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A.R.E. Accepts 2015 Design Awards Entries for Retail Environments

The Association for Retail Environments, an international not-for-profit trade organization representing the retail environments industry, is now accepting entries for its 2015 Design Awards. Any company involved in a project is allowed to enter the competition, including retailers, design firms, fixture manufacturers and architectural firms.

ICSC, UF Host Seminar for Retailers

Retailers looking for a boost in the areas of profit and productivity within the shopping center environment may get one through the International Council of Shopping Centers and the University of Florida, which are hosting a two-day educational and interactive workshop, "Optimize Your Profit and Productivity," Oct. 23-24 at the University of Florida, Orlando Campus.

Consumers Are Secure, Spending

Nearly three out of every four consumers say they're spending as much or more than they expected on life's little extras—including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, and fashion accessories, reports the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker released Sept. 23.

Furthermore, 81% of employed Americans report that their jobs are more than or just as stable as one year ago—and 45% expect finances to change for the better in the next six months.

Small, Medium Businesses Dominate Social Media Business Promotion

Small, Medium Businesses Dominate Social Media Business Promotion

Small and medium businesses use social media to promote their businesses more than any other category, according to the latest BIA/Kelsey Local Commerce Monitor, which is conducted online with research partner Ipsos. More specifically, 74.5% of SMBs use social media to promote their businesses.

Meet Sal Mauceri: CEO Savvy That Makes a Difference

Sal Mauceri
Sal Mauceri, Wella North America’s new CEO, focuses on leading innovations to maximize success for consumers, stylists and beauty stores.

Already established with a proven track record in business and marketing, Salvatore Mauceri discovered the beauty industry in 2005—and he hasn’t looked back. As the director of global developing markets for Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G, he built business in more than 90 countries. But this year, he accepted a new role as North America CEO. And this self-described “very competitive person” who always wanted to “make a big difference” is already enacting savvy advancements, from open-line innovations to an increased focus on education.

Cleansing, Exfoliating—And When It Is Too Much of Both

Ada S. Polla
Help your customers apply the right balance to keeping clean, healthy skin.

While I often hear of women who do not wash their face before they go to bed, I also often see the opposite, namely men and women who wash, cleanse and scrub too much, thinking that “squeaky clean” is the goal. As is often the case, a right middle is the best. As you recommend various cleansers, cleansing tools and exfoliators, here are some things to keep in mind.

Read the full story in the Beauty Store Business October Digital Edition.

[Image courtesy of Ada S. Polla]