American Express has launched its Small Merchant EMV Assistance Program, following President Obama's announcement last October.
The nationwide campaign will help U.S. small merchants fight fraud through a $10 million-reimbursement program designed to accelerate adoption of EMV payment terminals. It will also arm small merchants with knowledge about EMV’s security benefits.
In light of recent terrorist group threats encouraging attacks on American malls, the International Council of Shopping Centers has released the following statement regarding shopping-center and mall security:
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.
The 5th Annual J. White & Associates Manufacturers' Summit and Distributor Conference took place at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Jan. 19-20.
SalonCentric executive Mark Clevenger (pictured second from the left) spoke in a keynote address to J. White & Associates' manufacturers there, which included B. Kettner, California Tan, Control Corrective, Dye-Ties, NuFoot, Pink Pewter, Theorie and Young Nails.
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.