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Maria Nila: Vegan and Cruelty-Free Nordic Brand Making Waves in Western Europe

With 15% growth in Western Europe coming mostly from its home market in Sweden, but also from Germany, Maria Nila is one of the exceptions in terms of professional brands that are growing healthily during the pandemic. The brand portfolio is 100% vegan and animal-friendly and produced in Sweden, making it appealing to the demanding consumers of Western European countries. For additional brand insights, follow our Salon Hair Care Global Series report. 

Dollar General Beauty Retailing

Dollar General: The Number-One Dollar Store in the United States

While most retailers were severely affected by the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dollar General prospered: It opened 899 new outlets in 2020 to reach more than 17,000 doors, making this the numberone door count of all retail chains analyzed for beauty in our Beauty Retailing USA reports. Sales for the chain were up almost 22%; one of the reasons behind this healthy growth is the rapid expansion of privatelabel beautyIn 2020, Dollar General also launched a new store, Popshelf, aimed at higher-end shoppers. For additional insights and data on retailers, please refer to our Beauty Retailing USA report. 

weDO Professional Gaining Ground in Salons with Vegan Claims

weDo Professional: Gaining Ground in Salons with Vegan Claims

weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical salon hair care brand offering a range of vegan and cruelty-free products in 100% recyclable packaging. This brand is already present in markets such as Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the Nordics, and Germany and is expected to roll out in other major European markets during 2021. For additional brand insights, follow our Salon Hair Care Global Series report. 

How are Retailers Supporting Black-Owned Beauty?

How are Retailers Supporting Black-Owned Beauty?

More and more retailers are joining the movement to help end racial injustice and discrimination. In June 2020, Sephora became the first major beauty retailer to take Aurora James’ 15% pledge, which calls on retailers to commit to a minimum of 15% of their shelf to Black-owned businesses. Some of the Black-owned brands already carried by Sephora are Fenty Beauty, Pat McGrath Labs, Briogeo, Adwoa Beauty, Golde, KNC Beauty, and Shani Darden Skin Care. The retailer also recently revamped its Accelerate incubator to specifically focus on assisting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) founders. Later in November 2020, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Bluemercury also came on board to support this initiative.Continue reading

Holiday Retail Beauty Tour

How Retailers Adapted Holiday Shopping During the Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has forever changed the way consumers shop. Retailers have been challenged to find new ways to connect with consumers as well as reposition their offerings to stay relevant during the world crisis. E-commerce saw an explosive growth, while essential products, such as liquid hand soaps, sanitizers, and deodorants, took center stage, registering unprecedented increase.

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Head-to-Toe Wellness: Top 10 Best Research Resources

The wellness space has emerged in an exciting way, penetrating new market segments such as beauty, healthcare, and food & nutrition. Nowadays, wellness products can span the gamut from personal cleansing products, hand soaps, aromatherapy, and home fragrances to nutritional supplements, sleep aids, probiotics, and CBD. Our published studies in wellness show that all of these segments are seeing notable increases, ranging from 3% to an impressive 220% in 2020. As wellness is redefining these segments with new product positioningswe’ve compiled a list of our top 10 most valuable resources in this space:  

 

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