consumers

Millennial, Gen X, Boomer Women Share Similarities

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Despite some key distinctions in areas such as communication preferences and smartphone usage, women of all ages share surprising similarities when it comes to their shopping habits, according to SheSpeaks' new #GenWomen Survey.

Sample Subscriptions Lead Customers to Beauty Retailers

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Among women who subscribe to makeup sample subscription programs, 83% were influenced to buy the full-sized product, according to the 2014 Makeup In-Depth Consumer Report from global information company The NPD Group.

Fragrance Proves Essential to Beauty Routines

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Poshly Fragrance Report

Eighty percent of women wear fragrance at least once a week, according to a report recently released by Poshly, which builds personalization technologies that connect beauty brands with beauty consumers.

The Fragrance Report covers fragrance preferences and shopping habits, amongst key insights; and is based on results from more than 11,000 beauty consumers. The insights may serve to help beauty retailers' fragrance considerations as they determine their level of investment in the category.

Consumers Prefer In-Store Shopping

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Ninety percent of consumers prefer shopping in brick and mortars and more than half of online retail sales are captured by brick and mortars, according to the "Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study" by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

Father’s Day Spending to Top $12.5 Billion

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Father’s Day Spending to Top $12.5 Billion

Total spending for Father's Day this holiday season is expected to reach $12.5 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Father’s Day Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Though slightly down from last year ($119.84), the average person will spend $113.80 on neckties, tools, electronics and other special gifts for dad.

Fragrance Sales See 10% Growth

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NPD Group

Direct-to-consumer sales of U.S. prestige fragrance has grown to $285 million, according to the NPD Group, in a report covering the 12 months preceding February 2014.

While a fraction of the $3 billion U.S. prestige-fragrance market, the performance of products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home shopping retailers is a bright spot for the industry, which saw 2% declines during the same time period.

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