distributors

Booth Renters to Increasingly Drive the Salon Biz

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Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources

Booth renters are the fastest-growing segment in the salon world. So what are you—salon-industry manufacturers/marketers, distributors, chain salons, beauty store owners and managers, etc.—doing about it?

Those are my two major takeaways from a just-released, first-of-its kind, in-depth study by Professional Consultants & Resources.

Fascinating data from this 2011 Booth Rental Salon Market Study: Booth rentals already make up 35% of all U.S. salons, and in three years nearly 50% of all U.S. salons will offer some form of the booth-rental model.

New PBA Research Initiative for Distributors Launches

Elizabeth Fantetti at the PBA's 2012 Distributor Executive Conference

The Professional Beauty Association is starting a new research initiative designed specifically for beauty-industry distributors, and is now seeking qualified participants.

"The final report will contain data that can’t be found anywhere else, and the results will be free for participants," says Elizabeth Fantetti, the PBA's membership director. "We are confident that the information will be of great value to those who work in the distribution arena."

Early-Bird Deadline for New NPA Trade Show: April 27

Courtesy of Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association’s official trade show and conference, Natural Products Association MarketPlace, is scheduled for June 14-16 at The Venetian Resort Hotel and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Now produced by New Hope Natural Media, the event targets independent retailers—allowing them to source new products and develop industry relationships.