beauty retailers

Kardashian Sisters Partnering With Farouk Systems on Hairstyling Products, Tools & Accessories

Kardashian/Farouk: Hairstyling, Tools, Accessories

Farouk Systems is partnering with the Kardashian sisters—Kourtney, Kim and Khloé—to launch Kardashian Beauty, "a complete line" of "professional, salon-quality hairstyling products, tools and chic accessories" at "an approachable price point" that are scheduled to be offered through select retailers nationwide in spring 2015.

Known for setting hair trends via constantly updated hairstyles, the Kardashian sisters have become icons in beauty.

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.

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut in October

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut

On your mark. Get set. Go! Launching this October in the United States with a totally new concept will be PINCHme. It's a revolutionary digital platform that will allow its members to sample up to four consumer packaged goods of their choice—from beauty and personal-care products to food and home supplies—every week at no cost whatsoever in exchange for their feedback about the products.

Etsy Wholesale Now in Beta Phase, Seeks Qualified Retailers and Vendors

Etsy Wholesale Now in Beta Phase, Seeks Qualified Retailers and Vendors

While beauty retailers usually want to sell well-known brands, a number of them—especially on the high end—have found Etsy to be an excellent source for small quantities of boutique-type merchandise to sell.

Now the marketplace giant has launched Etsy Wholesale for buyers and vendors, including bath and beauty, as well as other product categories.

Currently, it's in a beta period. And that's expected to be completed late this summer.

L2 Think Tank: Tablets to Surpass Other Devices in Shopper Influence

L2 Think Tank: Tablets to Surpass Other Devices in Shopper Influence

Tablet strategy for retailers has been an adjunct to development efforts on the PC and smartphone. As tablets continue along the most successful adoption trajectory in history and begin to surpass all other devices in terms of shopper influence, retailers will have to reconfigure priorities.

That's according to the recently released "Tablets: Retail 2013" intelligence report from L2 Think Tank, which examines key data, trends and insights—identifying strategies for retail brands to maximize potential on the tablet platform.