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NY NOW, IBS Named NYC's Top 100 Events

NY NOW, IBS Named NYC's Top 100 Events

BizBash has released its list of “Top 100 Events 2014” for New York.

NY NOW was named one of New York’s “Top 100 Events 2014” in Trade Shows & Conventions. The International Beauty Show New York was also recognized as one of New York’s “Top 100 Events 2014” in Beauty Industry Events.

Negotiations Regarding Proposed Federal Regulatory Bill of Beauty Products Stall

Negotiations Regarding Proposed Federal Regulatory Bill of Beauty Products Stall

Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it—and made that letter public.

Zelo Joins Forces With Spilo Worldwide

Zelo Joins Forces With Spilo Worldwide

Boca Cosmetics Group has announced that its Zelo Brazilian Keratin Home Smoothing System—marketed as the world’s first keratin system to deliver salon results at home—is available to beauty retailers exclusively through Spilo Worldwide.

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

This year’s retail-industry sales are expected to increase 4.1%, up from 3.7% in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 economic forecast. Furthermore, online sales are expected to grow between 9% and 12%. The forecast includes traditional retail categories, such as specialty stores.

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Upscale beauty boutique Planet Beauty has refashioned and revamped its website, offering a myriad of innovative features and functions including: highlights of Planet Beauty best sellers; new arrivals; the ability to rate and review products; the chance to dream up one’s own Planet Beauty wish list (and send to potential wish granters); a quick and easy search function filtering by concern, ingredient, formulation and price; live chat with a Planet Beauty expert; and a brand-new community-page concept designed to keep Planet Beauty fans updated.