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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.

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal-care consumer products—including the Hot Tools and Gold 'N Hot brands in the professional-beauty industry and other lines in beauty—announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has appointed Julien R. Mininberg CEO effective March 1, which is the start of the public company’s new fiscal year.

Retailers Boost Employment During 2013 Holiday Season

Retailers Boost Employment During 2013 Holiday Season

Retailers helped boost employment gains over the 2013 holiday season. More specifically, retail-industry job gains posted at 49,200 over November and 328,600 year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.

“The nation’s retailers continued to add to their payrolls in December even in the midst of the condensed holiday shopping season,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “Retailers and merchants—especially those operating clothing and general-merchandise stores—increased hiring, which may indicate a solid holiday sales season.”

Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Bob Bernstein, founder and former CEO of Beauty Brands, has told The Kansas City Star that an unnamed California private-equity firm now has a controlling interest in the regional beauty-retailer chain and two ex-ULTA Beauty executives are now leading the business.

Beauty Store Business posted links on its Twitter and Facebook pages to the Jan. 10 news story the same day that it was published online by the newspaper.