Year-end Prestige Beauty Sales Preview

January 2019 Contact Author Eden Stuart U.S. prestige beauty products saw sales of $4.1 billion for Q3 2018 according to The NPD Group, up 7% over Q3 2017. Makeup sales increased 1% to $1.9 billion Total face, the category’s largest segment, grew by 2%, driven by concealer, powder and tinted moisturizer Lip color sales declined 10%, but gloss … Read more

Private Equity Groups Will Acquire Online Fulfillment Provider CommerceHub

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The technology company will go private as its retail customer base grapples with turmoil and heavy e-commerce competition By Jennifer SmithMarch 6, 2018 8:41 a.m. ET1 COMMENTS CommerceHub Inc., a technology company that helps retailers manage e-commerce inventory, is being acquired by private-equity firms GTCR LLC and Sycamore Partners for $1.1 billion. The company’s platform … Read more

The Next Big Threat to Consumer Brands (Yes, Amazon’s Behind It)

Makers of biggest household staples have little control over where Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa sends consumers “A great but scary article on the future of retailing and Voice activated shopping.” -OAD Click to play Wall Street Journal’s Video Online voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa are threatening the decades-old high-exposure marketing model for consumer goods. WSJ’s … Read more