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August 28, 2009 | Sandra M. Jones
Eight years after getting out of cosmetics business, Sears is jumping back in, banking that the high-margin sector can give the retailer a much-needed profit boost. The flagship brand of Sears Holdings Corp. is opening full-service beauty counters at 13 Sears stores in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York this week. The goal is to roll out the beauty business to 100 locations next year and, if all goes well, expand to as many as 400 of its 852 Sears department stores by 2012, said Andrea Goldner, Sears' merchandise manager for cosmetics.
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June 22, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Dressing from head to toe in a favorite fashion label may well include lashes, lips and nails, as more designers expand into the beauty business. And designer makeup in glamorous packaging puts a piece of the luxury lifestyle within reach of women who can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on a high-end designer dress or handbag. Expanding into beauty makes good business sense for designers. The NPD Group, a company that tracks retail sales and market trends, reported in March that the U.S. prestige beauty industry made an 11% gain in 2011 and a 7% gain in 2012, with makeup generating the second highest category increase after skin care last year.
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BUSINESS
August 28, 2009 | Sandra M. Jones
Eight years after getting out of cosmetics business, Sears is jumping back in, banking that the high-margin sector can give the retailer a much-needed profit boost. The flagship brand of Sears Holdings Corp. is opening full-service beauty counters at 13 Sears stores in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York this week. The goal is to roll out the beauty business to 100 locations next year and, if all goes well, expand to as many as 400 of its 852 Sears department stores by 2012, said Andrea Goldner, Sears' merchandise manager for cosmetics.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1985 | NANCY RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
Avon Products said Thursday that it intends to sell its Mallinckrodt medical products and chemicals division, buy back up to 25% of its stock and pay off some of its short- and long-term debt as part of a restructuring program begun last year. "The divestiture is part of Avon's strategy to concentrate on consumer products and to continue to expand its health-care services business," Hicks Waldron, chairman and chief executive of New York-based Avon, said in a statement. The St.
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June 11, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Forget cosmetology school. Fifty beauty shop operators spent this week at a UCLA graduate school learning how to cut it in the hair salon business. But there were no scissors, brushes or blow-dryers in sight at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Instead, hairstylists combed through lessons in operational strategy and financial accounting -- topics that, to many, might seem to be plenty dry already.
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June 22, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Dressing from head to toe in a favorite fashion label may well include lashes, lips and nails, as more designers expand into the beauty business. And designer makeup in glamorous packaging puts a piece of the luxury lifestyle within reach of women who can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on a high-end designer dress or handbag. Expanding into beauty makes good business sense for designers. The NPD Group, a company that tracks retail sales and market trends, reported in March that the U.S. prestige beauty industry made an 11% gain in 2011 and a 7% gain in 2012, with makeup generating the second highest category increase after skin care last year.
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January 9, 1994 | MARGO KAUFMAN, Margo Kaufman is a contributing editor of this magazine and the author of "1-800-AM-I-NUTS?" Her last article, "They Call It Cyberlove," was about life in cyberspace.
So the Southern California real estate market is in the toilet, we've lost Star Wars, and the B-2 bomber and the C-17 are hanging by a thread. Relax, we've still got the beauty biz. The Cold War may be over, but there's no truce in the war against clogged pores, drab hair and chipped polish. Take my beauty regimen--please. I used to get my hair cut at a funky little shop around the corner from my house.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Donna Karan International Inc. said it plans to take a fourth-quarter pretax charge of about $30 million and that it has a cosmetics licensing agreement with Estee Lauder Cos. Donna Karan said that without the restructuring, its beauty business would lose $7 million next year. The agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, gives Lauder exclusive rights to manufacture, market, sell and distribute all Donna Karan New York fragrances, cosmetics and beauty-related accessories.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
Styles on Video, a Newbury Park producer of a computer system used in beauty salons, will discontinue its main beauty imaging and franchising business to focus on its baby-photography and software operations. While winding down, Styles will continue to service the system, which alters a customer's picture to show how the customer would look with different hairstyles and hair colors. In the future, Styles plans to focus on Forever Yours Inc.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2007 | Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer
In his corner office, Mr. Botox looked his age. He hadn't had a shot of botulinum toxin in a while, and the furrow between his brows was back. "You would never know I'm really 75 years old," David E.I. Pyott said, trotting out a well-worn joke that he likes to make "because of who I am." He's the man who made a muscle-controlling poison the most fashionable weapon against aging. And he's really 54. When Allergan Inc. hired him as chief executive in 1998, it was generating annual revenue of $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Forget cosmetology school. Fifty beauty shop operators spent this week at a UCLA graduate school learning how to cut it in the hair salon business. But there were no scissors, brushes or blow-dryers in sight at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Instead, hairstylists combed through lessons in operational strategy and financial accounting -- topics that, to many, might seem to be plenty dry already.
