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Fantasia Industries Appoints New Vice President of Sales

John Perrone is the new vice president of sales at Fantasia Industries.

Perrone represented the haircare supplier at the recent Western Buying Conference in Las Vegas (see his picture from there to the left), and is overseeing all salespeople and manufacturers' rep firms.

He has more than 35 years of work experience in beauty and consumer packaged goods.

[Photo by Marc Birenbaum, Beauty Store Business]

Fragrance Sales See 10% Growth

NPD Group

Direct-to-consumer sales of U.S. prestige fragrance has grown to $285 million, according to the NPD Group, in a report covering the 12 months preceding February 2014.

While a fraction of the $3 billion U.S. prestige-fragrance market, the performance of products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home shopping retailers is a bright spot for the industry, which saw 2% declines during the same time period.

KALLISTA Welcomes Linda Gillette Parodi to the Brand

KALLISTA Welcomes Linda Gillette Parodi to the Brand

KALLISTA, which is dedicated to manufacturing products that meet the needs of salon professionals, has added beauty-industry veteran Linda Gillette Parodi to its team as the brand's co-founder, and director of sales and education.

“Linda is well-known and beloved among American salon professionals as well as distributors,” says George Frantzis, co-founder and general manager. “We are thrilled to have her full attention on KALLISTA, the company she helped create.”

New PBA Survey Provides 1st-Quarter Distributor Benchmarking Data

New PBA First-Quarter 2012 Distributor Benchmarking Survey

The Professional Beauty Association’s new First-Quarter 2012 Distributor Benchmarking Survey has just been released. The survey supplies sales, line, store, employee and educational data that can aid beauty distributors of all sizes in making business decisions.

The information in this recently redesigned PBA membership-benefit program can also help a beauty distributor benchmark his or her business against other similar ones.