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J. White & Associates Names Manufacturers’ Summit Speakers

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J. White & Associates Names Manufacturers’ Summit Speakers

Two well-respected beauty-industry veterans are slated to speak at J. White & Associates' Fourth Annual Manufacturers’ Summit, an invitation-only event Jan. 15 at the ARIA in Las Vegas: Kelly Huether, president of Life of Riley, and Daniela Ciocan, director of marketing for SoGeCos Americas.

Cosmoprof Asia Sees Double-Digit Visitors Growth

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Cosmoprof Asia Sees Double-Digit Visitors Growth

Cosmoprof Asia 2013 held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Nov. 13-15 drew 60,985 visitors, up 10% over 2012.

The show's year-to-year growth in international visitors by country included India (74%), Germany (27%), Spain (23%), Malaysia (21%), Italy (19%), Vietnam (12%) and the United States (10%). The number of visitors from Israel and the United Arab Emirates also registered double-digit growth.

In addition, the number of exhibitors jumped 10% over 2012, and the total exhibition area saw a 3% increase over the year before.

Radiant Orchid Is the 2014 Color of the Year

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Radiant Orchid Is the 2014 Color of the Year

Global color authority Pantone has announced PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as the 2014 color of the year.

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Retailers Lose Billions in Holiday Return Fraud

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Retailers Lose Billions in Holiday Return Fraud

Retailers will lose about $3.39 billion to return fraud this holiday season, as part of a total $8.76 billion expected overall in return fraud for 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Return Fraud Survey.

The survey, which was completed by loss-prevention executives at 62 retail companies, notes that 5.8% of holiday returns are fraudulent, up from 4.6% last year.

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