NPD Takes a Deep Dive Into Shopping Habits

Many industry leaders learned about beauty’s 2012 global results at NPD’s Hot Off the Press event January 24. But this evening’s event, also presented by CEW, called Trendspotting, The NPD Group’s Beauty Industry 2012 Year in Review, assures to provide fresh and original content.

Seen on the Scene

NPD’s annual Hot Off The Press event January 24 attracted more than 300 of beauty’s movers and shakers, each of whom got a peek at the industry’s first insights into 2012 global beauty performance in both mass and prestige. Hosted by CEW, Hot Off the Press also included comments from retail executives at Sephora and Walgreens. Here, a photomontage of who rubbed shoulders at one of the most anticipated events of the season.

NPD: Prestige Beauty Blossoms, Mass Inches Up

Prestige beauty continued to thrive in 2012 as U.S. sales in department stores for the year grew 7 percent to $10.2 billion versus 2011, a time period that saw some of the most robust beauty growth in 10 years. Meanwhile, mass beauty sales saw a modest 3 percent gain to $21.2 billion for the year, and predictions point to prestige outpacing mass beauty sales in 2013.