Groupon has added in-store coupons to its growing Freebies category, providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions that drive traffic into their businesses. With the addition of in-store coupons, national retailers can now use Groupon’s Freebies category to generate sales across multiple channels—whether it’s in store or online.
The revolutionary NewBeauty at Fred Segal brick-and-mortar beauty concept store at 500 Broadway in Santa Monica, California—officially launched by NewBeauty magazine March 15, 2012—will close its site by the end of May, Beauty Store Business has learned. BSB first reported the closing May 9 on its Twitter and Faecbook accounts.
Tom Porter and his Malibu C brand are on the cutting edge at the intersection of beauty and wellness.
Tom Porter, founder and president of Malibu Wellness and author of the book You're Not Aging, You're Just Oxidizing, has always been drawn to the latest and greatest—and he has used that pioneering spirit to grow a booming beauty business. He may have started on a dime from his guest bedroom and garage, but Malibu Wellness, with its exclusive brand Malibu C, has come a long way.
This year's 5th annual Beauty Bus Foundation Beauty Drive raised $120,000 while also honoring its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Deborah Carver, CEO and president of Creative Age Publications, including Beauty Store Business, as well as Beauty Launchpad, The Colorist, DAYSPA, MedEsthetics, NAIL IT!, NAILPRO and Surgical Aesthetics magazines.
Direct-to-consumer sales of U.S. prestige fragrance has grown to $285 million, according to the NPD Group, in a report covering the 12 months preceding February 2014.
While a fraction of the $3 billion U.S. prestige-fragrance market, the performance of products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home shopping retailers is a bright spot for the industry, which saw 2% declines during the same time period.