Murad Files Lawsuit Against CVS

Murad has filed an unfair business practices lawsuit against CVS for what it says is the unauthorized selling of diverted and defaced Murad products in CVS stores and on, the skincare company announced June 8.

In the lawsuit, Murad alleges that because CVS has no authorized relationship with it, CVS secretly diverts Murad products from unknown sources to sell Murad’s highly sought-after products in CVS stores and on

Father’s Day Spending to Reach $12.7 Billion

Father’s Day may not be the most lucrative consumer holiday of the year for retailers, but spending for dad is expected to reach $12.7 billion for golf lessons, home improvement tools, coffee mugs and more. And, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Father’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average person will spend $115.57 on gifts, nearly even with last year’s $113.80. The survey found 75% of Americans said they plan to celebrate Father’s Day.

Consumers Gravitate to Gender-Specific Products

Consumers are more likely to buy products that are highly "gendered"—whether masculine or feminine—than they are to buy products that are not as "gendered," according to a new study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration.

Eastern Buying Conference 2016 to Be Held in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The next Eastern Buying Conference will not be—as previously announced—at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey, April 2-3, Beauty Store Business has learned.

Instead, it is returning to a site longtime exhibitors and attendees are more familiar with: East Rutherford, New Jersey, where it was held for many years before moving to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then to Somerset this past April.

Birchbox, Gap Launch Summer Beauty Shop

Beauty and grooming retailer Birchbox has partnered with classic American clothing brand Gap to launch summer beauty shops within select Gap stores from coast to coast. The eight-week experience will kick off on Friday, June 5, and run through the end of July in seven flagship Gap locations in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco.

Future Industries Partners With Sprayco/MJS Packaging

Future Industries and Sprayco/MJS Packaging have formed a strategic partnership. Future Industries is now the Allure Style Accessories division of Sprayco/MJS Packaging, and Future Industries’ Morey Serouya is the division’s vice president.