Lauder Posts Success in Q1 Despite New Retail Trends, U.S. Market

Growth came largely from Lauder’s recent acquisitions of Too Faced and BECCA. The company also benefitted from a continued acceleration in China, Hong Kong, travel retail and global online, as well as strength in several developed and emerging markets in Europe.

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Unfussy With a Dose of Volume

At New York’s recent fall fashion shows, a huge range of hairstyles were on display, from sophisticated and wearable styles (seen at Carolina Herrera, Naeem Khan) to hyper-theatrical (seen at Thom Browne and others.)

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MAC, Bumble, Unilever and Body Shop Talk Globalization Trends

Beauty executives from Unilever, M.A.C., Bumble and bumble and The Body Shop discussed the impact diversity and globalization is having on the beauty industry at a symposium Friday, November 17, sponsored by FIT’s School of Graduate Studies, the first event in a new series.

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Bumble’s Latest Retail Inroad: The Salon

Peter Lichtenthal, President of Bumble and bumble, is the architect who designed the new retail paradigm that brought professional products into prestige retail while honoring and elevating the brand’s salon Network. Here, Peter talks about changing the game inside a salon’s retail environment and how the salon’s consumers’ needs are ever evolving.

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Bumble, Ojon to Enter 300 Boots UK Stores

Estée Lauder has partnered with Boots UK to launch a new product category, premium hair care, to ultimately enter 300 Boots stores in the United Kingdom, stores that currently carry prestige skin care, color cosmetics and fine fragrances. Both Bumble and bumble and Ojon will serve as anchor brands for the new category, with fully branded merchandising and customized fixtures supporting in-store presence. The premium hair care section will be located adjacent to the stores’ existing prestige beauty categories, which includes the Estée Lauder and Clinique color cosmetics names.

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