Cosmetics, Beauty Supply & Perfume Stores Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 6/14/2021
SIC Codes: 5999
NAICS Codes: 446120
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Companies in this industry operate physical retail establishments that primarily sell cosmetics, beauty supplies and toiletries, and perfume. Major companies include Sally Beauty, Ulta Beauty, and divisions of L Brands (Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret) (all based in the US), Natura Cosméticos (Brazil), Sephora (France), and The Body Shop International (UK).

The global cosmetics products market (beauty and personal care) is expected to top $800 billion by 2023, with a CAGR of 7.1% during 2018 to 2023, according to Orbis Research. Developing countries identified as ripe for retail expansion by consulting firm A.T. Kearney include Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, China, United Arab Emirates, Armenia, and Georgia. In China, where fair skin is highly prized, total retail sales of skin care products and makeup in 2017 grew by 10.3% and 21.3%, respectively, according to Euromonitor.

The US cosmetics, beauty supply, and perfume stores industry includes about 17,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $22.5 billion. The market for prestige cosmetics -- those sold mainly in department stores -- is expected to grow annually by 5.1% from 2021 to 2025, according to Statista.

Companies specializing in professional beauty products may restrict sales to salons and salon professionals, due to manufacturer policies. Salons may resell products to the public or use products for customer treatments.


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