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Getting the Vitamin Treatment: Cabot Energizes Moisturizers

NEW YORK -- Cabot Laboratories Inc. wants consumers to take their vitamins. But the company also wants to make sure the concept won't be hard to swallow.

These vitamins will be applied to the skin as ingredients in a new line of moisturizers,...

New Scents, Skin Care Keep Midwest Strong

CHICAGO-- With new products like Coty's Vanilla Fields, Maybelline's Revitalizing Makeup and the alpha-hydroxy acid skin care trend feeding the consumer's appetite for newness, cosmetics sales in the Midwest mass-market stores look healthy.


CK One: Something for Everyone

NEW YORK -- CK has gone PC.

Calvin Klein, whose fragrances have generally been associated with all kinds of sexual overtones, has now come up with a scent so politically correct, it is non-gender specific.

It represents a dramatic...

Rogers Exiting Lancome to Develop Sears Private Label Cosmetics Line

NEW YORK -- Determined to build its new cosmetics business, Sears, Roebuck & Co. isn't willing to wait for the prestige cosmetics houses to sign on.

Instead, the chain is entering into a joint venture with Pierre Rogers, president of the...

Surge in Skin Care Gives Southeast an Edge

ATLANTA -- Southeast retailers reported strong gains in the men's fragrance business, with sales being driven by new launches and a growing willingness among men to try new products, including those with treatment properties.

At Rich's, men's...

Clinique Redraws its Lipstick Lines

NEW YORK -- Following the success of last year's Long Last Lipstick launch, Clinique is set to overhaul the rest of its lip assortment in the hopes of even further gains.

The project will include more sampling, advertising and in-store events,...

Vivid to Build on Body Sales

NEW YORK -- Since Liz Claiborne Cosmetics launched Vivid last fall, the scent's lone ancillary product -- a body lotion -- has doubled expectations, ringing up 22 percent of the fragrance's sales to date.

To capitalize on the apparent appeal of...

Introductions Boost Sales in New York

NEW YORK -- The men's toiletries business is taking off in the Northeast, powered by several recent fragrance and skin care launches.

While the women's market had a record number of launches last year but no real blockbuster, the men's business...


NEW YORK -- Retailers and manufacturers are hoping that a new era has begun in men's toiletries.

While men's fragrances, buoyed by a succession of strong introductions, continue to grow at a double-digit rate, the skin care category also seems...

Polo Sport Launch Makes Seattle Jump

SEATTLE -- Pacific Northwest retailers have been recording robust men's fragrance increases and expect strong sales through the rest of the year.

At The Bon Marche, the Seattle-based division of Federated Department Stores, volume in the men's...

Major Launches Push Midwest to High Gains

CHICAGO -- Men's fragrances are having a blockbuster season in the Midwest, with retailers reporting sales gains in the double-digit percentage range.

New products like Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren and Escape for Men by Calvin Klein are helping...

New Goutal Strategy: One Scent at a Time

NEW YORK -- Annick Goutal is carving a separate identity for each of its 16 scents.

Based on the success of a promotion last year for Gardenia Passion, the company has adopted a new marketing strategy that will focus on a different brand every...

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