Santa, Holiday Music In-Store Enhance Shopping for the Majority

Seeing Santa in the store with children enhances the holiday shopping experience for 66% of U.S. shoppers, according to LoyaltyOne nationwide survey research, which is designed to provide timely data on the consumer mindset.

135.8 Million Holiday Shoppers Expected This Holiday Weekend

Although nearly 60% of holiday shoppers had already started checking off their shopping lists by Nov. 10, millions more are eagerly waiting to hear what retailers have in store – and online – for the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year.

NPD Highlights: Beauty Holiday 2015 Outlook

The U.S. prestige beauty industry has entered a phase of renewed growth, which has put the industry in a healthy position heading into the 2015 holiday season. Overall dollar sales are up 8% (January through September) compared to this time in 2014 (according to the NPD Group's "U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market"); and more consumers plan on purchasing beauty products this holiday season compared to last year (according to NPD Group's "Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey 2015").

DermStore Debuts Brand Refresh

Did you catch DermStore's recent makeover? The online retailer of professional-strength skin care, and Target Corp. subsidiary, unveiled a new brand identity and simplified shopping experience in late September. The brand refresh includes a revamped website, a new logo and a “Facing Forward” tagline, and refined visual identity.

Cosmoprof Asia 2015 Sees Record Numbers

Cosmoprof Asia celebrated its 20th anniversary during its recent 2015 show at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Nov. 11-13. The beauty show saw record visitor and exhibitor numbers, with 63,241 visitors from 119 countries and regions (a 5.5% increase over last year), of which 40,761 came from outside of Hong Kong (up 7% compared to 2014).

Congressman Sessions Introduces The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 4075, The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, Nov. 18.

"This legislation reforms and improves the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to streamline and strengthen consumer safety requirements without strangling small businesses in the cosmetic industry with onerous regulations," said Sessions, who is Chairman of the House Rules Committee.