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Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co.

City of Hope Honors Kirschner With Spirit of Life Award

City of Hope Honors Kirschner With Spirit of Life Award

Harlan Kirschner, CEO of international professional-beauty manufacturers rep group The Kirschner Group, will receive the 2014 Spirit of Life Award during City of Hope's professional salon industry event July 12 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

The National Retail Federation has banded together with retailers to urge the implementation of more secure consumer-payment options—particularly, the replacement of current credit and debit cards with cards that would store data in an embedded computer microchip and require the use of a PIN rather than a signature.

Recently, the NRF sent a letter to congressional leaders outlining the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

Carranza Leaves Wella, the Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble; Salon Veteran Mauceri Named New North America Leader

Carranza Leaves P&G's Wella, Mauceri Named New North America Leader

Salvatore Mauceri is Wella’s new North America leader. Mauceri (pictured) is replacing Reuben Carranza, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Coty, Estée Lauder Cos. Announce Executive Moves, Hires

Coty, Estée Lauder Cos. Announce Executive Moves, Hires

Coty appointed Catia Cesari to senior vice president of business development for mergers & acquisitions effective Feb. 1. Cesari has joined Coty's executive committee and reports jointly to CEO Michele Scannavini and CFO Patrice de Talhouët. She replaces Peter Shaefer, who is now leading special cross-functional projects.

Consumers Trust Facebook Reviews

Consumers Trust Facebook Reviews

Facebook is the most trusted platform for product and service recommendations, say active social-media users surveyed by Social Media Link, the advocacy activation company that sponsored the Social Recommendation Index.

According to Social Media Link’s survey of more than 10,000 people, 68% say they trust Facebook over retailer websites (63%), Pinterest (56%), YouTube (51%), Twitter (41%) and Google Plus (41%). Ninety-three percent of survey respondents were women; 70% were ages 25-44.