costs has left them anxious about health and finances, even as retail profits soar.

clock January 6, 2021Sindhu Sundar and Kali Hays and Alexa Tietjen



Activewear in 2021

Will it continue to grow at record rates?

clock January 5, 2021Kellie Ell

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Skin Care

The Hut Group Swoops on Professional Skin-care Retailer

THG has paid $350 million in cash for the U.S. retailer of prestige skin-care and specialty beauty brands.

clock December 29, 2020Samantha Conti

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Rihanna Courts Investors for Potential Savage X Fenty Activewear Collection

The mega-star is asking for $100 million and complete control.

clock December 15, 2020Kellie Ell and Evan Clark

A rendering of Sephora at Kohl's.

Beauty Features

Sephora x Kohl’s, Ulta Beauty x Target: Beauty Retailers Vie for Prestige Shoppers

“All these brands are trying to move where the puck is going proactively,” said Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan.

clock December 2, 2020Jenny B. Fine

Delta Galil


Delta Galil Benefits From Continued Need for Basics, Innerwear

But across the retail industry, intimate apparel continues to be among the list of pandemic winners.

clock November 22, 2020Kellie Ell

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Luxury Lingerie Brand Journelle Launches at Target

Select Journelle bras, sleepwear and lingerie can now be found at

clock November 18, 2020Kellie Ell

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Target Continues to Grow, Both in Stores and Online, Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Comparable traffic grew 4.5 percent during the quarter, while digital sales surged 155 percent.

clock November 18, 2020Kellie Ell

Retailers' ventures into financial services could test regulations that have traditionally sought to separate banking from commerce.


Retail Ready to Put Third Quarter Behind It

Retail results are set to come in this week and might be most valuable for what they say about holiday and beyond.

clock November 16, 2020Evan Clark

The entrance of Target's new store in New York's Herald Square.

Business Features

The Outside View: What Retail Apocalypse?

HRC Retail Advisory’s Antony Karabus and Farla Efros on the opportunities for retailers willing to commit to the transformation journey.

clock November 13, 2020Antony Karabus and Farla Efros

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