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Retail Forecast: 2014

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Be prepared for what lies ahead in business in 2014: Things are looking up!
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Retail Forecast: 2014

Steady as she goes. That old nautical phrase—urging a firm hand on the wheel and an unwavering eye on the compass—seems especially apt for today’s retailers. The economic waters remain troubled as the nation emerges from a year in which business activity and consumer confidence fell short of the levels requisite for the best sales environment. At the same time, an improved economic forecast should guide retailers to greater profitability in 2014.

Skincare Spotlight: The Year in Review

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Skincare Spotlight: The Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, it's time to look back at some of the key happenings in our industry, with a specific focus on skin care. Let's first look at the predictions of some industry leaders that spoke with Beauty Store Business this time last year.

Picture-Perfect Profits with Pinterest

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Picture-Perfect Profits with Pinterest

"A picture is worth a thousand words" goes the old saying. But how about $1,000?

Retailers might be asking that question as they attempt to drum up more sales by posting pictures of their merchandise on Pinterest, the social network. You might want to look into Pinterest as a viable marketing tool for your own store's merchandise.

But maybe you're thinking, "not another social network to learn!" And that's understandable. You no doubt have your work cut out for you keeping up with Facebook, Twitter and other Internet pipelines to your customers.

Regina Tseikhin's The Beauty Box, the Candle Collection Shop

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Regina Tseikhin's The Beauty Box, the Candle Collection Shop

Regina Tseikhin, owner and president of both The Beauty Box and The Candle Collection Shop in Studio City, California, may have a medical background, but her approach to the beauty business is anything but stodgy. Drawing together a collection of unique, high-end and niche products, The Beauty Box has garnered rave reviews from customers since 2005. Meanwhile, her newest venture, the Candle Collection Shop, has become an instant hit since opening last April.

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