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International Openings Available for "California: A State of Beauty" Pavilions

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International Openings Available for "California: A State of Beauty" Pavilions

Twenty-six California-based beauty brands looking to expand internationally have been selected for a special California export initiative in conjunction with Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2013 on March 8-11 in Bologna, Italy, and Beautyworld Middle East 2013 on May 28-30 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The trade-missions initiative is being organized by the Center for International Trade Development in Long Beach, California.

How to Effectively Edit Your Beauty Inventory

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Retailers offer their tips for successfully editing beauty inventory.
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A hit sitcom in the 1970s, Sanford and Son depicts the escapades of Fred Sanford and his adult son Lamont. In the opening credits, a sign above the Sanford’s work and home depicts a crucial aspect of the sitcom’s setting. It says: “Sanford and Son Salvage, We Buy and Sell Junk.”

Allow Pinterest to Boost Your Marketing Efforts

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10 Marketing Tips Using Pinterest
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Beauty store marketers looking to get the most from social media can no longer ignore Pinterest—a social network devoted to the posting of photo and image collections—which has quietly become the third-largest social network in the world. According to figures released by Experian Hitwise in April, Pinterest brought in 104 million visits in March, lagging only behind Twitter, which drew 182 million visits, and goliath Facebook, which attracted 7 billion visits.

Getting the Most From Your Merchant Account

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Think you’re maximizing your merchant accounts? Think again. Here are some tips to help you optimize your contracts.
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Credit cards can be a mixed blessing for retailers. While they help promote higher revenue and cement customer loyalty, they also carry significant baggage in the form of costly service charges. In many cases, processing costs reach levels that can obliterate your bottom line. There’s good news on the payment front, though. The Independent Service Organizations that sell credit card accounts are more willing than ever to strike deals favorable to retailers. That’s a direct result of a marketplace affected in fundamental ways by the recent recession.

Too Close For Comfort

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Is it bad for business when too many beauty retailers occupy the same area?
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In a diverse suburban community just a stone's throw west of Chicago, general manager of K-Stone Beauty Supply Joe Seok has helped run his family’s ethnic beauty supply and wig emporium in the heart of the Village of Oak Park’s bustling commercial district for more than 20 years.

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