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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.

BTB Sales & Marketing Repping Marianna Industries in Four Territories

BTB Sales & Marketing has joined the sales team of beauty-product manufacturer and master distributor Marianna Industries. “I am pleased to announce that BTB Sales & Marketing has joined Marianna Industries effective July 1," says Kimberly DeGeorge, national sales manager for the dealer and retail divisions of Marianna Industries.

The BTB sales team is representing Marianna in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West territories.

Booth Renters to Increasingly Drive the Salon Biz

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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.