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New TABS Group Study: "Specialty Beauty Stores" Attract "Heavy" Product Buyers

TABS Group—a leading technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer-products industry—released the results of its 2014 Beauty Consumer Insights Study Dec. 18 with lots of great news as well as excellent advice for what it calls "specialty beauty stores."

Online Shopping Proves Successful for Beauty Sector

Forty-seven percent of U.S. online shoppers of beauty and personal-care products have shopped more frequently in 2014 than 2013, according to a study out Dec. 16 from A.T. Kearney. “Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition” lays out the results of a consumer survey of online beauty and personal-care shoppers.

Executive Changes Announced at Tweezerman International

Juergen Bosse, Tweezerman International

Dr. Cornelia "Conny" Wittke will leave her position as CEO and president of Tweezerman International by the end of December, and Juergen Bosse (pictured)—who joined Tweezerman International in 2012 as general manager—will be the new CEO and president, it was announced Dec. 16.

ULTA Beauty Is Testing Smaller Brick & Mortars

ULTA Beauty is experimenting with a smaller-store format at two locations and has big plans to beef up its distribution-centers infrastructure, the beauty retailer's CEO said in a Dec. 4 conference call with financial analysts on the company's excellent third-quarter 2014 results.

PBA Executive Summit Offers Actionable Insights

Attendees of the first-annual PBA Executive Summit took home worthwhile insights into beauty-industry consumer trends and marketing strategies. The sold-out event—which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dec. 4-5—brought together 135 executives from top beauty companies, including Andis, DePasquale Salon Systems, Dermalogica, Joico, Matrix, OPI Products, Sally Beauty Supply, ULTA Beauty and Zotos.