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Jane Cosmetics Relaunches in 500-Plus ULTA Beauty Stores

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Jane Cosmetics Relaunches in 500-Plus ULTA Beauty Stores

Jane Cosmetics has partnered up with ULTA Beauty, debuting its newly relaunched collection in more than 500 ULTA Beauty stores nationwide Aug. 18.

Plans are to expand to 65 more ULTA sites by the end of October.

Previously, the line was sold at www.JaneCosmetics.com and www.Ulta.com.

Sephora Acquires Scentsa

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Sephora Acquires Scentsa

Sephora Americas has acquired Scentsa—state-of-the-art interactive digital technology designed to enhance the beauty shopping experience in-store—from Crescent House Publishing, a multimedia company serving the retail industry that's based in Carlsbad, California.

WSL Strategic Retail Survey Predicts Strong Back-To-School Season

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WSL Strategic Retail Survey Predicts Strong Back-To-School Season

While early outlooks anticipate back-to-school spending to lag behind 2012, a surprising 88% of shoppers surveyed by WSL Strategic Retail say they plan to spend at least the same or more as last year during the 2013 back-to-school season. The finding was revealed Aug. 8 as part of WSL Strategic Retail's "How America Shops Back-to-School 2013" trend study, which tracks the stores and categories parents are shopping.

Sally Beauty Supply President to Retire

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Sally Beauty Supply President to Retire

Mike Spinozzi, president of Sally Beauty Supply since 2006, is retiring. The retirement plan became public when Sally Beauty Holdings reported its fiscal 2013 third-quarter results Aug. 1.

Gary Winterhalter, chairman, president and CEO of parent company Sally Beauty Holdings, addressed the retirement in the company's fiscal 2013 third quarter-results earnings conference call Aug. 1.

It was also addressed in a document filed in conjunction with the company's fiscal 2013 third-quarter results.

Life of Riley Salon Supply to Debut

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Life of Riley Salon Supply to Debut

Like a breath of much-needed fresh air, a new independent, professional-beauty distribution model backed by beauty-industry executives with salon-products distributor experience—Life of Riley Salon Supply—will officially start up Sept. 16 in Florida and Georgia. Plans are to expand it to North and South Carolina by the end of 2013. And if all goes according to the business plan, it will start expanding using a franchise/licensing system.

Target to Expand Beauty Business Through Acquisition of DermStore

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Target to Expand Beauty Business Through Acquisition of DermStore

Target Corp. announced Aug. 6 an agreement to acquire the DermStore Beauty Group. The acquisition positions Target to expand its share of the rapidly evolving online beauty market and will further differentiate the company’s offerings in this important retail segment.

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