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In Brief: “Gifting Truths”; Natural Personal Care; Men’s Skin Care; More

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Birchbox says 42% of women and 56% of men will purchase more than half of their holiday shopping items online this year; Market researcher Kline says the natural personal-care market grew more than 10% to reach nearly $30 billion in 2013. More news in brief.

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