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Zelo Joins Forces With Spilo Worldwide

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Zelo Joins Forces With Spilo Worldwide

Boca Cosmetics Group has announced that its Zelo Brazilian Keratin Home Smoothing System—marketed as the world’s first keratin system to deliver salon results at home—is available to beauty retailers exclusively through Spilo Worldwide.

Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

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Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

This year’s retail-industry sales are expected to increase 4.1%, up from 3.7% in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 economic forecast. Furthermore, online sales are expected to grow between 9% and 12%. The forecast includes traditional retail categories, such as specialty stores.

Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

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Carranza Joins Luxury Brand Partners

Reuben Carranza has joined Luxury Brand Partners, an incubator for prestige artist-driven beauty brands, as president of specialty brands. He will oversee the development of several new innovative brands and education platforms that will be launching over the next several years, including a few that will be introduced in 2014.

Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

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Planet Beauty Reveals Revamped Website

Upscale beauty boutique Planet Beauty has refashioned and revamped its website, offering a myriad of innovative features and functions including: highlights of Planet Beauty best sellers; new arrivals; the ability to rate and review products; the chance to dream up one’s own Planet Beauty wish list (and send to potential wish granters); a quick and easy search function filtering by concern, ingredient, formulation and price; live chat with a Planet Beauty expert; and a brand-new community-page concept designed to keep Planet Beauty fans updated.

ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

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ELEMENTs Debuts Academy of the Secrets of Nature

ELEMENTs, which specializes in providing a showcase and trade show for the world’s top fragrances, beauty and design products, added a component to its seventh—and most recent—edition of the New York City showcase.

The event presented the Academy of the Secrets of Nature, essentially breaking out its showcase categories.

Milani Introduces New Executive Team, Products, Business Strategy

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Milani Introduces New Executive Team, Products, Business Strategy

Milani Cosmetics CEO Ralph Bijou and president Laurie Minc have introduced the brand’s new executive team, along with its strategy for a reenergized brand platform and new-product innovations.

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