Retailers looking for a boost in the areas of profit and productivity within the shopping center environment may get one through the International Council of Shopping Centers and the University of Florida, which are hosting a two-day educational and interactive workshop, "Optimize Your Profit and Productivity," Oct. 23-24 at the University of Florida, Orlando Campus.
Nearly three out of every four consumers say they're spending as much or more than they expected on life's little extras—including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, and fashion accessories, reports the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker released Sept. 23.
Furthermore, 81% of employed Americans report that their jobs are more than or just as stable as one year ago—and 45% expect finances to change for the better in the next six months.
Small and medium businesses use social media to promote their businesses more than any other category, according to the latest BIA/Kelsey Local Commerce Monitor, which is conducted online with research partner Ipsos. More specifically, 74.5% of SMBs use social media to promote their businesses.
Sal Mauceri, Wella North America’s new CEO, focuses on leading innovations to maximize success for consumers, stylists and beauty stores.
Already established with a proven track record in business and marketing, Salvatore Mauceri discovered the beauty industry in 2005—and he hasn’t looked back. As the director of global developing markets for Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G, he built business in more than 90 countries. But this year, he accepted a new role as North America CEO. And this self-described “very competitive person” who always wanted to “make a big difference” is already enacting savvy advancements, from open-line innovations to an increased focus on education.
Groupon has added several additions to its popular Deal Builder tool for merchants, expanding the platform to include restaurants and providing all businesses with greater control over the appearance and structure of their promotion.
“As one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, Halloween has retailers of all shapes and sizes preparing their stores and websites for the busy fall shopping season,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.