beauty retail

CPNA Launches Discover Scent Program

Cosmoprof North America will launch its first-ever Discover Scent program during its 2015 event, scheduled for July 12 through July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The program is being presented in cooperation with Sniffapalooza, an organization that brings together fragrance aficionados and industry heavyweights from around the world.

A Growing Garden

A Growing Garden
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 Have Highest Smartphone Usage

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.

Valentine's Day Shoppers Hit Up Brick And Mortars

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.