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A Bevy of New Exhibitors Expected for Summer 2015 NY NOW

Hundreds of new and returning exhibitors will enhance the vibrant product offerings throughout the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, to be held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Nearly 400 of the market’s total 2,600 exhibitors are expected to be first-time participants with special concentrations of newcomers in both a NEW! showcase in the 1D Lobby and in the Etsy Wholesale pavilion as part of HANDMADE Designer Maker.

One-Quarter of Online Retailers Say Facebook Among Top New Customer Acquisition Marketing Tactics

While paid search and email marketing both still top retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers. According to the "State of Retailing Online 2015"—which includes personal care among its industries surveyed and was conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research and Bizrate Insights—25% of retailers surveyed cite Facebook as a top acquisition platform.

Watch! Mark Cuban Interview at Beauty Pitch

Mark Cuban discusses Beauty Pitch With Beauty Store Business at Cosmoprof North America 2015!

The Professional Beauty Association partnered with Cosmoprof North America to launch the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015. Five finalists pitched their businesses to a panel of top investors including renowned entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria. Beauty Store Business executive editor Marc Birenbaum talks to Mark Cuban about the first-ever Beauty Pitch presentation and why he selected the winner.

Largest Retailer of Professional Haircare Products in Canada Joins Forces with ONCAP to Help Accelerate Growth

Intrepid Investment Bankers, a leading middle-market investment bank, announced July 17 the acquisition of its client, Chatters Canada—the largest retailer of professional haircare products in Canada and one of the largest hair-salon operators in that country—by ONCAP, the middle-market private-equity platform of Onex Corp., in partnership with the existing management team. The investment is being made by ONCAP III.