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News and information on multicultural products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Dark & Lovely refreshes its look, feel

Dark & Lovely unveiled its refreshed look and feel with a new logo and brand aesthetic.

Retailers eye trends in multicultural hair care

Retailers who want to compete in the multicultural beauty space must consider staying up-to-date on category trends and promote that they carry these items in store.

Ors' new Deep Conditioning + Restoring Treatment Masque and Restore + Heat Protect Multi-Benefit Serum contain coconut oil, baobab and active protein complex.

Graff*Etch color pencils help artists design people's heads with geometric patterns, sports and company logos, cartoon characters, and famous faces.

The Black Castor Miracle collection is formulated with black castor oil, coconut water, jojoba, tea tree, peppermint, coconut and soybean oils, coconut milk, and shea butter.

As consumer demands merge more retailers are combining their multicultural offerings with traditional brands to create a single spot for all hair care needs.


 LAS VEGAS — International HIV/AIDS activist and humanitarian Hydeia Broadbent teamed up with Ampro Industries to spread "A Positive Message" this World AIDS Day, recognized annually on Dec. 1.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Skin care and hair care company Sundial Brands on Monday announced its debut on Black Enterprise Magazine’s BE 100s List as the tenth largest black-owned business in America. With a national reach of 35,000 major retailers, an increasing focus on its global strategy and a continual emphasis on new innovations, Sundial is also the only beauty and personal care manufacturer to make this year’s list. 

Cosmoprof North America, or CPNA, delivered a robust beauty trade fair featuring resources for every aspect of business, from packaging and filling to finished product. The event, held July 9 to July 12 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, grew this year in both attendance and square footage, which can be attributed to expansion in such specialized areas as scent, natural products and multicultural items, not to mention a multitude of country pavilions — with Korean beauty holding court in two areas.

Americans are spending more than $60 billion on beauty annually. To survive as a meaningful competitor in this evolving beauty arena, drug stores must start to burnish their image.

BOSTON — PDC Brands, whose portfolio includes such personal care and beauty brands as Dr. Teal’s, Cantu, Body Fantasies, BOD Man and Eylure, has officially been sold to CVC Capital Partners. Yellow Wood Partners picked up roughly $1.42 billion for the company, which it acquired five years ago.

Today’s consumers want CPG companies to do things that impact the world, and to be part of brands that make the world better. Ignoring this new emphasis and continuing to focus on product itself will only lead to a loss of market share.

In April, Drug Store News and Mack Elevation co-hosted the third annual New General Market Summit. The one-day thought leadership event examined the changing face of the American shopper — driven not only by the growth of multicultural and millennial consumers but also by the influence these consumers are having on all consumers — and how the best brands are able to connect on an emotional level, as well as build community and advocacy with an ever-more diverse consumer.

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