NPD: June Prestige Sales Up 5%

Sales of prestige beauty in U.S. department stores grew 5% to $815 million for June 2012. Makeup saw the highest gain with 7% sales increases to $316 million. Skin care grew 6% to $283 million in sales. And, fragrance sales grew 3% to $211 million.

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Shelley Rozenwald: Beauty Maven at Hudson's Bay Talks Surprises and Strategy

Since the fall of 2010, Shelley Rozenwald, Chief Beauty Adventurer for Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), has been responsible for the beauty business at the Bay, Canada’s largest department store chain. As of last January, she’s added Lord & Taylor to her portfolio. Beauty Insider recently caught up with Shelley on one of her weekly visits to Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan offices.

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Shelley Rozenwald: Beauty Maven at Hudson’s Bay Talks Surprises and Strategy

Since the fall of 2010, Shelley Rozenwald, Chief Beauty Adventurer for Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), has been responsible for the beauty business at the Bay, Canada’s largest department store chain. As of last January, she’s added Lord & Taylor to her portfolio. Beauty Insider recently caught up with Shelley on one of her weekly visits to Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan offices.

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Deloitte: Good News for Department Stores

Despite the explosion of digital devices, the retail store is not going away any time soon and will remain the “core of the experience,” said a Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing 2012 study. However, a store may not be the final shopping destination, but “a piece in a larger, more connected customer experience,” leaving retailers to rethink their operating model. Additional retail trends from Deloitte LLC’s study include:

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