Drug Store News holds exclusive beauty forum with top retailers, suppliers

The beauty forum was the first event wholly dedicated to the mass beauty shopper.
Nigel F. Maynard
Editorial Director

Leading retailers, influencers, researchers and suppliers gathered in New York this week for DSN’s Inside Beauty Forum, the first event dedicated to mass beauty shoppers.

The first annual Inside Beauty Forum featured speakers from a diverse range of brands, including spotify, Time magazine, Coresight Research, Spate and Popcorn Growth. Panels also included executives from CVS, Walgreens and Walmart discussing their loyalty programs, conscious shoppers, the intersection of health and beauty and personalization.

In addition, Spotify's John Gregory spoke about music's role in emotionally connecting with store guests; Marie Driscoll presented proprietary research on five under-explored market segments: People With Disabilities, Multiethnic, Menopausal, Gen Z Men, and Gen Alpha; and Yarden Horwitz, CEO of Spate, talked about the latest trends around us (in the "trendiest neighborhood in New York City) and identify what's next.

“The event exceeded all of our expectations,” said John Kenlon, vice president and publisher of the DSN brand at EnsembleIQ. “The speakers were dynamic and the content was stellar. We already received questions about next year’s event.”

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