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Groupon Adds Retailer In-Store Coupons

Groupon

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.

SANDOW: NewBeauty at Fred Segal Beauty Store to Close, 'Excited' About BeautyDNA.com in Beta Phase

SANDOW: NewBeauty at Fred Segal Beauty Store to Close

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.

Business: Malibu Dreams

Malibu Dreams
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.

Fragrance Sales See 10% Growth

NPD Group

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.