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US ecommerce sales grow 15.0% in 2018

Consumers spent $517.36 billion online with U.S. merchants in 2018, up 15.0% from $449.88 billion spent the year prior, according to a new Internet Retailer analysis of industry data and historical U.S. Commerce Department figures. That’s a slight slowdown from 2017, when online sales grew 15.6% year over year, according to Commerce Department figures. Total retail … Read more

Beauty 2018-2020: Don’t Fear the Disruption

February 8, 2019 Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor in Chief, Global Cosmetic Industry CEW recently hosted “State of the Beauty Industry Report 2018-2019,” featuring insights and data from Larissa Jensen, executive director, beauty industry analyst, The NPD Group; Flynn Matthews, head of insights + measurement, consumer packaged goods, Google; Karen Wolfe, vice president, client consulting, Nielsen; and … Read more

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

How direct-to-consumer brands are reshaping marketing.

Direct-to-consumer brands have unfiltered insight into customer behaviour, streamlined supply chains and highly competitive price points, but as a business model it doesn’t come without its challenges. By Charlotte Rogers marketweek.com The explosion of direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands over the past few years marks a shift in the way products are sold, disrupting established industries and … Read more

UPS Passes Early Holiday-Season Test

Carrier delivered 98.3% of packages on time over Thanksgiving week after upgrading operations Paul ZiobroNov. 28, 2018 4:51 p.m. ET UPS delivered 98.3% of packages shipped during Thanksgiving week on time, according to ShipMatrix Inc., a software provider that analyzes shipping data, with little variation across the different shipping speeds used by customers. Last year … Read more