Retailers Can Capitalize on Millennials’ Gifting Habits

A survey revealed by Loop Commerce at Shoptalk earlier this week found that Millennials are the “most thoughtful generation” when it comes to gifting, and despite the high priority placed on holiday season gifting, birthdays hold the top spot as the most popular gifting occasion.

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5 minutes with Sephora’s Priya Venkatesh

Sephora’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Skincare and Hair discuses incorporating wellness into the retailer’s beauty aisles and shares her predictions on how the wellness category will impact beauty in the next three years.

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Sephora to Open 35 New Doors

Sephora is gearing up to open 35 new locations across the United States this year. The move marks five years of significant brick and mortar growth for the omni-retailer.

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CEW + Alibaba at Shoptalk 2019

CEW sat down with several Alibaba Group team members to hear the latest about what’s happening in beauty at one of the world’s largest retailers.

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Korea Herald: Amorepacific’s Painful Dilemma

According to the Korea Herald, market watchers are voicing concerns that this year will be a make-or-break period for the group, as a continued sales downfall will make it harder for the company to recover from its ongoing slump.

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Tribe Dynamics: January’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In cosmetics, Morphe jumped one spot to claim the No. 2 rank in the Top 10, partially due in part to the buzz around its James Charles Palette. In skin care, several Top 10 brands capitalized on launch momentum by introducing skin-soothing, cannabis-based products into their lineups. And, in hair, Briogeo entered the Top 10, stemming almost entirely from the brand’s inclusion in Boxycharm’s January box.

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