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July 9, 2000 | CAROLYN THOMPSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
I felt as if I could have gone over with the waters; it would have been so beautiful a death; there would have been no fear in it. --Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1834, after visiting the falls * The body was spotted by a tourist at 6:46 p.m. May 15, spinning in the Whirlpool. That Monday evening, two things were clear to the rescuers and anyone else who knows Niagara Falls well: Getting to the scene would be difficult, and the victim probably would turn out to be a suicide.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Donna Karan International Inc. said it plans to take a fourth-quarter pretax charge of about $30 million and that it has a cosmetics licensing agreement with Estee Lauder Cos. Donna Karan said that without the restructuring, its beauty business would lose $7 million next year. The agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, gives Lauder exclusive rights to manufacture, market, sell and distribute all Donna Karan New York fragrances, cosmetics and beauty-related accessories.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1996 | JACK SEARLES
Styles on Video, a Newbury Park producer of a computer system used in beauty salons, will discontinue its main beauty imaging and franchising business to focus on its baby-photography and software operations. While winding down, Styles will continue to service the system, which alters a customer's picture to show how the customer would look with different hairstyles and hair colors. In the future, Styles plans to focus on Forever Yours Inc.
MAGAZINE
January 9, 1994 | MARGO KAUFMAN, Margo Kaufman is a contributing editor of this magazine and the author of "1-800-AM-I-NUTS?" Her last article, "They Call It Cyberlove," was about life in cyberspace.
So the Southern California real estate market is in the toilet, we've lost Star Wars, and the B-2 bomber and the C-17 are hanging by a thread. Relax, we've still got the beauty biz. The Cold War may be over, but there's no truce in the war against clogged pores, drab hair and chipped polish. Take my beauty regimen--please. I used to get my hair cut at a funky little shop around the corner from my house.
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June 7, 2010 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The beauty business loves a good buzz word, and when its marketing genies find an ingredient that the public responds to, they'll ask their scientists to add it to just about everything. Think of collagen, green tea, peptides and vitamin C. The latest is hyaluronic acid, a substance that plumps and softens skin and has been added to products including lip gloss, eye shadows and moisturizers — and almost everything else in the beauty aisle. Hyaluronic acid is also the key component of several injectable wrinkle fillers.
BUSINESS
March 28, 1993 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens almost every time Bert Fink goes to a cocktail party. "When I say I work for Rodgers and Hammerstein, people invariably reply: 'I thought Rodgers and Hammerstein were dead,' " says Fink. They are--but they aren't. Although composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein died years ago, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization lives on--50 years after the pair ushered in the era of modern musical theater with "Oklahoma!"
BUSINESS
March 28, 1993 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens almost every time Bert Fink goes to a cocktail party. "When I say I work for Rodgers and Hammerstein, people invariably reply: 'I thought Rodgers and Hammerstein were dead,' " says Fink. They are--but they aren't. Although composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein died years ago, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization lives on--50 years after the pair ushered in the era of modern musical theater with "Oklahoma!"
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