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Retailers Organize to Protect Consumer Data

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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.

Coty, Estée Lauder Cos. Announce Executive Moves, Hires

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Coty, Estée Lauder Cos. Announce Executive Moves, Hires

Coty appointed Catia Cesari to senior vice president of business development for mergers & acquisitions effective Feb. 1. Cesari has joined Coty's executive committee and reports jointly to CEO Michele Scannavini and CFO Patrice de Talhouët. She replaces Peter Shaefer, who is now leading special cross-functional projects.

Consumers Trust Facebook Reviews

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Consumers Trust Facebook Reviews

Facebook is the most trusted platform for product and service recommendations, say active social-media users surveyed by Social Media Link, the advocacy activation company that sponsored the Social Recommendation Index.

According to Social Media Link’s survey of more than 10,000 people, 68% say they trust Facebook over retailer websites (63%), Pinterest (56%), YouTube (51%), Twitter (41%) and Google Plus (41%). Ninety-three percent of survey respondents were women; 70% were ages 25-44.

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

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Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal-care consumer products—including the Hot Tools and Gold 'N Hot brands in the professional-beauty industry and other lines in beauty—announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has appointed Julien R. Mininberg CEO effective March 1, which is the start of the public company’s new fiscal year.

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