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Woolworth's Rx Place: Fitting the Market

NEW YORK -- Many retailers talk about tailoring their stores to individual markets, but Woolworth Corp. is actually doing it.

Working through its Rx Place subsidiary and acting on the concept that urban and suburban markets are different,...

Yardley Pours More Into Bath Shoppe

NEW YORK -- Yardley is sending in reinforcements for its year-old Bath Shoppe collection.

On Jan. 31, the company plans to ship two new bath items and add a fourth fragrance to the line with the introduction of a raspberry scent.

The new...

Lancome: High Hopes For Macy Studio

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lancome officials are expecting strong results from their new cosmetics and skin care studio at Macy's here, especially after seeing the new year's first sales returns.

Neither the company nor store executives would divulge...

Sisley To Unveil Skin-Tightener

NEW YORK -- Sisley will add to its high-priced, plant-based treatment line next month by launching Botanical Tensor, a skin-tightening gel.

The new item, like the rest of the company's products, is formulated with natural ingredients. It also...

Bain Entry Blocks Sun, Adds Tan

NEW YORK -- Bain de Soleil is targeting its latest product, SPF + Color, to consumers who want protection and a tan.

Although the market has a few sunless tanners with low SPF levels, SPF + Color is the first sunless tanner to offer SPF 30,...

Sanofi Beaute Powering Up U.S. Launches

NEW YORK -- When Elf-Sanofi SA of France acquired Yves Saint Laurent Parfums last year, the move abruptly transformed its U.S. subsidiary, Sanofi Beaute Inc., into a major player in the American fragrance market.

Now Sanofi Beaute has entered...

Hear Lagerfeld Scent To Get Fall Launch

NEW YORK -- Karl Lagerfeld's first women's fragrance in more than a decade is expected to be launched in Europe in the fall.

As noted, the new scent will be called Sun, Moon and Stars, and it will be launched first in the major European markets...

P&G Phasing Out Clarion Line

NEW YORK -- Five years and several relaunches later, Procter & Gamble Co. has given up trying to resuscitate its Clarion cosmetics and treatment line. The company said Tuesday it has already begun to phase out the line in the U.S. and Canada and...

Networking: Arden Angles Toward TV ... Assessing Her Assets ... Stargazing

ARDEN ANGLES TOWARD TV: The fragrance industry uses QVC and the Home Shopping Network primarily to sell off older scents, saving the newest launches for department and specialty stores.

But Elizabeth Arden has been...

Monde Nouveau: Kitch and Sell

PARIS -- With the backing of Clarins, an upstart French brand called Un Monde Nouveau is aiming to capture the 25-and-under crowd with a fragrance line set apart by kitschy packaging.

"I've been intrigued with the way that young people have...

Cardin Adds Auchan Hypermarkets to His Outlets

PARIS -- Pierre Cardin, who shocked the French beauty industry last year by expanding distribution of his prestige fragrances and cosmetics to the Carrefour hypermarket chain, is making another foray into the mass market.

He signed a deal last...

Arden's Game Plan For Alpha-Ceramide

NEW YORK -- Elizabeth Arden has such ambitious sales expectations for Alpha-Ceramide, its upcoming skin care introduction, that it has given the product a nickname: The White Diamonds of skin care.

With an unusually large advertising and...

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