Beauty Features


Beauty Features

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Beauty's New Measure: the Quick and the Dead

NEW YORK -- Once purely an art, cosmetics merchandising is becoming a science.

The advent of scanner and point-of-sale data has armed cosmetics buyers and merchandisers with tools to determine which items in their departments are producing...

CHH Club Makes Bid for Shoppers

NEW YORK -- Carter Hawley Hale Stores is going on the offensive in the competition for cosmetics customers with a frequent-buyer program called Club West.

Club West members who spend $250 on cosmetics and fragrance within a 12-month period will...

Fila Enters Beauty Game

MILAN -- Fila, the manufacturer of high-end sportswear, has launched a unisex line of body, bath and sun products.

The Fila Cosmetics line was introduced in Italy last week. It is manufactured and distributed by FdF SpA, based in Melzo, outside...

Ungaro, Guerlain on the Road

LOS ANGELES -- Emanuel Ungaro and Robert Guerlain each paid visits to both coasts in the past week in separate promotional tours.

Ungaro signed bottles of his new men's scent, Ombre de la Nuit, at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and Neiman Marcus...

Big Shoes to Fill at Lancome

NEW YORK -- One of the Big Three will soon be without a chief.

When Pierre Rogers steps down as president of the Lancome division of Cosmair Inc. at the end of April to develop a private label line of cosmetics for Sears, Roebuck & Co., one...

Natural Looks, Treatment Fuel Southeast Gains

ATLANTA -- A boom in nail care and strong gains in treatment are fueling the drugstore cosmetics business in the Southeast, according to area retailers.

A sampling of drugstores indicates cosmetics sales in the region range from flat for the...

Avon Ongoing Net Rises 20% for First Quarter

NEW YORK -- Aided by solid results in domestic and international operations, Avon Products reported earnings from continuing operations climbed 20 percent in the first quarter ended March 31.

Earnings from continuing operations rose to $29.5...

Origins Opens 2nd Store Within Store

NEW YORK -- Since Origins created its own store within Neiman Marcus's Dallas unit in November, sales have reportedly tripled.

Now the company is looking for a repeat performance when it opens a similar installation at the Short Hills, N.J.,...

CCA's Five Percent Solution

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The skin care brands of CCA Industries aren't as well known as those of, say, Procter & Gamble and its Oil of Olay.

But for many mass market retailers, they are just as important, especially to the bottom...

Getting the Vitamin Treatment: Avon Fills the Pill

NEW YORK -- While many firms have begun marketing skin care products containing vitamins, Avon has decided to sell the vitamins themselves.

Early next month, the company will begin distributing Avon Life, a line of multi-vitamin and mineral...

New York Stores Drop Old, Add New

NEW YORK -- Drugstore cosmetics departments are becoming tougher in editing their lines these days in order to focus upon what the consumer is truly looking for at retail, according to area merchants.

Newness, the retailers said, is the driving...

Skin Care Boosted into a Higher Orbit

NEW YORK -- The days of women using just a simple moisturizer are over.

At least that is the assertion of the many mass market treatment manufacturers who have been cranking out high-tech skin care items for the last two years.


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