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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.

BSB’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

BSB’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

The business of beauty was in full swing in 2013 as new beauty products, services and businesses emerged, while changes to longtime beauty businesses persisted in the forms of acquisitions, executive moves and expansions.

While we await all that’s in store for beauty in 2014, why not review the headlines that caught our attention in 2013? Here’s Beauty Store Business’ Top 10 articles of 2013.

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NY NOW Welcomes More Than 350 International Companies

NY NOW Welcomes More Than 350 International Companies

More than 350 international suppliers from 55 countries will be among the 2,800 exhibiting companies at the winter 2014 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF), at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the Passenger Ship Terminal’s Pier 94 in New York City Feb. 1-6.