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

Bread emphasizes hair care for textured tresses

Bread’s hair care line, which consists of a hair wash, mask and oil, incorporates Australian native oils and extracts to moisturize, hydrate and detangle curls.

Beauty category looks to weather pending storm

DSN looks at five ways beauty brands and retailers are looking to survive a potentially forthcoming industry downturn.

MASON, Ohio — P&G has expanded its IAMS pet food line with the addition of Sensitive Naturals and Simple and Natural recipes to its IAMS Healthy Naturals collection. IAMS Healthy Naturals was launched in 2007 and includes four recipes for dogs and three for cats.

In just the past few months, Walmart announced plans for a naturally positioned color cosmetics line called Found. CVS has pumped in more than 2,000 natural, organic and naturally inspired items, such as Organic Doctor and Burt’s Bees cosmetics into 3,000 doors. And earlier this year, Target substantially built out its natural assortment and dubbed natural skin care as a business contributing double-digit percentage sales lifts.  

Hamacher Resource Group’s Future 50 Emerging Brands from 2017 include products that run the gamut from OTC to beauty, from eyedrops to hemorrhoid cream, all of which have set themselves apart from the pack based on sales indicators and community pharmacy distribution.

The hottest beauty trends may be natural products, personalized marketing, brands with consumer-aligned values and new technological tools, according to Mintel’s Global Trends report for 2018.

The nine-SKU line of natural products spans the personal care category from lip balm to shampoo, beard oil and under-eye moisturizer.

Kroger will have more than 40 representatives, ranging from buyers and category managers to merchandising executives, participate in NatExpo West this year.

Kroger's next Natural Foods Innovation Summit will take place in June and the company will participate in the Natural Products Expo West event in March.

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. 

For all the clamor and controversy over being “cruelty-free,” little attention is paid to the animal derivatives used in the products themselves. There is a small but growing band of thought leaders — brands, bloggers and activists — who are determined to raise awareness and create a market for those who want to lessen the environmental impact of animal agriculture by offering vegan beauty products.

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.

Although the U.S. color cosmetics market has seen a 2% increase so far this year, growth is sluggish across individual segments, according to new research by Mintel. Consumer desire for simplified makeup routines have affected lip, facial and eye cosmetics — each of which has grown about two percentage points slower this year compared with last year.

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