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The NPD Group: Specialty Stylers & Curling Irons/Brushes Lead U.S. Haircare Appliances Growth

How big is the overall U.S. haircare appliances business? Sales of flat irons/straighteners, hair dryers, specialty stylers and curling irons/brushes to consumers reached $1.318 billion for the 12-month period that ended in August 2014, Beauty Store Business has learned from The NPD Group.

L'Oréal Set to Acquire Carol's Daughter

L’Oréal USA is acquiring New York City-based Carol’s Daughter, a multicultural brand that emerged during the 1990s natural-beauty movement. The brand was created by Lisa Price in 1993 and caters to a diverse, rapidly growing market, and has established a loyal consumer following across the country.

Stop, Thief

Stop, Thief
Retailers must always be vigilant for an old risk.

Picture this: Someone runs into your store, grabs an armful of merchandise and exits through the front door into a waiting van. The vehicle speeds off before you have a chance to see the license plate. That scenario can happen any time. It’s just one of the many tricks shoplifters pull to separate retailers from their merchandise.

NWBC Celebrates Women’s Small Business Month

In the last few decades, women entrepreneurs have made significant strides, but research confirms there is still work ahead of them. Last week, the members of the National Women's Business Council held a public meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state of women and business. Attendees explored key findings in the NWBC's 2013-2014 research and revealed that despite tremendous advancements made by women, there are still barriers for women to gaining access to the resources needed to start and grow a business.

NRF Launches Retail Jobs Week

The National Retail Federation on Oct. 13 kicked off Retail Jobs Week, a multifaceted effort to push back against long-held misperceptions about working in the retail industry. Through the initiative, NRF aims to continue educating federal lawmakers about the value retail jobs deliver for workers and the economy.

A.R.E. Accepts 2015 Design Awards Entries for Retail Environments

The Association for Retail Environments, an international not-for-profit trade organization representing the retail environments industry, is now accepting entries for its 2015 Design Awards. Any company involved in a project is allowed to enter the competition, including retailers, design firms, fixture manufacturers and architectural firms.