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Better Economy Leads to Growth for Salon Services, Products

Total revenues for all salon-industry services—hair, skin and nails—plus salon retail grew at a respectable 3.1%, according to the new 2014 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, a leading salon-industry strategic-consulting and data-source company.

The total U.S. salon haircare market segment (services and retail) registered $67.02 billion, representing growth of 3.2%. There are nearly 303,000 salons and barbershops in the United States that use and sell salon haircare products.

Communities, Businesses Prepare for Small Business Saturday

More than 2,000 communities are committing to rally their neighborhoods to celebrate Small Business Saturday this holiday season.

Consumers to Increase Halloween Spending

Consumers to Increase Halloween Spending

The average adult is expected to spend $77.52 on Halloween this year, up from last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total spending on Halloween is expected to reach $7.4 billion.

“As one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, Halloween has retailers of all shapes and sizes preparing their stores and websites for the busy fall shopping season,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.

Consumers Spend Less This Mother's Day

National Retail Federation

Consumers are expected to splurge slightly less as they spend for Mother's Day this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on mom this year, down from a survey high of $168.94 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $19.9 billion.

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.

Deloitte Forecasts 4% to 4.5% Increase in Holiday Sales

Deloitte Forecasts 4% to 4.5% Increase in Holiday Sales

As the economy improves at a gradual-but-steady pace, retailers can expect moderate gains this holiday season, Deloitte forecasts.