manufacturers reps

In Memoriam: Gill Godbold

In Memoriam: Gill Godbold

Greg Dawson & Associates' Duncan "Gill" Godbold of San Jose, California, passed away Sept. 2. He was 66.

Godbold worked more than 40 years in the beauty supply business and was one of the best manufacturers reps in the industry who won many awards.

2015 EBC to Be Held April 18-19 in Somerset, New Jersey

2015 EBC to Be Held April 18-19 in Somerset, New Jersey

The Eastern Buying Conference—which wrapped up March 31 in Atlantic City, New Jersey—is moving to the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, New Jersey, next year, show officials have announced.

The 2015 dates for the trade show that draws beauty retailers and beauty distributors and is hosted by the Northeast Beauty Rep Association—also known as NEBRA or NeBRA—are April 18-19, back to a Saturday-Sunday format.

The dates are well after Easter and Passover in 2015 too.

CPNA 2014 to Offer Free Code for Beauty Store Business Readers, Registration for Retail Beauty/OTC Stores Program Via Participating Rep Firms

CPNA 2014 Offers Free Code for Beauty Store Business Readers

Beauty Store Business readers can soon sign up for two free, three-day badges per company—a $270 value—to attend Cosmoprof North America 2014 July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, show officials have announced.

BSB readers can use the special "BEAUTY$14" code, they have added. Online registration to start the process will be open by April 15.

CFN Beauty Representation Expands Into the West, Is Now Nationwide

CFN Beauty Representation Expands Into the West, Is Now Natonwide

CFN Beauty Representation expanded to the West Coast as of Feb. 1, completing its goal of "offering the finest beauty manufacturers national coverage with a full-time team of experienced sales professionals," its co-owners have told Beauty Store Business.

"As distribution continues to consolidate, it is essential that we evolve to the expanding needs of our customers," says CFN co-owner Gary Fishkin.

CFN Beauty Representation Managing Partner Chuck Cohen Announces His Retirement

CFN Beauty Representation Managing Partner Chuck Cohen Announces His Retirement

Chuck Cohen—the longtime managing partner of the CFN Beauty Representation manufacturers rep firm—retired effective Dec. 31, 2013.

Cohen is the "C" in CFN. Other rep firm partners are Gary Fishkin (the "F") and Steven Nutile (the "N"), who have both thanked Cohen for his leadership, growing CFN into what it is today and his years of dedicated service to the firm as well as to the industry.

DeMert Brands Appoints VNC Sales & Marketing in the West

DeMert Brands Appoints VNC Sales & Marketing in the West

DeMert Brands is now being repped in the western states by the VNC Sales & Marketing manufacturers rep group.

“We're excited to have VNC West representing our brands," says Mario Gonzalez, DeMert Brands national sales manager. "DeMert has introduced several products recently and has even more slated for 2014. Our professional business is growing, and we look forward to working with Kevin Van Nest, John Madia, the rest of their West Coast team and their exemplary office staff in Dallas.”