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Decline in Cyber Attacks; 61-Plus Million Customer Records Still Stolen

There has been a 50% decline in the number of cyber attacks against U.S. retailers since 2012, according to IBM's 2014 Retail Research and Intelligence Report. Nevertheless, the number of records stolen from retailers remains at near-record highs—with more than 61 million records stolen from retailers by cyber attackers in 2014.

ISSE Long Beach Opens Registration

Ticket and education registration for the the Professional Beauty Association's 2015 International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach are now open. The West Coast beauty event is slated for Jan. 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California

Burmax Acquires Product Club

Beauty sundries provider Burmax Co. has acquired Product Club, which specializes in haircolor accessories and education. As part of Product Club's continued growth, Burmax intends to expand its new haircolor accessories division into the company's beauty school network.

Walgreens, Alliance Boots Finalize Merger

Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots have finalized their two-step merger launched in 2012 to form Walgreens Boots Alliance—marketed as the world's first global pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise.