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Executive Changes Announced at Tweezerman International

Juergen Bosse, Tweezerman International

Dr. Cornelia "Conny" Wittke will leave her position as CEO and president of Tweezerman International by the end of December, and Juergen Bosse (pictured)—who joined Tweezerman International in 2012 as general manager—will be the new CEO and president, it was announced Dec. 16.

ULTA Beauty Is Testing Smaller Brick & Mortars

ULTA Beauty is experimenting with a smaller-store format at two locations and has big plans to beef up its distribution-centers infrastructure, the beauty retailer's CEO said in a Dec. 4 conference call with financial analysts on the company's excellent third-quarter 2014 results.

PBA Executive Summit Offers Actionable Insights

Attendees of the first-annual PBA Executive Summit took home worthwhile insights into beauty-industry consumer trends and marketing strategies. The sold-out event—which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dec. 4-5—brought together 135 executives from top beauty companies, including Andis, DePasquale Salon Systems, Dermalogica, Joico, Matrix, OPI Products, Sally Beauty Supply, ULTA Beauty and Zotos.

Retail Sales Increased 0.6% in November

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, says the National Retail Federation. Not including automobiles, gasoline stations or restaurants, retail sales increased 0.6% seasonally-adjusted over October and 3.2% unadjusted over November 2013. Gains were consistent with NRF’s holiday sales forecast, which anticipates an increase of 4.1% over last year.

Sally Beauty, Princess Cruises Partner, Offer Sweepstakes

Sally Beauty Supply has partnered with Princess Cruises for a sweepstakes that will offer a grand prize that includes a balcony stateroom for two on the winner's choice of two seven-day itineraries to either the eastern or western Caribbean. The prize includes all regular shipboard meals and entertainment, as well as fees and taxes, and round-trip airfare to the nearest airport of embarkation.