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CATEGORY INSIGHT Beautiful Sales Sales of skincare and fragrance products sold in U.S. department stores increased 11 percent in 2011. Prestige beauty growth in Argentina 33% he total U.S. prestige beauty industry – whose products are sold mainly in U.S. department stores – showed an increase of 11 percent in dollar sales in 2011 vs. 2010, according to market research company The NPD Group Inc., Port Washington, N.Y. In 2011, skincare and fragrance products sold in U.S. department stores both posted double-digit dollar growth of 14 percent and 11 percent respectively, while makeup grew a healthy 9 percent compared to 2010, The NPD Group reported. “In the U.S., U.K., and China, prestige beauty is enjoying one of the most robust sales periods ever,” says Karen Grant, vice president and senior global industry analyst for The NPD Group. “In the U.S., for example, beauty sales in both the mass and prestige channels were positive month after month in 2011. And while both channels were positive, prestige beauty reigned supreme. From increases in prestige skincare and makeup to the rebound of fragrance, prestige beauty is experiencing a time of unprecedented growth.” “In continental Europe,” Grant continued, “where the prestige market is more mature, perPrestige Beauty Growth by Country: 2011 vs. 2010 formance among the categories has not been as dynamic as in the U.S. or U.K. But nonetheless, Country Dollar Percent Change prestige beauty managed to flourish thanks to • U.S. +11% brand media investment, bigger in-store anima• France +3% tion and price promotions.” • U.K. +9% In addition, the U.S. food/drug/mass chan• Italy +1% nel – excluding Walmart – experienced a 4 • Spain -1% percent increase in sales for total beauty in 2011 vs. 2010. Makeup sales posted the biggest increase at 8 percent, followed by skincare at 3 percent, while fragrance sales declined 5 percent in dollar sales compared to 2010. In national chain stores, fragrance sales grew 5 percent, according to the NPD BeautyTrends National Chain Fragrance report. O • China • Mexico • Argentina +22% +15% +33% T Sources: U.S., France, U.K., Italy, Spain: The NPD Group, Inc. China: Based on leader panels in 10 cities, 12 months ending Nov. ‘11 Mexico: Segmenta Projected Sell In/Sell Out Argentina: Segmenta Projected Sell In/Sell Out March/April 2012 retail merchandiser 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012

Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012
Creating Value
Design Strategies
Toy Fair 2012 Wrap-Up
Expo West 2012 Wrap-Up
Fashion Week
Category Insight
China Sourcing Fair 2012 Preview
Cover Story: Jessica Simpson
charming CHARLIE
Fantastic Sams
The Bargain! Shop
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Fruth Pharmacy
Apricot Lane Boutique
Hi-School Pharmacy
Hallmark Cards Canada
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Rubie’s Costume Co.
Fashion Angels
K’NEX Brands
Total Wine & More
Sigel’s Beverages
O&W Inc.
New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
Kohler Distributing Co.
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012