Word-of-mouth responsible for 13% of sales

Word-of-mouth also acts as an amplifier to paid media, such as television ads

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Douglas introduces smartphone payment technology

Consumers can scan QR codes from a payment terminal using Yapital

Colour Cosmetics | Fragrance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Walgreens flogs debt to buy remaining Boots chunk

Walgreens will pay almost $5.3bn in cash and $10bn in stock for a 55% chunk

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Macy’s slashes full-year forecast

"weaker-than-expected" consumer spending does not augur well for Christmas

Finance | Retail | Cosmetics International

Spotlight: E-commerce boom for Russia

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Online sales of cosmetics in Russia may significantly increase during the next several years, according to predictions of analysts from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

Europe | Retail | Cosmetic News Weekly

Eye of Horus joins BeautyBay

Australian colour cosmetics brand is now offering its full range of products through online retailer BeautyBay

Europe | Colour Cosmetics | Retail | Cosmetics International

Morada Pure opens bricks and mortar store in Florida Keys

The store allows consumers to discover natural, non-toxic cosmetics

North America | Skin Care | Retail | Cosmetics International

Murad to launch new UK distribution agreement

Agreement follows the brand's recent standalone store opening in LA

Skin Care | Retail | Cosmetics International

Do we smell sexy?

An exploration into a wide range of views and scientific findings surrounding the interaction of scent and humans both in the consumer environment and primitively

Ingredients | Fragrance | Retail

Retail focus: Beauty & Nature

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In the first of ECM’s new retail focus articles, Annemarie Kruse explores German organic perfumery chain Beauty & Nature

Europe | Retail | ECM

Revlon's Love Is On relaunch aims to rekindle connections

Love Is On marks the first global tagline for the company in over a decade

Colour Cosmetics | Retail | Cosmetics International

feelunique.com gives shoppers a virtual helping hand

The beauty e-tailer has launched a print and digital interactive shopping guide

Retail | Cosmetics International