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Millennial, Gen Z Consumers Spend for Back-To-School

In order to understand the way influential Millennial and Gen Z consumers shop during the all-important back-to-school season, Teen Vogue and the International Council of Shopping Centers partnered to explore and identify how malls, the Web and social media factor into their retail experiences, as well as how much they plan to spend, their reasons for shopping in-store versus online and more. 

According to the online survey, which yielded more than 1,000 responses from Teen Vogue's IT GIRL panel:

PBA Executive Summit Returns to Arizona in December

The Professional Beauty Association will be hosting the PBA Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4. The event is designed exclusively for upper-level management, and will include a key focus on industry trends, networking opportunities and leadership development.
 

PLAY! by SEPHORA Monthly Beauty Subscription to Debut

SEPHORA will debut its monthly beauty subscription, PLAY! by SEPHORA, September 2015.

Subscribers of PLAY! by SEPHORA will receive the retailer's hottest prestige brands and products delivered directly to their doors for $10 per month.

Each PLAY! by SEPHORA delivery is curated around a specific theme, and contains five popular, high-performance, deluxe-size prestige products.

Spinks Promoted to President of Beauty Systems Group

Mark Spinks—most recently the COO of Beauty Systems Group—has been promoted to president of Sally Beauty Holdings' professional-products distributorship, replacing longtime BSG president John Golliher.

In Memoriam: VNC Sales & Marketing's Marissa Martinez Meza, Beloved Co-Worker & Friend

Marissa Martinez Meza of VNC Sales & Marketing passed away July 10—days before the start of Cosmoprof North America/PBA Beauty Week 2015 in Las Vegas.

She worked as a corporate staff member at the manufacturers rep firm—becoming part of the VNC family in December 2004. In all, she worked for more than 20 years in the beauty industry.

Her beautiful smile instantly befriended everyone who came into contact with her—sales representatives, manufacturers and customers.

Healthy & Natural Trade Show to Launch in Chicago

For product manufacturers and marketers offering healthy and natural products, and for retailers looking to better understand this high growth set of categories, the Healthy & Natural Show to be held at Chicago’s Navy Pier will debut May 2016.

This trade event will cover food, beverage, dietary supplements, personal care, pet and household products designed for the growing segment of the population demanding cleaner, healthier products.