As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and co-sponsors are hosting numerous training webinars from May 4 through 7. The webinars cover a variety of common business-topic areas regarding pay, digital footprints, new chip card payment technologies, benefits packages and online payment strategies.
As of May 1, JCPenney has begun introducing Sephora to 25 additional stores, enabling the global beauty retailer to enter new and smaller markets, while expanding JCPenney's reach as a premier destination for beauty.
Since the exclusive partnership launched in 2006, more than 500 JCPenney stores now feature a full-service SEPHORA offering.
Beauty retailers look out: Families this year are ready to splurge for Mother's Day, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.
Americans will spend an average of $173 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $163 last year and the highest amount in the survey’s 12-year history. Total spending is expected to reach $21.2 billion.
Sixty-six percent of U.S. consumers expect to receive a tax refund this year, according to a consumer survey sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers. These consumers were then asked how they plan to use their refunds. Of the possible options, spending this money on goods and services, including apparel, electronics and convenience items was selected by 47% of consumers.