News

Consumers Spend $37 Billion for Valentine’s Day

Main image: 
Consumers Spend $37 Billion for Valentine’s Day

Consumers aren’t afraid to spend on Valentine’s Day this year. Spending is expected to reach $37 billion, as 74% of consumers intend to spend an average $213, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.

KALLISTA Partners With Five Full-Service Distributors

Main image: 
KALLISTA Partners With Five Full-Service Distributors

KALLISTA, which is branded as the first company fully dedicated to the needs of professionals, has launched throughout the United States with five full-service distributors.

The brand’s introductory products include two hand cream formulas created specifically for salon professionals whose hands are in water and chemicals daily and endure high heat.
 

Beauty Brands Are Losing to Teens on YouTube

Main image: 
Pixability data software company YouTube study

A television mentality doesn’t work on YouTube. And teenage girls are doing it right—capturing substantially more viewers on YouTube than beauty manufacturers and beauty brands. These and other insights are available in data software company Pixability’s study “Beauty on YouTube: How YouTube is Radically Transforming the Beauty Industry and What That Means for Brands.”

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Main image: 
Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co.

Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

Main image: 
Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

The National Retail Federation has banded together with retailers to urge the implementation of more secure consumer-payment options—particularly, the replacement of current credit and debit cards with cards that would store data in an embedded computer microchip and require the use of a PIN rather than a signature.

Recently, the NRF sent a letter to congressional leaders outlining the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

Syndicate content