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Industry researchers shared proprietary data at CEW’s State of the Beauty Industry Report.

clock February 11, 2021James Manso

NPD Group 2020 hair care

Beauty Features

Prestige Beauty Sales Fell 19 Percent in 2020

Year-end numbers from the NPD Group show that e-commerce grew 46 percent in 2020, in spite of market-wide tumbles.

clock February 5, 2021James Manso

Puma in New York City on Black Friday, 2020.

Business Features

Global Activewear Market to Reach More Than $350B in 2020

In a year of ups and downs, activewear is the crème that rises to the top.

clock December 11, 2020Tracey Meyers

A Douglas store in Frankfurt, Germany.

Beauty Features

By the Numbers: Comparing Prestige Beauty Sales Worldwide

International data from The NPD Group shows North America’s pivot to skin care as the strongest.

clock August 21, 2020James Manso

Furtuna Skin Care Estate

Beauty Features

Olive Oil Is Having a Moment

The kitchen staple is getting the hero ingredient treatment outside of the kitchen, now, too.

clock August 21, 2020Emily Burns

Clinical skin care

Beauty Features

U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Drop 36 Percent in Q2

Data from The NPD Group shows an unprecedented tumble in sales, but with signs of consumer interest in unexpected categories.

clock July 31, 2020James Manso

Designer shoes at the Nordstrom women’s flagship in Manhattan.


Trendy Shoes Continue to See Sales Declines Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

With most events, weddings and parties canceled this summer, consumers are not shelling out for fashionable shoes like they have in years past, according to a study.

clock July 22, 2020Misty White Sidell

HOVR Infinite by Under Armour


Sports Brands Need to Take Risks to Boost Business

Exciting assortments can lure a jittery consumer back to stores and e-commerce sites.

clock June 30, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

Stores prepare for shoppers as New York City enters phase two of reopening.


U.S. Consumers Start to Spend on Discretionary Categories Such as Apparel, Beauty: NPD

Although the retail landscape has markedly changed, conventional needs and seasonality still play a role in consumer behavior.

clock June 29, 2020Lisa Lockwood

Giorgio Armani’s Sì Passione and Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum.

Beauty Features

By the Numbers: Fragrance Gets a Holiday Boost

Eye makeup also continues to show resilience alongside fragrance and skin care.

clock June 19, 2020James Manso

A Douglas store in Frankfurt, Germany.

Body Care

Prestige Beauty in Germany Gets Boost From E-Commerce

Germany’s prestige beauty industry showed declines smaller than Italy, France, Spain and the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

clock June 13, 2020James Manso

Backstage at Tory Burch RTW Fall 2018

Body Care

U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Dip 14 Percent in Q1

Beauty sales slowed when stores closed, but online sales are picking up.

clock April 29, 2020Allison Collins

Romy Soleimani for Bobbi Brown swiped a custom shade of pistachio across lids, and kept the rest of the look colorful with coral blush and a bright orange lip. Ñ Ellen Thomas

Beauty Features

Beauty Predictions for the New Decade, From the NPD Group

The makeup market may return — but probably not until 2021.

clock January 14, 2020Allison Collins

Model backstage, hair detailPrabal Gurung show, Backstage, Fall Winter 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA - 11 Feb 2018

Beauty Features

Hair Care Continues Growth Streak in Q2

The latest figures from the NPD group show that hair, skin and fragrance are growing, while makeup continues to decline.

clock August 7, 2019Ellen Thomas

Chanel’s Saks Fifth Avenue Fragrance & Beauty department in New York.

Beauty Features

Analyzing 2018 Beauty Sales: Gains Driven by Skin Care and Brick-and-Mortar

A renaissance in brick-and-mortar helped bolster beauty sales during the holiday period.

clock January 29, 2019Pete Born

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