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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.

Revlon to Acquire All of The Colomer Group for $660 Million in Cash

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Revlon to Acquire All of The Colomer Group for $660 Million in Cash

Revlon will soon be back in the salon business. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corp., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the stock of The Colomer Group, a privately-held company focused on the professional salon channel, for a cash purchase price of $660 million. The announcement was made Aug. 5, and the acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Sephora Launches Revamped Beauty Insider Rewards Program

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Sephora Launches Revamped Beauty Insider Rewards Program

Sephora's loyalty rewards program, Sephora Beauty Insider, has relaunched with more beauty rewards, more first pass access and more exclusive experiences. Features and benefits of the revamped program include:

Birchbox and CEW Are Offering Two Limited-Edition Boxes

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Birchbox and CEW Are Offering Two Limited-Edition Boxes

Discovery ecommerce company Birchbox is partnering with Cosmetic Executive Women on two limited-edition boxes. The boxes were launched July 23 and feature winners chosen from the CEW 2013 Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards.

The Limited Edition: Mass Appeal box (pictured) contains a selection of winners from the mass market; while the Limited Edition: Prestige Headliners features product winners from the prestige category.

BTB Sales & Marketing Repping Marianna Industries in Four Territories

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BTB Sales & Marketing Joins Marianna Industries

BTB Sales & Marketing has joined the sales team of beauty-product manufacturer and master distributor Marianna Industries. “I am pleased to announce that BTB Sales & Marketing has joined Marianna Industries effective July 1," says Kimberly DeGeorge, national sales manager for the dealer and retail divisions of Marianna Industries.

The BTB sales team is representing Marianna in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West territories.

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