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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.

Beauty Culture: RSR Research Fast Facts

Beauty Culture: RSR Research Fast Facts

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Digital Investment Proves Profitable for Beauty Brands

Digital Investment Proves Profitable for Beauty Brands

Ecommerce in beauty grew 29% in 2012, alongside 6% growth in beauty, according to think-tank L2’s 2013 “Digital IQ Index: Beauty” report, which explores the digital performance of 85 beauty brands, including site, digital marketing, social media and mobile activity across skin care, color cosmetics and fragrance channels.

"Exploiting new growth channels, Beauty brands are doubling down on digital, and some of these bets are starting to pay off," says L2 founder and NYU Stern clinical professor of marketing Scott Galloway, author of the report.

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.

Map Identifies Areas of Rosacea Prevalence in the United States

Map Identifies Areas of Rosacea Prevalence in the United States

Residents of New England appear to suffer the highest incidence of rosacea in the United States, while those in Hawaii may be affected the least, according to a geographic analysis of National Rosacea Society membership data.

The conspicuous, red-faced disorder is now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Harris Interactive: Americans Uninformed About Sun Protection, Antiaging

Harris Interactive: Americans Uninformed About Sun Protection, Antiaging

Many Americans are entirely unaware of the risks of sun exposure as well as who is at risk for sun damage and sun protection, according to a new nationwide online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Personal Care Products Council trade association.