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Lauder Tuning Out Noisy New Competitors To Focus On Proven 'Heroes'

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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"In the end, the profitable brands are still the big brands with great hero products with great repeat, and not the many small brands that generate a lot of noise on trial," Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda asserted during the firm's third-quarter earnings call. MAC's announced rollout to Ulta doors is among efforts the company is undertaking to reassert hero franchises in new channels and markets.

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