Eastern Buying Conference

2017 Eastern Buying Conference Sees Boost in Attendance

The 2017 Eastern Buying Conference, held April 1-2 at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was met with a storm that shut down airports, including Newark Airport, and delayed flights, causing the show to get off to a rocky start. In the end attendees were able to arrive safely, and the 2017 show was expanded to accommodate additional booths. Overall, attendance was up, according to show organizers.

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents Expands Into the Southwest

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents, which debuted last year in the Northeast and Midwest, is now in the Southwest—Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Industry veteran Steve Simon has joined the manufacturers rep firm as Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents' Southwest partner. Simon is managing accounts in Texas and Louisiana, where he has more than 25 years of experience. He can be reached at steves@colemanharrison.com.

Eastern Buying Conference 2016 to Be Held in East Rutherford, New Jersey

The next Eastern Buying Conference will not be—as previously announced—at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey, April 2-3, Beauty Store Business has learned.

Instead, it is returning to a site longtime exhibitors and attendees are more familiar with: East Rutherford, New Jersey, where it was held for many years before moving to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then to Somerset this past April.

Eastern Buying Conference to Be Held in New Venue

Officials of the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—which has hosted the Eastern Buying Conference and its predecessor, The NEBRA Show, annually since 1982—are excitedly welcoming a new venue this year.

The 2015 manufacturers rep firms' trade show will take place Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, inside the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Setup is Friday, April 17, and the host hotel is the Holiday Inn Somerset.

The show floor is sold out, EBC show manager Patty Paletto has told Beauty Store Business.

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California