NPD’s HOT OFF THE PRESS


The NPD Group and The Fragrance Foundation presented the U.S. and global beauty industry’s first look at 2011 year-end results for skin care, makeup, and fragrance at their annual “Hot off the Press” event in New York City on January 31. 

According to NPD, the total U.S. prestige beauty industry showed an increase of 11% in dollar sales in 2011 vs. 2010, with the skin care category posting the largest increase of 14%.

“In the U.S., U.K. and China, prestige beauty is enjoying one of the most robust sales periods ever,” said Karen Grant, vice president and senior global industry analyst for The NPD Group.

Additionally, the U.S. Food/Drug/Mass channel reported a 4% increase in total beauty sales in 2011, versus 2010, with the makeup category posting the largest gain of 8%.

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SymphonyIRI Group’s Larry Levin, NPD Group’s Diane Nicholson and Karen Grant (2nd r.), and Fairchild Fashion Group’s Allison Adler Matz (c.) with Jill Belasco of Maesa Group. Macy’s Linda Levy with Terry Darland and
Lisa Hawkins of Christian Dior Parfums.
IFF’s Christophe de Villeplée with Ron Rolleston of Elizabeth Arden.
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QVC’s Claudia Lucas and Chrysallis’
Jill Scalamandre with Catherine Walsh
of Coty Prestige.
Pamela Vaile Associates’ Pamela Vaile
with Pierre Wulff of Robertet.
Elizabeth Arden’s Elizabeth Naramore,
Heide Rand and Lauren Mennella.
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Firmenich’s Westly Morris with Eric Dalbo
of Arcade Marketing.
The Estée Lauder Companies’ Karen Wangen and Caroline Geerlings E.C. Scott Group’s Dara Rintel and Mark Scott with Cutler Whitman of Fragrance Resources.
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Givaudan’s Cos Policastro with Denise McEvoy of Avon. Lord & Taylor’s Beth Ravalico and
Barbara Zinn Moore.
Puig USA’s Vanita Sabnani, Didier Maine de Biran and Beth Carr.
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Nordstrom’s Laurie Black with Christine Dagousset of Chanel. Gurwitch’s Ellen Greenwald and Bonnie Beer. Macy’s Shawn Austin, Nancy Schmidt
and Stephanie Shemet.
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Coty’s George Cleary and Debbie Murtha
of Give Back Brands.
Arcade Marketing’s Rich Nightingale and
Diane Crecca with Pamela Vaile.
Dillards’ Gary Borofsky with Dana Kline
of Fusion Brands.

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