beauty retail

Flowery Swedish Clover Crystal Fot Fil

Flowery has expanded the legendary Swedish Clover Fot Fil line with an all-new translucent blue Crystal Fot Fil! It's double-sided and smooths in one use. Sleek grip curvatures added to the file provide secure fingerhold functionality to ensure optimal foot smoothing. The product is available to ship January 2015. The raved-about Original Red Fot Fil and Gray Comfort Grip Fot Fil are still available for nail pros, and all Swedish Clover Fot Fils come with a five-year guarantee. Call 800.347.7456 or visit www.flowery.com.

Deep Steep Argan Line

This new, all-natural bath, body and skincare collection from Royal Labs Natural Cosmetics includes a liquid hand wash, a foaming hand wash, a sugar scrub, a body butter and a dry oil body spritzer. The collection uses argan oil for its instant absorption into the skin, thereby restoring lost moisture while improving softness and elasticity. It's available in six fragrances: Coconut Lime, Lavender Vanilla, Lemongrass Jasmine, Lilac Blossom, Fig Apricot and Mango Papaya. Planned distribution is at beauty, spa, gift and natural-products retailers nationally.

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.