Since 1967, Olivia Garden has successfully straddled the U.S. and European markets through constant innovation orchestrated by a multigenerational, family-run business.
“When our parents started their adventure in 1967, they aspired to build a worldwide company,” recalls Anne Maza, vice president of sales and marketing for Olivia Garden, with U.S offices in Antioch, California, and European offices in Herstal, Belgium. “The first order of business was to find a name that was memorable, feminine and easy to pronounce in multiple languages so they decided on Olivia Garden, a name that is indicative of a beautiful woman and that could be easily pronounced even for people of languages with completely different alphabets.”
Americans are now spending an average of 4.7 hours a day on their smartphones—more than their counterparts in at least 11 countries around the world—according to a new monthly report from measurement firm Informate Mobile Intelligence, which tracks and measures consumer use of smartphones in 12 countries.
Seventy-six percent of Valentine's Day shoppers will purchase items in stores, while nearly 60% of online shoppers will pick up their items in stores, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Falling gas prices could help to fuel spending this Valentine’s Day, as more than half of American adults feel they have more money to spend, compared to only 42% in an ICSC survey conducted one month ago. Generally, younger consumers surveyed feel that they have more money in their pockets than older consumers.
The Western Buying Conference took place Jan. 19-20 at Bally's Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The show offered beauty retailers, beauty distributors and others throughout the United States more than 200 exhibitors with beauty products and special deals.
The WBC celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. The "Party Bash" included dinner, drinks, a band and a toast by manufacturers rep principals Peter Mazziliano, Marc Spilo and Harlan Kirschner (pictured, from the left).
Sally Beauty Holdings announced Feb. 5 that president and COO Chris Brickman succeeded Gary Winterhalter as CEO effective Feb. 1, 2015. Winterhalter will continue to serve the company as executive chairman of the board of directors.