beauty retail

CFN Beauty Representation Expands Into the West, Is Now Nationwide

CFN Beauty Representation Expands Into the West, Is Now Natonwide

CFN Beauty Representation expanded to the West Coast as of Feb. 1, completing its goal of "offering the finest beauty manufacturers national coverage with a full-time team of experienced sales professionals," its co-owners have told Beauty Store Business.

"As distribution continues to consolidate, it is essential that we evolve to the expanding needs of our customers," says CFN co-owner Gary Fishkin.

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

This year’s retail-industry sales are expected to increase 4.1%, up from 3.7% in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 economic forecast. Furthermore, online sales are expected to grow between 9% and 12%. The forecast includes traditional retail categories, such as specialty stores.

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Upscale beauty boutique Planet Beauty has refashioned and revamped its website, offering a myriad of innovative features and functions including: highlights of Planet Beauty best sellers; new arrivals; the ability to rate and review products; the chance to dream up one’s own Planet Beauty wish list (and send to potential wish granters); a quick and easy search function filtering by concern, ingredient, formulation and price; live chat with a Planet Beauty expert; and a brand-new community-page concept designed to keep Planet Beauty fans updated.

ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

ELEMENTs, which specializes in providing a showcase and trade show for the world’s top fragrances, beauty and design products, added a component to its seventh—and most recent—edition of the New York City showcase.

The event presented the Academy of the Secrets of Nature, essentially breaking out its showcase categories.

Loxa Beauty Previews Its Ecommerce Platform for Consumers, Stylists

Loxa Beauty Previews Its Ecommerce Platform for Consumers, Stylists

Loxa Beauty, an ecommerce site specializing in selling salon products to consumers while simultaneously providing commissions to salons/stylists, has made its site, LoxaBeauty.com, preview-ready for beauty professionals. The site will be available for purchases in the coming months.

“Loxa Beauty was created to extend the salon shopping experience beyond the stylists’ chairs,” said Janell Shaffer, founder of Loxa Beauty.

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon Launches Build-Your-Own-Deal Service

Groupon, which specializes in local ecommerce opportunities, is launching a service that allows local businesses to build their own Groupon Deal. Deal Builder, the 24/7 self-service option, can be found on GrouponWorks.com. It guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion that best meets the needs of their business.