What Should Be Tom Ford's Top Priorities at the CFDA?

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Guess Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

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Why Amazon's Private Label Beauty Brand Matters

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Faye Brookman

Shoppers are seen outside MACY'S Herald Square as bargain hunters seek low price deals during 'Black Friday' holiday shopping in New York, New York, USA, 23 November 2018. Black Friday is the day after the USA Thanksgiving Day and is regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season.Black Friday holiday shopping in New York, USA - 23 Nov 2018


The Grinch Stole Margins

Retailers were ecstatic about the level of online shopping and mostly pleased with traffic at their brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season.

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Outside a Five Below store in Mount Laural, New Jersey.

Beauty Features

Are Dollar Stores Beauty’s Next Big Channel?

With mass beauty sales in a consistent slump, big brands are betting on dollar stores for growth.

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WWD Beauty Inc Awards: Target’s Christina Hennington Wins Merchandiser of the Year

Hennington has shaped the mass market retailer’s beauty category with a focus on diversity, technology and passionate sales associates.

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Jody Pinson

Beauty Features

Walmart’s Jody Pinson on Her Customer-First Approach

From the parking lot to the product shelf, Jody Pinson has made it her business to know Walmart’s customers inside out.

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Holographic Gloss Toppers from L.A. Girl.

Beauty Features

Butt Masks, Sage Spray, Pet Shampoo: Beauty Readies for the Dog Days of Summer

From dogs to the derriere, there’s a summer beauty launch for that.

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Beauty Features

Beauty Brands’ ModiFace Dilemma

Other AI and AR providers are seeing an influx of inquiries from beauty companies following the deal.

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Ada Lien and Sophie Lilley

Beauty Features

CEW Top Talent Awards 2018: Rising Brand Marketers Drive Change at Big Beauty Companies

Unilever’s Molly Landman, La Mer’s Ada Lien and Urban Decay’s Sophie Lilley are working to maintain brands with indie mind-sets within their corporate organizations.

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Moonlit Skincare

Beauty Features

The Night Shift: Nighttime Skin Care Expands Beyond Antiaging

As consumers embrace a multifaceted approach to wellness and beauty, sales of sleep-oriented products are soaring.

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Cover Girl Mascara

Beauty Features

What to Watch: Mass Makeup Gets a Makeover

Legacy brands like Cover Girl and Almay are reinventing themselves in the face of heightened competition from online brands and slowing foot traffic in department stores.

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New Physicians Formula items for 2018.

Beauty Features

Physicians Formula Expands Products, Changes Packaging

The Markwins-owned brand is embarking on a total revamp for 2018.

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Nest Fragrances Black Tulip

Mergers and Acquisitions

Beauty Deals Keep Coming

Eurazeo Brands is making its first investment with a majority stake in Nest Fragrances; Beauty Partners has acquired Coastal Salt & Soul.

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Holiday Weekend Update: Retail Momentum Cuts Across Channels

Strong online sales, decent store traffic, extended Black Friday deals and consumer confidence sparked retailing last week.

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Wal-Mart is increasing its focus on beauty trends.

Beauty Features

Mass Market Retailers Shift Strategies

As consumers shift online and toward cutting-edge beauty trends, mass retailers are switching it up to meet demand.

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Vera Wang Princess of Hearts.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Beyoncé, Vera Wang, Jovan Fragrances Said to Be on Coty Divestment Agenda

The company plans to divest 6-8 percent of its business following a deal for P&G beauty brands.

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The Beauty Bar at the NYX store in Union Square.

Beauty Features

What to Watch Beauty: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Step Up Their Game

Specialty to monobrand retailers are upping their store counts.

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