beauty business news

Bailey to Join Helen of Troy as Personal Care President

Leah Bailey, a highly-respected executive with 25-plus years of impressive experience in the beauty industry and a Harvard Business School MBA, will start March 2 at Helen of Troy as global president for personal care—a newly-established position that will oversee all of the company's personal-care business, Beauty Store Business has learned.

American Express Helps Small Merchants Fight Fraud

American Express has launched its Small Merchant EMV Assistance Program, following President Obama's announcement last October.

The nationwide campaign will help U.S. small merchants fight fraud through a $10 million-reimbursement program designed to accelerate adoption of EMV payment terminals. It will also arm small merchants with knowledge about EMV’s security benefits.

Security Is Top Priority for Shopping Center, Mall Industry

In light of recent terrorist group threats encouraging attacks on American malls, the International Council of Shopping Centers has released the following statement regarding shopping-center and mall security:

CPNA Launches Discover Scent Program

Cosmoprof North America will launch its first-ever Discover Scent program during its 2015 event, scheduled for July 12 through July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The program is being presented in cooperation with Sniffapalooza, an organization that brings together fragrance aficionados and industry heavyweights from around the world.

Americans Have Highest Smartphone Usage

Americans are now spending an average of 4.7 hours a day on their smartphones—more than their counterparts in at least 11 countries around the world—according to a new monthly report from measurement firm Informate Mobile Intelligence, which tracks and measures consumer use of smartphones in 12 countries.