This first-ever WWD event gave attendees invaluable insight into today's market - information you can use.
I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever WWD Digital Forum: Beauty Edition during Fashion Week earlier this year in New York City. As is usual with such high-caliber conferences, I left the day with more ideas than my brain could sift through and a much longer to-do list than I had arrived with. As Peter Born, executive editor of beauty at WWD, said in his opening remarks, "Digital and beauty belong together." If I ever doubted this, Tuesday, Feb 11, changed my mind forever.
Dick Peterson, vice president of sales for Jatai International, has retired from his post effective June 30.
"It has been a pleasure and honor to have worked with Dick. He brought many years of experience to Jatai that is irreplaceable," said Dean Wada, president of Jatai International. "More importantly, we formed a great friendship, which I will cherish for the rest of my life. I will miss working with him. We congratulate Dick on his long career in the beauty and barber industry. He touched many lives."
The Kirschner Group's CEO will be honored with the industry's City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award July 12.
Saturday, July 12, is the date for the beauty industry's 2014 Spirit of Life Award Reception & Dinner at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This year, Harlan Kirschner, CEO of The Kirschner Group, is being honored. Kirschner is only the second manufacturers rep firm principal to ever receive the award. (The previous manufacturers rep firm principal honoree serviced only one beauty retailer.)