9 Takeaways From WSL Strategic Retail’s Annual Health Symposium

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By Emily Burns, JUNE 06, 2024 || BeautyInc – A Publication of WWD Speakers hailed from key wellness companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, CVS Health, Kroger Health, HerMD and more. On Thursday, WSL Strategic Retail hosted its annual health symposium, this year titled “Beyond Wellness: The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Hosted in ... Read more

How Women’s Health Brands Are Driving the Future of the Category

By Emily Burns, OCT 06, 2023 || BeautyInc. – A Publication of WWD A look at how brands including Womaness, Kindbody and Bayer are employing products, campaigns and community to destigmatize women's health. At the Beauty & Wellness Forum, Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer and chief shopper at WSL Strategic Retail, led a discussion on ... Read more

Cosmoprof North America 2023: The Key Takeaways

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By James Manso, July 21, 2023 || BeautyInc. – A Publication of WWD BEAUTY IS BOOMING — and so is Cosmoprof North America. The beauty trade show, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas last week, saw a swell of entrants flock to the floor. "Forty- four percent of the attendees at Cosmoprof are ... Read more

Gen Z and Millennials Pave New Retailer Trends in WELLness

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We asked shoppers which health conditions they are managing most today, then broke the responses down by generations. The results: members of Gen Z and Millennials are dealing with a range of unpredicted wellness issues. And they’re not all are turning to traditional physicians. Retailers, get in front of this – now.  Millennials or Gen ... Read more

Why Gen X Could Be Beauty’s Biggest Consumer Base

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By Emily Dougherty, October 21, 2022 ||  BeautyInc. -  A Publication of WWD Women over the age of 50 have been routinely ignored by marketers for decades. Now, though, healthier and wealthier than any generation of women before them, Gen X is coming resolutely into focus. As American women age, they start feeling invisible and undervalued. This ... Read more

Maesa Launches Itk Skin Care Brand With TikTok Stars Brooklyn, Bailey McKnight

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By James Manso on August 19, 2022  ||  BeautyInc. -  A Publication of WWD TikTok creators Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight's new Gen Z skin care brand Itk is launching Monday in an exclusive partnership with Walmart as the retailer bids on younger, digitally native consumers. With Gen Z street cred on one hand and brand-building prowess ... Read more

What’s On Trend For Retail In 2022? Here Are 5 Predictions

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By Bryan Pearson on December 3, 2021  ||  Forbes If the past two years have taught the retail industry anything, it’s to meet the unexpected, eye-to-eye, with more of the unexpected.  Unexpected as in surprising channels, unpredictable brand partnerships and even a dose of the expected. Because consumer desires have not changed; they still want shopping to ... Read more

Beauty’s Retail Reckoning: Specialty and Mass Retail Poised for Further Gains

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By Allison Collins on October 29, 2021  ||  WWD The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have specialty retailers including Sephora and Ulta Beauty poised to gain even more market share in the U.S., experts said. How many brick-and-mortar retail stores does the beauty industry actually need? That’s the question those in the industry are asking themselves in ... Read more

Beauty Spending Will Look Different in 2021

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By Allison Collins on February 26, 2021  ||  WWD “They’re calling it the she-session. That’s going to affect beauty sales, that’s going to affect the quest for value."  New year, new beauty shopping habits? For several months, industry insiders have whispered predictions of a “trade down to mass,” insinuating that consumers who have been hurt by the economic fallout from ... Read more

Beauty Industry Execs Applaud Walgreens CEO Choice

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By Allison Collins and Jenny B. Fine on January 28, 2021  ||  WWD As consumers come into Walgreens' doors, there's opportunity to evolve the beauty department, sources said. Walgreens Boots Alliance is slated to play an integral part in the U.S. rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, and it’ll be doing so under a new chief executive officer — Rosalind “Roz” Brewer. With the appointment, ... Read more

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