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Do You Know Your Holiday Shopping Dates?

'Tis the season soon. Are you getting ready? Sure, there's Thanksgiving Nov. 27, Black Friday Nov. 28 and Cyber Monday Dec. 1. And, of course, Christmas Eve Dec. 24. However, did you know about the following upcoming dates for the 2014 holiday shopping season?

Nov. 29: Small Business Saturday
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Skincare Spotlight: A Forum of Boutiques in North Carolina

Learn how to retail skin care well from Jeffre Scott and Katina Turner, and their amazing indie boutiques.

What do you think of when you think of North Carolina? Duke University? The Outer Banks? The Tar Heels? BBQ? Krispy Kreme? The Biltmore Estate? Grandfather Mountain? When I think of North Carolina, I think about a forum of beauty boutiques spearheaded by beauty industry veteran Jeffre Scott.

7 Types of Problem Employees

Find out how to identify the seven types of problem employees and discover effective management processes to assuage their behavior.

You've been in this business long enough to know that the general make-up of your team is in a constant state of flux. The roster of associates you had one year ago probably isn't the same today. That's the inherent nature of retail. You'll always have some turnover. But something you have probably also noticed from your experience in managing people is that there are great employees, mediocre ones, and those who need special attention. It is the latter category of associates that can be the most vexing.

The NPD Group: Specialty Stylers & Curling Irons/Brushes Lead U.S. Haircare Appliances Growth

How big is the overall U.S. haircare appliances business? Sales of flat irons/straighteners, hair dryers, specialty stylers and curling irons/brushes to consumers reached $1.318 billion for the 12-month period that ended in August 2014, Beauty Store Business has learned from The NPD Group.

L'Oréal Set to Acquire Carol's Daughter

L’Oréal USA is acquiring New York City-based Carol’s Daughter, a multicultural brand that emerged during the 1990s natural-beauty movement. The brand was created by Lisa Price in 1993 and caters to a diverse, rapidly growing market, and has established a loyal consumer following across the country.

Stop, Thief

Stop, Thief
Retailers must always be vigilant for an old risk.

Picture this: Someone runs into your store, grabs an armful of merchandise and exits through the front door into a waiting van. The vehicle speeds off before you have a chance to see the license plate. That scenario can happen any time. It’s just one of the many tricks shoplifters pull to separate retailers from their merchandise.