Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.
After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.
Unilever announced Nov. 19 that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature for an undisclosed amount. The sale excludes TCB’s business in Africa.
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.
Beauty Brands—which has 54 salons/spas/stores in 11 states, including "the studio" featuring prestige makeup and skincare brands now at all sites, as well as a website it sells off of—recently named Lisa Green as its senior vice president of merchandise.
A seasoned veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Green has an extensive background in merchandising and comes to Beauty Brands from philosophy, where she led a successful team and chaired numerous accounts—including Beauty Brands.
Who bought which beauty brands in 2011? Review them closely because they could translate into new opportunities for your store.
The year 2011 will be remembered as a fairly active one when it comes to the acquisition of brands found in beauty retailers. And where there are new owners, there are new opportunities created. So here’s a look at what happened in the beauty-retail landscape this year through mid-October. And from what we at Beauty Store Business see and hear, deals will continue into 2012. Therefore, other opportunities will develop for you, so stay turned.