beauty retail

Consumers Trust Facebook Reviews

Consumers Trust Facebook Reviews

Facebook is the most trusted platform for product and service recommendations, say active social-media users surveyed by Social Media Link, the advocacy activation company that sponsored the Social Recommendation Index.

According to Social Media Link’s survey of more than 10,000 people, 68% say they trust Facebook over retailer websites (63%), Pinterest (56%), YouTube (51%), Twitter (41%) and Google Plus (41%). Ninety-three percent of survey respondents were women; 70% were ages 25-44.

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal-care consumer products—including the Hot Tools and Gold 'N Hot brands in the professional-beauty industry and other lines in beauty—announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has appointed Julien R. Mininberg CEO effective March 1, which is the start of the public company’s new fiscal year.

Retailers Boost Employment During 2013 Holiday Season

Retailers Boost Employment During 2013 Holiday Season

Retailers helped boost employment gains over the 2013 holiday season. More specifically, retail-industry job gains posted at 49,200 over November and 328,600 year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.

“The nation’s retailers continued to add to their payrolls in December even in the midst of the condensed holiday shopping season,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “Retailers and merchants—especially those operating clothing and general-merchandise stores—increased hiring, which may indicate a solid holiday sales season.”

Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Bob Bernstein, founder and former CEO of Beauty Brands, has told The Kansas City Star that an unnamed California private-equity firm now has a controlling interest in the regional beauty-retailer chain and two ex-ULTA Beauty executives are now leading the business.

Beauty Store Business posted links on its Twitter and Facebook pages to the Jan. 10 news story the same day that it was published online by the newspaper.

Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Retail Federation is appealing the approximate $6 billion class-action settlement approved by a U.S. District Court concerning credit card swipe fees.

The lawsuit was initially filed by merchants against Visa and MasterCard nearly a decade ago. The merchants claim that the two major credit card companies charge merchants excessive and exploitative fees for accepting the payment cards from customers.

Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has introduced a skincare line: BodyographySKIN.

The line of seven products for all skin types is an extension of the brand philosophy of the makeup line—formulated without parabens or sulfates and PETA-approved as a cruelty-free line.