Beauty Retailing Through U.S. Specialty Stores
A comprehensive analysis of the specialty stores purchase channel, providing an accurate, detailed examination of the competitive landscape at the retail level. Sales performance for the channel as a whole and by subclass (vertically integrated stores like Bath & Body Works, cosmetics specialty stores like Ulta and Sephora, beauty supply stores and apparel specialty stores) is provided for 27 product categories.
Specialty retailers already accounted for 9.2% of total cosmetics and toiletry sales in 2010, up from 8.4% in 2005, and suggesting continued promise. They continue to revolutionize the merchandising of cosmetic and toiletry products and are carefully monitored and often mimicked by other channels.
This report will address:
What are specialty store retailers doing to drive in-store sales?
What is the leading product category for these stores and why?
What does the future hold?