The New Nordstrom Store in NYC

From Facial Fitness to Botox: Can the New Nordstrom Flagship Revive Beauty Business in Department Stores?

Last Friday, Nordstrom expanded its footprint in the Big Apple, debuting a flagship location with emphasis on products from emerging designers and exclusive, limited-time collaborations. The seven-level store, located at 57th& Broadway, is the retailer’s latest effort to offer a thoughtfully curated assortment of products spanning apparel, shoes, and beauty. The space is immersed in botanical décor and touch-screen kiosks to help shoppers navigate between floors, creating a museum-like experience.

While the new store features a retro sneaker boutique in partnership with Nike, several restaurants, and a stylist lounge, it is clear that the retailer is betting big on beauty, despite stalled growth of these products through department stores in recent years, as indicated in Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report.Continue reading

Private-Label Beauty Products USA

Is Private-Label Beauty a Threat to Established Marketers?

With the continuous shift in consumer preferences, marketers and retailers are challenged to stay relevant in the beauty and personal care space. In recent years, an exciting development has been making inroads across all beauty channels: private-label beauty.

The private-label beauty segment has been advancing rapidly, as an increasing number of retailers such as QVC, Saks Off 5th, and Dollar General have entered this lucrative space. According to our recently published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, in 2018, private label climbs to the top 10 position in the beauty market in terms of annual sales, competing with giants such as Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. Moreover, these products advance almost 10% in 2018.Continue reading

Come Join Us at Cosmoprof North America 2019!

Kline’s Presentations at Cosmoprof North America

Are you going to Cosmoprof North America? Stop by our booth (#34027) in the Trends Corner as we have some special surprises for you! Don’t miss the chance to give our products a test run, as well as to pick up exclusive educational materials! And there’s more…you can also enter our contest for a chance to win a free beauty report of your choice. View floor plan»

Hear from our team of experts and other industry thought leaders on current and demanding topics. Register here to attend our insightful presentations on Monday, July 29 at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Explore Beauty Boutiques in Japan

Driving Consumer Engagement through Japan’s Boutique Beauty Retailing Gems

While most retail stores are created to generate sales, in Japan, a small group of these known as boutique beauty retailing stores are created to engage consumers and build brand awareness. The purpose of these flagships is to indoctrinate consumers on the products and benefits of brands, eventually sending these consumers to department store counters where meaningful revenue can be generated.Continue reading

Beauty Retailing

Brick and Mortar is Back with Experiential Boutique Retailers

The beauty retailing environment has undergone revolutionary changes over the past years, from the omni-channel approach to retailing, to department stores revamping their beauty sections, and to the rise of boutique beauty retailing. While specialty stores are one of the leading and fastest-growing channels for beauty, boutique beauty retailers are the shining stars, bringing to consumers unique sensorial experiences while learning more about their preferences, needs, thoughts, and passions.Continue reading

Male Grooming Market

Male Grooming Madness Continues

Taking the industry by storm, male grooming continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the beauty and personal care industry, advancing at high single-digit growth rates. New product introductions, relaunches, aggressive marketing strategies by brands, and most importantly—accessibility and ease of purchasing of products with a click of a button—contribute to the dynamic growth of the category. Kline’s soon-to-be-published Male Grooming: U.S. Market Analysis report explores this dynamic segment, focusing on market size and growth, news-making imports, alternate channel analysis, key new launches, and product trends. Moreover, this edition has insights into the consumer’s mind by exploring areas that answer questions of key grooming concerns men want to address and influencers of purchasing decisions.

Kline’s experts answer some of your questions regarding the category: 

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The Key to Beauty Retailing

Offering Consumers Engaging Experiences – The Key to Beauty Retailing

Faced with the ever-increasing consumer demand for engaging experiences, the beauty retailing landscape is forced to undergo revolutionary changes. Retailers and beauty brands are adapting to these changes by offering new compelling shopping experiences and utilizing technology online and offline.

The most dramatic beauty sales growth comes from the direct sales channel, up over 13%, which includes e-commerce, social selling brands, and home shopping networks. Specialty stores, which include cosmetics specialty and vertically-integrated brick-and-mortar stores, advance at 9% in 2017 in the United States. These two channels combined account for an estimated almost one-third of total beauty sales. They also include the top four fastest and above-market average growth subchannels, according to Kline’s  Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report.Continue reading

NYX Store Image source: Retail Insider

Optimizing the Beauty Omnichannel: NYX’s Success Story

NYX Cosmetics is a brand that has historically been ahead of its time when speaking about its approach to retail. As a result, this makes the brand a fantastic example of how an omnichannel approach to retailing is necessary in today’s current beauty retail environment.

The brand started off as an e-commerce business, appealing to vloggers before they became mainstream. After help from the digital world and the brand’s appeal became more well-known, NYX Cosmetics continued to launch into different brick-and-mortar mass stores, keeping the brand’s identity alive, even in a new selling format. Continue reading