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